📖 Introduction

Qufu Normal University, situated in Qufu City, Shandong Province, China, is a comprehensive public university with a rich history and a focus on teacher education. Established in 1955, the university draws its inspiration from the profound cultural heritage of Qufu, the hometown of Confucius. As a key institution in Shandong Province, Qufu Normal University plays a significant role in the advancement of education, particularly in the training of teachers and educators.

The university is known for its commitment to promoting traditional Chinese culture and values, aligning with the philosophical principles of Confucianism. Qufu Normal University places a strong emphasis on teacher training programs, contributing to the development of skilled and dedicated educators who play a vital role in shaping the future of education in China. While specific world rankings may vary, the university's dedication to educational excellence and cultural preservation underscores its significance in the academic landscape of Shandong Province. As a public institution, it actively contributes to the educational and cultural development of the local community and beyond.

🏫 About Qufu Normal University (QFNU)

Qufu Normal University, originally named Shandong Normal Specialized Postsecondary College and then named Qufu Teacher's College, was established in 1955 in Jinan. One year later, it moved to where it is and began its four-year undergraduate programs. 30 years later, the university began to use its present name. QFNU once experienced a short stop when it joined with Shandong University to offer bachelor's degrees from 1970 to 1974.The university was once listed in the six universities specially funded by the Shandong provincial government in 1981 , and it was one of the first universities approved by the State Council to enroll graduate students. In 1982, it began to confer master's degrees, and in 2003 doctor's degrees. To get accommodation for the increasingly larger enrollment, the university decided to build Rizhao Campus, and it was put into service in 2002.In 2004, QFNU was rated first-class in the evaluation of undergraduate education by the Ministry of Education, and it was listed in 2012 in the Renowned Application-Oriented Universities in Shandong. Another thing worthy of notice is that in 2014 QFNU joined in the program of HP International Software Talents and Technology Center. Qufu Normal University has 7 post-doctoral programs and 31 doctoral programs. It has also 115 programs offering master's degrees and 12 programs offering professional ones. More important, the university has become full-fledged with its 82 undergraduate programs. With 29 schools and 28 institutes, the university has grown into a great platform for learning, teaching and academic research. QFNU spearheads education reforms, and the faculty there have conducted many nationally-funded programs aiming at restructuring and diversifying the undergraduate education curriculum. The university is also leading in academic research: It has 2 Collaborative Innovation Centers (provincial level), 18 Key Research Programs (provincial level), 7 Key Labs (provincial level), and many other research programs that inspire academic excellence and foster creativity. QFNU provides the best possible learning and study environment. The university has a large enrollment, among which 32384 are undergraduates, 3497 are graduates, 16000 are continuing education students, and 81 are international ones. The university also boasts its outstanding faculty members, such as the Nobel Prize winner (Samuel C. C. Ting, honorary head of the university), and Academicians of the CAS and the CAE. Among the 1345 teachers working with the university, there are 226 professors and 451 associate professors. The faculty members are working brilliantly in their own fields, and many of them have got funded by the national projects and programs such as the National New Century Talent Project, the National Renowned Teacher, The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, The New Century Excellent Researcher Award Program, and Taishan Scholars Program, etc. They have gained wide recognition for their exceptional contributions. The university covers an area of about 166 hectares, with the total gross floor area being over one million m2. Among its fixed assets totaling 1.3 billion yuan, the assets valued at 211 million yuan are for teaching and research. The university also boasts its library that houses over 3.5 million books. In addition, the university is known for its academic journals such as Qilu Journal, Qufu Normal University Journal, High School Mathematics and Modern Chinese. Still more, the university, which has established friendly relations with over 50 universities abroad, is in the list of the first 200 universities officially approved to enroll overseas students.

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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

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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