Admissions

Sichuan University

Foreign Student Admission Information

Contents

I General Information

1.  University Overview

2.  Departments and Majors for International Students

3.  Information of the School of Overseas Education and Curriculum

II Time of Enrollment

III Application Procedures

1.  When to Apply

2.  How to Apply

3.  Application Prerequisites

4.  Materials to be Submitted

5.  Insurance

IV Tuition Fee

V Accommodation

VI Other Information

VII Contact Us

VIII Tips

GENERAL INFORMATION OF SICHUAN UNIVERSITY

OVERVIEW

As one of the national key universities directly under the State Ministry of Education (MOE) as well as one of the State “211 Project” and “985 Project” universities enjoying privileged construction in the Ninth Five-Year Plan period, the present

Sichuan University (SCU) was first incorporated in April of 1994 with Chengdu

University of Science and Technology (CUST), then a national key university under the MOE, and then reincorporated again in Sept, 2000 with the West China University of Medical Science (WCUMS), a key university directly under to the State Ministry

of Health in 2000. The former Sichuan University was one of the earliest institutes of higher learning in China, with a history dating back to Sichuan Zhong-Xi Xuetang (Sichuan Chinese and Western School), established in 1896. The predecessor of CUST is Chengdu Engineering College, set up in 1954 as the result of the nation-wide college and department adjustment. WCUMS originated from the private Huaxi Xiehe University (West China Union University), established in 1910 by five Christian missionary groups from U.S.A., UK and Canada.

Over the course of its long history, SCU has acquired a profound cultural background

and a solid foundation in its operation. The university motto “The sea is made great

by accepting hundreds of rivers”, and university spirit of “rigorousness, diligence, truth-seeking, and innovation” are at the core of SCU’s raison d’etre. At present, Sichuan University is a first class comprehensive research university in Western

China. The University has established 31 Colleges, a College of Graduate Studies, a

School of Overseas Education and two independent colleges, Jin Cheng and Jin Jiang College. These colleges cover 12 areas of study, including: Humanities, Science, Medical, Economics, Management, Law, History, Philosophy, Agriculture, Education and Art. At Sichuan University there are 46 key disciplines at the national level, 66 key disciplines at the provincial level, 44 first class Ph.D. disciplines as well as 349 other Ph.D disciplines, 443 Master’s Degree disciplines, 32 specialized degree programs, 133 Undergraduate disciplines, 37 post-doctorate interim-positions, 6 National Innovative Training Bases for Scientific Research and Curriculum Study, and a National Base for the Education of University Students in Culture and Ethics.

To achieve the goal of turning Sichuan University into a world class comprehensive

research university, SCU believes in “putting people first, valuing academic research,

and pursuing excellence” and targets “cultivating students into social elites with profound cultural knowledge, solid specialized foundation, strong sense of innovation, and broad global vision”. The student population consists of 38,000 undergraduates, 20,000 postgraduates, and 2,500 international students.

SCU has fostered co-operative ties with more than 216 world-renowned universities, educational organizations and foundations from 45 countries and regions. It has co-established platforms for high-level academic exchanges such as “Sino-US Institute for University Design”, “Jiuzhaigou International Laboratory for Ecology, Environment, and Sustainability”, “Sino-German Institute for Energy Research”, and “Western China Poverty-Alleviation International Research Center”, and other international level co-operative platforms. SCU is a member of the “10+10” alliance consisting of the 10 campuses in the University of California system and 10 Chinese Universities. Moreover, it is also co-training students with universities such as the University of Washington, Nottingham University, and Monash University in forms of“2+2”, “3+1”, and “2+1+1”, in order to enhance its international competitiveness.

2.  Departments and Majors for Prospective International Students

Humanities: College of Economics, College of Literature and Journalism, Arts College, School of Law, College of Foreign Languages and Cultures, College of History and Culture (Tourism), Business School, College of Public Administration,

School of Political Science, Institute for Disaster Management and Reconstruction

and College of Physical Education

Sciences: College of Mathematics, College of Physicical Science and Technology, College of Nuclear Science and Engineering, College of Chemistry, College of Life Sciences and College of Electronic and Information Engineering

Engineering: College of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, College of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Computer Science (Software),

College of Electrical Engineering and Science, College of Architecture and

Environment, College of Water Resources and Hydropower, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, College of Light Industry, Textile and Food Processing, College of Chemical Engineering, and College of Polymer Science and Engineering

Medical Sciences: School of Clinical Medicine, School of Basic Medicine and Medical Jurisprudence, School of Stomatology, School of Pharmacy, and School of Public Health

Majors offered in Chinese:

133 Bachelor Degree programs

475 Master Degree programs

349 Doctor Degree programs

Bachelor Degree Programs offered in English:

MBBS, Stomatology,

Software Engineering, Civil Engineering, Energy and Environment, Information Security, Medical Informatics and Engineering,

