Jiangnan University

FAQ about Jiangnan University, China

1. I really want to study at your University, but I can’t speak Chinese, can I be instructed in English?

Answer: The program is fully English medium program.

2. How is the living standard in Wuxi city? What about the canteen in the University?

Answer: The living expense here is about 100 USD for your food per month. There are many different canteens with delicious Chinese food provided for international students.

3. How can I arrive in Wuxi city, the location of University?

Answer: If there is no direct flight to Wuxi, the recommended flight is transit from Beijing to Wuxi (around 2.5 hours), or transit from Hong Kong to Wuxi (around 2hours), or transit from Shenzhen to Wuxi (around 2.5 hours). International students can choose express train from Shanghai to Wuxi, which will takes about 1 hour. Students can choose the travel route according to their location.

4. Can you send a vehicle to take us from the local airport to the University?

Answer: Jiangnan University offers airport pickup service at Shanghai Pudong International Airport two days ahead of the commencement of each semester for international students. But students should send detailed departure, transfer and arrival schedule to us minimum 10 days in advance so that the university can pick up without any delay. 

5. How can I exchange some Chinese currency for my pocket money when I just arrived in China?

Answer: Students can exchange some Chinese currency in bank for shuttle/bus ticket fare and pocket money in big Airport when they arrive in China. And students can buy telephone card from business counter in the airport to give international call and domestic call if students need.

6. How are the transportation, telecom and internet settled in Wuxi City?

Answer: There is one international airport, three main train stations and subway and many buses to many cities in China. There are convenient public facilities for telecom and internet, you can buy telecom card to call in any time and there are lots of internet pub for going on internet.

7. How is the climate in Wuxi City?

Answer: Wuxi has humid subtropical monsoon climate with four distinctive seasons, adequate heat and abundant rainfall. The mean annual temperature is 18 °C (64 °F).

8. How is China’s Engineering Education in the world?

Answer: China is a largest producer of engineering graduates in the world. 

9. Can a student open a Bank Account? 

Answer: Yes, a student could open a bank account in his name to keep his surplus money safe. He could also use this account to have his family remit any additional money as required.

10. Is learning Chinese language compulsory? 

Answer: Even though the program is taught in English, but international students must study Chinese language according to Ministry of Education, China. Chinese language classes are just offered three times per week, and international students are required to pass the basic level. Besides, it will be helpful for students in daily life if they learn some Chinese language.

11. What is the voltage used in China? 

Answer: The voltage here is 220 V. Converters and power strips may be purchased locally.

12. Useful public contact number in China:


Fire: 119

Police Station: 110

Time Report: 12117

Telephone Directory: 114

Telephone Repair: 112

Emergency Ambulance: 120

Earthquake Advisory Service: 2042691



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