Nanjing University

People's Republic of China

Language of instruction


Nanjing University (NJU) enjoys a high reputation both at home and abroad, ranked within the Top 200 universities worldwide. Outside of class time, the Institute for International Students organises various recreational and sports activities as well as sightseeing and tours for students.

The main campus is located in the Gulou District, at the centre of the ancient city of Nanjing. Nanjing is an ideal place for study and living, being a city with a high concentration of academic institutions.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Semester 2 (Spring) February–June
Semester 2  Semester 1 (Autumn) September–January

View the NJU academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

NJU has online resources to help get more from your exchange:


NJU has multiple campuses available to exchange students:

  • Gulou campus (centre of Nanjing City)
  • Xianlin campus (northeast of Nanjing)
  • Pukou campus

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Full-time study load

4 courses per semester of English-taught courses at NJU is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Chinese Language courses require 20 class hours per week to equate a full-time study load.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at NJU.

Students are expected to have at least HSK Level 5 to enrol in regular undergraduate courses taught in Chinese. 

Find courses

Search the NJU course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Please refer to the "Additional academic information" section to download the Chinese language program course description. 

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Study areas taught in English

Business administration

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.


International students can apply to stay in the international students’ dormitory on Gulou campus, or the dormitory on the Xianlin campus. Nanjing recommends that exchange students live on Xianlin campus. Spaces in the on-campus dormitories are not guaranteed.

Cost of living

NJU has information on everyday services and facilities to help you prepare for what your day-to-day expenses will be like.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Students may be eligible to apply for certain scholarships to assist with their exchange at NJU.


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

International exchange students must have comprehensive health insurance valid in China. Students can purchase NJU’s Comprehensive Insurance Plan for Foreigners Studying in China.

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

NJU provides visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the Chinese Embassy and Consulates for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

22 June for Semester 1 of the following year.

31 October for Semester 2 of the following year.