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Zhengzhou University (ZZU) is one of the National Project 211 Universities, the Midwest Universities Comprehensive Strength Promotion Project and the Co-construction Project jointly-sponsored by the Ministry of Education and the People’s Government of Henan Province. In September 2017, Zhengzhou University entered the ranks of the National World - Class Universities. With full facility of four campuses, Zhengzhou University has at present 55,000 full-time undergraduates, 15,000 postgraduates and 1,900 international students from 110 countries and regions. The medical education of ZZU started from 1928 and the clinical medicine is one the National World – Class disciplines. With its 10 affiliated hospitals, ZZU has 36 national key clinical specialties, 149 provincial clinical specialties, 30,000 patient beds and the outpatient number reaches 1.78 million. Zhengzhou University has 2 national drug clinical research bases and therefore was listed as the national doctor training university. In 2017 Study in China — The First Clinical Thinking and Skills Competition for International Medical Students in China, ZZU won the First Prize Title in General, and “the Excellent Team Award”, “the Best Team Cooperation Award", "the Excellent Award for Internal Medicine" and "the Excellent Award for Pediatric Skills".

1. Introduction to the program

Zhengzhou University Pre-Medicine (in English) Program offers bridge courses connecting students from high school to the university. The program enables international students to consolidate their foundation in natural science and medical propaedeutic which will also facilitate the improvement of academic and professional English, as well as day-to-day Chinese language skills. It also lays a strong foundation for international students enabling them a smooth transition from high school to the MBBS, BDS or Pharmacyprogram.


2.Target Students 

a)    Students whose scores do not meet the entry requirements of the medical colleges;

b)    Students who plan to study preparatory courses in medicine.

3. Main Courses

The program consists of four modules: basic learning module, English learning module, medical contact module and daily Chinese module respectively.

a)Daily Chinese Modulewill enhance the international students’ knowledge in listening and speaking Chinese language which will help them to master basic communicative skills and provide convenience to live in China.

b)English Learning Moduleallows the international students to be well versed in academic and medical English. Academic English entails training students to use language appropriately for study, particularly in developing students’ academic writing and reading skills in terms of grammatical accuracy, cohesion, coherence and etc. Medical English focuses instruction on language skills required to perform in an English-speaking academic context across core subject areas generally encountered in a university setting, such as medical prefixes, suffixes, combining forms and etc.

c)Basic Learning Moduleallows the international students to evaluate their knowledge and reinforced understanding of core science subjects like mathematics, physics, chemistry and basic medicine.

d)Medical Preparatory Moduleincludes a variety of workshops, group discussions and training which would enrich the aspiring student to possess up knowledge of studying in medical. Students will also get a chance to visit the medical laboratories and the university hospitals which would enable them to analyze the challenges they face during their study.

4. Study  Campus

The main campus of Zhengzhou University

100 Science Avenue, High-tech Development Zone, Zhengzhou, 450001, Henan, China

5. Study Schedule

Mid-March to late September 2018 (please refer to the Academic Calendar of Zhengzhou University for details)

1) Module learning: late March to mid-July 2018

2) Module review: mid-July to mid-September 2018

3) Final exam: mid-September 2018

4) Program completion: late September 2018

6. Teaching Hours

16-20 teaching hours per week

7. Registration Date

Mid-March 2018 (for specific date, please refer to the Admission Notice)

8. Course Assessment

Final examinations will be held during mid-September 2018. The assessment panel will make a detailed evaluation on the test scores and declare the results based on which the student will get an entry to the MBBS, BDS or Pharmacy program at Zhengzhou University.

9. Certificate Award

a). Certificate awarded upon successful completion of the Pre-program and passing all exams;

b). Study certificate issued upon completion of the PBPME but not passing all exams;

c). No certificated issued if failing to take exams.

10. Application Period

November 2017 ~ February 2018

11. Eligibility

a).  Non-Chinese citizen

b)  No less than 18 years old

c). Minimum of high school graduate (or equivalent)

d). High school result of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology should not less than 10-15% of the scores required by the entry requirements of the medical undergraduate programs in Zhengzhou University. Please contact the international admission office of Zhengzhou University for further information.

e). English proficiency minimum at IELTS 5.5(or equivalent)

f).  Financial guarantee to support education in China

g). Be in good physical and mental health

h). No criminal record

12. Application Documents

a). Ordinary Passport (pages with photo and address)

b). High School Diploma (or the equivalent proof)

c). High School Transcripts (or the equivalent academic transcripts)

d). Personal Statement (no less than 200 words)

e). Valid Report of English Language Proficiency Tests

f). Physical Examination Report

g). Certificate of Non-criminal Record

h). Letter of Guardian’s Authorization (for applicants aged under 18)

i). Other Documents

13. Fee Structure

CNY 10,000

14. Scholarship

a). Scholarship will be granted to the applicants to the Pre-program if meet the standard;

b). Scholarship- will be granted to the students if the final scores meet the standard.

15. Number of Seats


16. Application

An aspiring student can apply directly or through an authorized agency of the university.

17. Contact Information

International Admission Office of Zhengzhou University

(Admission Office, School of International Education, ZZU)