About Shanxi

Situated west of Mt. Taihang, in the eastern part of the loess plateau and the middle reaches of the Huanghe River (Yellow River) , Shanxi Province covers an area of over 150,000 square kilometres and has a population of 33.35 million (2006) composed of Han, Hui, Mongolian, Manchu and other nationalities. Taiyuan is the provincial capital.

Shanxi Province is a highland with mountains in the east and south. Shanxi's temperature is lower than that of the same latitude in the North China Plain. It has severe winter and cool summer. The average temperature of the coldest month January is -12°C (10.4 °F) to -2°C (28.4 °F) from the north to the south and the average temperature of the hottest month July is 22°C (71.6 °F) to 27°C (80.6 °F) from the north to the south. The annual precipitation is between 350mm and 700 mm, most of which falls in summer.


There are more than 60 universities in Shanxi province. And Shanxi keeps educating the status of the large province and realizing the strategic objective of higher education, higher education.As a noted historic and cultural city, Shanxi attracts millions of tourists from home and abroad with its unique charm. It is a good place to study in for its history of food culture.

The education system in Shanxi province, as elsewhere in China, can be simply summarized as "four educations" and "7 levels". The "four educations" refers to pre-school education, primary education, secondary education and higher education. The "7 levels" refers to kindergarten, primary school, junior high school, senior high school, higher college education, undergraduate education and postgraduate education.

About Shanxi university

Shanxi University is located in Taiyuan, which is the capital of Shanxi Province and boasts a history of 2,500 years. Its profound cultural heritage can be dated back to Sanli College in the Ming Dynasty and Jinyang College and Linde College in the Qing Dynasty. Shanxi University’s predecessor was the Shanxi Grand School founded in 1902. Shanxi Grand School promoted the integration of Chinese cultures with Western sciences, while also paying equal attention to arts and natural sciences. Great flexibility was required to manage the task of running a college and promoting advanced educational ideas. The school was one of the most important cradles of Chinese higher education and a crucial institution for spreading culture, science, and education in Shanxi Province for over a hundred years. Inheriting the glorious tradition of “Knowing the East and West; seeking goodness and truth; promoting the virtuous and the talented; being self-reliant and serving the country”. Promoting and abiding by, the excellent school motto of “being industrious, strict, honest and creative”, Shanxi University has cultivated excellent talents for the country and society, and successfully made a sterling contribution to educate people and invigorate our industry in modern China.


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Usually the application season is between January and early April. Applicants should apply and send the required documents to the application receiving agencies. The table below illustrates the Chinese Government Scholarship programs.

The illustration below may help you understand the application procedure in general. There might be minor differences between programs. Please read the introductions to each program for detailed guidance.

Yes. Applicants without Admission Letter are equally allowed to apply for Chinese Government Scholarship. However, CSC reserves the right to make necessary adjustments on the university options, specialties, program categories and duration of study for the applications without Admission Letters. Applications enclosed with Admission Letter will be forwarded directly to the host universities for recruitment confirmation.


It is said that Shanxi is very famous for it cuisine culture, I want to know something about that and try on these delicious foods?

YGenerally speaking, Shanxi cuisine is less known to people outside the region. One of the reasons is that Shanxi is less populated as compared to other provinces in China. Being a very traditional region where the lifestyle of locals has not been modernised, many outsiders find Shanxi cuisine too authentic and traditional.

How about the shanxi’s climate?

Being at a high altitude, Shanxi Province has a cold and dry climate and has an annual rainfall of between 400-600 millimeters. The province is also frequently plagued by sandstorms, especially in the spring, so it is often useful to bring along both sunglasses and a hat when visiting. Generally speaking, the province's climate is the best between May and October.

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