Chinese Economy, China Studies, Management and Tourism Culture in China,

Politics and Public Administration,

Business Analytics, International Business Management

For more information, please log onto:

http://www.scu.edu.cn/en/academic/undergraduates/H640201index_1.htm

3.  The Brief introductiong to the School of Overseas Education

The School of Overseas Education is set up to teach international students the Chinese

language and culture. It boasts an experienced teaching staff, broad coverage of

distinctive courses, advanced facilities, a favorable environment for study and strict management of teaching affairs. In addition to enrolling Masters Students in TCSOL and

overseas undergraduates in Chinese majors, it also offers programs of Chinese training to

foreign experts and teachers, staff of foreign consular agencies, international organizations, and multinational companies in the Chengdu region, as well as Chinese courses to international students other than Chinese majors. Moreover, the college

partners with foreign universities and education agencies in running summer courses and

intensive training programs of the Chinese language.

The school serves as one of the test centers for HSK and Test for Ability to Teach Chinese as a Foreign Language. (TEL: 028-85418532, FAX: 028-85471048)

The school implements Chinese language study by three levels of difficulty (Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced), each level has various classes of differing degrees.

Students will have placement test to determine their level. The College warmly welcomes

foreign students to attend classes that will advance their knowledge of Chinese or to enter into the Undergraduate Majors of Chinese Language or Business Chinese Language.

For more information, please log onto:

http://soe.scu.edu.cn/speedcmsol/news.jsp?portalId=783&cid=9727&nextcid=9785

II Time of Enrollment

An academic year consists of spring and autumn semesters, the division of which follows the schedule of Chinese spring festival and varies from year to year.

l  Autumn semester: from late August or early September to late January of the next 4 year


l  Spring semester: from late February or early March to mid July.

III Application Procedures

1. When to apply

Applicants of either SCU long-term programs or short-term programs should submit their application three months prior to the beginning of a new semester. However, special cases can be admitted any time.

2  How to apply

Please visit http://www.google88.cn/web/scu/download.asp to download the SCU Application Form for International Students, then fill in the form as required and email it with other necessary materials to mdj@scu.edu.cn(For American and

European Students), bioluo@scu.edu.cn(For Asian and African Students),

nic8203@scu.edu.cn(For Scholarship Students and Degree Students). Admission will be determined after the verification and appraisal of the application materials. If applicants are admitted, they will receive a Visa Application Form for International Students to China (form JW202) and Letter of Admission. With the two above-mentioned documents, applicants can apply for their studentvisa (X1 or X2) at the Chinese embassy in their home country.

3  Application Prerequisites

Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens in good health, with valid passport, above the age of 18 and below 60, and should abide by Chinese law and the regulations of Sichuan University. They should also respect Chinese social customs and codes of conduct.

Program

Age

Requirements

Entrance Examinations

Chinese   Language program

Below 60

Senior middle school   education

N/A

General visiting   students program

Below 40

College students or   graduates

N/A

Advanced

visiting students   program

Below 45

Hold a degree equivalent to a

masters in China, or PhD

candidates and needs to be under an SCU advisor’s   instruction

N/A

Undergraduate program

Below 35

Senior middle   school education with decent grades

1. HSK6 or higher

2.comprehension examinations

  




(written)

3. interview

Master’s program

Below 40

With degree equivalent to a

bachelor   in China, or just finished a bachelor from a Chinese university, good grades, reference letters from two   professors

1. HSK6 or higher

2.comprehension examinations

(written)

3. interview

PhD program

Below 45

Master degree or one that is   equivalent, reference letters from two professors

1. HSK6 or higher

2.comprehension examinations

(written)

3. interview

Research scholars

Below 55

Associate professor or higher,

coming to do   research on a certain field in China

N/A

Short-term courses

Below 60

Senior middle   school education or higher

N/A

4.  Materials to be submitted

a.  Non-degree students

□ Sichuan University Application Form for Foreigners Wishing to Study in China

□ Hard copy of passport(photo page)

□ Original Admission Letter from Sichuan University

□ Visa Application for Study in China (JW201 or JW202 )

□ Four photos size 2.5cm x 1.6cm

□ Original Physical Check up Form

□ Registration Fee and Tuition。

b.  Undergraduate Candidates

□ High School Diploma

□ Official Transcript from High School

□ HSK Certificate Level V

c.  Graduate Candidates

□ Certificate of Bachelor’s degree

□ Official Transcript from University

□ Study Plan

□ HSK Certificate Level V

□ Two Letters of Recommendation from the University Previous Attended

5.  Insurance

According to the requirement of Chinese government, all the degree-seeking students must enroll in the group comprehensive medical insurance; the premium is 400 Yuan for six months, 800 Yuan for twelve months. Degree-seeking students who can provide evidence of medical insurance from home can apply for a waiver.

