Nantong University

FAQ about Nantong City, 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 Nantong city? What about the canteen in the University?
Answer: The living expense here is relatively low; the reference cost is 100 USD per month. There are some canteens and one Muslim canteen available to international students. 
3. How can I arrive in Nantong city, the location of University?
Answer: If there is no direct flight to Nantong, the recommended way is flying to Shanghai first and then taking a bus from Shanghai to Nantong (around 2.5 hours), or transit by air from Beijing to Nantong (around 2 hours and 5 minutes), or transit from Guangzhou to Nantong (around 2 hours and 5 minutes). 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: Sure, we can provide airport pick up service for the international students in group from the local airport - Nantong Xingdong International Airport to campus. But students should send detailed departure schedule to the college’s representative minimum 3 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 the big international 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 Nantong City?
Answer: There is one airport, four train stations and many buses to many cities in China. Nantong is close to Shanghai, only 2.5 hours. 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 Nantong City?
Answer: Nantong has a humid subtropical climate, with four distinct seasons. Monthly daily average temperatures range from 3.1 °C (37.6 °F) in January to 27.2 °C (81.0 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 15.33 °C (59.6 °F). With the plum rains in June and early July comes the rainiest part of the year.
8. How is China’s Engineering Education in the world?
Answer: China is a largest producer of engineering graduates in the world. 
9. How is China’s Business and Management Education in the world?
Answer: China has become the second largest economy and this has influential role in the global economy. 
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. What is the voltage used in China? 
Answer: The voltage here is 220 V. Converters and power strips may be purchased locally.
13. 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
The final information is subject to the University If there is any discrepancy!