Indiana University Bloomington

College of Arts and Sciences

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Students must meet certain program and language requirements to be eligible to apply to the Graduate Chinese Flagship Program.

Eligibility and Requirements

Minimum program requirements:

  • Ability to thrive in an intensive learning environment requiring significant extracurricular engagement
  • Commitment to the long-term challenges of attaining Superior-level Chinese language proficiency
  • Must be a non-native speaker of Chinese

Minimum language requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree in Chinese, East Asian Studies, or a strong major in any field in the humanities or in the social sciences with general knowledge of the culture of China.
  • “Intermediate-High” proficiency in Chinese as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), “Advanced-Low” is preferred. These levels may be equated with three and four years of successful Chinese language study. Applicants’ language proficiency will be verified through phone interviews and standardized tests. An Oral Proficiency Interview is required.