Program background

With its increasing socioeconomic development, China is moving towards the world in a more positive and all-round manner. The international community, especially the younger generation, has gradually shifted the focus from the traditional tourism in China to long term plans involving working and living in China. “A country will prosper only when its youth thrive”, therefore, all levels from governments to enterprises are actively promoting exchanges and learning between China and the world‘s youth groups.

Following the launch of the “Millenary Trainee Plan" in China and France in 2015 to promote youth exchanges between the two countries, China and Germany also signed the “Joint Intention Statement of the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany on the Youth Internship Exchange Program ” in 2018. Exchanges between youth across the world and Chinese youth are increasingly booming. In recent years, Chinese Testing International have build platforms for expats studying in several universities in China. Top institutions like Tsinghua University, Peking University and Fudan University highly value and have been actively involved in this program. In order to strengthen study and internship opportunities for foreign students in China, through our research and integration of various resources, Chinese Testing International have combined their strengths in language and teaching channels to jointly launch the Global Youth Innovation Internship Program. This program works as a platform to display a multi-angle and three-dimensional contemporary China to the world and to get talented people ready for this cross-cultural, trans-regional and globalized era.

Project objective

GIIP is initiated and fully supported and recognised by Chinese Testing International, the official state organization for worldwide Chinese language examinations. It aims to enable international students to master certain Chinese skills in a short period of time through language learning, cultural visits and business practices; to learn more about international business operations in the context of China's economy and business culture; to experience the Chinese market environment as well as to improve their ability in business practices in the Chinese working environment. At the same time, it will also help Chinese enterprises to effectively perceive and serve the talent team in the international market, enhance the mutual understanding of multiculturalism between the two sides, and expand their international perspective.

Program content

Chinese Course (10-18 Class hours / week)

A scientific placement tests to determine class level (10 Levels). Fudan University is an authorized HSK Test center. Students can take HSK examinations on campus to evaluate their language level after a certain period of study (Test fee on students own expenses).

Mobile Classroom

Cultural activities or Lectures to appreciate the charm of Chinese culture. Options may include calligraphy, painting, paper-cutting, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Tai-Chi.

Business Practice (16-28 hours / week)

Arrange appropriate Companies and Enterprises to provide Internships for foreign students. Students will get a first hand understanding of the business in China. Occasional opportunities of Business Lectures, Company visits or Cultural visits will be provided. The students are free to attend or not.

Program highlights

The project features immersion language environment, enterprise welfare subsidies and retention opportunities, learning by doing and landing service supporting. Specifically,perfect language immersion environment with scientific placement test to determine class level which ensures the best language learning experience. Program students will also have chances to get HSK test certificate and enhance their multi language abilities. GIIP cooperative enterprises will subsidize the students participating in the internship project with a fee between RMB 100~350/day, encourage Overseas talents to come to China for development. Adhering to the concept of LEARNING BY DOING, program students will have opportunity to put their knowledge of Chinese language and business into practice through working with some leading companies and organizations in various fields. One stop application for visa and other formalities, landing a recommendation of high-quality accommodation and life related supporting services around the school.

How to apply

1. Log on to the official website of the GIIP program at http://giip.chinesetest.cn Browse the program introduction → click on the job list to apply for the position of interest → register and activate your account to perfect your resume → submit your application.

2. For applicants who pass the screening process, the GIIP program team will contact them via email (giip@fudan.edu.cn) and guide them through the registration process of the Fudan University online application system. (Online application system website: http://admission.iso.fudan.edu.cn/) Applicants should send their application number and a screenshot of the application fee payment to the GIIP program team by email.

3. After confirming the successful submission of the applicant's Fudan University online application, the GIIP program team will send the Service Agreement to the applicant by email, which the applicant must print and sign and send to the program team.

4. After the applicant has signed and confirmed by the GIIP program team, the applicant should remit the program fee to the designated account via bank transfer as notified and send the remittance voucher to giip@fudan.edu.cn.

5. After receiving the payment voucher, the GIIP project team will match the applicant with an internship. After the successful matching, the project team will send the applicant the "Internship Confirmation Letter and Intake Notice Instructions". Applicants should read it carefully and reply to confirm it.

6. After receiving the admission notification materials, applicants should apply for their own visas to China and report to Fudan University to start the GIIP program according to the date specified in the subsequent admission notification letter.

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About GIIP

The HSK GIIP is a Joint Project of Chinese Testing International and Fudan University which aims at recruiting international students from all over the world with multilingual and multicultural backgrounds to study the language and culture and also match the internship gaps of well-known enterprises in China. The exchanges and interactions therefore provide a high-quality platform between Chinese companies and overseas talents.

Through language learning, cultural visit, business practice and other links, international students can master certain Chinese skills in a short period of time; learn more about the international business operation in the context of Chinese economy and business culture; experience the Chinese market environment, and improve the business operation ability in the Chinese working environment. At the same time, it will also help domestic enterprises to reserve talent teams that can effectively perceive and serve the international market, enhance mutual understanding of multiculturalism between the two sides, and expand international vision.

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