Zhejiang University of Media and Communications (ZUMC) is one of the two leading universities in China specializing in cultivating professionals, talents, and other specialists for the broadcast industry and other industries in media and communications. The university is well-equipped with advanced teaching and experimental facilities that guarantee students a professional, efficient, and people-friendly learning environment.
ZUMC provides real Chinese cultural and media diversity, while improving outcomes for the growing number of internationally-minded students who wish to compete on the world stage. In brief, they offer:
ZUMC’s innovative campus-based International Study Centre approach offers a proven development strategy for international students. Thanks to the strong and professional teaching staff, high quality teaching and research, and well-equipped facilities, ZUMC graduates are well received by the industry and society in general, with employment rates above 93% annually.
In addition to its campus in Hangzhou, ZUMC also has a campus in Tongxiang, China, a small city (1-2 million) located about 30-40 minutes south of Shanghai by fast train. This province and the province just north of Shanghai contribute to 1/3 of the economic power in China. The Tongxiang campus opened in 2011 and is very modern. Students are allowed to take classes at both campuses and they will be provided with transportation between the two locations.
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Location: Hangzhou, China (population: 8.8 million)
University: Zhejiang University of Media and Communications (students: 10,000)
Minimum application requirements: 2.75 GPA and Sophomore status
Visa information: See the Embassy of China’s visa page for detailed information.
ZUMC is well equipped with advanced teaching facilities which provide a professional and efficient learning environment. Among their 21 laboratories are spaces for Announcing & Presenting with Broadcast Directing Practice and Special Digital Effects. They also offer 17 broadcasting studios for broadcasting radio and television programs, research activities, and social services. Their library has become a regional resource center for radio and television study and research.
ZUMC offers courses taught in English (or bilingually) in Management, Communication, Literature, Film/TV Production, Journalism, Music, Media, and Animation.
For a listing of courses taught in English, download the 2014-2015 International Courses of ZUMC brochure.
For more information about ZUMC, visit the Zhejiang University of Media and Communications website.
For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits, which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.
HPU students will live in the International Resident Hall. Rooms are double occupancy with individual double beds, desks, and wardrobes. Students also have access to a western-style bathroom and a balcony. While laundry facilities are available in the hall, machine dryers are not available.
Meals are self-catered at Zhejiang University of Media and Communications. A cafeteria is available on campus offering a range of food options. Additionally, a number of restaurants are located just off campus.
At High Point University, the primary expenses, excluding travel, for an HPU semester study abroad program are included in, or comparable to, regular HPU fees. Just as for a semester on HPU’s campus, the fees for study abroad must be broken down into tuition, fees, room, and board, with expenses paid either to HPU or other organizations. See below for an explanation of how we bill for semester programs abroad.
|Category||Fee (Per Semester)||To Be Paid To:||Deadline|
|Total Paid to HPU||$17,559.00||Includes application fee, HPU tuition, and HPU fees.|
|Application Fee*||$500.00||High Point University||Application Deadline|
|Tuition & Fees||$17,559.00||High Point University||Please refer to your HPU bill for payment deadlines|
|Room†||Varies. Check with your Host University||Host university, housing office, or landlord abroad||Check with your Host University|
To best understand billing for semester study abroad at High Point University, it’s important to distinguish between the 4 main areas of HPU billing, tuition (the academic/classroom expenses), fees, room, and board:
Application Fee*: In addition to the Tuition, Fees, Room & Board expenses, all study abroad applications are billed an application fee. This fee is non-refundable and is not applied towards the tuition & fees billing for the semester.
Zhejiang University of Media and Communications is well equipped with advanced teaching facilities. It offers a series of “learning labs” on campus including 17 TV broadcasting studios and many art and design studios.
Students will be able to travel throughout China and explore both ancient and modern cities alike. Shanghai is less than an hour by high-speed train and provides even more shopping, dining, and entertainment options sure to allow you to appreciate the diverse culture of China.
For more information, visit Zhejiang University of Media and Communications’ website or email a study abroad representative. To schedule an appointment with a study abroad adviser, contact the Office of Study Abroad at (336) 841-9280.