Xiamen University

Why is Xiamen University So Special?

  1. Xiamen University is a public university in Xiamen, Fujian, with strengths in economics and management, fine arts, law, chemistry, journalism, communication, and mathematics.
  2. It is now a well-ranked (top 50) university directly administered by the Chinese Ministry of Education[2] and recognized as one of the 36 “Class A” institutions in the Double First Class University Plan, a government initiative to cultivate a group of elite Chinese universities into “world-class” institutions.

Where is The Xiamen University?

Lying in the sub-tropical Zone, Xiamen has a maritime climate, and congenial, spring-like weather in all four seasons. People can enjoy the bright sunlight, the gentle breezes, lush plants and colorful flowers all year around.

Xiamen University is located in Siming District on the island of Xiamen, which is just north of Taiwan and south of the mainland coast. The city of Xiamen is comprised of five districts, two on the island and three on the mainland. Xiamen, known as Amoy in Hokkien dialect, is a major deepwater port, whose ships come and go around the world. The city was one of the first Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in China, but rapid economic development has not damaged its environment. Throughout the city its inhabitants and leaders are aware of the necessity of environmental protection and so Xiamen can boast of splendid scenery and clean air.

Rich in tourism resources, Xiamen has various sightseeing attractions, places of historic interest, and tourist resorts, such as Gulang Islet, Wulao Mountain and Nanputuo Temple, Ten Thousand Rock Botanical Garden, Bailuzhou Recreation Center, hot springs resorts, Jimei scenic spots and other ecological environmental tours outside the island.


At present, the three campuses of xiamen university cover an area of more than 600 hectares.Xiamen university is one of the most beautiful universities in China.The building area of xiamen university is 1.4 million square meters, and the library has a collection of 4.48 million books (including 39,204 g electronic books).The scale and level of its high-speed information network on campus is among the best in the country and has become one of the major prohibitions of CERNET2.

The main campus of the school has unique geographical advantages: cool sea breeze, surrounded by green mountains.The beach is only a few minutes away from the school, just across from roundabout road, where hiking trails wind up rocky hillsides behind the dorms.There are plenty of banyan trees, centuries-old trees, palm and scholar trees, orange-blossom kappa and pink and red bougainvilles beside the subtropical conifers.

History of Xiamen University

In 1919, Tan Kah Kee, an overseas Chinese businessman, donated millions of dollars to endow Amoy University in the city of Amoy (Xiamen). The university was founded in 1921. Tan transferred administration of Amoy University to the Nationalist government in 1937, and the institution became a national university.

In 1995, Xiamen University was selected to participate in the 211 Project, a national government initiative to provide increased financial resources for China’s most promising universities. In 2000, the university was selected for the 985 Project, a national and local government initiative to provide funding for facilities construction and faculty hiring to bolster China’s top universities.

In September 2017, Xiamen was recognized as a Class A institution in the Double First Class University Plan, a national government initiative to cultivate a group of elite Chinese universities into “world-class” institutions by 2050.

Recommended Xiamen Tour Packages

Best Seasons to Visit Xiamen

Xiamen has a subtropical climate, which is generally temperate with abundant rainwater. It has an average annual temperature of approximately 21 centigrade. There is no intense heat in summer and no extreme cold in winter in Xiamen. The city has an average annual rainfall of about 1200mm (47 inches), mainly during the months from May to August. Wind power reaches Grade 3 to 4 in general, with northeast wind representing the dominant wind direction. Owing to the air currents resulting from the difference in temperature in the Pacific, Xiamen is hit by typhoon three or four times annually on average, which mainly occurs during the months from July to September. Xiamen is suitable for traveling all year round, and the best seasons are spring and autumn.

How to get to Xiamen University

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Independent Traveler

To get there, take a 20-minute walk south from the Zhongshan Road and Gulangyu ferry area, along either Lujiang Road or Siming Road, jump in a taxi or take a bus. Buses that go to the main gate include #1, 15, 18, 21, 29, 71 and 82. #2 or 22 go to other parts of the university.

Useful Travel Tips

  1. Phone Dialing Code: 0592
    Postcode: 361000

  2. Emergency Call
    Fire: 119
    Police: 110
    Traffic alarm: 122
    Local telephone inquiry station: 114
    Emergency center: 120

  3. Complaint telephone:
    Tourist complaint: 86-592-5318985
    Mayor hotline: 86-592-5053333
    Taxi complaint: 86-592-5615610
    Price supervision: 86-592-12358
    Complaint telephone of public security bureau: 86-592-2025502
    Complaint telephone of industrial and commercial bureau: 86-592-12315

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Edited by Bella Ren/任新月