Characteristics of the conversational course


The Conversational 1 course is the first course of the Conversational Chinese program offered by the Confucius Institute of the University of Costa Rica. This program is divided into four levels: Conversational 1, Conversational 2, Conversational 3, Conversational 4. This course is designed with the primary goal of increasing the Chinese language proficiency of eligible students or professionals who possess pre-existing professional knowledge, skills or training, but the limitation of not speaking Chinese prevents them from joining the labor force, finding a new job, getting a promotion or transfer abroad, going on business or studying abroad.


This is a course that is taught for 3 hours each session for a total of 39 hours.


It is important to note that some classes may be taught in English.


Important dates


Enrollment date: will be held from Monday, May 02 to 11, 2022.




The conversational course is  ₡ 80,000 per quarter.




Have completed the Advanced 5A course


Payment methods


Various means of payment are offered, such as:


  • Bank deposit, in the Banco Nacional account number: 100-01-000-140077-9, detailing: Project 2444-01, your name and surname; then you can send the receipt to our email
  • Transfer in colones to the account 15100010011400776 or in dollars to the account 15100010026037353, indicate in detail: Project 2444-01, your name and surname, legal ID 3-006-101757, Fundación UCR. Then you can send the receipt to our email
  • By debit or credit cards (American Express cards are not accepted).​


For trimester students


If they must justify an absence or request the replacement of a partial or final exam, they must download the document that is at the end of this page called "Form of justification of absences or exams".


This document must be printed and filled in the corresponding spaces according to the due request, as the case may be, that the student must justify, in addition, they must attach the corresponding documents. You can find the form at our reception or request it right there.


Refunds for tuition


Money refunds will be applied only in cases of group closure. Likewise, if by mistake a sum greater than the registration amount is charged, the corresponding refund will be made.


It is important that the student is sure of his or her enrollment, since under no circumstances is the enrollment postponed or requests for refund of money for course payment applied.


The procedure for the refund of the money consists of filling out the MONEY RETURN FORM which can be found attached below this information or withdrawn at the Institute's reception. You have 5 working days once the closure of the group has been notified to carry out the procedure, otherwise the refund will not be applied.


*The Confucius Institute of the UCR informs that it updates its prices as of July 1, this due to the application of the value added tax (VAT) to education established in the Law for the Strengthening of Public Finances.


We are located only at the University of Costa Rica in San Pedro de Montes de Oca, Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio, west side of the School of Architecture

Update: 22/05/2022