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Guidance for Students at Wenzhou University

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Introduction to Wenzhou

      Located in the middle section of China's golden coastline, Wenzhou is  one of the 14 coastal cities firstly opened up to the outside world in 1984. Wenzhou is around 600 km away from Shanghai, the biggest city  and the business center in China. Wenzhou covers a land area of 11,784  square kilometers and a sea area of 11,000 square km, with a population  of 7.5 million. Wenzhou enjoys agreeable climate and beautiful landscape.  Established 1680 years ago, Wenzhou is the home to a great number of  famous historical and cultural figures as well as the founding place of  China's commerce-focused economic school.

    The transportation and telecommunication facilities in Wenzhou are quite  developed: it is one of China's 45 key highway pivot cities; its harbor is one  of the top 20 pivot harbors in China; its airport has opened 64 air routes, including the direct flight to Hongkong; its railway station stands at the top of its counterparts in terms of passenger and cargo volume. Wenzhou is one of the most dynamic cities in the world named by UN Industrial Development Organization and in 2004 it was listed as one of the top 10 Chinese cities with most economic dynamism. As a place with an early commencementand rapid development of market economy since China's reform and opening-up, wenzhou has maintained a yearly GDP growth rate of more than 15% over the past 20 years.

     The Wenzhounese is an important force among the Chinese businessmen in the world. At present, there are more than 1.7 million Wenzhounese doing business or run enterprises all over China and half a million of them scattered around the globe. Wenzhou is quite famous for making light industrial products, and it is the major base in China for manufacturing glasses, lighter, shoes, textile and so on.

      Wenzhou is a beautiful place for tourists. There are many tourism resources. It possess two national-level scenic spots of Yandang Mountain and Nanxi River and two national-level nature reserves of Wuyan Forest and South Muntjac Island, and possess seven provincial level scenic spots and eight municipal level scenic spots. The scene spots occupy over 20 percent of the land square of the whole city.

About Wenzhou University

Wenzhou University (WZU) is a comprehensive regional university established with the approval of the Ministry of Education of China. It was founded through the merger of Wenzhou Normal College and the Former Wenzhou University, which were founded in the year of 1956 and 1984 respectively.

Currently there are 20 colleges in WZU, with a full-time student population of 24,960. The number of faculty members, administrative and supporting staff is 1,950, among which 1,310 are full-time teachers (including 167 professors, 448 associate professors), 181 are mentors for postgraduates and doctorate students, and 201 are academic or technological leaders at the provincial or municipal level.

Superior Location

WZU is located in the beautiful and prosperous city of Wenzhou in Zhejiang Province. Wenzhou is a coastal city in the south-eastern part of China; it is the economic and cultural center as well as the transportation hub of the southern region of Zhejiang province, with Shanghai and Hangzhou to its north, Fujian and Guangdong to its south. The two main campuses of WZU are situated in Wenzhou’s Chashan University Town, an area surrounded by green mountains and blue rivers. WZU is with a total area of 1.7 square kilometers (i.e. 419 acres), and the housing area is 820,000 square meters. The library boasts a collection of approximately 1.59 million books. The value of teaching instruments and research equipment totaled 200 million RMB.

Advanced Teaching & Research Ability

WZU was authorized to award master degrees in the year of 2003, and currently 20 disciplines are entitled to award M.A. or M.S. degrees. There are 45 undergraduate programs, among which 6 are provincial key programs, 2 trial programs of educational reform sponsored by the Ministry of Education. The undergraduate programs cover 9 major discipline areas, which are Philosophy, Economics, Law, Pedagogics, Literature, History, Science, Engineering and Management. And there are 4 provincial key disciplines: Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Theory of Literature and Art, and the Study of Folklore. According to a report by the China University Alumni Association (CUAA) in 2007, WZU has 4 discipline categories ranked Top 100 among all the universities in China, these discipline categories are the Science of Law, Pedagogics, Literature and Science.

WZU houses 45 research institutes, 27 laboratories and experiment centers; among those 1 is a provincial key laboratory, 4 are key laboratories at the municipal level. During the Tenth Five-year Plan Period, WZU gained the lead of 19 National Natural Science Fund projects, 11 National Social Science Fund projects, 58 Provincial Science and Engineering projects, 167 Provincial Humanities and Social Science projects, 167 Municipal Science and Engineering projects, 180 Municipal Humanities and Social Science projects, and had won 7 Provincial Technological Innovation titles, 13 Provincial Social Science Achievement titles. The quantity of high quality papers was greatly increased, in the years of 2005 and 2006, over 300 papers had been cited by the SCI indexes. According to findings recently announced by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, WZU ranked top 100 in terms of papers included by SCI indexes among all the universities in China.

