Hunan Normal University College of Medicine

Hunan Normal University College of Medicine

Founded in 1938, Hunan Normal University enjoys a history of 80 years. It is also one of the leading universities building under the national 211 project and “Double First-Class Strategic Plan”.

Hunan Normal University puts stress on fundamental and quality education, while placing equal stress on the cultivation of both application-oriented talents and research experts. Up to 2017, it has cultivated over 400,000 students. Hunan Normal University enjoys a high reputation in society for its excellent quality education. It now boasts 3 CFCRS (Chinese-foreign Cooperation in Running Schools) programs and 185 partner institutions in 45 countries and has co-established 3 Confucius Institutes in Russia, Korea and the U.S. respectively.

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Hunan Normal University embraces beautiful scenery and tranquil environment, which offers you a pleasant atmosphere for studying Chinese and Chinese culture. We warmly welcome all overseas friends who are interested in Chinese culture to visit Hunan Normal University. We firmly believe that you will become excellent students who will be proficient in both Chinese and Chinese culture. Without doubt, your study here will provide you with life-long benefits.

College of Medicine of Hunan Normal University College of Medicine owns 6 laboratories and 1 Basic Medical Experimental Center. 6 laboratories are medical morphology, medical functions, clinical medicine, clinical laboratory, pharmacology and preventive medicine laboratory. The College has set up 7 scientific research offices, they are molecular biology, applied physiology, cardiovascular pharmacology, parasitology, cardiovascular diseases, nephropathy of the combination of Chinese and western medicines, and genome epidemiology. The college is equipped with advanced instruments and excellent researching conditions, which facilitates greatly the teaching and research for the students and teachers. Hunan Normal University College of Medicine have 5 specialties for undergraduates, they are clinical medicine, nursing, clinical laboratory, pharmacology and preventive medicine. Authorized by Hunan Education Commission, pharmacology and clinical laboratory are the key constructive specialties, and biochemistry and anatomy are key subjects of the provincial level. Besides, 6 graduate programs are provided; they are physiology, pathogeny biology, medicine, epidemic & public health statistics, pharmacognosy, and pharmaceutical analysis. So far, a higher medical education system with medical prevention and cure has been established at our college, which has been accepted as one of the key base of medical education in Hunan province.
There are 184 staffs in this college, 21 of them are professors, and 38 are associate professors. Our graduates are highly praised by the society.

Hunan Normal University consists of 24 colleges and 3 individual teaching departments, which offer 85 bachelor degree programs, 223 master degree programs and 127 doctoral degree programs. The university also has set up 18 postdoctoral research centers, owns 6 national key disciplines, 13 national education and research bases, 9 key disciplines subsidized by the 211 Project and 18 provincial key disciplines. All these programs are distributed over the areas of liberal arts, natural sciences, engineering, economics, education, medicine, management and law. The university has over 1,700 full time faculty members, including one academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, one academician of the Chinese Academy of Science, 349 full professors. There are 36,000 full-time undergraduates and graduates including more than 1000 long-term or short-term overseas students studying on campuses.

3. Academic Facilities and Scientific Research

The main campus of Hunan Normal University lies between Xiangjiang River and jade green Yuelu Mountain. In general Hunan Normal University has five campuses; Er Li Ban Campus, South Campus, Xian Jian Hu Campus, Shuda Campus and Zhang Gong Ling Campus. The library of the University has the largest collection of 3.4 million books among the universities and colleges in Hunan including 200,000 pieces of old traditional thread binding books, and subscribes 4,700 Chinese and foreign periodicals.

Hunan Normal University currently has 16 Laboratories and research institutions at national or provincial ranking. The following are some of those research centers: Hunan Normal University Clothing Brand Planning and Digital Integration Technology Provincial Key Laboratory, Engineering Research Center of Polyploid Fish Reproduction and Breeding of Ministry of Education, Key Laboratory of Low-dimensional Quantum Structures and Quantum Control and Key Laboratory of Microbiology and Biotechnology.

4. Hunan Normal University Achievement

Hunan Normal University is a "211 project" university, ranking 60th among China's key 100 universities. The university enjoys priority in obtaining national funds. It is the best and largest provincial university in Hunan, one of the top 10 normal universities in China and 20 best universities in South China. In 2011, HNU was elected as one of "Ten Famous Universities" by all the foreign students in China.

5. Communication and International Cooperation

Hunan Normal University pays great attention to international education exchange and cooperation. In recent years, HNU has successively established international exchanges and cooperation with more than 20 universities in USA such as University of California, Riverside (USA), Delaware State University, California State University, Fresno and University of Missouri. In Canada, HNU has cooperation with Laval University. In Asia; HNU has cooperation with universities from Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, India, and Singapore. The university also has established international exchanges and cooperation with the universities in Europe and Africa.


