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Huaqiao University

Huaqiao University (HQU) was established by the Chinese central government in 1960 in Quanzhou, a coastal city in Fujian Province in the Southeast of China, for the education of overseas Chinese. In 2004, a landmark decision was made to build a second campus in Xiamen city, one of China’s four earliest special economic zones, and that campus was inaugurated in 2006.

PhD Programmes


For more than half a century, HQU has developed into a comprehensive institution of higher education capable of program offerings in 12 disciplines--philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, science, engineering, agriculture, medical science, management, and arts. HQU has a comparative strength in Chinese language and culture education, science and engineering programs, such as Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Material Science and Pharmacy. Overall, the 29 colleges and 90 research institutes have been supporting numerous projects funded by both government and industries, one of which led to the award of the National Science and Technology Development by the central government.

The Quanzhou campus hosts most of the humanities, social sciences, and management programs, while most of the engineering programs are situated in the Xiamen campus.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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The campus-community-centered facilities like cafeterias and eateries, banks and ATM terminals, post office, telecom companies, hospitals and clinics, grocery stores, book shops on Quanzhou and Xiamen campuses are all within easy reach. In addition, HQU provides fully furnished campus accommodations for international students with choices of one-bed, two-bed and four-bed rooms to meet different needs.

Student Life

Rich and varied activities hosted by over 100 student organizations bring colorful and vigorous elements to the university’s two campuses. The extracurricular activities have become an important vehicle whereby students’ abilities in self-governance and social communications are exercised and cultural atmosphere is thus enhanced.

The student organizations cover a wide range of pursuits and interests, ranging from culture and arts, research groups in economics, public welfare, hands-on experience and theory application in science and technology, to social service, athletics and fitness, to name only a few.