Chinese: Intensive Language Program


    We are happy to announce that the Chinese language intensive program at Shanghai International Studies University and the translation program at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing will commence on 1 December 2014. At both universities the three week programs conclude on 19 December. The six week programs conclude on 9 January 2015.

     UIBE                                                                                                                    SISU



    Deadline to obtain class placement confirmation from Chinese Studies Program: Friday 3 October

    Absolute deadline to submit completed applications to Faculty of Arts: 4 p.m. Friday 10 October


    China Intensive Language Program Information Session: Wednesday 6 August

    Information Session PowerPoint Presentation

    Monash Abroad Presentation



     Introduction to Chinese Intensive Language  Program


    The Chinese  Intensive Language Program  is a three or six week program run each year at Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) and at the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in Beijing. Studies in language and culture from intermediate to advanced level are available at SISU. UIBE offers translation studies options for students with advanced language proficiency. Both universities have outstanding reputations in foreign language and translation studies teaching and are members of China’s national Project 211 (100 key universities for the 21st century).

    Students who meet Faculty entry requirements will be enrolled in 6 point Arts Exchange (AEH) Chinese language or Chinese translation second or third year units depending on progression within their degree.

    • Who?

    To apply for this program, you must:

    •  be a currently enrolled Monash student at an Australian campus
    • have a good general academic record: WAM of 60 or above.
    • have completed at least Chinese introductory 2 or have equivalent language proficiency (for SISU) OR have completed at least Chinese studies advanced 4, any Chinese translation unit or have equivalent language proficiency (for UIBE)
    • Please note: You will need to have completed 48 points in your course to be eligible for an OS Help loan (


    • When?

      • Registration 29-30 November (SISU): 30 November (UIBE)
      • Part 1: 1–19 December 2014
      • Part 2: 22 December 2014 –9 January 2015


    • Where?


    A globalized and top-notch university in Shanghai, SISU has successfully developed a diverse and distinctive mix of disciplines with language and literature as its pillar.

    The Hongkou campus, where the program is run, is situated in the centre of Shanghai, on Dalian West Road(大连西路), to the north of Lu Xun Park, and is accessible from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.

    Notable alumni include the basketballer Yao Ming 姚明 and the famous actress and director Joan Chen 陈冲.


    China’s leading university in the field of economics, finance and international business.

    The campus is located between the No. 3 and No. 4 Ring Roads on Huixin East Street (惠心东街)in Chaoyang District in the northern suburbs of Beijing.

    Noted alumni include : Lin Jianhai (林建海)- Secretary of International Monetary Fund(IMF), and Zhou Wenzhong (周文重)- Former ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the United States of America from 2005 to 2010. A member of Faculty, Assistant Professor Liu Huan(刘欢), performed the official theme song “You and Me” with British singer Sarah Brightman at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony.


    •  How much?

    • Monash fee statement

    The charge for the units in which you enrol will appear on your Monash fee statement. This will vary depending on whether you are enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place, as a Full-fee Domestic Student or as an International Student and will include:

      • Comprehensive travel insurance
      • Tuition fees
      • Textbooks
      • Library Access


    • General expenses

    You need to budget for the following:

    Visa fee (varies depending on your nationality). Please ensure that your passport has at least six months validity for visa application.

      • Accommodation charges payable in full on arrival:
        • SISU: ¥90 per person per day twin share hotel room or ¥170 single occupancy
        • UIBE: to be confirmed
      • Airfares
      • Daily living expenses (meals at on-campus cafeterias and local restaurants will be considerably cheaper than in Australia,)
      • Incidentals (public transport, phone/internet/postal charges, etc.


    • Scholarships and travel grants available

      • all students accepted to participate in the program will receive a Monash Abroad travel grant of either $500 (for the 3 week program) or $900 (for the 6 week program)
      • 20 Short Term Mobility Program (STMP) scholarships of $2000 (ten for SISU students and 10 for UIBE students)
      • 7 AsiaBound scholarships of $2,000 for UIBE students will be awarded.
      • The scholarships are only available to Australian citizens and permanent residents. Recipients will be selected by the Chinese Studies Program based on academic merit from students currently enrolled in Chinese studies units (there is no application process).


    • How? What do I do first?

    1. Print out WES unofficial academic record to make sure WAM is at least 60.

    2. Seek course advice from your managing faculty to ensure that the program fits your course progression

    3. Download and complete CILP Application Form.

    4. Seek approval from Chinese studies on your eligibility to participate in the program and on language proficiency.

    (i) Students currently enrolled in a Chinese studies unit who have performed at credit level or above will be emailed by their unit coordinator confirming the CILP class group for which they are eligible to apply. Please print out the email and attach to CILP application.

