Global Education

Zhejiang University of Media and Communications

An HPU Exchange Program
Hangzhou, China

Poster_ZhejiangUniversityZhejiang 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:

  • Broadcasters Cultivation
  • Standard Spoken Chinese Teaching
  • Film & TV Production Teaching
  • Media & Communications Study & Research

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.

Top 3 Reasons to study here:

  1. Study at one of the top two highly-ranked universities in China for Media Studies.
  2. Improve your Chinese language skills with ZUMC’s top class Chinese Language Education Center.
  3. Live in Hangzhou, a major center of media and culture of China and known as “the paradise on earth.” For many years, Hangzhou has been ranked as one of the most livable and most visited cities in China and is only an hour from Shanghai by high speed train.


Quick Facts

Location:  Hangzhou, China (population: 8.8 million)

University: Zhejiang University of Media and Communications (students: 10,000)

Terms available:

  • Fall (September – January)
  • Spring (April – July)

Minimum application requirements: 2.75 GPA and Sophomore status

Application deadlines:

  • Fall Term Abroad: March 15
  • Spring Term Abroad: May 15, the year prior

Visa information: See the Embassy of China’s visa page for detailed information.


Academic Program

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.


Credit Transfer

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.

For More Information…

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.



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