📖 Introduction

Chongqing Normal University (CQNU) is a comprehensive public university located in Chongqing, China. Established in 1954, CQNU has evolved into a key institution for higher education in the region. As a university, it offers a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across various disciplines, including education, literature, science, engineering, and management.

CQNU is distinguished by its commitment to teacher education and its role in producing skilled educators for the region. The university places a strong emphasis on research and innovation, contributing to advancements in pedagogy and educational practices. While specific global rankings may vary, CQNU is recognized for its contributions to education and research within China. The university's dedication to cultivating future educators, its comprehensive academic offerings, and its central location in Chongqing make it a significant institution for those seeking a well-rounded education in a diverse range of disciplines.

🏫 About Chongqing Normal University (CQNU)

Chongqing Normal University (hereafter as “CNU”), founded in 1954, is a full-time comprehensive institution of higher education under the leadership of Chongqing Municipal Government of P. R. China. CNU covers over 190 hectares (2800 mu) and is located in Shapingba District, the cultural and educational district of Chongqing. CNU is a higher education institution authorized to award Master’s and Bachelor’s degree with the approval of the Degree Awarding commission of the State Council, P. R. China. Currently, there are 17 colleges, 72 bachelor’s degree programs, 24 first-level discipline of authorized master’s degree programs, 14 professional authorized master degree programs, authorized secondary vocational master’s degree, authorized advanced teachers professional master degree of literature, science, economics, management, art, physical education, etc., forming an educational system which is able to train postgraduates, undergraduates, associates and overseas students. And Chongqing Normal University was granted doctor degree institute by Chinese education government in 2018. Currently, there are over 25,000 full time students and over 2000 teachers including more than 1000 professors and associate doctors. CNU is entitled by the Ministry of Education,P.R. China to recruit overseas students. It was designated as one of the first Chinese Language Educational Centres by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council. And it was awarded the National Teaching Base for International Promotion of Chinese (Chongqing) by Confucius Institute Headquarters in 2012. The university, featured in teachers’ education, has developed into a higher education institution of multi-subjects involving science and liberal arts. A fairly complete teachers’ education system has been formed including pre-school education, primary school education, middle school education, higher education, continuing education, vocational and technical education, special education, and teachers training for Chinese language and culture education. Grasping the tendency of educational globalization, CNU perseveres in the mode of “open university”. The university has successively established cooperation and exchange relationship with education institutions in over 20 countries such as UK,USA, Russia, Canada, Australia, Sweden, Japan, South Korea, Hungary, Malaysia and Indonesia. It has set up institutions such as Teachers College of Chinese Language and Confucius Institute in UK, USA, Sri Lanka and Rwanda. CNU recruits more than 600 overseas students every year. It has set up Teachers College of Chinese Language in Indonesia and UK, and implemented the 2+2 education system. It has also founded Confucius Institutes in Rwanda, Sri Lanka and Britain. Students of CNU have successfully exchanged to Russia Voronezh Normal University, Japan Hiroshima Culture University and Japan Shinshu University several times. And CNU has successfully organized different Chinese culture winter/ summer camp for years, in which the number of overseas students amount to several thousands. CNU attaches much importance to overseas students’ education and administration in a way of classified teaching and human-based management, insisting on classification teaching and humanization management. International Students Office enjoys much popularity with overseas students as their home in China, and gets the widely acclaimed by them. CNU provide international students a better integration of education, carrying out the convergence management and teaching. CNU took the lead in Chongqing to set up International College of Chinese Language and Culture, providing better education and administration for Chinese language training students. The college offers favorable learning environment for overseas students as much as possible with small-sized classes and special tutoring. CNU will actively promote the campus as the teaching-research normal universities of distinctive features, the front rank in western areas and be of great influence in China!

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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

31 Days

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3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

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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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