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1. Q: What kind of university is Xi'an International Studies University?

A: Xi'an International Studies University is one of the first four foreign language colleges established in New China, and it is the only general college in Northwest China with complete major foreign languages. In 1951, with the approval of the Ministry of Education of the Central People's Government, the Russian Department of Lanzhou University College of Letters, the Russian Division of the Department of Foreign Languages of Northwest University, and the Department of Russian Studies merged to form the predecessor of Xi'an International Studies University—Northwest Russian College. In 1952, the Russian language class of the Party School of the Northwest Bureau of the Communist Party of China was merged into the Northwest Russian Language College and began to train foreign language talents at the undergraduate level for the country.

 

2. Q: What is the school code of Xi'an International Studies University?

A: 10724

 

3. Q: What visa should Xi'an International Studies University international students apply for to come to China?

A: Foreign students must hold ordinary passports and apply for study visas (X1 or X2 visas) from Chinese embassies and consulates abroad with the "Admission Notice" and "Visa Application Form for Studying in China (JW202 or JW201)" issued by the school. Entry.

 

4. Q: Can international students from Xi'an International Studies University travel to and from China with a residence permit?

A: The residence permit is a permit for a foreigner to live and study legally in China for a long time. The permit holder can enter and exit the Chinese border many times within the validity period.

 

5. Q: What kind of situation is Xi'an International Studies University international students need to apply for a residence permit?

A: Students entering the country with an X1 visa should apply for a residence permit for study within 30 days of entering the country. Students entering the country with an X2 visa, who have a study period of more than 3 months and have an exit plan, should apply for a residence permit for study within the validity period of the visa. Students entering China with visas other than X1 and X2 are not allowed to study in colleges and universities with their original visas and should apply for a residence permit for study as soon as possible.

 

6. Q: How long is the validity period of the residence permit for international students from Xi'an International Studies University?

A: The validity period of the residence permit is generally based on your study period and tuition payment status, and each application does not exceed one year. You can apply for a visa extension before the expiration of your residence permit, but the period cannot exceed the planned academic system of your school.

 

7. Q: How long is the visa application period for Xi'an International Studies University in China?

A: The period for the police to accept applications for residence permits is generally two weeks, and the period for accepting X2 visa re-entry applications is generally one week.

 

8. Q: How to apply for the "Registration Form of Temporary Accommodation for Foreigners" for international students from Xi'an International Studies University?

A: You live in the school’s international student dormitory or off-campus hotel. The dormitory or hotel will go through the relevant registration procedures for you. You can get the "Registration Form of Temporary Accommodation for Foreigners" when you check-in at the front desk. If you rent a house off-campus or borrow a house from your relatives and friends, you must first go to the International Students Office to obtain the "Off-Campus Accommodation Registration Form", and bring the rental contract and your passport to the police station where the house is located to apply for the "Registration Form for Temporary Accommodation for Foreigners."

 

9. Q: What should the families of international students from Xi'an International Studies University want to visit their relatives in China?

A: If your parents, wife (husband), and children under the age of 18 need to come to China to visit relatives and live with you, they can apply for a family visa to come to China. If family members need to stay in China for valid reasons after their visas expire, they can apply to the Shanghai Exit-Entry Administration Bureau to extend their family members' visas. Please consult the International Students Office for specific matters concerning visa applications for family members in China.

 

10. Q: If there is a change in the information of the international students coming to China from Xi'an International Studies University, do I need to report it to the police?

A: According to the regulations of the Exit-Entry Administration Law, if you change the reason for staying in China (such as changing to a work visa), passport number, companion, home address (moving), school (such as transferring), and other information, you must Get the relevant visa change application materials at the International Students Office within 10 days, and then go to the Exit-Entry Administration Bureau to apply for visa change procedures.

 

11. Q: How should the parents of Xi'an International Studies University come to China to accompany them to apply for a visa?

A: Foreign spouses of foreign students, children under the age of 18, and parents of foreign students under the age of 18 should hold family visas to enter the country and stay within the validity period of the visa. If they exceed the validity period, they can be based on needs. The Xi'an Exit-Entry Administration Department applies for a family visa extension, but the validity period shall not exceed the validity period of the student’s visa or residence permit. For specific application methods, please consult the International Students Office.

 

12. Q: Can international students from Xi'an International Studies University live off-campus?

A: Students can live in hotels or residents' homes. If you live in the home of a Chinese resident, you should go to the local police station with the host within 24 hours after you move in to register for accommodation; if you live in a hotel, you must present the hotel’s accommodation certificate to the school when registering.

