4 year direct honours – Robust and interesting modules on Chinse literature, culture, language, history, and Chinese diaspora
2 remarkable minors – Translation and Creative Writing
Close linkages with industries – Education, media, publishers, and other sectors
Students with Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' level
Pass in H2 Level Chinese subjects or
Good pass in H1 Level Chinese subjects or
Good pass in ‘O’ Level Higher Chinese or
Good pass in ‘O’ Level Chinese
Students with NUS High School Diploma
Good overall CAP in Chinese Language
Students with IB Diploma
A good grade in Standard Level Chinese
Please note the following:
The grade profiles, GPAs and programme places vary from year to year, depending on the number and performance of applicants, and the number of places available.
Meeting the previous year's grade/GPA scores of a programme does not guarantee admission to that programme for the current year.
NTU is increasingly admitting students based on holistic practices including written exams and interviews. For this reason we encourage all interested parties to apply.
To graduate, students must complete two categories of requirements, totaling at least 128 Academic Units (AUs):
A. Major Requirements (69 AUs)
B. General Education Requirements (GER) (59 AUs)
A. Major Requirements
B. General Education Requirement (GER)
Duration of study
The curriculum is designed as a four-year course. Well-prepared students can complete the degree in three and a half years.
Our graduates in Chinese are bilingual and bicultural and have strong training in the comprehension of classical and modern texts. They are also knowledgeable in the fields of Chinese literature, culture, history, philosophy, linguistics, etc. Being exposed to a wide range of knowledge and methodologies, our graduates specialise not only in their selected areas within the traditional disciplines of Chinese language and literature, but also in interdisciplinary studies such as contemporary Chinese politics, society, urban culture, and international relations.
Graduates in Chinese can look forward to careers in the private and public sectors where in-depth knowledge of Chinese language and culture are required. Some of these are the civil service, education, business management, public relations, journalism, publishing, translation, as well as theatre and the arts.
Minor in Chinese
Minor in Chinese Creative Writing
Minor in Translation