Shantou university

Intensive Chinese Language Program



Students around a table, studying togetherThis program provides students with an immersion setting at both micro and macro levels to study Chinese with a special focus on oral skills and cultural literacy. Students accepted in this program will spend four weeks at Shantou University and are expected to take full advantage of the Chinese language and cultural environment by engaging in the classroom and extra-curricular activities as well as in off-campus excursions.


  • Open to full-time (Fall 2023 and Winter 2024) Faculty of Arts (BA) students in good standing
  • Minimum CGPA 2.7 in Fall 2023, and must be maintained in Winter 2024
  • Must be returning to McGill in the same academic program in Fall 2024
  • Must have the minimum prerequisite of McGill EAST 230 (1st level Chinese) or equivalent
  • Must meet the eligibility conditions for an Independent Study Away. For more details, visit the OASIS' Independent Study Away page
  • Must have attended one of the information sessions, find dates and links for the sessions here
  • Must have completed the McGill Pre-departure Orientation course

Required Pre-departure Orientation certificate

  • A valid certificate of completion of the McGill Pre-departure Orientation is mandatory for your application.
  • Register for the course and complete it before applying.
  • The Pre-Departure Orientation is offered monthly, so plan early to ensure you can register and complete it in time.
  • Certificates remain valid for one year and must cover the entire duration of the program in May 2024.

Application Process

  1. Review the eligibility criteria
  2. Consult the LKS Student Handbook thoroughly
  3. Make sure to attend at least one of the information sessions, they are a mandatory requirement of your application
  4. Prepare: 
    • Your letter of intent: indicate why this opportunity is relevant to and will enhance your academic path at McGill and larger educational or career objectives (500-750 words). Indicate also how you expect to cope with the new environment that will be STU.
    • Your CV
    • Your unofficial transcript (PDF format, downloaded from Minerva)
    • Your Pre-departure Orientation certificate
  5. Submit an application by clicking the button below


Application Deadline: January 10, 2024, 11:59PM Eastern Time.

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