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1. Q: What kind of university is Shaanxi Normal University?

A: Shaanxi Normal University is a world-class discipline-building university directly under the Ministry of Education. It is an important base for cultivating teachers and education management cadres in universities, secondary schools, and other senior professionals in China. It is known as the "cradle of teachers".

 

2. Q: What is the school code of Shaanxi Normal University?

A: 10718

 

3. Q: What is Shaanxi Normal University's Chinese Language Teachers' Training Program?

A: The Chinese language teacher training program is of great significance to improve the overall quality of Chinese language teachers, promote the development of global Chinese education in the direction of standardization, standardization, and professionalism, and implement the country's requirements for furthering global Chinese education and dissemination of Chinese culture. The Chinese Language Teacher Training Program aims to provide Chinese language teachers with Chinese language teaching methods guidance and training, in-depth experience of Chinese history and culture, promote contacts and exchanges between Chinese education circles in various countries, and accelerate the development of overseas Chinese education promotion. The program enrolls students all year round, and the length of time varies from one week to one month. In addition to various training courses in Chinese and Chinese culture teaching, traditional cultural lectures such as classical poetry, Chinese talents, Chinese songs, and Chinese folk dances can also be arranged, as well as an in-depth experience of the cultural and historical landscapes around Xi'an.

 

4. Q: What are the application qualifications for the Chinese Teachers' Advanced Program of Shaanxi Normal University?

A: Eligibility for application:

  • Only accept registrations recommended by relevant institutions or colleges collectively, not individual applications.
  • Chinese teachers aged 20-60 years old who are interested in contributing to the promotion of Chinese in my country can register.

 

5. Q: What are the application materials for Shaanxi Normal University's Chinese Language Teachers' Advanced Program?

A: Application materials:

  • photocopy of passport
  • passport photo

 

6. Q: What is the professional advanced student program of Shaanxi Normal University?

A: The enrollment of international students is divided into spring and autumn. The study time is the same as that of the selected major, usually 18 weeks; students can take examinations as needed to obtain corresponding scores and credits (only credits with exchange agreements with our school can be mutually recognized).

 

7. Q: What are the qualifications for applying for the professional advanced student program of Shaanxi Normal University?

A: Eligibility for application:

  • 18-50 years old, physically and mentally healthy.
  • Undergraduate professional advanced students need to have a high school diploma or above (for masters and doctoral programs, and so on), non-Chinese citizens holding a valid foreign passport.
  • Can afford the study and living expenses during studying in China.

 

8. Q: What are the application materials for Shaanxi Normal University's professional advanced student program?

A: Application materials:

  • Corresponding academic certificates or certificates (new graduates can provide the expected graduation certificate first), which must be original or notarized copies in Chinese or English;
  • HSK transcript (Chinese-taught majors must provide at least HSK5 certificate, English-taught majors may not be provided);
  • Scanned copy of passport;
  • passport photo.

 

9. Q: When is the application time for Shaanxi Normal University's professional advanced student program?

A: Application time:

  • Spring semester: November 15th to January 15th of the following year
  • Fall semester: May 15 to July 15 each year

 

10. Q: What are the qualifications for applying for the Chinese language program at Shaanxi Normal University?

A: Eligibility for application:

  • 18-50 years old, physically and mentally healthy.
  • Non-Chinese citizens who have graduated from high school and hold a valid foreign passport.
  • Can afford the study and living expenses during studying in China.

 

11. Q: What are the application materials for the Chinese language program of Shaanxi Normal University?

A: Application materials:

  • High school graduation certificate (new graduates can provide the expected graduation certificate first), which must be the original or notarized copy in Chinese or English;
  • HSK transcript (if not available);
  • Scanned copy of passport;
  • passport photo.

 

12. Q: When is the application time for Shaanxi Normal University's Chinese Language Program?

A: Application time:

  • Spring semester: November 15th to January 15th of the following year
  • Fall semester: May 15 to July 15 each year

 

13. Q: How do I apply to study at Shaanxi Normal University? When can I apply?

A: Students can apply online through http://iso.snnu.edu.cn and pay the registration fee online; they can also send the application materials to us by email, letter, etc. Our school's Chinese language courses accept registration and admission applications throughout the year. The degree courses only accept students who are admitted in the fall semester, and the Chinese language and professional development courses can be divided into spring and autumn admissions. The specific application time is as follows:

 

(1) Fall admission (school starts on September 1 every year)

Every year from March 1st to June 1st-undergraduate, master, and doctoral programs

Every year from March 1st to June 20th-Chinese language training/general training/advanced training courses

 

(2) Spring admission (starting on March 1 of the following year)

From September 1st to December 20th every year-Chinese language training/general training/advanced training courses

 

14. Q: How should international students from Shaanxi Normal University apply for a visa to study in China?

A: International students can take the admission notice and the visa application form (JW202/201) issued by the school to the Chinese embassy (consulate) in their country to apply for X1 visa entry; after the opening of the journal, the school will uniformly apply for residence permits for foreign students in China. For short-term study abroad (within six months), you can directly apply for an X2 visa to study at the Chinese embassy (consulate) in your country.

