Information for International Students to Xuzhou Normal University


Scholarship for International Students
Requirements for international scholarship student:                                                                                                                          
1. International students capable of fundamental English, Korean, Japanese or Russian teaching.
2. Duration: 6 months at least (one semester). Every school year there are two semesters: The spring semester is from late February to mid July, and the fall semester is from late August to late January next year.
3. A written application together with a resume and the copies of passport and certificate or diploma will be needed for the qualification.
4. Workload and Payment: 10—20 tutoring-hour of language teaching per week with a payment of 2000—4000 according to the workload. Payment will be made to a scholarship student who teaches more than 8 periods.
5. Waiving of tuition fee if applied and granted, a scholarship student will be free of tuition fee.
Introduction to Xuzhou Normal University
Xuzhou Normal University, a provincial higher-learning institution founded in 1956, is located at Xuzhou. The university is composed of 4 campuses: Yunlong, Quanshan, Kuiyuan and Jiawang campuses. Its total area is more than 200 hectares. Xuzhou Normal University is a full-major normal university with 20 schools and departments, 55 specialties, 1,400 full-time postgraduates and 20,761 undergraduates. In addition, it has 10,036 students in night school and by long-distance education. Xuzhou Normal University has a high level research and teaching staff team beginning to send teachers abroad to teach Chinese language and culture. It began to receive international students in 1986. In 1993 Xuzhou Normal University was appointed by the Chinese State Education Commission one of the first national universities qualified to enroll international students. In order to enhance international education, the university has set up its Institute of International Culture and Education to take charge of international students’ enrollment, teaching and management. The institute has quite a number of highly qualified teachers, experienced and caring managing staff.
Introduction to Xuzhou City
Xuzhou’s coordinates are 3416’ North Latitude and 11711’ East Longitude .The city lies in Jiangsu, an east coastal province of China. Climate of the city is quite pleasant, neither scorching hot in summer, nor bitter cold in winter. Xuzhou has a total area of 11,258 square kilometers with a population of 9,079,800, and its urban area is 963 square kilometers and the population in the urban district is 1,500,000. Xuzhou is at the junction of Beijing-Shanghai Railway and Longhai Railway, serving as a vital transportation hub in China. It is only about 2 hours drive to Qufu, home town of confucius. Passenger trains from Xuzhou can reach Beijing, Shanghai and many other important cities. Xuzhou Guanyin Airport operates with international standard. It provides airlines service flying to Beijing, Shanghai and over ten major cities in China.
Besides its traffic convenience, Xuzhou is one of the most famous historical and cultural cities in China. Its several-thousand-year history of civilization has left numerous treasures. The unearthed cultural relics of the Han Dynasty such as Han tombs, tomb stone engraving, Jade Garment sewn with silver thread, have formed group culture, which is rare and fascinating in China. Famous Han culture relics are being displayed in Xuzhou Museum. With Yunlong Hill and Yunlong Lake as its centre, a scenery area of 38 square kilometers is unified as a single entity with the combination of ancient and modern gardens. The rich cultural soil and charming natural scenery have inspired Li Keran, a great painting artist, Ma Ke, a talented musician and numerous well-known scholars. The folk wushu, folk music, Xuzhou opera, balladry and folk paper-cut, all with local character, are rich and colorful. Han culture, the shining of modern and ancient codes and records and the combination of the natural scenery with human cultural landscape, have made Xuzhou a brand-new tourist city.
Categories of students and qualifications.

Categories of students
Short-term students
High school graduates, 16-55 years old, healthy.
1week-3 months
General advanced students
High school graduates, 18-55 years old, healthy.
1-2 years
Senior advanced students
High school graduates, 18-55 years old, healthy.
1-2 years
High school graduates, certificate of high school education, relevant Chinese
4 years
Healthy, certificate of Bachelor’s degree, relevant Chinese level
2-3 years

