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The International School of Chinese Studies of Shaanxi Normal University is specializing in the education of international students and the promotion of the Chinese language in the world.

   The school now has three departments of International Students Education, Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages and Sinology, admitting Chinese and foreign students for degree and non-degree education in its complete training system of language, undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs.

   It is the “Chinese Education Base of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council”, the only one in Northwest China, and also the designated “Test Center for Certifying Teacher’ Ability to Teach Chinese as a Foreign Language” by the State’s Chinese Language Council International (Hanban). Basing on its rich resources, the school has established an Institute of International Sinology and a Center for Training Overseas Chinese Teachers.

   The school has more than 100 highly qualified and experienced full-time and part-time teachers. The full-time teachers all have the Certificate for the Ability to Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language and more than 60% of them are holding of pursuing doctoral degree. Its core teachers all have overseas teaching experience. They have been welcomed and praised by the international students. The school has two well-equipped classroom buildings with more than 50 classrooms of different sizes, including multimedia classrooms, a computer room, a language lab, a reading room, a reception room, a conference room, and an activity room, etc, capable of accommodating 600 students for class.

   The two dormitory buildings “Qixia Yuan” and “Yihao Yuan” have more than 210 rooms and the former is equipped with Chinese and Western restaurants. In the vicinity of the campus, there are big supermarkets, restaurants, coffee bars, hospitals, banks, a post office and also apartments for leasing, meeting the various requirements of international students.

   The school, linking the knowledge learned in class with practices outside classroom, organizes field trips each semester to historical and cultural sites in the nearby area and to other provinces. It also organizes various activities such as International Cultural Festival to provide international students with more opportunities to communicate with Chinese people and also to experience the Chinese culture and society.

   If you want to learn Chinese language and experience the Chinese culture, the International School of Chinese Studies at Shaanxi Normal University located in the ancient capital of Xi’an is your optimal choice!


   For more information about the requirements and procedure of application, academic programs available, options of accommodation, and other useful information, please visit:

   Study at SNNU, or send e-mail to:

     You can also call 86-29-85303761 or 86-29-85307408.


     2nd Fl., Classroom Bldg No. 2, Yanta campus, Shaanxi Normal University,

     No. 199 Chang’an Nanlu, Xi’an, China 710062

   Useful links:

   International School of Chinese Studies

   Study at SNNU

   InternationalStudent Online Application System