1. About HUCM
Henan University of Chinese Medicine (HUCM) is located in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan, founded in 1958. As the early batch of national colleges and universities of TCM, the university was listed in Midwestern Higher Education Revitalization Plan. Co-sponsored by the State Administration of TCM and provincial government, HUCM was authorized by the Ministry of Education to encourage overseas students getting Chinese Government Scholarship and confers 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 postgraduate (Master’s and Doctorate) programs, international education and continuing education programs in medicine, engineering, science, management and arts. Consisting of 16 schools (departments or centers), provides 32 Bachelor’s programs includes Traditional Chinese Medicine, Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine, Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Chinese Orthopedics, Nursing, Herbology and Preventive Medicine. There are twenty-four key disciplines approved by state 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 and established cooperative relationships with 143 sibling hospitals and medical institutions. Due to the emphasis of teaching and research, the university has owned 35 provincial-level scientific and research platforms. The book collection of the library is 1.62 million, which ranks the top of the thread stitching ancient medicine books in Chinese medicine colleges and universities. HUCM has developed international cooperation and communication for over 40 years and it has carried out extensive cooperative relationship with universities, scientific research, medical institutions and enterprises from more than 50 countries in personnel training, scientific research, medical services and product research worldwide. 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 launched the education for international students in 1993 as one of the first universities accredited by the Ministry of Education to recruit foreign students. It is an institution qualified to teach the Chinese Government Scholarship and Henan Government Scholarship winners. HUCM provides the international students with Chinese Government Scholarship and Henan Government Scholarship and Zhongjing international scholarship. At present, the School of International Education provides international students with undergraduate, postgraduate and Doctorate programs, short-term programs and Chinese language courses. It features a comprehensive study of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, regimen, martial arts, Zen meditation, etc. The students mainly come from over 40 countries like 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 work and it has repeatedly won the title of "Advanced Group for Overseas Student Education and Administration in China". In 2013, it was the only TCM university 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.
2. Culture of Henan
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 blood of 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. Language Program
This program aims to improve the foreigners’ Chinese Language proficiency and provides the one who love Chinese and want to learn Chinese culture with convenience. By using a variety of classroom teaching and other activities, it can strengthen students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, and improve their practical communication in their daily life. Thus, they could build up a good foundation for the HSK test.
★The excellent graduates will obtain the priority to get the scholarships and enter into the undergraduate degree programs in HUCM directly.
4. Time of study
Spring term:March 2022 to June 2022
Fall term:September 2022 to Dec 2022
September 2022 to June 2023 (for a year)
Note：Refer to Admission Notice for exact dates
5. Teaching language and form
5.1 Teaching language:Chinese
5.2 Teaching form:Online(in view of the COVID-19)
5.3 Certification:Program certification will be awarded upon completion of all required courses and passing all examinations.
6. Application time
Spring term:November 20th- December 20th, 2021.
Fall term:March 1st- June 20th, 2022.
7. Admission prerequisites
7.1Applicants must be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China, and be in good health; No criminal records.
7.2No more than 60 years old
8. Application documents
8.1Application Form for Foreign Students of HUCM（in Chinese or English online）.
8.2Copy of Passport Home Page. Applicant shall submit a clear scanned copy of his/her ordinary passport with validity over a year. If the validity of the current passport does not meet the requirement, please apply for a new passport before submitting the application. For applicants who cannot apply for passports before submitting their applications due to objective reasons, with the permission of HUCM, they may submit scanned copy of identity certificates or official documents containing the applicants’ “English name, Gender, Nationality, Date of Birth” and other information.
8.3Notarized highest diploma（photocopy）. Prospective diploma recipients shall submit official document issued by your current school to prove your current student status. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English shall be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.
8.4Academic transcripts(written in Chinese or English). Transcripts shall be the original version or the notarized copes. Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English shall be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.
8.5Applicants under the age of 18 shall submit the valid documents of their legal guardians in China.
8.6Foreigner Physical Examination Form (photocopy)(written in English, the original copy should be kept by the applicant. The form is designed by the Chinese quarantine authority and can be downloaded in the attachment below).The physical examinations shall cover all of the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete forms or forms without the signature of the attending physician, or the official stamp of the hospital, or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. Please select the appropriate time to take physical examination as the result is valid for only 6 months.
8.7Non-criminal record report. The applicant shall submit a valid certificate of Non-Criminal Record issued by the local public security authority, usually issued within 6 months prior to the submission date of the application.
NOTE:All uploaded supporting documents must be clear, authentic and valid. Applicants are recommend to use professional device to scan the relevant documents. Applicants shall bear the consequences caused by unclear or unidentifiable uploaded materials.
9. Application Procedures
Complete the online application procedure at the Information System of HUCM（https://hactcm.17gz.org/) within the limited time, register and submit the completed application information online after confirmation.
10. Placement and Confirmation
HUCM reviews the application materials timely, and confirms the qualified applications. During the epidemic period, our university will send the admission notice (scanned and sealed admission notice) to the applicants online.
11. Contact us
Telephone：+86-371-65962930 (Admission affairs consulting)
Department：Admissions Office, School of International Education, Henan University of Chinese Medicine
Address：156 East Jinshui Road, Zhengdong New District, Zhengzhou, Henan, China
Postal code: 450046