Shandong University, under the direct jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education, is a key comprehensive university with a long history, a variety of disciplines, strong academic strength, and distinctive characteristics, which has great influence both at home and abroad. Shandong University is a member university of Project 211 and Project 985, two national key construction projects to support the development of high-quality universities.
Shandong University is one of the initiative universities of modern Chinese higher education. Its medical school, established in 1864, signified the beginning of modern Chinese higher education. Its main body, Shandong Imperial College (Shandong Da Xue Tang) established in 1901, was the second national university in China, only after the Imperial University of Peking. Moreover, it was the first university to be established and run in accordance with a chartered constitution.
Since its birth, Shandong University has gone through several stages of significant growth and change: starting as the Shandong Imperial College, it was then reborn as the National Qingdao University, the National Shandong University, Shandong University, and the Shandong University in its present form, which is the result of the merger of Shandong University, Shandong Medical University and Shandong Industrial University. For more than 100 years, Shandong University has been following the mission of “Reserve talents for the world, and seek prosperity for the nation” and the motto of "Noble in spirit, endless in knowledge." For this aim, it has cultivated over 400,000 talented young people of various specialties, and has been making significant contributions for the country and the regional economic and social development.
As one of the first universities finding its name on the list of Project 211 and Project 985, Shandong University has been developing by leaps and bounds in recent years, and each of its undertakings has reached unprecedented levels. The educational quality and competitiveness of the university have been remarkably improved. This improvement in the quality and capability of teaching has greatly increased both its international influence and its ability to serve the country and the local regions. The university has essentially accomplished its transformation from a teaching and research-oriented university to a research-oriented one.
Admission to Shandong University
Shandong University is one of the earliest universities that admitted international students to study towards M.B.B.S degree (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery) in clinical medicine in China. The training program was launched in 2002 at SDU. The aim of this program is to train highly qualified physicians and surgeons through lecturing, laboratory teaching and supervised clinical practice. Two teaching modes, in Chinese and English respectively, are offered. Among the current international students of over 300 at SDU, most select the English teaching mode. During the first three years, students mainly study basic knowledge of humanity, culture and medicine. In the next two years Clinical courses are given by clinicians and enhanced training through affiliated teaching hospitals. The last year is for clinical rotations in different departments. Courses of study are delivered and examined fully in English. We have a good reputation among international students for the high-quality teaching program. MBBS graduates will not only achieve the requirement of a bachelor of medical knowledge, gain clinical skills and good occupational qualities but also gain the medical knowledge requirements from their countries of origin as well as the international society. The current international studentspopulation of 340 at SDU come from 32 countries and regions in Asia, Europe, America, Africa and Australia, etc.
How long does the program last ?
The study duration is six years. Students must complete the course and get the degree within 8 years.
Who is eligible to apply ?
Applicants should have high school diploma. Since English is the teaching medium, applicants not from English-speaking countries shall offer your TOEFL score or relevant certificate.
Shandong University comprises 8 campuses (Jinan Central Campus, Hongjialou Campus, Baotuquan Campus, Qianfoshan Campus, Software Park Campus, Xinglongshan Campus, Qingdao Campus and Weihai Campus) in three different cities (Jinan, Qingdao and Weihai), covering an area of over 533 hectares (including 200 hectares of the Qingdao campus).
The university currently has 4 affiliated hospitals, 3 non-subordinate affiliated hospitals and 11 teaching hospitals. It also enjoys a teaching and administrative staff of 7,782 (not including affiliated hospitals). Its full-time student population totals up to 60,000, of which 41,103 are full-time undergraduates, 16,607 are postgraduates and over 3000 are international students.