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Application Deadlines

  • Summer 2024:

    2024 Summer Term: rolling admissions until April 15, 2024.

    • Be at least 18 years of age;
    • Have completed at least one year of college;
    • Two years of college-level mandarin study or at intermediate-advance level of Chinese

The normal tuition fee for the summer program is USD 5,995. The tuition fee for IUP’s 2023 Online Summer will be USD 4,796. During the online summer term, IUP will follow the same curriculum and students will have the same academic hours as they would have had if it had been offered in the in-person mode.

SUMMER 2024:

June 17– August 9, 2024

Application Deadline: Rolling admissions until April 15, 2024.


2024 Summer Semester: $5995 USD ; 2024 Summer Online Semester: $4,796 USD



Students sign a pledge to only speak Chinese in our language center and in all program-related activities. Rigorous admissions standards ensure that all enrolled students have the necessary language skills to learn Chinese in Chinese. Our comprehensive course placement evaluations places students in classes that suit their language learning needs. Students spend 4 to 6 hours daily preparing for the following day’s lessons, all of which are conducted in a “closed-book” classroom, in which students cannot refer to the textbook, notes, or dictionary.


Summer at IUP


Hours spent in 3-on-1 and 1-on-1 classes


Regular US full semester Chinese course


Hours spent in a typical semester course with 15-30 students

Intensive US full semester Chinese course


Hours spent in a typical semester course with 15-30 students


This is a hard question to answer specifically, but the two most important factors when determining IUP is your language level when you enter IUP and how long you study in the program. Each 8-week module, generally includes, 160 hours of class time. Of which, on average, 120 hours are 3-on-1 and 40 hours are 1-on-1. Staying in the program longer, means a higher level when you leave. Most students who study for an academic year will do well on the HSK level 6 exam.

And other Frequently Asked Questions...


  • SUMMER 2024:

    June 17– August 9, 2024, rolling admissions until April 15, 2024.

  • 1
    Submit application

    Create Admissions Portal login and submit all necessary components including application form, transcripts, and recommendation letters. You can track IUP’s receipt of these documents and your application status in this portal.

  • 2
    Schedule a Skype interview

    Within 1-2 weeks if you pass the initial application review, you will be notified to schedule a Skype interview in your Admissions Portal.

  • 3
    Receive decision

    You will receive decision within 1 week of the interview.

  • 4
    Complete Pre-Arrival Paperwork

    Complete all necessary pre-arrival paperwork within your Admissions Portal.

  • 5
    Placement exam

    Upon arrival at IUP you will take a 2-hour written placement exam and a 15 minute oral interview to determine your courses, textbooks, and classmates.

  • 6
    Receive course schedule

    You will receive your placement and course schedule.

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spring 2019 summer 2019
spring 2019:
Mar 08, 2019 - May 24, 2019
  • Mar 08, 2019 Student Speeches
  • Mar 22, 2019 Final Exams
  • Mar 22, 2019 Last Day of Classes (Module 3)
  • Mar 25, 2019 2019 Spring Mid-Semester Break
  • Apr 01, 2019 First Day of Classes (Module 4)
  • Apr 01, 2019 Tsinghua Online Registration for 2019 Summer Students Open
  • Apr 01, 2019 Final Application Deadline (2019 Summer, Fall and Academic Year)
  • Apr 15, 2019 2019 Summer Tuition Deposits Due
  • Apr 16, 2019 Tsinghua Online Registration for 2019 Fall, 2019-20 Academic Year Students Open
  • May 01, 2019 No Classes: May 1st Holiday
  • May 15, 2019 2019 Summer Tuition Payment Due
  • May 15, 2019 2019 Fall, 2019-20 Academic Year Tuition Deposit Due
  • May 24, 2019 End of 2019 Spring Semester
  • May 24, 2019 Last Day of Classes (Module 4)
full IUP calendar
summer 2019:
Jun 11, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019
Application Deadline:

October 1, 2018 to be considered for financial aid, rolling admissions until November 1, 2018

  • Jun 11, 2019 Start of 2019 Summer Term
  • Jun 17, 2019 First Day of Classes (Summer)
  • Jul 31, 2019 2019 Fall, 2019-20 Academic Year Tuition Payment Due
full IUP calendar

Where is Robert now?

College Counselor, Teacher, and Alumni Community Builder Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School

IUP was a perfect program for me as a career professional wanting to improve my Chinese. My classmates came from various backgrounds and experiences, yet all were serious students. The classes were small and each of my teachers invested in my learning. I was quite pleased with my progress and wish I had the opportunity to take courses each summer. There are courses on many interesting subjects. Because of my background in law, I picked up the criminal law and civil law texts at IUP and have continued to review them to stay sharp. Overall, the program exceeded my expectations.

Where is Jesse now?

Comedian and Founder US-China Comedy Center

I spent my time there doing everything from learning Chinese comedy routines to working with a teacher one-on-one to help me write a bilingual movie script. It was a fantastic environment for me to drill into the deep places of the interests I had in China and know that I had a supporting group of teachers to push me to learn, write, and create. Since I do Chinese performance, I need to be able to speak Chinese well enough that I can create my own works. In addition, it turns out to be really important to be able to "pitch" ideas in Chinese as well.

Where are they now?

International Business Development Palantir Technologies

A few months ago, I negotiated a major partnership between my own company, Smart Agriculture Analytics, and a Chinese business. Upon picking up my pen from the contract, I thought about how much IUP had helped me.