Dept. of Foreign Languages & Literature

Departmental Requirements

1. Applicants should have basic Chinese language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.
2. All applicants are required to take a written examination and/or an interview, if necessary.
3. Undergraduate program applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to demonstrate their English proficiency by a language proficiency test (such as TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS) certificate obtained within the recent two years. Graduate program applicants from non-English Speaking countries are required to demonstrate their English proficiency by a TOEFL-iBT certificate obtained within the recent two years with the grade above 80. ALL graduate program applicants are required to submit GRE scores.
4. Applicants of Master program should provide an official copy of their undergraduate transcript and should specify their intended field of study (literature or linguistics/TESL). Once accepted, non-English majors holding bachelor degrees are required to take undergraduate-level courses in related fields and a second foreign language.
5. Applicants for the doctoral program should specify their intended field of study (literature or linguistics/TESL) and submit a copy of their master theses or relevant publications, in addition to an official copy of graduate transcript that shows completion of at least three different courses in English/American Literature, linguistics or related areas. Once accepted, students might be asked to take Master core courses depending on their postgraduate coursework and undergraduate second foreign languages courses.