Who is eligible for Chinese Flagship?

Chinese Flagship encourages students of all levels of Chinese language proficiency to apply for our program, including students with a Chinese background, heritage learners, and students with zero background in Chinese.

To apply, you must:

  • have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA as an IU student
  • be committed to achieving Superior level Chinese through completing necessary coursework, fulfilling program extracurricular requirements, staying in good academic standing, and completing a Capstone year abroad in China

Students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply for the program, but they are not eligible to receive Flagship funding.

Learn how to apply

Additional Requirements

Our Flagship students are expected to follow certain requirements to remain in the Flagship, such as:

  • Be enrolled in a Chinese course every semester while at IU
  • Maintain in good standing in Chinese courses
  • Complete assigned hours of tutoring every week
  • Participate in required number of Flagship-hosted events per semester
  • Attend Chinese Tidings Lectures
  • Complete benchmark proficiency assessments
  • Successfully complete the Capstone year abroad
  • Meet with HLS Language Flagship Advisor at least once a semester
  • Maintain in clear communication with Flagship team and administration