Overseas Education College of Xiamen University

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Academic Schedule:


  • Autumn semester: September to January, 17-19 weeks
  • Winter vacation: January to February, 4 weeks
  • Spring semester: February to June, 17-19 weeks
  • Third semester: June to July, 5 weeks for current students only.
  • Summer vacation: July to September, 8 weeks
  • Summer school: May to June, 8 weeks; July, 4 weeks

The 2017 Autumn semester of regular Chinese program will start on Sep. 18, 2017 and end on Jun. 16, 2017. Please apply before the application deadline, Jul.15, 2017. If you want to apply after the deadline, please contact us for more advice.

Registration dates: Sep. 17, 2017

Please do not enter China too early so as to prevent your student visa from expiring before the semester begins.

Placement test: Sep. 18,2017

Possible class hours:
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
13:00 a.m. - 14:30 p.m.
14:40 p.m. - 16:10 p.m.

Monday to Friday

18 - 24 hours per week, about 4 hours per day

Sample class schedules: Sample Class Schedules

Registration Fee: 400RMB

Tuition Fee: 13000RMB/semester, 26000RMB/year

Other costs:

  • Accommodation: Please click for more information
  • Meals: about 600-900RMB for meals per month, using XMU e-card in dining halls.
  • Health check in Xiamen Quarantine Bureau: about 500RMB
  • Residence Permit in Xiamen (Visa): 400RMB (<1 year)
  • Textbook fee: based on the courses you take, about 300RMB per semester.
  • Insurance premium: about 600 RMB
  • There might be some other expenses, but it won't be much.

Totally about 40,000RMB per year, a quite reasonable amount compared to other univerisities in China due to the low costs in dormitory rents and meals on Xiang'an campus.

Application requirements:
High school graduates or above, healthy, over 18 years old

Application procedures: Please click Application procedures

Check-in procedures: Please click Check-in procedures


  1. Long term Chinese language students can apply to join undergraduate or junior college Chinese program. If it is approved, the credits they achieved can be transferred to the undergraduate or junior college program after certain procedures.
  2. Tuition fee can not be refunded if you paid for one semester or less and decide to give up your study in OEC. If you paid for more than one semester and report to OEC about your decision to quit your study before the next academic term starts, the exceeding part can be returned to you according to relevant regulations of XMU.

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