Henan University of Chinese Medicine (HUCM) is located in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan, founded in 1958. As one of the earliest universities of Chinese medicine in the country, the university was listed in Midwestern Higher Education Revitalization Plan. Co-sponsored by the National Administration of TCM and provincial government, HUCM was authorized by the Ministry of Education to enroll overseas students of Chinese Government Scholarship and to confer Doctoral degree.
HUCM has four campuses with an area of 262.75 acres. For the past 6 decades, HUCM has developed into a multidisciplinary coordinated university with over 20,000 students, providing undergraduate and graduate programs, international education and continuing education programs in medicine, engineering, science, management and arts. Consisting of 16 schools (departments or centers), the university provides 32 Bachelor’s programs including Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina, Clinical of Chinese and Western Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Nursing, Rehabilitation and Chinese Materia Medica. There are twenty-four key disciplines approved by National Administration of TCM and one advanced characteristic discipline of Henan province.
There are 3 directly affiliated hospitals integrating teaching, researching and medical treatment, 9 indirectly affiliated hospitals and 55 teaching practice hospitals. The university has established cooperative relationships with 143 hospitals and medical institutions. Due to the emphasis of teaching and research, the university has owned 35 provincial-level scientific and research platforms. The university library has a collection of 1.62 million books and the collection of ancient books and documents of Chinese medicine ranks the top among universities of Chinese medicine across the country. HUCM has developed international cooperation and exchanges for over 40 years and it has carried out extensive cooperative relationship with universities, scientific research medical institutions and enterprises from more than 50 universities worldwide in personnel training, scientific research and medical services. Meanwhile, HUCM also actively explores the foreign advantages of education resources, efficiently integrates all of the resources inside and outside the university, rationally deploys and vigorously promotes the international development, forms a significant characteristic and advantage. The source channels, numbers and levels of the international students have been increasing year after year.
Henan University of Chinese Medicine began its international education program in 1993 as one of the first universities accredited by the Ministry of Education to recruit foreign students. It is an institution qualified to enroll the international students of the Chinese Government Scholarship and Henan Government Scholarship. HUCM also provides Zhongjing international scholarship set up by the universtiy. At present, the School of International Education provides international students with undergraduate and graduate programs, short-term programs and Chinese language courses. It features a comprehensive study of Chinese medicine, acupuncture, regimen, martial arts, Zen meditation, etc. The students mainly come from over 40 countries such as Korea, Canada, Australia, the United States, New Zealand, Malaysia, Hungary, Austria, Costa Rica, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, Uzbekistan, Japan, Germany, Chile, Uruguay, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, etc. The School of International Education takes in charge of the enrollment and cultivation of the international students and it has repeatedly won the title of "Advanced Group for Overseas Student Education and Administration in China". In 2013, it was the only university of Chinese medicine to participate in the national final of "China Exploration – Sunshine Sports and Culture Journey for International Students" hosted by the Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.
Henan province is located in the hinterland of central China. The province is often called the Central Plains because it is located in the middle of nine regions of China classified in ancient times and has many plains within its territory. At every stage of the development, Henan has always been the core region of the ancient Chinese civilization. Its cultural history is a microcosm of Chinese civilization.
Henan is the birthplace of Chinese civilization with the most prosperous prehistoric culture in China. The first state was established in Yuzhou. The earliest mature writing was in Anyang. Laozi and Zhuangzi, the two representative figures of Daoism, were born in Luyi and Minquan. The Chinese Buddhist culture, with a profound influence on the East Asia, first spread from Luoyang. The White Horse Temple in Luoyang, built during the reign of Emperor Ming of the Eastern Han dynasty (68 A.D.), was the earliest monastery in China. The temple is often named as "the origin of Buddhism", or "the Cradle of Buddhism". Many myths and legends took place in Henan province. From these myths come a lot of Chinese idioms such as Pangu Creating the Heaven and the Earth, Jingwei Trying to Fill up the Sea, Houyi Shooting the Sun, NÜwa Creating Human Beings, Chang E Rushing the Moon, Fuxi Inventing the Eight Trigrams, Shennong Tasting Hundreds of Herbs, Cangjie Making Chinese Characters, and The Foolish Old Man Moving the Mountains.
