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.
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.
About International College
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.
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.
- 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.
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.