📖 Introduction

Anhui Agricultural University (AHAU) is a prominent public university located in Hefei, Anhui Province, China. Established in 1928, AHAU has a rich history and is dedicated to the advancement of agricultural education, research, and technology. As a leading institution in the field, AHAU places a strong emphasis on agricultural sciences, agronomy, animal husbandry, engineering, and related disciplines.

Known for its commitment to excellence, AHAU has garnered recognition both nationally and internationally for its contributions to agricultural research and education. While specific rankings may vary, the university consistently holds a distinguished position among agricultural institutions in China. AHAU's notable achievements in scientific research, agricultural innovation, and its role in addressing contemporary challenges in the agricultural sector underscore its significance as a key player in advancing agricultural knowledge and practices.

🏫 About Anhui Agricultural University (AHAU)

Located in Hefei, the capital city of Anhui Province of China, Anhui Agricultural University (AAU) is a key university, with a long history specializing in agriculture and forestry. It is supported by the Anhui provincial government, China Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, and National Forestry and Grassland Administration. It was recognized by the Chinese central government as one of the first ten universities nationwide to establish a Research Institute for New Rural Development, and it was selected as one of the “distinctive universities with unique features” in Anhui Province. Mr. JIANG Chun is the Secretary of the CPC committee and Professor Xia Tao is the President. AAU started its history as a college of agriculture in 1935 under Provincial Anhui University founded in 1928, it became an independent higher learning institution in 1953 and changed its name to Anhui Agricultural University in 1995. AAU currently has 19 schools, with a full-time enrollment of 25898 students (including 156 international students), of whom 5564 are postgraduates. Among the 1986 staff, 804 are professors or associate professors. Among this group, 889 work as PhD and master’s students’ supervisors. Besides, AAU possesses one part-time academician, 18 national talents and 94 provincial talents. At present, two disciplines in AAU are listed among top 1% in ESI, and there is one national key discipline in process, 19 provincial key disciplines, 1 provincially funded project for world-class discipline development, one for national first-class discipline development, five post-doctoral mobile research stations, five A-level and eight B-level PhD programs, as well as 17 A-level master's degree programs, and 8 special doctor’s programs. At present there are 73 undergraduate programs, including 26 programs selected as national or provincial first-class undergraduate programs, five national-level programs of distinction, two national-level pilot programs, two nationally recognized pedagogical teams, four nationally recognized courses (two superior courses, one national online open course, one national top E-course). AAU has one national embark center for students innovation and entrepreneurship, one nationally recognized off-campus internship base, one national-level teaching laboratory, three national-level integrated agriculture, science and education training bases, two types of national-level pilot projects in advanced agricultural personnel training and 4 national projects for research and development of new agriculture. AAU has great strength in research, possessing one state key laboratory, one national engineering laboratory, one international joint laboratory, one international science and technology cooperation base, one ministerial base of discipline innovation and talent recruitment in higher education, one provincial laboratory and 54 provincial key laboratories, two provincial “2011” collaborative innovation centers, one provincial key think tank, one provincial research institute of industrial technology, one "Innovation Team Development Plan” supported by China Ministry of Education,nine “115” provincial innovation teams, seven provincial university scientific innovation teams, six scientists are appointed to the posts of national modern agricultural extension technology network specialists, eight scientists are appointed to the posts of provincial modern agricultural extension technology network chief specialists. During the past three years, AAU has won two National Scientific and Technology Awards, 34 awards in provincial or ministerial levels, including four first prizes in Provincial Scientific and Technological Significant Achievement Award. There are also 72 new animal and plant species, as well as 836 patent application, among which 313 were granted. Besides, 3 national key research programs, 27 scientific projects and 148 national funding programs. With an open-minded strategy for educational internationalization, AAU has set up close links with universities and research institutes from over 30 countries and regions, such as US, UK, Canada, Japan, Germany and Australia. AAU was ratified respectively by China Association of Science and Technology as one of “Anhui Overseas Talents’ Agricultural Bases” and by China Ministry of Education as one of Chinese universities eligible to admit international students funded by China Scholarship. China Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs conferred to AAU one of its foreign language training centers for the South-South Cooperation Project. A “National Demonstrative International Science and Technology Cooperation Base” was approved as well. The cooperation between AAU and Colorado State University of USA has been incorporated into the “China-US University-Based Agricultural Extension Alliance.” Upholding the school mission of serving “Agriculture, Countryside and Farmers”, AAU has always been dedicated itself to developing rural areas via science and technology and developing Anhui via science and education. It has successfully created a well-known “Dabieshan Road” with the goal of advancing the university through instructional innovation and poverty alleviation. In recent years, AAU advocated and implemented the “Modern Young Farmers Project,” and explored a new framework of agricultural extension, called "one station & one alliance & one center", which is a combination of industry-university research cooperation and agricultural extension highly praised by China’s Central Government and the provincial government for its great significance and contributions to alleviating poverty through education and industrial development.

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🏠 Accommodation

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.

How to book:

  • Make a booking online after you have been accepted (in this case please let us know your choice when you apply).
  • Register when you arrive - its not possible to reserve a room before arriving. You can arrive a few days before and book it

📬 Admissions Process

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

Required documents:

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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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