Henan is also a home to a large number of heritage sites. The precious cultural relics include Zhengzhou City Ruins of the Shang dynasty, Anyang Yin Ruins, Luoyang City Ruins of Han and Wei dynasties; Luoyang City Ruins of Sui and Tang dynasties, Longmen Grottoes, the Grand Canal Ruins, Hometown of Wang Hai, the Ancestor of Chinese Businessmen in Shangqiu, Dongjing City Ruins of the Northern Song dynasty and Shaolin Temple. All of them are historical witnesses to the development of ancient culture in Henan province.
Since the day of its birth, TCM has been integrated into the excellent Chinese culture, and has become an inseparable part of it. It has been continuously enriched and perfected along with the development of Chinese civilization. In the process of its development and evolution, it always blends with the profound Chinese culture, and eventually becomes the treasure of China.
Henan is the major root of Chinese medicine, the cradle of Chinese nation and Chinese culture, the birthplace of Zhang Zhongjing. Great works of TCM such as the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, the Treatise on Febrile and Miscellaneous Diseases, and the Shennong Herbal Encyclopedia were completed in Henan. Henan abounds in over 2780 kinds of Chinese herbs and takes the third place in terms of variety and quantity. Henan is also the place where Chen’s Taichi originated. Henan traditional Chinese medicine and its development are important part of Chinese traditional culture.
3.1 Supporting Categories
The program supports the Chinese language program, scholars (general scholar and senior scholar), undergraduates, and graduates.
3.2 Instruction Language: Chinese
Applicants can refer to the “2022 Specialty Catalogue of International Students Program of HUCM)” (Appendix 1). All majors are taught in Chinese.
To be eligible, an applicant must:
5.1 be a citizen of a country other than the PRC and in good health both mentally and physically, and have no criminal record;
5.2 abide by the laws and regulations of the Chinese government and the rules and regulations of the university;
5.3 have positive attitude towards learning and excellent academic performance;
5.4 have a high school diploma or above under the age of 30 when applying for an undergraduate program;
5.5 have a bachelor’s degree (or above) or have graduated from a junior college for more than 2 years, under the age of 40 when applying for a master’s program;
5.6 have a master’s degree or above under the age of 45 when applying for a doctoral program;
5.7 have a high school diploma or its equivalent under the age of 55 when applying for a Chinese language program;
5.8 have a high school diploma (or higher) under the age of 45 when applying for a general scholar program;
5.9 have a master’s degree or be an associate professor (or above) under the age of 50 when applying for a senior scholar program;
5.10 have passed the HSK (Level 3) when applying for a Chinese-taught undergraduate or scholar program;
5.11 have passed the HSK (Level 4) when applying for a Chinese-taught graduate program;
5.12 meet the admission requirements of HUCM in terms of academic ability and others.
For Chinese medicine majors, the age limit may be appropriately relaxed according to the actual situation.
