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Frequently Asked Questions



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Table of Contents:

A: Before Arriving in China

1. Admission

Q: What is HSK?

Q: How to apply to study at SUFE?

Q: Do you have different campuses? In which campus will I be studying?

Q: How does the Online Application work?

Q: Since I have submitted my application online, why do I still have to print out the application form and post to you?

Q: How many students will be in one class for the Chinese Language Program?

Q: What is the Foundation Program?

Q: How about the accommodation at SUFE, fees, equipment, conditions, etc? When should I pay the accommodation fee?

2. Visa Application

Q: What kind of visa should I apply to enter China? How to apply?

Q: Do I need a health examination when I apply for a visa to China?


B. After Arriving in China

1. Transportation

Q: Do you offer pick-up service?

2. Registration

Q: When should I register at SUFE? What kind of documents should I bring with?

3. Health Examination and Verification

Q: Do I need to do the health examination or verification after registration at SUFE?

Q: If I need to do the health examination or verification, where should I do it? How?

4. Residence Permit

Q: Do I need to apply for a residence permit in China? How?

Q: Where can I apply for a residence permit? What kind of materials should I bring?

Q: What can I do if I lost Form JW202?

5. Insurance

Q: Do I have to buy insurance in China?

6. Life in Shanghai

Q: How much do we spend for living in Shanghai?




A: Before Arriving in China

1. Admission

Q: What is HSK?

A: China's Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, known as HSK or the Chinese proficiency test is a standardized test at the state level designed and developed by Hanban. The HSK takes non-native speakers as its object, and is directed at examining students’ capability of applying Chinese language in their studies, personal life and work. The new type of examination consists of two independent parts, a written test and an oral test. The written test is comprised of HSK-Level 1, HSK-Level 2, HSK- Level 3, HSK- Level 4, HSK- Level 5 and HSK- Level 6. During the oral test (so called HSKK), sound-recording devices are used.


For more information about new HSK please visit:http://www.chinesetest.cn/


Q: How to apply to study at SUFE?

A: Please follow the application procedure in the listed admission brochure:

Non-degree Program:

ChineseLanguage Program

BusinessChinese Program

Short-termChinese Program

Generaland Senior Advanced Program


Degree Program:

FoundationProgram

UndergraduateProgram

Master’sProgram

DoctoralProgram

Scholarships


Q: Do you have different campuses?In which campus will I be studying?

A: We have two campuses:

ZhongshanBeiyi Road Campus (Google Map)

GuodingRoad Campus (Google Map)

Chinese language students, undergraduate students (including undergraduate program and foundation program) in the first year will be studying at Zhongshan Beiyi Road campus, which is only 2 minutes’ walk to Chifeng Road Station (赤峰路) of Metro Line 3, and a very short walk to Hongkou Football Stadium (虹口足球场).


Exchange students who are going to study English-given subjects, undergraduate students in sophomore year, master students and PhD students will be studying at Guoding Road campus, which is very close to Wujiaochang (五角场) – a very big commercial district in Shanghai’s north-east.


Q: How does the Online Application work?

A: It’s now possible to apply online for a number of our programs. Please visit our online application system at: http://ao.sufe.edu.cn

After registration, you can login to our online application system to submit your application. You don’t need to complete the online application process in one session. You can exit and come back to it at any time, as long as you remember to save your data.


Online application is a four-stage process:

1) Complete the online form and submit it to us. If your application is submitted successfully, an application number will b e assigned to you automatically.

2) Print out the application form with your signature and mail it with supporting documents to us.

3) Pay the application fee (three ways to pay: a. Cash, b. Post Office, c. Bank Transfer). Please don't forget to include your name or your application number when making a payment by the Post Office or through bank transfer.

4) After verifying your documentation, if your application is approved, we will assign you a student ID at SHUFE. The admi ssion package will be sent to you thereafter.

* If you are an exchange student, you should follow your international coordinator’s instruction to complete the online ap plication process.


Q: Since I have submitted my application online, why do I still have to print out the application form and post to you?

A: The online application system helps us to make the necessary process simple, fast and accurate. The application form with your signature will be saved as an original file in the School Archive. Therefore you should print out the filled application form signed with your signature, and mail it to us. You may also hand in your application materials directly to our admission office when you register.


Q: How many students will be in one class for the Chinese Language Program and Business Chinese Program?

A: Generally there will be 10-15 students in one class.


Q: What is the Foundation Program?

A: Those who have new HSK level 4 and want to be registered as undergraduate students at SUFE need to start the foundation program first. After one year of training, both the students' proficiency and major knowledge of Chinese could reach the level of the sophomores at SUFE. Students can enter the second year of our undergraduate program with all credits if they graduate from the foundation program successfully. Please see the admission brochure for the foundation program for more details.


