Tuition & Costs

School-Related Expenses

Tuition is handled differently for Chinese students and International Students (including Hong Kong, Taiwan, & Macao). The cost of tuition for Mainland Chinese students is 39,000 RMB per year. The cost of tuition for international students is 19,500 RMB per semester (2019-20 school year).

  • Physical Examination (one-time): approximately 460 RMB
  • Application/Registration Fee (one-time): 1,000 RMB
  • Textbook Deposit (one-time): 500 RMB
  • Textbook Rental (each semester): 500 RMB
  • Health Insurance (each semester): 120 RMB
  • Visa (each semester): 420 RMB

Other Costs

Living costs in China are relatively low compared to many countries, making LNU-MSU an affordable place to live and learn. Estimated basic living costs for a single student is approximately 2,000 - 4,000 RMB per month (not including accommodation). The cost of living will vary depending on lifestyle and spending habits.

For Mainland Chinese students, the standard LNU housing rate is charged for the residence halls. International students have the option of renting hall rooms at a rate of 80 RMB per day for a single occupancy room or 50 RMB per day for a double occupancy room. International students who would rather rent an apartment off campus can find similarly priced accommodations at 1,500 to 3,000 RMB per month (excluding utility fees). Off-campus housing contracts are either 6-month or 12-months and usually require an additional one-month of rent as a damage deposit. Most landlords require rent payment in 3 or 6-month installments.

Textbooks are always a considerable cost each semester for college students. We understand this at LNU-MSU, and offer textbooks on a rental basis to provide an affordable option, students who do not wish to purchase their own textbooks online. The standard rental rate for students who choose to rent their books from us is 500 RMB per semester.

LNU-MSU also offers some extra-curricular courses that are not required for graduation. These courses are available to all students, Chinese and International, at the standard rate of 1,000 RMB per credit hour. Courses offered vary from semester to semester.

There are some other standard costs for international students studying in China that do not apply to Mainland Chinese students. There is a mandatory student insurance fee that costs 120 RMB per semester. Since the student visas we obtain are valid for one semester, there is a 420 RMB visa processing and acquisition fee each semester. In addition, students who wish to study at LNU-MSU for more than one semester must pay an additional one-time fee of approximately 650 RMB for a health checkup and JW202 form processing.

International Partners Scholarship

One of the benefits of MSU's many partnerships with universities in China is the scholarship opportunities available to students who have studied at one of the partnering schools. Students, whether Chinese or international, who have studied at LNU-MSU and transfer to MSU Springfield qualify for the International Partners Scholarship. The value of scholarship varies with the number of credit hours taken at MSU Springfield. The scholarship waives 75% of the out-of-state portion of tuition charged by Missouri State University. To make this deal even better, there is no limit to the number of students eligible.

LNU-MSU lobby

We appreciate your interest in our program. You can reach us directly in Dalian, China or at the Office of China Programs in Springfield, Missouri, U.S.A.