Hangzhou: Zhejiang University

Zhejiang, China

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  • Fall Semester - end of August - end of December/early January
  • Spring Semester - late February or the beginning of March - beginning of August

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 15
  • Spring Semester - October 1


Study Abroad Coordinator: Mike Miller (m.miller@neu.edu)

The program offered through the International College of Zhejiang University allows students to undertake a full semester of Chinese language courses for language acquisition or English courses.


Students can take courses in Liberal Arts, and Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Economics, Business, law,
Medical science, Art, physical culture. Please note that the majority of courses are taught in Chinese. Students will need to have a high level of proficiency to undertake Chinese instruction courses.

Students can choose to study a full semester of Chinese or courses offered in English at faculties and schools.

At this time, the majority of course offerings in English are within Computer Science, Clinic Medicine, and Management.

*Note: course offerings and descriptions are not available until students arrive in-country.

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Host University

The International College of Zhejiang University is a special teaching and administrative institute responsible for the enrollment, service and Chinese as Second Language (CSL) program, consisting of Office of General Affairs, Office of International Promotion of Chinese Language, Office of Degree Student Affairs, Office of CSL program, and Foreign Experts and Overseas Students Service Center, whose head office is located in Yuquan Campus with two other administrative offices located in Zijianggang Campus and Huajiachi Campus respectively.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must be in good physical condition, holding a non-Chinese passport. General visiting students should have at least two years’ study in a college or university and advanced visiting students should at least have completed your undergraduate studies. For students undertaking courses in Chinese, applicants of liberal arts programs should have an HSK test score of level 6 or above; applicants of other programs should have an HSK test score of level 4 or above.

For English language instruction courses, the HSK test score is waived.

Application Procedure

    • Online OISP application
    • Zhejiang University application (Graduate/ Scholar program)

      Please submit the following directly to OISP:

    • Official Transcript
    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
    • Personal Study Plan - in Chinese or English
    • HSK certificate - if taking courses in Chinese
    • Recent photo (white background, 35mm x 45mm in size)
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Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $22,660

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($22,310), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.


Housing is not included in the program fee but the student will work directly with the institution to pay for housing.


Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province with the sub-provincial administrative level, is the center of provincial politics, economy, culture, science and education. It covers an area of 16596km2 with a population of 6.60 million. The economic development level of Hangzhou is very high, its economic strength is continuously ranked second among all provincial capitals and its economic general strength is listed in the top ten among all the big-middle cities in China. Hangzhou is not only one of the safest tourist-city, but also one of the best cities of internal securityHangzhou locates close to China east coast, in the lower reaches of the Qiantang River and at the southern end of the Grand Canal (Beijing - Hangzhou). The distance between Hangzhou and Shanghai is 200 kilometers, which is connected by the railway and highway. It only takes less than 2 hours to reach Shanghai; the trip is quite comfortable and efficient. The city tree is Camphor Tree and the city flower is Osmanthus.