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Zhejiang University – University of Edinburgh Institute Undergraduate Programmes for International Students Are Open to Apply for 2023



I.     About ZJU-UoE Institute

Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh Institute (ZJE) is a collaboration in the field of Biomedical Sciences between Zhejiang University, China and The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. The two universities established a joint institute at the International Campus of Zhejiang University in Haining, Zhejiang, which builds on the existing strengths of both, and aims to foster collaborations in teaching and research. The Institute provides undergraduate education programmes that produce students with academic excellence, leadership skills, innovative capacity and global vision.


Top-tier Universities in the world

-Founded in 1897, Zhejiang University (ZJU) is one of China's oldest and most prestigious higher education institutions. It is ranked 3rdin China and 42nd in the 2022/23 QS world University Rankings. ZJU owns 7 affiliated hospitals and 7 campuses. 

-Founded in 1583, The University of Edinburgh (UoE) has been providing students with world-class teaching for more than 400 years. It is one of the world's top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 20, and placed 15th in the 2022/23 QS World University Rankings. 

II.     Academic Programmes

ZJE offers all English-taught undergraduate academic programmes in Integrative Biomedical Sciences and Biomedical Informatics. 

B.Sc. Integrative Biomedical Sciences Overview

Integrative Biomedical Sciences is a multidisciplinary degree programme that provides opportunities to investigate the biomedical sciences in the 21st century. The core structure of the programme provides the knowledge, skills and personal and professional development appropriate to meet the needs of a future career as a leader in biomedical sciences. The programme provides opportunities to develop skills and knowledge in the biomedical, chemical, and clinical sciences. In addition, in later years focused optional courses provide opportunities to explore the biomedical disciplines of physiology, pharmacology, neuroscience, immunology, reproductive biology, medical microbiology and developmental biology.

Integrative Biomedical Sciences is founded on developing skills in academic research and scientific enquiry thereby encouraging awareness and understanding of the research that is needed to continue to advance clinical practice. Alongside a depth of knowledge in Integrative Biomedical Sciences, graduates will have developed a breadth of skills and experience, including interpersonal skills, critical judgement and computer literacy.


B.Sc. Biomedical Informatics Overview

Biomedical informatics encompasses the study of information and computation in biology and health. Researchers in this area create computational tools to manage, share and study information and generate knowledge from biomedical data.

The first year of the programme is an exciting exploration of the application of biomedical informatics, facilitating student development in the key areas of biomedical sciences. The programme will build extensively on the existing BSc Biomedical Sciences courses which students will study together with peers from this programme while introducing new courses in all four years. 

The goal of the programme is to train undergraduate students in the overarching principles of Biomedical Informatics and apply these skills in fundamental biomedical research.


III.     Dual Degree

Students admitted to this dual-degree programme are enrolled in both Zhejiang University and the University of Edinburgh. 

Students who successfully complete the programme and meet the requirements of both universities will receive two bachelor’s degrees in their respective major fields and a graduation certificate of ZJU:

·       Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Edinburgh

·       Bachelor of Science from Zhejiang University

·       Graduation Certificate from Zhejiang University


IV.     Enrollment, fees and Scholarships

We plan to enroll 10 international students. Scholarships are awarded on an individual basis to outstanding students.


·          Application Fee: CNY 800 yuan (non-refundable).

·          Tuition fee: CNY 200,000 per year

·          Accommodation on campus: CNY 8,000-10,000 per year

·          International student medical insurance: CNY 800 per year. (Relevant medical insurance items can be found at www.lxbx.net).

·          Living costs: average CNY 35,000-50,000 per year (estimated) 



The Institute offers three types of scholarship support: Undergraduate Scholarship, Academic Scholarship and Oversea-exchange Scholarship.

Undergraduate Scholarship:

A - 200,000 RMB waiver/year (full fee waiver of all tuition fee)

B - 140,000 RMB waiver/year (student contribution 60,000 RMB/year)

C - 80,000 RMB waiver/year (student contribution 120,000 RMB/year)

D - 40,000 RMB waiver/year (student contribution 160,000 RMB/year)

Duration: 4 years (The scholarship will be reviewed and given on the condition that the student meets the requirements for satisfactory progress toward a degree and follows the rules of the ZJU-UoE Institute.)

Academic Scholarship and Oversea-exchange Scholarship will be assessed by performance during academic years. 


V.     Eligibility

Required by ZJU registration regulation and Ministry of Education of the PRC, applicants shall be aged under 25, non-Chinese passport holders, high school graduates, mentally and physically healthy and must obey by Chinese law and University’s regulations, and respect Chinese culture and habits. 

For more detail, please review on ZJU International College: http://iczu.zju.edu.cn/admissionsen/2022/1020/c68988a2649155/page.htm


VI.     Application and Deadline

Applicants must log in to the Online Application System for International Students of Zhejiang University (Link), fill in clearly and upload completely the original or notarized scanned copies of the following materials as required.

1. A photocopy of the passport.

2. Senior high school diploma. Graduating high school students can provide pre-graduation certificate. The original or notarized copy of the high school graduation certificate must be submitted upon registration.

