Chinese (Mandarin) Studies
Why study Chinese (Mandarin)?
Chinese is spoken by more than 1.5 billion people in the world and is one of the six official languages of the UN. China has a 5000 year history and culture, boasts the fastest-growing economy in the world and is widely regarded as the potentially biggest global market in the twenty-first century. China has become one of the Australia’s most important business partners in the world.
Learning Chinese—either by studying it as your major in a degree or as component of a degree program at UOW—will increase your career opportunities in a wide range of professional fields and offer you the enjoyable intellectual experience.
In-country Studies and Scholarships:
The Chinese program at UOW offers students the experience of in-country studies as a component of their degree. If you are interested please contact the academic staff in Chinese for information.
There are a number of scholarships available to students wanting to go on an exchange. These include University of Wollongong scholarships and UMAP scholarships.
Chinese Government Scholarships are offered each year to sponsor Australian students to study Chinese at leading universities in China. The scholarships cover:
• Registration fee, tuition fee, fee for lab experiments/internship/learning materials;
• Intramural accommodation expenses;
• Living allowance and a one-off settlement subsidy;
• Outpatient medical service;
• Fee for one-off inter-city travel.
Pathways of Studies:
- Chinese (Mandarin) for non-Chinese background students
- Chinese (Mandarin) for character background students
Students may commence their studies as beginners or advanced learners. Students who enter the major at post-HSC may be exempted from some language subjects and should consult the convenor of Chinese. Advanced students or students familiar with Chinese characters will enrol in the major and subjects of Chinese (Mandarin) for Character Background students
You can study Mandarin concurrently with your bachelor's degree by enrolling in the Diploma in Languages. If you already have a degree you can also enrol in this award.
- Subject Descriptions
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Why Learn Languages?
- Ten Foreign Language Study Tips
- Referencing and Citing
- Student Conduct Rules
Lecturer and Convenor of Chinese
Phone: 02 4221 5556
Dr Xiaoping (Sherri) Gao
Associate Lecturer in Chinese
Phone: 02 4221 5270
The Language Centre is located at the southern end of Building 19 on the ground floor in room G100. Open: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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