Hangzhou Normal University was formerly known as Hangzhou Teachers College, which was founded in 1978, but the forerunner of the university can be traced back to the Zhejiang 2-level Normal School established in 1908. In March of 2007, it was authorized by the State Educational Ministry to change its name into Hangzhou Normal University (HNU). The university is located in Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang Province, which is reputed as a renowned city of historical and cultural heritage and “the Best Tourism City” in China. Hangzhou has a subtropical monsoon type climate with four quite distinct seasons. However, it is neither too hot in summer nor too cold in winter making it a year-round destination.
Hangzhou Normal University currently has three other locations which include Cangqian, Xiasha, and Gudangwan who all work together to make education for international students a priority. Around 2,000 international students from 42 countries all over the world have been in registrations for programs offered by the university.
Hangzhou Normal University has been developing on the strong foundation of excellence in education, research, and service, and producing numerous first-rate teachers, educators, scientists, and other professionals at different levels.
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Location: Hangzhou, China (population: 8.8 million)
University: Hangzhou Normal University (students:18,000)
Minimum application requirements: 2.75 GPA and Sophomore status
Visa information: See the Embassy of China’s visa page for detailed information.
While Hangzhou Normal University was founded as a teacher training school with a history of over 100 years of producing first-rate teachers and educators, the university has now become a comprehensive institution of higher education with a full spectrum of disciplines, covering such areas as arts and sciences, humanities, education, music, engineering, information technology, business, law, medicine, and nursing. The university currently offers about 69 undergraduate programs.
While many programs are taught in Chinese, Hangzhou Normal University offers undergraduate programs with courses taught in English in the following disciplines:
International students also can study Chinese & Culture. Note: the following courses are taught in Chinese.
Language courses include: Comprehensive Chinese, Spoken Chinese, Chinese Listening, Chinese Writing, Chinese Reading, Modern Chinese, Modern and Contemporary Literature, Ancient Chinese and Literature, Comprehensive Business Chinese, Oral Business Chinese, Written Business Chinese, Business Chinese Video-Aural-Oral, Business News Reading,
Culture courses include: Brief Introduction of China, Chinese Folklore, Chinese Culture, Chinese History, Chinese Kungfu, Chinese Calligraphy, Traditional Chinese Painting, Chinese Folk Song.
Download the list of English-taught programs offered at Hangzhou Normal University.
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.
There are different types of accommodation facilities for international students on the different campuses of the university. Accommodation costs can vary between RMB 2,000 and RMB 9,000 per semester depending on the facilities and conditions.
International students may choose to have their daily meals at the canteen located in the main campus or at the restaurants located outside the campus.
The Canteen is available on the main campus of the university. Each meal costs from RMB 10 to RMB 15. The Canteen opens from 6:30 am to 8:00 am for breakfast, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for lunch, and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm for supper.
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.
Hangzhou Normal University offers students an active student life, providing various kinds of sports venues and facilities, including stadiums; outdoor courts for playing volleyball, basketball, and football; venues for track and field events; swimming pools; and a gymnasium open to all students. Additionally, the HNU campus facilities include a campus infirmary, canteens (cafeterias), bank ATMs, campus supermarkets, laundry amenities, book stores, and much more.
The city of Hangzhou also offers students a range of things to experience. It is one of the top 10 tourist attractions in China, famous for its surrounding hills and beautiful scenic spots, especially the West Lake. Other tourist attractions include the Pagoda of Six Harmonies, the Soul’s Retreat Temple, The Peak That Flew Here, Hangzhou Oriental Culture Park, the newly-built Leifeng Pagoda, Fuchun River, Xin’an River, the “Thousand-Island Lake,” the rarely seen tide of the Qiantang River, and Tianmu Mountain. Be sure to visit these famous tourist attractions and engage yourself in the diverse culture and history of China.