Chinese for International Students - FAQ

Do you have any questions about the Chinese courses? Here are some frequently asked questions to which you can refer:

- Registration for General Chinese Courses

- Add and Drop

- Enhancing Chinese Course

- Continue My Courses

- Others

Registration for General Chinese Courses

Q: How can I register for General Chinese Course?

A: Students who wish to take General Chinese Course are required to register and take the placement test in person. Then, you need to confirm your assigned class on the Course Selection System (Please note that any time conflicts with your class schedule are NOT allowed). You can check your assigned course level one week after the placement test at: > News

Q: If I cannot attend the placement test, can I take General Chinese Course?

A: No, you need to attend the registration and placement test in order to take the course. We will arrange a make-up test for students whose flight is later than the designated date.

Q: Is it possible to attend General Chinese Course as a free listener instead of registering for the course?

A: You need to ask for the permission of the course instructor. However, students who have registered will have the priority to take the course.

Q: As a beginner of Chinese, should I take the placement test to register for the Chinese courses?

A: No, you don't need to take the test. You simply need to fill out the registration form and submit it to our staff on the designated date.

Q: After fulfilling the online survey, should I register for the Chinese courses again along with other English-taught courses on the NTU online course selection system?

A: General Chinese Course cannot be found/added on the NTU online course selection system. Therefore, you need to attend the registration and placement test on the designated date to register for the course,.

Q: Is there any information about the credits, hours, and syllabi of the Chinese language courses?

A: For credits and hours, please refer to Chinese for Internatioanl Students. For the syllabus of each course, please refer to NTU Online Course Information for more information.

Q: I have applied for General Chinese Course, but I found that I cannot take the course for personal reasons. What should I do to drop General Chinese course?

A: Students who do not come to the registration and placement test cannot take the General Chinese Course. If you wish to drop the course, please follow NTU course selection regulations.

Q: I have chosen morning sessions of General Chinese Course on the online survey. Can I change the morning classes to the evening ones?

A: It is possible to change your session on the registration & placement test day. Please attend General Chinese Course Registration and change your choice to the evening classes on the registration sheet. 

Q: Can I change my class after the course result is out on the online course selection system?

A: Yes, please follow NTU course selection regulations to add/drop your course on the system. For add/drop info, please refer to the following Q&A.

Q: Is there any scholarship provided for the Chinese language courses?

A: No, NTU does not offer scholarship for Chinese-learning courses.

Add and Drop

Q: Where can I get the Authorization Code (授權碼)?

A: You need to ask for the Authorization Code from the course instructor.

Q: How can I add a course if I miss the deadline of adding courses online?

A: You can refer to "Manual Course Add" in Week Three. 

Q: If I miss the deadline of online class withdraw, how can I drop a course?

A: You can refer to the Withdrawal Application.

Q: How can I switch classes from morning sessions to evening ones?

A: Students who want to switch the class must ask for the Authorization Code (授權碼) from the instructor of the new class. After getting the Authorization Code, students can drop the original class and add the new class on the Course Selection System before deadline.

Enhancing Chinese Course

Q: Can I take the Enhancing Chinese Course without taking the General Chinese Course?

A: No. You need to take General Chinese Course to get admission to Enhancing Chinese Course.

Continue My Courses

Q: I had taken General Chinese Course in the 1st semester and I would like to continue in the 2nd semester. What should I do?

A: Students in the year program do not need to take another test in the 2nd semester. Students who have taken  General/Enhancing Chinese Courses for the 1st semester will be automatically enrolled in the 2nd semester to next level. At the end of Week One, students can check their General and Enhancing Chinese Course on the Course Selection System.   

Please confirm your Chinese courses on the Course Selection System at the end of Week One. 

Q: I had taken General Chinese Course in the 1st semester, but I didn’t take Enhancing Chinese Course. If I want to add Enhancing Chinese Course in the 2nd semester, what should I do?

A: Please contact


Q: Is there any possibility for private tutor classes with flexible class time hours?

A: You can refer to "Non-NTU Student

Q: Can I take General Chinese Course if it overlaps other NTU courses?

A: NTU course selection system does not allow any time conflict/overlapping of courses. You need to decide which course you prefer to take, and drop the other one, or both of the courses will be automatically deleted from your course schedule.

Update: 2021 / 01 / 08