Introduction to University

Established in 1915, Hohai University (HHU) already has a century-old history. Under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Education, HHU has upgraded itself with good momentum of development in hydraulic engineering and water resources as its main focus, education of engineering subjects as its first priority, and coordinated development of a wide array of disciplines. It’s a state key university under the “Double First-Rate” discipline plan, with national level innovation platforms as well as the graduate school.

HHU has been carrying out international communication and cooperation actively and built close relationships with more than 80 first-class universities and research institutes around the world. It’s the first batch of universities authorized to grant doctoral, master and bachelor's degrees to international students and has cultivated thousands of international talents till now. In 2019 there were 1723 international students in total.


Year of Establishment : 1915
Current President/Principal : Hui XU
Number of Students : 51,025
Number of Teaching Resources : 3535
Facilities : The school has Xikang Road campus, Jiangning campus and Changzhou campus in Nanjing and Changzhou, covering an area of 2462 acres.

Hohai University was originated from the Hohai Engineering College, founded by the famous modern educator and industrialist Zhang Jian in 1915. It was the first higher institution in China focused on the cultivation of water engineering talents. For more than 100 years, the University has developed in the course of water management and national prosperity, and is known as "the cradle of water engineering high-level innovation and entrepreneurship cultivation and an important base for water conservancy technology innovation."


Applicants who hold the equivalent degree with the Chinese high school graduation certificate, including UEC, STPM, A-Level, etc. can apply the undergraduate program. The final result will be comprehensively based on the discipline to apply, the high school performance and the online interview.

Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu Province, an important central city in eastern China approved by the State Council, an important national research and education base, and a comprehensive transportation hub. The permanent population in 2019 was 8.50 million. In August 2020, UN-HABITAT released a list of the top 100 Asian cities. Nanjing ranked 11th in Asia and 5th in Mainland China.

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All the undergraduate students live on Jiangning Campus. There’re 3 single rooms in one apartment. The facilities include the bed, mattress, desk, closet, chair, hot water, internet access, toilet and public laundry room.


Hohai University Full Scholarship

The full scholarship includes tuition, accommodation, comprehensive insurance and monthly allowance. The applicant should have excellent high school study performance (average score ≥80 or within 20% ranking)


Hohai University Partial Scholarship

The partial scholarship includes tuition. The applicant should have good high school study performance.


Nanjing Municipal Government Scholarship

The scholarship is 10,000RMB/year (Annual Review).


Undergraduate Programs Taught in Chinese of Hohai University


College of Hydrology and Water Resources

Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering

Physical Geography and Resource& Environment

Water Engineering


College of Water Conservancy and Hydropower Engineering

Water and Hydropower Engineering 


College of Harbour, Coastal and Offshore Engineering

Harbour, Waterway and Coastal Engineering

Marine Resource Development Technology


College of Civil and Transportation Engineering

Civil Engineering

Traffic Engineering


College of Environment

Environmental Engineering

Water Science and Engineering

Environmental Science

Ecological Engineering of Environment


College of Energy and Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering and Automation


Energy and Power Engineering

Renewable Energy Science and Technology


College of Computer and Information

Computer Science and Technology

Telecommunication Engineering

Electronic Information Engineering

Intelligent Science and Technology


College of Mechanics and Materials

Engineering Mechanics

Material Science and Engineering


School of Earth Science and Engineering

Geographical Information Science

Geological Engineering

Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering


College of Agricultural Science and Engineering

Agricultural Water Conservancy Engineering


College of Oceanography

Marine Science


College of Science

Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

Information and Computational Science

Applied Physics


College of Business

Construction Management

Information Management and Information Systems

Financial Management



Human Resource Management

International Economics and Trade


School of Public Administration

Labour and Social Security

Broadcasting and TV

Land Resources Management



School of Law



School of Marxism

Ideological and Political Education


College of International Languages and Cultures

English Language and Literature


French Language and Literature

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