Student recruitment is a success for fall 2017 semester as a result of the overall International Campus effort. A total of 234 undergraduates, as well as 143 masters and 20 doctoral students were admitted, among whom, 230 are domestic students and 167 come from overseas. Degree programs expanded from four to eight and the total number of students increased from 106 to 397 while maintaining the quality of incoming students. More importantly, this is the first time to admit international undergraduates. With this, International Campus has begun to form a comprehensive multi-degree level international educational system, by simultaneously offering bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees and admitting both domestic and international students.
Zhejiang University-University of Illinois at Urbana-Champion Institute (ZJUI) (majors: Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Civil Engineering) and Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh Institute (ZJE) (major: Biomedical Sciences) together admitted 210 Chinese undergraduates. The students’ applications were assessed by means of College Entrance Examination and other comprehensive evaluation methods. The admission standard must be comparable to that of Zhejiang University. This is the first time that six international undergraduate students from countries, including Hungary, Malaysia, and Kazakhstan, are to be enrolled following the admission procedures and standards of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and the University of Edinburgh (UoE). The new program of ‘Philosophy, Mathematics, and Economics (PME),’ aiming at cultivating high talents with superior knowledge, international vision, innovative spirit, and social leadership, enrolled 18 international undergraduates coming from Russia, Singapore, and Kazakhstan among nine countries.
Among the graduate students, 98 are enrolled in the program of China Studies, with most students coming from the United States, United Kindom, Germany, Italy, and other European countries. In addition, the new ‘Program of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Global Leadership (PIEGL)’ admitted 45 international graduate students, with its goal to educate the students to become future business leaders with outstanding performance and innovative achievements. The students are primarily from the United States, Russia, and Spain among ten plus countries. It is worthy to note that a considerable number of them are from ‘The Belt and Road’ nations.
A total of 20 doctoral students have been admitted. The majority of them are Zhejiang University new bachelor and master graduates as well as outstanding students from top Universities in China.