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Lanzhou University

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  • Chinese Name : 兰州大学

  • Province: Gansu

  • City: Lanzhou

  • Founded: 1909

  • Cost of living: $410-827 USD/year

  • Scholarships: Available

540
World Rank
45
Country Rank
35,000+
University students

As the national comprehensive university under the direct authority of the Ministry of Education, Lanzhou University(LZU)is one of the universities supported by the "Project 985" and “Project 211”.

     Founded in 1909, the predecessor of LZU was Gansu Law and Politics School, which marked the beginning of modern higher education in Gansu Province and pioneered higher education in the Northwest region. In 1928, Gansu Law and Politics School was expanded into Sun Yat-sen University of Lanzhou and in 1945, National Lanzhou University. After the founding of People’s Republic of China, by pursuing the education strategy of the Communist party of China and insisting on the right direction of development, it grew bigger and became well established within a short period of time. During the process of adjusting the departments of higher institutions, LZU was identified as one of the fourteen comprehensive universities in China. Guided by such strategic goals as “developing the northwest region” and “establishing strategic base”, it has grown into an university with strategic significance, embarking on the historic mission of training high-level talents for the country, especially in the west region of China, and developing science, technology and culture. Since the reform and opening up initiative was adopted, by seizing the historic opportunity brought by such strategies as “rejuvenating our country through science and education” and “strengthen the nation with trained personnel”, as well as such projects as “Project 985” and “Project 211” implemented at the national level, LZU has enhanced its standard across the board guided by the principle of liberating the minds and driven by reform and opening up. In 2002 and 2004, Gansu Grassland Ecology Research Institute and Lanzhou Medical College were successively incorporated into LZU, which further enriched its disciplines and made its comprehensive advantage even more prominent and ushered into the stage of rapid development in its history. With its long history, strength in running school and outstanding performance, it ranked among the top universities in China.

Lanzhou, the hinterland of mainland China, where LZU is located, lies in the upper reaches of Yellow River, is an important city in northwest region. With its beautiful mountains and rivers, profound history and brilliant culture and multiple ethnic groups, it is a prior choice for university to thrive and talents to develop.

     Occupying around 583 acres of land in total, LZU has two campuses and three affiliated hospitals. Also, it has a total of 19,775 undergraduates, 10,572 postgraduates and 2,559 doctor candidates. There are 3,718 faculty members, including 2,135 full-time teaching faculty, 836 administrative staff and 142 post doctoral researchers (including 45 post doctors reserved as teaching staff). There are 588 professors and 927 associate professors. In clinical medicine, there are 101 professors and 252 associate professors. LZU has 1,695 graduate students’ supervisors, composed of 578 supervisors for doctor candidates and 1,117 supervisors for post graduates. Notably, 15 teachers are elected academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering; 10 are appointed as leading talents of the “Ten Thousand Talents Plan”. There are 18 distinguished professors awarded by the “Yangze River Scholars Program”, 22 winners of National Outstanding Youth Fund, 12 candidates selected in the National Millions Program, 8 leading young talents of the “Innovation Talents Development Project” , 4 teaching master of higher education admitted by the Ministry of Education, 5 leading youth talents of “Ten Thousand Talents Plan”, 4 young candidates of “Yangtze River Scholar Program”, 23 winners of the National Science Fund for Outstanding Young Scholars, 110 "New Era Talents" admitted by the Ministry of Education, 27 teaching master of higher education admitted by Gnsu Province and 88 leading personnel recognized by Gansu Province. LZU also boasts 4 Innovative Research Groups of NSFC (National Science Fund Committee), 8 Innovative Teams of the Ministry of Education, 7 Higher Education Talents-introducing Bases for Disciplinary Innovation and 5 Celebrated Teaching Teams on national level.

Lanzhou University offers international students on-campus accommodation. Well equipped Double Rooms are available to international students. The Double Rooms charge a favorable price for those from the five Central Asian countries. Double Rooms are all well equipped with separate toilet, separate bathroom, broadband Internet access and other facilities.

There are rules and regulations for accommodation, students shall read carefully after reaching the university. Anyone who violates the rules shall be penalized accordingly.

