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Mandarin Scholarship Program In Beijing  


Discover the essence of Mandarin and Chinese culture with the Mandarin Scholarship Program in Beijing, offered by the prestigious Beijing Chinese School. This unique program, designed for individuals aged 16-35, invites you to immerse yourself in the language and customs of China right in its heart - Beijing.

Eligibility is straightforward: a record of attempting the HSK 3 exam, with emphasis on potential rather than past success. This approach allows for broader inclusion, celebrating passion over proficiency. Additionally, participation in our Au Pair in China program is a prerequisite, ensuring a deep cultural immersion experience.

The program is a blend of academic rigor and cultural immersion, starting in September for a duration of either six months or a full year. Financially, the program is a beacon of support. It covers tuition fees entirely and offers a substantial monthly living allowance and accommodation subsidy. This financial backing ensures that students can focus on their studies and cultural experiences without the burden of financial concerns.

This scholarship isn't just about learning a language; it's about living it. From the historic streets of Beijing to the dynamic classroom interactions, it's an all-encompassing journey into Mandarin. The blend of rigorous academic structure, generous financial support, and the immersive environment of Beijing makes this program a transformative experience.

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Why us?


  • Wanderlust Exchange, renowned as a gap-year expert in China, offers a diverse array of program options, ensuring that you have ample opportunities to craft a truly remarkable gap year experience in China. With its extensive network of partner institutions and local communities, WE help participants delve into China's rich heritage, develop valuable skills, and establish lifelong connections with fellow participants and locals alike.

  • Excellent program results: our mandarin teaching team has been implementing in the segment for 16+ years and optimizing the teaching methods to ensure a continuously improved effectiveness of learning for more than 4,000 expats in China. This particular program for a Chinese semester abroad is absolutely an ideal ‘gap year’ experience that will allow you to learn Chinese while fully immersing yourself in China.

  • Personal lingual growth: You could discover your own lingual strength by either intense or flexible classes with us. By participating in cultural activities and immerse yourself with Chinese teachers and environment, you will be able to deepen your cross-cultural understanding and enhance both your language skills and communication skills. This study experience will expose you to more valuable insights, resilience and a global perspective that will extend far beyond your time in China.

  • Decent cultural immersion: WE holds monthly cultural activities for our fellow au pairs, volunteers and mandarin students. It will expose you to the rich tapestry of Chinese culture, traditions, and customs. We will take you to experience the lifestyle of our local community as you forge lasting connections with peers in class, team of WE and more.

  • Authority, reliability and flexibility: Differentiated from most common Chinese centers, WE’s mandarin school is affiliated to official university, combining the benefits of university (such as official course certification, credit supports, student visa, accommodation ) and private language schools (flexible in admission, visa process, class starting dates, program customizability in time, contents, schedule, budgets small group size of averagely 6 v.s. 20-40 in common university group...)

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Eligibility and Requirements
  • Age Group: The program is open to individuals aged 16 to 35, catering to both young learners and adults seeking linguistic and cultural enrichment.

  • Language Proficiency: Applicants must have a record of attempting the HSK 3 exam. While passing the exam is not a prerequisite, the approval process will consider the applicant's actual Mandarin proficiency, with higher levels being advantageous.

  • Visa Requirement: Students must not have prior records of X1 or X2 visas, ensuring fresh opportunities for new learners.

Financial Aid and Costs
  • Tuition Waiver: All accepted students will receive a full waiver of tuition fees, significantly reducing the financial burden of studying abroad.

  • Living Allowance: A monthly living allowance exceeding 1000 CNY is provided to help cover everyday expenses, ensuring a comfortable stay in Beijing.

  • Accommodation Options: Students have two choices for accommodation:

    • A subsidy over 1000 CNY for those preferring off-campus living, allowing flexibility and the chance to explore Beijing independently.

    • Alternatively, on-campus living is available, offering a fully immersive educational experience.

Program Duration 
  • Program Start: The program begins in September, perfectly timed to coincide with the academic year.

  • Duration Options: Students can choose between a 6-month or 12-month program, depending on their learning goals and time availability.

Application Process
  • Deadline: Applications must be submitted by the end of May.

  • Selection Results: Successful applicants will be notified of their selection in July.

Additional Information
  • Visa Requirements: Enrollment is limited to those who can secure either an X1 or X2 visa, specifically for studying in Beijing.

  • Program Flexibility: In the event of the program's discontinuation, arrangements will be made for students to continue their studies on campus.

This program offers a unique combination of financial support, academic excellence, and cultural immersion, making it an ideal choice for those passionate about learning Mandarin and experiencing Chinese culture firsthand.

what you will gain?

  • Reach a fluent communication level in Mandarin within a short period of time,

  • Find a job in China after the program or at the same time,

  • Experience a special Gap Year Chinese Study Program in Beijing,

  • Have a personalized Chinese study plan,

  • Receive documents to apply 6-to-12-Month Student Chinese visa,

  • Apply for Chinese university scholarship / programs with your HSK certificate.

Your Next Step

Summarize your situation: current mandarin level, study goal, and passport/visa information;

Email to yexuan.gu@wanderlustorg.cn with your situation;

Get a program plan tailored for you;
Confirm and start the application.

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