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Zhejiang University

Hangzhou, China
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About Zhejiang University

Zhejiang University is a comprehensive research university with distinctive features and a national as well as international impact. Research at Zhejiang University spans 12 academic disciplines, covering philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, art, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, management and etc. With 7 faculties and 36 colleges/schools/depterment, Zhejiang University has 14 primary and 21 secondary national leading academic disciplines. 

Zhejiang University has long been holding the educational philosophy of putting people foremost, cultivating all-round competence in students, seeking the truth and pioneering new trails in search of excellence, and is committed to developing future leaders with an international perspective. Zhejiang University has turned out a large number of outstanding talents in its history. There are more than 200 alumni elected members of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering. With educational thoughts advancing with the times, Zhejiang University paces the whole nation in educational reforms. Rich campus culture, advanced teaching facilities and a wide range of international exchanges create favorable conditions for students’ development.

Zhejiang University focuses on assiduous study and research, and science and technological innovation. It has launched a number of international high-end academic platforms and gathered masters, scholars and high-level research teams in various disciplines. In recent years, Zhejiang University maintains a leading position in China in output indicators including publications, patents and etc., and has made abundant important achievements in science, technology, humanities and social sciences. Zhejiang University always takes initiative in catering for national and regional needs, and exerts itself to become an influential high-level source of innovation and a pool of talents. In 2015, research fund at Zhejiang University amounted to 3,316 milliom yuan. 

As of Jan. 2016, there are a total of more than 47,339 full-time students enrolled at Zhejiang University, including approximately 14,289 graduate students, 9,153 Ph.D candidates, and 23,897 undergraduates. In addition, there are about 5,849 international students currently attending Zhejiang University. Among its approximate 3,562 standing faculty members, 1,498 faculty members have title of professor. Other important facts and figures are as follows: 15 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 18 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 76 experts in State "1000-elite Programs", 41 chief scientists of national 973 projects, 113 Chair Professors in Chang Jiang Scholars Program, and 119 scholars awarded with National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. With senven campuses, namely Zijingang, Yuquan, Xixi, Huajiachi Zhijiang, Zhoushan and Haining campus, Zhejiang University encompasses an area of 5,570,408 square meters with school buildings covering 2,287,856 square meters of floor space. The university library holds a collection of more than 6.83 million volumes. In addition, Zhejiang University has 7 high-level affiliated hospitals.

As a national university standing by River Qiantang, Zhejiang University is striving to build itself into an innovative comprehensive research university with a world-class status. Zhejiang University will be adhering to the spirit of seeking the truth and pioneering new trails, dedicating itself to creating and disseminating knowledge, inheriting and advancing civilization, serving and leading the society, and promoting national prosperity, social development and human progress.

  • Faculty of Humanities

  • Faculty of Social Sciences

    FSS represents many disciplines. It consists of 14 first-level disciplines and 75 second-level disciplines, including 3 national key disciplines, 2 key disciplines supported by the state, 10 class A key disciplines in Zhejiang Province and 4 class B key disciplines in the province.

    FSS comprises 40 research institutes (centers), including 2 Key Research Institutes in University, 3 National Innovative Research Bases of Philosophy and Social Sciences under “Project 985”, and 6 key research institutes (centers) at the ministerial or provincial level.

    FSS boasts 9 post-doctoral research stations, and has jointly established 2 other post-doctoral research stations with Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environment Sciences: History and Agricultural Resource Utilization.

    FSS is composed of 8 first-level doctoral programs, 48 second-level doctoral programs, 11 first-level master’s programs, 75 second-level master’s programs and 28 undergraduate programs. Over the past 5 years, it has produced 675 Ph. D. graduates, 3966 master graduates and 4917 bachelor graduates.

  • Faculty of Science

    The Faculty of Science holds 4 National Basic Research & Teaching Personnel Training Bases in the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry and psychology; 2 National Teaching Bases for Basic Engineering Courses for physics and chemistry; 2 teaching teams at national level in mathematical modeling & practice and fundamental courses of chemistry; 1 State Specialized Laboratory of Industrial Psychology; 1 State Key Laboratory of CAD/CG (core part); 2 Provincial Key Laboratories of Zhejiang Province in applied chemistry and resource & environment information system; 1 research center of the Ministry of Education: structural research center of oil & gas bearing basin; 1 national Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center: chemistry laboratory center, and 1 Provincial Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center: physics laboratory center.

    The Faculty of Science has 5 National Key Disciplines, including mathematics, chemistry, applied psychology, theoretical physics and condensed matter physics, and 7 Provincial Key Disciplines.

