What will I learn?

The Faculty's objective is to produce trained man power who are experts in the fields of language, literature and communication and able to contribute positively to fulfil the manpower needs and upgrade the quality of life in accordance with the development of the nation.


This programme emphasizes on the aspect of research on classical and modern Chinese literature, especially the Chinese literature in China and Chinese literature out of China. Aspect of philosophy and history also become a focus of the field. Among the core subjects in this programme included Mahua literature, literary theory and criticism, great works of Chinese literature and philosophy, in this programme, candidates are exposed to the latest developments in the field of Chinese literature. The programme aims to train related professionals from public and private sectors to be specialists in Chinese literature.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of one year and a maximum of three years)

Tuition fees
1st semester: RM 5,850; 2nd - 3rd semesters: RM 3,950; 4th semester: RM 3,450; 5th and subsequent semesters: RM 3,700; study cost for max 2 years: RM 17,200; study cost for max 3 years: RM 24,600
Start date

Expected February, September 2022


Universiti Putra Malaysia



43400, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The applicant should possess a Bachelor’s degree (with honours) in a relevant field with a minimum CGPA of 3.000, or the applicant without sufficient academic qualification can be admitted into the programme subject to any other requirement specified by the Faculty/Institute. An applicant from a local public university who is in the final semester of his undergraduate study programme may be considered for provisional admission provided his current CGPA or its equivalent satisfies the graduate programme admission requirements. English Language Requirements: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) Band 6.0; Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL), Paper Based - 550; 400 for Band 4.0 only for Malay language, Arabic, Chinese Literature, internet-based test (IBT)- 79-80.

For international students

Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent in Chinese language and literature (Major or Minor).

Applicants with a CGPA of less than 2.75 or equivalent in Chinese language and literature may be considered if they have work experience (min. 1 year) in related fields.

Applicants who do not have a Major or Minor qualification in Chinese language and literature are required to take three preparatory courses at the B.A(Chinese Literature) level in the first semester and must obtain a minimum grade of B+ for each of the courses.

550 for the TOEFL Paper-based Test (Academic Version); or

Band 6.0 for IELTS (Academic Training); or

79-80 for TOEFL Internet-based Test (Academic Version); or

Level 109 for CIEP at ELS Language Centre


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