Application and Admission Requirements

Application and Admission Requirements – This is a list of requirements for different programs: (Applicants may search for degree programs by degree level according to your personal educational background and the following requirements.)

Application and Admission Requirements Charts

Type of StudentApplication and admission requirementsRequired HSK levelStudy time
Short-term studentSecondary High school graduate or the equivalent (e.g. A-level, successful completion of Year 12, etc).In some of China’s universities, any education background is accepted.No requirement1 – 20 weeks
Language studentSecondary High school graduate or the equivalent (e.g. A-level, successful completion of Year 12, etc).No requirement1 – 2 years
Undergraduate or associate studentSecondary High school graduate or the equivalent (e.g. A-level, successful completion of Year 12, etc).HSK level 4-6 (for Chinese-medium programs)Undergraduate student: 4 – 5 years;
Associate students: 2 – 3 years
Master’s degree studentPossession of a Bachelor’s degree, at least two letters of recommendation from professors.HSK level 5-8 (for Chinese-medium programs)2 – 3 years
Doctoral studentPossession of a Master’s degree, at least two recommendations from professors.HSK level 5-8 (for Chinese-medium programs)3 years
Transfer studentStudent who is studying at another Chinese university should provide a sealed transfer letter from the Foreign Students’ Office of current university; and meet other requirements according to degree level.DependingDepending
  • Required HSK Level: For more on HSK/Chinese Proficiency Test. Each school sets its own requirements.
  • Normally, a transfer student will not be accepted by any of the Chinese universities.

Please note that GCSE holders are not admitted onto degree programs by China’s universities; those students should apply for a one year program of Pre-College training at the chosen university.

Application Schedule ( Application and Admission Requirements )

Full-time universities’ academic year in China normally contains two semesters, Spring semester and Autumn semester, except for a few ones implementing 3-semester system. The first semester starts on autumn of each year, requiring fully submission of materials between late February and late July of that year; and the second starts on spring, receiving materials between late October and late January starting from the previous year to the current year. But the dates are generally set, hence, it is important to figure out every university’s specific application deadline for each semester, and when it comes to those universities of 3-semester system, it becomes more significant.

Programs Start and its’ duration

China’s universities offer thousands of programs for foreign students.  Non-degree programs teaching Chinese language and culture are particularly popular, but it is also possible to earn a degree in China. Most degree programs are taught in Chinese and therefore require a certain level of language proficiency. However, an increasing number of English-taught degree programs are available. most degree programs have certain requirements regarding the applicant’s academic background and language skills.

Degree programs are generally of a fixed duration, undergraduate degree programs last from four to five-years, master’s degrees for two to three years, and doctorate degrees for three to five years. Language programs are mainly one semester (4-6 months), one year or short-term (anywhere from 1-8 weeks). Application and Admission Requirements

Degree programs: At most Chinese universities degree programs begin every autumn (September). A small number of programs can admit students beginning in the spring semester.

Language programs: one-semester (4-6 months) language course usually begin in both semesters (in which start in September and February/March); one year language programs usually begin during autumn (September); some short-term courses run according to a fixed times while others may operate on an on-demand basis at the request of a group of students. Short-term summer programs have start dates throughout June, July and August, and last between 1-8 weeks. Application and Admission Requirements

First come First serve

When the starting date comes, the university usually commences to accept applications. If a student is qualified, an offer will be made afterwards. There are limited places for every batch of every major, therefore, being an early bird to submit the application will help you gain a bigger chance to be matriculated, and for some courses, even a bigger chance for winning a scholarship. End of Application and Admission Requirements