Xiamen University: Statistics



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#330 of 14,131 In the World
#43 of 5,830 In Asia
#23 of 960 In China
#1 of 5 In Xiamen
#60 of 3,083 For Inorganic Chemistry
Top50% For 199 other topics
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Male:Female Ratio
Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* Xiamen University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsGraduation from senior middle school and National College Entrance Examination Foreign students: for further information see CUCAS
Academic CalendarSeptember to July (September - January; March-July)
Full time employee2,662
Student:staff ratio15:1

Research profile

Xiamen University is a world-class research university with 81,336 scientific papers published and 1,457,512 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Chemistry, Engineering, Biology, Physics, Quantum and Particle physics, Environmental Science, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Computer Science, and Biochemistry.


Xiamen University majors

by publication & citation count

51,630 / 1,173,845
50,781 / 1,032,611
48,971 / 1,096,570
48,713 / 1,012,810
Quantum and Particle physics
36,676 / 813,589
Environmental Science
36,364 / 612,382
Organic Chemistry
33,169 / 861,159
Materials Science
30,911 / 770,031
Computer Science
30,275 / 404,331
28,696 / 724,282
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
26,504 / 294,712
23,010 / 430,930
21,289 / 434,984
18,628 / 348,646
Geography and Cartography
17,257 / 233,807
16,835 / 224,686
16,509 / 320,933
Optical Engineering
14,836 / 331,192
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
14,199 / 166,406
Political Science
14,167 / 140,728
Metallurgical Engineering
13,988 / 357,674
13,914 / 140,729
13,902 / 140,241
Chemical Engineering
13,434 / 454,065
13,097 / 450,544
13,077 / 187,065
12,768 / 124,100
12,564 / 193,612
Electrical Engineering
12,434 / 231,959
Physical chemistry
11,837 / 363,406
11,510 / 137,960
10,996 / 137,002
10,775 / 122,858
9,666 / 167,386
Machine Learning
9,517 / 140,831
8,379 / 146,448
8,263 / 72,220
8,105 / 165,408
8,039 / 82,067
Mechanical Engineering
7,345 / 105,151

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 48 67
1992 86 76
1993 84 86
1994 88 166
1995 118 220
1996 116 295
1997 195 415
1998 186 425
1999 195 714
2000 267 740
2001 307 947
2002 450 1243
2003 568 2548
2004 1008 2259
2005 1350 3308
2006 1688 4616
2007 2160 5940
2008 2528 8422
2009 2870 10826
2010 3185 14661
2011 3413 21066
2012 3291 26635
2013 3387 35049
2014 3536 44163
2015 3661 53728
2016 3775 63855
2017 3911 75452
2018 4290 94616
2019 5187 118174
2020 5700 151652
2021 6779 192766
2022 7738 233077
2023 8092 259623
Academic rankings


International studetns 24,000-55,000 per annum (CNY)
Local studetns 5,460-9,360 per annum (CNY)

Xiamen University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Xiamen University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor - Xueshi Xuewei Ancient Languages, Archaeology, Architecture, Business Administration, Chinese, Comparative Literature, Dance, Engineering, English, Fine Arts, French, German, Health Sciences, History, Information Sciences, Japanese, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics and Computer Science, Music, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Regional Planning, Rural Planning, Russian, Social Sciences, Spanish, Technology, Theatre, Town Planning, Translation and Interpretation, Welfare and Protective Services, Writing
Master - Shuoshi Xuewei Architecture and Planning, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Dance, Educational Sciences, Engineering, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Information Sciences, Law, Mathematics and Computer Science, Music, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Teacher Training, Technology, Theatre, Welfare and Protective Services
PhD - Boshi Ancient Languages, Archaeology, Business Administration, Chinese, Comparative Literature, Dance, Education, Engineering, English, Health Sciences, History, Information Sciences, Japanese, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics and Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Technology, Theatre, Welfare and Protective Services

Xiamen University alumni

  1. Zhang Gaoli

    Zhang Gaoli
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1946-.. (age 78)

    Zhang Gaoli is a Chinese retired politician. He served as the senior Vice Premier of the State Council between 2013 and 2018 and as a member of the Chinese Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee, China's highest ruling council, between 2012 and 2017. Prior to his ascension, Zhang served as the Communist Party Secretary of Tianjin between 2007 and 2012, and the Party Secretary in the economic powerhouse of Shandong province between 2002 and 2007.