WZUs concept of running the university is "students-centered, quality-based, developing excellence and features while providing educational and research service for the broader community", with "Keep learning and seeking truth with robust pioneering spirits" as the motto of the university. WZU promotes a "3 self-determination" reform for its students, which is to encourage students to choose their majors/specialties, courses in a curriculum, and teachers/tutors on their own; and WZU has the Credit System, Major and Subsidiary Courses System, Double Majors and Double Degrees System carried out. 

With these efforts, together with others, WZU hopes to achieve the objective of diversification in educational methods and goals, scientification in the management of teaching affairs. The graduates from WZU are well received by employers both from and outside Wenzhou because of their preparedness and suitability to their jobs and also their open and innovative minds. In recent years, the employment rates of WZU graduates is steadily kept at above 90% and it has been found through follow-up investigation that more than 92.5% of employers are satisfactory with graduates from WZU.

Broad International Cooperation 

WZU had been certified to recruit international students, and it is one of earliest Bases of Chinese Language Education. Many fields are open for WZU to cooperate with foreign institutions of higher learning. At present, WZU has entered into cooperative relationships with more than 20 educational institutions and scientific research institutes of U.S., U.K. and Japan in the form of joint educational programs, student exchanges, visiting scholar schemes, and the like.

Bright Future

WZU takes root in the city of Wenzhou, provides educational service to the whole Zhejiang province, and in the meantime is also targeting opportunities from both home and abroad. WZU is going all out to build itself into a comprehensive university stressing both teaching and research, which highlights the regional characteristics of Wenzhou, and in turn becomes a center of talents fostering and technological innovation for Wenzhou and its neighboring areas. WZU also strives to lead the way in the combination and integration of production, learning and research; to become the training center of teachers for basic education; and to become a dynamic lifelong learning base for the broader community.


Top 2 reasons for buying insurance in China

1. Mandatory Regulation Carried Out by Ministry of Education P.R. China
"Insurance is compulsory for you to study in China", said by Ministry of Education, P.R.China. MOE requires that international students should buy insurance in mainland China, otherwise you will not be allowed to complete the school registration, and your handling of visa and residence permit can also be influenced.
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Since a totally foreign environment is very hard for one to adapt to, you can easily be involved in troubles when emergency occurs, while no one there could lend you a hand. Besides, the language obstacles and the cultural differences can also influence your study and life in China. Therefore, it is absolutely essential for you to have a comprehensive insurance protection, so that you can cover the problems with the least energy and cost.


1. Money Exchange and Banks 

    Chinese currency is called Renminbi, often abbreviated as RMB. Issued by the People's Bank of China, it is the sole legal tender for both the Chinese nationals and foreign tourists. The unit for Renminbi is Yuan, Jiao and fen. The conversion among the three is: 1 Yuan (元) = 10 Jiao (角) =100 Fen (分). Chinese people normally refer to Yuan as Kuai, Jiao as Mao. RMB is issued in both notes and coins. The denominations of paper notes include 100, 50, 20,10, 5, 2 and 1 Yuan; 5, 2 and 1 Jiao; and 5, 2 and 1 Fen. The denominations of coins are 1 Yuan; 5, 2 and 1 Jiao; and 5, 2 and 1 Fen. Credit cards can be accepted at most hotels, tourist shops and department stores.  

  1) Money Exchange 

 One can change money upon arrival at the international airports of Shanghai. The Bank of China exchanges money and travelers’ checks. In China, wherever you exchange money the same day, the exchange rate is the same. The Banking Hour is Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. ? ATM machines that accept foreign ATM cards and dispense local currency are located throughout the country. Check the ATM’s display of accepted logos before inserting your card. Notes: ? Not all banks will change travelers’ checks. We suggest that you ask before standing in line.  ? Bring your passport when you exchange money in the bank.        

   2) Open an account 

  Foreign students can open an account in local bank accounts if they study more than one year in China. To open an account, please bring your Admission Notice (or student ID card) and passport. 


(1)How is the public security situation in Shanghai ? 

        Shanghai may be one of the safest cities around the world. Most people in the city seldom worry about to be robbed when they walk on the streets while burglaries are also not easy to be heard, watched or read from media reports, say nothing of being killed by guns or pistols. But, you should still pay enough attention on your wallet, briefcase or knapsack when you wander among people on main streets, shopping malls or markets in the city. Walking at night is also safe, at least on the main streets of the city. Foreigners, especially women, won't get nervous when they return home at night. Up till now, people haven't got the news that foreign women insulted or hurt by criminals in the city. But still try to avoid those unfamiliar places, such as small dark lanes, and the suburbs of the city. In case of emergencies, please call 110 for police, 119 for fire emergency and 120 for ambulance. 

(2)Is it safe to drink water directly from the tap?

         No. You are encouraged to drink bottled water. 

(3)Is tipping necessary when dining in Shanghai ? 

           Consumer taxes are included in price tags on goods. Cafeterias and bars in all hotels and some restaurants and bars outside hotels may include a service charge of 10% to 15%. Tipping is not expected in most restaurants and hotels. But, tipping can be a way to show your satisfaction with the services.  

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