• Learn Chinese Language at DHU

    Select from various programs to meet your learning demands

    We are from All over the World

    Over 2500 international students study Chinese at DHU each year

    We Bring You Closer to China

    Colorful extra-curricular activities and cultural experience

  • About DHU

    Donghua University (DHU) was founded in 1951. It is one of 75 universities that are under the direct management of the Ministry of Education of China, one of the universities that accepted international students as early as 1954, as well as one of the first batch of 27 universities that have passed the Quality Accreditation for International Students Education. DHU enrolls over 4800 international students from nearly 140 countries each year. This population ranks 10th among the universities in China.


    International Cultural Exchange School (ICES) locates on DHU's Yan'an road campus, which is seated in the downtown area of Shanghai, and provides kinds of long-term and short-term Chinese language programs, which were inspected by Eaquals (Evaluation and Accreditation of Quality Language Services) in 2018 and met the high standards required for Eaquals accreditation.

  • Why DHU

    High-standard faculty team and diversified teaching modes

    Convenient surroundings, high-quality and efficient service

    Colorful extra-curricular activities and experience Chinese culture

    Scholarships and multiple bonuses for currently enrolled students

  • Testimonials

    Liam Jake, LAMBERT


    Combined with the beautiful campus, international setting of Shanghai and your own determination, Donghua is the best place to call home whilst you study. The passion from the teachers is matched only by their teaching ability, tailoring the speed of the class to your needs. Using class discussions, role plays and activities (including day trips!), the teachers use class time wisely, to maximise your learning experience. Coming to Donghua has been life changing and I am very proud to say I learned Chinese in the heart of Shanghai.

    Machang'a Catherine Nyambura


    Donghua is more of a family. This is where you feel welcomed, meet international friends not to forget the warm hearted teachers. It's the best place to study Chinese, the teaching methods, indoor learning games, outdoor activities, group work and the course books are very standard. All the co-workers are really helpful in ensuring the learning environment is conducive and secure. I am amazed by the beautiful compound, it gives you a feeling of staying even a bit longer to expound on Chinese culture.

    Iaroslav, MUZYKA


    DHU has a good location, all the necessary facilities are in the campus. The personal and teachers are very kind and easygoing, you'll feel like at home. After first course you'll have good basics for your daily life in Shanghai. So I would like to tell everyone who wants to apply to DHU - don't doubt, sign up, enjoy studying process and become the part of this big family.

    Frederik Visti, GRONBAEK


    Studying Chinese at Donghua University has by far been the best year of my life. The teachers here are very passionate about their job and they make everybody feel involved during classes. They understand that you cannot learn Chinese only by reading books so we also spend a lot of time having class discussions, playing games, working in groups and doing student presentations. This way we get to practice our oral Chinese a lot, which is one of the things that separates DHU from many other universities in Shanghai. I wouldn’t want to be any place else than here!

  • Program Introduction

    Mar. ~ Jul. / Sep. ~ Jan.

    Most popular program designed for those who learn to use the language, know further about China and enhance competitiveness.

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    Mar. ~ Jun. / Sep. ~ Dec.

    Designed for those who live and work in Shanghai. Weekday course, evening course and weekend course are offered.

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    Jan. / Jul. ~ Aug.

    Immersion language learning with a lot of fun. Study duration can be selected from 2 weeks to 7 weeks.

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  • Practice and Activities

    Gateway to Chinese characters, Pronunciation clinic, Chinese calligraphy and Chinese painting, etc.

    Paper-cut, Moon-cake making, Drawing fan, Beijing Opera Mask painting, etc.

    Several language excursions in each semester are organized to distinctive natural and cultural spots away from Shanghai.

    International Students Association, dozen of recreational groups, sports clubs and Performing Art Troup.

    Provides a cross-cultural communication platform for Chinese and international students by organizing a variety of cultural and sports activities.

    'China Hand' Contest, 'Tenglong Cup' Sports Day, 'Phoenix Cup' Talent Competition, Orienteering Race, Chinese Cultural Festival, International Cultural Festival, etc.

  • Scholarships

    New Students

    Chinese Government Scholarship

    New Students

    Confucius Institute Scholarship

    Currently enrolled students

    DHU President Scholarship

  • Quality Assurance

    Eaquals Accreditation for Chinese Language Program

    Chinese Language Program of International Cultural Exchange School, Donghua University was inspected by Eaquals in 2018 and met the high standards required for Eaquals accreditation. The teaching, the course programs, as well as the course organisation, the learning resources, testing and evaluation were all judged to be of high quality.

    Quality Accreditation for International Students Education

    In 2016, the pilot work of Quality Accreditation for International Students Education was implemented by China Education Association for International Exchanges under the authorization of the Ministry of Education, aiming to propel the healthy and orderly development of international students education. DHU has become one of the first 27 institutions that have passed the accreditation.

  • Teaching Framework


    ICES uses an encrypted information system to record students' registration and class information as well as their attendance, grades, comments and etc. In this way, both the teachers and the students can access it online at any time.


    Each course has a standard syllabus that includes the class objectives, use of teaching materials, study requirements, exam methods, and weekly teaching progress and assignments.


    Every week, students will make self-evaluation on their ability goals, key vocabulary, core grammar and other content so as to understand the learning effect in a timely manner and to facilitate teachers to adjust the teaching progress.


    There are tests held on a regular basis and for the same level, the test contents are the same. Teachers will review the papers altogether to check the students' study situation at one stage.

    Teaching Evaluation

    During the semester, a survey regarding eight aspects will be conducted to students. According to the comments on teaching capacity, methods, materials effects and etc, teaching quality is expected to be improved.


    There are plenty of study resources for students to use, including the class PPT, QUIZLET, HSK tutoring materials, online class, students' reading materials, language practice task cards and ect.

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