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Contestant Eligibility

University Student Contestant Group

  • Current undergraduate and graduate students from participating universities in the Washington, D.C. region
  • Native language is not Chinese
  • Taken at least 280 hours of college level Chinese classes or equivalent (as determined by the student’s university and subject to review by the contest committee)
  • Proficiency Level: Intermediate and Advanced

Ineligible University Students

  • Students whose native language is Chinese including a Chinese dialect such as Cantonese.
  • Students who grew up in a Chinese speaking environment.
  • Students who have studied or lived in a region where Chinese is the official language for two or more years.
  • Students who have advanced to and participated in the final round in a previous Jiangsu Cup competition.

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