Bachelor’s in Food Quality and Safety

Introduction to the Program

The Bachelor’s in Food Quality and Safety at Jinan University is a four year English-taught undergraduate degree program for international students.

About JNU

There are many special features that Jinan University can be proud of: one of the oldest universities in China and one of the “211” key national universities in China, the 1st university in China that recruits foreign students, the 1st university in China that enrolls students at both spring and autumn semesters, the 1st university that pioneered the implementation of credit system in China, the university with the largest number of overseas students, the only university that finds her alumni in both Chinese and foreign state-level leaders in China… For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

To fulfill the needs of social and economic development, this program is designed to train specialists armed with sound basic theory and skills in food testing and analysis, environmental science and food science. Students registered for and trained under this program will become familiar with international and domestic food quality and safety systems and regulation systems, and to become qualified for jobs after graduation in testing, control, supervision, law enforcement and management related to food quality and food safety.

Food quality and safety science is the application of biological and physical sciences to food systems. Interest in food quality and safety has grown in recent years because of the increasing awareness of the vital role of food in the health, well-being, and economic status of individuals and nations. Professional food scientists ensure that an acceptable, nutritious, safe and appealing selection of foods is available. They also play a major role in increasing the supply of foods urgently needed to provide an adequate diet for a rapidly growing world population.

Research in food science is concerned with the development of fundamental information about the chemical, physical, and biological properties and interactions of foods and food components. This information is necessary for developing optimum processes and conditions to enhance the nutritive value, safety, and quality of foods. Food technology involves the integrated application of several disciplines (chemistry, animal and plant biology, biochemistry & biotechnology, nutrition, physiology, microbiology, and engineering) to the processing and manufacturing of foods.

The International School offers outstanding educational and research opportunities for advanced studies in food quality and safety program. Graduate studies in this program at the International School produce graduates who are well-prepared to become the research leaders, innovators, and technical experts essential for meeting the growing needs of governments, industries, and various institutions. An excellent selection of courses in basic and applied sciences; and modern, well-equipped laboratories combine to make the International school’s graduate program in food science among the best in the world.

Start Date of the Program

September or March

Entry Requirements

High school graduates with a relatively high degree of English proficiency

Application Deadline

August or February


Major Courses: Food Toxicology, Food Microbiology, Food Chemistry, Food Analysis, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Introduction to Food Technology, Instrumental Food Analysis, Quarantine of Animals & Plants, Food Standards and Regulations.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB26000 per semester. The total for the 4 year program is 104,000 RMB.


Jinan University offers a wide variety of dormitories located on campus. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

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