Admission at Hunan Normal University, China for International Education

Bachelor Degree/Undergraduate Programs in English Medium

Hunan Normal University offers Bachelor degree programs taught in English:

Tourism and Hotel Management, Clinical Medicine, Computer Science and Technology, English Language Teaching, English Language and Literature, Business Administration, Economy , Marketing, Finance, International Trade and Business, Practical Mathematics, Genetics, Cryobiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Life Science, Organic Chemistry, International Law, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering

1. Qualification for applicants

1) Applicants for Bachelor degree must have completed at least senior high school studies
2) Applicants should be non-Chinese citizens in good health holding a valid foreign passport
3) Be in good health
4) Without any criminal records

2. Application Materials

1) Application Form
2) Scan copy of high school graduation certificate and transcripts
3) Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must have attached Chinese or English translations.
4) Scan copy of the first page of applicant valid and ordinary passport or other identification and two recent passport photos, white background, no hat
5) English proficiency certificate for none English native speaker students

3. Duration and Tuition Fee:

Duration: English medium undergraduate programs at Hunan Normal University take 4-6 years.

Tuition Fees: 17,000 CNY/YEAR-19,000 CNY/YEAR

Master Degree/Postgraduate/PG Programs in English Medium

Hunan Normal University admits international students for master’s degree in the following English taught programs: MBA

1. Qualifications for Applicants

1) Applicants for Master’s degree must have completed at least Bachelor’s degree
2) Applicants should be non-Chinese citizens in good health holding a valid foreign passport
3) Be in good health
4) Without any criminal records

2. Application Materials

1) Application Form
2) Scan copy of a notarized bachelor’s degree or equivalent and notarized transcripts in English or Chinese.
3) Two letters of recommendation from professors or associate professors
4) Scan copy of the first page of applicant valid and ordinary passport
5) English proficiency test certificate for applicant from non-native English speaker countries

3. Duration and Tuition Fees

Duration: Masters degree programs taught in English at Hunan Normal University take 3 years
Tuition fee: 20,000 CNY/YEAR


Cost for Study at Hunan Normal University, China

1. Hostel Fee:

1200 CNY/ Month per person for single room 600 CNY/ Month per person for double room

2. Food: reference cost 150 USD/Month

3. Tuition Fee:

Bachelor Degree/Undergraduate Programs in English Medium:

17,000 CNY/YEAR-19,000 CNY/YEAR, Details please read at Bachelor Degree Programs

Master Degree / Postgraduate / PG Programs in English Medium:

20,000 CNY/YEAR, Details please read at Master Degree Programs


Students are required to pay fees by Chinese Currency to the university upon students’ arriving in China and registration at university by themselves or Telegraphic Transfer through bank in US Dollar which equal value CNY to the university bank account. You shall make up the amount if the Currency Exchange Rate difference or intermediate bank service charge deduction upon your registration at the university.


1. Bachelor Degree/Undergraduate Programs in English Medium:

- Duration: 4-6 years

  1. Tourism and Hotel Management
  2. Clinical Medicine
  3. Computer Science and Technology
  4. English Language Teaching
  5. English Language and Literature
  6. Business Administration
  7. Economy
  8. Marketing
  9. Finance
  10. International Trade and Business
  11. Practical Mathematics
  12. Genetics
  13. Cryobiology
  14. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  15. Life Science
  16. Organic Chemistry
  17. International Law
  18. Electronic and Mechanical Engineering

2. Master Degree/Postgraduate/PG Programs in English Medium:

- Duration: 3 years


Accommodation in Hunan Normal University, China

First-class Living Condition

The foreign students' dormitory at Hunan Normal University is constructed according to the Standard of three-star hotel. Each room is with a pirate washing room and a balcony. In the room there are a TV set, a fridge, a telephone, a water heater, internet service, bookshelves, desks, soft simmons beds and etc. Public laundry is in the basement and public kitchens are located in each floor. The foreign students' dormitory living fee is much cheaper than those in Beijing and Shanghai.

The accommodation on campus of Hunan Normal University is highly praised by international students with reasonable prices.

Canteens in Hunan Normal University, China

In the main campus of Hunan Normal University, there are two big student dining rooms. Each one is with two floors. Together, at the dinner time, these dining rooms can provide food and space for about 20,000 students at the same time.

Hunan Normal University also provides food for Muslim students. So there are Muslim restaurant in the students dining rooms. The Muslim restaurants supplies noodles, rice, beef and muttons. The Muslim restaurant is separated from other seats and tables to show this is pure Muslim canteen.

Changsha City, China - Hunan Normal University Located City

Changsha the capital of Hunan Province in south-central China located on the lower reaches of the Xiang River, a branch of the Yangtze River. Changsha, a cradle of Xiang Chu culture with population of 7.31 million, is national first historical and cultural city.

Changsha was important from the time of the Qin dynasty (221–207 BC). In AD 750–1100 Changsha was a major commercial hub, and its population increased greatly. Under the Qing dynasty, from 1664, it was the capital of Hunan province, and it was a major rice market. It was besieged during the Taiping Rebellion but never fell. Changsha was the site of Mao Zedong's conversion to communism. It was the scene of major battles in the Sino-Japanese War of 1937–45 and was briefly occupied by the Japanese. Rebuilt since 1949, the city is now a major interior port and a commercial and industrial center.

