Get to Know Shandong University: Official International Student Video

Which Chinese university should you attend? Among hundreds of options, known for diverse and affordable programs, friendliness for international students, and world-class standing, Shandong University (SDU) stands out and offers incredible opportunities. Please watch the official video to see the stunning campus and learn more about SDU.

Shandong University carries a reputation for providing an excellent environment for international and Chinese students alike. What do students have to say about studying at Shandong University?

“Our dorms are incredibly clean and tidy, and all the cleaning ladies warmly greet us each day. We all have really good gym facilities. There, students can play badminton, volleyball, and aerobics.

I think coming to China to study, besides learning the language, you can really experience the culture. Shandong is the home of Confucius, so the culture and atmosphere here are really beneficial to studying the Chinese language and culture. The professors at Shandong University are also really kind and friendly. Students who study here can really receive a lot of guidance from their professors. The students here are also super amiable too. You can definitely make a lot of Chinese friends!”

— SDU student Yu Lejie, from Yantai, China

“Shandong University is one of the best universities in China. It has a very long history. In the past few years, Shandong University has soared through the ranking and become more important internationally and nationally.

What type of students are a good fit for Shandong? Students who don’t only have high grades, but have something else to show–like awards they have won, or have good voluntary work in the community. I had a choice between SDU and multiple universities. In the end, I chose Shandong University because I spoke to multiple staff members and they were very friendly to me. That made a big difference to me because I don’t only care about the education itself, but also about the atmosphere.”

I really enjoyed the time that I had here. Discussing with professors, and especially exchanging ideas with Chinese students, that was definitely a plus.”

— SDU student Daryl Reeve, from the UK

Application Deadline

Admissions to Shandong University open on December 20. The application period for self-supporting (non-CSC Scholarship) students is from December 20 to May 31. For CSC students, the deadline is March 31. The Chinese language program in the fall semester is open from March 1 till June 30, and spring semester deadlines are from October 15 till December 31. Applications for one-semester preparatory programs are open from October 15 till December 31, and for two semesters it is open March 1 till June 30.

See all programs and deadlines on China Admissions here:

About Shandong University

Located in the economic powerhouse and cultural heartland of China, Shandong University (SDU) is one of China’s top universities and is well-reputed for world-acclaimed researchers, dedicated teaching staff, and superior campus facilities and services.

Shandong University is one of the initiative universities of modern Chinese higher education. Its medical school, established in 1864, signified the beginning of modern Chinese higher education. Its main body, Shandong Imperial College (Shandong Da Xue Tang) established in 1901, was the second national university in China, only after the Imperial University of Peking.

As one of the first universities finding its name on the list of Project 211 and Project 985, and a current Class A Double First Class University, Shandong University has been developing by leaps and bounds in recent years, and each of its undertakings has reached unprecedented levels.

Savannah Billman has a master's degree in Chinese Law and Society at the Yenching Academy of Peking University. She holds a B.A. from NYU Shanghai and has also written for The World of Chinese, TechNode, SupChina, and Sixth Tone.
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