Established in the year 1906, Jinan University is the first comprehensive university in China to establish its own medicine school. This University is one of country’s 100 key Universities, directly under Chinese Affair Office of the State Council. Adhering to the principle of "Oriented to candidates from overseas, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan", this University now has over 23,000 full time candidates, including 10,609 candidates from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, India and foreign countries, which comprises the largest number of overseas candidates in China. Within the University there are 27 colleges, 61 departments, 188 research institutions and 77 laboratories. Comprehensive academic disciplines, teaching excellence and constantly improving schooling make this University attractive to candidates at home and abroad. Jinan University offers scholarships for excellent international students, including Chinese Government Scholarship, Confucius Institute Scholarship and Guangdong Government Outstanding International Student Scholarship, and so on.