Fuzhou University of International Studies and Trade 2023 Admission Guide for International Students

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Fuzhou University of International Studies and Trade (FUIST), as a full-time regular undergraduate institution established upon the approval by the Ministry of Education, is the initiator and Vice Chairman of the National Alliance of Non-profit Private Colleges & Universities, and Executive Vice President of the Higher Education Professional Committee of China Private Education Association. FUIST also provides cooperative program for postgraduates along with other colleges and universities. Founded in 2004, FUIST was formerly known as Fuzhou Vocational and Technical College of International Studies and Trade. Its upgrade to a regular undergraduate institution in 2011 as approved by the Ministry of Education was followed by being qualified in the evaluation among regular institutions of higher education on undergraduate education by the Ministry of Education in 2018. TheMonitoring Report on the Development Potential of Regular Institutions of Higher Education in Fujian Province of 2018, released by the Education Evaluation Research Center of Fujian Province, indicates that FUIST ranked first among private undergraduate colleges and universities in Fujian Province in terms of academic development potential in 2017, including resource integration, talent cultivation, scientific research, social service, comprehensive reputation, and related evaluation indicators. According to the latest 2022 China University Rankings released by Cuaa.Net, FUIST was highly recognized as one of the six-star private colleges and universities in China, coming to thefourth place in the ranking of private colleges and universities in China in terms of comprehensive indicators while defending its first place in Fujian Province.

Changle, hailed as “a famous seaside area culturally abundant in literature”, is a district of Fuzhou City, the capital of Fujian Province, at which FUIST is located to cover an area of more than 1,500 mu, including a campus building area of over 480,000 square meters, teaching instruments and equipment of over RMB 14,000,000, a library collection of over 3 million volumes and over 140 teaching laboratories, in addition to over 300 off-campus training bases.

The pursuit of internationalized and open-up education drives FUIST to take multiple measures to strengthen educational exchanges and integration between Fujian and Taiwan. FUIST, being the first private university in Fujian Province to be qualified for enrolling international students, the first private university qualified for enrolling undergraduates from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, one of the first batch of pilot colleges and universities to cooperate with Taiwan universities on education, holder of the title of overseas Chinese education base in Fujian Province, and the advanced unit of employing foreign cultural and educational experts in Fuzhou City, has been cooperating with more than 20 foreign high-level institutions, such as Plymouth University (UK), University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UK), De Montfort University (UK), Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK), University of Chester (UK), University of Sunderland (UK), Alliant International University (USA), University of Western Australia (Australia), Massey University (New Zealand), Réseau Studialis (France), Accademia Di Belle Arti Rosario Gagliardi (Italy), Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco (Portugal), Haute Ecole de la Province de Liège (Belgium), etc., in respect of joint training of undergraduates and postgraduates, exchange students, summer and winter studies, mutual visits of teachers, further study visits, etc. Close teaching and research cooperation has also been established between FUIST and nearly 20 universities in Taiwan, including Asia University, I-Shou University, Ming Chuan University, Chung Yuan Christian University, Feng Chia University, Shu-Te University, etc. To actively respond to the “Belt and Road” Initiative of China, FUIST mainly recruits international students from countries along the “Belt and Road”, including more than130 students from Morocco, Liberia, Guinea, Vietnam, Nepal, Laos, Mongolia and other countries along the “Belt and Road”, as well as United States.

The joint efforts of all faculties and students contribute to a good reputation of FUIST in the society and a series of awards including “Excellent School of Private College Education in China”, “National Model Staff House”, “the 10th, 11th and 12th Civilized School in Fujian Province”, “the 1st and 2nd Batches of Civilized Campus in Fujian Province”, “Advanced Unit of College Graduate Employment in Fujian Province” and “Advanced Unit of Vocational Education in Fujian Province”, “May Day Labor Certificate of Fujian Province”, “Advanced Staff House of Fujian Province”, “Outstanding Contribution Award” of the First National Youth Games, “Safe Campus”, etc. Reports about FUIST from multiple angles could be seen in CCTV, www.gov.cn, the website of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, Guangming Daily, China Education Daily, People.cn, gmw.cn, www.ce.cn, Fujian Daily, Fujian TV, Fujian Education TV, Fuzhou Daily and other mainstream media.

