Application to Exchange Programs

If you are an exchange student (nominated by your home university), please see the following application instruction.

Nomination Deadline 

Spring Semester: October 30

Fall Semester: April 30


According to current admission policy, applicants with Chinese Nationality are not allowed to apply as exchange students to study at NJU.

Language Requirement

a. HSK 5 - For students who would like to choose Chinese-taught courses.

b. IELTS 6 / TOEFL 70 - For students who would like to choose English-taught courses.

Application Materials 

a. Official English transcript from home university

b. A copy of passport photo page

c. Personal passport photo of electronic edition

d. Photo format: .JPG File

e. Photo size: Length: Width = 3:4

f. Electronic file size: between 50KB and 500KB

g. Background color: light color

h. A certificate of Language Proficiency

    HSK 5  for students who would like to choose Chinese-taught courses.

    IELTS 6/ TOEFL 70 for students who would like to choose English-taught courses. 

i. Physical Examination Record for Foreigner

   You could download the form from this webiste (for students who apply for one academic year’s exchange ONLY).

Application Step 1– by coordinator 

If the coordinator would like to nominate a student to study at Nanjing University, please complete and submit the Online Nomination Form in our Nomination System. (We would offer “User ID” and “Password” to coordinator ONLY).

After nominating students online, please submit scanned copies of all above materials of your applicants to (All documents pertaining to one student must be submitted in one file, with the student’s full name clearly indicated.)

Please note that applications should be sent officially by coordinators of home universities. Personal application is not acceptable.

Please complete all application materials with clear information, including students’ full name, contact details, mailing address, etc. Poor handwriting may delay the admission process.

Application Step 2– by students 

Once being nominated, students should complete registration online by themselves.

Online registration open time

September 25--- December 31 (For spring semester).

March 1--- June 30 (For fall semester).

Notice: Although exchange students are tuition-waived, when register in this online system, you should select “Self-Paying” as your enrollment type.


Exchange students must have comprehensive health insurance valid in China for enrollment as a full-time student at NJU. Since many insurance policies purchased outside China require substantial co-payments, have caps or exclude many illnesses, it is therefore urged that all incoming students should purchase a student health insurance when they do registration at NJU.

400 Yuan RMB/one semester, and 800 Yuan RMB/one academic year.

Physical Examination 

Physical Examination is only required for one-year students.

The result of Physical Examination will be necessary in the applications for both Visa and Residence Permit in China. Exchange students must take the original copy of Physical Examination by themselves to Nanjing University. Please do not send it to our university.

Acceptance Notice 

Generally, Nanjing University will send acceptance letters by courtier in late June (for Autumn Semester) and late December (for Spring Semester). Acceptance letters will only be sent to home universities’ international offices. We won’t send them to students directly or to addresses other than international offices.

How to apply on-campus accommodation?

You have to apply on-campus accommodation due to the limited spots of student dormitories. Please download the Accommodation Application Form from the website.

Please be well noted that:

a. Please submit the Accommodation Application Form before December 1 (Exchange for spring semester) or June 1 (Exchange for fall Semester).

b. Submission mailbox:  

c. Reservation cannot be cancelled once you submit the application form.

d. Applications overdue won’t be considered. 

e. NJU will assign students’ accommodation according to applications; students are not permitted to change rooms on their wills.


Be sure to take enough amount of RMB in cash with you. In NJU campuses, your shopping in supermarkets, food and drink in canteens, and so on could only be done by cash. Credit card could not be used in Campuses.

Contact Information

Office Name: Section of Student Exchanges, Office of International Cooperation and Exchanges

Office Address: Room 822, North Administration Building in Xianlin Campus. You could check the map of Xianlin campus to find out the position of our office.


Tel: 86-25-89683371

Relevant Municipal Offices in Nanjing

Entrance and Exit Affairs Office of Nanjing Public Security Bureau (南京市公安局出入境管理处)

Address: No. 173, Bai-Xia Road (南京市白下路173号)

Tel: 86-25-84420005

Jiangsu International Travel Health Care Center(江苏省国际旅行卫生保健中心)

Address: No. 39, Chuangzhi Road, Nanjing (南京市创智路39号)

For more information visit