Application Guide to International Exchange Program
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1. Xiamen University Factsheet-2022-2023.pdf

2. XMU inbound-nomination list.xlsx


I. Eligibility

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

2. Applicants between 18 and 50 (as of September 1, in entry year), in good health, and with a valid regular passport.

Note: For 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, need to pass the procedure of citizenship status preliminary review when submitting an online application and need to be officially recognized as foreign citizens by the Division of Exit and Entry Administration of Public Security Bureau after arriving at Xiamen University. Those failing to pass the preliminary review or foreign citizenship recognition will be regarded as a renunciation of their qualification for enrolment.


II. Application and Admissions Process

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 submit an online application via XMU's portal (http://application.xmu.edu.cn; Register with frequently used email address before clicking “Exchange Program”) and upload the required documents.

3. Exchange coordinators from the partner institution should send the   to XMU's Office of International Cooperation and Exchange, and assist the nominees in completing the online application before the deadline.

5. Application will be reviewed by XMU's Office of International Cooperation and Exchange and the relevant college or school.

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

Note: In general, applicants are not allowed to change their major after admission.


III. Application Documents

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

1. Scanned copy of valid regular personal passport with validity covering the period of exchange;

2. Birth certificate of the applicant;

3. Information about the applicant’s family members and supporting documents;

4. Studying and working experience, providing Degree certificates and academic transcripts with official stamps;

5. Enrolment Certificate issued by the home institution with official stamp;

6. Current academic transcripts issued by the home institution with an official stamp;

7. Study Plan of at least 800 words, written in Chinese or English;

8. One Recommendation Letter written in Chinese or English with the referrer’s autograph or the official stamp of the home institutions;

9. Language Proficiency Certificate;

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

(2) For Chinese-taught programs, applicants should submit a valid HSK certificate. For applicants for Humanities, Economics, Management, Law, Arts and Traditional Chinese Medicine programs, HSK band 5 with a score of 210 or higher is required. For Sciences, Engineering and Medicine programs, HSK band 4 with a score of 210 or above is required. Applicants who have taken all courses in Chinese during their current or previous degree studies are exempt from the HSK certificate requirement, but a medium-of-instruction certificate from the home institutions should be furnished. Applicants from countries where the Chinese language is commonly used are also exempt from the HSK certificate requirement after providing a certificate of Chinese language skills from the home institutions.

(3) For English-taught programs, a valid TOEFL-iBT ( 80 points or above/ higher) or IELTS Academic (6.0 points or above/ higher) is required. Applicants who have taken all courses in English during their current or previous 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.

10. Physical Examination Form (https://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/info/1141/1745.htm) completed in Chinese or English, bearing the stamp of the hospital. Physical examination results are valid for six months.

11. Financial Support Guarantee Statement (https://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/info/1141/1744.htm) and supporting documents completed in Chinese or English, certifying that the applicant has sufficient funds to cover their tuition, accommodation, living expenses, and international travels during their study in China. Only applicants themselves or their family can act as financial sponsors. The Statement should be accompanied by a copy of the financial sponsor’s valid passport or identification certificate.

12. Other supporting documents possibly required in the procedure of citizenship status preliminary review.

Note:

(1) Forms, documents, or certificates in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached to a translation in Chinese or English, endorsed by the signature of the nominating advisor.

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

(3) 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

For spring semester entry: September 15-October 31

Deadline for nomination: October 15

For autumn semester entry: February 15-March 31

Deadline for nomination: March 15

Note: Late applications will not be considered.


V. Programs and Location of Campuses

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

1. Exchange Programs at Bachelor's level:

(1) Chinese-Medium programs: https://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/Programs/Chinese_Medium_Bachelor_s.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/Programs/Chinese_Medium_Master_s.htm (Chinese-Medium), https://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/Programs/English_Medium_Master_s.htm  (English-Medium)

3. Exchange Programs at Doctoral Level:

https://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/Programs/Chinese_Medium_Doctoral.htm (Chinese-Medium), https://admissions.xmu.edu.cn/Programs/English_Medium_Doctoral.htm  (English-Medium)

Location of campuses:

There are 33 schools and colleges in XMU. The following schools/colleges/institutes are located on Xiang’an Campus: Chinese International Education College/Overseas Education College, School of Medicine, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Public Health, School of Aerospace Engineering, School of Life Sciences, College of Oceanography and Earth Sciences, Coastal and Ocean Management Institute, College of Environment and Ecology, and College of Energy. College of Electronic Science and Technology, School of Information also reside on Xiang’an Campus, which is situated in Xiang’an District and about a 40-minute drive from Siming Campus. Other colleges are located on Siming Campus.


VI. Fees

1. Tuition fee: subject to bilateral MoUs.

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

Students who live on campus are also required to pay the security deposit, and 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 800-1200/month.

4. Insurance: Exchange students should purchase medical insurance to cover their exchange period before landing and provide the insurance receipt on registration.

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 (receiving and reviewing the application for exchange programs)

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

1. Partner institutions from the U.K.

Coordinator: 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 812, Song En Building, Xiamen University, 422 South Siming Road, Siming District, Xiamen, Fujian Province, P. R. China.

2. Partner institutions from the Americas

Coordinator: Chen Xinyu

Tel: 0086-(0)592-2189356    E-mail: xy.chen@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.

3. Partner institutions from Europe (except The U.K.), Oceania and Africa

Coordinator: Li Meishuang

Tel: 0086-(0)592-2188373    E-mail: lms@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.

4. Partner institutions from Asia

Coordinator: Huang Zhenzhen

Tel: 0086-(0)592-2188729    E-mail: hzz06@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 (issuing admissions documents for 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: https://xsc.xmu.edu.cn/jgjs/lxfs.htm


VII. The English version of these Guidelines is provided for reference and as a general guide ONLY. In case of any discrepancy between the English and Chinese versions, the Chinese version shall prevail. These Guidelines may not be reproduced without authorization. XMU's Admissions Office, and Office of International Cooperation and Exchange shall be responsible for interpreting these guidelines.



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