Teaching Ideas Over the past century, centering on educating men and women, NJU has, in different historical periods, cultivated and turned out many talents, who have made enormous contributions and achievements in their respective fields. Since the Reform and Opening-up, the university has explored many different methods of reform in teaching and education and has brought up many important educational ideas and teaching theories, which have exerted significant influence on higher education both at home and abroad
At present, NJU has set up the goal of “doing the best in undergraduate education,” adhering to the education idea of “integrating disciplinary building with undergraduate teaching, liberal education with personal cultivation, foundation broadening with practice deepening, and learning to learn with learning to be a citizen.” The university keeps deepening the reform of the mechanisms of cultivating creative talents and fostering leading figures and outstanding talents with creativity, practical ability and international vision for all walks of life in society. NJU’s predecessors were known for their science. The scientific spirit and the tradition of studying nature and pursuing truth have existed throughout NJU’s development and remains the most prominent character of its teaching and education. Generations of NJU faculty and students have worked hard unremittingly for the nation and people, making research achievements renowned in academia at home and abroad.
Today, NJU follows the principle of “strengthening applied subjects, focusing on foundation subjects, developing frontier subjects, and enhancing interdisciplinary cooperation” and the principle of “orienting basic research towards the international forefront of academia, and orienting applied research towards national strategic needs and the country’s economic construction so as to solve important theoretical and practical problems related to the well-being of the nation and people.” It is readjusting its research layout and reinforcing its research organization to enhance the overall level and capacity for original research and building itself into an important research center of China.
Since the founding of the university in the early 20th century, NJU has been among the most active universities in carrying out international communication and cooperation and has built close relationship with many first-class universities and research institutes around the world. One example is the 30-year-long Center for Chinese and American Studies jointly administered by Nanjing University and Johns Hopkins University, China’s earliest long-term international cooperation program in higher education since the Reform and Opening-up. The center has fostered many pillar scholars for cultural communication between China and America, exerting enormous influence at home and abroad. In today’s new historical conditions, NJU is vigorously promoting international communication and cooperation in multiple fields and through multiple channels, raising its teaching to the international standards in every aspect.
Today, NJU has entered a new century of its history. The whole of the university will keep a high working spirit but a simple and unadorned style of work. Under the guiding spirit of President Xi Jinping’s instruction on “the first Nanjing University,” the university will focus on the development of its inner quality and give full play to its characteristics; it will strive to make itself into a first-class university around the world so as to make greater contributions to the revitalization of the Chinese nation.
March 1 to May 30
18 years of age or above, in good health, with a valid passport, and an educational background of completed high school or above
English Proficiency Level for applicants to the English Language and Literature Program
Steps of Enrollment
a. Nanjing University mails the Admission Notice and Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW 202 form) to successful applicants in May or June and notifies the unsuccessful ones by fax or e-mail towards the end of June.
b. Admitted students apply for the X visa (student visa) at the Chinese embassy or consulate office.
c. Admitted students register at the Institute for International Students of Nanjing University within the required time period with the Admission Notice, JW202 Form, and the original copy of the Physical Examination Record for Foreigners (since this examination record is valid for only 6 months and is required when applying for Residence Permit after entering China, please make proper arrangements concerning the timing of the physical examination)
The school year at Nanjing University starts in September.
New Student Enrolment/Registration
Students must register within the time period stipulated in the notice of admission. Bring the notice of admission letter, form of JW202 and passport to Nanjing University to do registration. Be sure to take several passport-sized photos with a light background with you when you do registration at NJU.
End of August (for fall semester); End of February (for spring semester)
Physical Examination Form
Physical Examination is only required for one-year students.The result of Physical Examination will be necessary in the applications for both Visa and Residence Permit in China.
Before registration, you should bring the original copies of the “Physical Examination Record for Foreigner,” and the “HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis Examination Report” to Jiangsu International Travel Health Care Center (No. 39 Chuang-Zhi Road) to have them verified.
1. The Procedure at Jiangsu International Travel Health Care Center will require you to pay an application fee.
2. You may be required to do the examination of “HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis Examination Report” at Jiangsu International Travel Health Care Center.
3. The examination of “Physical Examination Record for Foreigner” could be done in your home country in advance. Exchange students must take the original copy of “Physical Examination Record for Foreigner” by themselves to Nanjing University. Please do not send it to our office.
4. Please download Form of “Physical Examination Record for Foreigner” from the website.