 

13. Q: Can international students from Xi'an International Studies University be able to access the Internet on campus?

A: You can connect to the campus wireless network by purchasing a campus network card through the Dorian APP. The price of the network card is 20 yuan/month.

 

14. Q: How many students are there in a class of international students coming to China at Xi'an International Studies University?

A: 20-30 people

 

15. Q: Does the guarantor of Xi'an International Studies University international students have to be Chinese?

A: The guarantor can be a Chinese or a foreigner. Applicants' parents, relatives, friends, etc. can be guarantors, but students who are studying at school cannot be guarantors.

 

16. Q: When will the international students from Xi'an International Studies University register?

A: There is an accurate registration date on the admission notice. Short-term students generally come to the school to register 1-3 days before the start of the semester; long-term students generally 1-5 days before the start of the semester.

 

17. Q: Where is the classroom for international student D at Xi'an International Studies University?

A: The school’s current classrooms for all Chinese language students are in the No. 5 teaching building of the Yanta campus. Each class has a fixed classroom. There are currently nearly 20 large and small classrooms. There are an international student admissions office and an international student management office in the teaching building, which is convenient for help. Students solve various problems encountered in school life and study.

 

18. Q: How do international students from Xi'an International Studies University choose classes after enrolling in China?

A: Our school will arrange for all students to take Chinese proficiency tests after the international students register, including written and oral tests and the level of the HSK certificate obtained by the students to classify the international students. In the week after class division, students can choose to listen to the courses of other classes during class, choose the class that suits them best, and then determine their final class.

 

19. Q: What scholarships does Xi'an International Studies University offer and how to apply?

A: The school currently has the Chinese Government Scholarship, the Hanban Confucius Institute Scholarship, and the Shaanxi Provincial Government Sanqin Scholarship.

 

20. Q: Can international students from Xi'an International Studies University go to the new campus to attend classes?

A: All language students are in the Chinese Academy of Xi'an International Studies University's Yanta Campus. Undergraduates and postgraduates studying other majors besides Chinese will be contacted by the School of Sinology and Central Asia and related schools to take classes on the new campus.

 

21. Q: How are the class schedules for international students coming to China from Xi'an International Studies University?

A: After entering the school, international students will attend classes according to their class schedule, from 8:20 to 12:00 in the morning and 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Generally speaking, there are more morning classes and fewer afternoon classes.

 

22. Q: What activities can international students from Xi'an International Studies University participate in?

A: The college arranges various cultural and competition activities for international students every semester, including Guanzhong Cultural Tourism, Mid-Autumn Festival to my home, Sino-foreign joint knowledge contest, Chinese style contest for foreign students, Chinese teaching simulation contest, winter solstice dumplings, dragon boat dumplings, etc. Before the activity starts, the office will send a notice to organize students to register.

 

23. Q: How do international students from Xi'an International Studies University take the HSK test?

A: The college offers special HSK test remedial classes for international students. After entering the school, an HSK test will be arranged every month. International students can register at the HSK office one month in advance and take the test.

 

24. Q: What are the recipients of the Xi'an “Belt and Road” Scholarship for Foreign Students in Xi'an International Studies University?

A: Non-Chinese citizens of countries along the “Belt and Road” with physical and mental health, good character and academic performance, and no violation of Chinese laws, regulations, school disciplines, and school rules.

 

25. Q: What are the application materials for the Xi'an “One Belt One Road” Scholarship for Foreign Students in Xi'an International Studies University?

A: Application materials:

  • "Xi'an International Studies University Application Form for Foreign Students";
  • "Xi'an "One Belt One Road" Scholarship Application Form for Foreign Students";
  • Scanned copy of valid personal ordinary passport photo page (with the signature page);
  • Provide the highest degree certificate (certificate of expected graduation) and school transcripts. If the applicant is a student at school, he/she must also submit an enrollment certificate issued by the school where he/she is studying;
  • Study or research plan in China (about 800 words in Chinese or English);
  • A scanned copy of the effective Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) transcript or a scanned copy of the English Proficiency Test (TOEFL or ILETS) transcript;
  • Two recommendation letters (in Chinese or English) from professors or associate professors (or persons with equivalent professional titles);
  • A copy of the "Foreigner Physical Examination Form" (in English, the inspection result is valid for 6 months);
  • Scanned copies of award certificates of other competitions at home and abroad;
  • Some countries need to provide a non-criminal certificate.

 

26. Q: What are the application requirements for the country-specific bilateral program scholarship of Xi'an International Studies University?

