48 months
29736 USD/year
29736 USD/year
12536 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Majoring in the Chinese program of Rutgers University will allow you to acquire in-depth knowledge of China and its culture.


About the Program

With the Chinese program of Rutgers University you will learn the cultural heritage of China through a wide and coherent curriculum, which includes courses in literature, visual culture, history, religion, language, and linguistics. You will be able to communicate effectively (listening, speaking, and writing) in standard Chinese (Mandarin) and will learn critical skills in analyzing and interpreting literary, historical, and cultural materials appropriate to your area of specialization. You will acquire the literary, cultural, and linguistic competency necessary for continuing on to post-graduate study or employment requiring cultural knowledge and/or linguistic skill.

Students interested in teacher certification at K - 12 schools are advised to consult the department web site or the Student Handbook under Major Programs for the requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elementary Chinese
  • Chinese Caligraphy
  • Beginning Chinese Reading & Writing for Mandarin Speakers
  • Language and Identity in Modern Chinese Societies
  • Classical Chinese Popular Fiction & Drama in Translation
  • Advanced Modern Chinese

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14868 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6268 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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