Nanjing University

City: Nanjing
Language of instruction: Chinese, English
  • 3 campuses: Gulou, Pukou, and Xianlin
  • A top university in China
  • 43,477 students: 
  • In 1994 and 1995, the NJU debating team won the championship in both the national and international debating contests; in 1996 and 2005, two championships were won in the International English Speech Contest in Britain
  • NJU graduates enjoy a wide popularity in the job market for their solid academic foundations and strong potential for future development
  • 7 alumni have been granted the US President's Award

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Partner university's areas of study


Notes on Language of Instruction

  • Chinese Language Courses: exchange students will be divided into classes according to different levels of their Chinese proficiency  (these courses would be expressed by class hours and scores, rather than credits)
  • English-taught Courses: subject to change, due to space availability, scheduling conflicts, course restrictions, and insufficient prerequisites (there might be a chance that the exchange students not be able to attend some popular courses, in which case students will be requested to choose alternative courses upon arrival)
  • For those who have a certificate of Chinese proficiency (above HSK-5), students will take courses in Chinese with Chinese students,after getting permission of the corresponding departments


Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)

Who can go?

  • ONLY Faculty of Arts students
  • Please note that Nanjing University does not accept students that hold Chinese citizenship for exchange. 

Term dates

  • Term 1 Fall: Early September - Late January
  • Term 2 Fall: Early March - Early July


  • Students that wish to go to Nanjing University for the Fall Semester will not be able to return to UBC for Spring semester, due to timing of fall term.
Courses + Transfer Credits


Course equivalency formula

  • Same as UBC Credits

Passing grade


Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Course information and restrictions

  • Exchange students can get formal NJU credits as long as they finish the required class attendance and exam assessment

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

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Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

  • Scholarship available through the Chinese Government, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, for eligible BC students to study abroad, to strengthen mutual understanding and friendship between the Chinese people and people from the whole world, and to develop cooperation and exchange in the fields of education, science, culture, economy and trade between China and other countries
  • Eligibility criteria, application forms and procedures and further information about the Chinese Government Scholarship can be found here
  • For more information, check out NFU's scholarship website

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Additional fees

  • Some partner fees may apply

Types of accommodation available


Housing notes

  • NJU does not guarantee International Exchange Students on-campus housing, except for those who have been granted scholarship of both tuition fee and living expenses
  • Students who need to rent apartments in the surrounding area should follow the instructions of the “Procedures for Arrival," which will be enclosed in the acceptance package 

Information on Accommodation

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