Student riding a bike on Nankai University campus

Health in China

Staying healthy during your studies

Looking after your health is important, particularly when moving abroad to an unknown destination and settling in to a new routine. 

To make sure you keep fit and healthy throughout your studies, you’ll find medical facilities on campus for minor health issues and pharmacies where you can pick up medication. Both western and Chinese medicines can be found easily.

The staff at the INTO office are also available to help whenever you need them, and you’ll have an emergency telephone number if you need to reach someone outside of normal office hours. If you need assistance at the hospital or need someone to explain your symptoms, we can help you with that.

You will need insurance to cover your time in China – when you apply to study with us, we’ll offer a policy that’s tailored to you with Endsleigh Insurance. This is our group policy so we’ll be able to help you, should you need to make a claim.

Managing your medicine in China

If you take any regular medication, we suggest that you bring at least a six-month supply with you in case your usual brand is not available once you arrive.

Be sure to bring your current prescriptions and a doctor’s report with you too, summarising your medical history if possible.

A local doctor will source a local equivalent that is often registered under a different name in China, but will be manufactured by the same pharmaceutical company.

Likewise, if you wear glasses, it may be worth bringing a spare pair with you or a supply of contact lenses to last you until you're registered with a local optician.