Introduction to Zhejiang Gongshang University

Established in 1911 as Hangzhou Vocational Business School (The Earliest Chinese Business School), Zhejiang Gongshang University (ZJSU) is a public higher educational institution that focuses on the fields of business and technology.

About ZJSU

In the past years, ZJSU has been paying great attention to international exchanges and cooperation, and making an effort to promote education internationalization. The university has partner relationship with more than 90 universities and scientific research institutions from more than 50 countries, including the United States, Britain, Germany, France, Belgium, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Japan, and South Korea, etc. Moreover, we have started cooperation programs with over 60 foreign universities and research institutions such as Columbia University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Manchester, Waseda University, University of Canterbury, and Chulalongkorn University in the areas of faculty and students exchange, mutual accreditation of credits, scientific research cooperation.

ZJSU launched “Blue Sky” project aimed at enhancing faculty internationalization, which sends 50 promising teachers annually to foreign key universities for study and research, meanwhile dozens of academic leaders and young administrators to key universities overseas for training as well. The university encourages scholars to attend international academic meetings and activities of various kinds. ZJSU actively conducts student exchange programs with key universities overseas and has sent thousands of students in recent years to foreign universities for long-term and short-term exchange and visiting programs.

Since 2009, ZJSU established scholarship for international students, more than 100 students got this scholarship and at the same time about 100 international students got “Zhejiang Provincial Government Scholarship”. To expand the number of international students and increase degree students, ZJSU has established 27 foreign-language-taught degree programs specially designed for international students. Now, the total number of international students doubles the rate every year. More than 300 foreign students are pursuing bachelor, master and doctoral degrees, and hundreds of international students annually study Chinese, Chinese culture and Chinese Business in the university.

About The School of International Education (SIE)

SIE is in charge of the international students management works such as enrollment of all the degree and non-degree international students, exist-and-entry board management, etc. In the mean time, SIE is also in charge of the management works such as daily teaching and academic affairs, etc.

The School of International Education (SIE) of Zhejiang Gongshang University is an institute engaged in international education and Chinese and joint education programs.In addition to the degree programs (Undergraduate, Master, PhD) spread in different academic faculties, international students can choose to be majored in one of the two programs of SIE: Chinese Language and Culture, China and Chinese Business.


Zhejiang Gongshang University is located in the Jianggan District, Hangzhou. It is in the east part of Hangzhou, adjacent to the beautiful Qian Tang River, with 40-minute drive to the downtown area.

It has two campuses, the Xiasha Campus and Jiaogong Road Campus, covering an area of 1,296,000㎡ and with the measure of 996,000㎡ of building. The total value of scientific research instruments which Gongshang owns is about 350,000,000 RMB, including 9400 computers for teaching. There are over 2,690,000 collections of books and 66,000 GB of digital resources in the libraries.

Xiasha Campus Maps


Xiasha campus map


  • Chinese Government Scholarship
  • Zhejiang Provincial Government Scholarship for International Students
  • Zhejiang Gongshang University Scholarship for International Students

Life on Campus


Zhejiang Gongshang University has an area of stadiums measuring 138,000㎡, 115,000㎡ of which in Xiasha Campus. The stadiums in the Xiasha Campus cover swimming pool, badminton hall, table-tennis hall, fitness center, calisthenics gym, kungfu center, interior basketball stadium, interior volleyball stadium, plastic 400 – meter track and field, artificial turf standard field including football, basketball, volleyball and tennis, quality expanding & training base et, satisfying the needs of students’ physical training, bodybuilding and literary and artistic activities.

Food & Drink

Wherever you are on campus, whether you are ready for a meal, a snack, or just a drink with friends, you’ll find one nearby.
There are three dining halls, which are Qingfeng, Xingyun and Liushui, in two main Students Living Centers. Qingfeng and Xingyun dining halls serve Moslem food. Besides, all of the three dining halls provide abundant styles of the dish and the price is fairly reasonable. Moreover, the Baolong Plaza is between the two Student Living Centers, where offers a wide range of restaurants and caters to various tastes and needs. Students can choose the restaurant according to their own religion and taste.

There are a wide variety of bars and clubs around the university, including Sunshine Bar, Coco, MC club which are popular with international students. In addition, students can enjoy a cup of coffee in Starbucks at No. 505-1, No. 4 Street.

List of Programs for International Students

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