M.A. On Campus

Chinese Studies

National University of Singapore

12 months
24377 EUR/year
23150 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


 Although Mandarin is the medium of instruction during Chinese Studies at National University of Singapore , some modules are conducted in English.


Extra-curricular activities such as overseas summer camping, overseas cultural tours, and classes in Chinese calligraphy, seal carving, painting and lion dancing are also regular features of the Department. These activities aim to expose students to cultural aspects of Chinese Studies outside the confines of traditional scholarship.

Career Prospects

Chinese Studies Department provides training in diverse areas of Chinese Studies and Chinese Language, with the aim of preparing students for employment in a wide range of sectors. Graduates of Chinese Studies at National University of Singaporeare offered career opportunities as professionals in the educational and business sectors, academia, the translation service industry and the mass media. They are always highly sought after because they are effectively bilingual.

Programme Structure


  • The curriculum consists of 3 major areas, i.e., Chinese literature, history and philosophy. It aims to provide students with comprehensive training in both classical and modern Chinese Studies. 
  • Topics covered include classical and modern Chinese literature, ancient and modern history of China, pre-Qin ideology and religion, business Chinese, film and cultural studies.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission to a Master’s coursework programme would require a Bachelor’s degree with honours or equivalent, in a relevant discipline; or a Bachelor’s degree with a relevant Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate with a minimum CAP of 3.00. In addition, programmes may require candidates to demonstrate readiness for graduate study through a specific standard of achievement in:

  • Common placement examination (e.g., the subject GRE, GMAT); or
  • Programme-administered placement test in the relevant field (which may also consist of a structured interview to test the candidate’s understanding of the field); or
  • Completion of 40 MCs of preparatory modules.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    24377 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24377 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23150 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23150 EUR per year during 12 months.

Tuition fees payable by students NOT in receipt of MOE Subsidy (Inclusive of GST): 

  • Singapore Citizens 36,800 S$/ 
  • Singapore Permanent Residents and International Students: 38,750 S$

Living costs for Singapore

1878 - 3880 SGD /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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