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Admission Standards

We take a holistic approach for admission into the Chinese Flagship program. Students are evaluated on the following, including but not limited to:

Subject to further change at the program's discretion.

How to Apply

Complete all the steps in the application instructions below. Once you are admitted to Chinese Flagship program, you will begin your pre-Capstone training and become eligible for Flagship scholarships.

Application Instructions:

Step 1: 

Contact the Chinese Flagship Associate Director Dr. Yao Tu at ytu@umn.edu to arrange the language proficiency tests (OPI and STAMP).

Step 2: 

After passing the language proficiency tests at the appropriate level, complete the PDF iconChinese Flagship application (PDF)The form requires a short description (500 words max in English) of your professional plans and your commitment to Flagship training.

Submit the completed application form to chnflag@umn.edu. We may request additional information or interview as further references.

Step 3: 

Upon satisfactory evaluation of the application materials, the Chinese Flagship program’s Academic Advisor Ms. Claudia Hasegawa (haseg002@umn.edu) will issue you a formal letter of admission and a pledge form through email. To be formally admitted to the program, you must complete and sign the pledge form and return it to the Academic Advisor.

Post-admission

Once admitted, you should complete the following steps as soon as possible: 

  • Set up an appointment with the Associate Director Yao Tu (ytu@umn.edu) to schedule individual tutoring.
  • Set up an appointment with the Academic Advisor Claudia Hasegawa (haseg002@umn.edu) to go through your degree plans.

Please contact chnflag@umn.edu for any questions about the application process.