  • Faculty of Engineering

    Faculty of Engineering Zhejiang University(as ZJU) located on Yuquan Campus of ZJU in Hangzhou, is reestablished in November 2008.The faculty comprises of three schools and six departments: Department of Mechanical Engineering,Department of Materials Science and Engineering,Department of Energy Engineering,School of Electrical Engineering,School of Civil Engineering and Architecture,Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering,Department of Ocean Science and Engineering,School of Aeronautics and Astronautics,Department of Polymer Science and Engineering.
    At present, FE comprises a staff of 1123, together with 53 research institutes, including 300 professors/chief researchers,398 associate professors /senior engineers / associate researchers. Among professors, there are 5 members of the Chinese Academy of engineering and 7 members of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 20 professors specially engaged in the National Cheung Kong Scholar Program. Besides, 24 members of the faculty have got National Outstanding Youth Foundation of NSFC.
    FE is undertaking major scientific research projects such as High-tech Industrialized Projects of National Plan Committee, "973" basic research projects, "863" projects, projects of National Nature Science Foundation, State Key-problem Tackling Projects and projects of international cooperation. The total research fund amounts to over 6 hundred million yuan in 2008.

  • Faculty of Information Technology

    Faculty of Information Technology(as FIT)of Zhejiang University(as ZJU) located on Yuquan Campus of ZJU at the foot of  Laohe Hill in Hangzhou, is established in Feb. 2009.The faculty comprises of 6 colleges, namely College of Optical Science and Engineering,College of Information Science and Electronic Engineering,College of Control Science and EngineeringCollege of Computer Science and Technology, College of Biomedical Engineering & Instrument  Science and College of Software Technology.

    FIT features its superiority in the domestic corresponding discipline. Its national key disciplines, such as optics engineering, computer application technology and control science and engineering, have always been appraised at the national top grade. The main priorities of FIT is to devote in the development of the academic strategy, international relationships and in construction of leading research-oriented interdiscipline institution in the area of information technology.2 committees are principal responsible for the decision-making of the faculty, which are academic committee and academic degree committee.

  • Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences

    The Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences (FALES) was established in 2008.

    It now confers doctor degree in 11 primary disciplines, 47 secondary disciplines, master degree in 51 secondary disciplines. There are 11 workstations for postdoctoral programs. There are 2 National Key Laboratories (Jointly established with other institutions), 1 National Engineering Laboratory, 3 key Laboratories under the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, 6 key Laboratories under the Ministry of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China and 13 key Laboratories under the Zhejiang province. 

    There are 2434 under-graduate students, 1714 master-degree students, 1251 doctoral candidates in FALES (accounted by January, 2015). 

    There are 750 faculty and staff, including 203 professors and 167 associate professors in FALES.

  • School of Medicine

    The history of Zhejiang University School of Medicine can be traced back to t he Chekiang Provincial College of Medicine founded in 1912 and the National Chekiang University Medicine College founded in 1945. The two merged in 1952 and established the Zhejiang Medical College, which was then upgraded as Zhejiang Medical University in 1960. In 1998 it was merged with Zhejiang University, Hangzhou University and Zhejiang Agriculture University to re-establish the present Zhejiang University, and reorganize School of Medicine and College of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the following year. In 2009 Zhejiang University launched “Super Ministry Reform”, reorganized School of Medicine and College of Pharmaceutical Sciences again, two of which are rebuilt as Zhejiang University School of Medicine. Thus, a century has witnessed Zhejiang University School of Medicine, although with several changes of name and place, evolving into one of the most prestigious medical schools in the nation.
    The School of Medicine is composed of 7 faculties: Basic Medicine, Public Health, First Clinical Medicine, Second Clinical Medicine, Third Clinical Medicine, , Stomatology and Nursing. Apart from these academic faculties, there are 7affiliated hospitals,and the Forth Affiliated Hospital which is located in Yiwu city was announced opening on Oct.31st, 2014.  These establish a solid foundation for us to fulfill our three-fold roles in medical education, biomedical sciences, and healthcare services. Our educational programs include an 8-year MD  program  and  a 6-year bachelor program (MBBS) for international students. The graduate program has a wide coverage of disciplines in biomedical sciences and clinical sciences. Equally important is the role the school has been playing in research. At present, the total number of staff members and medical and nursing workers has reached over 16000, including 800 full-time professors and associate professors, 349 doctoral mentors and 815 master mentors, and among them there are  one member of China Academy of Sciences, three  members of China Academy of Engineering, eight members of Cheung Kong Chair Professor. There are now over 5000 students including over 1200 doctoral candidates. 
    The School is dedicated to training and bringing up medical talents of medical practice, biomedical research and public health management. Our educational programs include 8-year Medical Doctor program,  5-year Bachelor of Clinical Medicine program,5-year Bachelor of Prevantive Medicine, 5-year Bachelor of Dental Medicine, 6-year Clinical Medicine program for international students (MBBS) etc. It has set up basic medicine, clinical medicine, oral medicine and pharmacy primary discipline for doctor degree and five mobile post-doctoral stations.

