The Keimyung University China Center starts the 1.5+3 Joint Program with Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) this March. This program enables students to obtain degrees from BLCU by studying Chinese at the Keimyung University China Center for one and half years and then studying a major of their choice at BLCU for three years. Any high school graduate can apply for this program without a Chinese Proficiency Test (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) score or a Korean Scholastic Aptitude Test score. Students pay 2700,000 won for tuition at Keimyung University China Center each semester for one and half years and 2,800,000 won for BLCU’s tuition and 2400,000 won for dormitory expense each semester for the three years.
BLCU is an international university in China that teaches Chinese language and culture to about eight thousand foreign students every year as one of the universities fostered by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Shin Sang-heon, the director of the Keimyung University China Center, said, “This program gives students a way to get a degree from BLCU without certain qualifications. Many students are inquiring about this program. I hope that students who don’t have a fluent Chinese ability and wish to get a degree in China will use this program.”
The first application period is from January 8 to January 15, and the second application period is from February 26 to March 1. The program will begin on March 12. If you want more information about the 1.5+3 program, visit http://blcu.kmu.ac.kr or call the China Center on 580-6998.