Institute for International Students

The Institute for International Students is an administrative office as well as an academic school. As an administrative office, it is responsible for the enrollment, administration, and logistics of all the international students at Nanjing University. As an academic school, it runs two undergraduate programs, one graduate program, and a number of non-degree Chinese language and culture programs.


Nanjing University is one of the top tier universities in China and is also one of the first to enroll international students in mainland China. Each year, over 3,000 international students study on campuses of Nanjing University. To date, we have hosted more than 25,000 international students from over 120 countries, with prominent international alumni in politics, business, academia and other fields.


The Institute comprises of such academic units as the Department of Chinese Language (for international students), the Department of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (for Chinese students at home), the Division for Graduate Studies (for both Chinese and International students), and the Chinese Language Center (for non-degree international students). It offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs, non-degree Chinese language and culture studies programs and short-term Intensive Chinese training programs. It also houses a number of research centers for the study of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language and the study of Chinese culture and cultural communication.   

The Institute boasts a team of experienced and devoted faculty and instructors. Currently it has 32 full-time faculty members, of whom 24 are professors or associate professors, and over 20 adjunct faculty and instructors.


The Institute is strong in teaching and research. Its Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language program is one of the best in China. From 2012 to 2016, its undergraduate program has been ranked No. 1 consecutively, with its graduate program ranking No. 4 in China in 2016.


The Institute has established a wide range of international cooperation with governments, business companies, diplomatic circles, and educational institutions. It serves as a training site for such diverse organizations as the Chinese department of the United Nations, the Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE), the Chinese Teaching Association of New York Area and the American National Chinese Flagship Program.


The Institute is designated as a national test site for the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK), the Test of Practical Chinese (C. Test) and the TCFL Capability Test. It offers HSK pre-courses as a regular program here and HSK test participants from the Institute keep a high ranking record.


With its first-rate faculty, excellent quality of instruction, rich variety of courses, wide range of majors and abundant research opportunities, the Institute warmly welcomes students and scholars from all over the world.  


18 Jinyin Street, Nanjing, 210093 P.R.China



For more information visit the Institute's website

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