📖 Introduction

Located in the economic powerhouse and cultural heartland of China, Shandong University (SDU) is one of China’s top universities and is well-reputed for world-acclaimed researchers, dedicated teaching staff, and superior campus facilities and services.

🏫 About Shandong University, Jinan

Moreover, it was the first university to be established and run in accordance with a chartered constitution.

For more than 100 years, Shandong University has been following the mission of “Reserve talents for the world, and seek prosperity for the nation” and the motto of “Noble in spirit, endless in knowledge.” For this aim, it has cultivated over 400,000 talented young people of various specialties, and has been making significant contributions for the country and the regional economic and social development. As a comprehensive university with a wide coverage of academic disciplines, SDU attracts over 3000 international students from over 110 countries each year. Students from various backgrounds give SDU a rich culture mix and contribute to a dynamic learning atmosphere.

As one of the first universities finding its name on the list of Project 211 and Project 985, Shandong University has been developing by leaps and bounds in recent years, and each of its undertakings has reached unprecedented levels. The educational quality and competitiveness of the university have been remarkably improved. This improvement in the quality and capability of teaching has greatly increased both its international influence and its ability to serve the country and the local regions. The university has essentially accomplished its transformation from a teaching and research-oriented university to a research-oriented one.


Shandong University comprises 8 campuses (Jinan Central Campus, Hongjialou Campus, Baotuquan Campus, Qianfoshan Campus, Software Park Campus, Xinglongshan Campus, Qingdao Campus and Weihai Campus) in three different cities (Jinan, Qingdao and Weihai), covering an area of over 533 hectares (including 200 hectares of the Qingdao campus).

The university currently has 4 affiliated hospitals, 3 non-subordinate affiliated hospitals and 11 teaching hospitals. It also enjoys a teaching and administrative staff of 7,782 (not including affiliated hospitals). Its full-time student population totals up to 60,000, of which 41,103 are full-time undergraduates, 16,607 are postgraduates and over 3000 are international students.

Scholarships Available

  • Chinese Government Scholarships
  • Chinese Government Scholarship-Chinese University Program
  • Chinese Government Special Scholarship – Sino-American Cultural Exchange Scholarship
  • Chinese Government Special Scholarship – China-Russia Cultural Exchange Scholarship
  • Hanban/Confucius Institute Scholarship
  • Confucius China Studies Plan
  • China Development Bank (CDB) Scholarship
  • MOFCOM SCHOLARSHIP Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China)
  • Chinese Government Scholarship-Bilateral Program” (CGS-BP) Scholarship

SDU also offers a series of scholarships for current students, which include Chinese Government Scholarship-Distinguished Student Scholarship, CDB Distinguished International Student Scholarship, Excellence Scholarship for Self-financed Students, etc.

Living in University

Campus activities aim to provide a platform for students to exchange views, enrich their knowledge and broaden their views, develop versatile abilities and demonstrate their talent. Campus activities not only have improved student morality and enriched their lives, but also have provided opportunities for them to learn things outside of their regular academic studies.

Generally speaking, campus activities can be divided into 3 different types. The first type includes forums and lectures regarding ideology, such as ”Youth in the Prime -Outstanding Chinese Youth Forum”, ”Great Masters Forum” and ”the Little Grove Culture Forum”. The second type of campus activity includes other various academic lectures and competitions, such as those that may cover natural sciences, social sciences, or the humanities. The third type of campus activity is made of up of recreational activities and sporting events including freshmen-welcoming parties, parties in honor of graduating students, science, technology and art festivals, student debates, singing competitions, dancing competitions, and other activities offered by the various schools.

Shandong University devotes itself to creating a multicultural campus atmosphere and presents itself as a university that is rapidly opening itself to the world.

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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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