Guizhou University is the only key university in Guizhou prioritized to develop itself in line with the criteria of the "211 Project" . Its predecessor, Guizhou Institute of Higher Learning, was founded in 1902. Later, it was turned into Provincial Guizhou University, National Guizhou College of Agriculture and Engineering, and National Guizhou University in the process of its development. In November 1951, Mao Zedong, then chairman of the country, inscribed in person the Chinese name of Guizhou University. In August 1997 it was merged with Guizhou Agricultural College, Guizhou Institute of Arts, and Guizhou Agricultural Cadre-Training School. Seven years later in August 2004, it was merged again and formed the current new Guizhou University with Guizhou University of Technology. In December of the same year, the Provincial Government signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education of the People’s Rebulic of China to co-build Guizhou University. One year later, in September 2005, it was approved to be one of the key "211 Project" universities
The university consists of 20 colleges and 3 public education departments. Presently, the total number of full-time students is 32,152, which inculdes 25,053 undergraduates, 4,360 graduates with 123 as PhD candidates, and 52 overseas students. Up to now, it has cultivated over 150,000 graduates in various fields.
The university has 24 provincial key subjects, 1 postdoctoral research station, 3 state-level postdoctoral research stations for major projects. It offers 11 PhD programs, 149 Master’s programs and 6 Master's programs for specialized subjects all are authorized to confer degrees. Guizhou University contains 112 undergraduate specialties. Among them, 38 are characteristic specialties including 5 ministry-level ones and 10 province-level model specialities. The disciplines cover 11 branches of learning: philosophy, economics, laws, education, liberal arts, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine and administration.
Presently, the number of full-time teachers of the University is 2,332 with 231 PhD owners and 954 Master degree owners. 298 teachers are full professors and 721 associate professors. 1 academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 1 concurrent academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 7 state-level middle-aged or young experts, 4 candidates of state-level “New Century Million-and-10-Million-Talents Project”, 1 member of discipline appraisal group of the Academic Degree Committee of the State Council, 4 new century outstanding science and technology talents, 8 members of the National Instructive Committee of Higher Education. 112 experts enjoy state council or provincial expert allowance, 6 first-batch key provincial experts, 59 province-managed experts, 46 province-level young science and technology talents, 19 famous teachers of higher education of Guizhou Province. Besides, 32 teachers haven won various honors as outstanding teachers, model teachers, advanced working personnels, and so on.
Guizhou University covers a total area of 3786.83 hectors (2,524,571 square meters), comprising of 9 campuses in different areas in Guiyang City, the Capital of Guizhou Provinces, with two main campuses being located in Huaxi, a famous natural scenic spot. The school buildings amount to 89.22 square meters, among which 49.67 square meters are dedicated for teaching. Currently, the University contains 81 teaching laboratories of vaious kinds, 207 out-of-camput internship sites. Its libraries hold a collection of 3.81 million regular books and 1.60 electronic books. The area for physical education is as big as 210,200 square meters, which includes a first-rank comprehensive gym. Per 100 students have access to 15.87 computers, 52.73 seats of multimedia classrooms and 9.87 seats of the language labs. The central node of the "China Education and Research Network" in Guizhou is set in the University, which has a complete website of its own to connect all the nine campuses.
During recent years, Guizhou University has undertaken 106 teaching reforming projects, among which 10 are approved by the Ministry of Education and 45 are approved by the Provincial Department of Education. With their successful work, the teaching and research staff have won 2 national awards (second grade) for teaching quality and 30 provincial awards for teaaching quality. 25 courses have been entitled provincial best courses, 101 university-level key courses. It has published 123 textbooks, 6 have won provincial awards, 7 have been selected as national projected textbooks.
The university boasts 32 research centers at provincial level and beyond, including the National Center of Engineering Technologies, 4 key laboratoies or centers affiliated to the Ministry of Education, 23 provincial key laboratoies or centers, and 4 provincial centers of humanites and social sciences. Since the implementation of the Tenth Five-year Plan, the university has completed 1207 povincial and national research projects , which include 188 “973” , “863” , national natural science research fund and national social sciences fund projects; and 1019 provincial and ministerial projects.
