• 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.


    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 or short-term Chinese language programs. DHU enrolls nearly 4800 international students from nearly 140 countries each year. This population ranks 10th among the universities in China.

  • 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 Govenment Scholarship

    New Students

    Confucius Institue Scholarship

    Currently enrolled students

    DHU President Scholarship

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    Teaching Philosophies

    Learning Objectives

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