Xiamen University (厦门大学)

About the university

Location: Xiamen, China

Xiamen University was founded in 1921 as an educational institution that embodies a new type of Chinese education. Today the institute is recognized not only as one of the most successful, but also the most beautiful in China. It is located near the sea coast in Xiamen city. Fully equipped campuses allow students to immerse themselves in a new life, meet friends from all over the world, and engage in serious scientific research.

University ranking and benefits

The university has many achievements and is noted in several ratings, including:

  • Top 20 best universities in China.
  • List of 5% of the most successful educational institutions in the world.
  • Top 400 best universities on the planet.

Traditionally, the most powerful are graduates of natural sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Life Science and Medicine, etc.) and students who graduated from humanitarian faculties.

The benefits of studying in Xiamen include:

  • Active support of foreign students from the staff of the institute.
  • Adequate cost of training programs.
  • The presence of research centers where students can engage in scientific activities at a professional level.
  • The opportunity to participate in international exchange programs with partner universities.

The university administration makes sure that students from overseas remember their years in China. Various cultural events, excursions, etc. are organized for students.

Composition and infrastructure

Among the 35,000 current students of the institute, foreigners occupy 2%. Every year the university expands international contacts, attracting applicants from new countries. Almost 3,000 qualified teachers work with students, who not only give lectures and practical classes, but are also actively involved in scientific activities.

On the campus, organized according to the principle of a park, there are sports grounds, educational buildings, a hostel, a canteen, etc. All students are allowed to use the library.

Admission and tuition fees

The process of submitting documents takes place online. Applicants need:

  • Registration form from the official website of the university (then the document must be printed).
  • Copy of the passport.
  • A copy of the school certificate with a transcript of grades (with translation into English or Chinese).
  • A copy of your HSK or similar English proficiency test.
  • Letter of recommendation from school / university teachers.
  • An essay in English or Chinese (minimum 800 words) explaining why the applicant decided to study in Xiamen.

Those applying for language courses who do not graduate from high school will need to provide a transcript of their current grades.

The cost of training depends on the chosen specialty:

Educational level Humanities faculties Medicine, economics, law, natural sciences
Undergraduate 24000 rmb — 3800$ 26000 rmb — 4120$
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Business (partially in English) 34000 rmb — 5395$
Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (in English) 38000 rmb — 6030$
Master (in Chinese) 26000 rmb — 4120$ 30000 rmb — 4760$
Master’s degree in “Teacher of Chinese as a foreign language” 30000 rmb — 4760$
Master of Business Administration 69000 rmb — 10950$
Master (in English) 39000 rmb — 6190$ 45000 rmb — 7140$
Doctorate (in Chinese) 30000 rmb — 4760$ 34000 rmb — 5395$
Doctorate (in English) 42000 rmb — 6660$ 55000 rmb — 8730$
Secondary School Program (in Chinese) 24000 rmb — 3800$ 26000 rmb — 4120$
Secondary School Program (in English) 32000 rmb — 5075$ 34000 rmb — 5395$
Old School Program (in Chinese) 26000 rmb — 4120$ 30000 rmb — 4760$
Old School Program (in English) 39000 rmb — 6190$ 45000 rmb — 7140$
Chinese language learning program 26000rmb — 4120$

An additional registration fee is paid.


Especially for representatives of other countries, the university offers several options for financial support to choose from:

  • Confucius University Scholarship.
  • Chinese Government Scholarship.
  • Fujian Provincial Scholarship.
  • Amoy Institute’s own grants.

More detailed information on subsidies, their amount and method of obtaining can be found on the official website of the university.

Studying programs

The university offers a wide range of programs designed for foreign citizens. Students from other countries can get a bachelor’s, master’s or PhD degree, or they can simply study Chinese and get acquainted with the local culture.

One of the advantages of the institute is the availability of educational services in English. Programs are available at all levels, and the diploma given to graduates is no different from its Chinese counterpart.


The Institute consists of separate colleges, of which there are more than twenty today. Among them, the following are especially famous:

  • Humanities.
  • Medicine.
  • Aerospace Engineering.
  • Architecture and Civil Engineering.
  • Pharmaceuticals.
  • Energy.
  • Mathematicians.
  • International relations.
  • Foreign languages ​​and cultures.
  • Management.
  • Arts.

The faculty includes candidates and doctors of science, representative of both Chinese and international schools. Under the guidance of mentors, students undergo practical training at the largest enterprises in China.


Students are given the opportunity to live on campus in a comfortable dormitory. Accommodation prices start at RMB 1,200 ($ 1,900) per year. The student rooms have furniture, telephone, air conditioning, internet connection and their own shower and toilet.

Attention! A deposit of 1,000 RMB ($ 1,500) is required before check-in, which is returned after the end of the school year.


Fax: 86-592-2093346
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]


Official website: xmu.edu.cn

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