Yangzhou University

Medical University

Yangzhou University (YZU) is a key comprehensive provincial university, which pioneered in China in the merging of institutions. The University was established in 1992 as a merger of 6 colleges. Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin calligraphed the name for YZU and Li Lanqing, former Chinese Vice-Premier inspected YZU five times. Many leaders from the Ministry of Education and Jiangsu Provincial Government have visited YZU, giving instruction and guidance.
At present, there are 33,900 full-time undergraduate students, 6,200 postgraduate (doctorate and master) students and 16,000 students of continued education. YZU has 27 colleges offering 94 undergraduate programs in 11 disciplines. YZU has 4 state-level specialized majors, 1 state-level teaching team, 1 state-level experimental teaching demonstration center, 7 national superior courses, 25 provincial brand majors and 8 provincial-level experimental teaching demonstration centers in basic courses.
About 4,100 faculty and staff members are working in YZU, of which 2,050 are professional teachers including 1100 professors and associate professors and 1 academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (a top honor for professors in China). In YZU, 97 faculty members enjoy the Special Government Allowance and 29 are entitled Young Expert with Outstanding Contribution. There are over 800 supervisors to Ph. D and master students. As one of the first among colleges and universities allowed to grant master and doctoral degree, YZU now has 5 mobile stations for post-doctoral research, 32 doctoral programs, 133 master programs, 1 granting right in doctoral degree and 6 granting rights in master degrees targeting students for continued education; YZU has 3 state-level key disciplines (including one cultivation program), 8 ministerial (provincial-level) key disciplines, and 15 ministerial (provincial-level) key laboratories, engineering technology research centers and provincial-level researching institutes.
There are around 900 ongoing research projects that receive a total of RMB 140 million in research fund annually. In terms of the number of the projects granted by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, YZU is among the top universities in Jiangsu Province, and goes into the top 40 in the whole country. Since the Ninth Five-Year Plan Period of the country, more than 300 research accomplishments in YZU have received awards at ministerial or provincial-level. The joint research project with the Chinese Academy of Science, “Trans-genetic Somatic Cloned Goat”, was bulletined as the No. 1 Fundamental Research News Report in 1999. “Precise Sequencing of Rice No. 4 Chromosome” project came on top of the 10 Scientific Progress News Report in 2002. 3 research achievements have won the second prize of the National Scientific Development Award. YZU has embarked on a successful road to serve agricultural and rural development through combining agriculture field work, related scientific research and teaching work together with northern Jiangsu as a foundation and efforts can reach the adjacent central and southern Jiangsu.
YZU covers an area of about 287 hectares with a build-up area of 1.22 million square meters. The eight campuses of YZU are closely located in the downtown area of Yangzhou. The University also owns experimental factories, farms, an animal hospital, an affiliated high school and primary school, and affiliated clinical hospitals with a full range of modern facilities to meet the needs of teaching, research and students’ internships. YZU attaches great importance to international exchange and cooperation. It has set up close links and academic relations with a number of institutions of research and higher education in over 20 countries and regions. YZU is well qualified to enroll international students and students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
In more than a decade, as it has undergone an innovative process from combing to merging to restructuring and to improving, YZU is now developing in an all-round manner. In the Teaching Assessment of Undergraduate Education organized by China’s Ministry Of Education, YZU was rated Excellence.
As a university of more than 100 years, YZU now aims to achieve new heights of success. It presses ahead with reform and innovation, determined to contribute more valuable experience to the administrative reform in China’s higher education. It has thus been regarded as a banner in China’s university reform. In its new journey, Yangzhou University will keep following the guidance and leadership of the government and upholding the scientific overview of development to build a harmonious school with a brighter future. Yanggzhou University (YZU) is co-sponsored by the People’s Government of Jiangsu Province and the Ministry of Education, a key comprehensive university of Jiangsu Province, as well as one of the first among colleges and universities authorized to grant master and doctoral degrees, pioneering in China in the merging of higher educational institutions. YZU was established in 1992 as a merger of 6 colleges in Yangzhou, while the history of YZU can be traced back to as early as 1902, when Mr. Zhang Jian, a renowned modern entrepreneur and educator, set up the Tongzhou Private Teachers’ School and Tonghai Agricultural School. There are over 33,000 full-time undergraduate students and more than 10,000 postgraduate students on YZU campuses, over 1,000 of whom are international students. Among the 2,100 full-time teachers of YZU there are 2 Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. The 27 colleges offer 116 undergraduate programs. YZU has 14 postdoctoral mobile stations, 11 first-level doctoral programs and 44 first-level master’s programs, among which are 3 state key disciplines. YZU’s overall competence as well as 4 disciplines, namely, Chemistry, Plant and Animal Sciences, Engineering, and Agricultural Sciences, has entered ESI top 1% among worldwide universities and scientific research institutions. YZU’s 8 campuses has a land area of about 4,090 mu (or some 267 hectares) with a gross floor area of about 1.17 million ㎡. YZU attaches great importance to international cooperation and exchanges, and it has set up close cooperation and exchange relations with over 220 higher education institutions and research institutes in over 40 countries and regions. For more than two decades since its merger, YZU has witnessed its reform and further development through a path of combining, merging, restructuring and self-improving. In the 13th Five-Year Plan period, YZU will continue to enhance its teaching, research and reform, promote law-based governance and strive to become a top-ranking comprehensive research university in China with worldwide recognition and its own distinctive features.



