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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Academic Courses: Academic Credit Language of Instruction: Chinese, English
Housing: Apartment, Dormitory, Host Family Program Length: Semester
Program Type: Exchange Minimum GPA: 2.50
Program Description:

Zhengzhou University



With a total area of about 1,000 acres, Zhengzhou University is composed of four campuses. Zhengzhou's campus size is the tenth largest in China. It is a large university with an enrollment of over 56,000 full-time undergraduates and 15,000 full-time postgraduates enrolled from all over China as well as 1,600 international students from over 60 countries and regions. Zhengzhou University is recognized as one of the key universities of the “National Project 211” and ranked as the “One Province, One University,” which means that Zhengzhou University is co-constructed and jointly-sponsored by the Ministry of Education of China and the People’s Government of Henan Province.

Zhengzhou city is the capital of Henan, the largest of China’s provinces. It was one of the eight great ancient capitals of China and is just a short bus or train ride from Shaolin Monastery, the origin of Kungfu martial arts, the Longmen Buddhist Grottoes, the city of Anyang (one of the most active prehistoric archaeological sites in the world and location of the “oracle bone” finds of the earliest Chinese writing),  and the scenic Yellow River. As one of the largest rail hubs in China, high-speed railway connections are easily made to Xi’an (site of the terracotta warrior army of the first emperor of China), Beijing (the capital of the People’s Republic of China and near the Great Wall of China), and Shanghai (the Pearl of the Orient ). 

SPRING SEMESTER: September - December
FALL SEMESTER: January - May

Zhengzhou University offers courses in the English language in a number of disciplines outside of the Department of English in its School of Foreign Languages.
Major areas of focus are: Chinese language (all levels), English linguistics and literature, Asian Studies, International Business and Political Science. 
Belmont students pursuing majors in these areas may take courses at Zhengzhou University that will count toward their major. Belmont students may take any level of Chinese language courses, including the first semester or first year of language study. Belmont students may also enroll in Belmont online courses during their study at Zhengzhou, including Third Year Writing and Junior Cornerstone courses.  Students invested in studying at Zhengzhou should consult Dr. Ronnie Littlejohn or Dr. Qingjun Li in planning their coursework.  

Zhengzhou University provides many types of programs covering 12 fields of study, including science, engineering, medicine, literature, history, philosophy, law, economics, management science, pedagogy, agriculture and arts.

The School of International Education houses a Chinese language education base (accredited by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of State Council) and a Chinese international promotion base of Henan Province. Nowadays more and more overseas students come to Zhengzhou University to study Chinese, The Centre for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language of SIE provides good learning conditions for overseas students to engage in advanced studies.

Zhengzhou has university-managed accommodation options which are safe, affordable and convenient. Zhengzhou has over 1,200 spaces available in residence halls for international students.There are a number of unique advantages for campus accommodations: housing is guaranteed for international fee-paying students.


1. Housing:

Students pay for housing costs directly to Zhengzhou University.

2. Belmont Tuition

Tuition is charged at the regular semester rate. Students pay tuition to Belmont.

3. Airfare  
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel.It is recommended that students wait to be accepted fully into their program before booking their airfare. 

Zhengzhou organizes colorful student activities each semester including academic activities and recreational and sports activities like mid-autumn party, Christmas party, photography competition, Chinese karaoke, rope skipping, and table tennis, and more.

Dates and Deadlines

All requirements must be completed by the Belmont Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
Spring Semester Programs: October 1
Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs: March 31
How to Apply

1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.

This program has a two-step application process:
Step 1) The Belmont’s Study Abroad Office Application, which
  • Passport photocopy
  • Online questionnaires
  • Signature documents 
Only application materials for Step 1 must be turned in by the corresponding term’s deadlines as listed above.
Step 2) The Host University Application,
This Step will be completed after your advisor reviews and accepts your Belmont application.
  • If Belmont’s Study Abroad Office accepts your application, your study abroad advisor will provide you with additional information, and supplemental application instructions will be sent to you. 


Dr. Ronnie Littlejohn
Professor of Philosophy and Director of Asian Studies program • JAAC 3057

Dr. Qingjun Li
Associate Professor of Asian Studies and Chinese Language • JAAC 3046?

Bonnie Marschner 
Office of Study Abroad JAAC 1009


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.