Introduction to Zhejiang University

Founded in 1897 as one of the earliest institutions of higher learning in China, Zhejiang University is now a prestigious, leading research university under the direct administration of China’s Ministry of Education. Reputed as the ‘East Cambridge’ in history, Zhejiang University has always been ranked among the top universities in China in terms of its academic strength shown in teaching, research and social service.

About ZJU

Zhejiang University focuses on assiduous study and research, and science and technological innovation. It has launched a number of international high-end academic platforms and gathered masters, scholars and high-level research teams in various disciplines. In recent years, Zhejiang University maintains a leading position in China in output indicators including publications, patents and etc., and has made abundant important achievements in science, technology, humanities and social sciences. Zhejiang University always takes initiative in catering for national and regional needs, and exerts itself to become an influential high-level source of innovation and a pool of talents. In 2015, research fund at Zhejiang University amounted to 3.316 billion Yuan.

With educational thoughts advancing with the times, Zhejiang University paces the whole nation in educational reforms. Rich campus culture, advanced teaching facilities and a wide range of international exchanges create favorable conditions for students’ development.


Zhejiang University is ranked:

  • #3 in the Best Chinese Universities Ranking.
  • #52 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021.
  • #45 in the QS World University Rankings 2022.

About the International College at ZJU

The International College of Zhejiang University is a special teaching and administrative institute responsible for the enrollment, service and Chinese as Second Language (CSL) program, consisting of Office of General Affairs, Office of International Promotion of Chinese Language, Office of Degree Student Affairs, Office of CSL program, and Foreign Experts and Overseas Students Service Center, whose head office is located in Yuquan Campus with two other administrative offices located in Zijianggang Campus and Huajiachi Campus respectively.

The university had its first enrollment of international students in 1979 and since then, more than 25,000 international students have come to study in the school.

About Hangzhou

Zhejiang University is located in the historical and picturesque city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang, a beautiful and prosperous province in southeastern China with rich cultural heritage as well as fine traditional products such as silk and tea. Honored as “the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world” by the Italian traveler Marco Polo, Hangzhou was the capital of China in the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). As a tourist resort with world fame, it now boasts many scenic spots and historic sites such as West Lake, Soul-Conceal Buddhist Temple, Six-Harmony Pagoda and the primitive Liangzhu Relics as well as four national museums of silk, tea, traditional Chinese medicine and pottery respectively. Hangzhou enjoys a mild climate throughout the year with four distinct seasons of special beauty. Hangzhou is only two hours from Shanghai by train or by bus. Many cities like Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, Kunming and Hongkong are all within easy reach by train or airplane.


Yuquan Campus

Yuquan Campus is located in the northwestern corner of the West Lake, and next to the Plant Park. The total area is over 1,700 mu. There are buildings with areas of 700,000 square meters, where administration offices are located. Currently, administration offices of the following 3 Faculties 21 school (department) are located in this campus: Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Information, College of Electrical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Energy Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, College of Information Science and Engineering, College of Biomedical Engineering and Instrumental Science, Department of Chemical Engineering & Biochemical Engineering, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, College of Computer Science and Technology, College of Economics, and College of Public Administration, and etc.

Xixi Campus

The Xixi Campus is located in the Hangzhou High Technology Development Zone, northwest of Hangzhou City. The campus occupies a field of 46 hectares, and there are buildings with areas of total 370,000 square meters. Xixi is the former Hangzhou University. Currently in this campus, there are administration offices of three colleges, that is, College of Humanities, College of Education, and College of Media International Culture, Teaching and Research Institute of Political Theory. In addition, there are one national leading academic discipline. There are also a computing center, a central laboratory, a multimedia center, and a library holding 1,650,000 copies of books and 11,570 types of Chinese-English magazines.

Huajiachi Campus

The Huajiachi Campus is located in the east side of Hangzhou City. The campus occupies a field of 99 hectares, and there are buildings with areas of 280,000 square meters. Huajiaci is the former Zhejiang Agricultural University. In this campus, there are three national leading academic disciplines, and one national basic research and teaching personnel training base. Additionally, there are a multimedia center, a computing center, a computer network center, and a library holding 800,000 copies of books.

Zhijiang Campus

The Zhijiang Campus is located in the south of Hangzhou City, and near the Qiantangjiang River. At present, School of Guanghua Law is located at the Campus.

Zijingang Campus

The Zijingang Campus is located at the north-west of the city and just 5 km away from the Yuquan Campus, Zijingang Campus is the main campus of Zhejiang University, where administration offices of the following 3 Faculties 7 school (department) are located in this campus: Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, School of Interrnational Studies, College of Life Sciences, School of Basic Medicine Sciences, School of Public Health, College of Pharmaceutical Science, School of Management. Zijingang Campus has now buildings of 600,000 square meter floor space, accommodating the University’s 13,000 first- and second-year students.

Campus Maps

Yuquan Campus


Xixi Campus

ZJU Xixi Campus Map

Huajiachi Campus

Huajiachi Campus Map

Zhijiang Campus

Zhijiang Campus Map

Zijingang Campus

Zhejiang University Zijingang Campus Map


  • Chinese Government Scholarship
  • Zhejiang University Scholarship
  • Confucius Institute Scholarship
  • Marine Scholarship of China
  • Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program

Living in University


Zhejiang University advocates international campus atmosphere, encourages communication and integrity between Chinese students and international students. International students of our university can participate in various culture, sport and association activities according to their interests. Every year, university holds various large campus activities, e.g., Student Festival, Sino – foreign Music Festival, International Culture Festival, etc. International students are encouraged to proactively participate in these activities. International College will also support and encourage communication between international students from different countries.

On-Campus Dining

There are three international Student dining halls respectively located in the International College Building on Yuquan Campus, Overseas Student Dormitory Building at the main gate of Yuquan Campus and Overseas Student Dormitory Building on Hua-jia-chi Campus. Meals are served in a a la carte manner.

Students can also have your meals in the student cafeterias on different campuses. It is estimated daily expenses for decent meals will be from 15 RMB yuan to 40 RMB yuan.

List of Programs for International Students

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