📖 Introduction

Dalian Maritime University (DMU) is one of the largest and best maritime universities and is the only key maritime institution under the Ministry of Communications, People’s Republic of China. DMU enjoys a high reputation internationally as an excellent center of maritime education and training as recognized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The long history of the University can be traced back to 1909, when the Nanyang Institute in Shanghai established a Shipping Management Section.

🏫 About Dalian Maritime University (DLMU)

Established more than a century ago, the university was designed to develop in students “a steadfast, rigorous, diligent, and pioneering spirit”. Regarding “Scientific Navigation” as its educational feature and through years of hard work and development, the university today enjoys a high reputation internationally as an excellent center of maritime education and training as recognized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

The University has an international vision regarding academic cooperation and exchange. Since 1979, DMU has established cooperative relations with more than 20 international renowned maritime institutions, which include those in Russia, USA, Japan, Great Britain, Korea, Australia, Sweden, Egypt and Vietnam. The academic relationships with these sister universities are maintained through mutual visits, faculty staff and student exchanges, joint programs and joint research projects.

DMU is located in southwestern Dalian, which is a famous coastal city in northeastern China with a population of six million. The University covers an area of one million square meters with almost half a million square meters occupied by buildings. The University owns the buildings for maritime sciences that contain fully functional equipment and facilities. There are additional buildings for maritime training and research, survival training, swimming pool, planetarium and libraries. DMU has a training dock and over 40 laboratories for teaching, training and research that also include a full mission ship-handling simulator and an engine room simulator. DMU also owns and operates an ocean-going training vessel of over 10,000 deadweight tonnage.

About IEC

Established in May 2009, International Education College (short form as IEC) is the centralized management department of international students of DMU. Its main function and task is to co-ordinate international student recruitment and the related management work of teaching, livelihood and social activities. It is also responsible for providing Mandarin Chinese training for international students. At present, IEC is composed of General Affairs Office, Academic Affairs Office, Admissions Office, and Chinese Language Education Office.

Situated close to the campus lake, IEC has one teaching building (3000 square meters) equipped with modern teaching facilities and one apartment building (8800 square meters) furnished with all necessary living facilities. All of which create a favorable studying and living environment for international students.

In 2013, the number of international students of DMU has risen to 712 person-times. They came from 70 different countries and regions, including bachelor’s degree students, master’s degree students, doctoral degree students, language students, and visiting scholars.

About Dalian

As an important port city as well as industrial, commerce, and tourist city, Dalian lies on the southern tip of Liaodong Peninsula, on the west shore of the Pacific Ocean. This city covers a total land area of 12,574 square kilometers. The coastline stretches to 1,906 kilometers and the population is 6 million. Enjoying distinct seasons, beautiful scenery and pleasant climate, Dalian boasts of its many harbors, convenient transportation, solid foundation of industry, prosperous finance and commerce, as well as its rich natural resources. Dalian, the most open city in the north of the country is chosen as one of the top 500 cities in the world for their best environments in 2001 and proud of its title of Garden City. Traditional Chinese heritage and culture coexist with the typical modern Chinese urban life style here, which attracts many people to come to visit this city every year.

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🏠 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

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:

  • 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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