Huaqiao University

Huaqiao University (HQU) is a comprehensive university, directly under the United Front Work Department (UFWD) of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and jointly constructed by the UFWD of CPC Central Committee, the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People’s Republic of China and the Fujian Provincial People's Government. 

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HQU was established in Quanzhou, Fujian Province, with the approval of former Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai in 1960. The first president was Liao Chengzhi, one of the state leaders. The university was once closed in 1970 and rehabilitated in 1978. In 1983, HQU was listed as one of China's Prioritized Fostered Universities by Chinese Central Government. 


HQU has 25,700 full-time undergraduates and 4,338 graduates, among which 6,140 are students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan and over 80 countries and regions. HQU is one of the universities that recruit the largest number of overseas students in China. It currently houses 26 colleges with 90 departments and centers, among which 11 are national first-class undergraduate programs, 9 are provincial first-class undergraduate programs and 16 have achieved international and domestic profession certifications. 


HQU attaches great importance to academic research and reinforces its capabilities of scientific and technological innovation and cultural innovation. It is one of the universities in Fujian province that enjoy the most projects supported by National Natural Science Foundation and National Social Science Foundation every year. The university has also won the National Science and Technology Progress Award and published academic papers in Nature, China Social Science and other journals. 

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Library services

With some 7,191 reading seats, Huaqiao University Library consists of the main branch library and Dazhong branch on Quanzhou campus, Zheng Nianjin Library on Xiamen campus and 9 other branch libraries in different schools and colleges.

Student Life

Campus life

HQU has two campuses in Quanzhou and Xiamen respectively, covering an area of 2,147,800 square meters, among which are 1,073,000 square meters of built-area. Books and materials in the university amount to more than 4,965,000 copies.

Student Reviews

Studying in Huaqiao University as an international student
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

It is cheap and has many scholarships available for international students, the education is good as well

A good program for future philosophers
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

All the staff and professors are great, supportive. I learned so much from them and got comprehensive academic training.

Quanzhou, Fujian, China

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