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Qingdao University

Profile 

Study Mandarin Chinese in ChinaQingdao University (QU) is located in Qingdao, Shandong Province and has a very beautiful academic setting. Accredited by the National Committee of Education and Shandong Provincial Government in 1993, this university is one of the largest and most prestigious universities in Shandong. Famous for their aim "To be open-minded, internationalized and high-graded", it is one of the 200 universities authorized to accept foreign students.

The university is well known for their art and professional education concerning foreign affairs and international exchange programs have been developed to cooperate with more than 40 universities and organizations from many countries and regions. Furthermore, the university has links with many provincial and municipal enterprises and has also built cooperation with Haier, Hisense, Blue Goose and Double Star to develop specialty research institutes.

Study Chinese Language in ChinaQingdao University occupies an area of 1,700,000 square meters and has 1,100,000 square meters of university buildings. It comprises 25 colleges and 73 specialties with undergraduate programs in literature, history, philosophy, law, economics, management, natural sciences, engineering, medical science, education, and many more. Currently, there are more than 32,000 students including 700 foreign students, who come from more than 20 countries.

Programs 

Learn Chinese Language in China Students can be accepted to study in every discipline, across all of the university's 25 colleges and 73 specialties, including history, philosophy, law, economics, management, natural science, engineering, medical science, and education, provided the students have met the university entry requirements for each program. There are 25 provincial key disciplines, laboratories and engineering research centers. There are also six specialties with doctoral programs and 60 specialties with masters programs.

Qingdao University College of Foreign Languages and Literature offers Mandarin Chinese programs to overseas students. Short-term and long-term programs are available for students of all levels and interests. Short-term programs are 4 weeks in length and are only held during the summer holidays, while long-term programs can be for one semester (20 weeks) or one year. Optional elective courses are also available three times a week, which include Chinese kung fu, painting, calligraphy, and tai chi, among other options.

Teachers 

The university enjoys a high quality and experienced teachers. There are more than 4,000 staff and faculty members, including professors, associate professors and doctors. It has a large number of internationally renowned scholars in many fields, including Chinese Language, Literature and History. In recent years, Qingdao University is focusing more on becoming an internationalized comprehensive university with emphasis on its openness to the world.

The Mandarin Chinese Language Department has more than 40 teachers who teach Mandarin Chinese to international students. All teachers are expert native Chinese speakers, fully qualified and have many years of experience. Certified by the Chinese Ministry of Education, these teachers are professional, friendly and always there to help students improve their Mandarin Chinese ability.

Campus Facilities 

Library

As the largest library in Shandong Province, it has 3 million books and more than 4,700 periodicals. Students can find many kinds of books, Chinese newsletters, Chinese bulletins, foreign bulletins, newspapers, and electronic version of Chinese and foreign bulletins. This library covers an area of 18,900 square meters, is located in the center of campus. Surrounded by Fushan Mountain and the Yellow Sea, this library is the perfect place to study.

Equipped with modern facilities, such as digital facilities, computers, scanner, copy machine, printers and many more, many students come here daily. The classrooms are clean and very modern; every class is equipped with advanced teaching equipment, such as advanced audio and video teaching devices, giving students a good environment to study.
Opening Hours: 8:30 am ?C 9 pm, Monday - Sunday


Recreation Facilities

Qingdao University provides a gymnasium and many sports facilities, such as tennis courts, basketball courts, badminton courts, football courts, volleyball courts and running tracks. Alternatively, students can try the beaches for some swimming, diving, sailing, jet skiing or surfing. Another way to relax is for students to visit Qingdao's numerous beautiful old buildings.


Laundry

The dormitories for international students are equipped with washing machines on every floor. Students need to purchase a magnetic card to use the washing machines. Dry cleaning is also available inside campus, making student life very convenient.


Banking

Inside the campus, students can find a China Construction Bank and a 24 hours ATM. Students can handle all banking activities there, including deposit and withdrawal, exchange of foreign currency and money transfer.


Medical Care

A Chinese clinic is available inside the Qingdao University campus, with Chinese-speaking doctors. Students can also buy Chinese medicine there. This clinic is open 24 hours everyday.

The Qingdao Dongbu Private Hospital, which is the biggest hospital in Qingdao, has high quality and experienced foreign and Chinese doctors. The pharmacy provides Western and Chinese medicine at a reasonable price. The hospital is also open 24 hours everyday and just 10 minutes away by car from Qingdao University.
Tel: (86523) 8593-7676


Food & Groceries

Breakfast, lunch and dinner with low prices are available at the dining room. The dining room serves many kinds of low-priced Chinese foods, usually just costing around RMB 10 ?C15 a day. There are also a lot of Korean restaurants in front of the gate, and some Western restaurants, just a15 minutes walk from the university.

If students need to buy groceries, they can go to a grocery store on campus. Students will not have any problem finding anything they need, such as fruit, food, drink, snacks and much more. A big grocery store and book store can be reached within 20 minutes walk from the university.


Postal Services

Students can find a post office inside the Qingdao University campus, so it is very convenient to send and receive mail and packages.

Accommodation 

The university offers single and double rooms in foreign dormitories. All rooms are equipped with a telephone, toilet, television, air conditioner, and heater. Internet connection is available for an additional charge (students generally have to pay RMB 100 per month to use the internet).

Location 

Distance from the airport: 50 minutes by taxi

Distance from the train station: 20 minutes by taxi or bus

 
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