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Application Guide to International Exchange Program

Date: 2019-12-25 Views:3720

Application Guide to International Exchange Program

 

>>> For more detailed information, please download: XMU Fact Sheet for Exchange Programs AY2020-2021.

 

I. Eligibility

1. Applicants must be current degree students from partner institutions of Xiamen University;

Note: Please check the List of XMU's global partner institutions.

2. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens aged between 18 and 50 (as of September 1, in entry year), be in good health, and possess a valid regular passport.

Note: 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 (https://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/cn/16975/list.htm) for more information. Those who are not officially recognized as foreign citizens will have their qualification for enrolment revoked.

 

II. Application and Acceptance Procedures

1. Applicants that meet the eligibility criteria should submit an application to the exchange coordinator at their home institution.

2. After being officially nominated by their home institution, applicants should fill out the online application through XMU's portal (http://application.xmu.edu.cn; please choose the option of Exchange Program) and submit the paper-based application documents to the exchange coordinator at their home institution.

Note: Online application is mandatory. Paper-based applications without online signing-up will not be considered.

3. Exchange coordinator from the partner institution should send the nomination list to XMU's Office of International Cooperation and Exchange, and assist the nominees to complete the online application before the deadline.

4. Application documents should be mailed to XMU's Office of International Cooperation and Exchange by the exchange coordinator from the partner institution before the deadline.

5. Application documents will be reviewed by XMU's Office of International Cooperation and Exchange, Admissions Office and the relevant college or school. Admission decisions will be made on the basis of the applicants' academic performance, language proficiency and their program preference.

6. Admission Notice, Visa Application Form and other materials related to enrolment will be sent to the exchange office of partner institution by XMU's Admissions Office.

Note: In general, students are not allowed to change their major after acceptance.

 

III. Application Documents

Applicants must provide true and correct information in all application documents:

1. Application Form for Exchange Students (automatically generated by the online application system; filled out in Chinese or English; digital version of the applicant's signature is required);

2. Enrolment Certificate (issued by the home institution; official stamp is required);

3. Current academic transcripts (issued by the home institution; official stamp is required);

4. Study Plan (at least 800 words; written in Chinese or English);

5. One Recommendation Letter (written in Chinese or English, handwritten version of the referrer's signature, or official stamp of the home institution is required);

6. Language Proficiency Certificate;

(1) Not required for Chinese Language Program offered by the XMU's Overseas Education College.

(2) For Chinese-medium programs, applicants should submit HSK certificate. For programs in Humanities, Economics, Management, Law, Arts and Traditional Chinese Medicine, HSK band 5 with a score of 210 or above is required. For programs in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, HSK band 4 with a score of 210 or above is required. Applicants who complete degree programs in Chinese are exempt from the HSK certificate requirement, but they should provide the medium-of-instruction certificate issued by the home institution.

(3) For English-medium programs, the TOEFL-iBT or IELTS Academic test report is required. Applicants should score at least 80 on TOEFL-iBT, or 6.0 on IELTS Academic. Applicants who complete degree programs in English are exempt from the TOEFL-iBT or IELTS Academic test report requirement, but they should provide the medium-of-instruction certificate issued by the home institution. Native English speakers are exempt from this requirement.

7. Front page of the passport (personal passport only; validity of the passport should at least cover the period of exchange).

Meanwhile, the paper-based application documents should be mailed to XMU's Office of International Cooperation and Exchange by the exchange coordinator from the partner institution before the deadline.


Mailing Address: Division for Exchange Programs, Office of International Cooperation and Exchange, 8th Floor, Song En Building, Xiamen University, 422 South Siming Road, Siming District, Xiamen, Fujian Province, P. R. China.

Postcode: 361005

Note:

(1) Forms, documents or certificates in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by notarized translation in Chinese or English.

(2) No application materials will be returned, regardless of the final outcome.

(3) Applicants will be held responsible for the authenticity of their documents. Incomplete or forged application materials will be rejected.