Applicants Eligibility 

  1. Need to be Non-Chinese citizens
  2. Need to be in good health
  3. Age Limit: Bachelor Degree:18-25 Years old; Masters Degree:18-35Years old; PhD: 18-40Years old;Chinese Language:18-40Years old
  4. Need to have good academic result in highest education degree
  5. For English Taught Program need to have IELTS 0 or TOFEL 80 or Equivalent English Proficiency Certificate
  6. For Chinese Taught Program need to have HSK -4 or above (ChineseProficiency Certificate)
  7. Doesn’t have any criminal record in the past
  8. Need to have skill on research & publication(For Masters and PhD Degree )
  9. Need to have publication on good journal (For PhD Degree)
  10. Need to provide real and complete resume

Application Documents for Bachelor Degree students:

  1. Valid Passport
  2. PP size photo (White/Blue Background)
  3. Higher secondary /A Level/Grade 12/High School Certificate & Transcript(If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy)
  4. For English Taught Program need to have IELTS 0 orTOFEL 80 or Equivalent English Proficiency Certificate
  5. For Chinese Taught Program need to have HSK -4 or above (ChineseProficiency Certificate)
  6. Physical examination report (6 month validity)
  7. Non Criminal record/Police Clearance  (If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy;6 month validity)
  8. CV/Bio-data/Resume
  9. The valid ID card or passport photo page of the Guardian (under 18 years old)
  10. Valid bank statement (more than 3000$;6 month validity)
  11. Other supporting documents (if applicable)

Application Documents for Masters Degree students:

  1. Valid Passport
  2. PP size photo (White Background)
  3. Bachelor Degree Certificate & Transcript(If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy)
  4. For English Taught Program need to have IELTS 0 orTOFEL 80 or Equivalent English Proficiency Certificate
  5. For Chinese Taught Program need to have HSK -4 or above (ChineseProficiency Certificate)
  6. Physical examination report (6 month validity)
  7. Two recommendation letter from two different Professor or Associate professor
  8. Study plan/Research Plan(Minimum 800 words)
  9. Non Criminal record/Police Clearance  (If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy;6 month validity)
  10. CV/Bio-data/Resume
  11. The valid ID card or passport photo page of the Guardian (under 18 years old)
  12. Valid bank statement (more than 3000$;6 month validity)
  13. Other supporting documents (Job Experience ;Publications ,etc)

Application Documents for PhD Degree students:

  1. Valid Passport
  2. PP size photo (White Background)
  3. Masters Degree Certificate & Transcript(If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy)
  4. For English Taught Program need to have IELTS 0 orTOFEL 80 or Equivalent English Proficiency Certificate
  5. For Chinese Taught Program need to have HSK -4 or above (ChineseProficiency Certificate)
  6. Two recommendation letter from two different Professor or Associate professor
  7. Study plan/Research Plan(Minimum 800 words)
  8. Physical examination report (6 month validity)
  9. Non Criminal record/Police Clearance  (If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy;6 month validity)
  10. CV/Bio-data/Resume
  11. The valid ID card or passport photo page of the guardian(under 18 years old)
  12. Valid bank statement (more than 3000$;6 month validity)
  13. Other supporting documents (Job Experience ;Publications ,etc)

Application Documents for Chinese Language courses:

  1. Valid Passport
  2. PP size photo (White Background)
  3. Last academic Certificate & Transcript(If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy)
  4. Physical examination report (6 month validity)
  5. Non Criminal record/Police Clearance  (If it’s not in English then need to translate to English or Chinese and need to submit both original & scan copy;6 month validity)
  6. CV/Bio-data/Resume
  7. The valid ID card or passport photo page of the Guardian (under 18 years old)
  8. Valid bank statement (more than 3000$;6 month validity)
  9. Other supporting documents (if applicable)

Scholarship Covers:

1. Full Tuition fees free

2. Full Accommodation fees free

3. Insurance fees free

4. Registration fees free

5. Monthly stipend: 3000 CNY/Month

 

After Scholarship Need to pay to the University :

1. Insurance fees 800 CNY/Year

2. Medical 400 CNY (Only for one year )

3. Visa Fees 400 CNY/Year

4. Registration Fees:600 CNY(Only for First Year)

 

Masters Degree Major List for Taught in English Medium(Duration 2-3 years):

1. Chemical

2. Chemical engineering and Technology

3. Microbiology

4. Cell Biology

5. botany

6. Geochemistry

7. Paleontology and Stratigraphy

8. Mineralogy, petrology, mineral deposit science

9. Herbology

10. Public Health (Professional Degree)

11. Business Administration (International)

12. Math



At present, more than 430 international students are studying at Lanzhou University. Ever since the fall of 1987, Lanzhou University has been entitled to accept international students, among the universities authorized by the Ministry of Education. In 2002, the School of International Cultural Exchange was established to be responsible for the admission, instruction and the management of international students. In April.2008, Lanzhou University has been appointed as one of the higher institutions which are entitled to independently enroll degree program international students; the international student education has been developing tremendously. So far over 430 international students from 52 countries are studying on campus under various kinds of programs.

