Shandong University (山东大学)

About the university

Location: Jinan, China

Shandong University was founded over 100 years ago in 1901. The main building is located in Jinan City. Today, it is one of the largest higher education institutions in China and is under the direct control of the Ministry of Education and the Government of the country.

Initially, the institute was formed under the influence of Western traditions. Its first office was opened with the support of the British and American diplomatic missions. The modern educational process combines the strengths of the European and Asian approaches to education. The Ministry recognizes the importance of the university as one of the key vocational training institutions in China.

University ranking and benefits

The institute is traditionally recognized as one of the best in the country and is included in the top 20 universities in the Middle Kingdom. Its world ranking is also extremely high: Shandong University is consistently included in the list of 5% of the most demanded educational institutions on the planet. At the same time, the most developed areas of education are technical and natural sciences.

The institute has considerable advantages for international students:

  • Opportunity to participate in exchange programs with 70 partner universities in Europe, Asia and America.
  • Availability of distance learning courses.
  • Relatively low cost of programs (bachelor’s degree – about $ 3000 per year).
  • Assistance in finding employment after graduation.

The Shandong University diploma is quoted not only in China, but also in other Asian and European countries. With him you can apply for vacancies in leading profile companies.

Composition and infrastructure

The number of university students today is more than 60,000 people, with 2% of them being foreign citizens. The students are staffed by 4,000 faculty members, including graduate holders and practitioners from a variety of professional fields.

The university has 8 branches in different cities of the region. The campuses have everything you need for a comfortable life and learning: sports facilities, a stadium, a library (includes more than 3.5 million books) and a reading room, canteen and cafeterias, etc. The research center in the field of management and science is considered one of the most successful in the whole of the Middle Kingdom.

Admission and tuition fees

The application procedure is carried out online through the official portal of the university. After filling out all the necessary forms, you should attach copies of documents (passport, school certificate or university diploma, depending on the chosen level of study, etc.), letters of recommendation (for applicants to master’s and doctoral studies), a short biography.

After receiving the documents, the university administration selects the most suitable candidates who are already admitted to the exams.

The cost of training is:

  • Undergraduate – from 18,000 to 45,000 yuan ($ 2855-$ 7140) per year, depending on the specialty.
  • Master – from 26,000 to 34,000 yuan ($ 4125-$ 5395) per year, depending on the specialty
  • MBA – 90,000 yuan ($ 14,285) for two years of study in English, 87,000 yuan ($ 13,810) for two years of study in Chinese.
  • Doctorate – from 26,000 to 41,000 yuan ($ 4125-$ 6505) for the full program.
  • Language courses – 9000 yuan ($ 1425) per semester, 18000 yuan ($ 2855) per year.

A registration fee of 400 yuan ($ 64) is paid separately.


Due to the fact that the state pays special attention to the institute, ten options for financial support are offered to international applicants. Among them are such well-known types as the scholarship of the Government and the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC. In addition, there are individual types of grants that are allocated directly by the university.

Most types of financial support are intended for new students who have just entered the university (mainly bachelors and participants in language programs).

Studying programs

The main focus in the preparation of students is given to master’s and doctoral programs. However, foreign citizens also have the opportunity to take language courses (short and long term) or enroll in a bachelor’s degree. Directions of education cover the humanities, natural and technical sciences, as well as medicine.

For those who wish, a short-term summer program is organized, which covers the main areas of training and is a professional course.


Today’s university offers educational services in 11 academic areas:

  • Philosophy.
  • Economy.
  • Laws.
  • Literature.
  • History.
  • Natural Sciences.
  • Engineering.
  • Management.
  • The medicine.
  • Pedagogy.
  • Military science.

Natural-scientific, technical and medical specialties have full material and practical support. Students are given the chance to strengthen their knowledge in the best hospitals, hospitals, laboratories and research centers in the region.


International students have the opportunity to live directly on campus. Dormitories are equipped for them, rooms in which are equipped with all conveniences. Depending on the campus and the type of accommodation, the cost of living ranges from 3500 to 5850 yuan (550 $ -925 $) per semester.

Upon check-in, the student is required to leave a deposit of 600 yuan ($ 95), which is returned after checking the room upon departure. Also, accommodation during the Chinese New Year is paid additionally.


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