 

15. Q: Where should international students of Shaanxi Normal University apply for visa extension and residence permit procedures?

A: After preparing the relevant visa materials, students need to go to the Visa Section of the Exit-Entry Administration Department of Xi'an Public Security Bureau to go through the visa procedures:

Address: 2nd floor of Xi'an Traffic Command Center Building, southwest corner of the intersection of Taibai South Road and Keji Road.

By car: Shaanxi Normal University does not have a direct train, you need to take No. 503 from Dongmenwai Botanical Garden Station and get off at Xiexie Seven Road

Reminder: Please hand in the full set of visa materials and personal passports obtained from the International Student Office to the visa counter on the second floor. After receiving the materials, the visa officer will issue you a "payment notice and proof of receipt" and pay at the payment counter on the first floor. After the visa fee and stamp, return the payment slip to the visa counter on the second floor, and you can get back the passport with the new visa in about two weeks with the proof of collection.

 

16. Q: Why choose Shaanxi Normal University to study abroad?

A: Ten reasons for choosing Shaanxi Normal University:

  • Our school is located in Xi'an, a famous historical and cultural city in the world. Xi’an is the birthplace of Chinese civilization and the starting point of the Silk Road. It is also known as the world’s four major ancient civilizations along with Athens, Rome, and Cairo. It is the capital city with the longest establishment period, the most established dynasties, and the most influential capital in Chinese history. It has a rich cultural heritage. , With unique tourism resources, it is one of the eight wonders of the world where the Terracotta Warriors and Horses are located
  • The campus is adjacent to the world-famous Millennium Giant Wild Goose Pagoda
  • One of the six normal universities directly under the Ministry of Education of China, and a key university of the National "211 Project"
  • The subjects are complete and the campus environment is beautiful. There are Chinese undergraduate classes, long-term and short-term language student training classes for international students, with a complete training system from short-term students, undergraduates, masters to doctoral students.
  • With nearly 50 years of education history for international students
  • It is the first "Chinese Education Base" established by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council in Northwest China
  • It is the HSK test site of the Chinese Proficiency Test of China
  • It is a Chinese government scholarship student accepting institution
  • Provide free elective courses such as Chinese calligraphy, Chinese painting, folk songs, Chinese folk dance, Tai Chi, Chinese film, etc.
  • The student canteen offers a wide variety of varieties, complete patterns, and delicious flavors. It has won the reputation of "eat at the National Normal University" among the universities in Xi'an.

 

17. Q: If I am admitted to Shaanxi Normal University, when would it be appropriate to arrive at the school?

A: After coming to China with an X1 visa, international students need to renew their residence permits within 30 days. Therefore, it is recommended that students arrive at the school on the specified check-in date, that is, it is more appropriate to come to the school about 1 week before the start of school.

 

18. Q: Can Shaanxi Normal University provide airport pick-up service?

A: Our school can provide a paid airport pick-up service, 350 yuan per time, special car pick-up, each car can take 2 to 4 people, the special car driver will hold the student’s name card pick-up card waiting at the airport exit, and safe Send the students to the school and assist in the relevant check-in procedures. If you need a pick-up service, you need to confirm the flight information via email iso@snnu.edu.cn one week in advance.

 

19. Q: What materials should be brought with Shaanxi Normal University to register as a new student in China?

A: Materials required for registration of new students:

  • "Admission Notice";
  • JW202/JW201 form;
  • 5 ordinary two-inch photos;
  • The original passport and one copy of the passport's personal information page, visa page, and entry stamp page;
  • Foreign medical examination report (if any)

 

20. Q: I am currently studying a Chinese language major in other universities in China, can I transfer to Shaanxi Normal University to continue my studies?

A: The International School of Chinese Studies of our school can accept transfer students from other schools to continue the undergraduate study of Chinese Language and Literature. Students must provide their original school transcripts and transfer certificates when they enter the school. The original Chinese language learning results of the original school will depend on the situation. It can be recognized for one to two years.

