Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Zhejiang University

Zhejiang University is a public university in China founded in 1897. ZJU is the oldest university and has 37 colleges, 7 faculties, schools, and departments. It offers more than 300 graduate and 140 undergraduate programs with affiliation with 7 hospitals.

The university includes 1 museum, 2 international joint institutes, and over 200 organizations. Its budget of 26.1 billion Chinese yuan which second largest budget in China with collaboration and local industry.

About Zhejiang University

Zhejiang is the first higher education institution that was founded by Hangzhou Mayor Lin Qi in China in 1897. Education reforms in China in 1902 and 1904, were renamed Qiushi Academy renamed to Chekiang University, and in 1903, Chekiand Higher Institutes.

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During the presidency of KMT member Cheng Tien-fong central government directly funded to university after discontinuing public funding. According to a government order university founded its medical school in 1946, after World War 2 in 1945.

After and Before re-organization

In 1949, formed a new government after taking control of mainland China by Communists. More than 60 members decided to remain to stay, meanwhile, a lot of alumni went to Taiwan. When once Su Buqing and Tan Jiazhen claimed to boycott the relocation, opposed by the faculty division of Zhejiang University. The relocation plan was stopped by the Great Chinese Famine. In 1963, Zhejiang University was selected as a National Key University.


Vision: The university will transform lives and improve China with essential three qualities comprehensive, innovative, and research-intensive.

Mission: To benefit local and global communities transfer knowledge and creativity.

Motto: Pursuing innovation and seeking truth.

University Leadership

Chairman of the University Council

REN Shaobo

Vice Chairman of the University Council

ZHU Shiqiang, FU Qiang, HUANG Xiangfeng, ZHU Hui


DU Jiangfeng

Vice President

HE Lianzhen, WANG Lizhong, ZHOU Tianhua, WU Jian, HUANG Xianhai, LI Xiaoming.

Fast Facts

Meet Faculty Members

Young faculty members who are at the forefront of their fields meet at our university to learn about their notable achievements, diverse research interests, and contributions to their respective disciplines. Their research on innovative teaching methods is leading the way in shaping the future of academia. They are PAN Liqiang, Hyeon Jeong Lee, Dl Dawei, and XIAO Meng.


Zijingang Campus is the main campus located in northwest Hangzhou, Zijingang where our 1st and 2nd year undergraduates study. This campus hosts the administrative offices of Civil Engineering and Architecture, International Studies, Life Sciences, Medicine, management, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, including 11 schools/colleges. ZJU's other campuses are Yuquan Campus, Xixi Campus, Huajiachi Campus, Zhoushan Campus, and Haining International Campus.

Rankings & Ratings

ZJU is a top public university in China, and its facts & figures are World University Ranking # 44, and Asian University Rankings # 6.

Education & Research

We nurture and spur innovations and excellence at ZJU.

Schools & Colleges

ZJU is a structure that has 7 faculties containing a total of 39 schools, colleges, and departments. The comprehensive educational structure of our university to explore and find the perfect fit for your academic goals.


Faculty of Arts and Humanities

  • School of Literature
  • School of History
  • School of International Studies
  • College of Media and International Culture
  • School of Philosophy
  • School of Art and Archaeology

Social Sciences

  • School of Economics
  • College of Education
  • School of Management
  • School of Public Affairs
  • Guanghua Law School
  • School of Marxism

Faculty of Science

  • School of Mathematical Sciences
  • Department of Chemistry
  • School of Earth Sciences
  • Department of Psychology
  • School of Physics
  • Behavioral Sciences

Faculty of Engineering

  • School of Mechanical Engineering
  • School of Materials Science and Engineering
  • College of Energy Engineering
  • School of Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Ocean College
  • School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • College of Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • Department of Polymer Science and Engineering

Information Technology Faculty

  • College of Control Science and Engineering
  • College of Computer Science and Technology
  • College of Optical Science and Engineering
  • College of Information Science and Electronic Engineering
  • School of Software Technology
  • College of Biomedical Engineering and Instrument Science

Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environment Sciences

  • College of Environmental and Resource Sciences
  • College of Biosystems Engineering and Food Science
  • College of Life Sciences
  • College of Agriculture and Biotechnology
  • College of Animal Sciences

Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculties

  • School of Medicine
  • School of Brain Science and Brain Medicine
  • School of Public Health
  • School of Basic Medical Sciences
  • College of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital
  • The Women’s Hospital
  • The Children’s Hospital
  • The Stomatology Hospital


Applications must submit online with the necessary documents and fees before the date. After selection on merit students are enrolled based on language proficiency, and interview. later admission notice visa application etc.

