International Students Program

  • [2015-01-27]
  •    USTC (University of Science and Technology of China) is a national key university in china, which is also one of the first universities selected into the “National 211 Project” and the “985 Strength Discipline Innovation Platform” project, and enjoys an excellent reputation worldwide. It is ranked 49th internationally and 2rd domestically according to Thames university ranking list in 2010. It was established by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1958, as a strategic action by the Chinese government, to meet China’s science and technology needs and increases the country’s international competitiveness. CAS integrated its resources with USTC, with the aim of educating top talent in cutting-edge, interdisciplinary science and technology. 

    Brief Introduction for Major:

       Software engineering is an evolving discipline which aims to build and maintain effective, practical and high-quality software using engineering methods(systematic, standardized and quantitative method). With the objective, software engineering relies on combination of both time-enduring management technologies and state of the art. Software engineering draws on traditional engineering principles and methods to improve quality and reduce costs. Among them, computer science and mathematics are used to build the model and algorithm; engineering is used to develop the specification, design paradigm, evaluate costs and determine trade-offs; management methods are used for planning and managing resources, quality, and cost.

       A new round of technological revolution driven by information technology leads to the rapid development in Internet, cloud computing, Internet of things, knowledge services, intelligence services, etc. However, an important restraining factor of software industry development is the lack of high-level software engineers with technical and management skills, as well as innovative capability. 
     This program will encompass both software engineering technology and software engineering management. Students will have sound theoretical foundation, rich practical experience, along with management skills. 

    Why choose this program:

    The student will master fundamental software engineering knowledge and skills;

    The student will acquire knowledge of management and industry standards;

    The student will have analytical thinking and problem-solving ability;

    The student will have foresight of industry technology and market trends, basing on which to realize product planning, system design and market analysis;

    The student will have practical experience, and be able to undertake the design, development and management of products independently;

    The student will have management talent of international project management.

    Admission Requirement:

    Eligible to apply, students who hold:

    1. A bachelor degree based on science & engineering

    2. TOEFL iBT (83), IELTS 6.0. No English language test score is required for students who have a degree from an English-speaking university.

    3. GMAT/GRE is not mandatory. However a good score strengthens the application. 


    1、Submit application materials in person or send by post-mail and make sure your application materials arrive in the office before May 15th, 2015.

    2、Applicants are encouraged to contact USTC professors in related research field before submission of application materials and if have obtained pre-acceptance from USTC professor, please submit proof document of pre-acceptance together with application materials.

    3、Applicants may needto be interviewed depending on the result of first review and requirement from USTC International Student Admission Committee, which will be notified later. 

    Required application materials

    1. application form

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    2. Notarized photocopies of Bachelor’s degree certificate and transcripts for Bachelor’s degree education; applicants who will be graduating and obtaining Bachelor’s degree certificate before July 2014 should provide Pre-graduation Certificate issued by the university (Original Bachelor’s degree certificate and transcripts are required on registration if get admission)

    3. Photocopy of passport (including pages with Chinese visa or residence permit, if have)

    4. Foreigner Physical Examination Form

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    5. Study plan (no less than 800 words)

    6. Curriculum Vitae

    7. Two recommendation letters from associate professors or professors from the university

    In addition to the above application materials, the university may require applicant to provide supplementary materials, depending on the circumstances.

    Application deadline: May 31 for degree study 


    1、Admission Notice and Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW202) will be issued by USTC. The admitted students should take their personal and ordinary passport, Admission Notice, Visa Application Form (JW202), and original Form of Physical Examination Record for Foreigners as well as other original documents of physical examination to the Embassy or Consulate of the People's Republic of China in their home countries, and apply for student visa (X1 visa). 

    2、Students shall come to USTC for registration during the dates indicated on the Admission Notice (Sept.2015) with the aforementioned documents. Students must enter China with ordinary passport and X1 visa. 


    Tuition Fee: RMB 70000 Yuan

    Insurance Fee: RMB 800 Yuan Per Acdemic Year

    Accommodation: RMB 1800 Yuan Per Month 

    Contact Information:

    International Affairs Office, University of Science and Technology of China

    96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei 230026


    Tel: 0086-551-3603144

    Fax: 0086-551-3632579



    2015 USTC "Chinese Government Scholarship – University Postgraduate Program" 

    Application Deadline

    March 15, 2015 (for online application) 

    Application Procedure

    Step 1: Online Application for CSC Scholarship

    Log on the on-line application system to do an on-line registration and application ( Agency code for USTC is 10358. 

