A Female Student Arrives at the Imperial College (2021) Review


The story is about the daughter of the Grand Sima family, Sang Qi (Zhao Lushi), who becomes the first female disciple of the Imperial College to fulfill her brother’s wish and live up to the expectations of her family. The drama has been getting a lot of attention since its preparation stage, and it can be said that it is a hit before it is broadcast. The overall style of the poster released is very refreshing, very summer atmosphere sense, the only female disciple of the State Prison Sang Qi smiling brightly sitting in the middle of the grass, one hand stroking the zither and one hand covering the ears, showing the quirky character, a print red dress and four people around to form a sharp contrast, very delicate and lovely. The character’s elegant and calm demeanor is contrasted by the word “Wonderful” on the main male’s folding fan. Zhuo Wenyuan (Ren Hao), with a glass of wine in his hand, looks ahead with untamed eyes; Yan Yan (Ao Ruipeng) and Song Lutian (Du Yu) have strange expressions and raise their hands to cover his ears as if the sound of Sang Qi’s zither is “unpleasant to the ears”. The disciple and master are so different that one can’t help but wonder what the teenagers will go through in the process of studying at the Imperial College, regarding friendship and love.

The first concept poster released vividly illustrates the sweetness of the master-disciple relationship. The poster is filled with the warmth of sweet love, with the “token” of love tied to the flying cherry tree, and a white-clad Yan Yun Zhi holding a ruler in his hand, gently admonishing the sweet and cute student Sang Qi. They are a teacher and a friend, who are also both teachers and lovers, are beginning to emerge. The posters are also full of vitality and youthfulness.

The film’s creators paid great attention to every detail from the preparatory stage, and during the filming, they strived for perfection to ensure the best possible presentation. From the previously revealed special features, it can be seen that the beautiful old-fashioned design of the set creates a strong old-fashioned campus atmosphere. The disciples of the Imperial Academy are dressed in uniformed school uniforms, showing their youthful energy. A group of graceful teenagers, growing up on the campus, working together to overcome challenges and gaining friendship and love, make people want to come and live with them in the Imperial College. In recent years, costume dramas have become more similar in style and audiences have formed aesthetic stereotypes, but “A Female Student Arrives at the Imperial College” takes a different approach to the subject matter, using the study and life of the “only female disciple” at the Imperial College as a starting point to enhance the plot and make it unique.

What kind of secrets are hidden in the Imperial College and what are the identities and backgrounds of every student who comes to the College? What kind of “sparks” will be created between the sweet love of a master and an apprentice and the strongest group in Bianjing? What will happen between the sweet love of the students and the strongest group in Imperial College? The drama with good content and an excellent cast make you not to be missed, let’s watch the drama.


  • Drama: A Female Student Arrives at the Imperial College
  • Native Title: 国子监来了个女弟子
  • Also Known As: Here Comes a Female Student at Guo Zijian, Guo Zi Jian Lai Le Ge Nu Di Zi
  • Screenwriter: Li Lin
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 30
  • Airs: Sep 22, 2021 – ?
  • Airs On: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Original Network: Tencent Video, Youku
  • Duration: 45 min.