A: Application conditions:

  • Non-Chinese citizens, in good health;
  • Those who come to China to study undergraduate majors must have a high school diploma, excellent grades, and be under the age of 25;
  • Those who come to China to study for a master's degree must have a bachelor's degree and be under the age of 35;
  • Those who come to China to study for a doctoral degree must have a master's degree and be under the age of 40;
  • Those who come to China as general scholars must have a high school diploma or above, and be under the age of 45;
  • Those who come to China to study as advanced scholars must have a master's degree or above or associate professor or above, and be under the age of 50.

 

27. Q: What are the application materials for the country-specific bilateral program scholarship of Xi'an International Studies University?

A: Application materials:

  • "Chinese Government Scholarship Application Form" (Chinese or English);
  • Notarized highest education certificate. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations. Students in school must submit a certificate of enrollment issued by their school;
  • Transcript. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations;
  • Study or research plan in China. Write in Chinese or English. No less than 200 words for undergraduate students, no less than 500 words for advanced students, and no less than 800 words for graduate students;
  • Letter of recommendation. Applicants for master's and doctoral degrees and those who apply to study in China as advanced scholars must submit two letters of recommendation from professors or associate professors, written in Chinese or English;
  • Students applying for music majors must submit CDs of their own works; students applying for fine arts majors must provide 2 sketches, 2 color paintings, and 2 CDs of other works;
  • Applicants under the age of 18 must submit relevant legal documents of their legal guardian in China;
  • Applicants who have studied in China for more than 6 months must submit a copy of the "Foreigner Physical Examination Form";
  • If you have obtained the pre-admission notice from the scholarship institution, please attach a copy of the admission notice to the application materials;
  • If you have obtained the HSK score report, please attach a copy to the application materials.

 

28. Q: What are the application requirements for the undergraduate program of Xi’an International Studies University to study in China?

A: Application conditions:

  • Non-Chinese citizens with a valid foreign passport with an educational background equivalent to Chinese high school graduation or above;
  • Residents of the Chinese mainland (inland), Hongkong, Macao, and Taiwan must have valid foreign passports or nationality certificates for more than 4 years. Records of actually living abroad for more than 2 years in recent 4 years (9 months in one year shall be counted as one year, subject to the signature of entry-exit personnel);
  • 16~30 years old (Applicants under the age of 18 must provide legal documents of the guardian in China)
  • Applicants for non-Chinese majors must pass the HSK-4 and major entrance exams.

 

29. Q: What are the application materials for the undergraduate program of Xi’an International Studies University to study in China?

A: Application materials:

  • Professional study application form (can be downloaded online or picked up at the office)
  • High school graduation certificate and transcript
  • Copy of HSK certificate
  • photocopy of passport
  • Applicants under the age of 18 must provide legal documents of their guardian in China
  • Applicants for art-related majors of the Art College must provide originals of recent works

 

30. Q: What are the application requirements for the Xi'an International Studies University to study in China for the Master's degree program?

A: Application conditions:

  • Non-Chinese citizens holding a valid foreign passport;
  • Have a bachelor degree or above from a Chinese university
  • Must pass the new HSK-5 level and professional entrance examination;
  • Age 18~45 years old.

 

31. Q: What are the application materials for the Xi'an International Studies University's Master's Program to Study in China?

A: Application materials:

  • Professional study application form (can be downloaded online or picked up at the office)
  • A copy of the university graduation certificate, degree certificate, or expected graduation certificate of the school I am attending (to be submitted after obtaining the graduation certificate)
  • University transcript
  •  Copy of HSK certificate
  • Study and research plan in China (no less than 800 words, in both Chinese and English)
  • Two recommendation letters from professors or associate professors
  • photocopy of passport

 

32. Q: What are the application requirements for long-term language students at Xi’an International Studies University?

A: Application conditions:

  • Hold a valid foreign passport
  • 16~65 years old (Applicants under the age of 18 must provide legal documents of their guardian in China; health certificates must be provided for those over 60)

 

33. Q: What are the application materials for long-term language students of Xi’an International Studies University?

A: Application materials:

  • "Language Student Admission Application Form" (can be downloaded online or picked up at the office)
  • Highest degree certificate
  • Corresponding transcript
  • photocopy of passport
  • Applicants under the age of 18 must provide legal documents of their guardian in China; over 60 years old must provide a health certificate

 

34. Q: What is the contact information of Xi'an International Studies University?

A: Contact information:

  • Address: No. 437, Chang'an South Road, Yanta District, Xi'an
  • Post Code: 710061
  • Phone: 0086-29-85309431
  • Fax: 0086-29-85246154
  • Email: admission@xisu.edu.cn / xisuadmission@163.com

 

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