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Hi everyone,

I'll do it straight to the point :mrgreen:

I want to learn Mandarin in Guangzhou. It has to be in Guangzhou because my Dad told me so :P (isn't it nice that I've narrowed it down to this one city? :mrgreen:)

I've done some search on the internet and so far I only come up with Sun Yat-Sen university (Zhongshan university?). I've calculated all the cost based on the information provided in their website and with my budget right now, I can only do 1 semester (6 months), which will perfectly fit my whole current school schedule... which is great :wink:.

My questions are:

1)Is there any cheaper university in Guangzhou which offers Chinese language programs for foreigners too?

2)Considering that the new college year always starts in September, do you guys think that it's possible to start at the second part of the semester (around March)?

3)I'll think about question #3 later, I'm sure I have one, but I'm too hungry to think right now :mrgreen:

Thank you!!!! whoever reads this :help

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Forget to say about the expenses...

School fee/year

Tuition US$ 2100

Application US$ 50

Books US$ 60


US$ 2210

Living cost


Double room: RMB 1050/month (=US$ 127)

per year = US$ 1524

Single room: RMB 1650/month (=US$ 200)

per year = US$ 2400


Double room: RMB 1380/month (=US$ 167)

per year = US$ 2004

Single room: RMB 1200/month (=US$ 145)

per year = US$ 1740 <--- I'll take this as an example

Eat (assumption) = 100 euro = US$ 120/month

per year = US$ 1440

Total expenses = US$ 5390/year

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Jive Turkey

In addition to Zhongshan University, you could also consider Jinan University . The courses offered there would be similar in quality to those offered at Zhongshan. University language course fees are pretty much the same all over China. I don't think you'll find much variation.

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Guest Sasha love

ok ... its no big differnt in budget,

but what about of qualety of teachting ?

where is the best ?

Jinan University or Sun Yat-Sen university (its same = Zhongshan university?)

and wich hostels (dorms) better?

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