 

21. Q: Why do international students from Shaanxi Normal University need to pay insurance premiums?

A: According to the relevant regulations of the Ministry of Education and our school, to strengthen the safety of international students during their studies in China, international students must purchase comprehensive insurance for people coming to China provided by Ping An Insurance Company of China at the time of the opening of the journal. Otherwise, visa extension or residence will not be granted. Licensing procedures. For details of insurance claims and inquiries, please visit: http://www.lxbx.net/

 

22. Q: I have a recommendation letter written by a professor at Shaanxi Normal University/a letter of consent or an e-mail from my supervisor, can it be used as a pre-admission notice?

A: No. The pre-admission notice must be the pre-admission notice issued by the International Student Management Office of Shaanxi Normal University.

 

23. Q: When should the tuition and accommodation fees of Shaanxi Normal University international students pay? what are the payment methods?

A: Tuition can be paid after receiving the admission result, or when you come to the school to register.

Tuition fees can be paid by bank transfer, cash payment, or UnionPay card (POS) payment. Other fees currently only accept cash payments.

 

24. Q: How much money do I need to prepare for studying in Xi'an (Shaanxi Normal University)?

A: The tuition fee for students in our school for a year is about 15,000 yuan or more, and the accommodation fee is between 5,000 yuan and 14,000 yuan depending on the conditions. The living expenses generally need about 18,000 yuan, and the total cost is about 40,000 yuan per year.

 

25. Q: Can the tuition or accommodation fees paid by Shaanxi Normal University international students be refunded?

A: Tuition: If you apply for withdrawal before the start of the semester, the tuition can be refunded in full. 80% of the tuition fees applied for within two weeks after the start of the semester can be refunded. If you apply within one month, 50% will be refunded, and if you apply after one month, there will be no refund. If you are expelled from the school due to violations of rules and disciplines, the tuition will not be refunded.

Accommodation fee: For those who apply for a refund within one month after check-in, the accommodation fee for two months will be deducted (calculation method: accommodation fee for one semester ÷ 5×2), and the remaining accommodation fee will be refunded. Those who apply for a refund after one month of stay will not be refunded regardless of whether they have paid for one year or one semester.

 

26. Q: In addition to Chinese government scholarships, does Shaanxi Normal University also provide scholarships for Chinese language students?

A: In addition to the Chinese government scholarship, our school also offers the "Pearl International Education Scholarship for International Students in China" and the "He Chong Scholarship for International Students in China" for undergraduates majoring in Chinese language and literature and all Chinese language advanced students. In addition, Chinese language students can also apply for full attendance scholarships from the International School of Chinese Studies.

 

27. Q: It is understood that Shaanxi Normal University has two campuses. Which campus do I study in?

A: The International School of Chinese Studies of Shaanxi Normal University is on the Yanta campus. All Chinese language programs, short-term programs, and undergraduate and master programs of Chinese language and literature study on the Yanta campus. Other academic programs except for the Chinese language tuition stage, most of them study on the Chang'an campus For specific information, please contact the relevant teachers of the International Student Management Office of our school.

 

28. Q: What courses are available in the Chinese language training class of Shaanxi Normal University?

A: The Chinese language training courses of our school are divided into ordinary classes and morningstar classes. Ordinary classes are open to international students, using Chinese-based textbooks and teaching in Chinese. The level of Chinese includes elementary (Class A, B), intermediate (Class C, D), advanced (Class E, F), etc. The compulsory courses are held from Monday to Friday from 8 to 12 o'clock in the morning, 4 classes, and each class is 50 minutes. The Morningstar class uses 5 volumes of the textbook "Practical and Quick Chinese" written in English. Only students from Europe, America, and Australia who are native English speakers or proficient in English are accepted. They must go to the International Student Management Office to find a teacher in charge to apply for admission before admission.

 

29. Q: In addition to regular courses, can international students from Shaanxi Normal University also take other elective courses?

A: Every semester we offer optional courses for international students, such as calligraphy, traditional Chinese painting, martial arts, folk songs, Chinese folk dance, HSK tutoring, etc. Generally, classes start from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm from Monday to Friday, and students can take elective courses according to their personal circumstances.

 

30. Q: Does Shaanxi Normal University have a one-month Chinese language training course?

A: Our school accepts short-term Chinese language courses throughout the year. The duration ranges from 1 to 4 weeks. Only group applications (10 people and above) are accepted. Individual applications are not currently accepted. The details of short-term training programs can be learned in detail through the column of this website.