  1. Application Fee: RMB 800 yuan (nonrefundable).
  2. Tuition Fee:
Chinese taught programs Literature, Philosophy, History

Law, Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Business, Education, Economics

Medical Science, Art

19,800 /Year RMB

24,800 /Year

RMB 29,800 /Year

English taught  programs MBBS program

Dual Degree Programs In Haining International Campus

Engineering Programs (ZJU Degree Only)

Global Communication and Management

RMB 42,800 /year

200,000 /year

RMB 80,000 /year

RMB 65,000 /year

  1. Payment method: Only online system.
  2. Scholarships: Govt. offer to wish students on the bilateral program.
  3. Medical Insurance
  4. Accommodations

Exchange Program

ZJU offers opportunities for international students to study as degree-seeking or exchange students. This program attracts students from other universities but students remain nominated home institutions and pay tuition fees to home institutions.

Academic Resources


ZJU Library is one of the oldest university libraries in more than a century in China. it has been at the center of intellectual life on campus, interdisciplinary research, enabling scholarship, and creative endeavor. It has 8 branches.


In September 2019, the ZJU Museum of Art and Archaeology was officially opened. Its mission is to enhance and support research and education at Zhejiang University.

Academic Calendar

The academic year is divided into four quarters (Fall, Spring, Winter, and Summer) each with around 9 weeks of instruction. The dates are usually confirmed before the summer holiday for each academic year.


The global engagement has been a core vision to be a genuinely global university rooted in China. Taking our university to a new level and maximizing our positive impact on the world.


Those that have entered into Zijingang University has been wide agreements with or/and cooperated with Zijingang University in global study programs these institutions are listed below.

Hong Kong & Macau, China

  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Baptist University
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • University of Macau


  • Tel Aviv University
  • The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


  • Chiba University
  • Fukui University
  • Gifu University
  • Hitotsubashi University
  • Ibaraki University
  • Keio University
  • Kobe University
  • Kyoto University
  • Kyushu University
  • Nagoya University
  • Osaka University
  • Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
  • Shizuoka Prefectural University
  • The University of Tokyo
  • Tohoku University
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • University of Shizuoka
  • Utsunomiya University
  • Waseda University


  • Politecnico di Milano
  • Università degli Studi di Trento
  • Università di Bologna
  • Università di Roma


From around the world recruit and retain the most talented faculty, and realize their full potential and enable them to thrive in their careers. Broad range of meaningful in advance, multi-layered global partnerships and networks, lead and shape the agenda on global issues.

International Campus

Develop new models of transnational education ZJU partners with multiple world-renowned universities. Currently, our partners include the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of Edinburgh, and Imperial College London.


We are building a more sustainable community together.

Our Commitment

Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with less than 10 years left, which are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda, it is more important than ever for the global community to mobilize for accelerated action and collective resolve.

A wider spectrum of research work is needed to address global challenges for Supporting. The University leadership with 20 administrative units and 40 colleges to facilitate strong collaboration with coherence and cohesiveness set up task-oriented working groups, to implement our sustainable initiative.

Take Actions

To raise awareness of turning waste into treasure and minimize waste across the campus, among all the ZJUers, a helpful handbook of guidance on waste management is distributed.

Protecting the environment across the campus takes the initiative to develop a good habit of ‘zero food waste’ plays a decisive role in minimizing carbon footprint.

SDG Summer School

Aims to guide young people to understand the challenges and opportunities in the new era in the SDG Global Summer School.

Life Blog

Blog divided into four categories

  1. Campus life
  2. academics
  3. Sustainability
  4. Health and wellness


There are a lot of videos and images in two categories and further divided into many categories.

Housing & Dining

  1. House
  2. Overview for International Students of the Dormitory Buildings

For International Students the Dormitory Buildings mainly include Zijingang Campus International Students Dormitory. Zhoushan Campus and Haining International Campus are managed by the respective campuses for International student accommodation.

  1. Types of Dormitory Rooms and Costs

Dormitory buildings offer the students different types of rooms, including single rooms, superior single rooms, quadruple en-suites, twin rooms, and double suites. The fees based on the room type and term of living would vary from 80 CNY to 400 CNY per day.

all. Off-campus Accommodation

Submit the Application for apply of Off-Campus Accommodation to the relevant office of the International College, and other related materials for review and provide the rental contract.