Curricula and Activities set-up
1. Short-term training programs
    (1 week-3 months):
1) Chinese language: Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Studies of Chinese Writers and Their Works, Commercial Chinese, etc.   
2) Cultural course: Chinese Economy, Chinese History, Chinese Social System, Traditional Chinese Music, Calligraphy, Chinese Painting, Chinese Cooking, Chinese Folkways, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Law, Appreciation of Chinese Films, Appreciation of Chinese Dramas, History of the Republic of China, etc.    
3) Different classes: for beginners, elementary, middle and advanced classes are arranged according to different Chinese language levels of the students. Right teaching materials and methods are used for different classes. Students have 20 class-hours a week. From Monday to Friday, they have classes in the morning, review and prepare their lessons, or learn wushu, qigong or taijiquan, etc in the afternoon. Local visits to scenic spots or historical sites are arranged at weekends for students to learn about history and culture of Xuzhou. Movies, video programs, and cultural performances are also available. Students are able to visit Nanjing, Zhengzhou, kaifeng, Qufu, Mount Tai, Qingdao, Yantai, Yangzhou, Suzhou, Lianyungang, which are not far from Xuzhou.
2. Programs for advanced studies
    (1-2 years):
1) Elementary class: Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, etc;    
2) Intermediate class: Listening, Speaking, Grammar, Intermediate Chinese Language, Intermediate Reading, Newspaper and Periodical Reading, etc;    
3) Advanced class: Advanced Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Newspaper and Periodical Reading, Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature. Another ten or so selective majors and cultural courses are set for the advanced studies programs;    
4) There are 20 class-hours per week.
3. Undergraduate programs (4 years):
1.Economy 2.International Economy and Trade 3.Law 4.Social Work 5.Politics Science and Public Administration 6.Moral Education 7.School Psychology Education 8.Pre-school Education 9.Education Technology 10.Physical Education 11.Sports Training 12.NationÕs Traditional Physical Education 13.Chinese Language and Literature 14.Chinese 15.TCFL 16.English   17.Russian 18.Japanese 19.Broadcasting and Television 20.Advertisement Studies 21.Music 22.Music Performance  23.Arts Design 24.Painting 25.Arts Designing 26.Broadcast &TV Directing 27.History 28.Math and Applied Math 29.Information and Computer Science 30.Physics 31.Chemistry 32.Applied Chemistry 33.Biology Science 34.Biology Technology 35.Geographical Science 36.Planning and Management of Resource Environment, Urban and Rural Areas 37.Geographical Information System 38.Optics Information and Technology 39.Applied Psychology 40.Machinery Designing & Making and its Automation 41.Industrial Designing 42.Electric Engineering and its Automation 43.Automation 44.Electronic Information Engineering 45.Computer Science and Technology 46.Electronic Science and Technology 47.Mapping Engineering 48.Pharmacy Engineering 49.Landscape Architects 50.Marketing 51.Management of Finance 52.Management of Tourism 53.Administration 54.Public Management 55.Agrarian Management
4. Master’s Programs (2-3 years):
1. Marxist Philosophy 2.Ethnics 3.Political Economy 4.Economics of Population, Resource and Environment 5.Rigional Economy 6.History of the Chinese Communist Party 7.Basic Principles of Marxism 8.Phylogeny of Marxism 9.Study of Marxism Chinesization 10.Ideology Education 11.Principles of Education 12.Curriculum and Teaching 13.Educational Technology 14.Basic Psychology Studies 15.Biomechanics of Sports 16.Physical Education Training 17.Literature and Art 18.Linguistics and Applied Linguistics 19.Chinese Language and Scripts 20.Studies of Chinese Classical Literature 21.Chinese Ancient Literature 22.Chinese Contemporary and Modern Literature 23.Minority Languages and Literature in China 24.Comparative Literature and World literature 25.English Chinese and Literature 26.Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics 27.Arts 28.Musics 29.Fine arts 30.Theatre and Drama Studies 31.Archeology and Museology 32.Specialized History Studies 33.Ancient Chinese History 34.Modern and Contemporary Chinese History 35.World History 36.Basic math 37.Computational Mathematics 38.Probability and Mathematical Statistics 39.Applied Math 40.Operation and Control 41.Theoretical Physics 42.Optics 43.Organic Chemistry 44.Physical Geography 45.Human Geography 46.Botany 47.Zoology 48.Genetics 49.Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 50.Machinery Design and Theory 51.Globe Survey and Information Tech 52.Applied Chemistry 53.Educational Economy and management
Tuition (in Chinese Yuan )
1. Long-term (annual fee):

General advanced students
Senior advanced students

Note: 1) Book and reference materials: 410¥      
2) Registration: 165¥
2. Short-term:

Language courses
Cultural courses
1 week
2 weeks
3 weeks
4 weeks

1) Weekly charges from the 5th to the 10th week are respectively 330¥ for language course or 410¥ for cultural course respectively.
2) Books and reference materials: 410¥
3)Registration: 165¥
4) Free local visits within Xuzhou city are organized by the institute. If students wish to travel elsewhere, the institute can help to organize, but with the students undertaking all the cost involved.

Price ( in Chinese Yuan)
Main Facilities
5 $  per Day
Heated in winter and air- conditioned in summer, independent bathroom, public kitchen and laundry, 24-hour hot water, telephone, free Internet access, color TV, fridge, book shelf

      There are seven students’ cafes which provide Chinese food for students, including international students. Monthly cost is approximately 500¥. It could be cheaper for students to cook their own meals in the public kitchen.
Applying By completing application letter and sending it to the Email:
Telephone: 86-516-83500434
Fax: 86-516-3500431