I.Program Introduction (Taught in English)

International Economics and Trade (Economics)

II.Application Timeline

March 1 –August 31, 2023 (24:00, Beijing Time; late applications will not be accepted)

III. Eligibility

1. Age:18-25 years old (as of September 1, 2023), be mentally and physically healthy, and possess a valid regular passport.


(1) Foreign citizens of Chinese origin, including former Chinese citizens who have obtained foreign citizenship, as well as the non-Chinese descendants of present or former Chinese citizens, will be subject to a preliminary review of citizenship status byFUIST during the admission stage, and to verification of citizenship by the entry and exit administration department of China’s public security authorities. Applicants who fail to pass the preliminary review or verification of citizenship will be deemed to have voluntarily relinquished their eligibility for admission, as well as the subsequent academic registration that they may obtain.

(2) In accordance with Article 5 of the Nationality Law of the People’s Republic of China, a person whose parents are both Chinese citizens and have both settled abroad, or one of whose parents is a Chinese citizen and has settled abroad, shall not have Chinese citizenship if he or she has acquired foreign citizenship at birth. Starting in 2021, if such a person applies to study in a bachelor’s degree program atFUIST as an international student, in addition to meeting the University’s all other application requirements, he or she is required to have held a valid foreign passport for at least 4 years and have actually resided in a foreign country for at least 2 years in the past 4 years (as of April 30, 2022) (9 months of residence in a foreign country counts as a full year). The dates of the entry and exit stamps in the passport will be followed in the determination of the actual length of foreign residence). This requirement is also applicable to residents of the Chinese Mainland, Taiwan Hong Kong or Macao who have emigrated to a foreign country and obtained foreign citizenship and are applying to study in a bachelor's degree program atFUIST as international students.

2.Passing the university entranceassessment

3.Financially capable of self-supporting for living and studying in China and international traveling (about 30,000yuan/year)

IV. Application Documents

1.Application Form for International Students Study in FUIST (Please download relevant application forms from the University website:/gjzx/info/1094/1623.htm) :

2.A scanned copy of the first page of the passport (regular passport, valid through October 31, 2023).

3.Birth certificate

4.Parents’ identity documents

5.High school diploma or Certificate of Expected Graduation, bearing the stamp of the school.

(1) High school diplomas should be certified by the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country.

(2) Graduating high school students should submit a Certificate of Expected Graduation, issued by their high schools. They should obtain a high school diploma before their entry to FUIST in September 2022.

(3) No certification is required for degree certificates obtained in the Chinese Mainland (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan).

(4) The originals of the diplomas and certification documents should be made available for verification upon enrolment at FUIST.

6.Academic transcripts for high school studies, bearing the stamp of the School.

(1) Graduating high school students should submit academic transcripts for each year of high school to date.

(2) High school graduates should submit a complete set of academic transcripts for high school.

(3) The results report of your national college matriculation exam or internationally accepted standardized tests, e.g., UEC/A Level/ AP/IB/ SAT/ACT.

7.Certification of English Proficiency.

Applicants who have taken all courses in English during their high school studies are exempt from certificate requirement, but a medium-of-instruction certificate from the high school should be furnished. Native English speakers are exempt from this requirement.

8.Personal statement (minimum 500 words), which should include a self-introduction, a description of one’s educational experience, motivations for studying in China and study plan. Applicants for English-medium programs are expected to deliver it in English.

9.Foreigner Physical Examination Form, completed in Chinese or English, bearing the stamp of the hospital. Physical examination results are valid for 6 months.

10.Financial Support Guarantee?Statement and its supporting documents completed in Chinese or English, certifying that the applicant has sufficient funds to cover his or her tuition, accommodation, living expenses and international travels during his or her study in China. Only applicant himself/herself or his/her family can act as a financial sponsor. The Statement should be accompanied by a copy of the financial sponsor’s valid passport or identification certificate. Applicants for scholarships are not exempt from this requirement.

11.Certificate of No Criminal Record. The applicants shall submit a valid Certificate of No Criminal Record issued by the local police, usually within 6 months before the date of submission of the application.

12.Recent 2-inch electronic photo of the applicant

V. Application Procedures

1.Application process

(1)Submit an application

Please compress all of the above documents into a package and send it to this email address:fuist-study@fzfu.edu.cn

(2) Qualification verification

If you haven’t received any reply in two weeks after your submission, do not hesitate to contact us atfuist-study@fzfu.edu.cn

(3) Pre-admission and registration fee payment

After qualification verification, we will send Letter of Pre-admission to New International Students,and theregistration fee (No refund) should be paid in time upon receipt of Letter of Admission, then scan the remittance sheet and send it tofuist-study@fzfu.edu.cn (Please indicate your name, contact information and other basic information in the e-mail).

