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Frequently-Asked Questions on Admissions to ZJGSU

  • When does each semester start at Zhejiang Gongshang University?
    At ZJGSU, each academic year is divided into two semesters. The Fall Semester usually starts on September 1st, and the Spring Semester starts on different dates that depend on the lunar calendar. In particular, it is related to the date of our Spring Festival/Chinese New Year and usually starts in late February or early March. Please email us to confirm the actual date.

  •  Could I have some basic information about the ZJGSU?
    Yes, of course. The information is available at http://www.zjgsu.edu.cn/english/eindex.php and at http://intec.zjgsu.edu.cn/ . You can also visit http://econet.zjgsu.edu.cn/andrew.wang/kczl.htm, download and view the PPT file Introduction to Zhejiang Gongshang University .

  •  What documents must be submitted to apply for admission to a Bachelor degree program?
    Most of the Bachelor degree courses in China are delivered in Chinese, and this is also true at ZJGSU.
    The required documents are
    1. Completed application form (ApplicationForm_DegreeCourses.doc, ApplicationForm_ChineseLanguageCourse.doc)
    2. high school graduation certificate and course transcripts
    3. HSK (the Chinese proficiency test) score: Level 4 for liberal arts; level 3 for other majors. Regarding the HSK, lease visit http://www.hanban.edu.cn/en_hanban/index.php.
    4. a CV with a cover letter
    5. a personal statement
    6. a bank statement or financial guarantee from your guarantor or your guardian
      If you are interested in the bachelor program, but have not obtained an HSK certificate yet, please contact us to enroll in our Chinese Language Course. It takes you about nine to fifteen months for a beginner to reach the required level, but of course it depends on how hard you work
    7. two letters of recommendation
    Please download (ApplicationForm_DegreeCourses.doc, ApplicationForm_ChineseLanguageCourse.doc) and complete the application form and the letter of recommendation.

  • What documents must be submitted to apply for admission to a Master degree program or Ph.D program?
    The required documents are:
    1. Completed application form (ApplicationForm_DegreeCourses.doc, ApplicationForm_ChineseLanguageCourse.doc)
    2. Undergraduate transcripts for Master applicants, and undergraduate transcripts AND Master program transcripts for Ph.D. applicants
    3. two letters of recommendation (if not employed) or three letters of recommendation (if employed)
    4. personal statement with curriculum vitae
    5. Financial statement or financial guarantee from your guarantor or your guardian
    6. TOEFL score of 550 for non-native English speakers if the graduate program is in English or HSK (the Chinese proficiency test) score of Level 4 for liberal arts or level 3 for other majors. Regarding HSK,
      please visit http://www.hanban.edu.cn/en_hanban/index.php
    7. Any published article/s
      Note: A FREE Chinese language course is available to admitted international students for one year. However, such students must initially pay the tuition upon arrival at our campus. It is then refundable upon your successful completion of the program.
      Please click here to download and complete the application form and the letter of recommendation.

  • Are there any Master or Ph. D. programs at ZJGSU in English?
    Yes, there are. The graduate programs of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, International Trade, Law, Food Science and Business Administration are conducted in English. We may help you to contact your professors if you have decided what you will major in at ZJGSU. Even if all the courses in your Master program or PHD program are delivered in English, it is strongly recommend that you learn the Chinese language and culture to live comfortably on our campus.

  •  Is there any financial support or scholarships available to international students?
    Yes, as stated at http://www.zjgsu.edu.cn/english/appform.php, we offer strong financial support to international students admitted to our Master or PHD programs in the form of English teaching assistantships in the College of Foreign Languages and research assistantships from academic supervisors in the College of Food Science.
    Please note the following points:
    1. We award English teaching assistantships to international students on a semester-by-semester basis according to the international student's English proficiency test score, such as TOEFL, IELTS, academic performance, and the score on an interview conducted by phone or online at MSN with our staff. We waive the English proficiency test score for native speakers of English.
    2. The amount of financial support from the English teaching assistantship is RMB18000 per academic year, and the English teaching assistant is paid on a monthly basis. Note that the student is required to pay tuition in advance.
    3. The renewal of the English teaching assistantship depends on the evaluation reports at the end of each semester from your supervisor in the College of Foreign Languages and the students you teach.
    4. Native speakers of English and outstanding English teaching assistants in our Spoken English Promotion Project(SEPP) enjoy priority in receiving English teaching assistantships.
    5. If your performance is particularly outstanding, we may assign you to teach English on a regular basis to a class taking English for credit. In that case, the amount of financial support you receive can exceed RMB18000 per academic year.
      Please click here (http://www.zjgsu.edu.cn/english/ApplicationForm_DegreeCourses.doc) to download and complete the application form for an English teaching assistantship and make an appointment with Prof. Andrew Wang at international@mail.zjgsu.edu.cn for a personal interview.

  • How long does a Master or PhD program last at ZJGSU?
    The Master program usually lasts from two and a half years (full-time) to four years (part-time) and the PhD lasts from 3 years (full-time) to 6 years (part-time). Of course, the length of the course depends on how hard you work.

  • Do I have to learn the Chinese language before I can be admitted to your degree program?
    Yes. As stated above, international students MUST learn the Chinese language for one year and acquire Level 4 before they can be admitted to any bachelor programs at ZJGSU. ZJGSU provides the international students with an intensive Chinese language course. Even if all the courses in your Master program or PHD program are delivered in English, it is strongly recommended that you learn the Chinese language and culture for interaction with our academic community on campus and with the local Chinese community off campus.
    Note: A FREE Chinese language course is available to admitted international students for one year. However, such students must initially pay the tuition upon arrival at our campus. It is then refundable upon your successful completion of the program.

