Advice for New Students of Overseas Education College of Xiamen University

Advice for New Students of Overseas Education College of Xiamen University

Advice for New Students of Overseas Education College of Xiamen University

Short term Chinese programs of 2017(May 2- June 23/ June 26- July 21)

Congratulations! You are admitted to the Chinese program of Overseas Education College (OEC) of Xiamen University (XMU). In order to help you to go through registration procedures smoothly, we list following instructions, hoping that it might be helpful for you.

Visa Application

Please apply for your visa in the local Chinese embassy with documents we sent to you, namely the Admission Notice, Visa Application Form for Foreigners (Jw202 form), and other documents demanded by the local Chinese embassy, like photos, passport, or Health check record etc. You can apply for a proper visa based on your study plan and all visas below can be changed to multi-entry residence permit in Xiamen (400RMB if less than 1 year) with a valid Jw202 form:

  1. Student Visa (X1 Visa). It should be changed to Residence Permit within 30 days after entering China;
  2. Student Visa (X2 Visa), for students who will study in China for less than 180 days;

Financial Management

Please wire your TUITION and REGISTRATION fees to the XMU bank accounts within the payment deadline.

Holders of some type of bank cards like VISA and MASTER might be allowed to draw out only a maximum of 2000RMB per day from foreign bank account in Xiamen. It is suggested that you open a "Union-pay" bank card in your country and save the money for the dormitory rents & deposit, physical examination, residence permit application and other expenses in the account. You can open a local bank account on campus,handle the bank card and e-card binding business so as to help bring more convenience for you family to transfer the living expenses..

Pick-up and Arrival

Once the visa formalities are completed, please reserve the flight ticket to Xiamen as soon as possible. After the reservation, please do log in the website of Overseas Education College, Xiamen University ( to fill in your flight information and people coming with you so as to arrange the pick-up(160RMB/per car) and other service.

If you don’t need the pick-up service, you are suggested to take the taxi to go to Xiang’an Campus,Xiamen University. In order to have smooth communication with the taxi driver, please show the driver the following Arrival Tip.

You could turn the airport staffs for help in Xiamen International Airport. You would find lots of taxis outside the airport, the drivers of which would bring you to Xiang’an Campus,Xiamen University smoothly. It will cost you 30 minutes and 100RMB from Xiamen International Airport to Xiang’an Campus,Xiamen University. Please do not forget to request an invoice after getting off.

Tuition Fee Payment

Registration fee: 240RMB;

Tuition fee:

8 week Chinese language class, 9000RMB

4 week Chinese language class, 5000RMB

4 week China Study Program, 9000RMB

If your local banks could not handle the RMB remittance business, the China Bank Account of Xiamen University could accept four foreign currencies (USD, EUR, GBP and JPY) remittance. You could transfer the USD, EUR, GBP or JPY to Xiamen University according to current day’s exchange rate.

Once you completed the payment formalities in local banks, please do scan or take a photo at the bank receipt and log in the website of overseas Education College, Xiamen University to register your payment information, including the amount you paid, the currency, the payment date and the photo or scanned documents of the bank receipt. Please make sure you submit a clear version of document.

After you arrive at Xiamen University and register, please show us the bank receipt, we would help you change in into the uniform invoice of Xiamen University. According to the relative regulations of the Financial Department of Xiamen University, after the semester starts, students who leave the University partway through the semester for personal reasons are not eligible for any refunds of tuition fees.

Some foreign bank cards like VISA or MASTER could at most withdraw 2000RMB every day in Xiamen. Therefore, you are suggested to open a bank card with the Union Pay mark and deposit at least 3000RMB so as to facilitate the payment of accommodation fee, and other daily use.

For your convenient life in Xiamen University, please do bring with you around 2000RMB in cash, including some small changes. After arriving at Xiamen University, you could open a local Xiamen bank card in the banks inside the campus and handle the bank card and e-card binding business so as to help bring more convenience for you family to transfer the living expenses.

Xiamen University’s bank account information is listed as follows:

Beneficiary Name: Xiamen University

Beneficiary’s Bank:Bank of China, Xiamen University Branch

Beneficiary A/C Number:428658381176

Swift code: BKCHCNBJ73A


Xiang’an campus provides student apartments with four bedrooms, four balconies, two bathrooms and a living room. The apartment is equipped with facilities like air-conditioner, chair & table, safe and water heater, mattress (you have to purchase the bedding by yourself. It is no need to reserve for it since students will be assigned a place there after finishing registration procedures. It is 500RMB a month. More information is available on OEC website.


Contact person: Grace LIU, Christine Ding,Zhang Feng

Address: Overseas Education College, Xiang’an Campus of Xiamen University, South Xiang’an Road, Xiamen, Fujian, China, 361102

Tel: 0086-592-2186211(admissions), 2182451(admissions), 2187728 (student affairs)

Fax: 0086-592-2093346