Xiamen University

FAQ about Xiamen 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 Xiamen city? What about the canteen in the University?

Answer: The cost of food is about USD150 per month. There are seven canteens in Xiamen University including Muslim canteen and a special canteen for international students.

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

Answer: Xiamen University can provide airport pick-up service to international students in group from the local airports – Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport to the campus. But international students should send detailed departure, transfer, arrival schedule and name of the airport to us minimum 3 days in advance so that the university can pick up without any delay.

4. How about the transportation, telecom and internet in Xiamen City? 

Answer: there is one airport, three train stations, several metro lines 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.

5. 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.

6. What is the voltage used in China?

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

7. How can I arrive in Xiamen city, the location of University?

Answer: If there is no direct flight to Xiamen city, then recommended flight is transit from Hong Kong to Xiamen (around 1.5 hours), or transit from Shanghai to Xiamen (around 2 hours), or transit from Guangzhou to Xiamen (around 1.2 hours). Students can choose the travel route according to their location.

8. How is the climate in Xiamen City?

Answer: Lying in the sub-tropical Zone, Xiamen has maritime climate and congenial, spring-like weather in four seasons. The city receives abundant sunshine (a total of 2,276 hours annually), a big blessing for those planning to go sunbathing on the beach. The annual average temperature here is 21 ℃ (69.8℉). The coldest month, February, never goes below 10 ℃(50℉).

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

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

11. How is China’s Business and Management Education in the world?

Answer: China has become the second largest economic entity, which has made China an influential role in the global economy.

12. 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. 

13. Useful public contact number in China:

Answer: 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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