About Wuhan University

Wuhan University, located by the beautiful Luojia Mountain in the city of Wuhan, is a comprehensive and key national university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education of China. Its history can be traced back to Ziqiang Institute, which was founded in 1893 by Zhang Zhidong, then governor of Hubei Province and Hunan Province in the late Qing Dynasty. In the process of development and evolution, the institute changed its name for several times before it was finally named National Wuhan University in 1928 and became one of the earliest national universities in modern China.

Wuhan University is a comprehensive institution covering a whole range of disciplines with unique features. It is one of the best universities with particular achievements of education in China. In 1999, the world-renowned journal Science regarded Wuhan University as one of the most prominent Chinese institutions of higher education. In 2011, Wuhan University is among the 10 Chinese universities listed by The Times as top 400 universities in the world. For the past century, Wuhan University has built an elegant palatial architectural complex of primitive simplicity which blends perfectly the eastern architectural style with that of the west. Therefore, it is honored as the “Most Beautiful University in China.”

The prominence of education has won Wuhan University world-wide reputation and booming international exchanges and cooperation in recent years. It has established cooperative relationship with more than 370 universities and research institutes in over 44 countries and regions.

Wuhan University is one of the first Chinese universities which started admitting international students from 1950’s. In more than 50 years it has educated nearly 10,000 international students from over 110 countries and regions. Currently, international students have wide choices from undergraduate, master and Ph.D. degree programs and other advanced study programs in liberal arts, sciences and medicine, as well as Chinese language training programs. Among them, the economics and management, software engineering, medicine and international law programs are taught in English.

The School of International Education is a special school that provide education to international students. It is responsible for not only the admissions and daily management of those students but also Chinese language teaching and research. It is also one of the first certified Chinese Language Training Centers and HSK Test Centers by the government.

Now the School has 40 full-time teachers of teaching Chinese as a foreign language, most of whom have rich experience of teaching abroad. It provides bachelor’s program of Chinese language and other short-term and long-term language training programs. In 2012 new teaching & administration building and student dormitories started construction and it is now in function and providing first-rate teaching and living facilities for international students studying at Wuhan University.

So we warmly welcome students from all over the world to study at Wuhan University!


  • 自强 | Self-improvement
  • 弘毅 | Perseverance
  • 求是 | Truth-seeking
  • 拓新 | Innovation

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Wuhan University is endeavoring to shape itself into a world-class research university domestically and internationally.

What do people say about Wuhan University?

1.Wuhan University is one of the universities with longest history in China

2.Wuhan University is one of excellent universities in China

3.Wuhan University is one of the universities who have most open awareness in school running

4.Wuhan University is one of the universities with best qualities in talents teaching

5.Wuhan University has great environment!

One of Top 10 Universities

Wuhan University is among the top 10 universities in China and well-known for its beautiful campus and high-quality education.

Being a comprehensive multi-disciplinary university, it is comprised of 6 faculties covering 11 disciplines and has 3600 faculty members, about 33,000 undergraduate students and over 21,000 graduate students on campus.

Wuhan University has a long tradition of actively engaging in international exchange and cooperation. It has developed partnerships and collaborations with over 400 universities and research institutions in more than 70 countries and regions.

The Most Beautiful University in China

Located along the bank of East Lake and at the foot of Luojia Mountain, Wuhan University is honored as the most beautiful university in China, especially for its cherry blossom garden in the spring. The university is heavily wooded and green, with fragrant flowers everywhere year-round. The beautiful natural scenery, together with the ancient style buildings, forms a beautiful, peaceful and pleasant campus.

Wuhan University boasts a campus covering an area of 373 million square meters. There are numbers of large well-equipped teaching buildings, laboratories, libraries, gymnasiums, sports grounds, swimming pools, and a specimen building.

Wuhan University Library is the largest University library of courtyard style in China.

Due to its huge collection and excellent web information service platform, the library of Wuhan University has become a place where students can choose freely from books, immerse themselves in the knowledge of all subjects, and access all kinds of information.