Hainan Island is situated in the South China Sea and enjoys a year-round sub-tropical climate. Summer temperatures average 25-30°C, with winter averaging 15-20°C. As a resort island, Hainan has no heavy industry, only moderate traffic, and no air pollution.
Hainan College of Software Technology (HNCST) is a full-time public college of higher professional education. The history of the college can be traced back to the year of 1923, which was Qionghai Teachers’ School. The college is located in the center of Qionghai, a small city near the coastal town of Bo’Ao (permanent site of the Bo’Ao Forum for Asia) and a famous hometown of overseas Chinese.
The college consists of 10 faculties, namely Software Engineering, Network Engineering, Information Management, Digital Design, Electronic Engineering，Arts & Media, Foreign Languages & Tourism, Basic Education, Social Sciences and Sports.
The college has been well received by all circles in the society for its high-quality talent training and good reputation. It has been honored as a “Hainan Graduate Employment Excellent Unit” for eight years in a row，and has been recognized as “National Civilization Unit,” “National Arts Education Advanced Enterprise,” a pilot unit of the “Chinese National Education Information Rationalization Scheme,” “National Advanced College in Science and Research,” “Hainan Model Training Base for High-Tech Industry Talent,” and“Hainan Advanced College of Innovative Talent Training”.
As a foreign student studying Chinese, you will benefit from small class size and experienced language instructors. In addition to core Chinese classes, you may enroll in electives such as tai chi, culture, calligraphy, music and painting.
Two students will share a furnished bedroom including basic furniture and electrical household appliances, or an apartment including living room, bathroom, balcony, and kitchen. TV, air-conditioner and internet access are provided.
Qionghai is a pleasant city with a relaxed atmosphere. As one of the Top Tourist Cities in China, there are many travel spots in or near Qionghai, such as Wanquan River, Baishi Mountain, Guantang Hot Spring Valley, Red Detachment of Women Memorial Garden, Bo’Ao Aquapolis, Bo’Ao Oriental Culture Garden and the Conference Center for Bo’Ao Forum for Asia. On the weekend, you may enjoy swimming at the beach, relaxing in nearby hot springs, hiking, or cycling through coconut groves and pineapple plantations.
The east ring railway provides high-speed rail service to Haikou, capital of Hainan Province, in one hour. The resorts and beaches of Sanya are only 70 minutes away, and Meilan International Airport can be reached in only 45 minutes.
Welcome to study at Hainan College of Software Technology!