All of our students are welcome to engage with the Institute through access to our reading library, loan of DVDs and wider engagement with our activities.

  • DVD Hire Service:
    Select from a wide range of classic and contemporary Chinese Language DVDs
  • Reading Library:
    A wide array of dual language and English books
  • Language Services:
    Translation services, Chinese book orders, name card preparation etc
  • Advance Booking:
    First chance of seats for our popular programme of talks and lectures
  • Privileged Invitations:
    Including free tickets and special offers for our cultural events
  • Updates:
    Ensuring you are among the first to know what’s happening, where and when


Students studying at the Institute are deemed to be in membership for the relevant academic year.

To apply for membership please complete and return the PDF registration form below and send this with a passport style photograph made out to the University of Edinburgh. Alternatively call into our offices at Abden House which are open Monday-Thursday 10.00am-6pm, and Friday 10am-5:30pm.

Membership Form

Membership registration form 2020-2021.

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