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  • Locations: Beijing, China; Jinan, China; Qufu, China
  • Program Terms: Term 4
  • Budget Sheets: Term 4
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Program Description:


Applications have closed for this program. The details listed below are for information only and may be subject to change in 2020. Applications for the 2020 intake of this program are expected to open in July 2020. 

The 3-Week Intensive Language Study Tour to Shandong and Beijing runs during December. The course is provided in conjunction with the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide and Shandong University, where the intensive Chinese language program is undertaken. Shandong University is one of China's leading universities. The course includes intensive studies in Mandarin Chinese, cultural activities and seminars, and visits to cultural and historical sites in Jinan, Qufu and Beijing. It will greatly enhance students' linguistic abilities and their understanding of Chinese society and culture.

The intensive language training consists of up to 20 hours per week of reading/grammar, oral/conversation and listening classes delivered by highly experienced staff at Shandong University's College of International Education. The study tour is accompanied by academic staff from the Centre for Asian Studies. Students will have access to individual tutors from Shandong University's after-class tutoring scheme. After completion students will be required to submit their academic transcript and graduation certificate from Shandong University and a 1,500 word reflection paper on their experience (in English). 



This program runs from December 1, 2019 to December 22, 2019.

The advertised dates of this program are indicative only and may be subject to change. The Faculty governing this study tour will confirm exact program dates once students have been selected for the program.

There will be a compulsory pre-departure session held in early November 2019.

The program fee for this study tour is AU$1,890.

This pricing is indicative only and subject to change. Final costs, and information on our cancellation and refund policy can be found when making payment on the Online Shop managed by your Faculty.

Follow the link for the program fee cost breakdown.

Please note that University of Adelaide tuition costs will be charged for the enrolled course (CHIN 2007 EX or CHIN 3010 EX). This is in addition to the study tour program fee listed above.


Financial Assistance
Eligible students may also access up to AU$8,149 from an OS-HELP loan.

Comprehensive travel insurance is provided free of charge by the University of Adelaide for students receiving credit for this program.

Please note that students may need to pay the program fee, international flights and accommodation costs up-front before financial assistance is processed by the University. Please review the Study Overseas website to check your eligibility to receive financial assistance. 

Eligibility and Selection 

This program is open to second year and third year students who are enrolled in CHIN 2007 EX or CHIN 3010 EX.  Successful completion of at least Chinese IB or equivalent is compulsory. Those students wishing to apply for OS-HELP must have completed at least 24 units which need to be recorded on their transcripts at the time of application and must have at least 3 units of study to complete on completion of this study tour.

The tour is subject to a minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 students. Selection for this tour will be made based on a combination of GPA and responses to the ‘About Me’ questionnaire within the GLAS application.
  • Tour leader will shortlist applicants based on a combination of GPA and application responses.
  • The student’s Faculty will conduct a degree check for each shortlisted student and approve the student for credit. This is an automatic internal process and students do not have to take any action for this to occur.
  • After the student’s Faculty has completed the degree check, students will be notified of their application outcome by Study Overseas.
  • Students will be required to pay an AU$500 deposit within 14 days of their selection for this program.

Non University of Adelaide students are also invited to apply.

Academic Credit

Once selected for the program, students must enrol in CHIN 2007 EX or CHIN 3010 EX.

Please note that the usual tuition fees still apply for the enrolled course, in addition to the program fee listed above.

Students selected for this program will receive 3 units of credit towards their Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Adelaide.

Application and Deadlines

Applications have closed for this program. The details listed below are for information only and may be subject to change in 2020. Applications for the 2020 intake of this program are expected to open in July 2020. ?
  • Check eligibility against criteria above
  • Make application by clicking 'Apply Now' before the deadline.
  • Deadline for application submission: September 15, 2019
  • Students will be merit-selected for this program. Applications will be assessed on the following:
    • Applicant’s answers to the ‘About You’ Questionnaire in their GLAS application
    • Applicant’s GPA
Relevant courses that the applicant has already completed (as specified on the applicant’s University transcript)

Information Session

To find out more about this study tour, please note that an information session is being held on August 06, 2019 at 2:30pm in Hughes 323

Contact Information

For more information about the 3-Week Intensive Language Study Tour to Shandong and Beijing, please contact Danielle Ji from the Confucius Institute. For further information regarding academic and program content, please contact Dr Ning Zhang from the Department of Asian Studies.

For information about applications and administration, please contact Study Overseas.