Q: How about the accommodation on campus, fees, equipment, conditions, etc? When should I pay the accommodation fee?

A: If you want to live in International Student Dormitory, you need to be enrolled first and then you can book a room online (http://stu.sufe.edu.cn) before school starts. You will be required to pay the accommodation fee when you check-in in the dormitory. In fall semesters, the online booking time is from the middle of July to the end of July. In spring semesters, it starts from the middle of January to the end of January. For more details about exact booking date and other information, please see the “Guide for Registration at SUFE” in the admission package, which you will receive after you get enrolled.


Dormitory Facilities

Building

Room Facilities

Public Facilities

No.1 & No.8

International Student

Dormitory,

Zhongshan BeiYi Road

Campus

TV Set, air conditioner, telephone, bathroom, shower, fridge, safe

Washing machine, common room, electromagnetic oven, microwave oven

No.7

International Student Dormitory,

Guoding Road Campus

Air conditioner, telephone,

bathroom, shower, fridge, safe

Washing machine, common room, dryer, electromagnetic oven, microwave oven



Accommodation Fee

(人民币/人/天 RMB/people/day)

Building

Type of room

For short-stay students

(less than 90 days)

For long-stay students

(more than 90 days)

No.1 International Students Dormitory, Zhongshan Beiyi Road Campus

Single Room

90

60

Double Room

60

42(South)

40(North)

Double-room suite

(with separated rooms)

90

60

No.8 International Students Dormitory, Zhongshan Beiyi Road Campus

Double Room

60

42(South)

40(North)

Triple Room

40

30

No.7 International Student

Dormitory, Guoding Road

Campus

Double-Room Suite

(with separated rooms)

50

* A deposit of 800 is to be paid when checking in and will be refunded when checking out.

* A deposit of 100 of electricity bill is to be paid when checking in. Afterwards recharge and use the electricity.

* Laundry fee is 3 every time. The deposit of laundry card is 15.

* If you feel that our dormitory’s condition doesn’t fulfill your expectation, you may also choose to live off campus. We recommend Tohee International Mansion (http://www.toheepark.com), which is very close to our Guoding Road Campus. If you are interested in staying at Tohee, you may contact them directly via Email of phone.


2. Visa Application

Q: What kind of visa should I apply to enter China? How to apply?

A: Generally there are two kinds of study visa for which you can apply to enter China:

*X1 Visa (recommended for degree students and language students whose expecting study period is more than half a year ):

If you plan to study in China for more than 6 months, you can apply to embassies or consulates of People’s Republic of China for an X1 visa (long-term study visa) with an Admission Notice, form JW202 or form JW201 (offered by SUFE) and report of health examination for foreigners. After your arrival in China, you should apply for a residence permit (multi-entry visa) within 30 days.

*X2 Visa (recommended for language students and exchange students):

If you plan to study in China for less than 6 months, you can apply to embassies or consulates of People’s Republic of China for an X2 visa (short-term study visa) for longest 180-day validity, with an Admission Notice offered by SUFE. Generally there is only one entry allowed on the visa, but one more entry is available for application in China.


Important note:

*After the visa application, please keep the original Admission Notice and form JW202 or form JW201 well! They are very important documents which you might need to submit to the Shanghai Exit-Entry Administration Bureau when you deal with your visa issues in China. If you lost your JW202 form, you can apply to us for a new one, but you will be required to pay extra fee for it (including application fee and post fee). Plus, it will take 2-3 weeks to get the form ready.

* As the policy for visa application may vary in different countries, we strongly suggest you consult the local Chinese embassy or consulate for details of visa application issue.


Q: Do I need a health examination when I apply for a visa to China?

A: When you apply to embassies or consulates of the People’s Republic of China for a visa, you might be asked to provide a health examination report. For more details please consult the local Chinese embassies or consulates. If you are in China, you can go to the Shanghai Exit-Entry Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, International Travel Healthcare Center for health examination.


Q: Do I need a health examination when I apply for a visa to China?

A: When you apply to embassies or consulates of the People’s Republic of China for a visa, you might will be asked to provide a health examination report. For more details please consult the local Chinese embassies or consulates. If you are in China, you can go to the Shanghai Exit-Entry Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, International Travel Healthcare Center for health examination.




B. After Arriving in China

1. Transportation

Q: Do you offer pick-up service?

A: Currently we offer a free pick-up service for groups (more than 5 person arriving at the same time). If you arrive at Pudong International Airport or Hongqiao International Airport, we suggest you take a taxi to SUFE (around 180 or 90 RMB respectively).

If you would like to request a paid pick-up service, please see Pick-up Service for freshmen.