(4) Documents delivering and payment

We will send thescanned copies ofLetter ofAdmissionandVisa Application for Study in China (JW202) to your E-mail. After receiving the scanned copies,you shall remitBed reservation feeto the University’s bank account immediately, then scan the remittance sheet and send it tofuist-study@fzfu.edu.cn (Please indicate your name, contact information and other basic information in the e-mail).

After that we will send youLetter ofAdmission andVisa Application for Study in China (JW202). Please remit tuition to the University’s bank account within the stipulated time, then scan the remittance sheet and send it tofuist-study@fzfu.edu.cn (Please indicate your name, contact information and other basic information in the e-mail) .

(5) Visa application

International students shall apply for visa to study in China at the Chinese embassy or consulate-general in their home country with a valid passport, theLetter of Admission,Visa Application for Study in China (JW202), andForeigner Physical Examination Form (Please E-mail us which consulate you are applying for your visa and tell us the full name of the consulate).

(6) Registration

International students must registerat FUIST at the time specified in theLetter of Admission along with the above-mentioned documentsof visa and ten copies of 2-inch recent ID photos. Please note that if you take physical examination outside China, you shall take it again in Fuzhou at your own expense. To avoid the trouble that may be caused by the expired visa, please do not arrive in China too early. Please report your arrival to the University upon arrival.

2. Visa and insurance

(1) Visa. Students who have been admitted to the University shall take theLetter of Admission and Visa Application for Study in China (JW202) to Chinese embassy to apply for X or F visa. If your program is more than six months, you shall apply for X1 visa and transit it into Residence Permit for Study within 30 days after landing in China with the help of International Students Office. If your program is within half a year, you shall apply for X2 visa.

(2) Insurance. Ministry of Education of P. R. China regulates that all the international students shall purchase medical insurance in China. For those who do not possess the required medical insurance, the University will notprocesshis/her registration.

VI.Study Expenses

Reference for Required Fees


Criteria (RMB)




academic year


Average 3200RMB/student/year for a twin room

Based on the charging standard for international students, excluding the expenses for personal items, water or electricity fee.


About 400-800RMB/

academic year

Based on actualprice of textbooks in each semester.

Health Insurance


Based on actual quotation from insurance companies.

Physical Examination

Average 500RMB/student

1. According to the provisions of the Chinese authorities,all the international students shall take the physical examination;

2. On the basis of the charging standard published by Fujian International Travel Health care Center.


Average 400RMB/certificate

Collectedby localExit-entryAdministrationPublic Security

Cost of Living


Depending on individual preference.

Registration Fee

500 RMB

Collected upon receipt of Pre-admission, no refund

Deposit for bed occupancy

2000 RMB

Collected upon receipt of scanned copy of Letter ofAdmission and Visa Application for Study in China (JW202) ; this can be used to offset the tuition and accommodation fee.

. Scholarship

The university grants Scholarship for Excellent International Students of English-taught programs:


Scholarship details

First Prize

100% exemption from the tuition and accommodation fee for the current academic year

Second Prize

100% exemption from the tuition for the current academic year

Third Prize

Exemption of RMB 10,000 from the tuition and accommodation fee for the current academic year

Fourth Prize

Exemption of RMB 10,000 from the tuition for the current academic year

(1) Selection Criteria

For the first academic year, scholarships are assessed in the order of high school grades (GPA) and international students are required to pass the University entrance examination.

For the following academic year(s), the Comprehensive Assessment Achievements of the last academic year shall be taken as the criteria. Students who pass the examination are ranked based on the results, and those who fail the examination are turned into self-financed students.

(2)Note:Studentswon’t simultaneously get both University Scholarship and International Students Scholarship provided by the Fujian Province government.

. Way ofPayment

1.Payment in cash;

2.Remittance toFUIST’s bank account with the following information:

Account Name

Fuzhou University of

International Studies and Trade

Bank Account Number


Bank Name

China Construction Bank

North City Sub-branch

Remittance Notes

“International Student”+ your full name


Address: No.28 Yuhuan Street, Shouzhan New District, Changle, Fuzhou City, Fujian Province, P.R.China

Contact person: Ms. Jiang


Fax: +0086-591-27561309



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