  2. Tan Kah Kee

    Tan Kah Kee
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1874-1961 (aged 87)

    Tan Kah Kee was a Chinese businessman, investor, and philanthropist active in Singapore and the Chinese cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Xiamen, and Guangzhou.

  3. He Lifeng

    He Lifeng
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1955-.. (age 69)

    He Lifeng is a Chinese economist and politician who has served as vice premier of the People's Republic of China since March 2023. He has additionally been a member of the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party since October 2022, and served as the director of the Office of the Central Financial and Economic Affairs Commission since October 2023.

  4. Gong Zheng

    Gong Zheng
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1960-.. (age 64)

    Gong Zheng is a Chinese politician who serves as Mayor and Chinese Communist Party Deputy Committee Secretary of Shanghai. He was formerly Governor of Shandong Province, the CCP Secretary of Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, and before that, Vice Governor and Executive Vice Governor of Zhejiang, and deputy director of the General Administration of Customs. He graduated from the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE).

All 19 notable alumni

Xiamen University faculties and divisions

Campus Abroad : Xiamen University Malaysia Campus Accountancy, Advertising and Publicity, Chemical Engineering, Chinese, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Finance, International Business, Journalism, Literature, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Software Engineering, Traditional Eastern Medicine
Institute : Coastal and Ocean Management Institute Marine Science and Oceanography
Institute : Institute for Financial and Accounting Studies Accountancy, Finance
Institute : Institute of Education Curriculum, Educational Administration, Educational Research, Educational Testing and Evaluation, Higher Education, International and Comparative Education, Pedagogy
Institute : Intellectual Property Research Institute Civil Law
Institute : Pen-Tung Sah Institute of Micro-Nano Science and Technology Nanotechnology
Institute : Research School for Southeast Asian Studies Asian Studies, International Business, International Studies, Regional Studies, Southeast Asian Studies
Institute : South China Sea Institute Coastal Studies, International Law, International Studies, Regional Studies, Southeast Asian Studies
Institute : Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics Finance, Statistics
Institute : Xiamen Academy of International Law International Law
School : Art College Fine Arts, Performing Arts
School : College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering, Chemistry
School : College of Energy Energy Engineering
School : College of Foreign Languages and Cultures French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Translation and Interpretation
School : College of humanities Archaeology, Classical Languages, History, Linguistics, Literature, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Writing
School : College of Materials Materials Engineering
School : College of Ocean and Earth Sciences Marine Science and Oceanography
School : College of Physical Science and Technology Astronomy and Space Science, Physics
School : College of the Environment & Ecology Botany
School : International College English
School : Overseas Education College Chinese
School : Physical Education Department Sports
School : School Of Aerospace Engineering Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Electronics and Automation
School : School of Architecture and Civil Engineering Architecture and Planning
School : School of Economics Economics, Finance, Statistics
School : School of Information Science and Engineering Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
School : School of International Relations International Studies, Regional Studies
School : School of Journalism and Communication Mass Communication
School : School of Law Law
School : School of Life Sciences Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedicine
School : School of Management Accountancy, Business and Commerce, Management, Marketing
School : School of Marxism Philosophy
School : School of Mathematical Sciences Mathematics
School : School of Medicine Biomedicine, Dentistry, Medical Technology, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Optometry, Surgery, Traditional and Complementary Medicine and Therapy, Treatment Techniques
School : School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Pharmacy
School : School of Public Affairs Development Studies, Political Sciences, Social Work, Sociology
School : School of Public Health Biomedicine, Health Administration, Public Health
School : School of Sociology and Anthropology Anthropology, Sociology
School : Schoolof Continuing Education Distance Education, Staff Development

General information

Alternative names XMU
Founded 1921
Accreditation Ministry of Education
Motto Pursue Excellence, Strive for Perfection

Location and contacts

Address Siming campus 422 Siming South Road, Siming District
Xiamen, Fujian, 361005
City population 5,164,000

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