Founded in 1956, Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU) covers two campuses in Zhangjiang province. The main one is located in one of the four metropolitan areas in Zhejiang Province—Jinhua—Yiwu Metropolitan area. Jinhua enjoys very convenient transportation with 40 minutes to Hangzhou and 100 minutes to Shanghai by the high-speed rail. The branch campus is in Hangzhou, the capital of the province. Its green and beautiful campus furnishes an ideal place for living, study and work.
As one of the top 100 universities in China and a key provincial university, ZJNU specializes in teacher education with multiple branches of learning. It offers 70 undergraduate programs, 67 master’s programs, more than 20 doctoral programs and 1 non-degree program(including 11 undergraduate programs taught in English and more than 20 postgraduate programs taught in English) from 18 colleges namely: Chuyang Honors College, College of Economics and Management, China-Africa International Business School, College of Law and Political Science, School of Marxism, College of Teacher Education, Hangzhou College of Pre-school Teacher Education, College of Physical Education and Health Science, College of Humanities, College of Foreign Languages, School of Music, School of Fine Arts, College of Communication and Creative Culture, College of Mathematics, Physics and Information Engineering, College of Chemistry and Life Sciences, College of Geography and Environmental Sciences, College of International Education, College of Engineering, College of Vocational and Technical Training and Xingzhi College. The university has an enrollment of over 25,000 undergraduates, 6,000 postgraduates and more than 3000 international students. Among the total staff of 2,850, there are 1,920 full-time teachers, including 340 full professors and 680 associate professors, and 800 teachers hold doctorate degrees. The university is well equipped with advanced and multi-functional facilities. The library has a collection of over 3.7 million hard-copy books and 2.2 million e-books.
ZJNU makes strenuous efforts to open up to the outside world. In recent years, ties of academic exchange and cooperation have been set up between this university and over 190 foreign universities and research institutes in more than 50 countries. It has established student exchange programs with more than 40 overseas partner universities. So far, the university has established five Confucius Institutes in the US, Ukraine, Cameroon, Mozambique and Tanzania respectively. The university is authorized by the Ministry of Education to recruit international students who are sponsored by Chinese Government Scholarships and Confucius Institute Scholarships. Also, international students can apply Zhejiang Provincial Government Scholarship, Scholarship of Jinhua Municipal People's Government and Zhejiang Normal University Scholarship at ZJNU.
With the purpose of “LET YOUR FUTURE TAKE SHAPE AT ZJNU”, Zhejiang Normal University has put a new premium on the cultivation quality of international students. A complete cultivation system including non-degree programs, bachelor degree programs, master degree programs and doctorate degree programs taught in both English and Chinese for international students has been formed. ZJNU has abundant qualified and brilliant teachers from both domestic and overseas for international students. Studying in Zhejiang Normal University, students enjoy various colorful campus activities like “Sensing China”, “The Dream Trip in Zhejiang” and International Students’ New Year Gala, which make international students understand China and Zhejiang better, and get a different harvest in China. In the aspect of resource guarantee, the university provides modern, well-equipped teaching facilities and sport equipments. Stadiums, a new natatorium, a climbing wall, football fields, basketball gyms, tennis courts and badminton halls are available anytime for international students. Besides, fully functional international students apartments and muslim restaurants for international students are well built, which provides a fine environment of studying and living for the oversea students. The campus is close to all amenities like Wal-mart, Intime Department Store and Wanda Plaza, and it’s only a 5-minute drive from the campus to the downtown of Jinhua city.