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  • Locations: Hangzhou, China
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: WWU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/28/2018 02/28/2018 TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2018 02/28/2018 02/28/2018 09/10/2018 01/30/2019
NOTE: Semester dates are approximate
Spring Semester 2019 06/01/2018 06/01/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Language of Instruction: Chinese, English
Language Prerequisite: No Fields of Study: Business, Chinese, Economics, Finance, Information Technology
Housing Options: Student Residence/ On Campus Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:

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Hangzhou Normal University


Program Snapshot

Hangzhou Normal University (HNU) is a comprehensive institution offering programs in arts and sciences, humanities, education, music, engineering, information technology, business, law, medicine, and nursing. Most coursework is taught in Chinese; however, there are a few programs taught in English, particularly in the fields of business and economics. International Students can also take Chinese language and culture courses. Students may be able to find some computer science courses taught in English as well.

HNU has over 20,000 Students total, out of which there are roughly 520 International Students.


Hangzhou Normal University is located in Hangzhou, which is the capital of Zhejiang Province, China. The city of Hangzhou is located roughly 100 miles south of Shanghai. It is the fourth largest city in China and is home to West Lake; a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Academic Program and Courses

International Economics and Trade. Core courses include Principles of Microeconomics, Statistics for Business and Economics, Principles of Accounting, Principles of Macroeconomics, Transition and Development of Chinese Economy, Principles of Management, Principles of Finance, International Trade, International Trade Practice, Quantitative Research Method, International Trade Law, Chinese Economic Law, International Marketing, International Service Trade.
Finance. Core courses include: Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Finance, Principles of Accounting, Securities Investment, Principles of Management, Financial Markets, Investment, Statistics for Business and Economics, Linear Algebra, Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics, Quantitative Research Method, Financial Mathematics, International Finance, Financial Engineering, Designing and Pricing of Financial Derivatives, Financial Risk Management, Analysis of Financial Time Series.
Notes on Higher Education in China
Typical Chinese classes are mostly lecture style. There are usually no presentations, essays or group projects required. Students are expected to do the homework and pass the exams. The grading scale is typically 0-100 with a minimum passing score of 60.

Recommended Semester Dates:

Fall: Early September to Late January (It may be possible to return early, but this is determined on a case-by-case basis)
Winter/Spring: Early February to Mid-July


Single room: Each room is equipped with one single bed, wardrobe, desk, chair, bookshelf, TV, refrigerator, air conditioner, private bathroom with 24hrs hot water. In addition, public laundry and kitchens are available for students

Program Cost

Exchange program participants will pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees.  All other costs associated with participation in the program (including transportation, room and board, personal expenses) are the responsibility of the individual student.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-program activities
For self-supporting students, Hangzhou Normal University offers Hangzhou Municipal Government Scholarship and Zhejiang Provincial Government Scholarship (20000RMB/year for Bachelor, 30000 RMB/year for Master) which generally opens in September of the year.

Application Process

There are two applications for exchange students to complete.  Students should start the Education Abroad application by clicking the Apply Now button on this brochure page. After completing the first part of the Education Abroad application and completing the interview, students will be notified of their nomination status. Students who are nominated will then complete the application process for the host institution.
Required documents for host institution application:
  • HNU Application Form for Undergraduate & Graduate Studies;
  • Foreigner Physical Examination Form (Scanned copy ) with supporting documentations such as laboratory report sheets, X-ray films and necessary testing reports;
  • A photocopy of passport and 2 recent photos (white background, 35mmx45mm in size)
  • High school transcript and diploma or bachelor degree diploma ;
  • Performance at original school (for students already studying in China) and attendance should reach 70% above;

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