Tibetan architecture in the Lama Temple in Beijing

Tibetan architecture in the Lama Temple in Beijing

Who Should Apply?

The University’s Chinese Language Flagship Program is designed to bring undergraduate students (including those without a background in Chinese) to the Superior proficiency level within a five-year time span. While far from impossible, this presents a demanding and intense challenge that all students must work diligently to meet. Our rigorous curriculum is only effective for students who are committed to exert the effort necessary to succeed in class. Thus, the ideal Flagship applicant:

  • has a strong academic record
  • understands how Chinese will enhance his/her personal and professional goals
  • is committed to completing the entire Chinese Language Flagship Program and achieving Superior-level Chinese proficiency
  • has applied for undergraduate admission to The University of Mississippi (in process or already accepted)

Please note, prior Chinese language experience is not required, but those who have it are also encouraged to apply.

To apply to our program, you must first apply to The University of Mississippi. The admittance process usually takes about two weeks, once all documents are submitted. Once admitted, click here to access the applications for all special programs, including the Croft Institute for International Studiesthe Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, the Center for Manufacturing Excellence (a combination Engineering-Business program), the Chinese Flagship Program, and several others. If you encounter technical difficulties, see the general admissions application page for browser compatibility restrictions.

Submit your Chinese Flagship application by the priority deadline for full consideration. The deadline is January 5. (Applications received subsequently will be treated on a space available basis.)  Note that some special programs, such as Croft and Honors, have early action deadlines in late fall.