North China University of Science and Technology School of Medicine

FAQ about North China University of Science and Technology School of Medicine

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 Tangshan city? What about the canteen in the University?

Answer: The living expense here is medium, for example, approximately 100 USD for your food per month. Canteens provide various flavors of cuisines and snacks, including rice and cooked wheaten food. International students can also access to Muslim canteen.

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

Answer: If there is no direct flight to Tangshan, the recommended flight is transit from Shanghai to Tangshan (around 2 hours and 15 minutes). International 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 - Tangshan Sannuhe Airport to the campus. But students should send detailed departure schedule to the college’s representative minimum 7 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 in Tangshan City?

Answer: there is one airport, two train stations 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 Tangshan City?

Answer: Tangshan has a semi-humid monsoon climate in the warm temperate zone, and shows a obvious characteristic of continental climate. 2,600 to 2,900 hours of sunshine throughout the year, the city has an annual average temperature of 12.5 °C (54.5 °F). 

8. How is China’s medical education ranking in the world?

Answer: China’s medical education ranks 4th worldwide

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 in the first two years, three times per week, and international students are required to pass the basic level. From the third year, some clinical classes will be taken in hospital; students need practice with Chinese patients, so students need to know basic Chinese language.

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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