📖 Introduction

Nanjing Normal University is a normal university in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China. Located in the ancient capital of six dynasties in Chinese history, NNU is a national key university in "Project 211" and a Double First-Class Discipline University under the supervision of the Ministry of Education and Jiangsu Provincial Government. The International Research And Training Centre For Rural Education is affiliated with the university's Education Faculty.

🏫 About Nanjing Normal University (NNU)

About Nanjing Normal University

Located in Nanjing, the ancient capital of six dynasties in Chinese history, Nanjing Normal University (NNU) is one of the provincial key universities of “Project 211” under the supervision of the Ministry of Education and the Jiangsu Provincial Government. Its origin can be traced back to 1902 with the establishment of Sanjiang Normal College, as one of the cradles of China’s higher normal schools. NNU has three campuses: Xianlin Campus, Suiyuan Campus, and Zijin Campus, among which Suiyuan Campus is renowned as “the most beautiful campus of the Orient”. NNU now consists of 26 schools and 2 independent colleges with an enrollment of 16,763 undergraduates, 9,584 graduate students and 1,246 doctoral candidates. It also has 3,213 faculty and staff. The NNU Library has a total collection of around 3.49 million volumes and 106 electronic databases.



Suiyuan Campus


At present, NNU has 6 national key disciplines, 3 national key cultivated disciplines, 10 provincial priority disciplines, 5 provincial first-level and national key cultivated disciplines, 23 provincial first-level key disciplines. There are 7 programs ranking among the top ten in China, and 5 programs listed among top 1% of ESI. NNU offers 23 doctoral degree programs of first-level disciplines and other 3 doctoral degree programs of second-level disciplines which are not included above, 37 master’s degree programs of first-level disciplines and 10 master’s degree programs of second-level disciplines which are not included above, 1 professional doctoral degree programs, 18 professional master degree programs, 77 undergraduate’s programs and 22 post-doctoral research centers. It offers a diverse curriculum including such subjects as philosophy, economics, law, education, humanities, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management, arts, etc. 


Xianlin Campus


In recent years, NNU has achieved 15 Major Projects from the National Social Science Fund, 4 Key Projects of Philosophy and Social Sciences Research from the Ministry of Education, 2 Support Projects of National Science and Technology, 4 Major Projects of National Sciences Research, 1 project funded by “Program 863”, 14 Key Projects from the National Natural Science Fund. In addition, it has 6 research papers published in the Journal of Science and the Journal of Nature with NNU faculty members as the first authors, and won a Second Prize of National Natural Science Award (ranked first). It also has won 6 First Prizes of Humanities and Social Sciences and 3 First Prizes of Natural Sciences in College Outstanding Research Achievement Awards from the Ministry of Education (ranked first), with 10 monographs selected into the Achievements Library of the National Social Sciences Fund. Supported by its priority disciplines and major research institutes, NNU has established a number of platforms for fruitful production-study-research cooperation, promoting the transformation of scientific and technological achievements and the development of cultural innovation industries. A number of featured fields of production-study-research cooperation have been built to encourage teachers to do research on application strategies and play the role of a brain trust.


NNU is one of the first group of universities to open up to the outside world in China, boasting a model base authorized by the Ministry of Education for foreign students’ education and base for teaching Chinese to foreigners, one of the first bases for Chinese language education and preschool education for students from China’s Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan regions. In addition, it has several international research and teaching organizations like UNESCO International Rural Education Research and Training Center (INRULED) Nanjing Base, French Culture Research Center and Alliance (Française de Nanjing) and the Italian Culture Research Center. NNU has established 3 Confucius Institutes at North Carolina State University, Pace University and France’s Alsace Region. It has developed joint programs with 13 overseas universities and launched study abroad programs with 49 universities. Apart from that, NNU has established intercollegiate exchange relationships with 192 universities from 33 countries and regions all over the world. NNU has employed more than 400 foreign experts, 56 of whom are long-term ones, and it also has received more than 1,600 foreign students annually from 133 countries and regions. (Updated on March 12, 2017)

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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

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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:

  • 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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