About Liaoning

Liaoning Province is located in the south of the Northeast of China, with the Liaohe River flowing through it, its northern and central parts are plains; the eastern and western parts are hilly areas; and the southern part covers the Liaodong Peninsula which borders on the Bohai Sea in the west and Yellow Sea in the east. The four seasons are distinctive in the Province, each being unique in its own way. The population is 42 million (2004), consisting of some thirty nationalities such as the Manchu, Mongolian, Hui and Korean nationalities.

Liaoning Province has a temperate, continental-type monsoon climate, with the mean temperature of the year being 6?C to 11?C (42.8 ?F to 51.8 ?F). The minimum temperature in January, the coldest month, can be as low as -30?C ( -22 ?F) while the maximum temperature can reach as high as 35?C ( 95 ?F) in July, the hottest month in the year. The frost-free period lasts 130 to 180 days averagely.


Education has developed rapidly in Liaoning since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. As a result, the proportion of the population with various educational levels has changed notably over the past few decades. In 2000, there were a total of 58 institutions of higher learning with 297,710 students and 61,707 faculty. There were also 2,401 secondary schools with 2.167 million students and 175,455 teachers and 13,356 primary schools with 4.621 million students and 216,677 teachers. The proportion of illiterate and semi-literate persons in relation to the entire population has decreased drastically, with an illiteracy rate of 4.76 percent in 2000, amounting to about 2.02 million people.

While the educational increase has been promising, there still remains a low proportion of people with higher learning, which must be improved in order to keep up with the province's rapid economic development. Part of the PRC's goal with their "Revitalize the Northeast" campaign is to help improve education in these areas, so that should help Liaoning and other provinces in the region moving forward into the future.

Northeastern University

Northeastern University is a public university in the city of Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China. With an annual enrollment of over 20,000 students, it is one of China's high level universities designated for the state key construction of the 211 Project and 985 Project.

The university was founded on April 26, 1923 in the capital city of Liaoning province, Shenyang (previously known as Mukden), which was also the historic political and economic center of Northeast China. Northeastern University attracted top scholars and teachers from throughout the region, and it quickly developed into a comprehensive university, with six schools in science, engineering, humanities, law, agriculture, and education. In July 1928, the university was taken over by Marshall Chang Hsüeh-liang (張學良, Zhang Xueliang), the military warlord who controlled all of Northeast China at the time. Marshall Chang assumed the title of president and became the university's most important financial and political patron in its early history.


In order to enhance the cooperation in the field of higher education and promote the development of higher education of International students in Liaoning Province, Liaoning Government has set up the Scholarship for International students.

Categories of applicants International students who wish to pursue doctoral degrees in Liaoning Province. Students who are pursuing their doctoral degrees are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Type of Scholarship: Full Scholarship

Quota: 30 scholarships will be available.

Application Deadline: From January to May.

Eligibility Requirements: Please consult the relevant Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) directly.

Application Procedure: Applicants shall apply to the Higher Education Institutions in Liaoning Province that are eligible to enroll scholarship students.

Notification: HEIs shall forward the notification to the applicants by June 30.

Application materials: The applicants must fill in and submit the following documents truly, correctly and completely: a. Application Form for Liaoning Government Scholarship for International Students (in duplicate).
b. Notarized original and photocopies of highest diploma and transcripts.
c. Student or work status certificate.
d. Study plan or research plan in Chinese or English.
e. Two recommendation letters from professors.
The above mentioned documents should be either in Chinese or English. Documents not in Chinese or English should be attached with notarized translation in one of the two languages.


How far is it from Shenyang airport to Liaoning University & Shenyang Aerospace University?

From SY airport, there is about 31km to LN University and about 58km to SY aerospace university.

What are the transportations available to Shenyang from Beijing Airport?
Is there also a way to get a Visa if I come from Canada upon my arrival in Beijing?

Here are two ways for you:
1. There are direct planes to Shenyang at PEK. It takes around 65min.
2. You can take shuttle bus line 3 to Beijing Railway Station, where there are high-speed trains to your destination. And the train travel duration shall be a little longer than 4.5hours. For the visa, you need to apply in advance through Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Canada. Visa on arrival is impossible in this situation.

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