Admission brochure for international students

2017-04-10 17:11:09 2017-04-10

Profile of CUST

Enjoying a history of 50 years, Changsha University of Science and Technology(CUST) is one of China’s largest universities with 32,000 enrolled students across four excellent environment campuses. This multi-discipline university covers the academic branches of Engineering, Science, Management, Economics, Arts, Law and etc. The university boasts of 20 schools and departments including Chinese Language School. There are more than one hundred specialties able to honor the bachelor’s degree, master's degree and doctor's degree in the university. It has academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering and experts enjoying special allowance of the State Council. Many laboratories lie on the campus, with The Linear Track Test Center possessing the longest-linear track system in Asia.


Our university is located in Changsha city of Hunan province, a well-known historical and cultural city with a history of more than two thousand years. Changsha boasts over-thousand-year-old Yuelu Academy and Mawangdui Han Dynasty Tombs, bamboo slips of Wu in ancient Three Kingdoms. It is also a modern city which can develop magnetic levitated train and super computer. Changsha is the hometown of outstanding talents in large number, such as the late Chairman Mao Zedong, the late Deputy Chairman Liu Shaoqi, former Premier Zhu Rongji, and the late hero Lei Feng and so on. Changsha’s geographic location is excellent with Yangtze River and Dongting Lake (including scenery spots as Yueyang Tower) to the north and Hengshan Mountain to the south (one of China's Five Sacred Mountains). It takes only several hours by train to the world heritage---Zhangjiajie National Geographic Park. Zhangjiajie is known as "nature labyrinth" where "each step takes one into a whole new world of breathtaking beauty." With an annual mean temperature of 16 degrees Celsius, warm winters and cool summers, Zhangjiajie is fit for tours all the year round.

International Exchanges:

Regular instructors take charge of teaching Chinese as a foreign or second language. Since 80’s of the last century CUST has been offering courses of Chinese Language and Chinese history and culture to many groups of overseas students. With excellent traditional humanism and arts atmosphere, CUST also offers courses like Chinese painting and calligraphy, dancing and Tai Chi. CUST has been honored, for many times, the award of World's Star in Package Design Competition sponsored by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It has wide foreign links and has signed agreements on educational exchanges and cooperation with universities of Britain, France, USA, Russia, Hong Kong and etc. Each year witness exchanges of students, teachers and visiting scholars between the university and its foreign partner universities.

Living and Learning:

CUST offers two types of flats to international students, two bedrooms with living room and one bedroom with living room, equipped with kitchen, washroom and broadband Internet. Students can access to modern Chinese Language Lab nearby. Overseas students are exposed to Chinese culture, and may experience local customs and culture through regular extracurricular activities in urban and rural areas.

u Prospectus for Specialty Students

Specialties for Bachelor’s Degrees



3. Designing

4. Industrial Design

5. Apparel Design and Engineering

6. Finance and Banking

7. International Economics & Trade

8. Business Administration

9. Marketing

10. Financial Management

11. Accounting

12. Information Management & Information Systems

13. Public Utilities Management

14. Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

15. Information and Computing Science

16. Electrical Engineering and Automation

17. Automation

18. Electronic and Information Engineering

19. Civil Engineering

20. Surveying & Mapping Engineering

21. Engineering Mechanics

22. Traffic and transportation

23. Logistics Engineering

24. Traffic Engineering

25. Project Management

26. Harbours, Water Channels and Coast Engineering

27. Water Conservancy and Hydropower Engineering

28.Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering

29. Water Supply and Sewerage Engineering

30.Machine Design & Manufacturing and Their Automation

31.Measuring & Control Technology and Instrumentations

32.Thermal Energy and Power Engineering

33.Building Environment and Equipment Engineering

34.Computer Science and Technology

35.Telecommunications Engineering

36.Net Engineering

37.Chinese Language & Literature


39.Electronic and Information Science and Technology

40.Electronic Science and Technology


42.Urban Planning

43.Urban and Rural Planning & Resource 44.Management


46.Applied Chemistry

47.Chemical Engineering and Technology

48.Environmental Engineering

49.Light Chemical Engineering

50.Food Science and Engineering

51.Inorganic Nonmetallic Materials Engineering


Disciplines for Master and Doctorate’s Degrees

1.Highway and Railway Engineering
2.Bridge and Tunnel Engineering
3.Education of Marxist Theory and Education in Ideology and Politics
4.Linguistics and Applied Linguistics in 5.Foreign Languages
31.Industrial Economics
32.Management Science and Engineering
33.Corporate Management
35.Technology Economy and Management
6.Applied Mathematics
7.Probability and Mathematical Statistics
8.Fundamental Mathematics
9.Computational Mathematics
10.Power System and its Automation
11.Structural Engineering
12.Geotechnical Engineering
14.Transportation Planning and Management
15.Traffic information Engineering & Control
16.Harbor, Coast and Offshore Engineering
17.Hydraulics and River Dynamics
18.Mechanical Design and Theory
19.Vehicle Operation Engineering
20.Power Machinery and Engineering
21.Computer Applied Technology
22.Computer Software and Theory
23.High Voltage and Insulation Technology

