48 months
45000 USD/year
45000 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Chinese Studies and Japanese Studies at Willamette University are two interdisciplinary programs that together shape the Department of Japanese and Chinese.


In both Chinese Studies programs at Willamette University, our students receive numerous opportunities to learn the language,culture and unique characteristics of Japan and China.

Learning outcomes

They do this by conducting field research in East Asia or off campus. They take part in festivals, game nights and an array of clubs on campus, and they share their language skills with Salem-area youths.

Every year, our students and expert faculty also collaborate on research projects — presenting their findings at conferences and special events. Students also explore our vast course offerings, ranging from religion and politics to films and art.

When they graduate, our students are equipped with language skills, cultural understanding and superior reading, writing and presenting abilities to take on complex and diverse challenges that impact East Asia, the U.S. and beyond.

The importance of learning Chinese language and culture is self-evident in this globalizing world.  What you may consider is how unique and efficient our Chinese Program is: the expertise and experience of the faculty; the full arrange of courses and creative and individualized Independent Study; the vast opportunities to apply your learned skills on and off campus; and the harmony of the faculty-students community.  

Our Chinese Studies Program gives students new language skills. It helps you understand and appreciate another culture, and it equips you with analytical abilities needed to thrive in an increasingly complex and diverse world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elementary Chinese 
  • Intermediate Chinese
  • Chinese Language Practicum
  • Folklore and Identity
  • Gender and Mass Communication in Asia
  • Chinese Society and Media
  • Third Year Chinese
  • Rites of Passage in Chinese Societies
  • Reading in Humanities
  • Reading and Conference
  • Senior Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common application
  • Records of Secondary and Post-Secondary Academic Work
  • School Report Form and Counselor Recommendation
  • SAT or ACT scores - optional
  • Teacher Evaluation - optional
  • Official Language Test Score
  • Passport Photo Identification Page
  • Financial Guarantee Statement
  • Mailing Your Documents

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    45000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 45000 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    45000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 45000 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Oregon

1031 - 1701 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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