As the official language of China, Mandarin Chinese is spoken by 1.4 billion Chinese citizens, as well as millions more around the world.
As a Chinese studies student at The University of Adelaide you will learn how to speak, read and write this fascinating language. As the world’s second biggest economy and Australia’s largest trading partner, Chinese is increasingly important in our business, cultural and political lives and directly linked to our economic success. An understanding of Chinese language, culture and politics can therefore increase your competitiveness in the job market. We also offer you the opportunity to boost your skills in our translation and interpreting courses, all the way to Masters Degree.
As a Chinese studies student you will:
- Learn to read and write in Chinese
- Gain the skills to listen and speak in Chinese
- Develop an understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture
- Study the Chinese influence in modern society
- Improve your understanding of how language works
- Have the opportunity to study abroad.
As a University of Adelaide Chinese studies student you will have the unique opportunity to learn at The Confucius Institute which is an authorised Chinese Test Centre for the Chinese Proficiency Test. The results of which can be used to decide an applicant’s entry to Chinese tertiary institutions or help demonstrate Chinese proficiency to potential employers.
As a University of Adelaide student you will have access to over 100 overseas exchange programs around the world. The University of Adelaide has a special relationship with Shandong University and exchange links with several other key Chinese universities. We also offer an intensive Chinese in-country summer school in Jinan that counts as a credit towards your University of Adelaide degree.
The Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide also offers special scholarship opportunities for study in China.
Degrees that offer this study area
Bachelor of Arts (Advanced)
Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Chemical) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Electrical and Electronic) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Environmental and Climate Solutions) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Mechanical) and Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of International Development
Bachelor of International Relations
Bachelor of International Relations with Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Languages
Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Music
Diploma in Languages
Honours Degree of Bachelor of Arts
Honours Degree of Bachelor of Languages
- International law
- Corporate executive
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