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 had inspired more than 1000 students each year. They are dedicated to fostering collaborations across the world’s scholars in order to improving student’s learning experience with us.


The Department of Chinese Studies introduced the Minor in Chinese Translation Programme to train students for the demands of translation. The foundation training will provide students with the required theory and practice, and introduce them to the discipline, should they wish to continue their studies in translation at M.A. or Ph.D. level in future.

Admissions, Fees & Finance

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

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