Informationsheet for Exchange Program




A. Academic Calendar


September 8, 2017

(Be subject to change, refer to the pre-arrival information)

Class begins

September 11, 2017

Semester ends

January 19, 2018

B. Application

Exchange Student Number

Per the exchange students agreement between two universities

Application Period

Exchange students should apply through the online application system.

For spring semester, it opens from September 15 to November 30.

For autumn semester, it opens from early March to May 30.

Online Application

1. Online application website is: 2. Click “Register” to register with your email, nationality and passport

No..Please register as “Exchange Student”.

3. Log in to fill the application form. 4. Upload the following documents: • Information page of your passport (including photo, name, date of birth, place of birth, county of citizenship) • Official academic transcript in English • Nomination letter from either the International Office or Academic faculty of your home university • Passport size photograph • Personal Statement including study plan • Physical Examination Record for Foreigner (only required for more than six-month exchange) • Proof of language proficiency (if applicable)

C. Study Area & Course Registration

List of Departments

(in Chinese)

Restricted Subject for International Exchange Students

Medicine and Dentistry (unless within the Medicine exchange program)

Website for International Program (including course list) (in English)

The courses open either in spring semester or autumn semester. Course registration will be open for the first two weeks of the exchange semester.

Course Registration and Drop-off Period

First two weeks of each semester

Academic Transcript

Official transcripts are usually ready in mid-March for autumn semester and early September for spring semester.

The Department of International Affairs will send an official English& Chinese transcript to the home university.

D. Housing Application

University Accommodation

Students can apply for housing after receiving the Admission Notice. The online application website is Please log in with the student ID and the default password is 1.

For housing information including room types and prices, please visit:

Off-Campus Accommodation

We strongly encourage students to live on-campus. However, if students do wish to stay off-campus, they can find local agencies to rent a room. They should update the university about their room locations.

E. Financial Cost

Tuition Fee

According to the student exchange agreement,the tuition fee in the host university will be waived for the exchange students. However, the students needtopaytuition fees to his/her home university.


1200-2000RMB per month

Living Cost

1000-2000RMB per month, depending on individual lifestyle

F. Visa

Visa Type

Student Visa (X1 Visa) is issued to an alien who comes to China for study, advanced studies or intern practice for a period of more than six months.

Student Visa (X2 Visa) is issued to an alienwho comes to China to study, short-term advanced studies or intern practice for a period of less than six months.

How To Apply a Visa

Apply for visa of X1 or X2 type at the local embassyor consulate of the People Republic of China with:

- Admission Notice

- Visa application Form for Foreigners Who Want to Study in China

- original Physical Examination Record for Foreigners

Other Information

If you apply for a (X2) visa, the exchange period can’t be extended.

G. Others

Airport Pick-up Service

Please refer to the pre-arrival information andreturn the pick-up form at least 2 weeks before arrival.

Insurance Requirement

Insurance is compulsory for SDU study.

Comprehensive Insurance & Protection Scheme for Foreigners Staying in China provides international students with basic cover for medical and hospital care costs while in China.

Insurance premium is 400RMB per half year per person and 800RMB per year per person. For more information please

Buddy Program

From year 2010 on, Shandong University launches Buddy Program for incoming international exchange students. The volunteers are all selected by the university to match with exchange students, which pairs new international students with current students who provide the friendly face, helping hand, and first Chinese friendship that can make a world of difference for new arrivals.

H.Host University Contact

Program Officer

Ms. ZHANG Jiaqi

Senior Program Officer (Student Mobility Program)

Office Address

(mailing address)

Department of International Affairs

Room 306, Block C, Mingde Building

Shandong University

27 ShandaNanlu, Jinan, Shandong

China 250100


Tel: +86-531-88365337