Shanxi University

FAQ about Shanxi 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 programs are fully English medium programs.
2. How is the living standard in Taiyuan city? What about the canteen in the University?
Answer: The reference living cost for studying in Taiyuan is around 150 USD per month for food. Various canteens at Shanxi University provide various dishes, special cuisines and delicious snacks with reasonable price.
3. How can I arrive in Taiyuan city, the location of University?
Answer: If there is no direct flight to Taiyuan, the recommended flight is transit from Beijing to Taiyuan (around 1 hours and 30 minutes), or transit from Shanghai to Taiyuan (around 2 hours and 20 minutes), or transit from Guangzhou to Taiyuan (around 3 hours). 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: The University can provide airport pick-up for international students in group from Taiyuan Wusu International Airport to the campus. But students should send detailed departure, transfer and arrival schedule to us minimum 7 days in advance so that the university can pick up without any delay. Airport Pick-up Service is only available during on duty hours in Registration time.
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 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 Taiyuan City?
Answer: There is one airport, two main 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 pubs for going on internet.
7. How is the climate in Taiyuan City?
Answer: Taiyuan has a northern temperate continental monsoon climate with four distinct seasons, while mean annual temperature is 9.5°C (49.1°F). 
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. 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
The final information is subject to the University If there is any discrepancy!