Zhejiang University

City: Hangzhou
Language of instruction: Chinese, English
  • Qiushi Academy, the predecessor of Zhejiang University, was founded in 1897 and one of the earliest modern academies of higher learning in China
  • Commitment to cultivating excellent talent, advancing science and technology, serving social development, and promoting culture
  • Motto: “Seeking the Truth and Pioneering New Trails”
  • 7 faculties, 20 schools and 16 school-level departments
  • Located in the historical and picturesque city of Hangzhou
  • 1/7 ancient capitals of China
  • Highlight is the famous West Lake that offers beautiful scenery

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Partner university's areas of study

ArtsCommerce (UBCV)EngineeringLand and Food SystemsScience

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • There are a limited range of undergraduate and graduate courses taught in English
  • Chinese proficiency required if taking regular classes
  • Students who are fluent in Mandarin may enrol in courses taught in Mandarin


Terms offered

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

Who can go?

  • Recommended for students in Asian Studies
  • Students with Chinese Citizenship are not eligible to apply to the school for exchange

Term dates

  • Autumn and Winter Semester: Mid September to Mid January
  • Spring and Summer Semesters: Late February to Early July 


  • Please note that if you go on a term 1 exchange to Zhejiang, you will not be able to return to UBC in time for Term 2 classes
Courses + Transfer Credits


Course equivalency formula

  • 20 Zhejiang Credits = 15 UBC credits 

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)Graduate research

Full course load information

  • 20 credits per semester = full time course load

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

  • Students pay 15 UBC credits per term directly to UBC

Scholarships + awards

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.

Types of accommodation available


Housing notes

  • We reserve on-campus accommodation in the International College for exchange students 
  • Exchange students will be arranged to stay in an international student dorm on the campus where the specialty College/Department is located
  • Limited number of the rooms on campus - usually two students must share one room without the kitchen
  • Exchange students are usually allowed to check in within three days before the date of registration
  • Please prepare 800 RMB for refundable room deposit upon lodging in
  • Rent: around 1500 RMB per person per month

Information on Accommodation

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