24.Education in Ideology and Politics
26.Philosophy of Science & Technology
27.National Economics
28.Finance and Banking
29.Scientific Socialism
36.Chinese Literature
37.English Language and Literature
38.Agglomerate Physics
39.Organic Chemistry
40.Physical Chemistry
41.Mechanical Electronic Engineering
42.Vehicle Engineering
43.Material Engineering
44.Engineering Heat Physics
45.Heat Energy Engineering
46.Circuit and System
47.Communications and Information System
48.Control Theory and Engineering
49.Hydrology and Water Resources
50.Water Conservancy and Hydropower
51.Land Surveying
52.Applied Chemistry
53.Food Science
54.Educational Economics and Management
55.Urban Planning
56.Heat & Gas Supply, Aeration and Air-conditioner Engineering
57.Disaster Precaution and Reduction
58.Tourism Management

Disciplines for Doctorate's Degrees(6)

1. Highway and Railway Engineering
2. Bridge and Tunnel Engineering
3. Vehicle Operation Engineering
4. Harbor, Coast and Offshore Engineering
5. Transportation Planning and Management
6. Traffic Information Engineering and Control

u Prospectus for Non-degree Students

A. Student for advanced studies, senior students for advanced studies, short-term students:

All of the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate programs are qualified to enroll the three types of students.

B. language student:

This type of student will study Chinese at the Chinese Language Training Center. Please see IV(Curriculum of Chinese Language Training Center) to get detailed information.

C. Visiting scholar:

The above postgraduate and doctorate programs are qualified to enroll this type of student.

u Curriculum of Chinese Language Training Center

Chinese Language Training Center enrolls two types of students

A. Long-term student: This type of students will mainly study basic Standard Chinese. This period of schooling varies from 1-3years.Students are taught according to their Chinese language level (elementary, intermediate, advanced). Upon completion of the program, an examination is administered. Those who pass this examination will be issued a Study Certificate, and will be eligible to enroll in a regular undergraduate program.

B. Short-term student: This type of student will receive intensive training in Standard Chinese over a short period of time, usually less than one year. The aim is to enable students to learn enough Chinese for daily living in China. Special course are offered based on the specific needs and requests of students.

The Center offers two types of classes

A. Required Course Programs:

1. Elementary Chinese-These course are for students who have no prior knowledge of Chinese. At present, we use the newest textbooks in China-(Duiwai Hanyu Benke Xilie Jiaocai) published by the Chinese Language and Culture University.

2. Intermediate Chinese-Students in these course also use Duiwai Hanyu Benke Xilie Jiaocai(second-year text),but these texts are often supplemented with additional materials like Intermediate Chinese Listening and Speaking to broaden the scope of their knowledge and to improve their communication skills.

3. Advanced Chinese-Students in these courses also use Duiwai Hanyu Benke Xilie Jiaocai. If needed, special textbooks like Speaking Chinese ,Talking About Culture or Business Chinese are also used.

B. Optional Course:

1. Calligraphy: Introducing the original and aesthetic meaning of Chinese characters and appreciating the deep meaning of Chinese calligraphy.

2. Histroy and Cultrue: Introducing the magnificent culture and long history of China.

Martial Art: A window for foreign students learning about China, at the same time improves students′ health.

3. Guidance class for Chinese Level Exam: On the request of students, this special guidance class is offered to help students assess their Chinese ability after Chinese study ,and prepare them for further studies or special occupations.

u Requirements of Enrollment

Those in good health, ready to abide by Chinese laws, decrees and the university regulations, and those who willing to respect Chinese customs and habits can apply based on their own needs.

Types of Students


Entrance Requirements

Professional student

Senior high graduate with good records

Humanities and Social sciences: HSK exam score above Band VI;

Other disciplines: HSK exam score above Band IV



Senior high graduate with good records

Humanities and Social sciences: HSK exam score above Band VI;

Other disciplines: HSK exam score above Band IV



Equal to a Chinese BA or BS.Graduate from our University or a Chinese college with good record & recommended by 2 professors or 2 associate professors

HSK exam score above Band VI; Written exam on a major subject or interview

Ph.D candidate

Equal to a Chinese MA or MS, recommended by 2 professors

HSK exam score above Band VI; Written exam on a major subject or interview

Student for advanced studies

College freshman or above


Senior student for advanced studies

Equal to a Chinese MA or MS, or qualified for Ph.D studies. studying on a special project under the tutor


Visiting scholar

Associate professor or above, or equal to a Ph.D, intending to do research in a special field


Short-term student

Senior high or above


Language student

Senior high or above


HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi):Chinese Level Exam

Applicants for undergraduate programs in Science and Engineering disciplines whose HSK exam score does not meet the requirements can enroll in one year preparatory courses with their high school academic records and their HSK exam score. Upon passing an exam after the one-year courses, they can be admitted as formal students.