History of Zhejiang University

The main root of the current Zhejiang University, Qiushi Academy, was founded in 1897 and was one of the earliest modern academies of higher education in China. Since 1901 Qiushi Academy had its name changed several times, and even was once suspended. In 1927, on the historic site of the academy, the Third Natinal Sun Yat-sen University was established.On April 1, 1928, it was renamed Zhejiang University. Since July 1, 1928, it had been known as National Zhejiang University with three schools, namely School of Engineering, School of Agriculture and School of Liberal Arts and Science.

Since the outbreak of the War of Resistance Against Japan, Zhejiang University was forced to move to Guizhou. Under the guidance of President Chu Kochen, the famous meteorologist,  geologist and educator, Zhejiang University went all the way through difficulties and adversities to establish itself as one of the leading universities in China. It was even honored as “Oriental Cambridge” by famous British scholar Joseph Needham. In 1946 Zhejiang University moved back to Hangzhou. In two years’ time, it has become a comprehensive university with 7 schools, 25 departments, 9 research institutes and 1 research center covering Liberal Arts, Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Normal Education, Law, Medicine and so on.

In 1952, universities in China underwent a nationwide reshuffling due to which the disciplines and institutes of Zhejiang University were restructured and dissociated. Some institutes were upgraded to become colleges or universities and some merged with other universities such as Hangchow University and Zhejiang Provincial College of Medicine. Part of the School of Liberal Arts and School of Science merged withSchool of Liberal Arts and Science of Hangchow University and Zhejiang Education College to form Zhejiang Teacher’s College. In 1958 it was merged to the newly founded Hangzhou Unversity. The School of Agriculture was separated to form Zhejiang College of Agriculture, renamed as Zhejiang Agricultural University in 1960. The School of Medicine was merged to Zhejiang Provincial College of Medicine to form Zhejiang Medical College which was later renamed Zhejiang Medical University. After the readjustment and restructuring, Zhejiang University became a multidisciplinary polytechnical university.

The four universities with the same ancestor, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou University, Zhejiang Agricultural University and Zhejiang Medical University, all attained considerable acheivements. Zhejiang University became a key national university covering a wide range of disciplines with focuses on engineering. The other three universities, with enormous potential and distinct features, also thrived in respective disciplines. These four universities made remarkable contributions to the development of Zhejiang Province and the whole nation.

With the approval of the State Council, on Sep. 15 1998, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou University, Zhejiang Agricultural University and Zhejang Medical University amalgamated into the new Zhejiang University. The new Zhejiang University is oriented toward a comprehensive university with extensive academic capacity and cutting-edge competitiveness, and its founding has been a significant move in the reform and development of China's higher education. Now Zhejiang University is under the direct administration of China's Ministry of Education, with joint support from both the Ministry of Education and Zhejiang Provincial Government.


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition - Department of Education, Zhejiang Province


  • 151-200 - ARWU Global
  • 301-350 - Times Global
  • 144 - QS Global
  • 16-26 - ARWU Asia
  • 41-48 - Times Asia
  • 31 - QS Asia

Services of Zhejiang University


The Foreign Experts and Overseas Students Service Center of Zhejiang University is responsible for providing services such as accommodation, food and drink, management of the classrooms within the building of the International College etc.

The main office of the Foreign Experts and Overseas Students Service Center is located on the 4th floor of International College Building on Yuquan Campus.

Students may call 8795 1122-9 for Front Desk when necessary. The small coffee shop on the second floor of the lobby provides facsimile service.

Students living in school dormitories should observe Regulations on International Students Dormitory Management. Anyone who violates the regulations shall be penalized accordingly.


There are three international Student dining halls respectively located in the International College Building on Yuquan Campus, Overseas Student Dormitory Building at the main gate of Yuquan Campus and Overseas Student Dormitory Building on Hua-jia-chi Campus. Meals are served in a a la carte manner.
Students can also have your meals in the student cafeterias on different campuses. Before having meals there, you need to buy a pre-paid Meal Card from the cafeterias and it is advisable to bring your own dinnerware.


Students who stay in the university for six months or above are entitled to comprehensive insurance offered by the university, including accident medical insurance, hospitalization expenses, accident deformity, death insurance, etc. Self-supporting students who enjoy tuition fee discount and university exchange students shall pay for insurance by themselves.

In order to protect your insurance interests, please take good care of all the documents, receipts, papers, etc involved. When making a medical insurance claim, students shall provide complete documents, including photocopy of the passport, certificate of doctor’s diagnosis or certificate of accident, medical record, all the medical examination reports, receipt of medicine expenses, list of medical examination items, list of medicines, receipt of hospitalization expenses and hospital discharge certificate, etc.

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