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Wuhan University

3.7 out of 5 (27 ratings / 25 reviews) Wuhan, China
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.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Business & Management (1)
Humanities (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)



The history of Wuhan University can be traced back to Ziqiang Institute, which was founded in 1893 by Zhang Zhidong, the then governor of Hubei Province and Hunan Province in the late Qing Dynasty. The institute changed its name several times before it was finally named Wuhan National University in 1928. It is one of the earliest comprehensive national universities in modern China. 


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


WHU has 4 state key laboratories, 2 national engineering research centers, 2 national field research stations, 12 key laboratories at the level of MOE (the Ministry of Education), 5 engineering research centers at the level of MOE, 37 key research bases of natural sciences at provincial and ministry level and an array of WHU scientific research centers. In recent years, WHU has made vigorous efforts to promote the exceptional distribution and development of key research bases, investing in total 300 million RMB in the construction of the bases. 


One of the most visited Websites in China, has released a ranking of the Top 100 enterprises’ favorite universities for recruitment. Wuhan University, as the choice of 64 enterprises, ranked first among all the top universities in China.

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
225 21
246 11
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
301 50
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
1134 -887
247 38
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Housing services

According to Regulation of Foreigners' Entry and Exit in P. R. China, students should register accommodation and fill in Registration for Provisional Accommodation after their entry. Those who accommodate in hotels or foreign students buildings on campus should register it to hotels or College of Foreign Students Education. Those who accommodate in other places (including home of local residents, inside the enterprises) should declare it to the local police station. 

Medical services

One year free insurance is provided for new degree program students who register and pay first year's school fees on time. 

There are hospitals in: 

  • Campus of Humanities and Sciences
  • Campus of Engineering
  • Campus of Information Sciences
  • Campus of Medicine

Student Life

Sports facilities

Wuhan University Volleyball League TournamentWuhan University B asketball League TournamentWuhan University Football League TournamentWuhan University Badminton League TournamentWuhan University Ping-pong League TournamentWuhan University Track and Field Sports MeetingWuhan University "Around the Country" Sunshine Sports Winter Marathon

Student clubs

There are four Student Associations:

  • Sports Associations
  • Art Associations
  • Academic Associations
  • Practical Associations


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.

Student Reviews

Feeling of Wuhan University
Jiongyan Zhang rated 4 out of 5 stars

Wuhan University could not be regarded as the best university of China but could be regarded as TOP TEN. This University is good at Liberal Arts and Science but also has a perfect education in some specific engineering fields, such as Remote Sensing Science and Technology. I have been in this field for several years and choose GIS as my profession, I feel that though the...

My Future
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I studied my BSc in BIS at Kandy ICBT campus which awarded by Cardiff Metropolitan University UK. All the lecture guide me to achieve my degree with a first class. they produce all sort of facilities such as, infrastructures, labs, research symposium, extra curricular activities etc... and the annual research symposium is the best experience I had where my research paper...

Awesome Experience at Wuhan University
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Wuhan University is one of the prestigious universities in China and all over the world, currently ranked 246. Overall, my experience at this university was great. I worked together with highly professional staff and professors. I indulged in various activities and events inside the campus which allowed me to explore the unknown side of myself and gained a lot of knowledge...

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