Contact us

  • Add: 422 South Siming Road, Xiamen, Fujian Province, China
  • Postcode: 361005
  • Fax: +86-(0)592-2180256
  • Tel: +86-(0)592-2184792
  • Email:admissions@xmu.edu.cn

FAQs

I. General

1. Do international students need to take a unified entrance examination?

A: Currently not. XMU considers applications in accordance with international practices. Applicants who are required to attend interviews or take tests will be informed in advance.

 

2. Which English-medium programs are available in XMU?

A: (1) Bachelor’s programs: 1, Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), length: 6 years.

(2) Master’s programs: 22, please see https://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/2018/0304/c16884a331480/page.htm, length: 2 years.

(3) Doctoral programs: 45, please see https://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/2018/0304/c16884a331479/page.htm, length: 4 years.

 

3. Campus location and accommodation arrangements?

A: 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 are based on Xiang’an Campus: Other colleges and schools are based on Siming Campus.

(1) On-Siming Campus: Students need to apply for the housing. Details will be provided in the Enrolment Instructions.

(2) Off-Siming Campus: About RMB 2,300/month.

(3) On-Xiang’an Campus: RMB 2,000-4,000/year.

 

4. Application deadlines?

A: For admission,

(1) Degree programs: Feb. 1 to Jun. 1 (For bachelor’s degree programs, the deadline is Jul. 1);

(2) Exchange programs: Spring semester: Sept. 15 to Oct. 15; Fall semester: Mar. 1 to April 1.

For Scholarships, please visit https://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/16884/list.htm.

 

5. Eligibility?

A: Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens, be in good health, and possess a valid passport.

Foreign citizens of Chinese origin (including former Chinese citizens who have obtained foreign citizenships, as well as the non-Chinese descendants of present or former Chinese citizens) only after being officially recognized by the Division of Exit and Entry Administration of Public Security Bureau as foreign citizens, can they apply for Residence Permit in China and register their academic records as international students. Please refer to the Instructions for Citizenship Certification in the Download Section for more information. Those who are not officially recognized as foreign citizens will have their qualification for enrolment revoked.

Residents of Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan who have emigrated to a foreign country and who are now applying to study for bachelor’s degree programs in China as international students must have held a valid foreign passport for at least 4 years, and must have actually resided in a foreign country for at least 2 years in the past 4 years (as of April 30, year of application). (9 months of residence in a foreign country may count as a full year. The dates of the entry and exit stamps in the passport will be followed in the determination of the actual length of foreign residence.)

 

6. Language proficiency requirements?

A: (1) Chinese proficiency requirements for Chinese-medium programs:

Applicants for programs in the humanities, economics, management, law, arts and traditional Chinese medicine need to have a Chinese proficiency certificate of new HSK band 5 with a score of 210 or above; applicants for programs in sciences, engineering and medicine should have a certificate of new HSK band 4 with a score of 210 or above. Applicants who have taken all courses in Chinese during their bachelor’s degree studies are exempt from the HSK certificate requirement, but a medium-of-instruction certificate from the University should be furnished.

(2) English proficiency requirements for English-medium programs:

Applicants should present a TOEFL iBT certificate with a score of 80 or above, or an IELTS certificate with an overall score of 6.0 or above. XMU's DI Code for TOEFL is C310. Applicants who have taken all courses in English during their bachelor’s degree studies are exempt from this requirement, but a medium-of-instruction certificate from the University should be furnished. Native English speakers are exempt from this requirement.

 

7. Application procedures?

A: Applicants should apply online and pay the application fee at http://application.xmu.edu.cn.

 

8. Do I have to pay the application fee online?

A: Yes, the application fee is payable upon signing up online. The online application system will automatically create an Application Form for International Students after the payment of fee is completed. (Note: For exchange students, the application fee is waived.)

 

9. Do I have to pay a fee for my application for scholarships?

A: Yes, all applicants are required to pay their application fees in the online application system.

 

10. Do applicants for master’s and doctoral programs need to contact a supervisor in advance?

A: There is no mandatory requirement in this regard. Applicants who have an interested supervisor should note the supervisor’s name in the “interested supervisor” column on the application form. The email addresses of supervisors are available on the website of each school and college. A supervisor’s agreement to supervise your studies is not a guarantee of successful application.

 

11. Do applicants who have not get diploma or the highest degree certificate when applying have chance to sign up?

A: Applicants who are current students should provide a pre-graduation certificate. Applicants who have provided the certificate should submit a notarized copy of their formal diploma to the XMU’s Admissions Office before Sept 1, year of application. Failure to do so will result in disqualification of enrollment.

 

12. Foreigner Physical Examination Form?

A: Applicants are required to submit this form when applying. If the applicant is currently in Mainland China, please proceed to local International Travel Healthcare Center to undergo a physical examination, and provide the International Travel Health Examination Certificate issued. (The results of the physical examination may be valid for six months only.) If the applicant is currently outside of Mainland China, there is no limit to which hospital carries out the physical examination.

 

13. Intent to learn Chinese

A: Applicants who intend to study Chinese or apply for BA in Chinese Language at their own expense should directly contact XMU’s Overseas Education College (Email: oec@xmu.edu.cn, Tel: +86-(0)592-2186211, http://oec.xmu.edu.cn).

 

14. Duty and contact information of relevant offices?

A: Please visit https://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/wontactwws/list.htm.

 

II. Scholarships

Scholarships for new international students: Chinese Government Scholarships, Confucius Institute Headquarters/Hanban Scholarships, Fujian Provincial Government Scholarships, Xiamen Tan Kah Kee Scholarships, and XMU Scholarships for New International Students, etc.

The eligibility requirements, sponsor policy and deadline of each scholarship vary. For most scholarships (CSC-Chinese University Programs, Sino-American Cultural Exchange Scholarships, Chinese Government Marine Scholarship, Fujian Provincial Government Scholarships, Xiamen Tan Kah Kee Scholarships and XMU Scholarships for New International Students), the Specific Scholarship Application Form is required, in addition to the application documents specified in the application guidelines for admission.

For other scholarships (CSC-Bilateral Program, MOFCOM Scholarship, Confucius Institute Scholarships and Confucius China Study Plan), applicants need to submit their applications to the relevant accepting institution according to its guidelines.

 

1. Can applicants apply for more than one scholarship at the same time?

A: Yes, eligible applicants can apply for more than one scholarship at the same time, but eventually they can only enjoy one scholarship at most.

 

2. Do I have to pay a fee for my application for scholarships?

A: Yes, all applicants are required to pay their application fees in the online application system.

 

3. Can current students in China apply for the CSC-Chinese University Program?

A: Yes, they can. Chinese University Program typically offers a fixed number of places to current international students in China, and each year, a maximum of 5 places are available. For applications, please check the guidelines for the current year.

 

4. How to apply for Chinese Government Scholarships?

A: There are several programs under the Chinese Government Scholarships. Generally, there are two ways to apply for the scholarship.

(1) Applicants can submit their applications to XMU’s Admissions Office if they are applying for CSC-Chinese University Program, Sino-American Cultural Exchange Scholarship, and Chinese Government Marine Scholarship.

(2) Applicants can submit their applications to a Chinese embassy and consulate if they are applying for CSC-Bilateral Program or MOFCOM Scholarship.

 

5. How to apply for a pre-admission letter as an official candidate of CSC-Bilateral Program?

A: Please visit https://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/16883/list.htm.

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