 

31. Q: Does Shaanxi Normal University strictly manage the attendance of foreign students?

A: The school takes regular attendance checks. Students must attend classes on time. They should ask for leave in advance or makeup leave afterward. Attendance is included in the final grades. For any reason, if the number of absences exceeds one-third of the number of classes in the semester, you will not be able to take the exam. If the circumstances are serious, you may be subject to administrative penalties by the Exit-Entry Administration and your study visa will be canceled.

 

32. Q: Can international students from Shaanxi Normal University live off-campus?

A: Students can choose to live in on-campus dormitories or off-campus rented houses based on actual conditions. The rent for off-campus housing is currently about 1,500 yuan per month for one-bedroom and one living room. In any case, students need to apply for the "Registration Form for Temporary Accommodation for Foreigners" and register and file in the International Student Management Office.

 

33. Q: Can international students of Shaanxi Normal University work part-time while they are on campus?

A: Not possible. According to current Chinese laws and regulations, international students are not allowed to participate in work while studying abroad, nor can they engage in any profit-making social part-time activities. Students can participate in internships or practical activities organized and arranged by the school.

 

34. Q: Does Shaanxi Normal University organize travel for international students?

A: Every semester, we will organize 2-3 trips for international students to visit Xi'an and its surrounding historical and cultural relics and scenic spots. The school will provide free vehicles for students to travel, and students only need to pay basic fees such as entrance fees to the scenic spot.

 

35. Q: Are there banks and supermarkets near Shaanxi Normal University?

A: There are many supermarkets near Shaanxi Normal University. Among them, there is a "China Resources Vanguard" supermarket 200 meters north of the main entrance of Shaanxi Normal University, and a "Metro" supermarket 1,000 meters south of the school. The membership card system is implemented. The International Students Office can Issue a "letter of introduction" for students to apply for a membership card.

There are many banks near the school, including "Bank of China", "China Construction Bank", "Industrial and Commercial Bank of China" and so on. Foreign currency can be exchanged at the "Bank of China" (passport and passport copy are required).

There is a post office in the middle section of Shaanxi Normal University Road. In addition to mailing letters, parcels, express mail, and remittances, it also provides postal savings and "Western Union" services.

 

36. Q: Are there any medical and health care facilities in Shaanxi Normal University?

A: There is a school hospital on the campus of Shaanxi Normal University, which is 50 meters north of Qixiayuan Hotel on campus, which can provide daily medical and medical services for students.

 

37. Q: Is it convenient to access the Internet on the campus of Shaanxi Normal University?

A: The school's teaching area and living area are covered with wireless networks, and students use their personal dedicated accounts. The dormitory area can use a wireless or wired network to access the Internet and 1.5G of free data per month. If you exceed the data, you can purchase and consume it by yourself. For details of the WIFI account application, please contact the relevant teacher in charge of the International Student Management Office.

 

38. Q: Is it convenient for international students to eat at Shaanxi Normal University?

A: It is very convenient. There are several student cafeterias and Chinese and Western restaurants in the school, including 2 Muslim restaurants. You need to apply for a "campus card" for dining in the student cafeteria. We will apply for a campus card for freshmen every time the journal is opened. When registering, you need to pay the campus card production fee of 20 yuan, and then we will transfer it to the campus card production center. Under normal circumstances, the campus card can be obtained one week after paying the money. Before eating, you need to go to the window in the southwest corner of the first floor of the school’s student restaurant to apply for recharge as a prepayment to buy food. At the same time, there are many restaurants around the school for you to choose from. Some international student apartments on campus are also equipped with public kitchens for students to cook their own meals.

 

39. Q: What extracurricular activities can I participate in during my study at Shaanxi Normal University?

A: Our school provides a variety of activities for international students every year, such as sports meets, international cultural festivals, language practice activities, the city wall international marathon, etc. In addition, various student clubs welcome students to join.

 

40. Q: Can international students of Shaanxi Normal University ride a motorcycle?

A: According to current Chinese laws and regulations, driving a motor vehicle in China requires a Chinese driver’s license, and the domestic driver’s license held by foreign students is not yet legal. Driving a motorcycle without a license is illegal.

At the same time, according to the school's relevant management regulations, students are prohibited from holding or riding motorcycles on campus. Any international student who holds or rides a motorcycle will be disqualified from participating in any scholarships inside or outside the school once discovered. In serious cases, the school will report to the Xi'an Exit-Entry Administration Office and be punished by canceling the validity period of the visa.

 

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