.  Before you leave home

1. Visa Application

You may apply for your Chinese  Visa at the Chinese Embassy/Consulate in your home country. When applying for  your visa, please remember to bring along with you your valid passport, the  original copy of the university's admission notification and a Visa Application  Form for Foreign Students Studying in China (also known as the JW201/JW202  form). Do make sure that your letter of admission and JW202 form are handed back  to you together with your passport after obtaining your Chinese visa. You will  need these documents to apply for Residence Permit after your arrival in  Beijing.

International Students who will be studying in  China for more than 6 months are required to obtain an ‘X1'  Visa.

Important: (1) The‘X1’ Visa will is  only valid for 30 days after your arrival. You must apply for a Residence Permit  within these 30 daysYou would be otherwise considered  staying illegally and heavily fined.

(2) According to Chinese law and  regulations, students with visa-free access cannot get any other valid visa  within mainland China. PLEASE apply for X1/X2/L visa before you come to  China.

It is not advisable to arrive way before the day of  registration since you will not be able to apply for a Residence Permit prior to  registration.

'X1' Visa Sample

Students who will be studying in China for less than 6  months may apply for an ‘X2' Visa.

X2' Visa Sample

Students who plan to come to China one month before the  day of registration may apply for a tourist visa, known as ‘L' Visa.

Tourist Visa/ ‘L' Visa  Sample

For information regarding the location and the contacts  of the Chinese Embassy/Consulate in your country, please visit the Chinese  Ministry of Foreign Affairs at

2. What to Bring

Do make sure that you keep at least 2 photocopies of  your important documents. You should consider having your important documents,  such as medical prescriptions and marriage certificates (if necessary),  translated into Mandarin before leaving your country.

Below is the checklist of important documents  that you must carry with you to Xuzhou.

Valid passport and visa

Admission Letter from China University of Mining and  Technology (original copy)

Visa Application form for Study in China (the  JW201/JW202 form) (original)

Tuition and accommodation fee, etc. (If  self-sponsored)

2-inch full-faced photos (at least 2 copies)

Physical examination record and blood test reports  (original, if available)

Passport, visa, marriage certificate (if any)

You may also consider bringing these documents with you  if you deem them necessary:

School transcripts

Personal bank statement

Reference/Recommendation letters

3. Packing for Your Trip

Travel light. Most daily necessities can be easily  purchased in convenience stores, supermarkets and shopping malls in Xuzhou. We  recommend that you purchase your daily necessities (such as paper folders,  cooking utensils, mirrors, etc.) after you have settled in, as you will then  have a better idea of what you actually need.

If possible, do consider packing with you a towel and a  set of sheets from home. You might need them to “settle-down” with on the day  you arriving.

We strongly suggest that you bring along the things  that will make you feel at home, such as posters, photos and cultural items from  your country. These mementos from home may help you feel comfortable in Beijing  and also minimize cultural shocks as well as homesickness.

.Upon your arrival

1. The route to CUMT

From the airport: You may take the shuttle bus from the airport to  Wenchang Campus(中国矿业大学文昌校区), CUMT directly and get off in the terminal station,  which costs 20 yuan (RMB).

From the Xuzhou East station: (a)  You may arrive at the Wenchang  campus by bus No.72 and get off in the station of CUMT(中国矿业大学文昌校区), which costs 2 yuan (RMB). You should prepare changes  by yourselves. (b) You may also arrive at the Wenchang campus by taxi, which  costs around 40 yuan (RMB).

From the Xuzhou station: (a)  You may arrive at the Wenchang  campus by bus No.11, No.11(), No.19 and get off in the station of CUMT(中国矿业大学文昌校区), which costs 2 yuan (RMB). You should prepare changes  by yourselves. (b) You may also arrive at the Wenchang campus by taxi, which  costs around 20 yuan (RMB).

2. Registration of Your Residence  at Local Police Station

In accordance with Rules for the Implementation of the  Chinese Law on Control of the Entry and Exit of Foreigners, international  students must register at the local police station within 24 hours after their  arrival. If you stay in a hotel or live in on-campus international student  dormitories, you need not register since the hotel/accommodation office will  help you register.

Failing to register at the local police station will be  warned or fined up to 2000RMB.

3. Health Insurance

The Chinese Ministry of Education requires that all  international students be medically insured throughout their study in China.  This policy is crucial to the health, wellness and success of international  students.

CUMT international students are required to purchase  the Comprehensive Insurance Plan for Foreign Students, which is offered by the  Guolian Life Insurance Company of China on the day of registration, which will  cost 600 yuan/year for each student.  Please note that students without valid  medical insurance are not allowed to register.

For more information about the insurance plans offered  by Guolian Life, please visit .

4. Registration


Documents  needed


Day of Registration

Register and collect orientation  package

Admission  Notification (original copy)

Visa Application  for Study in China form (JW201/JW202 form) (original copy)

Passport and  valid visa

2-inch photos (at  least 2 copies)

Residence registration

Passport and  valid visa

Purchase medical insurance  


RMB 600  yuan

In cash

Room registration


Don't forget to take your keys and the  campus card

1-2 weeks after  registration

Tuition and accommodation  Payment

Physical examination

Admission notification  
2-inch photos

Address: No. 130 Xi'an south Road,  Quanshan district, Xuzhou city

Visa/Residence Permit  application

Admission  Notification
JW201/JW202 form
Check/reciept of insurance,  tuition and accommodation payment
Physical examination result

5. Contact us

International student’s office, CUMT

Address: International Students' Apartment (Xue  17 Building), Wenchang Campus of CUMT,  

Xuzhou,  Jiangsu, PR China

Tel: +86-0516-83592818; +86-0516-83592819