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Study Duration

6 years (including 1-year Clinical Practice)


To train medical specialists who should have the theories of basic medical and clinical medicine and have the basic skills engaging in medical treatment, prevention or medicine research.

Internship and Career

The international students will do the internship in the affiliated hospitals of the university. Before the internship, students are required to reache HSK 3. Medical College of Yangzhou University has 5 affiliated hospitals.

Degree Awarded

On completing the requirements of the teaching program and passing the graduation examinations successfully, international medical undergraduates will be granted a graduation certificate and conferred a medical degree by the university, if they meet the degree regulations of the university. The English copy of the degree will state MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery). The medical degree can be recognized by MCI, MMC, NMC, WHO, USMEL, MCC.

Internship and Career

The international students will do the internship in the affiliated hospitals of the university. Before the internship, students are required to reache HSK 3. Medical College of Yangzhou University has 5 affiliated hospitals.

  • Application Requirements and Materials
  • Application Materials
    • 1. A photocopy of the applicant's passport;
    • 2. 8 Passport-size photos (with electronic photo);
    • 3. A photocopy of the official high school graduate certificate;
    • 4. A photocopy of the transcript;
    • 5. Physical Examination Form;
    • 6. Guarantee Statement;
    • 7. A letter of Recommendation;
    • 8. Application Form for On-campus Accommodation;
    • 9. Overall Insurance Proposal Form for overseas Students;
    • Admission Requirements
    • 1. 18-50 years old, healthy;
    • 2. Willing to obey Chinese laws and regulations;
    • 3. Applicant should be a senior high school graduate or with equivalent schooling.

Accommodation & Transportation

Yangzhou University provides on-campus lodging with canteens and recreational facilities. The hotel-like rooms, with air-conditioner, TV set, telephone and independent bathroom is at the rates of 2.5 – 3 dollars for twin-bed room per person per night and 4.5 -- 6 dollars for single-bed room per person per night.
The international students lodge is on the Slender West Lake Campus. The Lake becomes a backyard of the building. In front of it, there is a big lotus flower pond and in spring and summer, the pond is colorful. It is near the downtown area, but it is very quiet. The location has impressed many tenants and visitors.
In each room, there are two beds, two bookshelves, two chairs, and two table lamps, two round chairs with a tea-table and some other necessary furniture and utensils.
On each floor, there is a large kitchen which can serve ten people to cook at the same time. International students can also eat at our students' dining room, which is only five minutes’ walk away.
Students must put 200 Yuan (approximately $25) for deposit, which will be refunded upon your leaving if there is nothing unsettled.
Utility (water, hot water, gas and electricity) is included in the room fee, but limited.

How to get to Yangzhou University
From Railway Station to Yangzhou University
You can take bus 26 to the east hospital and get off at the Inland Revenue department, then transferred bus 20 to campus of the slender west lake.

From Bus Station to Yangzhou University
You can take bus 20 and direct to Yangzhou university.