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Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies

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Program Information


Beijing, China


Academic Year, Fall, Spring



Minimum Language Requirement

Completion of the L4 level of host language, or equivalent; you must take the host language as one of your courses.

Area of Focus

Arts & Humanities


Study Center


The Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies (IUP) is on the campus of Tsinghua University. Core courses include listening comprehension, colloquial language classes, reading, and Classical Chinese. While the emphasis is on the spoken language, all texts from which students work are in Chinese characters.

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Detailed information about this program, including courses, housing, and fees, is available on the program website.

In order to study abroad for credit, you must complete two applications. You will need to both apply to your program for admission (via the program website) and apply to Yale for approval to receive credit.

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To be eligible for general Yale credit, you must complete two full modules. Module II can end in late December or early January. Before applying for the fall semester at IUP, confirm that you can stay until the end of the term.

Richard U. Light Fellowship

This program is eligible for the Light Fellowship. To learn more about this funding opportunity, including eligibility requirements, the application process, and deadlines, please visit their website.