6.1 Application Form for International Students of Henan University of Chinese Medicine (Filled in online);
6.2 A scanned copy of the passport homepage (photo page) and the visa page (if you have experience in China). An applicant shall submit a clear scanned copy of the information page of his/her passport that will not expire on or before March 1, 2023. Renew the passport if the requirement is not met. An applicant who fails to apply for a passport due to objective reasons may submit valid documentation or documentary evidence that carries information about the full English name, sex, nationality and date of birth of the applicant and other information upon the approval of HUCM;
6.3 Diploma and certificate of highest education (notarized photocopy). An applicant who is a student or employed shall submit the certificate of student status or the proof of employment issued by his/her school or unit. Certificates in languages other than Chinese or English shall be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English; 6.4 Academic transcripts. Applicants for undergraduate programs must provide transcripts of high school graduation. Applicants for master’s programs must provide transcripts of the bachelor’s study stage (if the highest degree of the applicant is a junior college, the applicant shall provide the academic record of the junior college and proof of work experience of more than two years). Applicants for the doctoral program must provide transcripts of the bachelor’s and master’s study stages. The above transcripts must be originals or notarized copies. Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English shall be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English;
6.5 A study or research plan written in Chinese or in English. No less than 400 words/characters for undergraduates and scholars; no less than 800 words/characters for graduates;
6.6 Recommendation letters. An applicant for a graduate program or for academic education as a senior scholar shall submit two recommendation letters in Chinese or in English from professors or associate professors;
6.7 An applicant under the age of 18 shall submit the legal documents of his/her legal guardian(s) in China;
6.8 An applicant to study in China for more than six months shall submit a scanned copy of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form (the original document, printed by Chinese quarantine authorities, shall be filled in in English and kept by the applicant) and blood test report. The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form (Appendix 2). Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital, or a sealed photograph of the applicant are invalid. Medical examination results are valid for only six months;
6.9 An applicant shall submit a valid certificate of Non-Criminal Record (or Police Clearance Certificate) issued by the local public security (such as the police station), usually issued within 6 months prior to the submission date of the application. The certificate in languages other than Chinese or English shall be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English;
6.10 Certificate of language proficiency. When applying for a Chinese-taught program, an applicant shall provide a valid HSK score report that meets the program’s language ability requirements.
NOTE: All documents submitted to the internet system must be clear, authentic and valid. For the submitted documents, applicants are advised to scan them with professional equipment. The applicant shall be responsible for the consequences caused by the unclear or unrecognizable uploaded documents.
An applicant shall log in to the “International Student Service System of HUCM”（https://hactcm.17gz.org/）, register online, fill in the application information, and submit all documents through the system.
February 20th to June 10th, 2022
9.1 HUCM examines the application documents and decides the nominated candidates. Applicants who do not meet the requirements or application materials that do not meet the requirements will not be accepted;
9.2 HUCM will notify the admission results to the applicants by system and email, and send the admission documents to the students.
10.1 Application fee: CNY 600 per person
10.2 Tuition fees:
Tuition (CNY/Academic Year)
10.3 Accommodation fee
10.3.1 Twin room: CNY 480 per person per month
10.3.2 Single room: CNY 960 per person per month
HUCM offers “Chinese Government Scholarship”, “Henan Provincial Scholarship for International Students” and “Henan University of Chinese Medicine Zhongjing International Scholarship”.
For specific application details, please refer to the relevant notice in the “Admissions” column on the website of the School of International Education of Henan University of Chinese Medicine (HUCM): https://sie.hactcm.edu.cn/
Department: Admissions Office, School of International Education, Henan University of Chinese Medicine
Address: 156 East Jinshui Road, Zhengdong New District, Zhengzhou, Henan, China
2022 Specialty Catalogue of International Students Program of HUCM
Computer Science and Technology
Medical Laboratory Technology
Medical Imaging Technology
Chinese Materia Medica
Chinese Medicine Resources and Development
Acupuncture, Moxibusion and Tuina
Clinical of Chinese and Western Medicine
Pediatrics of Chinese Medicine
Orthopedics and Traumatology of Chinese Medicine
Rehabilitation of Chinese Medicine
Chinese Health Preservation
Chinese Medical Formulas
Human Anatomy Histology Embryology
Basics of Integration of Chinese and Western Medicine
Clinics of Integration of Chinese and Western Medicine
Gynecology of Chinese Medicine
Basic Theory of Chinese Medicine
Clinical Foundation of Chinese Medicine
Chinese Internal Medicine
Surgery of Chinese Medicine
Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology and Stomatology of Chinese Medicine
History & Literature of Chinese Medicine
Diagnostics of Chinese Medicine
Basic Theory of Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture, Moxibusion and Tuina
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