IV. Tuition Fee (per person per year)

Long-term (1 academic year) RMB

Programs

Applicati

on   fee

Humanities

Science/

Engineering

Clinical

medicine/

Arts/   Physical

Education

Stomatology

Pharmacy/ Public Health

Archaeology

Undergraduate

600

17500

22000

45000

36000

29250

26400

Master

600

22000

25000

50000

40000

26000

30000

Ph.D

600

26000

37000

60000

48000

31200

44400

General   Visiting

Students

600

16500

21000

40000

32000

20800

25200

Senior   Visiting

Students

600

21000

23000

50000

40000

26000

27600

Visiting   Scholars

600

36000

38000

60000

48000

31200

45600

Language

Training   Program

600

16500

/

/

/

/

/

Short-term

Study   Period

Application

Fee

Cost   of Study

Note

4   weeks

600

2400

/

1   semester

600

8250

/

One   for one

600

weekdays 80/hour

Weekends/holidays 120/hour

10   hours/ week

V. Accommodation

To create a favorable environment for lives of international students, there are dormitories for international students on three campuses of SCU with staff on duty 24 hours seven days a week. The office of international students assigns special staff to manage the dormitories and help the students deal with any issues.

Wangjiang Students Dorm

Room

Facilities

Price   (RMB)

Single Room

(bathroom   attached)

Air-conditioner, furniture,

free   WIFI and internet access. Refrigerator, TV

set for renting, telephone,

public kitchen and public

laundry

48/person/day

Double Room

(bathroom   attached)

36/ person/day

Double Room

(public bathroom)

24/person/day

Huaxi Students Dorm

Room

Facilities

Price   (RMB)

Single Room

(bathroom   attached)

Air-conditioner, furniture,

free   WIFI and internet access. Refrigerator, TV

set for renting, telephone,

public kitchen and public

laundry

52/ person/day

Single Room

(public bathroom)

30/ person/day

Double Room

(bathroom   attached)

42/person/day

Double Room

(public bathroom)

22/person/day

Triple Room (bathroom attached)

24/person/day

Triple Room (public bathroom)

17/person/day

Jiang’an Students Dorm

Room

Facilities

Price   (RMB)

Single Room

(bathroom   attached)

Air-conditioner, furniture,

free WIFI and   internet access. Refrigerator for

renting, telephone, public

kitchen and public laundry

18,000/person/year

Double Room

(public bathroom)

9,000/person/year

Triple Room

(public bathroom)

6,000/person/year

◇ Student Dorm on Wangjiang campus

Address: No.29 Wangjiang Road (near the Bamboo Park)

TEL: +86-28-85412707

Transportation: 70 RMB by taxi from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

◇ Student Dorm on Huaxi campus

Address: No.17, 3rd Section of Renmin Road South

TEL: +86-28-85501748

Transportation: 70RMB by taxi from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

◇Student Dorm on Jiang’an campus

Address: Shuangliu County, Jiang’an campus of SCU

Tel: +86-28-85990772

Transportation:30 RMB by taxi from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport

VI.  Other Information

There are libraries (open time: 8:00-22:00), language laboratories, computer rooms, banks, post offices, bookstores, hospitals, and grocery stores. Facilities for exercise include: gyms, stadiums, swimming pools, tennis courts, Ping-Pong tables, volleyball courts, basketball courts, and football fields. International students may dine at either the cafeterias on campus with other Chinese students or at restaurants around campus, which are very affordable.

VII. Background of Chengdu (Land of abundance)

Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, is located at the center of West Sichuan Plain. It is one of China’s famous historical and cultural cities as well as the largest metropolis in west China. It is recorded that the king of the Shu Kingdom in the Warring States Period moved the capital here more than two thousand years ago and

named the city after the saying that it takes one year to build a bazar and three years to

build a capital which is the meaning of the two characters of Chengdu. During the Han dynasty, the brocade industry was very well developed. In the Five Dynasties Period, the king of the Latter Shu Kingdom decreed to plant hibiscus all over the city. And when hibiscus came to blossom, the entire city had a very fragrant smell to it. As a result, Chengdu is also known as “the brocade city” and “the hibiscus city”. Today numerous flowers, reminding people of its long history, decorate the lovely city. Chengdu enjoys a moderate climate with blossomed flowers and sweet fruits

year-round. The unique natural geological conditions and climate has brought

Chengdu the fame of being called the “Land of Abundance”. Chengdu boasts

convenient transportation and booming tourism, which is due in no small part to its numerous historic and cultural relics as well as beautiful scenic spots. These include the Tomb of Wangjian, the gravesite of the former Shu Kingdom king in the Five Dynasties Period, Wuhou Shrine, which is commemorated to Zhuge Liang who was the prime minister of the Shu Kingdom in the Three Kingdom Period. Other attractions include Dufu’s Thatched Cottage, the residence of the poetic saint of the Tang Dynasty, Baoguang Temple built in the East Han Dynasty, Mount Qingcheng the

holy mountain of Taoism and Dujiangyan a world renowned ancient irrigation system,

and the breeding center for giant pandas. These are just a few of the many attractions this city offers.

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