Diet Center of Lanzhou University provides students with best service. Established in 2003 and affiliated with Logistics Management Office, Diet Center provides food service for undergraduates, postgraduates, and teaching and administrative staff. There are altogether 13 dining halls located in Tianshui Road Campus, Donggang Road Campus, Jiayuguan Road Campus and Yuzhong Campus, with a total area of about 37,475 square meters.

Danguiyuan Dining Hall is in Tianshui campus mainly for postgraduates, with food for students on the first floor, food for the teaching and administrative staff on the second floor, various local snacks on the third floor, and halal food in the west side of the first floor. Xinzhuyuan Dining Hall is located in Donggang Campus, with various local snacks on the first floor, food for students on the second floor, and food for guests on the third floor. Zhilanyuan Dining Hall is situated in Yuzhong Campus, with food for students on the first floor, and food for the teaching and administrative staff on the second floor. Yushuyuan Dining Hall is also in Yuzhong Campus, with snacks on the first floor and halal food. The dining halls can provide both a great number of different kinds of delicious foods at different levels and customized service in a pleasant environment every day.

The dining halls for students provide more than 150 varieties of daily staple and subsidiary foods, including hand-pulled noodles with beef, fried noodles, snacks, stewed vegetable in pottery pot, mini hot pot, small steamed buns, fried dishes, all kinds of desserts and so on. The dining halls providing snacks bring in various snacks with distinct local flavors of Longnan, Chongqing, Nanjing, Hunan, Sichuan, and Korea. The dining halls for guests are at high level with good environment and thus the perfect place for parties. The halal dining halls are popular for their flavors of ethnic features.

1. I really want to study at your University, but I can’t speak Chinese, can I be instructed in English?

Answer: The program is fully English medium program.

2. How is the living standard in Lanzhou city? What about the canteen in the University?

Answer: The living cost here is medium, for example, around 150 USD for your food per month. There are altogether 13 dining halls in the four campuses of Lanzhou University, providing more than 150 varieties of daily staple and subsidiary foods and various local snacks. The halal dining halls are also available.

3. How can I arrive in Lanzhou city, the location of University?

Answer: If there is no direct flight to Lanzhou, the recommended flight is transit from Beijing to Lanzhou (around 2.5 hours), or transit from Shanghai to Lanzhou (around 3 hours), or transit from Guangzhou to Lanzhou (around 3 hours), International students can choose the travel route according to their location.

4. Can you send a vehicle to take us from the local airport to the University?

Answer: Lanzhou University offers international students in group Airport Pick-up service from the local airport - Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport to the campus. But international students should send detailed departure, transfer and arrival schedule to us minimum 3 days in advance so that the university can pick up without any delay.

5. How can I exchange some Chinese currency for my pocket money when I just arrived in China?

Answer: Students can exchange some Chinese currency in bank for shuttle/bus ticket fare and pocket money in the big international airport when they arrive in China. And students can buy telephone card from business counter in the airport to give international call and domestic call if students need.

6. How are the transportation, telecom and internet in Lanzhou City?

Answer: There is one airport, three train stations and many buses in Lanzhou to many cities in China. There are convenient public facilities for telecom and internet, you can buy telecom card to call in any time and there are lots of internet pub for going on internet.

7. How is the climate in Lanzhou City?

Answer: Lanzhou is situated in the temperate zone and enjoys a semi-arid climate. The mean annual temperature is 9.75 °C (49.55 °F), while annual rainfall is 315 millimeters (12.4 in), almost all of which falls from May to October. The city receives 2,424 hours of bright sunshine annually.

8. How is China’s Engineering Education in the world?

Answer: China is the largest producer of engineering graduates in the world.

9. How is China’s Business and Management Education in the world?

Answer: China has become the second largest economic entity, which has made China an influential role in the global economy.

10. Can a student open a Bank Account?

Answer: Yes, a student could open a bank account in his name to keep his surplus money safe. He could also use this account to have his family remit any additional money as required.

11. Is learning Chinese language compulsory?

Answer: Even though the program is instructed in English, but international students must study Chinese language according to Ministry of Education, China. Chinese language classes are just offered in the first two years, three times per week, and international students are required to pass the basic level. Besides, it will be helpful for students in daily life if they learn some Chinese language.

12. What is the voltage used in China?

Answer: The voltage here is 220 V. Converters and power strips may be purchased locally.

13. Useful public contact number in China:

Answer:

Fire: 119

Police Station: 110

Time Report: 12117

Telephone Directory: 114

Telephone Repair: 112

Emergency Ambulance: 120

Earthquake Advisory Service: 2042691

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