(4) Applicants are expected to keep their phones on and check their email and online application account regularly as XMU's Admissions Office will contact them when necessary.

 

IV. Application Period

1. For February entry:

(1) Online Application: September 1 to October 1;

(2) Submission of Paper documents: before October 8.

2. For September entry:

(1) Online Application: February 1-March 1;

(2) Submission of Paper documents: before March 8.

Note: Late applications will not be considered.

 

V. Programs and Location of Campuses

Exchange students can sign up for the Chinese Language Program offered by the XMU's Overseas Education College or programs offered by other school/colleges in correspondence with their major, credit requirements and language proficiency level. For details, please visit: 

1. Exchange Programs at Bachelor's level:

(1) Chinese-medium programs: https://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/16885/list.htm

(2) English-medium programs:

Location

School

Program

Siming Campus

School of Economics

Economics

Siming Campus

School of Management

Business Administration

Xiang'an Campus

School of Medicine

Clinical Medicine (MBBS)

2. Exchange Programs at Master's Level: https://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/16886/list.htm

3. Exchange Programs at Doctoral Level: https://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/16887/list.htm

 

VI. Study Expenses

1. Tuition fee: generally waived.

2. On-campus accommodation fee: subject to bilateral MoUs.

(1) Siming Campus: Around RMB 8-60/day.

(2) Xiang'an Campus: Around RMB 2,000-4,000/year.

Note: Students who live on campus are required to pay the security deposit, water and electricity fees in accordance with the University's regulations. Please refer to the latest notice for the charging methods and standards.

3. Meals: Around RMB 1,000-2,000/month.

4. Insurance: Exchange students should purchase medical insurance to cover their period of exchange before landing.

Other expenses for study in China, such as international travel expenses, cost of physical examination and course materials, should be borne by the exchange students themselves.

 

VII. Contact Information

XMU's Office of International Cooperation and Exchange (in charge of the management of exchange programs)

Web: http://ice.xmu.edu.cn

1. Partner institutions from U.K. and Oceania

Coordinator: Ms. LAI Siwei

Tel: 0086-(0)592-2189356    E-mail: lsw@xmu.edu.cn

Add: Division for Exchange Programs, Office of International Cooperation and Exchange, Room 809, Song En Building, Xiamen University, 422 South Siming Road, Siming District, Xiamen, Fujian Province, P. R. China.

2. Partner institutions from Americas and Africa

Coordinator: Ms. LIN Tengju

Tel: 0086-(0)592-2180195    E-mail: ltj@xmu.edu.cn

Add: Division for Exchange Programs, Office of International Cooperation and Exchange, Room 808, Song En Building, Xiamen University, 422 South Siming Road, Siming District, Xiamen, Fujian Province, P. R. China.

3. Partner institutions from Europe (except U.K.)

Coordinator: Ms. WU Xiaojing

Tel: 0086-(0)592-2186237    E-mail: wuxiaojing@xmu.edu.cn

Add: Division for Exchange Programs, Office of International Cooperation and Exchange, Room 810, Song En Building, Xiamen University, 422 South Siming Road, Siming District, Xiamen, Fujian Province, P. R. China.

4. Partner institutions from Asia

Coordinator: Mr. ZHENG Zhaoyang

Tel: 0086-(0)592-2186167    E-mail: zzy802@xmu.edu.cn

Add: Division for Exchange Programs, Office of International Cooperation and Exchange, Room 808, Song En Building, Xiamen University, 422 South Siming Road, Siming District, Xiamen, Fujian Province, P. R. China.

 

XMU's Admissions Office (in charge of the enrolment of exchange students)

Tel: 0086-(0)592-2184792    E-mail: admissions@xmu.edu.cn

Web: http://admissions.xmu.edu.cn

 

XMU's Overseas Student Affairs Office (in charge of the registration and management of exchange students)

Tel: 0086-(0)592-2183606    E-mail: osao@xmu.edu.cn

Web: http://xsc.xmu.edu.cn/2988/list.htm

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