Those applying for programs taught in English are not required to take the HSK exam.

u Application Procedures

The applicants shall write to the International Exchange Office of Changsha University of Science & Technology for the “Application Form for Foreigners Wishing to Study in China at CUST” and the “Physical Examination Record for Foreigners” which shall be completed and then with photocopy of passport mailed or E-mailed back to the university. The university will send the qualified applicants a Visa Application Form (JW202 Form) and CUST Admission Notice. The applicants shall apply for the students (x) visa by presenting these two documents at the Chinese embassy or consulate.

A. The following documents shall be provided by professional and undergraduate students:

1. Application Form for Foreigners Wishing to Study in China at CUST (photocopy)

2. Certificate of the highest academic degree earned (photocopy)

3. Physical Examination Record for Foreigners (photocopy)

4. High school academic and graduate records (if have graduate exam)(original)

5. HSK exam record (original)

A. The following documents shall be provided by students working for their master

′s or doctor′s degree:

1. Application Form for Foreigners Wishing to Study in China at CUST (photocopy)

2. Certificate of the highest academic degree earned (photocopy)

3. Physical Examination Record for Foreigners (photocopy)

4. Academic records of the highest degree earned (original)

5. HSK exam record (original)

6. Recommendation letters from two professors (original)

B. The following documents shall be provided by general and senior students for advanced studies:

1. Application Form for Foreigners Wishing to Study in China at CUST (photocopy)

2. Certificate of the highest academic degree earned (photocopy)

3. Physical Examination Record for Foreigners (photocopy)

C. The following documents shall be provided by visiting scholars:

1. Application Form for Foreigners Wishing to Study in China at CUST (photocopy)

2. Certificate of the highest academic degree earned (photocopy)

3. Physical Examination Record for Foreigners (photocopy)

4. Research plan

D. The following documents shall be provided by language students:

1. Application Form for Foreigners Wishing to Study in China at CUST (photocopy)

2. Physical Examination Record for Foreigners (photocopy)

E. The following documents shall be provided by short-term students:

Application Form for Foreigners Wishing to Study in China at CUST (photocopy)

u Tuition

Registration: 330 RMB per person.

Currency account: Changsha University of Science and Technology

Bank-correspondent: Bank of China, Hunan BranchSongguiyuan Sub-branch, BKCHCNBJ970 №15153508093001

When to pay the tuition: Pay it at one time at the beginning of the school year.

How much to pay:


Language student


Undergraduate Student

liberal arts


science & technology




Postgraduate Student

liberal arts


science & technology




Doctoral degree

liberal arts


science & technology


Senior Student for Advanced Studies


Visiting Scholar


u Entry Dates and Registration Procedures

A. The academic year consists of two long-term semesters in spring and autumn. Long-term semester in autumn starts in early September and ends in January of the following year.

Long-term semester in spring starts in late February and ends in early July.

B. Applicants for professional, undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. specialties should start the application process three months before the semester commences; applicants for professional and undergraduate specialties should enter the university at the beginning of the long-term semester in autumn; Applicants for graduate and PhD. Specialties can enter the university at the beginning of one of the long-term semesters. However special cases are not confined by this deadline. Other types of students and visiting scholars can apply, enter, and visit the university at any time.

C. Please take the following documents to International Exchange Office of CUST for registration as soon as get to CUST:

1. Student (X) Visa to China

2. CUST Administration Notice

3. JW202 Form (original)

4. Physical Examination Record for Foreigners (original)

5. Blood Test Report for HIV and Syphilis (original)

6. Eight copies of personal photo (one inch)

D. Within one month after arrival, the student should go to the Changsha Sanitation & Anti-epidemic Bureau for a health checkup. After the student has received the Qualification Certificate, they must go to the Changsha Municipal Pubic Security Bureau for the Residence Permit for Foreigners.

u Study and Living Conditions

CUST has a stable study environment and a Chinese-speaking environment as well as nice establishments and conditions. The university is organized, well-managed, and has systemic and perfect managing measures and responsible administrators. The university offers all sorts of large, middle and small-size classrooms for class study and self-study.

There are two types of accommodations for students:

Asingle room possess an air conditioner, color TV, fridgetelephone, furniture: 5500 RMB/ per semester.

Bdouble room possess an air conditioner, color TV, fridge, telephone, furniture: 2750 RMB/per semester.

u Degree and Study Certificate

AQualified students working for a degree will be granted an official graduation certificate authorized by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Those who meet all the requirements of degree application and granting stipulated by the People’s Republic of China will be conferred a corresponding bachelor, masters or doctor’s degree.

BUpon completion of academic studies, qualified non-degree students will receive a study certificate or corresponding document.

u Contact Information

Add: International Exchange Office

Changsha University of Science & Technology

960 2nd section, Wanjiali South RD, Changsha City, 410004, Hunan Province, P. R. China

Tel: 0086-731-8525-8786

Fax: 0086-731-8525-8786

Contact: Mr. DENG Rong