12 months
13834 USD/year
13834 USD/year
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Whether this is your first experience in higher education or you are considering furthering your knowledge of China, Diploma in China Studies at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University offers a great opportunity to develop your skills and experience first-hand what China has to offer.

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It is often said that China is the future. Yet, today China is already globally important in any imaginable way – be it business and economy, politics, culture, or science and technology, to name just a few key areas. Understanding China is therefore not only about understanding opportunities brought about by the stellar growth, development and internationalisation of China but is also a prerequisite for understanding the world we live in. What makes China tick? What are the social, historical and political traditions and practices that shape China’s past and present, and increasingly so, world’s future?

Chinese language modules are optional to all students as part of the Diploma in China Studies at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University . You can take modules suited to your level of Chinese language ability, ranging from complete beginner to advanced learner. The eight modules over the academic year lead to the XJTLU Diploma in China Studies, awarded at the successful completion of the study year.

Key facts:

This is an opportunity for students aged 18 and above who have completed their high school studies and are looking for an academically rigorous and exciting gap year experience. Having completed the Diploma in China Studies is a great advantage for students looking to bolster their university application, and the study experience at XJTLU will also better prepare you for your future university life. Throughout the course the students will benefit from rigorous academic training and also gain essential life skills from living abroad.


This is an XJTLU accredited Diploma.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • China's History: 1027 BCE-1927 AD
  • China: Society and Development
  • Twentieth Century China
  • International China
  • China: Enterprise and Enterprise Development
  • China: International Trade

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Students should apply via the online application system.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13834 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    13834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13834 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

88,000 RMB

Living costs for Suzhou

3000 - 5500 CNY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


20% discount for:

  • XJTLU alumni
  • XJTLU current students on gap year
  • Students from partner institutions not covered by student exchange agreement with XJTLU
  • Students from XJTLU partner institutions with student exchange agreement in place may be able to secure limited number of placements free of charge

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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