Toggle Item1. How many students apply to your program each year and what is the acceptance rate?
The Advanced program has typically had between 25-30 applicants each year and have accepted 15-20. However, we will be expanding the numbers accepted gradually over the next few years, which means we are working toward a bigger application pool of qualified students.
Toggle Item2. What makes a good candidate for admission to the Flagship Program?
Candidates for the Advance Flagship should have a well developed sense of their career goals and have done a substantial part of a major other than Chinese. In addition, students should have a strong general academic background (minimum 3.3 GPA) and evidence of a strong work ethic.
Toggle Item3. When can a student enter the Flagship program?
You may apply for the Advanced program while taking Chinese 301 for admittance in the Fall of their junior year.
Our Advanced Program application deadline is February 20 for fall entry. We will conduct assessment and interviews in the month after we have received all the applications. Acceptance is generally announced 4 weeks following application. Entry into the program is based on the student’s language level. We accept applicants every semester. Click for more
Toggle Item4. How long does it take to complete the BYU Chinese Flagship program?
The time in the program depends on individual’s background and where a student enters the program. The full program is meant to be completed as an integral part of an undergraduate education, students must complete a minimum of four dedicated Chinese Flagship courses (12 hours) and at least four advanced Chinese electives (12 hours). After a student completes the BYU campus coursework, they participate in the overseas capstone program in Taiwan, beginning with direct enrollment at National Yang-Ming University for one semester (~5 months) and culminating in an internship there, which focuses on your specific career goals (~ 4 months).
Toggle Item5. Can I be a Chinese major and still apply?
Absolutely. Placement in the program will depend on your career goals, so it’s important to have a strong plan for the future.
Toggle Item6. Do I have to be a Chinese major to apply?
This program is designed to implement the Chinese language to your field of study. Past and current students have majored in areas like political science, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, law, accounting, journalism, business management, and biochemistry.
Toggle Item7. Can graduated students be admitted to the program?
Flagship is for BYU undergraduate students.
Toggle Item8. Is financial support available for the program?
Toggle Item9. Do I need to be a member of the sponsoring church to attend BYU?
No. Admission to BYU and the Chinese Flagship program is not limited to members of the LDS church, but all students and faculty are asked to observe the university-wide honor code.
The Chinese Flagship Program operates as an integral part of the BYU undergraduate program. Therefore, all students are required to gain admission to BYU if they have not already at the time of application.