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  • Locations: Hangzhou, China
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Rice applicants only
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Program Description:

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Founded in 1897, Zhejiang University, Qiushi Academy, was one of the earliest modern academies of higher education in China. Over the years, the University underwent major periods of restructuring and relocation. Since 1947, it has been located in Hangzhou. In recent decades, it has emerged as a cutting-edge poly-technical institution with a multidisciplinary focus in engineering, agriculture, and art and sciences.


Zhejiang University is a key comprehensive university whose fields of study cover philosophy, literature, history, education, science, economics, law, management, engineering, agriculture, and medicine. Currently Zhejiang University has an enrollment of 24,000 undergraduates with 113 disciplines in the undergraduate school, covering 11 disciplines.
Fall semester: mid-August to mid-January
Spring semester: mid-February to mid-June

Student Life

There are a number of student activities which help facilitate student immersion include sporting, cultural, and outdoor activities. The staff abroad is available to advise students on the wide range of possibilities Hangzhou has to offer.

Hangzhou is one of the most celebrated and affluent cities of China, and has been for much of the last millennium. It is also well-known for its natural scenery with West Lake, Xixi National Wetland Park, Hangzhou Botanical Gardens and Jade Springs being particularly popular locations for students and tourists to visit.


Accommodation and Living Expenses - on campus :


Single Room

Double Room

Zhukezhen  Hall of Intl Education

Long-term student


50 RMB yuan/per day (60Kwh electricity permonth  included

60 RMB yuan/per day/per person (electricity charge included)


Short-term student 

70 RMB yuan/per day (electricity charge included)

70 RMB yuan/per day/per person (electricity charge included)

No.31 Dormitory Building


40 RMB yuan/per day/per person; 80 RMB yuan/per day/per room

(120 Kwh electricity per month included)


Hangzhou, known as the Garden City for the unusual quantity and quality of its parks and greenery, is the capital of Zhejiang province. Located just over 100 miles from Shanghai in eastern China, Hangzhou was China's capital during the Southern Song dynasty in the 12th and 13th centuries when nomads from the steppe invaded Northern China. Human activity in the area dates back 4700 years, and the current city has a history of over 2200 years.

Today, Hangzhou has approximately seven million inhabitants and boasts at least 20 universities, an important emerging technology industry, and temples, pagodas, and museums acclaimed throughout China and the world. Additionally, beautiful West Lake, made famous in Chinese literature, offers a scenic respite from the activity of city life. With few international students and rich opportunities for cultural immersion, Hangzhou offers an ideal setting for Chinese language study.