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Introduction to Guizhou Minzu University

I. Introduction

Guizhou Minzu University(GZMU) was founded on May 17, 1951 under the jurisdiction of the People’s Government of Guizhou Province. As one of the first minorities-oriented universities in China, it is a key provincial higher education institute sponsored jointly by the People’s Government of Guizhou Province and the State Commission for Nationalities.Guizhou Minzu University received a straight-A score in the Undergraduate Level Teaching Appraisal organized by the Ministry of Education. It is also one of the designated universities by MOE to accept overseas students with Chinese Government Scholarship.

The university is located in Huaxi District of Guiyang City, a scenic spot with pleasant weather and green mountains and bright waters renowned as “Pearl of Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau”.The campus of Dong Jiayan is across from a national wet land park which covers an area of 883,100㎡, another campus in university town covers 1,884,000㎡. There is a collection of1,870,000 printed publications, 1,030,000 e-books,and 27TB digital resourcesin the University Library.

At present the university enrolls students from 13 provinces, and the number of the full-time students reaches over20,095, GZMU has also a well-structured and well-developed staff. There are more than1,571faculty and staff members on the payroll, and 1,196 of them are full-time faculty members.

Through the practice and development over 69years, the university has developed coordinately into a comprehensive higher education institute which involves with9academic categories, namely, economics, law, pedagogy, liberal arts, history, sciences, fine arts, engineeringandmanagement. There are 25colleges: College of Business, College of Law, College of Ethnography and Sociology, College of Marxism, College of National Culture and Cognitive Science, College of Literature, College of Foreign Languages, College of Media, College of Data Science and Information Engineering, College Of Mechatronic Engineering,College of Eco-Environmental Engineering,College of Material Science and Engineering, College of Architecture and Engineering,College of Tourism and Steward, College of Music and Dance, College of Fine Arts, College Of Physical Education, College of International Education, College of Ethnic-Minority Medicine, College of Chemical Engineering, College of Sociology and Public Administration, ASEAN College of Humanities, College of Continuing Studies, College of Prep Education and College of Humanities and Science. The university possesses well constructed computer network center, libraries, and stadiums.

The university has attached great attention to international education and academic exchange. Atpresent, there are nearly 400 students on the enrollment from countries of America, Korea, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos andsomeAfrican countries. The university has cooperated with universities in America, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Britain, Holland, and South Korea as well as in Hong Kong and Taiwan. International cooperation projects include student exchange, academic exchange, teachers’ training and research cooperation projects.

With 69 years of construction and development,Guizhou Minzu University has become a cradle for minority talents, a tie of minority culture heritage, a research centre of minority talents, a cultivation base for national unity, and a think tank for the development of minority areas.

Office of International Exchange and Cooperation of GZMU is responsible for the enrollment of foreign students, andSchool of International Education of GZMU is in charge of the teaching and administration for international students.The universityoffers degreeprograms, including bachelor, master and doctor’s programs. It also provides non-degree programs, such as exchange programs, general scholar programs, language training on along-term or short-termbasis. Such courses ascalligraphy,Chinesepainting, Chinese Kongfuhelp students to learn about Chinese culture and history.Throughtheir study, foreign students can also enjoy the beautiful natural scenery and the folk customs of minority groups in Guizhou.The universityalso provides Chinese preparatory courses which strengthen students’ Chinese level and help them pass Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK).

II. Why Us

1) Scholarships for prominentstudents;

2) Small classes;

3) Chinese preparatory courses;

4) Tutorial system;

5) Study-partner system;

6) Comfortable accommodation;

7) Various student activities and social practices;

8) Attractive local natural scenery;

9) Ethnic minority Culture and history;

10) Quick and convenient application procedures

III. Campus Facilities

1) Library: 1.87 million printed publications 27TBelectronicresource, including1.03million e-booksand13 self-built databases;

2) Internet: covered in the library, classroom, study room and dormitory;

3) Campus hospital: convenient for students;

4) Dormitory: special and comfortable for international students;

5) Sports facilities: swimming pool, playground, gym, indoor stadium;

6) Museum for minority culture: a special resource for students to know the historical and cultural development of minority groups in Guizhou and China.

