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International Students Enrolment Instructions 2017(Xiang'an Campus)

Date: 2017-06-30 Views:3753

Congratulations on your admission to XMU!

The following schools and colleges of Xiamen University are based on Xiang’an Campus: the Overseas Education College, School of Life Sciences, Medical College, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Public Health, College of Oceanography and Earth Sciences, College of Environment and Ecology, Coastal and Ocean Management Institute, College of Energy, and School of Aerospace Engineering. All international students of these schools and colleges will reside on Xiang’an campus.

I.    Visa Application

Students are required to apply for an X1 or X2 visa for study in China by presenting the original and a photocopy of their valid passport, Admission Notice, Visa Application Form (JW201/JW202) and Physical Examination Record for Foreigners (if required) to the Chinese Embassy or a Chinese consulate-general in their home country.

Students with an X1 visa should proceed to the Exit and Entry Administration Department of Xiamen Municipal Public Security Bureau to apply for a Residence Permit within 30 days of arrival. Please note that the yellow page of your Visa Application Form is required for the Residence Permit application after your arrival in China. Applications for visa alteration or visa extension should be filed under the guidance of the Overseas Student Affairs Office (OSAO) at Xiamen University (Tel: +86 (0)592 2183606; Email: All fees payable should be borne by the applicant. Fee rates set by the Entry and Exit Administration Department of Xiamen Municipal Public Security Bureau are applicable.

Note: For foreign citizens of Chinese origin, only after being officially recognized by the Exit and Entry Administration Bureau as foreign citizens can they matriculate at Xiamen University and apply for a Residence Permit in China. Please refer to the Instructions for Citizenship Certification for more information.

II.   Health Check-up

The Physical Examination Record for Foreigners (including the original form and other medical reports such as X-ray, electrocardiogram, blood test reports, etc.) is required for the Residence Permit application after your arrival in China. Students who have taken a physical examination and obtained the Physical Examination Form in their home country should have their original forms and medical reports certified by the Xiamen Entry and Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau (certification fee: about RMB 60). Students who meet the health requirements will receive a Health Certificate, with which they can apply for a Residence Permit.

Students who have not taken a physical examination before their arrival in Chinashould proceed to the Xiamen Entry and Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau as arranged by the University to undergo a physical examination during the orientation week. Students who meet the health requirements will be awarded a Health Certificate (physical examination fee: about RMB 550). Please note that the fees quoted are for reference only and are subject to change without prior notice.

The Physical Examination Record for Foreigners can be downloaded at Xiamen Entry and Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau is located at 116 Dongdu Road, Xiamen (Tel: +86 (0)592 5675915).

III. College English Placement Test (for undergraduate students only)

College English is one of the most important foundation courses for in the University’s curriculum. In order to satisfy the personalized needs of students in different categories and with different levels of English proficiency, the University Academic Affairs Office will administer an English Placement Test for new undergraduate students. Students are required to log into the University Foreign Language Testing and Training System ( and take the online test between 8:00 AM September 10th and 8:00 PM September 15th, 2017. For details, please refer to the Notice on Online English Placement Test (Please click the link to view) or call Ms. PENG Xin at +86 15259295331.

IV.   Arrival and Accommodation

Students may take a 40-minute taxi ride to Xiang’an campus from XiamenGaoqiInternationalAirport. Residence halls on Xiang’an campus will be opened on the designated registration date. After paying tuition and accommodation fees, students should proceed to the Office of Property Management on the first floor of No.3 Guoguang Building (Tel: +86 18150360182, E-mail:, Office Hours: 08:00-12:00 and 14:30-17:30) to complete move-in formalities. Students who arrive before the designated registration date should make accommodation arrangements for themselves.

International students must register their accommodation after entry according to China’s exit and entry administration laws: Students should register their accommodation at the police station within 24 hours of arrival (at the Xindian police station of Xiang’an District, Tel: +86 (0)592 7085110). Please note that foreigners who fail to register their accommodation within the given timeframe will be subject to a penalty, face restrictions on length of stay, or be disqualified from residing inChina.

V.   Registration

    1. Pre-registration:

New students are required to complete pre-registration at within the timeframe listed below. For inquiries, please contact +86 (0)592 2183606 or The username is the 11-digit serial number printed in the upper right hand corner on the Chinese page of your Admission Notice.

Please note that pre-registration is mandatory. Late or no pre-registration may affect your formal registration on campus.


   2. Registration Date & Location:

Student Category

Online Pre-registration Period

Registration Date

Registration Location

Undergraduate Students and Non-degree students of the OEC

August 21st – 28th

September 17th

08:00-11:30; 14:30-17:30

No.3-4 Guoguang Building on Xiang’an Campus

Undergraduate Students of Colleges other than the OEC

September 12th – 26th

October 7th

08:00-11:30; 14:30-17:30

At the designated place of the respective schools/colleges on campus. (Detailed information will be posted at and please follow the signs on campus on the registration day.)

①Postgraduate students; ②Non-degree students enrolled at colleges other than the OEC

August 21st – 28th

September 9th – 10th

08:00-11:30; 14:30-17:30

       Note:  OEC refers to the Overseas Education College of Xiamen University.

The following materials are required upon registration: a photocopy of your passport, the visa page and the page with the entry stamp in your passport, your Admission Notice, a recent passport-style photo and your highest degree certificate (original). Please note that highest degree certificates in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with Chinese or English translations.


1.  Registration should be completed within the timeframe specified in the Admission Notice. In case you are unable to register on time, you are required to file leave requests at and obtain approval from the School and the Departments concerned at least five days before the Registration Date. Students who fail to register within the first two weeks of a new semester will be disqualified for enrolment.

