Established in 1906, Jinan University was the first university established by the Chinese Government to recruit overseas Chinese students. It is the No.1 university for international students in mainland China. Jinan University is committed to foster a culture of openness, diversity and creativity in its community and students.



JNU has five campuses in three cities -- Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Zhuhai -- closely connected by Pearl River Delta transportation. The main campus is in Guangzhou.



2,093 full-time faculty members

605 professors

789 associate professors

597 doctoral advisors

1,270 postgraduate tutors.


Schools, Departments and Programs

36 schools and 62 departments

89 undergraduate programs

37 first-level master's degree programs

15 first-level doctoral programs

24 professional degrees



Program Rankings

ESI (Essential Statistic Indicator) Top 1%: Chemistry, Clinical Medicine, Biology & Biochemistry, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Material Science, Engineering and Agricultural Sciences.

MOE (Ministry of Education) Discipline Ranking Top 20: Chinese Language and Literature, Finance, Accounting, Journalism and Communication, Traditional Chinese Pharmacology, Statistics, Fundamental Medicine, Optical Engineering



25,277 full-time undergraduates

10,006 graduate students: 1,392 Ph.D. candidates and 8,614 master's degree candidates

Students come from more than 100 countries and regions around the world. JNU has more than 12,288 students from overseas, the largest number in the country.


International Students

China Scholarship Council (CSC) program approved university

2,491 international students: 1,632 undergraduates and 197 graduate students



More than 30 key research institutes (3 national institutes)

11 joint labs established with the USA, Canada, Germany and Hong Kong

Ranks high among the China's universities in the number of national (social) science research programs


International Exchanges

JNU has established relationships with 286 universities and research institutes in 50 countries, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and has more than 250 sister universities. It has built a joint institute with the University of Birmingham, which will soon start recruiting students, and a Confucius Institute with Rhodes University in South Africa.