Hangzhou Normal University Admissions

Length of Studies and the University Calendar

The normal length of study for each program is as follows:

   1. Undergraduate-Degree studies: 4-5 years 

   2. Master’s Degree studies: 2-3 years

Students may, in particular cases, shorten or prolong their length of studies through application.

Each academic year at Hangzhou Normal University comprises 2 semesters, with the fall one starting the academic year in September and ending in mid January and the spring one starting in early or mid February and extending to the end of June. There are 2 vacations each year: the summer one usually lasts 2 months in July and August, and the winter one, in which China’s Spring Festival falls, usually lasts 4 weeks from late January to mid February.  


Application Requirements

Basic requirements:

Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens, normally aged 18 and above and in good health, holding valid passports and willing to abide by China’s laws and the university’s rules and regulations and show due respect to China’s social and cultural customs. 

Requirement of proficiency in Chinese language:

Applicants for programs in the fields of Liberal Arts and Law must have the certificate showing that their proficiency reaches Level 4 of HSK Test (old format) or score 190 or above of Level 4 (new format), and those for programs in Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Economics, Management, Music, Fine Arts, etc. must have the certificate showing their proficiency reaching Level 3 of HSK Test (old format) or score 180 or above of Level 4 (new format). 


The University runs Chinese language programs to help international students improve their proficiency and meet the requirements. Applicants with certificates of Level 7 or above (old format) or Level 6 (new format) will be permitted to start their program studies directly if admitted.  


Application and Admission Procedures

Application for admission to various programs as described above can be made either through agencies with authorization granted by Hangzhou Normal University or by submitting required materials, including the PDF version of the remittance voucher of the application fee, online by following the instructions at the website “sie.hznu.edu.cn” or by contacting the university using the phone and fax numbers or mailing address provided at the end of this pamphlet.


The University will review the application materials upon receiving them and contact the applicant when necessary. If the materials meet the requirements, an admission notice will be sent to the applicant by mail. The process will normally take 8-10 weeks, and the admission information can be checked online at the website mentioned above. 

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