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Last updated July, 2019

Academic Information

Language of Instruction

  • Chinese/ English

Course Information

Semester Dates

Spring Semester: March - July
Autumn Semester: September - January

Study dates (in Chinese)

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Accommodation & the Cost of Living

Accommodation and additional information

Fushan and Yushan campuses have International Dormitories
Each room is equipped with Air Conditioning, Phone, TV, Private bathroom, Internet and basic Furniture. Quilts and bedding are also provided.

Estimated Cost of Living

Food and living necessities cost RMB 1,200 – 2500, which depends on individual lifestyle.

Scholarships available for students going to China

Student Visa & Insurance

Information on Student Visas & Insurance for students going on exchange can be found elsewhere on this website.

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The University, City & Region

The University


As one of the key comprehensive universities directly under the Ministry of Education, OUC offers a wide range of disciplines with particular strengths in oceanography and fisheries science. As one of China’s “Project 985” universities (China’s top 40 universities) and “Project 211” institutions (China’s top 100 universities), it was included into the “Double First-Class” universities (Category A) in September 2017.

Established in 1924, OUC is located in the beautiful city of Qingdao, known as the “Switzerland of the Orient”, which hosted the sailing event of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. OUC has three campuses of Yushan, Laoshan and Fushan, and the construction of the new campus of Huangdao which covers 1.86 km2 will be started soon; it consists of 19 schools and colleges as well as one teaching center of fundamental courses.
There are over 25,000 full-time students at OUC, including over 15,000 undergraduates, over 8,300 master’s students and over 1,800 doctoral students. Among them, more than 1,000 students are from 80 countries around the world.

OUC is also on the list of designated Chinese universities for Chinese Government Scholarship, Confucius Institute Scholarship, Chinese Government Marine Scholarship, Sino-US Cultural Ex-change Special Scholarship Program, and the Qingdao Municipal Government Scholarship for International Students. The university also offers Presidential Scholarship for international students.

The university also ranks among the top 1% of the most-cited universities and scientific institu-tions in nine research fields (ESI): plant and animal science, earth science, engineering, chemistry, agricultural sciences, materials science, biology and biochemistry, environmental science and ecology, and pharmacology and toxicology. OUC is considered as one of the ten most beautiful universities. You will have the most beautiful scenery: the blue sky, the towering old trees, and the European-style buildings.

Ocean University of China

The City and Region

Ocean2Qingdao, located in the southeast of Shandong Province, is a beautiful coastal city with pleasant climate, fresh air and beautiful scenery. The red roofs, green trees and blue sea here form a colorful picture. Qingdao is an important city of open economy in China. In addition, it is also a historical city as well as an ideal tourist destination.


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Further Information

For further information about Otago Global Student Exchange please email