School Introduction

Xiamen University (XMU), established in 1921 by renowned patriotic overseas Chinese leader Mr. Tan Kah Kee, is the first Chinese university founded by an overseas Chinese. The University is a comprehensive institution of higher education directly affiliated with China’s Ministry of Education, and it has recently been chosen for inclusion in the Chinese Government’s Program of Building World-Class Universities and World-Class Disciplines. The University was placed among the world’s top 400 institutions in various authoritative world university rankings, such as THE, QS, US News and ARWU.

Currently, the University has a total enrollment of approximately 40,000 students. Close to 3,500 international students from over 130 countries and regions are studying at XMU. They enjoy a world-class intellectual environment on a campus nestled snugly between the hills and the sea and known for its top-notch faculty and first-class facilities. They form a vibrant and essential part of the XMU community.

As one of the nation's leading institutions of higher education, XMU is committed to developing the intellectual and personal strengths of its students. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the University.

Garden-like campuses
XMU campuses are situated around the Xiamen Bay on the western coast of the Taiwan Strait, with breathtaking views of undulating green hills and vast expanses of seawaters. They rank among the world’s most beautiful campuses. Located on the southern tip of Xiamen Island, the Siming campus lies in close proximity to several places of interest and is adjacent to a sandy beach. The newly-built Xiang’an Campus is situated in Xiamen’s Xiang’an District, bounded by the Xiangshan Scenic Area on the north and the sea on the south. XMU campuses are landscaped as beautiful gardens, with serene lakes, lush foliage and magnificent buildings of Kah Kee architectural styles.


Highly professional faculty and well-established disciplines

XMU sustains its status as a pre-eminent center of learning through continuous human resources development. The University has recruited a large number of top-notch professors, many of whom are prominent scientists and leading scholars. XMU currently has a faculty of 2,718, of whom 82.0% hold doctoral degrees. XMU affords high priority to the diversification and internationalization of the mix of its faculty. XMU offers a comprehensive range of programs in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and technology, management, art science and medical science.


International exchange and cooperation
XMU is becoming increasingly internationalized and is actively engaged in multilateral and global cooperation. The University has established partnerships with nearly 300 institutions of higher learning around the world. It also actively participates in exchange programs and collaborative research projects, and regularly hosts international symposia. XMU is the Chinese partners for 16 Confucius Institutes worldwide and plays an active role on multilateral cooperation platforms, such as the Global Engineering Education Exchange (GE3), the Global U8 Consortium, the EU’s Erasmus Mundus, and the ASEAN University Network. XMU has hosted a wide variety of events, such as the San Diego State University Day, the Southampton University Day, and the China-Japan University Presidents Forum. It has also staged Xiamen University Day events at its partner universities. XMU students have opportunities during their studies at the University to participate in various academic exchange programs or pursue further studies at world-renowned universities.

Affordable study expenses
The tuition fee and cost of living at XMU are relatively low compared with most of the other major universities in China and beyond. A good variety of scholarships are available to international students, including Chinese Government Scholarships, Confucius Institute Scholarships, Confucius China Study Plan Scholarships, Fujian Provincial Government Scholarships, Xiamen Tan Kah Kee Scholarships and Xiamen University Scholarships. Full scholarships cover tuition, accommodation, living allowance, healthcare and insurance costs, while partial scholarships cover one or several items under full scholarships.

First-class facilities
XMU boast a comprehensive range of teaching and research facilities and an efficient public service system. The University’s library holds a collection of over 4.1 million paper books and 4.9 million e-books. Furthermore, the University’s high-speed information network is among the most sophisticated in China. The XMU Knowledge Resource Portal offers students access to an enormous body of literature online. Through the library, students can visit other renowned universities’ libraries in China and beyond. XMU provides students with a comprehensive range of sports and cultural facilities, including football pitches, tennis courts, badminton courts, swimming pools, a golf driving range, piano rooms, and concert halls.


First-class facilities

Xiamen University boasts a comprehensive range of teaching and research facilities, as well as an efficient public service system. The University has a collection of over four million volumes and 41,373 gigabytes of e-books. Moreover, XMU has one of the most sophisticated high-speed information networks among Chinese higher-learning institutions. Students enjoy easy access to the wide-ranging sports and cultural infrastructure facilities on campus, including football courts, basketball courts, tennis courts, badminton courts, swimming pools, golf practice facilities, piano rooms, and concert halls.