Henan University (河南大学)

About the university

Location: Henan, China

Located in Kaifeng, a famous historical city and former capital of China, Henan University (internationally known as Henan University) admitted its first students in 1912. It was originally named the Preparatory School for Further Education in Europe and America. Thus, for more than 100 years, the university has been one of the three main schools for preparing students for foreign studies.

The School of Chinese Language and Culture has been created especially for international students, offering numerous linguistic courses. Many applicants are attracted by the fact that the university is located near the famous Shaolin monastery, which they can visit in their free time.

University ranking and benefits

Despite the fact that the educational institution is not included in the ranking of the best universities in the country and in the world, it remains popular among foreign students. One of the reasons for this is the high level of education. The university still implements the classic Asian approach to education, which allows students to successfully combine theory and practice.

The main advantages of studying at the institute include:

  • A large number of training programs for foreigners, both in the humanities and in the natural sciences.
  • The presence of a continuous education system: from bachelor’s to doctoral studies.
  • High level of preparation in the Chinese language, which allows you to successfully pass the national exam.
  • Adequate education costs (much lower than in large cities in China such as Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, etc.).
  • Availability of exchange programs with more than 70 foreign colleges.

Many foreign graduates have proved that the Henan University diploma allows you to find work in both the Asian and European markets and realize themselves in professional and research fields.

Composition and infrastructure

The institute is considered a large educational institution. At the moment, there are about 60,000 students here, including those from other countries. Exchange programs with the CIS countries, Europe and America are being actively implemented.

The campus of the university covers more than 2,200,000 square meters. It houses classrooms, laboratories for practical exercises, a library, sports facilities, halls for practicing various types of art. It is worth mentioning separately the research centers, on the basis of which teachers and students conduct continuous research work.

Admission and tuition fees

Foreign citizens of the following age can apply for admission to the university:

  • from 18 to 60 years old – for language programs;
  • up to 25 years old – for undergraduate programs;
  • up to 40 years old – for master’s programs;
  • up to 45 years old – for doctoral programs.

Applicants will have to provide the following documents:

  • A copy of your passport.
  • Diploma of Higher Education.
  • Police clearance certificate.
  • Bank account information.
  • HSK exam certificate (for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs).

The cost of educational programs is:

Program type Duration Cost
Short-term language program from 2 weeks to 3 months 600 yuan ($ 95) / week
Long-term language program from 1 year 11000 yuan (1745 $) / year
Undergraduate from 4 years Art – 16,000 yuan ($ 2540)

Science, engineering, agriculture – 17,600 yuan ($ 2,790)

Medicine, Physical Education, Music, Performing Arts – 17,600 Yuan ($ 2,790)

Master from 3 years Art – 20,000 yuan ($ 3170)

Science, Engineering, Agriculture – 22,400 RMB ($ 3,555)

Medicine, Physical Education, Music, Performing Arts – 24,800 RMB ($ 3,935)

Doctorate from 3 years Art – 22400 yuan ($ 3555)

Science, Engineering, Agriculture – 23,200 RMB ($ 3,680)

Medicine, Physical Education, Music, Performing Arts – 25,600 Yuan ($ 4060).

An additional registration fee, registration of a residence permit, medical examination in the hospital upon arrival and accommodation in a hostel are paid additionally.


Henan University offers a variety of financial aid options to international applicants. This can be support from the Chinese government and its own institutional funding system. More detailed information on the types of scholarships is presented on the official website of the university.

Studying programs

The university offers training at several levels at once, from language courses to doctoral studies. This makes a lifelong learning system possible. At the same time, specialties for foreigners are provided at all 12 faculties. The most famous is the humanitarian direction, in particular, the school of Chinese language and literature. The institute is also known for its programs in the field of various arts.

Among the undergraduate programs, the following stand out:

  • Accounting.
  • Architecture.
  • Civil engineering.
  • Chinese language and literature.
  • Civil engineering.
  • Economy.
  • English language.
  • Music.
  • World history.
  • Tourism management.

The magistracy provides training in such areas as:

  • Business management.
  • Biochemical technologies.
  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Chinese language and culture.
  • Translation Studies (English).
  • Computer engineering.
  • Tourism management.
  • World history.
  • International trade.
  • Geotechnical Engineering.

With other programs that can be studied, for example, at the doctoral level, applicants are allowed to familiarize themselves on the university page.


Since 1940, the institute has become a comprehensive educational institution, consisting of six separate schools:

  • Liberal Arts.
  • Science.
  • Engineering.
  • Agriculture.
  • Medicine.
  • The laws.

Each of the colleges has experienced teachers, including holders of a scientific degree, who are ready to help students not only in educational activities, but also in research work.


International students can live in comfortable hostels on campus. Accommodation cost is:

Room type Price per day
Single 40 rmb (6$)
Double room 20 rmb (3$)
Quadruple 10 rmb (1,5$)

The rooms and the hostel are equipped with everything necessary for the life and nutrition of students.

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