Study in Gansu, China
Welcome To .......... Gansu College of Traditional Chinese Medicine



Gansu College of Traditional Chinese Medicine is a governmentally sanctioned, premier academic institution located in China's northwest region.

With over 6,000 students, our college has five main departments: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Pharmacology, Acupuncture and Orthopedics, Traditional Tibetan Medicine and Nursing. We also have an adult education center, three education sections and twenty areas of specialization. We have established three main research institutes and forty-three research offices that offer four degrees: master's, bachelor's, associate's, and exchange student. There are two attached hospitals with a ward of over 800 beds, and thirty-two teaching and internship hospitals with a ward of over 5,000 beds. The departments of clinical specialization include: TCM Internal Medicine (pulmonary disease, urology, skin disease). Gynecology and Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Acupuncture and Moxibustion and Massage Therapy. The total number of staff at the college and attached hospital is more than 1,300,including more than 600 mid-level lectures, chief doctors and technical personnel, and has a library that holds over 220,000 books.

Our college has engaged in 200 science and research projects, of which 100projects have won awards for excellence in science and technology research and pedagogy. Over 3,000 academic theses and over 100 monographs have been published, Including Studies in Dun Huang TCM, which won a national science and research award and is considered a world-class academic work.

In recent years our college has offered courses for more than ten terms to exchange students from the United States, Great Britain, Germany, various European countries, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan, training many of the students in Chinese acupuncture. We have also established a relationship with many academic organizations and research institutions in the United States, Great Britain, Japan, Australia, South Africa, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

The long history of Traditional Chinese Medicine, With its unique theoretical system, rich clinical experience and influential written documents, is an essential part of the broader study of medicine in the world and is a common source of knowledge for humankind. Gansu province is one of the first areas to develop Traditional Chinese Medicine. Huang Pumi, the founder of Chinese acupuncture, was born in this ancient land of yellow earth where he wrote his compendium Zhen Jiu Jia Yi Jing (The Fundamental Principles of Acupuncture). Gansu preserves other written documents such as the Dun Huang Yi Shu (Posthumous Writings on Dun Huang),Wu Wei Han Jian(Han Period Bamboo Slips of Wu Wei)and Qi Huang Yi Shi (Qi Huang History of Chinese Medicine).Hidden here is an abundance of medicinal herbs, Radix Rehmanniae and Radix Glyeyrrhizae. This vast body of knowledge has had a positive effect on the large development of humanity.

In the dawn of the new century, it is the common hope of everyone involved in the study and practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the sincere wish of friends of the Chinese people, to allow TCM to serve all the people of the world. We would like to establish more extensive relationship internationally with individual, academic organizations, and research institutions engaged in the fields of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In this way the vibrant and robust profession of TCM will enter into this wonderful new century, realizing the goal set by the World Heath Organization "to ensure that everyone has good health and hygiene in the 21st century."

Recruitment Notice for Exchange Students From Abroad and From Hong Kong,
Macao and Taiwan

Our institution is now offering degree and non-degree courses to exchange students from abroad and from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
Degrees offered: vocational, bachelor's, master's. Categories of non-degree education: continuing education, research scholar.

Areas of specialization for both degree and non-degree students

1) Acupuncture, moxibustion and massage therapy
2) TCM treatment and therapy
3) TCM orthopedics and traumatology
4) TCM pharmacology
5) Tibetan Medicine
6) Nursing and Dietetics

Length of study for degree and non-degree education
1) vocational, bachelor's and master's degree students study for a length of time as outlined by the State Education Commission.
2) Continuing education students may enroll in courses for 15 days, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or 1 year.
3) Research scholars may enroll in courses for 3 month, 6 months, or 1 year.

Language Requirements:
The language of instruction for students pursuing a degree is Mandarin Chinese. The Chinese language proficiency level for these students should be at least intermediate.
The language of instruction for non-degree students is Mandarin Chinese and English.

Academic qualifications:
Students pursuing a vocational or bachelor's degree should have a high school diploma or the equivalent.
Students Pursuing a master's degree should have a bachelor's degree or the equivalent.

Application procedure:
Fill out the form "Application for Study," and enclose photocopies of academic credentials, personal identification and related materials.
Our college will carefully review, examine and verify the qualifications of each applicant.
Students who qualify for admission will be sent a letter of acceptance.
For those students whose language of instruction is Chinese, a time will be arranged to take the Chinese Language Proficiency Examination (HSK).

Contact Info

Unit: The Foreign Affairs Department Office for Hongkong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs of Gansu College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Add: No.35,Dingxi East Road, Lanzhou, Gansu, China
Zip: 730000
Fax: 086-931-8615253, 086-931-8619986-226/261
Tel: 086-931-8615253