Message from the President

Xiamen University (XMU), established in 1921 by renowned patriotic overseas Chinese leader Mr. Tan Kah Kee, is the first university founded by an overseas Chinese in the history of modern Chinese education. XMU has long been listed among China’s leading universities on the national 211 Project, 985 Project and Double First-Class Initiative, which have been launched by the Chinese government to support selected universities in achieving world-class standing.


With a graduate school, six academic divisions consisting of 33 schools and colleges, and 16 research institutes, XMU boasts a total enrollment of nearly 44,000 full-time students with over 20,000 undergraduates, 18,000 graduate students toward a master’s degree and 5,000 doctoral candidates. XMU currently has a faculty of over 3,000 full-time teachers and researchers, of whom 32 are the members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences or of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.


XMU has forged partnerships with 259 universities in countries and regions, including the UK, the US, Japan, France, Russia, etc., as well as Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR and Taiwan, China. It has established 15 Confucius Institutes in collaboration with local universities and institutes overseas. 


Established in 2014, Xiamen University Malaysia (XMUM) is the first overseas campus set up by a renowned Chinese university and the first Chinese university branch campus in Malaysia, XMUM is acclaimed as a brilliant pearl on the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. With its first intake of students in February 2016, XMUM now has a student enrolment of over 6,000 students from 33 countries and regions.


Nestled snugly between green hills and the blue sea, XMU is renowned as China’s most beautiful university for its excellent education facilities and beautiful environment.

As one of the nation's leading institutions of higher education, XMU is committed to developing the intellectual and personal strengths of its students. We're looking forward to welcoming you to the University. With an inclusive, respectful environment that celebrates cultural and ethnic diversity, you will find your education at XMU a most enjoyable and memorable experience.

Zhang Zongyi


Xiamen University