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Zhejiang University

Founded in 1897 and located in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province, Zhejiang University is one of China's oldest universities.
Find out more at Zhejiang's website
A Lake in China

Zhejiang University is available specifically for Chinese Studies students: 6 places available.

MLAC students apply within the department. Students from other academic departments are not able to apply for this exchange placement.


Term dates:

Nomination (by DU) deadlines:

  • Autumn/Winter - 25 April
  • Spring/Summer - 1 November

Application (once allocated a Global Opportunity place):

  • Autumn/Winter - 10 May
  • Spring/Summer - 15 November

Academic Information

Study Load

Intensive Chinese Language and Culture: 13.5 hours/week. 

For more academic information, please see Zhejiang University Factsheet.

Language Requirements

English language certificates are not required. However, a very good command of English is required.

If the students want to take the courses taught in Chinese in the fields of liberal arts and law, they should have the Chinese language proficiency equivalent to grade 5 in the old version of HSK or score 210 in new HSK grade 4 or above; applicants to other programs in Chinese must have the Chinese language proficiency equivalent to grade 4 in the old version of HSK or score 190 in new HSK grade 4 or above.

Supporting Documents Required

  • Application form (typed, not hand written)
  • Academic Transcript
  • HSK Certificate (if needed)
  • Passport Photocopy
  • Personal Study Plan
  • Physical Examination form signed by a Doctor


Zhejiang: Student Support

Zhejiang have several resources on their website including information on Accommodation, Health & Insurance, Money Tips and Important Contacts.

Find out more about Zhejiang Student Support


Accommodation for exchange students will be automatically reserved. Exchange students will be arranged to stay on or near the university campus where their specialty College/Department is located. The approximate price of housing is 1500 RMB per person per month. Due to the limited number of the rooms on campus, usually two students have to share one room without the kitchen.

Further information on accommodation at Zhejiang

Other Information

  • Insurance needs to be arranged at home University prior to leaving for China.
  • Zhejiang suggest living expenses of around 1500 RMB per person per month exclusive of accommodation. 

Summer Opportunities

There are currently no Summer School opportunities at Zhejiang, here is a list of other Summer School opportunities (internal link). 


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