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Location: Zhuhai, China


Zhuhai is a city of approx. 3 million people in Southern China's Guangdong Province, in the southwest of the Pearl River estuary. It is a key point of the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road. As one of China’s first special economic zones, the city has always prioritized ecological development, boasting one of the best environments in China. Zhuhai is also one of China's premier tourist destinations, being called the Chinese Riviera.

United International College (UIC) is China's first Liberal Arts College. With over 4,000 students, twenty undergraduate majors are offered by three divisions: the Division of Business and Management, the Division of Humanities and Social Science, and the Division of Science and Technology. Teaching staff from more than 20 countries and regions make it possible for UIC to use English as the medium of instruction.

United International College was jointly founded by Beijing Normal University and Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), is the first full-scale cooperation in higher education between the Mainland and Hong Kong. Its charter has been approved by the Ministry of Education with full support from local authorities.

UIC shoulders the historical mission of advancing the internationalization of Chinese higher education and taking the lead in implementing liberal arts education in China. Since its first enrollment in 2005, UIC has grown into an international institution with innovative educational approaches. . UIC has extended its enrollment of Category 1 candidates from more than 20 provinces and municipalities. There are approximately 4400 students now, including those from Hong Kong, Macau and overseas. Teaching staff from more than 20 countries and regions make it possible for UIC to use English as the medium of instruction. 

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The study load for exchange in students at UIC is between 15 credits (5 courses) to 22 credits (7 courses) per semester. To get a real feel of the academic exchange, we encourage exchange in students to enroll for 5 (or 6) courses per semester. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home institution before you submit your application. 

You are free to choose and enroll in any courses you want (provided you meet the requirements of the courses). For credit transfer you should confirm your course selection with your academic advisor at your home institution. Please choose and list on the application form six to eight courses in order of priority of which you wish to study.(Six to eight courses are needed to avoid time tabling and other problems.) Based on the information, UIC will try to pre-register you in these courses. You need to be aware however, that as at your home institution, it may not always be possible for you to register for every class you choose. 
Click here for the UIC Undergraduate Handbook . The specific courses that are offered in a given semester are subject to change. Consult the current list of course offerings online when planning your course selections.

Please note that you are required to stay in UIC throughout the semester(s). Early examinations cannot be arranged.  Please bear this in mind when you submit your application. If you cannot stay through the examination period, you should delay until you can come for a semester in which you can remain throughout the full examination period.

Areas of Study

Business and Management

  • Accounting 

  • Finance

  • Applied Economics

  • Human Resources

  • Marketing

  • e-Business and Information Systems

  • Culture, Creativity and Management

Culture and Creativity

  • Cinema and Television

  • Media Arts and Design

  • Musical Arts

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • English Language and Literature

  • Government and International Relations

  • International Journalism

  • Public Relations and Advertising

  • Social Work and Social Administration

General Studies

  • History

  • Literature

  • Music

  • Philosophy

  • Religion

  • Sociology

Science and Technology

  • Applied Psychology

  • Computer Science and Technology

  • Environmental Science

  • Financial Mathematics

  • Statistics

  • Data Science

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All visiting and exchange-in students will be roomed in a two-person room with a Chinese buddy on Student Hostel Culture Village, UIC main campus. The expenses is $375/semester. Your roommate will meet and greet you once you arrive in China. Mostly, the visiting students and exchange-in students will be met at the Jiuzhou Ferry Terminal, Zhuhai or Zhuhai airport.




In general, room fee is approximately $375/semester. Additional expenses (Including meals, transportation, entertainment and miscellaneous) are estimated to be $1,750 for the semester.




For general questions about the program and application process, contact Margaret Anderson at or stop by the CGEE office in the basement of Anderson Residential Hall, Suite 23.

For more detailed information about UIC courses, housing, etc. you may contact:

Jessica Xiao, International Student Coordinator
International Development Office
Student Hostel Culture Village 102, Block 1
28 Jinfeng Road, Tangjiawan
Zhuhai, China
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Application Process

How to Apply


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2019 10/15/2018 ** 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.