Our address:

ZhongshanBeiyi Road Campus (Google Map)

GuodingRoad Campus (Google Map)


2. Registration

Q: When should I register at SUFE? What kind of documents should I bring with?

A: If you are enrolled by SUFE, you should bring your passport, the Admission Notice (offer letter), tuitions, and JW202 or JW201 form. You will register at SUFE, on the specific date indicated on the Admission Notice.


3. Health Examination and Verification

Q: Do I need to do the health examination or verification after registration at SUFE?

A: Those who need to take the physical examination or verification:

(1) International students holding an X1 visa.

(2) International students holding an X2 visa, AND will be studying for over six months in China.

(3) International students applying for a residence permit for the first time.

(4) International students in China applying for extension of their residence permit and whose last residence permit has expired 3 months ago.


Q: If I need to do the health examination or verification, where should I do it? How?

A: The Shanghai Exit-Entry Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, International Travel Healthcare Center will come to SUFE to give students the health examination and validation, which will be arranged by ICES of SUFE during the registration period each semester. The schedule will be posted by ICES. Please pay attention.


If the student miss the scheduled time for the health examination and admission, he/she needs to go to Shanghai Exit-Entry Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, International Travel Healthcare Center for the health examination. Please call to make an appointment in advance.

Address:

15, Jinbang Road, Changning District, Shanghai, P. R. China.

Service time: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Monday to Friday

Tel: (0086)-(21)- 62688851

Fax:(0086)-(21)- 62683088

Web:www.sithc.com


Materials required for the health examination

1. Original copy of your Admission Notice

2. Your original valid passport, along with a photocopy of the passport

3. 4 passport-sized ID photos; the photos must be passport-style (full-faced without hat)

4. 470 RMB examination fee (cash)


Materials required for the verification

1. Original copy of your Admission Notice

2. Your original valid passport and Chinese visa, along with a photocopy of the passport

3. 4 passport-sized ID photos; the photos must be passport-style (full-faced without hat)

4. The complete and original report of health examination issued within 6 months, if the applicant has had one in his/her home country

5. 70 RMB verification fee (cash); extra charges will occur according to the charge standard of SITHC if other examinations are required


4. Residence Permit

Q: Do I need to apply for a residence permit in China? How?

A: If you are holding an X1 visa, you will be required to apply for a residence permit within 30 days after your arrival in China. You don’t need to apply for residence permit if you are holding an X2 visa, AND the validity of your visa is longer than your expecting study period. If you are not very clear about this, we suggest you show your passport to our staff in the office of ICES and ask for their advices.


Q: Where can I apply for a residence permit? What kind of materials should I bring?

A: The officers in Exit-Entry Administration of Shanghai Public Security Bureau will come to SUFE at the beginning of every semester to provide visa application service, which will be arranged by ICES of SUFE during the registration period of each semester. The schedule will be noticed by ICES. Please pay attention if you are going to apply for a residence permit in the university.


If you miss the scheduled time for visa application, you have to go to Exit-Entry Administration of Shanghai Public Security Bureau for visa application on your own.

Address: 1500 Minsheng Road, New Pudong District, Shanghai, China.

Service time: 9:00-11:30, 13:30-16:30, Monday to Saturday

Tel: 0086-21-68547109


Materials required for first application for residence permit:

a. The original valid passport and Chinese visa

b. Original copy of letter of acceptance

c. Original copy of form JW202 or form JW201

d. The original Health certificate issued by Shanghai Exit-Entry Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, International Travel Healthcare Center

e. The original Letter of Introduction provided by International Cultural Exchange School of SUFE

f. One ID photo as the size of passport photo (full-faced)

g. One photocopy of Registration Form of Temporary Residence


Q: What can I do if I lost Form JW202?

A: Form JW202 and Admission Notice are very important documents which will be required when you deal with your visa issue (like applying for a residence permit or extra entry on your visa). If the form JW202 is lost, you have to pay for 250 RMB extra fee and wait at least two weeks to get a new one. You must seriously keep the form JW202 and Admission Notice well.


5. Insurance

Q: Do I have to buy insurance in China?

A: In order to assure the safety of international students during their study at SUFE, and according to the regulations issued by the Chinese Ministry of Education, all degree-seeking students will be required to attend the Comprehensive medical insurance and benefit plan for international students in China (Accident Injury Medical Treatment and Hospitalization Medical Treatment in China), which costs 800 RMB for one year or 400 RMB for half a year.


6. Life in Shanghai

Q: How much do we spend for living in Shanghai?

A: The price level in Shanghai is a bit higher than other cities in China. It normally costs around 3200-4000 RMB each month, including the accommodation fee.





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