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List of Universities in Hunan Enrolling Overseas Students



      1. Central South University
    2. Hunan University
    4. Hunan Normal University
    5. Jishou University   (Chinese)
    6. Changsha University of Science and Technology    (Chinese)
    7. Hunan Agricultural University
   8. Central South University of Forestry and Technology
    9. Hunan University of Chinese Medicine  (Chinese)
  10. University of South  (Chinese)
  11. Hunan Institute of Science and Technology  (Chinese)
  12. Hunan University of Arts and Science
  13. Hunan City University
  14. Xiangnan University   (Chinese)
  15. Changsha University
  16. Changsha Medical University  (Chinese)
  17. Huaihua University
  18. Hunan University of Science and Engineering  (Chinese)
  19. Hunan International Economics University
List of Middle Schools in Hunan Recruiting Overseas Students
    1. The High School Attached to Hunan Normal University
  2. Lushan International Experimental School
  3. Changsha Tongshenghu Experimental School
    4. Zhuzhou Xiaoxiang Bilingual Experimental School
What kind of life is it to live on a Chinese campus?
In view of the direct influence of campus culture upon students, development and education, Chinese universities attach great importance to cultivating healthy campus culture featuring their own characteristics, in a bid to build up a good school spirit.
Chinese universities often organize social and massive activities to improve the building up of campus culture. The activities mainly include scientific experiments, academe exchanges, art performances, athletic competitions, and public welfare activities. International students in China are welcome to all these activities. In addition, universities organize special art performances, athletic competitions, performances in Chinese, and sightseeing for international students. By taking part in such activities, international students will be able to better understand the Chinese culture, and increase exchanges with Chinese teachers and students.
Chinese universities have student dormitories and dining halls, with most students being able to have board and lodging within the campus-To provide convenience for international students, Chinese universities usually build dormitories and dining halls for them within the campus.
What kind of qualifications should I have in order to get enrolled in a Chinese university?
For learners and trainees of Chinese languages, enrollment will be on the basis of competitive selection in light of education certificates. For those to be undergraduates of arts, enrollment will be on the basis of competitive selection in light of degree certificates, medium stage C level certificates of HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi -- Chinese Proficiency Test), and the examinations and tests held by the universities.
For those to be scientific, medical, agricultural, or technological undergraduates, enrollment will be on the basis of competitive selection in light of degree certificates, primary stage C level of HSK result, and the Admission examinations.
Those to be postgraduates ought to have bachelor's degrees certificates, certificates for courses already attended and transcripts, recommendations of two associate professors (or with titles above), and will have to pass the entrance examinations arranged by relevant universities. Only by means of attending courses arranged by the universities and passing courses examinations after they arrive in China can these students gain their qualifications to prepare theses, or otherwise they will have to graduate as trainees. The applicants already in China should attend united postgraduate admission examinations held in China. The graduates from universities in China and of the same year may be enrolled by universities and colleges in light of China's recommendation admission methods without usual entrance examinations.
Applicants for doctoral studies must be of Master's degree, with certificates, list of courses accomplished, two recommendation letters by teachers with titles of associate professor or above, and pass the examinations or tests held by the universities and colleges. Applicants already in China should attend united doctoral students admission examinations held for native students. Foreign postgraduates in China who are qualified of graduating and studying for doctorates ahead of schedule can study for doctoral degrees in advance according to the relevant regulations.
Notice of Undergraduate Foundation Program for International Students under Chinese Government Scholarship Program
To Education Departments (or Education Commissions) of Provinces, Autonomous Regions, and Municipalities directly under the Central Government, the Education Bureau of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, and Education Sections of other Departments concerned, higher education institutions concerned.
In order to ensure the education quality of international undergraduate students and to improve the effect of Chinese Government Scholarship Program, based on previous pilot projects, and in accordance with the Regulations over Admission of International Students of Higher Education Institutions (hereinafter referred to as the RAIS), the Ministry of Education of China (hereinafter referred to as MOE) decides to launch the Foundation Program since September 1st, 2009 for new international undergraduate students awarded with Chinese Government Scholarships before they begin their disciplinary courses. The specific requirements are as follows:
1. Enrollment and Administrative Duties
MOE entrusts higher education institutions (hereinafter referred to as the HEIs) with rich experience in international education to launch the Foundation Program. China Scholarship Council (hereinafter referred to as CSC) is entrusted by MOE to coordinate routine affairs, such as enrollment and management of the Foundation Program, to organize syllabus development of compulsory courses and certain optional courses of Foundation Program, to arrange the compilation of teaching materials and teaching reference books, and to gradually establish an evaluation system for the complete and dynamic assessment of the students' academic performance.
2. Target Students
All international students with Chinese Government Scholarships who undertake undergraduate program taught in Chinese are subject to Foundation Program. However, those who Either submit proofs issued by their secondary schools showing that Chinese is the instruction medium in the required courses of their secondary education, or hold copies of HSK Certificate (generally valid for two years) that confirm their meeting of the standards set for relevant disciplinary courses, could be exempted from Foundation Program.
3. Overall Objectives
The Foundation Program is designed to prepare target students for their disciplinary studies in Chinese HEIs with a training focus on the improvements of students' capability in the following three areas:
3.1 Communicative Competence in Chinese and in Cross-cultural Contexts
Basic Knowledge of Chinese culture and society;
Communicative skills in Chinese language to deal with daily life problems;
Basic Chinese vocabulary and grammar, and necessary vocabulary and common expression patterns in Chinese for Special Purposes;
Basic Chinese competence in listening, taking notes, and raising questions in class for disciplinary studies;
Basic reading skills of disciplinary materials in Chinese with the help of dictionaries and reference books, and necessary writing skills for disciplinary studies.
3.2 Chinese Proficiency
No less than Band 3 in HSK for students who apply for courses in science, engineering, agriculture, medical science (traditional Chinese medicine excluded), economics, law, management, and education;
No less than Band 6 in HSK for students who apply for courses in literature, history, philosophy, and traditional Chinese medicine.
3.3 Preparatory Knowledge for Disciplinary Studies
Knowledge of Mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, computer science for science, engineering, agriculture, and medical science program applicants;
Knowledge of Mathematics and computer science for economics, law, management, and education program applicants; Knowledge of Ancient Chinese and computer science for history, literature, philosophy, and traditional Chinese medicine program applicants.
4. Study Duration
Foundation Program usually lasts 1 to 2 years:

