China Studies



Learning without thinking leads to confusion; thinking without learning ends in mental exhaustion.

the Analects of Confucius

China Studies is a special regional study programme at University College Utrecht.

It aims at helping the students to understand China, a rapidly developing country with a continuously growing global influence. By following the program, you will not only learn practical language and cross-cultural communication skills, but also gain an insight into the path and features of China’s development.

At University College Utrecht, students can learn the Chinese language to a sufficiently professional level, enrich their theoretical knowledge in the fields of culture, literature, history, philosophy and sociology (among others) through English-taught content courses, and practice real social communication skills by going on an exchange (at one of our five top destinations), taking a field course or doing an internship in China.

Below you can find more information about exchange destinations that can be part of the China Studies programme.

One of our students went to Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University to do her China Studies' master. She did an interview with the University. Read her story here

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