Established in 1960, Huaqiao University (HQU) is a key comprehensive university by the Chinese Central Government and one of the earliest Chinese universities to recruit international students. Over 200,000 students of all levels have graduated from HQU since its establishment, among whom around 60,000 were Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan students and international students. HQU has two campuses in Quanzhou and Xiamen. HQU currently has over 6,100 overseas students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan and over 90 countries and regions. It is one of the universities that recruit the largest number of overseas students in China. HQU is one of the 17 preparatory education bases for Chinese Government Scholarship students by Chinese Ministry of Education. Preparatory Education College of HQU designs tailored curriculum to train students' language ability, practical ability, learning ability and cross-cultural communication ability.
Based on basic Chinese education while combining science and technology Chinese, liberal arts Chinese, this program trains students' comprehensive skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. It helps students use Chinese to learn other subjects such as Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, and to understand Chinese culture and society. It also prepares students for the undergraduate or graduate study in Chinese universities.
The main courses include Basic Chinese, Chinese Practice, Chinese Vocabulary, Chinese Listening and Speaking, Chinese writing, Liberal Arts Chinese, Science and Technology Chinese, etc. Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and other courses are also available for choice.
The intensive class adopts the comprehensive training, emphasizing on intensive teaching, enough practice, personalized guidance and small-class teaching (20 students/class). Intensive courses and big input are adopted to create an immersive Chinese learning and practicing environment for students. Emphasis is laid on students' attendance to develop their habits of previewing before class, reviewing and doing homework on time after class. Tests are taken every month. Free HSK tutor is offered.
Through short-term, efficient and intensive study, Chinese learners will be able to meet the requirements in terms of Chinese competence, professional knowledge and cross-cultural communication for taking further degree study in Chinese universities. Senior high school graduates who successfully complete the program will be admitted to the undergraduate programs of HQU. Those with good academic performance can apply for the international students scholarship.