3. Transcript for all the courses in senior high school.

4. Language (English) proficiency certificates.

Applicants must provide grade report of TOEFL or IELTS test, or other proof which can reflect the applicants’ English proficiency. (Not required for English native speakers)

5. Two recommendation letters from high school teachers. Teachers’ signature, contact phone number and email address must put on the letter.

6. Personal statement, should include study experience, reasons for application, personal strengths. Less than 800 words.

7. Award-winning Certificates related to academic courses during your senior high school period. (If applicable)

8. Applicants who have given up their original Chinese citizenship and become foreign citizens should submit (1) Cancellation certificate of Chinese citizenship 

(2) Current citizenship certificate 

(3) Exit and Entry Record on passport, from 30th April, 2019 to 30th April, 2023.

9. Applicant who has acquired foreign citizenship automatically at the time of birth in a foreign country, whose parents are both Chinese citizens, or one of the parents is a Chinese citizen should submit:

(1) Birth certificate of foreign country.

(2) Chinese parents’ permanent resident certificate of foreign country should be obtained prior to the birth of the applicant.

(3) Exit and Entry Record on passport, from 30th April, 2019 to 30th April, 2023.

10. Applicants under the age of 18 (by September 1st, 2022) should submit:

(1) Letter of Guardian GuaranteeDownloadand the guardian must be an adult living in Hangzhou.

(2) A notarized copy of the Guardianship Authorization from the applicant’s parents.



Reference: Minimum academic requirements:



GCE A-level

ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6, with a minimum of BBB achieved in one year of S4-S6, to include Biology and Chemistry. Mathematics and/or Physics are recommended. Qualified applicants are advised to take Biology and Chemistry at Advanced Higher level where possible. National 5: Mathematics at Grade B. English at Grade C.

Overall score of 32 points, including HL Biology and Chemistry, one at Grade 5 and one at Grade 6. Mathematics and/or Physics are recommended. SL: English at Grade 4 and Mathematics at Grade 4. If you are using English / English Language at SL as part of the English language requirements, you must obtain Grade 5.

ABB, in one sitting, to include Biology and Chemistry. Mathematics and/or Physics are recommended. GCSEs: Mathematics at Grade B or 6 and English at Grade C or 4..


If your qualifications are not in the list above, please check UoE Undergraduate Requirements by Region website https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international/country which contains the national examinations for many countries worldwide.


Applicant will be required to provide extra materials and manage a video interview. 



Undergraduate students should plan to apply by 23:59 April 15th, 2023 (GMT+8) for full consideration.  



VII.     Admission

1.       Students are enrolled on the basis of competitive selection according to their academic performance in senior high school, language proficiency and etc. We will contact the successful applicant via email and applicants can also log on the Online Application System to track the admission process. For more detail, please refer to the offer letter.

2.       Applicants who receive the Pre-Admission Notice should prepay the first year tuition fee on the Online Application System within the specific time period stated on the Offer. If the applicant is not able to make the online payment due to certain reason, then one MUST pay the tuition fee to the University’s Bank Account (Link), and upload the remittance letter to the System. The pre-admission will be canceled if applicants fail to prepay the first year tuition fee within the stated time period.

3.       The official Admission Notice, Visa Application Form (JW202 Form) and other relevant admission documents will be mailed to enrolled applicants once the prepaid tuition fee is confirmed to be received and the University Calendar is released.



1.When wiring tuition fee to the university bank account, you must fill in the application serial number, applicant’s name.

2.The university would only reserve study places for students who have paid the tuition for the first academic year in advance. If students later, for personal reasons, give up schooling or apply for withdrawal procedures after registration, resulting in a vacancy in the school’s enrollment, prepaid tuition fees for the first academic year will NOT be refunded.

3.For the admitted students who are disqualified by the university as they fail to meet the school’s registration requirements, the prepaid tuition fee will NOT be refunded.


VIII.     Registration

The usual on-campus registration period is late August or early September. The exact time will be specified in the matriculation notice. Students should apply for an X1 visa at a Chinese embassy or consulate. Usually a valid passport, matriculation notice, and JW202 Form are needed for the visa application. 


For registration, students should report to International Campus of Zhejiang University at the time specified in the offer letter with the following documents: a valid passport, matriculation notice, JW202 Form and an X1 visa. 


High school diplomas are required for students who have submitted pre-graduation certificate. Failure to do so will result into cancellation of admission. 


IX.     Location and Accommodation

International Campus of Zhejiang University

718 East Haizhou Rd., Haining, Zhejiang 314400, P.R. China

Students at International Campus of Zhejiang University enjoy single room dormitory.


X.     Contact Person

ZJU-UoE Institute

Ms. Hannah Huang

Phone: +86 571 87572813; Email: xiaohanhuang@intl.zju.edu.cn


University of Edinburgh 

Ms. Natasha Goldie

Email: natasha.goldie@ed.ac.uk


International College, Zhejiang University

Mr. Zusen Cai

Phone: +86 571 87951718; Email: admission5@zju.edu.cn


Office of Undergraduate Program, International College

Office 418 East 1 Building 

866 Yu Hang Tang Road

Zijingang Campus, Zhejiang University, 

Hangzhou, China

Post code: 310058


For more information, please refer to ZJU International College Homepage http://iczu.zju.edu.cn and ZJU-UoE Institute Homepage http://zje.zju.edu.cn/