Department of Chinese Studies 中文系

Why NUS Chinese Studies?

The Department has developed into one of the leading centres for Chinese Studies in the Southeast Asian region. It has played an important role in bridging Chinese cultural heritage and modern Singapore, promoting cutting-edge research in Chinese studies. Providing effective bilingual training to students from different cultural backgrounds, NUS Chinese Studies prepares students to be industry-ready.

Embrace diversity, Broaden your horizon, Define your personal values.

4 Core Areas

  1. Chinese History
  2. Literature
  3. Chinese Language
  4. Overseas Chinese

Renowned Faculty

As one of the departments in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Department of Chinese Studies has full-time teaching staff who graduated from prestigious universities in different parts of the world. Our professors with distinguished teaching and research records have inspired more than 1000 students every year. They are dedicated to fostering collaborations with scholars all over the world in order to improve our students' learning experience.


Chinese Studies and Chinese Language are offered as two separate specialisations in the B.A. programme. The B.A. Honours programme in Chinese Studies is available to students who have read either Chinese Studies or Chinese Language as a single major or first major. Chinese Studies-Chinese Language, Philosophy-Chinese Studies, and Chinese Studies-Philosophy double majors are currently offered at point-of-entry to top students, while Global Studies-Chinese Studies, Global Studies-Chinese Language, Chinese Language-English Language, and English Language-Chinese Language double majors will be offered at point-of-entry to top students from AY2020-2021. There are lists of cross-recognised modules between the two departments, as well as specific module requirements to be fulfilled for these double majors. Students majoring in other departments who would like to take Chinese Studies or Chinese Language as their second major can refer here for the general requirements.

Admissions, Fees & Finance

  1. Entry Requirements
  2. Tuition Fees
  3. Scholarships
  4. Financial Aid
  5. Accommodation

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