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.


The M.A. by Coursework programme is structured around course requirements with no dissertation requirement. Students should expect programmes to involve attendance at formal classes, seminars, laboratories and written examinations. As part of the assignments, some modules also require the candidate to undertake a project.

Admissions, Fees & Finance

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

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