Find out what undergraduate study in Chinese involves.
Find out more about enrolling in a Chinese language course for the first time.
The Stage I courses you can take as part of Chinese.
The Stage II courses you can take as part of Chinese.
The Stage III courses you can take as part of Chinese.
Learn more about studying abroad with the School of Asian Studies.
Information about postgraduate programmes in Chinese.
The postgraduate courses you can take as part of Chinese.
Current Chinese students and recent graduates tell their own stories.
The subject Chinese is located within the School of Asian Studies.
Chinese develops your understanding of contemporary China, an increasingly important global economic power.
You can study Chinese language from beginners to advanced stages. Your language study will be embedded in cultural contexts as you develop your knowledge of Chinese society, history, politics, film and literature. At postgraduate level you can focus on Chinese translation, linguistics and language teaching.
Chinese and your career
Our graduates have careers in international organisations, NGOs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and other areas of government. You might also work for a multinational company or a New Zealand company in Asia, or within New Zealand's Asian communities.
Study options in Chinese
Chinese is available for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and is taught by the School of Asian Studies.