Studying at IUP is a significant intellectual and financial commitment. Below are details about fees, other expenses not covered by tuition, housing options, IUP financial aid, and other funding opportunities.
Fees cover tuition and international medical insurance.
- 2018: $5,000 USD
- 2019: $5,995 USD
- 2018: $9,000 USD
- 2019: $9,995 USD
- 2018-2019: $17,100 USD
- 2019-2020: $18,995 USD
Other expenses not included in the attendance fees are airfare, housing, textbooks, food, etc.
IUP students have the choice of residing in off-campus apartments, living with host families, or applying for limited dorm rooms in Tsinghua’s foreign student dormitory.
The vast majority of IUP students rent rooms in apartments with classmates and/or IUP alumni. You can expect to pay between 3,000 RMB to 4,500 RMB per month for a bedroom in a shared apartment near the campus.
IUP can offer general advice on how to secure off-campus apartments, and will put accepted students into contact with current students and recent alumni, but students should expect to take this task on themselves.
IUP cannot guarantee on-campus dormitory housing. There is a limited number of dormitory rooms available on campus and very few IUP students are able to secure these rooms. In order to secure dormitory housing, students must apply through Tsinghua’s student housing website. IUP will send you the dormitory reservation instructions when we send your visa documents. Unfortunately, dormitory housing is not available for students in IUP’s Summer Program.
Single Room: 80RMB/day
AB Room: 80 RMB/day
Double Room: 40 RMB/day
IUP can place a limited number of enrolled students in home stays accommodations with Chinese families. Most of the families are part of the IUP-Tsinghua community, living on or near campus. Students who wish to live with a host family should notify IUP shortly after admission to the program.
Host family price: 3000-3500RMB/month
Textbooks are available at IUP, after enrolled students take their placement tests. Most students will need three textbooks per 8-week module. Textbooks are available for purchase or rental.
Some tuition waivers are awarded for the Semester and Academic Year Programs. Some students also obtain outside funding to attend IUP.
In recent years, IUP has been able to award about $50,000 annually in fellowship funds. All academic year applicants are eligible for fellowship aid, according to the combined criteria of merit and need. Fellowships come in the form of partial program fees reductions and are intended to supplement other resources available to the student. There is no IUP financial aid available for the IUP Summer Intensive Program.
Applicants are encouraged to apply for any and all scholarships and fellowships for which they are eligible and which can be used for study overseas. There are many granting agencies and we have provided some initial contacts below.
Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies is not a degree-granting unit of Stanford University. For this reason, student loans funded by the US Federal government are not granted to IUP students. These loans would only be available if the student is concurrently enrolled at a US institution willing to certify the loan application.
At the request of a student, IUP will, however, send a descriptive statement of work being done to a financial institution for the purposes of loan deferment. Loan deferment through IUP is not guaranteed. Applicants should check with their loan agency because some will not grant deferments while studying at a consortium-sponsored program.
IUP students are not eligible to use China Scholarship Council scholarships, the so-called “Chinese Government Scholarship”, to pay for IUP tuition.
The Freeman-ASIA program is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.
The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program provides allocations of academic year and summer fellowships to institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education to assist meritorious undergraduate students and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. Eligible students apply for fellowships directly to an institution that has received an allocation of fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education.
A fellowship for graduate students and professionals for one year of intensive language training.
Boren Scholarships (undergraduate students only) and Boren Fellowships (graduate students only), initiatives of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
The Richard U. Light Fellowship Program supports Yale undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students pursuing intensive language study in East Asia for terms ranging from a single summer to a combined summer plus academic year.