7) Canteen: six canteens with various tastes and flavors;

8) Laboratory: well-equipped laboratories for all kinds of majors

IV. Scholarships

1. Chinese Government Scholarship

The postgraduate candidates can apply for the Chinese Government Scholarship throughwww.campuschina.org.

2. Guizhou Provincial Government Scholarship

Candidates can apply for the Guizhou Provincial Government Scholarships, whichsupports 4 programs: Guizhou Universities Program, Laos-Guizhou Scholarship, Guizhou Government Scholarship for Southeast Asia and Guizhou China-ASEAN Maritime Silk Road Scholarship.

1)Guizhou Universities Program

Candidates can apply for Guizhou Universities Program through“Study in Guizhou”(http://lqlx.gzsedu.cn/).


Candidates from Laos can apply for Laos-Guizhou Scholarship through“Study in Guizhou”(http://lqlx.gzsedu.cn/).

3)Guizhou Government Scholarship for Southeast Asia

Candidates from Southeast-Asian countries can apply forGuizhou Government Scholarship for Southeast Asiathrough“Study in Guizhou”(http://lqlx.gzsedu.cn/).

4)Guizhou China-ASEAN Maritime Silk Road Scholarship

Candidates from ASEAN countries can apply forGuizhou China-ASEAN Maritime Silk Road Scholarshipthrough“Study in Guizhou”(http://lqlx.gzsedu.cn/).

3.Scholarships of Guizhou Minzu University

GZMU offers scholarships to international students who apply for degree programs. Applicants can apply GZMU scholarship through GZMU international student system: https://gzmu.at0086.cn/StuApplication/Login.aspx.School scholarships will be rated, adjusted or canceled according to student’s performance, obedience and perseverance during their study.

V. Programs

1. Doctoral programme

1) Application requirements:

a) Master degree;

b) Certificate of HSK-5or higher rank;

c) Entrance Examination of GZMU

d) Applicants without HSK-5 need to study Chinese at School of International Education till they pass HSK-5. Students who study doctor degree must pass HSK-6 during the study period.

e) Meeting the requirements of the physical examination

f) Required to have a certain economic conditions, except Chinese Government scholarship

g) Recommended by two associate professors or above

2)Fields of research:

a) Social work in minority regions

b) Public policies in minority regions

c) Social management and rule of law in minority regions

2. Masters Degree Programmes

1) Entry requirement:

a) Bachelor degree;

b) The certificate of HSK-5 or higher rank;

c) Pass the entrance examination of GMU

d) Applicants without HSK-5 need to study Chinese at School of International Education till they pass HSK-5. Students who study doctor degree must pass HSK-6 during the study period.

e) Meeting the requirements of the physical examination

f) Required to have a certain economic conditions, except Chinese Government Scholarship

2) Fields of research (main majors):

a) Law

Fields of research: Theoretical Jurisprudence (including Jurisprudence, Legal History, and National Law), Constitutional Law and Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Civil Law and Commercial Law, Economic Law, Procedural Law, Environmental and Resource Protection Law, International Law

b) Sociology

c) Ethnology

d) Chinese Language and Literature

Fields of research: Literature, Langauge, Intercultural Communication and Translation, Logic and Cognition

e) Mathematics

f ) Statistics.

g) Physics

h) System Science

i) Chemical Engineering and Technology

j) Journalism and Communication

k) Law (professional degree)

l) Social Work (professional degree)

m)Education (professional degree)

Fields of research: Education Administraiton, Subject Education ( Chinese), Subject Education (History), Pre-school Education

n) Journalism and Communication (professional degree)

o) Heritage and Museums (professional degree)

p) Materials and Chemical Engineering (professional degree)

q) Resources and Environment (professional degree)

r) Fine Arts

Fields of research: Music, Radio and Television, Fine Arts, Art and Design

The applicant who does not succeed in HSK-5 is permitted to study Chinese at School of International Education and be the candidate of master after passing HSK-5 test.