  •  Do I have to have a medical check-up and pay for medical insurance in China?
    Yes, a medical check-up is required upon arrival for each international student who is going to stay in China longer than one year, and it is a strict requirement no matter which kind of medical check-up the student may have had before his or her entry to China.
    Each student is fully responsible for his or her own health. Therefore medical/health insurance is required upon arrival on our campus. The International Education Center of ZJGSU will help you with the application procedure.

  • Where will I stay when studying at ZJGSU?
    ZJGSU has two campuses, the Jiao Gong Lu Campus and the Xiasha Campus. The International House at the Jiao Gong Lu Campus has about 40 apartments for international students. Each apartment has three bedrooms, one sitting room, one toilet and one bath room. The apartments are equipped with hot water, telephones, televisions, refrigerators, washing machines, air-conditioners and access to the Internet. The apartments at the International House are mainly for international students who take Chinese Language Courses. The Guest House at the Xiasha Campus provides double-bed rooms for international students in degree programs or English teaching assistants in our Spoke English Promotion Project (SEPP). Each room is shared by two students and is equipped with two beds, hot water, access to the Internet, heat, air conditioning and television.
    • Jiao Gong Lu Campus:
      Mailing Address:
      International Education Center, Zhejiang Gongshang University, 160 Wen'er Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310012,China.
      Tel: +86 571 88055323; +86 571 88055344
      Fax: +86 571 88846798
    • Xiasha Campus
      Mailing Address:
      Room 1128,11F, Office Building, Zhejiang Gongshang University
      No.18,Xuezheng , Str., Xiasha University Town,Hangzhou,310018 China
      Tel: +86 571 28877316; +86 571 28877313
      Fax: +86 571 28877312
    Please click here to see the International House and The Guest House at the Xiasha Campus.
    If you can find an apartment off campus, you can stay off campus. However, as a new comer and a stranger, we recommend that you live on campus for at least half a year before you move off campus.

  • How much must I pay for tuition?
    • Undergraduate Program
      Liberal Arts, Economics, Business, Law: 15,000 RMB per year
      Science, Engineering: 18,000 RMB per year
      Arts: 22,000 RMB per year
    • Master Program
      22,000 RMB per year
    • Ph.D Program
      24,000 RMB per year
    • Non-degree students
      The same as the equivalent degree courses.
    • Chinese language and culture program
      14,000 RMB per year

  • How much shall I have to pay for my accommodation and food?
    Accommodation fee (Jiao Gong Lu Campus): RMB30 per day (one bedroom in a three-bedroom apartment)
    Accommodation fee (Jiao Gong Lu Campus): RMB2400 per year (shared twin-bed room)
    Food expense:
    It usually costs about RMB 500 per month for a regular Chinese student. However, food expenses always depend on the quality and quantity of the food you eat.

  • When and how shall I pay for my tuition and accommodation?
    Your tuition and accommodation fee are payable upon arrival. We accept RMB cash or bank checks.

  • When should I apply for admission to ZJGSU?
    Degree Programs: September 1 to May 31.
    Short-term program: any time.
    Chinese language course: any time.

  •  Whom should I contact regarding my application for admission and financial support?
    Please direct any of your questions and correspondence to
    Miss WANG Wen-ya (Rachel)
    International Students Admission Officer
    International Education Center
    Zhejiang Gongshang University
    160 Wen'er Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang
    310012, China.
    Tel: +86 571 88055346; +86 571 88055344
    Fax: +86 571 88846798
    Email: admission@mail.zjgsu.edu.cn

    Regarding academic issues and applications for an English teaching assistantship, please contact
    Prof. Andrew WANG
    Academic adviser to Degree Program International Students
    Vice Director, International Affairs Office
    Room 1061,10F, Office Building, Zhejiang Gongshang University
    No.18, Xuezheng , Str., Xiasha University Town,Hangzhou,310018 China
    Mobile: 86-136-0051-6079 86-571-28877313 Fax: 86-571-28877312 88846798
    http://econet.zjgsu.edu.cn/andrew.wang/index2.htm
    E-mail: wangguoan@mail.zjgsu.edu.cn tradelaw@hzcnc.com
    MSN: wangguoanhz@hotmail.com Skype: wangguoan2006

  • What is the Hangzhou city like?
    Hangzhou is characterized by a rich cultural heritage, a long history, a beautiful landscape and economic prosperity. It is one of the most developed cities and one of the safest cities in China. It has been rated as one of the top three tourist attractions in this country. It is also one of the seven ancient capital cities. For more information, please visit www.hangzhou.gov.cn and www.gotohz.com.

  • How can I get to your campus?
    Jiao Gong Lu Campus Address for taxi drivers
    In English: 92 Baochu Road (North)
    In Chinese pronunciation: Baochu Beilu jiushi'er hao.
    In Chinese character:

    Xiasha Campus Address for taxi drivers
    In English: No.18, Xuezheng Str., Xiasha University Town (East end of the Second Avenue);
    In Chinese pronunciation: xuezheng jie shiba hao, erhao dajie dong
    In Chinese character:

    About the Airport Bus:
    • From Shanghai Pudong Airport:
      Please tTake the direct Airport Bus to Hangzhou,
      Go to Xiasha Campus: Please taking bus X1 or B1
      Go to Jiao Gong Lu Campus: Please take a taxi
    • From Hangzhou Airport
      Take Airport bus to the city proper,
      Go to Xiasha Campus: Please take Bus X1 or B1
      Go to Jiao Gong Lu Campus: Please take a taxi