INFORMATIONSHEET FOR EXCHANGE PROGRAM
(AUTUMN SEMESTER, 2017)
A. Academic Calendar
September 8, 2017
(Be subject to change, refer to the pre-arrival information)
September 11, 2017
January 19, 2018
Exchange Student Number
Per the exchange students agreement between two universities
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.
|1. Online application website is: http://www.apply.sdu.edu.cn/ 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
Restricted Subject for International Exchange Students
Medicine and Dentistry (unless within the Medicine exchange program)
Website for International Program (including course list)
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
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
Students can apply for housing after receiving the Admission Notice. The online application website is http:istudent.sdu.edu.cn. Please log in with the student ID and the default password is 1.
For housing information including room types and prices, please visit:http://www.istudy.sdu.edu.cn/en/?c=content&a=list&catid=229
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
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
1000-2000RMB per month, depending on individual lifestyle
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
If you apply for a (X2) visa, the exchange period can’t be extended.
Airport Pick-up Service
Please refer to the pre-arrival information andreturn the pick-up form at least 2 weeks before arrival.
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 visit:www.lxbx.net
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
Ms. ZHANG Jiaqi
Senior Program Officer (Student Mobility Program)
Department of International Affairs
Room 306, Block C, Mingde Building
27 ShandaNanlu, Jinan, Shandong