Hangzhou Normal University currently offers about 60 undergraduate programs and over 80 graduate programs conducted in its 2 faculties and 19 schools. Its total enrollment in 2011 includes over 20,000 full-time undergraduate students and over 1,600 graduate students, who have been receiving a distinctive quality education that will enable them to build a future of professional, intellectual and personal success, capable of leadership in different areas, whether it be political, cultural, economic or academic.

Hangzhou Normal University was first authorized to enroll overseas students in 1993 and became one of the first 5 institutions of higher learning within the province that was authorized to enroll and train overseas students.
The School is situated on Cangqian Campus which offers a picturesque environment for easy communication and accommodation. The teaching building covering over 2000 sq meters can hold almost 200 overseas students to study within. Li Yuan, the dorm for overseas students, equipped with sophisticated facilities provides rooms for over 200 overseas students.
Since 1993, overseas students from USA, Japan, Korea, Australia, Israel, France, Luxemburg, Mexico, Mauritania, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, etc. have come to HNU to study Chinese language, fine arts, music and other majors.

In 2012, the university had an enrollment of over 600 international students doing studies in Chinese language and culture or working for undergraduate or graduate degrees in programs such as Chinese Language and Literature, Economics, Computer Science, Fine Arts, Education, Clinical Medicine, Health Care and Management.
Hangzhou Normal University is an authorized institution for enrolling and training international students sponsored by China’s Government Scholarship. It is also the partner institution for developing the Confucius Institute at Middle Tennessee State University, USA.