Jiangnan University, established in 1902, is a comprehensive public university located in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China. As one of the key universities in the region, it has a rich history and has evolved into a leading institution in education, research, and innovation. Recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, Jiangnan University is dedicated to cultivating well-rounded individuals with a strong foundation in various disciplines.

As a comprehensive university, Jiangnan University offers a diverse range of academic programs, spanning fields such as engineering, business, science, and the arts. The institution is known for its emphasis on research and innovation, contributing significantly to advancements in technology, agriculture, and other key areas. Jiangnan University has gained recognition both nationally and internationally for its academic achievements and contributions to various industries. While specific rankings may vary, the university is generally acknowledged for its role in shaping the academic landscape and fostering the development of skilled professionals in China.

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🏫About Jiangnan University (JNU)


Jiangnan University (JNU) is situated in Wuxi, which is located in the southern part of Jiangsu Province. Approximately 128 km. away from Shanghai, Wuxi occupies an area of 4,787.61 square kilometers and has a population of 6.34 million, including 2.2 million dwellers in the city center. Wuxi’s transportation conveniently offers the Shanghai International Airport, about a two-and-a-half hour drive to the east, and the local Wuxi Airport, accessible to many domestic cities in China and some Asian countries. During a long history—over three thousand years—Wuxi has remained an important metropolis in terms of agriculture, business, commerce, and culture. Wuxi is also famous for its numerous distinguished citizens, dating from ancient times to the present. Thus, the highly developed local economy, convenient transportation, and quality education have laid solid foundations for the development of Jiangnan University, a university with even equally distinguishing features.

History of Jiangnan University

Renowned as the “Pearl of China’s Light Industry Higher Education,” Jiangnan University is one of China’s key “Two Hundred Eleven Project” universities (one of the “Nine Hundred Eighty-Five Platform” universities) and functions directly under China’s Ministry of Education. The school’s roots stretch back to 1902 when its predecessor, San Jiang Normal School, began its first term. More than one hundred years of development and fifty years of independent education have gifted Jiangnan University with recognition in scientific research, teaching quality, and social service to all aspects of society. Jiangnan University is a comprehensive university, recognized and highly respected both at domestically and internationally.

Jiangnan University consists of eighteen departments and fifty-one undergraduate programs, with disciplines in engineering, science, literature, economics, management, law, medicine, agriculture, arts, and education. The university has approximately 20,000 full-time undergraduates and over 11,000 part-time undergraduates. In July of 2000, China’s Ministry of Education gave Jiangnan University the approval to begin a pilot project for online education. Now the School of Online Education has over 45,000 students. In addition, Jiangnan University is engaging in Chinese-foreign cooperation by hosting the School of International Education and the Jiangnan-North American College. Jiangnan University has five Post-doctoral Research Stations in the fields of Light Industry Technology and Engineering; Food Science and Technology; Control Science and Engineering; Chemistry Engineering and Technology; and Textile Engineering. JNU is entitled to confer master degrees in fifty-eight programs and doctoral degrees in twenty-eight programs. Currently there are over 7,500 doctoral and master candidates studying on campus.

Dedicated Faculty

The faculty at Jiangnan University consists of 1,668 members, including 1,068 professors and associate professors. Also JNU boasts one academician from the China Academy of Engineering; ten winners achieved the National Outstanding Youth Foundation and the honor of Cheung Kong Scholars; twelve staff members are supported by the Programs of One Thousand Global Experts and One Thousand Young Global Experts; over 1,100 professors and associate professors. Among the team, 22.4% of the faculty have experience abroad. There are two National Innovation Teams and four Jiangsu Province Innovation Teams. The academic research group, represented by over eight hundred Master and PhD supervisors, has built a solid foundation for scientific innovation and the training of high-level personnel.

Applied Research

Jiangnan University is the center (and one of the major supporting institutions) of China's light industry, food science, and biotechnology. The National Key Lab of Food Science and Technology, approved by the Ministry of Science & Technology, is the only one of its kind in China. In addition, it has six national engineering research centers and twenty-one laboratories at the ministerial and provincial levels. Since the implementation of China’s Eleventh Five-Year Plan, Jiangnan University has undertaken a large quantity of national, provincial, and ministerial projects, including the “863 Projects,” “973 Projects,” National Key Special Projects, National Key Scientific and Technological Projects, and the National Natural Science Fund. It has received four hundred national, ministerial, and provincial awards, including eleven National Technology Inventions and two Humanity and Social Science Awards. In 2012, 1,479 academic papers published by JNU faculty members were SCIE, EI, and ISTP-indexed. In the same year, research works resulted in 5,037 patent applications, including 1,409 patents for inventions. More than 2,570 patents were granted, which is second to none in Jiangsu. The number of granted patents and effective patents for inventions ranked third and the fourth respectively at the provincial level. In 2012, JNU’s total research funding was at 444 million RMB.

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🏠 Accommodation

In the International Student Dormitory, more than six hundred rooms, each with a complete set of furniture, telephone, internet, television, and air-conditioner, are available for incoming students. The dormitory offers not only comfortable accommodations but also entertainment and a close community for both studying and living.

  • You will need to book the accommodation after you have been accepted.
  • You can choose to live on campus or off campus in private accommodation.
  • We have an article about how to find accommodation off campus here.
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💰 Fees

Application Fee:

$70 USD

Tuition fee:

20,000 CNY per year

60,000 CNY in total

Insurance is 800 CNY.

Entry Requirements

You are not eligible to apply to this program because:

The minimum age is 18 and the maximum age is 35.

English fluency is required.
You need to be either:
- A native English speaker
- Studied a degree in English before
- Can demonstrate a high level of English
- Having an English certificate such as IELTS level 6 or TOEFL 95 and above is an advantage.

Minimum education level: Bachelor's.

All student except from Nigeria are eligible to apply to this program

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📬 Admissions Process

3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

Application step 1

Application step 2

Application step 3

Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

Required Documents:

  • Research Plan - Jiangnan University
  • Signature Scanning
  • Guarantor’s Passport
  • Certificate from the Financial Guarantor
  • Bank Statement
  • No Criminal Record Certificate
  • Second Recommendation Letter
  • First Recommendation Letter
  • Medical Examination Form
  • English Language Certificate
  • Your Highest Academic Transcript (In English)
  • Your Graduation Certificate (in English)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Your Photograph
  • Your Passport Copy

Preparing documents:

You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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Application process:

Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

Once submitted to China Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

The university may contact you directly for further questions.

We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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Here is some more information about the enrollment process after you have been accepted.

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