After moving into the apartment, please visit the local police station with valid identity documents to apply for a temporary residence certificate within 24 hours.


Every Campus has many Canteens and Dining Halls and some campuses have Cafe facilities with time limitations.

Sports Facilities

All Campus has some Sports indoor & outdoor facilities, like that Gym, Fengyu Playground, Tennis court, Badminton court, Ping-pong court, Basketball court, Football Court, Futsal Soccer Field, Stadium near Dorm 1, and also Fitness rooms.

Health & Wellness

The university provides comprehensive outpatient services with each campus equipped with a hospital or infirmary, for the students, faculty, and staff.

Arts & Culture

University History Museum

The History Museum of Zhejiang University holds a precious collection of ZJU’s archives in specimens and memories and manuscripts by some distinguished ZJUers, Located on the second floor of the Crescent Building. Discover stories of the Zhejiang University to renew your understanding of the Qiushi Spirit.

Please register online three days in advance at the official WeChat account for group visits with more than 8 visitors. Scan the QR code in each exhibition hall and enter by ID card or student card.

Museum of Art and Archaeology

ZJU Museum of Art and Archaeology is a museum with the infusion of words and vision, not a cultural relics exhibition hall in the ordinary sense of human experience, and of different disciplines. Everyone in and outside the university can appreciate the works of art, it is a new style museum, exchange their ideas on human civilization, and reflect on the new direction of civilization development.

Museum of Art and Archaeology

ZJU Museum of Art and Archaeology is a museum with the infusion of words and vision, not a cultural relics exhibition hall in the ordinary sense, of human experience, and of different disciplines.

News Room, Dialogue, and Press Cutting

There is a well-established News Room, where the latest news about ZJU and the world and for dialogue and also Press cutting.

Events and Publications

Talk and Lecture, Conference and Wordshop, Competition, Exhibition, Student Event, and Other Events. Take a look at the University’s publications English language readers worldwide, for partner universities and researchers.

Contact Us

Tel:  +86 571 87941456

Fax: +86 571 87051755

Address: Zi Jinang Campus, Room 418, West Zone, Zhejiang University, Post 310058, Hangzhou, China.

Official Website: www.iczu.zju.edu.cn

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FAQs (People Also Ask)

What is Zhejiang University ranked?

Zhejiang University is the Best Global University in ranked # 93.

What is the number 1 university in China?

According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023, Tsinghua University and Peking University are the top two universities in China this year.

What is the age limit for Zhejiang University?

The age limit is flexible with certain work experience and high academic ability for healthy applicants.

Is education in China free?

The policy is funded by the government, 9 Year Compulsory Education in China, tuition is free. Schools charge miscellaneous fees for SSS and college education is not free in China.

How can I get a scholarship to Zhejiang University?

These documents are strictly required, Academic Transcripts, Two letters of recommendation in Chinese or English, Remittance receipt of the application fee (RMB 400 yuan), a Photocopy of passport, Photocopies of language (Chinese or English) proficiency certificates, and Highest degree certificates.

What is the majority religion in China?

Chinese folk religion; 13–16% are Buddhists; 10% are Taoists; 0.83% are Muslims; and 2.53% are Christians.

What is China's main language?


Which food is famous in China?

  • Most Popular Dishes in China.
  • Kung Pao Chicken.
  • Sweet and Sour Pork.
  • Peking Roast Duck.
  • Mapo Tofu.
  • Chow Mein.
  • Chinese Hot Pot.
  • Spring Rolls.
  • Wonton Soup.

What is the old name for China?

Dulimbai Gurun is the old name of China, Dulimbai means central or middle, and Gurun means nation or state.

Is English spoken in China?

English speaking in China is more than 10 million people.

What is the national animal of China?

Giant Panda.

What is China's national fruit?

The national fruit of China is Fuzzy Kiwifruit.

Why is China called a dragon?

The Imperial Chinese usually used the dragon as a symbol of his imperial strength and power in China.

What is traditional Chinese culture?

Traditional Chinese culture respects the importance of rites and various occasions of sacrifice to ancestors, funerals, weddings, and courteous exchanges.

Are people friendly in China?

Yes, Chinese people are friendly to foreigners.


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