The university publishes three research journals. Journal of Guizhou University has special editions or natural sciences, social sciences and arts. Journal of Guizhou University of Technology also includes an edition for natural sciences and social sciences. Journal of Mountain Agriculture and Biology specializes in agriculture. The university is the only one in Guizhou that has its own publishing house.
Guizhou University always places importance on developing international cooperation and exchanges. So far, the University has established cooperative and exchange relations with more than 40 academic institutions in such countries and regions as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom., Australia, France, Japan, Korea, Singapore, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Macao, etc. To maintain and develop these relations, Guizhou University receives visitors from these institutions and other areas. During the past three years, over 300 have been sent to such countries as the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Thiland, France, Japan, and Korea for academic exchanges. The university has hosted more than 700 guests including celebrities like John D. Negroponte, Clark T. Randt Jr, Wu Jingguo and Zeng Yinquan. More than 200 scholars have come to the university and given lectures, among whom were Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Prize winner for economics and professor of University of Columbia, and Leonard F. Lindoy, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Australia and professor of Sydney University. The university has hosted over 20 international academic conventions and conferences.
The University has engaged foreign teachers and experts for teaching, lecture tours and academic exchange meetings. It has also enrolled oversea students from different countries to study Chinese and other courses in degree and non-degree academic programs. Through sending teachers and researchers overseas to study and research collaboratively with the foreign counterparts, degree study, or attending international academic workshop, Guizhou University has been better known worldwide. Therefore the progress of internationalization has been accelerated. Embracing international cooperation and friendship，Guizhou University cherishes this same ideal with its foreign counterparts, and makes great efforts for mutual development. Day by day, the university provides a more ideal and satisfactory platform for numerous students to conduct their studies, for experts and scholars to deliver their lectures, and for researchers to been engaged in their undertakings.
Figuratively speaking, Guizhou University is getting out of the surrounding mountains and gearing itself along international standards. It’s aiming to fulfill its dream of becoming one of the leading universities in the country, taking great strides to rejuvenate the Guizhou Province.
Pursuing its goal of becoming an even higher-level university for those at home and abroad, the university is reaching to grasp the mantle of academic leadership in western China. Guizhou University’s vision of the future is well grounded in the successes of its past in meeting the challenging of its own 100 plus year history.
Guizhou University Enrolling International Students In Chinese Language Program
All foreign students and overseas Chinese who are interested in Chinese language and Chinese culture or Chinese minorities’ culture, who are healthy, over 18 and below 65, who abide by China’s laws and the general regulations of this university, are welcome to apply for the program.
LENGTH OF STUDY
Periods of study range from as short as 2 to 4 weeks, to as long as one or two years. The academic year is made up of two semesters. The spring semester begins on March 1 and ends on July 10, and the autumn semester begins on September 1 and ends on January 10 the following year.
The four-week Summer School generally is held during summer vacation of the school, that is, during June and AugRMBt every year. Two-week Winter Course generally is organized during the month of January.
For organized groups, flexible time arrangements may be made through consultation.
Short-term study programs begin at any time during the academic year.
ARRANGEMENT OF CURRICULUM
1.The University offers a number of study modes
They include small group learning for non-native students; special individual tutoring; Summer school.
2.There are 14 contact hours per week at each learning levels.
1. For long-term refresher students
Intensive reading of Modern Chinese
Listening to Modern Chinese
Speaking Modern Chinese
Reading in Modern Chinese
Writing in Modern Chinese
2. For short-term refresher students
A flexible curriculum caters to the needs and requirement of the students. Generally, courses of Chinese ABC, speaking, listening as well as special lectures on Chinese culture and the ethnic groups in China are offered.
3. Optional Course (for an extra fee)
Chinese Culture, Outline of China, Chinese History, Chinese CRMBtoms, Chinese Idioms, Chinese Ethnic Groups and Religions, Chinese Calligraphy and Painting, Magazine and Newspaper Reading, Writing Chinese Characters, Chinese Kongfu (including the shadow boxing), Chinese National MRMBic and Dance, Chinese Cooking, and HSK Guidance, etc.