In recent years, Changsha has become an important creative center for TV and entertainment arts, with its many TV stations producing some of the most popular programs in China, including Super Girl. These programs have also brought a new entertainment industry, including singing bars, dance clubs, theater shows, as well as related businesses like hair salons, fashion stores, and hot spicy snacks at night (esp. in the summer time). While Changsha has developed into an entertainment hub the city has also become increasingly westernized and attracted a growing number of foreigners.

Changsha experiences a humid subtropical climate, with annual average temperature being 17.03 °C. The four seasons are distinct. The summer is not so hot, with heavy rainfall, and autumn is comfortable. Winter is overcast with lighter rainfall more likely than downpours; and is a little bit cold. Spring is especially rainy and humid with the sun shining.

Changsha is one of China's 20 most "economically advanced" cities, which has attracted a substantial level of foreign investment. Changsha became a center of China's aluminum industry. The city also has cement, rubber, ceramic, and papermaking plants and is a centre for many types of traditional handicrafts, producing Xiang embroidery, leather goods, umbrellas, and buttons. Coal is mined in the vicinity.

Changsha is well connected by roads, river, rail, and air transportation modes, and is a regional hub for industrial, tourist, and service sectors. There are mainly two railway stations, Changsha Railway Station and the Changsha South Railway Station. And there is one airport in the city, Changsha Huanghua International Airport.

There are many beautiful sights in Changsha you can visit, such as Mount Yuelu - Orange Continent, Changsha window of the world and many others. Yuelu Academy is located on the west bank of the Xiang River at the foot of Yuelu Mountain. Yuelu Academy, founded in 976 A.D., is one of four most renowned academies in Chinese history. It is famous for its excellence in talent cultivation during its long history. Today the academy is a part of Hunan University, and serves as the center for publication and research of ancient Chinese language, attracting many famous litterateurs, philosophers, and scientists to lecture there.

Population: 7.31 million

Temperature: average 17.03 °C (62.654°F)

Address of Hunan Normal University, China

Hunan Normal University

No. 36 Lushan Rd., Yuelu District, Changsha City, Hunan Province, PR China, 410081

Visa Information for Study at Hunan Normal University, China

After receiving original documents including Admission Letter and JW Study Visa Form issued by Hunan Normal University, the international students shall go through study visa application in China Embassy or China Consulate in your country with documents of (a) original Admission Letter, (b) original JW202 Study Visa Form, (c) Passport, (d) Health Check result Form signed by doctor and sealed by government hospital in student’s country.


FAQ about Hunan Normal University, China

I really want to study at your University, but I can’t speak Chinese, can I be instructed in English?

Answer: The program is fully English medium program.

How is the living standard in Changsha? What about the canteen in the University?

Answer: The living expense here is relatively reasonable, for example, about 150 USD for your food per month. Two big student dining rooms at Hunan Normal University can provide food and space for about 20,000 students at the same time at the dinner time. There are also Muslim restaurant in the students dining rooms.

How can I arrive in Changsha city, the location of University?

Answer: If there is no direct flight to Changsha, the recommended flight is transit from Beijing to Changsha (around 2.5 hours), or transit from Shanghai to Changsha (around 2 hours), or transit from Guangzhou to Changsha (around 1 hours), or transit from Shenzhen to Changsha (around 1 hours). Students can choose the travel route according to their location.

Can you send a vehicle to take us from the local airport to the University?

Answer: the university can provide airport pick up service for the students in group from Changsha Airport to campus. But students should send detailed departure schedule to our university’s representative minimum 7 days in advance so that we can pick up without delay. Airport Pick-up Service is only available during Registration time.

How can I exchange some Chinese currency for my pocket money when I just arrived in China?

Answer: Students can exchange some Chinese currency in bank for shuttle/bus ticket fare and pocket money in the big international airport when they arrive in China. And students can buy telephone card from business counter in the airport to give international call and domestic call if students need.

How are the transportation, telecom and internet in Changsha City?

Answer: There is one airport, two train stations and many buses to many cities in China. There are convenient public facilities for telecom and internet, you can buy telecom card to call in any time and there are lots of internet pub for going on internet.

How is the climate in Changsha City?

Answer: Changsha experiences a humid subtropical climate, with annual average temperature being 17.03 °C (62.654°F). The four seasons are distinct.

How is China’s Engineering Education in the world?

Answer: China is a largest producer of engineering graduates in the world.

How is China’s Business and Management Education in the world?

Answer: China has become the second largest economy and this has influential role in the global economy.

Can a student open a Bank Account?

Answer: Yes, a student could open a bank account in his name to keep his surplus money safe. He could also use this account to have his family remit any additional money as required.

Is learning Chinese language compulsory?

Answer: Even though the program is taught in English, but international students must study Chinese language according to Ministry of Education, China. Chinese language classes are just offered three times per week, and international students are required to pass the basic level. Besides, it will be helpful for students in daily life if they learn some Chinese language

What is the voltage used in China?

Answer: The voltage here is 220 V. Converters and power strips may be purchased locally.