2.    Identification and Qualification Review: International students should study in China with a valid foreign passport and a visa of the type relevant to their student status. Any student who provides false identity documents will be disqualified from enrolment. According to regulations, the University will review admission qualifications within 3 months after the registration. Only those who pass the review will officially be registered. A valid passport and a certificate of the highest educational attainment (original) are required for the review.

3.    Under Xiamen University’s regulations, students cannot complete their registration until they have paid all their fees in full, including tuition, accommodation and insurance fees, within the prescribed timeframe. Tuition fees will not be refunded to students who withdraw from their study halfway through or are expelled for disciplinary reasons before the end of a semester. Students who resume their study or are enrolled during the semester are required to pay full fees for the entire semester.

4.  Students who choose to pay in cash should proceed to the designated bank on the Xiang’an Campus to pay their tuition and accommodation fees with the Admission Notice and the payment notice given by their respective school.

5.  Students who choose to pay by bank draft should submit their bank drafts and the payment notices given by their respective school to the University’s Finance Office (9/F, Main Building 3). The draft will be cashed out with the designated bank ofXiamenUniversityby the Finance Office (Students are responsible for any bank charges.).

VI. Study Expenses

       1. Tuition fees per academic year in RMB

Category of programs

Liberal arts

Science & engineering, medicine, economics, management, law and arts, physical education

Bachelor’s programs



MBBS program (English-medium)


Master’s programs (Chinese-medium)



Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL)


Master’s programs (English-medium)



Master’s programs (Academic Degree) at School of Law, Intellectual Property Research Institute and South China Sea Institute


Doctoral programs



Doctoral programs (English-medium)



General Scholar programs



General Scholar programs (English-medium)



Senior Scholar programs



Senior Scholar programs (English-medium)



Chinese Language programs at Overseas Education College



Length of Undergraduate Programs: 4-5 years (MBBS program: 6 years).

Length of Master’s Programs: 3 years.

Length of Doctoral Programs: 4 years (only the first 3 years are charged).

Length of MTCSOL/ English-medium Master’s Programs: 2 years.

Length of Master’s programs (Academic Degree) at School of Law, Intellectual Property Research Institute and South China Sea Institute: 2 years.

       2. Accommodation



Accommodation standards and fees (water and electricity fees not included)

Undergraduate students

Non-OEC Students

Two-person room; RMB 1,200 per person per year

MBBS Students

Two-person room; RMB 1,600 per person per year

OEC Students

Two-person room; RMB 2,000 per person per year;

Security deposit RMB 1,000

Master’s students

Non-OEC Students

Two-person room; RMB 1,600 per person per year

OEC Students

Two-person room; RMB 2,000 per person per year;

Security deposit RMB 1,000

Doctoral students

Non-OEC Students

Single room; RMB 2,400 per person per year

OEC Students

Single room; RMB 4,000 per person per year;

Security deposit RMB 1,000


1. OEC refers to the Overseas Education College of Xiamen University.  

2. On-Xiang’an-campus accommodation will be provided to all students, and reservation is not required. Please note that the fees quoted are for reference only and are subject to change without prior notice.

3. PhD students attending remedial Chinese language courses prior to the commencement of their program of study live in double rooms during their language study.

3. Cost of course materials: Students are expected to purchase course materials as required. On average, this amounts to RMB 400-700 per academic year.

4. Food expenses: Students can dine in XMU’s student canteens. Food cost is estimated at RMB 600-800 a month.

5. Student insurance: RMB 600 per student per year. In accordance with the Chinese Ministry of Education’s regulations, international students whose length of study exceeds six months are required to take part in a group insurance scheme offered by the Ping’an Insurance Company of China or other insurance companies when they register. It covers any expenses incurred by hospitalization and personal injuries. International students should pay insurance fees upon registration; otherwise, they will not be allowed to complete the registration, extend their visa or change the type of their visas. (Recipients of Xiamen University Scholarships and Fujian Provincial Government Scholarships who fail to take part in the insurance scheme will forfeit their scholarships.)

6. Miscellaneous expenses: The student is responsible for medical expenses not covered by insurances, the visa fees and all other non-exempt expenses during his or her study.


1. Students are advised to have about RMB 5,000 in cash to pay for accommodation, physical examination, insurance, transportation, food and so on.

2. As a convenience on campus, upon the presentation of your student card, a “Campus Debit Card” will be issued to you, which can be used for purchases at the campus supermarkets and canteens and for medical services at XMU Hospital. The e-card also serves as an access card to university facilities such as the library.

3. Please take care of your personal belongings. If you’re carrying a large sum of cash, it is advisable to deposit it into the bank upon your arrival at the campus. Do not swim in any place other than the swimming pools on campus.

VI. Contact Information

l  Admissions Office of Xiamen University (for the enrolment of international students)

       Tel: +86 (0) 592 2184792 2188375                 Fax: +86 (0) 592 2180256

       Email:                     Website:

       Location: 3/F,JiagengBuilding3, Siming Campus,XiamenUniversity

l  Overseas Students Affairs Office (OSAO) ofXiamenUniversity(for the registration and management of international students’ affairs)

       Tel: +86 (0) 592 2183606                              Fax: +86 (0) 592 2183663


       Location: Room 508,JiagengBuilding3, Siming Campus,XiamenUniversity

l  Student Dormitory Administration Office (for the administration of on-campus accommodation)

Tel: +86 (0) 592 2886252                    Email:

l  Overseas Education College of Xiamen University (for the enrolment, management and teaching of Chinese language students)

       Tel: +86 (0) 592 2186211                               Fax: +86 (0) 592 2093346

       Email:                               Website:

       Location:MainBuilding2 (KunluanBuilding), Xiang’an Campus,XiamenUniversity