The International College was founded in May 2005. Its purpose is to prepare Chinese students for studies abroad so as to enable them to meet the challenges of a modern world. Thus the International College provides programs combining studies in China with studies abroad and it has established several partnerships with well known foreign universities in different countries. The College currently offers the following programs:
- XMU-DBS Sino-Foreign Educational Cooperation Programme
- The British 3+2 Masters Program
- Queen Mary University of London (2+2 Bachelor of Business Management)
- Sino-British Enhanced Progression Art Design Bachelor
- University of Southampton (Pre-sessional Program; 1+3 Programme in Business Pathway & Humanity Pathway)
- The Sino-Japanese 2+2 Bachelor Program
- The Foundation Program
- University of Southampton (1+1 Master of Education)
- Birmingham City University (1+1 Master of Luxury Management)
- The Pre-Masters Program
Students choose among these programs according to their personal preferences and situations. These programs last from one to five years. The diplomas and certificates awarded by the International College are recognized by more than 100 foreign universities in UK, United States, Australia, Ireland and several other countries.
The International College is proud to be able to provide all modern educational resources together with the excellent learning infrastructure of Xiamen University. The College also provides administrative service such as visa applications, enrollment, pre-enrollment and applications with foreign universities, all of which are supported by the China International Education Service Centre.
The College uses original English/Japanese textbooks, and the teaching language is English/Japanese in different programs. In such a way the students learn foreign language while they are studying their major subjects. That happens on the basis of specific educational programs developing the students' professional and scientific abilities and their whole personality.
The International College has put in place a considerable teaching staff of Chinese and foreign professors and lecturers, most of whom have taught or studied abroad. 30% of them are native English speakers.
The College is located in the new Xiang’an Campus of Xiamen University. The excellent modern educational facilities and the beautiful environment offer great convenience to our students.