USTB Mandarin Summer School


This opportunity is open to all DMU students that are currently studying Mandarin or interested in learning about the Chinese language and culture. The maximum number of participants is 40.

Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


The University of Science and Technology in Beijing (USTB) and De Montfort University (DMU) have enjoyed an ever-closer cooperative relationship since the establishment of their joint Confucius Institute in 2013. In the Pandemic era, online exchanges have grown in popularity, and therefore USTB and DMU are able to offer students the chance to participate in a virtual summer school this year.

It is hoped that the summer school will enhance students’ knowledge of Chinese and understanding of its culture. The project will also enable students from both universities to strengthen mutual understanding and to build personal networks and friendships.


Learning objectives

On completion of the summer school, participants will:

  • Have learnt more about the Chinese language and its culture
  • Be able equipped with the skills to learn a language online more independently
  • Have a basic level of survival Mandarin Chinese, enabling students to communicate in a range of practical scenarios

All participants will receive a certificate of participation from USTB following completion of the summer school.


If you would like to participate in the summer school, click the ‘Apply now’ button at the bottom of this page and submit and application by 9am on Monday 31 2021 May.

Key information

  • Application deadline: Wednesday 2 June 2021, 9am
  • Summer school dates: Monday 28 June – Friday 9 July 2021

If you have any questions about this opportunity please contact DMU Global at