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Chinese Language Courses Autumn 2019

maandag, 23 september, 2019 - 20:00 to vrijdag, 31 mei, 2019 - 15:00
Chinese language courses

The Confucius Institute at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel organises a range of Chinese Mandarin language courses at the Brussels Engineering, Sciences & Humanities Campus (Campus Etterbeek). We guarantee that:

the language of instruction is English.
the opportunity exists for registered students to join a language and culture summer camp in China, partially funded by the Confucius Institute. General conditions can be found here.
The language courses of the Confucius Institute at the VUB are now also mobile! We have made a VUB-CI APP that allows students to study Chinese on their smartphone. With a userfriendly design and thematic content, the APP can easily be integrated in the courses. It is the ideal resource for students who want to diversify their learning environment or who just want access to extra Chinese language content. Unlimited use of the APP is included in the tuition fee.


The language courses of the CI ware based on the official HSK levels (the official Mandarine Chinese language test). We use the official HSK textbooks and workbooks and offer courses from HSK1 to HSK 5.

The tuition fee for one semester is 170 EUR. VUB students and staff get a23 February and ends on 20 December 2019.
The purchase of course books is not included in the tuition fee. These can be bought at the online bookshop of the Confucius Institute at the VUB.
The proposed schedule can be subject to change. If the module you paid for is moved to a different moment, a refund of the tuition fee is possible.

Enrolment is complete when both requirements are fullfilled:

Filling in your information in the webform (at the bottom of this page)
payment of the tuition fee
If you do not proceed to the payment in the webform, your information is still stored in our system. It can be removed without problem on your specific request.

Course Information

The Confucius Institute at the VUB offers Chinese language courses on the following times and places. The information displayed below is still subject to changes. If you have already registered, you will be informed of any changes to the email address you use for enrolment.

HSK 1.1
HSK 2.1
HSK 2.2
HSK 3.1
HSK 3.2
HSK 4.1
HSK 4.2
HSK 5.1 
HSK 5.2
If you are new to the Confucius Institute's language courses and aren't sure what language level to choose, please contact us by email to arrange a short placement interview with one of our teachers.

Private Courses

If you are interested to follow a private course at the Confucius Institute at the VUB, please send an email to vub-ci@vub.be to arrange further. The standard tuition fee is 30 EUR per hour. Please pay the fee within ten days after receiving the payment request. 


Do you need a textbook or workbook for your language course at the Confucius Institute? Find and buy all you need at our online bookshop. If the book you are looking for is not available, send us an email to get more information.


General Conditions

Students can obtain a refund if they withdraw their enrolment within two weeks from the start of the lessons; a minimum of 17% of the tuition fee will be withheld to cover administrative costs. No reductions are given for enrolment after the start of the semester.
A minimum of five students per class is required to run a course. If less then five students enroll for a class, the Confucius Institute retains the right to cancel the course for the semester or until more students enroll. In that case the complete tuition fee is repaid.
Students with prior knowledge of Chinese are encouraged to do a pre-assessment test. Please contact the Confucius Institute to schedule an appointment for the test. 
The purchase of course books and other didactic materials is not included in the tuition fee.
If a series of classes for which you enrolled, is moved to another day, the tuition fee can be refunded upon request if the new course dates do not fit for you.
Enrolment for courses during a semester grants the right to attend the summer camp. Participation to the summer camp is possible on the condition that 1)  a minimum of 15 students participate, 2) you are between 15 and 30 years old or enrolled as a student at the VUB.