📖 Introduction

Shanxi University, located in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China, is a comprehensive public university with a rich history and a focus on higher education and research. Founded in 1902, the university has played a significant role in the cultural and educational development of the region. As a public institution, Shanxi University is committed to providing accessible and quality education across a range of academic disciplines.

The university is known for its diverse academic offerings, including programs in liberal arts, science, engineering, and management. Shanxi University has a reputation for fostering research and innovation, contributing to advancements in various fields. While specific world university rankings may vary, Shanxi University has been recognized for its academic achievements and its role in shaping the intellectual landscape in China. With a commitment to excellence and a history steeped in educational traditions, Shanxi University continues to be a key institution in the Chinese higher education system.

🏫 About Shanxi University (SXU)

Shanxi University is located in Taiyuan, which is the capital of Shanxi Province and boasts a history of 2,500 years. Its profound cultural heritage can be dated back to Sanli College in the Ming Dynasty and Jinyang College and Linde College in the Qing Dynasty. Shanxi University’s predecessor was the Shanxi Grand School founded in 1902. Shanxi Grand School promoted the integration of Chinese cultures with Western sciences, while also paying equal attention to arts and natural sciences. Great flexibility was required to manage the task of running a college and promoting advanced educational ideas. The school was one of the most important cradles of Chinese higher education and a crucial institution for spreading culture, science, and education in Shanxi Province for over a hundred years. Inheriting the glorious tradition of “Knowing the East and West; seeking goodness and truth; promoting the virtuous and the talented; being self-reliant and serving the country”. Promoting and abiding by, the excellent school motto of “being industrious, strict, honest and creative”, Shanxi University has cultivated excellent talents for the country and society, and successfully made a sterling contribution to educate people and invigorate our industry in modern China. The campus, covering a geographic area of 2,066 mu and a floor space of 987,000 square meters, has been awarded the titles of Green and Gardenlike University by the provincial government. With a collection of 3.02 million books and 603 GB e-books in its library, Shanxi University provides teaching and research instruments with a total value of more than 200 million yuan RMB. The campus consists of two parts: the northern part is characterized by elegant traditional designs, while southern one is proud of many stylish modern buildings. Towering trees form canopies over the avenues and beautiful floral displays decorate all buildings, the whole campus is full of a deeply humanistic and serene atmosphere suitable for both studying and living. Shanxi University hosts over-all specialties and has built up a proud reputation for its profound research results. Eleven academic fields cover 69 majors for undergraduates and 18 majors for the double bachelor’s degree. At present, it has 48 doctorate programs (6 first grade disciplines) and nine centers for post-doctoral studies, 137 general Masters of Arts and Sciences programs (19 first grade disciplines), and 16 specialized M.A./ M.S. programs. At present, Shanxi University has 1,982 full-time lecturers, among whom 1,058 have obtained advanced academic titles. Also the university has academicians from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, national outstanding talents on expertise, “Cheung Kong Scholars Program”. Special appointed professors and visiting professors, state-level middle-aged experts with the title of “Prominent contributors”, winners of the national projects of the science foundation for eminent youths, state-level model teachers, leading teachers approved by the Ministry of Education, and nearly 100 experts with a special state-sponsored allowance. Moreover, the university hosts state-level innovation and research groups, the state-level teaching team, and the ministerial innovation group. Of the courses for the students, three were selected as state-level fine courses. Seven textbooks compiled by the academic staff from Shanxi University were selected as state-level materials of the "Eleventh Five-Year" plan. Six doctors were awarded the National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award or won the honor of being nominated. At present, 17,114 undergraduate and 6,643 graduates are studying in this university. In recent years, the students won 13 first prizes, including the National Mathematical Contest in Modeling, "Challenge Cup" Competition of Extracurricular Science and Technology, Electronic Design Competition, Advertising and Art Contest. Shanxi University has increasingly enlarged its international exchanges. It has established intercollegiate relationship with over 50 universities and institutions from the United States, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada and other countries. In addition, Shanxi University collaborates with the Yerevan State Linguistic University after V. "Briusov" of Armenia and the Pfeiffer University of the United States respectively to set up two Confucius Institutes. The establishments of these two Confucius Institutes have provided more opportunities for both Chinese students to join in tertiary education abroad, and international students to study in China. While the glorious heritage of the last century has been remarkable, today's Shanxi University is facing up to new opportunities and challenges. In order to evolve into a local exemplary research-oriented university, Shanxi University will adhere to principles to blossom in the fierce competitive atmosphere by improving the educational quality, developing via its distinct characteristics, showing vitality by carrying out reform, and reaching maximum efficiency through dedication to an open minded policy.

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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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