    (ii) Students who have previously completed a Chinese studies unit provide their WES unofficial academic record and completed CILP application form to the coordinator of that unit, who will confirm via email the CILP class group for which they are eligible.

    (iii) With the exception of those who have completed three or more years at a Chinese secondary school (初中以上) all applicants who have never completed a Monash Chinese unit complete the online placement test and/or language background questionnaire (at and will be emailed to confirm the CILP class group for which they are eligible to apply. Please print out the email and attach to CILP application. If you have completed three or more years of Chinese secondary school, but have not completed a Monash Chinese unit before, you are eligible to apply for placement in the Advanced 5 & 6 class group at SISU or the Business Translation group at UIBE. If you fall into this category, please email:

    Mr Chunming Shan: Room S515, Building 11, Monash Clayton campus. Phone: 9905 5365 email:

    OR Mrs Hailan Paulsen: Room S518, Building 11, Monash Clayton campus. Phone: 9905 8066 email:


    5. Students from outside the Faculty of Arts submit the CILP application form and a copy of the Chinese studies email confirmation of class group allocation to their managing faculty for approval. DEADLINE Wed 8th October Your faculty will in most cases not stamp the form on the spot. Your faculty will either advise you to come back to collect the form or advise that the form will be sent on to Arts. If your approved form is returned to you, please make sure you submit to Arts Students services by the  DEADLINE Fri 10th Oct Faculty of Arts students submit the CILP application form and Chinese studies confirmation of class group allocation to Arts Student Services, Second floor, South Wing, Building 11, Clayton, or Room H5.102, Level 5, Building H, Caulfield. DEADLINE Fri 10th Oct


    6.After receiving e-mail confirmation from Monash Abroad that you have been accepted into the program, please complete the Monash Abroad International Study Program online form by 29 October. The Form URL will be sent to you with the confirmation email.

    7. Monash Abroad will email three documents to students necessary for visa application: 1. Generic invitation letter from host university. 2. A generic letter from Monash Abroad confirming their acceptance in the program. 3. A visa application form sample.

    Non-PRC citizens should visit the following website, which provides a user-friendly guide to the visa application process.


    • Contacts for Enquiries

      • For general enquiries about the Program contact Chinese Studies

    Ms Candy Wang, Room S521 Clayton Building 11,

    Phone: 9902 0212 Email:

      • For advice about your eligibility to undertake the Program  and how it fits your course progression contact your managing Faculty:

    Arts: Student Services, Faculty of Arts, Second floor, South Wing, Building 11, Clayton OR Room H5.102, Level 5, Building H, Caulfield
    Phone: 1800 MONASH (666 274) Email:

    BusEco (Caulfield): Amy Deang,  Student Services, Faculty of Business and Economics, Building N, Level 4
    Phone: 9903 1400

    Other Faculties: Faculty Student Services

      • For enquiries about Monash Abroad International Study Program and visa applications contact Monash Abroad:

    Ms Tracy de Silva
    Phone: 9905 3054 Email:

    •  FAQ

      • Why do I need to complete two enrolment processes?

    The Faculty enrolment process confirms your unit enrolment. The Monash Abroad application confirms your participation in overseas study and will facilitate such things as your travel insurance, travel grant, scholarship eligibility and invitation letter.

      • I have never studied Chinese before. Can I apply for CILP?

    Yes, provided you have intermediate level proficiency as determined by the placement test.

      • What unit code do I need to choose

    You do not need to choose a unit code. The Faculty will enrol you in the appropriate AEH code based on your class group allocation and course progression.

      • What credit and grade will I receive for my study?

    Credit will be approved by the Chinese studies program. You will receive 6 credit points for each three week component of the program successfully completed. AEH units are only graded on a Pass/Fail (SFR/N) basis.

      • How will I receive my travel grant?

    If you are accepted in the program, your travel grant will be paid to your bank account after completion of the Monash Abroad ISP application.

      • How will I know whether I have received a scholarship?

    You will be notified by email.

      • Do I need to apply for a visa?

    Unless you are a PRC citizen, you will need to apply for a visa

      • What if I miss a deadline?

    Because of the tight timeline, deadlines need to be strictly enforced. Unfortunately, if you miss a deadline, you will not be eligible to participate in the program.

      • When should I make my airline booking?

    Only after receiving email confirmation from the Monash Abroad that you have been accepted into the program

      • Will I be able to choose my room-mate?

    According to PRC law, individuals of opposite gender who are not married cannot share a room. Due to the large number of participants, once rooms have been allocated no change will be allowed during the program


     Please check this site regularly for updates about the program and application procedures.

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