📖 Introduction

Central China Normal University (CCNU) or Huazhong Normal University, located in Luonan Subdistrict, Hongshan District in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province, is a comprehensive university directly under the administration of the Chinese Ministry of Education. The campus of over 2,000 Mu (330 acres) is on Guizi Hill, bordering South Lake.

🏫 About Central China Normal University (CCNU)

Located in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province and a major hub of transportation in China, Central China Normal University is a key comprehensive university directly under the administration of the Chinese Ministry of Education. The picturesque campus of over 2,000 Mu (330 acres) is nestled on Guizi Hill, bordering South Lake. As one of the universities on the list of 211 National Education Priority Project, Central China Normal University is highly recognized as an important base for cultivating brilliant talents for the country, as well as a superior training center for excellent teachers in higher learning institutions and high schools.

CCNU is among the first higher institutions in China entitled to offer doctoral and postgraduate degrees, to assess and confer the titles of professor, associate professor and also doctoral supervisor, and has already established a complete and optimized advanced education system from undergraduate to graduate programs, from doctoral to post-doctoral programs, and from full-time to adult-education programs.


Over a hundred years of vicissitudes and striving fostered this celebrated university. Endeavour at the forefront of new era, Central China Normal University particularly cherishes its historical heritage.

The predecessor of CCNU is the combination of Huazhong University, Zhonghua University and the Pedagogical College of Zhongyuan University, with Huazhong University as the main part. Huazhong University was the largest and most influential mission university in south central China, and it developed from Wenhua Academy (the college of mission school) which was founded in 1903. In 1951, the public Huazhong University came into being after the Pedagogical College of Zhongyuan University merged with Huazhong University. Then it was reorganized into Huazhong Higher Normal School in 1952 and later renamed Huazhong Teachers College in 1953. In 1985, the university was formally entitled Central China Normal University and Deng Xiaoping, one of the founders of Zhongyuan University, inscribed the new name of the university. In 1993, President Jiang Zemin wrote an inscription for the university “Developing normal education, improving the nation’s quality”.

CCNU Library

The history of CCNU library can be traced back to Boone College Library established in 1903 and the Boone Library in 1910. In 1951, libraries of Huazhong University, Zhonghua University and the Education College of Zhongyuan University were merged into the unified Huazhong Normal Academy Library, which was renamed Huazhong Normal College Library in 1953, and eventually Central China Normal University Library in 1985. CCNU library, after over a century’s development, has already become a document resource center for all the teaching and research activities on campus and ranks among the best in terms of scale and collection of all university libraries in Hubei province.

CCNU Library, with a total size of 39,357 square meters, is composed of the main building (the new library) and the old building. The old library, founded in 1961, occupies 9,000 square meters. The new library, recently established in 2010, covers an area of 30, 357 square meters with nine floors above ground and one underground. The two libraries are connected by an underground cultural corridor.

The charm of CCNU library lies in its abundant collection, excellent service and warm-hearted staff. Taking “Readers first, service above all” as the ultimate objective, we have built a fine library culture and a harmonious environment, and provided information support of high quality and efficiency for all the teachers and students.

Campus Organizations & Activities

Student Union, Postgraduate Student Union and Students’ Association Union are the three main student organizations of Central China Normal University (CCNU), all of which are characterized with self-education, self-management and self-service.

Food Service

Campus Canteens

Students are able to have meals in any of the seven canteens with a campus ID card. If money deposit is needed, the service desks and ID card machines in every canteen are available within opening hours.

Business hours: 6:00~9:00 for breakfast, 10:30~13:00 for lunch, 16:30~19:00 for dinner.

Take-out service: Available in all canteens


CCNU has hospitals both on the main campus and the South Lake Campus, which can treat all the common diseases. You can also go to General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Command of PLA not far form our university or Tongji Hospital and Union Hospital, the best ones in the south central China for more serious illness.


CICE Dorm:
– Single Room 1200 per person per month
– Double Room 900 per person per month
– Triple Room 600 per person per month
– Quad Room 450 per person per monthAmenities: A/C, TV, Internet, Private Bathroom, Card Telephone, Public Kitchen & Laundry RoomOff Campus: 800 -1500 per month 1-3 room apartments

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  • 39,000 CNY / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2024
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    Start Date: Sep 2024
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  • 32,000 CNY / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2024
  • 🏠 Accommodation

    If accommodation on campus is important to you we advise you to arrive a few days before so you can try to register. You can also to choose accommodation off campus, we have an article about that here.

    📬 Admissions Process

    3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

    Application step 1

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    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:

    • Passport
    • Graduation certificate
    • Passport size photo

    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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