Gap Year Opportunities
Students aged 18 and above, having completed their high school studies and looking for an academically rigorous and exciting gap year experience are encouraged to apply. Having the Diploma in China Studies is a great advantage for students looking to bolster their university application, and the study experience in XJTLU will also better prepare you for university life back home. Throughout the course you will benefit from rigorous academic training, as well as gaining essential life skills from living abroad.
Current Undergraduate Students
Students from other universities in any discipline but particularly in the humanities and social sciences, as well as in China Studies are welcome to come and spend a semester or year of China study at XJTLU in the Department.
Students on the programme can credit their XJTLU China Studies study back to their home university degree programme (with the permission of that home university) though those who enrol for a year of study at XJTLU will also be eligible to receive the XJTLU Diploma of China Studies.
Students enrolling for the full year typically take four modules in each semester, at the direction of their home university, of which at least one will normally be a Chinese language module, and three will be China studies. The eight modules over the academic year lead to the XJTLU Diploma in China Studies, awarded at the successful completion of the study year.
Chinese language modules are open to all students as part of the Diploma in China Studies. Students take modules suited to their level of Chinese language ability, ranging from complete beginners to advanced learners. Teaching at XJTLU is in English.
Postgraduate Conversion Course
Students who have completed their undergraduate course in university, regardless of discipline and subject, are welcome to apply to undertake the Diploma in China Studies either as a conversion course to social sciences and China Studies, or for academic enrichment. Students who have completed a STEM degree can use the Diploma study to broaden their horizon and add to their academic portfolio, as well as using it as a conversion course for further postgraduate studies in a social science related degree. Students who have completed relevant humanities/social science/marketing and business degrees will find the Diploma in China Studies useful in offering them a critical perspective of China and the role it plays in the modern world. Having the Diploma is also a great asset in postgraduate study applications, and experience living and studying in China will greatly boost employability in an increasingly globalised market for any university background or occupation.
An example of one of our previous visiting students' work:
Found in Translation: Poetry and words (Shreya Patel)