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Xiamen University

4.5 out of 5 (14 ratings / 11 reviews) Xiamen, China
Xiamen University (XMU) is the first university founded by an overseas Chinese in the history of modern Chinese education. XMU has long been listed among China’s leading universities on the national "211 Project", "985 Project" and "Double First-class" initiative, which have been launched by the Chinese government to support selected universities in achieving world-class standing.

Master's Programmes

Humanities (1)
Social Sciences (1)



  • 1921: founded by Mr. Tan Kah Kee
  • 1937: received its charter as a public university
  • 1952: designated a comprehensive university for natural and social sciences
  • 1963: designated a national key university
  • 1986: initial trials of XMU Graduate School
  • 1995: listed under the State “211 project”
  • 2000: listed under the State “985 Project”
  • 2017: listed under the state "Double First-class" Initiative


With a graduate school, 6 academic divisions consisting of 28 schools and colleges, and 14 research institutes, XMU boasts a total enrollment of nearly 40,000 full-time students (including 1,500 international students), i.e. 20,000 undergraduates, 16,400 graduate students toward a master’s degree, 3,600 doctoral candidates.


XMU currently has a faculty of over 2,600 full-time teachers and researchers, of whom 22 are the members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences or of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (including 9 who are employed simultaneously by other institutions), and 44 professors are Distinguished or Chair Professors on the Changjiang Scholars' Program.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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Library services

President Zhu Chongshi, on behalf of the university council and administration, expressed highest respect to the designers and workers for the new library. He expressed heartfelt thanks to the leaders and people from all walks of life who show interest and support in the construction of Xiang’an Campus.

Student Life

Campus life

Nestled snugly between green hills and the blue sea, XMU is renowned as China’s "most beautiful university" for its excellent education facilities and beautiful environment.


Lately, the School of Management of Xiamen University (SMXMU) has officially received a letter from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), notifying that, after voting by all the members of the Accreditation Board of EQUIS (EFMD Quality Improvement System), EFMD made the final decision to award SMXMU five-year EQUIS accreditation. EQUIS accreditation is konwn to fall into three categories: failure to be accredited, three-year accreditation and five-year accreditation. Currently, among the over 160 worldwide business schools which have been accredited by EQUIS, merely about 50 have ever been granted the honor for a five-year period.

Student Reviews

The first overseas campus established by a renowned Chinese university in Malaysia
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

A great university, assignments are too much, the chance to assimilate with other international students is rare, except Chinese students from China.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Really nice and beautiful university

A Path Way
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The University environment is effective for study. The courses are taught in a pragmatic and efficient way. Students participation is highly supported so that it would increase their confidence level.