Qinghai University was established in 1958, which is a comprehensive university based on four general disciplines, namely, engineering, agriculture, medicine and management and with development of other disciplines. It is also one of the key universities of the National Construction Project 211 that is jointly constructed by Qinghai Province and the Ministry of Education and offered counterpart assistance by Tsinghua University. The university has been selected as one of the universities listed in “14 Comprehensive Strength Enhancement Project for Midwestern Region High Leaning Institutions”. Located in Xining, the capital of Qinghai, a well-known historic and cultural place that is also reputed as “the Summer Resort City”, Qinghai University is an ideal place for students and scholars to undertake study and research, for it enjoys a beautiful environment with high vegetation coverage and a dynamic modern humanity atmosphere.
At present, it has 15 colleges, 26 departments, 14 institutes, 71 Bachelor's Programs, 54 master's degree programs and 6 PhD degree programs. The University has now over 27052 students, including 1276 postgraduates There are 4350 staff（2578 from affiliated hospital）, 1,255 are teaching staff. Qinghai University is one of the universities authorized by the China Scholarship Council （CSC） to accept international students who are granted Chinese Government Scholarship. The University has built cooperation with foreign universities from America, Britain, Australia, and New Zealand, Canada and Japan.