    After filling in the application form online, applicants must click the “submit” button and print out application form in the application system. Sign and put a recent photo on the application form. Scan the application form and upload it later on USTC application system. 


    Please fill in the exact “Family name”, “Given name” and passport number as shown on your passport, and make sure the email address and “present contact address” (postal address for admission documents) correct and valid.

    If choose to learn Chinese language prior to major study, please fill in the “duration of elementary Chinese study” as 2015-9-1 to 2016-7-15 and “duration of major study” as 2016-9-1 to 2019-7-15 (for instance of 3-year program). If choose English-taught program, please fill in the “duration of major study” as 2015-9-1 to 2018-7-15 (for instance of 3-year program). 

    Step 2: Online Application for USTC Admission

    The online application ( includes filling in the application form and uploading supporting documentations. 

    Create your online application ID with a valid email account and input a password of your own. You will receive a confirmation email. The reference number should be indicated at enquiries concerning your application AT ALL TIMES. Log on your application ID and fill in all the information and upload required documents. The online application can be accessed and edited as many times as you like before the deadline of application. Your information will be automatically saved once you click "NEXT" when you finish each step. Submit your application form by clicking "Confirm and Submit" upon completion. Note that once your application pass "file review", your information CANNOT be changed. You can click "Status" in the Quick Links to check your application status. 

    Step 3: Original Application Documents Submission

    After applying online, applicants must submit application materials to Office of International Cooperation of USTC by post mail or in person (application materials submitted by email will not be accepted). Application materials arriving after April 10, 2015 will not be accepted.

    Application materials (in duplicate, A4 size)

    1.Application form for Chinese Government Scholarship with signature and recent photo. Photocopy of passport (ordinary passport).

    Notarized photocopy of degree certificate and academic transcript. If applicants are university students, they must also provide documents showing their status as university students and pre-graduation certificate; if applicants are already employed, they must also provide documents showing their status as on-post employees and permission of release. 

    2.A study or research proposal (no less than 800 words). 


    4.Two letters of recommendation from full professors or associate professors (with number and email address). 

    6.Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form

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    Applicants for programs instructed in Chinese but do not apply for one-year Chinese language courses, must provide the photocopy of HSK certificate (at least level 4) or other proof of their Chinese language proficiency; applicants for programs instructed in English must provide the photocopy of IELTS or TOFEL result or other proof of their English proficiency (except those whose mother tongue is English). 

    ※ Application materials will NOT be returned regardless of the application result. 

    ※ Please make sure you send out two complete sets of all the required document and specify on the envelop "Application for CSC scholarship". 

    Postal address:

    Office of International Cooperation, University of Science and Technology of China, 96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei, 230026, Anhui, China 

    Admission Procedure

    1) USTC will review all the application materials arriving before the deadline. Decisions for admission and granting the scholarship will be made on the basis of applicants’ academic record, research abilities and other aspects related. 

    2) The list of nominated candidates will be sent to China Scholarship Council (CSC) for review at the end of April, 2015. 

    3) After the name list is approved by CSC, the scholarship awardees will be notified by USTC and admission documents will be posted to the awardees in July. 

    4) New school year shall start in September, 2015. The specific date of registration will be written on the admission notice. 

    Contact Information

    Office of International Cooperation

    University of Science and Technology of China

    96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei, 230026, Anhui, P. R. China

    Tel: 86-551-63603144, 86-551-63600279

    Fax: 86-551-63632579

    E-mail: (the only email address for CSC application in USTC; messages sent to other email addresses may not be received or answered properly)



    For more information about USTC-SSE or USTC-SKEMA Joint Program, please contact us:

    Foreign Language Seminar Room

    School of Software Engineering of USTC

    188 Renai Road, Dushu Lake Higher Education Town, Suzhou Industrial Park,

    Suzhou, Jiangsu, P.R.China

    Tel: 86-0512-68839305



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