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Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Computer Science, Engineering Disciplines Available (engineering or related field):: Aerospace, Architectural, Chemical, Computer Science, Environmental, Materials, New Energy Science, Software
Program Description:

Note: Global E3 Exchange Consortium only considers applicants who are in Engineering or Computer Science fields of study

Global E3: Xiamen University


China Street

Picture taken of this China Street by student who visited China in Spring 2018

What is Global E³?

Global E3: The Global Engineering Education Exchange Program. Recognizing a growing demand for internationally-experienced engineering graduates, a group of leading universities around the world established the Global E3 in 1995. Global E3 allows engineering students at member universities to enjoy a fulfilling study abroad experience. Check out the Global E3 brochure for Xiamen University here.

Am I Eligible?

You are eligible if you:

  • Are currently enrolled at one of the participating Global E³ universities.
  • Are currently studying engineering or computer science.
  • Have been nominated by your home school to submit an application.
  • Have the language ability to take courses in the host campus language and/or in English. 


Language of Instruction: A majority of bachelor's programs are taught in Chinese. Applicants for programs in sciences should have a certificate of new HSK band 4 or above.


Semester Dates

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Mid September - Mid January
Winter Vacation: End of Jan. - Mid Feb.
Mid February - Mid June Mid June - End of July
Summer Vacation: End of July - Beginning of Sept.


Courses are available in the following fields:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Biology
  • Chemical Engineering & Techniques
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Electronic Information
  • Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Materials
  • Mathematics
  • New Energy Science and Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Physics
  • Software Engineering 
Grading System
Score Grade Point
95-100 A+ 4.0
90-95 A 4.0
85-89 A- 3.7
81-84 B+ 3.3
78-80 B 3.0
75-77 B- 2.7
72-74 C+ 2.3
68-71 C 2.0
64-67 C- 1.7
60-63 D 1.0
<60 F 0

City Info



great Wall of China

Picture taken by Student (Spring 2018)

Located at the southeast coast of China, Xiamen is a tourist city famous for its attractive seascape. As one of the major seaports since ancient times, it boasts a wide gulf with deep water but without freezing and silting. The name, 'Xiamen' was consequently gi ven, which means 'a gate of China'. The city has been called the Egret Island because of the hundreds of thousands of egrets (or herons, a bird species with long neck, legs, and tempering bill and large wings) inhabiting here due to the undisturbed environment.

Experiencing a subtropical monsoon climate with mild weather all year round except the typhoon months, Xiamen is an ideal tourist destination for you. It is a typical littoral city with abundant tourist attractions such as islands, mountains, temples and parks, etc., providing you with a full sightseeing schedule. The well-known Gulangyu Island, South Putuo Temple and other tourist areas like Jimei, Hulishan Battery, Wanshiyan, etc. are highly recommended. A sea tourist line is also available for you to enjoy the amazing scenery of many beautiful small islands around.

As one of the most important hubs in south east China, Xiamen enjoys convenient transportation. You can go there by air, by train, by coach or by sea. The transportation within the city is also satisfying. Most tourists consider the accommodation, consisting of many star rated hotels, convenient. Meanwhile there are plenty of special local products to be added to your shopping list, including various kinds of tea leaves, fruits like sugarcanes, olives and longans as well as sea products such as fish, prawns, crabs, abalones and lancelets.

Being the hometown of many overseas Chinese, Xiamen has actually much benefited from the contributions of overseas Chinese. Its economy has undertaken rapid advances. To promote its tourism industry, it has established not only the corresponding infrastructures, but also a great variety of entertainment centers. The folk customs of the minorities, varied local festivals and especially the particular local dishes and snacks are also appealing to visitors. Xiamen, with distinct oriental culture and southern Fujian features, welcomes you from all over the world.


theme park in china

Picture taken by student who visited here in Spring 2018


Rooms available on campus shared by two students. They will be kept for exchange students without a reservations until the end of the registration periods. Off-campus accommodation is also available. There are also 8 cafeterias on the XMU main campus. Can pay with cash or their student card. For getting around town, there is a in-city public bus and taxi services available. 

Important Forms

Application Materials: Pre-Arrival:
  •   X Visa (student visa)
  •   Health Insurance: If staying less than 6 months, it is highly encouraged to get health insurance. If staying longer than 6 months, it is required. 
Students are required to be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 09/14/2018 10/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2019 02/15/2019 03/15/2019 TBA TBA