School of Contemporary Chinese Studies
The Nottingham Confucius Institute

Confucius Mandarin courses

A wide range of Mandarin courses are open to all University staff, postgraduate students, PhD candidates and local residents. These courses are taught by experienced language teachers from Chinese universities and subsidised by Nottingham Confucius Institute (NCI). NCI runs three rounds of Mandarin courses each academic year. Courses commence in September, January and April. 

Registration for evening courses starting from January 2016 is now open. Click on the following links below for course details (starting week commencing 11 January 2016).


Course fees

Beginners Level 1& 3, Intermediate Level 1 and Advanced Level 1: £120 per 10 week course (the cost of the course books is included in the fees)

All other courses except the Cultural Workshop : £100
per 10 week course

Please click here for more information about Course books. If they are not included in the course fees, they can be purchased from Amazon or local book stores. 

How to book

Registration is now open 

To book a course and pay for your tuition fee, please visit and follow the below instructions:

  • Click on "Short Courses" on the left hand side menu.
  • Select "Nottingham Confucius Institute".
  • You will see a list of courses for selection.
  • To book a place, you will need to create an account online first (this should only take a minute). Once your account is created, you can log in with the username (usually your email address) and the password you have entered.

Registration deadline: Thursday 7th January 2016

Please note that a minimum of 5 students is required in order for a course to run. Should any course not recruit sufficiently, a full refund will be provided.

Your place will be confirmed as soon as 5 or more students have enrolled on the course or by Friday 8th January 2016 at the very latest.


For enquiries and further details, please contact Nottingham Confucius Institute.

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Nottingham Confucius Institute

Room A23, CI Library
Si Yuan Building
The University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

telephone: +44 (0)115 748 4502
fax: +44 (0)115 846 6324