Introduction to Wuhan University (WHU)

Wuhan University (WHU) is a top 10 university in China, located in central China in the city of Wuhan, with around 1500 international students. The University is well known as having the most beautiful campus out of all the Universities in China.  You can see the Top 10 most beautiful universities in China here.

Wuhan University Ranking

Wuhan University (WHU) is a top 10 University in China and is ranked top 225 in the world. You can read more about Chinese university rankings here.

Wuhan University is ranked:

  • #9 in the Best Chinese Universities ranking.
  • #225 in the QS World Universities Ranking 2022.
  • #19 Chinese university with the most international students.

It is part of the Government’s Project 211 and 985 and double first class universities which means it has a large amount of government funding to develop as a world-class university.  You can learn more about these initiatives here.

For international students Wuhan University has a large number of programs in English, including Master’s and PhD (although it is usually necessary to find a supervisor)

Wuhan University History

The history of Wuhan University can be traced back to Ziqiang Institute, which was founded in 1893 by Zhang Zhidong, the then governor of Hubei Province and Hunan Province in the late Qing Dynasty. In the process of development and evolution, the institute changed its name several times before it was finally named Wuhan National University in 1928. It is one of the earliest comprehensive national universities in modern China. By the end of 1946, the university had established 6 colleges, the colleges of liberal art, law, sciences, engineering, agriculture, and medicine. In 2000, an amalgamation of the former Wuhan University, Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electric Engineering, Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping, and Hubei Medical University was announced, which ushered in a new era in its 100 years of development.

For the past century, Wuhan University has built an elegant palatial architectural complex of primitive simplicity which blends perfectly the eastern architectural style with that of the west. It is honored as the “Most Beautiful University in China.” Furthermore, Wuhan University’s centennial humanistic accumulation boils down to its succinct motto, that is, “Improve Oneself, Promote Perseverance, Seek Truth and Make Innovations.”

Since its establishment, Wuhan University has cultivated more than 300 thousand professional talents in various occupations, among whom there are over 100 members of the Chinese Academy of Science and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. They have made great contribution to the national construction and social advancement. The remarkable achievements of Wuhan University have won itself an extensive international reputation. In 1999, the world renowned journal, Science, listed Wuhan University as one of the most prominent institutions of higher education in China.

Burgeoning are the international exchanges and cooperation of Wuhan University in recent years. It has established cooperative relationship with more than 400 universities and research institutes in over 70 countries and regions.

Cherry blossoms at Wuhan University in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province.
Wuhan University Pictures

Wuhan University Campus Map

Wuhan University is next to the beautiful East Lake.

You can download the campus map (in Chinese) here. (If you’d like the English version please send us a message below).

You can visit the link here

Accommodation at Wuhan University

There are dormitories available for international students. Contact us to book and for more information. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

Application Process

To apply complete the application form and pay the application fee here. Your application is normally processed within 4 weeks. After you have been accepted you will receive your official acceptance letter visa application form. If you have any questions contact us.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements depend on each program. Please check the specific program here.

Scholarships for International Students

There are a large number of scholarships at Wuhan University, the biggest would be the CSC scholarship.

Acceptance Rates

Wuhan University is one of the most competitive universities in China and is very competitive.

However, international students applying to Wuhan University have over 95% acceptance rate on China Admissions as long as they meet the entry requirements of the program they are applying for. Please make sure to check the entry requirements of the program before applying on the program page below.

You can read more about the university acceptance rates for international students and how to increase your chances here.

List of Programs for International Students

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