Introduction of Shanxi Agricultural University (Taigu Campus) for International Students
山西农业大学太谷校区创建于1907年，是一所以农业科技为优势，多学科协调发展的综合性大学。 1979年列入全国重点高校。学校距离山西省会太原50千米，占地面积1442000平方米，总建筑面积约438000平方米。校园建设古今交融， 园中有园，文明和谐，绿地面积广，名贵，稀有树种多，被誉为“花园大学”。
Shanxi Agricultural University (Taigu Campus) in Taigu was founded in 1907. With a predominance of agricultural sciences, it is a multi-disciplinary comprehensive university under the Education Commission of Shanxi Province. It is one of the key universities of the country. The university campus, covering an area of 1,442,000 sq. Meters, is
International students have the following options of study on both degree-granting and non-degree granting programs at Shanxi Agricultural University (Taigu Campus):
Visiting Student Programs
Research Scholar Programs
Short-term characteristic Specialty Programs
III. Study Duration and academic schedule
The normal duration of study for each program is as follows: 3 years for master's degrees, and 3 years for doctoral degrees. Students may, in particular cases, apply for early or delayed graduation.
SXAU divides every academic year into spring and autumn semesters, with the latter marking the commencement of the academic year. The autumn semester starts in late August or early September and ends in mid- or late January of the following year, while the spring semester begins in late February or early March and ends in mid-July. There will be a winter and summer vacation every year. The summer vacation usually lasts 6 weeks and the winter vacation lasts 4 weeks and normally coincides with the Chinese New Year. Please check the latest academic calendar for details.
IV. Application procedure
Spring semester: March 1st to June 15th
Autumn semester: September 1st to December 15th
Applicant should deliver the hard copy of the application form and other required materials to Foreign Affairs Office,
Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with good health, valid passport, above the age of 18, and should abide by Chinese law and the regulations of SXAU. They should also respect Chinese social customs.
Submit application form—Administrative Processing—Professional review of relevant colleges—Related college interview—Registration procedures—Issue the visa form—Enrollment
Currently, Shanxi Agricultural University (Taigu Campus) offer Shanxi Government Scholarship for International Students. The Scholarship is mostly open to both the degree program students (graduate) and the non-degree program students (the visiting/exchange students). The scholarships cover full or parts of the tuition, living allowance, medical insurance, basic textbooks etc. The outstanding international students studying for graduate degree at SXAU are given priority for scholarship. Normally the students will get the scholarship every year until they finish their study on the premise that they are approved by SXAU every year.
VI. Medical insurance
Students are required to purchase the Comprehensive Insurance Plan of Foreign Students provided by Ping An insurance company on the day of registration, which has been recognized and recommended by the Chinese Ministry of Education. A waiver of medical insurance can be considered for the Short-term international students (less than 3 months) if they can provide certificate of medical insurance coverage of the similar kind. Students who do not have valid medical insurance are not allowed to register.
Ⅶ Tuition fee
The tuition fees for Master’s program and Doctoral program are different.
Ⅷ Accommodation and board
The SXAU provide the dormitory for phone, TV set and bathroom are provided in the dormitory. For the double room, US$ 6 per day per person. The board expense in Foreigner Cafe is around US$ 50 per month per person. The board expense of Student Dining Hall is around US$ 40 per person. Currently, the dormitory fee is free for Ph.D students.
IX. Visa Application and Registration
Please bring your passport, Admission Notice, Visa Application Form (JW202), and original Form of Health Record for Foreigners to the Embassy or Consulate of the People's Republic of China, and apply for student visa, All the documents should be original. Students shall come to Foreign Affairs Office Shanxi Agricultural University for registration during the dates indicated on the Admission Notice with the aforementioned documents. Applicants can consult the Embassy or Consulate of the People's Republic of
A study period of 6 months and above requires an ordinary passport and X1 visa. Accepted applicants need to exchange their X1 visas to a Residence Permit at the local Exit and Entry Administration of Public Security Bureau, within 30 days of arrival in
X. Contact Information
Foreign Affairs Office Shanxi Agricultural University
Shanxi Agricultural University, Taigu, Shanxi, 030801, China
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