The Chinese corner, which is a free weekly conversation activity, is arranged where Chinese students from varioRMB departments share cultural experiences with the overseas students.
Social activities, which are provided free of charge, are generally conducted once a month. These include sightseeing in Guiyang City or Guizhou Province, touring local factories, schools and villages, attending recreational activities, such as concerts, acrobat shows, and exhibitions.
Extra activities also include attendance at sports events and other arts activities of the university, and other opportunities for social interaction. For instance, the Governor of Guizhou Province holds banquets and parties on the National Day and the New Year’s Day every year for the foreign experts and students working and studying in the Province.
After completing the courses and passing the examinations, a certificate of Chinese Language Training in Guizhou University will be issued.
1. Application fee:RMB 500
2.Registration fee:RMB 100 /semester
A. Long-term students:
* One academic year RMB 11400
* One academic semester RMB 6000
* Special course RMB 50-100/hour
* Fee for individualized instruction RMB 30/hour
Tuition cannot be refunded when a student discontinues his or her studies for any reason after enrollment.
B. Short-term students
Tuition fees for short-term students are decided on the number of students, the number of weeks and class hours per week. Arrangement can be made through negotiation between students and the University.
Students are provided with accommodations in the University GuesthoRMBe for Foreign Students. Single-room apartments come with a bathroom, refrigerator, telephone, TV set, electric heating and fan. Public Laundry facilities are provided for student’s RMBe.
Upon arrival, a security deposit of RMB 500 is required from each student. When the student finishes his/ her study or moving out of the GuesthoRMBe, the deposit will be returned if the room and facilities are kept in reasonable shape by the residents.
To share a two-person dorm room: RMB 50 per day per student.
For a private room: RMB 100 per day.
For long-term students, who will study for at least 5 months, the monthly due is RMB 600.
Renting housing around the campus is also allowed.
5. Other Cost
Food, medical, travel and other expenses are the responsibility of the students. Medical services are offered at the campus infirmary or at Huaxi Hospital, which both are only a few blocks from the students' residence. Medical expenses are very reasonable. Students may have meals in the nearby restaurant at a cost of about 8 RMB per meal, or they can choose to eat in the canteen of the university.
1. Applicants can obtain a copy of the Application Form for Enrollment of International Students to Guizhou University by means of correspondence, E-mail, fax and phone call;
2. The Filled-out Form should be mailed or faxed to the Foreign Affairs Department two months prior to the opening of school.
3. Aside from the application form, the rest of personal materials needed for application include:
A. A copy of the front page of applicant’s valid passport;
B. Curriculum vita;
C. A copy of the latest educational certificate or diploma;
D. 6 copies of passport size photo;
E. Health check reports by government authorized hospitals with stamp.
4. Upon receiving the above documents, the Department will mail the applicants or their agents the Entrance Notice and Visa Application Form for Foreign Students to China (JW202 or Letter of Acceptance);
5. In case of late application, a student may apply for a tourist visa to come to China. Upon his or her arrival, the university will assist the student in obtaining a student visa. In this case, a health check report is not needed before the student comes to China. But he/she should submit the rest documents to the Department in order to request a Letter of Acceptance. The student can obtain international certificate of health examination in Guiyang City with the help of the Foreign Affairs Department at a reasonable price, which will be accepted all over China for long term residence
6. If the family members of students are coming together, they need to prepare
o A copy of the front page of their valid passport;
o 6 copies of passport size photo;
o Health check reports by government authorized hospitals with stamp;
o Birth Certificate(for the children);
o Marriage Certificate (for the spouse)
NOTICE FOR REGISTRATION
1. All expenses are required to be paid in full at the time of registration.
2. Students are expected to arrive two days before the new semester begins. The Foreign Affairs Department needs to be informed of the date and flight number or train number of student’s arrival in advance so that a free picking-up can be arranged.
Foreign Affairs Department, Guizhou University
Huaxi District, Guiyang City, Guizhou Province, China
Post code: 550025
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