3. Undergraduate programmes:

1) Entry requirement:

a) High school diploma;

b) The certificate of HSK-4 or higher rank;

c) Applicants without HSK-4 need to study Chinese at School of International Education till they pass HSK-4. Students who study Chinese Language and Literature and Law must pass HSK-5 and pass HSK-6 during the study period.

d) Meeting the requirements of the physical examination

e)Required to have a certain economic conditions, except first class school scholarship

2) Majors:

a) Business administration

Main courses: higher mathematics, management, public relations, microeconomics, macroeconomics, principles of statistics, basic accounting, etc.

b) Tourism management

Main courses: introduction of tourism, managerial principles, western economics, consumer behavior theory, psychology of leisure travel, tourism economics, HRM in the tourism and hospitality industry, the anthropology of tourism, etc.

c) Chinese language and literature

Main courses: introduction to linguistics, introduction to literature, ancient literature, modern and contemporary literature, contemporary Chinese language, ancient Chinese, foreign literature, etc.

The applicant who does not succeed in HSK-4, is permitted to study Chinese at School of International Education and enter undergraduate study after passing HSK-4 test.

4. Other programmes

a)Chinese language programs:offeringlong-term(6 months to 12 months)or short-term( 1 month to 6 months)Chineselanguage and culture courses.

b) Chinese ethnic minority cultureprograms (1 month to 12 months):offering ethnic minority culture courses plus culture experiences, especially the native ethnic minority groups in Guizhou.

c)Visiting student program( 4 weeks – 18 weeks)

List of programmes and tuition fees


normal period

enrollment time

tuition fee

doctor of philosophy

3 year


18000-22000RMB/per year


3 year


15000 -18000RMB/per year


4 year


12000-15000 RMB/per year

Chinese study (primary)


Spring or Autumn

14000 RMB/per year

Chinese study (intermediate)


Spring or Autumn

16000 RMB/per year

Chinese study (advanced)


Spring or Autumn

16000 RMB/per year

Short-term courses

1- 6 months

Spring or Autumn

2000 RMB/per month


If the student number is more than 15, GZMU may arrange the courses and activities according to the requirements of the students.The semester and the tuition fee will be negotiatedseparately.

(Accommodation: a.)Quad room: 1200RMB/per person/per year.b)Double room: 3000RMB/per person/per year. c) Singleroom: 6000RMB/per person/per year. Double room and single room only for Chinese Government Scholarship currently.)

VI. Procedures of application

  1. Submit Application

    Chinese Government Scholarship: register on the website of(www.campuschina.org), and post personal documents to theOffice of International Exchange and Cooperation.

    Other students: retister and apply on the GZMU international student system (https://gzmu.at0086.cn/StuApplication/Login.aspx)and email the filling form and other documents togzmuadmission@sina.com.

    2. Application Time

    a) Chinese Government Scholarship: February to April every year

    b) Non Chinese Government Scholarship: March to June every year

    c) Students can apply Scholarship of Guizhou Minzu University after enrolling in the school.

    3. Qualification Examination

    Office of International Exchange and Cooperationwill examine the applicant’s application form and other documents after receiving them, and will inform the applicant the results that whether she/he can be accepted in about two-four weeks.

    4. Issuing Letter of Acceptance

    After reviewing the qualification,Office of International Exchange and Cooperationwill issue a letter of acceptance for international students and the visa application form (form of JW202) to the applicant.

    5. Obtaining visa

    The applicant should go to the Chinese Embassies and consulates to apply for visa with her/his passport, photos, the letter of acceptance issued by GZMU, the JW202 form and physical examination certificate.

    The applicant can apply for Visa X1 with the help of School of International Education after him/her enters China with other visa.

    6. Enrollment

    Register at School of International Education following the date of “Admission Notice”. After arrival, you need go to the local Public Security Bureau Exit-Entry Administration for the relevant procedures within 24 hours.

    VII. Chinese Promoting

    The Chinese Study Center of School of International Education of GZMU has a team of experienced professional teachers who adopt advanced teaching methods and modern teaching facilities to promote students’ Chinese level and pass the HSK as soon as possible.

    VIII. Contact

    Address:Office of International Exchange and Cooperation ofGZMU

    Huaxi, Guiyang City, Guizhou province, P.R.C

    Post Code: 550025

    Telephone:0086 – 851 – 88923473

    Fax: 0086 – 851 – 88923473


    Contact Person:Ren Ting: 0086-851-88923473