1 year (40 weeks) for students with no Chinese language skills who intend to take courses in science, engineering, agriculture, medical science (traditional Chinese medicine excluded), economics, law, management, and education;

2 years (80 weeks) for students with no Chinese language skills who intend to take courses in literature, history, philosophy, and traditional Chinese medicine;
Flexibility is available for students with certain Chinese proficiency.
5. Course Design and Teaching Mode
Foundation Program will be conducted in an intensified mode, focusing on Chinese language skills and complemented by basic disciplinary knowledge. Foundation Program consists of compulsory and optional courses, whose proportion will be decided by the HEIs which offer the above-mentioned program.
Foundation Program must include four components: language, culture, disciplinary knowledge, and language practice.
Language courses are composed of general Chinese and Chinese for special purposes, including such lessons as comprehensive Chinese, listening, reading, oral Chinese, Chinese reading in science and technology, and Chinese listening and note-taking in science and technology, etc. Culture courses involve Chinese culture, general introduction to Chinese Society, and cross-cultural communication. Disciplinary courses contain mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, ancient Chinese, Chinese for science and technology (or Business Chinese), and computer science. Language practice refers to those extracurricular activities such as language exercises and social surveys.
The first year of Foundation Program shall include no less than 1,120 class hours, and 960 class hours for the second year.
The general proportion of class hours for different courses is as follows:

science, engineering, agriculture, medical science (traditional Chinese medicine excluded)
economics, law, management, education
history, literature, philosophy, traditional Chinese medicine
Disciplinary knowledge
Language practice

In light of the actual conditions of students, HEIs offering Foundation Program shall formulate localized and campus-based teaching plans and teaching modes.
6. Student Administration
HEIs offering Foundation Program shall carry out administration according to the RAIS. Students' performance during the Foundation Program period shall be a main factor for reviewing scholarship and awarding completion certificates.
7. Evaluation
Nationally unified evaluation criteria shall be gradually adopted for core courses in the Foundation Program, which mainly examine the students' Chinese language proficiency and basic disciplinary knowledge.

Upon the completion of Foundation Program, students who have passed the examinations and the annual review of Chinese Government Scholarship will be awarded with certificates issued by the delivering HEIs. The certificates will guarantee the students a direct admission to relevant HEIs for undergraduate programs.
8. Selection of Undergraduate Program and HEIs
CSC regularly organizes HEIs offering Foundation Program and other relevant HEIs to advise students on selection of undergraduate programs and universities.
9. Students failed to pass the examinations
Students who have received Foundation Program but failed to pass the examinations shall be disqualified for Chinese Government Scholarship. Such students, nevertheless, may obtain proofs issued by the delivering HEIs that confirm their learning experience.
Ministry of Education, PR. China
March 13, 2009