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  • Locations: Beijing, China
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: Chinese, English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class: Sophomore, Junior, Senior Program Type: Exchange
SUNY Code: 059 Program Coordinator: Kelsey Gillett -
Program Description:

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The University   |   Courses   |   Housing and Meals  |   Flight Arrival Info  |   Visa Info   |   Costs    |   Program Dates   |   Insurance   |   Financial Aid   |   Scholarships   |   Applications  


The University

Capital Normal University (CNU) is located in the western part of Beijing.  The campus contains all of the components of a small village: housing, shops, restaurants, a post office, and a health center.  It is also conveniently located near points of interest such as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and other famous sites.  This program provides students with the opportunity to live and study at a major Chinese university.  

This program is geared towards students who are interested in an intensive Chinese language and culture program. In addition to Chinese grammar taught at all levels, students will take courses in Chinese history, culture, literature and art. The languages of instruction are English and Chinese in a special academic program designed for international students. Previous knowledge of Chinese is not required to participate in the program. A minimum of 12 credit hours must be taken each semester.

Housing and Meals
Students will stay in the international residence hall in a double room shared with another student. The rooms include ensuite bathroom and television. Air conditioning and refrigerators are available at an extra cost paid by the student directly at CNU. The residence hall houses:

Chinese Restaurant Japanese / Korean Restaurant Cafe
Convenience Store Bookstore Laundry Room
Communal Kitchen Gym and Indoor Swimming Pool Business Center

Flight and Arrival Information
Students in this program will be responsible for making their own flight arrangements to Beijing. Upon acceptance to the program, students will be provided with the arrival date, time, and location. There is an option for airport pick up arranged by the program contact at CNU. 

Visa Information
All participants in this program are required to apply for and obtain a student visa. More details and instructions on obtaining the Chinese visa are provided upon acceptance. Note: Non-US passport holders may require different procedures. Please contact the program specialist for more details.

Costs (budget sheet)
Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.

Fall Spring

Program Dates
Fall semester: September - December
Spring Semester: March - June

All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.

Financial Aid

Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.

Scholarship Opportunities

Here are some great opportunities especially for students studying in China. View more opportunities on our Scholarships page.

US - China Cultural Exchange Scholarship (see program specialist)
Benjamin A. Gilman International
David L. Boren Scholarship


Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact our office at for further details.

A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.

Updated: 03/06/2018