Nanjing Agricultural University (南京农业大学)

About the university

Location: Nanjing, China

The history of Nanjing Agricultural University, NAU dates back to Jing Ling and Nan Jing High School (Formally known as the Center of Higher Education of Nanjing), and this university was founded as a high school through the merger of two agricultural schools and several divisions of the Zhejiang Institute in 1954. … Finally, its name was changed to the current “Nanjing Agricultural University” on September 10, 1982. It is the oldest university that specializes in agriculture and agriculture in China. Nanjing Agrarian University is recognized as a leading agrarian-oriented university in China and beyond.

University ranking and benefits

According to the world rankings of higher educational institutions, Nanjing Agricultural University occupies the following positions:

  • US News- 179
  • QS-122
  • Shanghai-201 -300
  • Times Higher Education-134
  • Guardian-122
  • GTU Rank-150

This university pays great attention to international exchange as well as cooperation. He began to establish such a relationship in the 1920s with a university in America known as Cornell University. The university has signed agreements with over 100 universities from different countries and regions. Staff at Nanjing Agricultural University are actively involved in government-sponsored and non-governmental research projects, including the Asia Foundation, Sino-Foreign Government Framework Programs, and the EU Framework Program, not to mention the McKnight Foundation in the United States of America.

University composition and infrastructure

The university has a main building and three additional ones. The total area of ​​the campus is 8km2, and 5km2 of them are full of educational buildings. In addition, Nanjing Agricultural University has a large library resource of over 1,600,000 books and periodicals in over 20 different languages. The impressive infrastructure includes several national key laboratories and technology engineering centers that offer state-of-the-art facilities for dedicated researchers. Nanjing Agricultural University partners with 150 institutions in over 30 countries, creating various platforms for knowledge exchange along the way.

Admission and tuition fees

Applicants for a bachelor’s degree must be high school graduates under the age of 28. Master’s degree candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and be under 35 years of age. PhD applicants must have a master’s degree and be under the age of 40. Applicants must have competitive academic performance and strong research and development ability.

Tuition fees range from 17,000 RMB for undergraduate studies to 37,000 RMB for doctoral studies per year.

As a way to motivate and encourage international students, Nanjing Agricultural University enrolls all students under the Chinese government scholarship. It also fostered talent development not only for international students but also for local students.

Studying programs

NAU offers 61 undergraduate programs, 157 master’s programs and 77 doctoral programs. Undergraduate studies are conducted only in Chinese, all postgraduate education programs are available in 2 languages.

  • Faculties and colleges
  • Faculty of Crop Production
  • Agricultural College
  • Plant protection college
  • College of Horticulture
  • Faculty of animal husbandry
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • College of Livestock and Technology
  • College of Prataculture College of Aquaculture
  • Faculty of Biology and Environment
  • College of Resources and Environmental Sciences
  • College of Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Nutrition and Engineering
  • College of Food Science and Technology
  • college of engineering
  • College of Computer Science and Technology
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • College of Economics and Management
  • College of Public Administration
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Finance College of Rural Development
  • General education
  • College of Foreign Studies
  • Department of General Education in Political Science
  • Department of Physical Education


As a rule, two foreign students live in one room in a double room. The hostel is very clean and tidy and has a separate toilet, bathroom, internet access and air conditioning. The cost of living is 1300 yuan per month. Water and electricity bills are billed separately. The school administration is responsible for the accommodation and living conditions. And they will provide international students with the best service that will make them feel comfortable and enjoyable.


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