For international students, ideal options to carry money are Traveler's Check or WESTERN UNION or wire transfers on student's name. Most international debit/credit cards offer cash withdrawals at Chinese ATMs but has daily/monthly limits and the service charge is high. In all these options, 99.9% of our student make the transaction from home and receive money in China through their own debit cards.  

After registration, if you insist to transfer the tuition/fees to university account, please note that School of International Education does not take responsibility for any delays or failures. We only consider the date on which the Financial Office confirms the income. 

Very few UnionPay banks in China reject foreign money transaction. If the bank of  your own country's impose a limit for transaction, you may ask the School to issue a paper invoice at least 2 months in advance that allows your parents/sponsor to send money to your personal debit card.   

See Regulations of Payment Here

 See latest CPU Tuition & Fees Standard Here

1. Preparations for the Online Payment: Which banks to use

  • If you are prepared to pay through mobile phone (ios or Android), open a debit card account in CCB(China Construction Bank).  If you are prepared to pay through personal computer (Windows), you may use CCB, Bank of China or ICBC. 

  • No foreign Credit Cards, Visa/Master Cards have ever been tested. If you pay successfully with such cards, please share the knowledge with us. 

  • The card must support RMB.

  • The bank card must allow online banking. If not, the card holder must take own passport/ID to the bank in person to finish the paperwork for online banking.

  • Must download the official online banking APP (mobile phone user) or Client Portal (PC user) to avoid falsified websites and transaction failure. You will have to create account name for online banking and succesfully login in before payment. 

  • The card holder also needs to reserve a 11-digit mobile phone number with the bank in order to receive text messages (e.g. verification code, large amount transaction notice, etc.).

  • The trading limit shall be no less than the sum of your tuition and fees. You can modify or cancel the trading limit by: 1. using the online banking (APP or computer) 2. contact the lobby manager in person. 

See also: How to open a bank account in China 

See also: Transportation Direction of Banks Near Jiangning Campus 


Sample UnionPay Cards

2. Login

  • You may login anywhere with a computer or mobile phone, except that during national congress in China, off-campus IP will be denied access for a few days. The PC and mobile phone interface might be slightly different depending on your Operational System and the Browser you use.  You will see either Chinese or English page depending on your System Language Setting.

  • Each registered student has a 10-digit student ID (as shown in Campus Card) used for User Name. 

  • Default password: either 87654321 or same as 10-digit student ID.

  • Do not modify the password. 

  • Applicants, unregistered incoming new students and non-degree students use their 11-digit Application ID number (as shown in pre-admission notice and Registration Form) for user name and same as password.

  • If you are not sure about the ID number, make sure to consult International Office before paying. Do not pay for someone else which is not refundable!!!

  • Login on-campus:

  • Login off-campus (registered students only): first login with 10-digit username and password, and then visit

  • Enter Username and Password (same) and then Verification Code as the small picture shows, and click “Login.”

  • There is no need to register.

3. Selecting Charging Items

You will see the PAYMENT page upon successful login:

As per our payment regulations, Presidential Scholarship students are supposed to pay their tuition and fees by Academic Year. 

Self-funded, Nanjing Gov.and Jasmine Partial scholarship students may choose to pay by semester by clicking the THE AMOUNT OF PAYMENT in the right (background color is yellow) to half of the amount (but no less), and continue. 

In no case shall student pay less than one semester. An error notice will pop out if you enter an amount less than the semester's minimum

Select the charging item(s) that you would like to pay by clicking on the  before the item list.

The total amount of payment will be displayed in the bottom of the page in red.

Different payers may pay to the same account to complete the total payment.

Make sure you can afford the total and then click “Pay” And confirm


Default: “No”. 

Select “Yes” only when your parents/sponsor demands specific payer's title (such as your local government) for invoice.


Click “Next” and confirm again


4. Online Banking 

4-1 Mobile Pay

If you choose CCB via mobile phone, install and login CCB online banking APP beforehand, and it'll redirect to the following interface. 

Enter your:

1. Card number 

2. Last 4 digits of passport, the one registered with CCB. 

    Not the password. 

4-2 Online Banking for PCs

For China Construction Bank (CCB), select Option 1 (Recommended),

For Bank of China, select Option 2

Bank of Shanghai, Option 3

CGB, Option 4,

Bank of Beijing, Option 5

For other UnionPay banks (ICBC, etc.), Select Option 6 Union Pay Online”

For online payment failure, call 95516 (UnionPay online banking) for English service.

If you choose UnionPay Option 6 on PC:

Pay as a guest and put in your bank card number

Download and install necessary UnionPay Controls on your computer to enter your PIN (6-digit bank withdrawal password).

Enter your mobile phone number that you reserved with the bank and click “Free SMS” to receive verification code.


Enter the SMS verification code to complete the form and click “activate and pay”


5. Transaction Record

When Online Banking is successful, it'll redirect to CPU payment page, the first page is blank as long as the payment is complete. Turn to the second page, and printscreen the “successful” bar code. 

If you are convinced that your online banking was successful while the CPU charging items are still there, show your online banking transaction history (printscreen from PC & mobile or printed at bank counter) which includes the transaction serial number and receiver's account info to the Financial Office to help them confirm the transaction. To avoid such mistakes, install the correct personal banking terminal or APP, virus scan softwares and bank controls to avoid phishing websites.

Staffs from the School of International Education and the Financial Office will be able to see students payment history from his/her portal.



The system is closed everyday 22:00-0:00 Beijing Time for maintanance. 

Several payers shall not login one account at the same time to avoid overpay.

When system’s busy, do not click buttons repetitively to avoid overpay.

Do not quit until you print the “successful” invoice.