Living on Campus
If you study in China, living on campus could be your frist choice. Frist, it's very safe and will set your relatives' mind
at rest. Secondly, it's relative economical. The cost on accommodation is lower than other ways. Thirdly, it gives you
more chance to make friends and get to know more about China. Because most Chinese students choose living in
the dormitories on campus. Meanwhile Chinese universities will provide special dormitories for international
These special dormitories are usually equipped with completed facilities including internet access, TV, basic
furniture, toilet, telephone or even kitchens. Universities in the north also provide heaters in winter. Usually there are
single-room, double-room and three-room dormitories for foreign students. The students can choose what they like.
And the prices vary greatly from 20 RMB/day to 100 RMB/day determined by different universities and different types
Dormitories on campus of China’s Universities:
1.You can email to email@example.com to reserve your room on campus if you have received the admission letter
of a Chinese university through SICAS and have got your visa.
2.You can find out specific costs for each university's on campus accommodation on the university's SICAS page
(click on the 'Accommodation' button on the left navigation bar).
3.you can get all kinds of services such as shopping, dining, laundries, entertainment, ATM etc while living on
Living off Campus
If you want a more independent life, you can also choose living off campus. It can make you easier to integrate to
Chinese life and culture. Renting a flat or joining in a local homestay family depends on you.
Where to find a flat
There are two large residential centers Hangkou and Wuchang in Wuhan city---Wuchang is the educational centre
and Hankou is the business center.
If you study in China University of Geosciences (CUG) or Central China Normal University (CCNU), which are both
in Hankou, the best area is along the elevated light rail, which covers a good distance going north and south. You
can live at the northern most stop called Huangpu Lu in a large modern community next to the station, and with a
huge entertainment area on the other side of the station called Wuhan Tiandi 武汉天地. These apartments range
from 1600 RMB at 65 sq m to 4000 RMB for 150 sq m. The best area along the light rail is Youyi Lu 友谊路, because
Wuhanguangchang 武汉广场 and Jianghan Lu 江汉路are each 10 minutes away by foot and great for shopping,
entertainment, and eating.
If you study in Wuhan University(WHU), Wuhan University of Technology(WHUT) or Huazhong University of Science
and Technology (HUST), which are all in Wuchang, the best area is on the main road called Wuluo Lu 武珞路. Here
you’ll find old and new buildings ranging from 30 sq m to 160 sq m with prices from 800 to 3000 RMB. The best
section of this road is between Zhongnan Lu 中南路 and Guangba Lu 广八路.
How to find a flat
You can search online,and it's will save your time and gets you the latest news. The popular websites are ganji 赶集,
58同城.com, 99fang.com etc.. If you are not good at Chinese, ask your Chinese classmates or teacher for help. Both
of them will help you with pleasure. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org, SICAS will provide professional guide for
You can also find real estate agencies to help you find a suitable flat. It save a lot of trouble for you, but they will charge
you half of one month’s rent each, or more! Here are some creditworthy real estate agencies in China: 武汉易居投资
It might be a little difficult for a foreign student to live in a total new environment all by himself or herself, and it is not
easy to find a perfect house or apartment either. As a matter of fact, SICAS offers homestay/Au pair arrangement
service for foreign students. The Chinese meaning of Homestay is “Living in a local family”; means foreigners live in
typical Chinese families when they are studying, working or travelling in China. In this way, international students are
able to know more about Chinese culture, custom and life style.
Besides, if you come to China to study Mandarin, to know about the real Chinese Culture, or to do kinds of internship
in China, SICAS homestay/Au pair program is the best choice.
All the host families are well-chosen by SICAS thus they all have nice house/apartment and are very kind-hearted. For
SICAS conducts a thorough interview and security check, our hosts are particularly excited and welcoming toward
foreigners. Students can have their private room with all the necessary appliances like Internet access, telephone, iron,
etc. in a host family. As a fully integrated family member you will participate in the daily ins and outs of Chinese living
including eating meals together, watching TV, and bargain shopping. Should you have any questions or concerns,
don't hesitate to ask your family! They welcome questions from curious studentsand travelers. Our staff will also be
available at all times to assist you if necessary.
The prices of living in a host family vary based on the house/apartment condition and relevant services and the type of
your homestay/au pair. Generally speaking, it costs a foreign student RMB 50—150 per day living with a local family.
The following are the general steps to apply for a homestay in China through SICAS:
1. fill out the homestay/au pair application form (click to download 下载表格) and send it to email@example.com
2. SICAS will reply you within 10 working days on arranging a homestay family depends on applicants’ requirement
3. Applicants will make payment and sign a contract with host family through SICAS within 20 days if both of the two
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