Introduction to Jinan University

Jinan University is a key comprehensive university listed in Project 211 and jointly established by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China, and Guangdong Province. Jinan Academy, the university’s predecessor, was founded in Nanjing in 1906 by the Qing government.

As the first institution of higher education established by the government to enroll overseas Chinese students, Jinan University occupies an important position in the history of Chinese higher education. JNU is one of the universities that have had the same name for more than a century and was one of the first to apply the academic credit system in China. It was the first comprehensive university to set up a medical school, the first university to found a research institute of overseas Chinese studies and the first university to start a business school.

Jinan has seven disciplines ranking top 1% in the world: Chemistry, Clinical Medicine, Biology & Biochemistry, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Material Science, Engineering and Agricultural Sciences. In 2013, Jinan University has following disciplines listed in the Ministry of Education Discipline Ranking Top 20: Applied Economics, Journalism and Communication, Traditional Chinese Pharmacology, Chinese Language and Literature, Statistics, Fundamental Medicine and Optical Engineering.

Jinan University has 56,001 students, including 26,254 full-time undergraduates and 10,555 full-time graduate students (1,465 Ph.D. candidates and 9,090 master’s degree candidates). The number of Hong Kong,  Macao, Taiwan, overseas Chinese and international students was up to 13,909, which ranks No. 1 in the nation. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranked Jinan University No. 11 in Asia and No. 1 in mainland China in population of international students in the 2016 QS Asian University Rankings.

Jinan University develops a great range of international cooperation and has signed agreements with 286 universities, cultural institutions and research centers in 50 counties or regions around the world. It is one of the universities providing Chinese Government Scholarships. Jinan has more than 100 students’ recruitment agents in more than 60 countries and established International School to offer various programs taught in English.

Named as the Top Higher Education Institution for Overseas Chinese, Jinan  University has cultivated more than 300,000 talents from over 160 countries or regions around the world. We can say that where there is the sea, you will meet Jinan graduates. Jinan University is the first choice for the students from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan as well as the overseas Chinese and international students who intend to study in the mainland China.


Admissions Office, Jinan University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, P.R.China


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