Heilongjiang University is located in Harbin, a famous city with beautiful scenery in northeast China. Harbin is also known as the “Moscow of the East” and the “Paris of the Orient”. Its landscape is very beautiful and its architecture has special features. It is cool in summer, and skiing and skating are available in winter. It is especially famous worldwide for the beautiful and wonderful art on display at the ice lantern festival. Therefore, Harbin can be described as an “International Metropolis”. Harbin lies within an area of China where the most standard form of Mandarin （“Putonghua”） is spoken. It is an ideal place to learn Mandarin Chinese. Heilongjiang University is a key comprehensive university offering a wide range of disciplines including liberal arts, sciences, foreign languages, engineering, management etc. The university covers an area of 1, 910,000 square meters and has a total building area of nearly 1,160,000 square meters. The total enrollment of full time students comes to over 35,000. There are about 5,000 students involved in masters of doctorate courses and there are a further 2000 international students every year. There are a total of 10 faculties’ disciplines: Philosophy, Economics, Law, Education, Liberal Art, History, Science, Engineering, Agriculture and Management covering 79 specialties. The university has the right to confer bachelor, master and doctor degrees. Since 1981 near 10000 international students have studied at Heilongjiang University. They have come from Japan, South Korea, Russia, America, Great Britain, Germany and many other countries. Heilongjiang University is the only center for the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language in Heilongjiang Province. Heilongjiang University is an appointed institution for conducting HSK Chinese Proficiency Examinations. It is also able to admit international students under the Chinese government scholarship program approved by the Education Department.