2024 Application Guide to Undergraduate Program for International Students in Central South University

Time:2023-12-24    Visits:

1. Duration: 4-5 years

2. Catalogue and Instruction Language: see details in 2024 Undergraduate Programs in CSU.xlsx

3. Eligibility

1) Non-Chinese citizens who are in good health, hold a valid foreign passport, have obtained a high school diploma or equivalent and are willing to comply with Chinese laws and regulations of CSU.

2) Aged between 18-25 (born before May 30, 2006). Applicants who are under the age of 18(above 16) need an eligible guardian living in China.

3) Language requirements: students who apply for majors in science and engineering should obtain a minimum score of 260 in HSK4; for medical and other majors of arts, a minimum score of 200 in HSK5. Applicants who were taught in Chinese language in previous degree education are exempt from proving language proficiency.

4) Applicants must comply with the regulations (JW[2020] NO.12) issued by the Ministry of Education of PRC.

4. Charging Standard

Please refer to Charging Standards of Central South University.pdf

5. Financial Types

Funding Categories Coverage Application Time
Bilateral Programs of Chinese Government Scholarship(type A)
PS: see more on “CSC Scholarship-Bilateral Program”
Full scholarship covers tuition, accommodation fees (on campus), medical insurance and monthly stipends.
Partial scholarship includes parts of Full scholarship.
See more: https://intl.csu.edu.cn/zwb.htm
Central South University Scholarship (A Few) Full scholarship covers tuition, accommodation fees (on campus) and monthly stipends.
Partial scholarship includes tuition and accommodation fees (on campus).
From now on to June 10, 2024
Self-Supporting none From now on to June 10, 2024

According to the regulations of the Ministry of Education of P. R. China, international students must purchase comprehensive medical insurance while studying in China. International students who are admitted without insurance funded must purchase the insurance at their own expense. Uninsured students cannot register.

6. Materials Required:

1) Applicants are required to upload a video of self-introduction within one minute, and those who have HSK certificates must use Chinese to introduce themselves. The video must be in MP4 format with a capacity of less than 40MB.  

2) Photocopy of the first page of passport (Over one-year availability)

3) Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Record. Applicants should strictly check the items in accordance with the requirements of Physical Examination Record.pdf. An incomplete form(including sheets with no photos, no signs or stamps of doctors and hospitals) is regarded as an invalid form. The physical examination form shall be issued after October 1, 2023. The original piece is required during registration.

4) Photocopy of highest graduation certificate (or notarized Chinese/English translated document). Applicants who are still studying in senior high school or above and will graduate in June, are required to provide a pre-graduation certificate issued by current schools.

5) Transcript of the highest diploma (or notarized Chinese/English translated document)

6) Non-criminal record with an official stamp. The issue date shall be after October 1, 2023.

7) Transcript of HSK or other documents to prove your Chinese language proficiency.

8) Applicants under the age of 18 but above 16 must provide ID certificates, employment certificates and letter of commitment from the guardian living in China.

9) Bank deposit certificate to prove an equivalent of CNY 50,000 or more in the account of the applicant. (Only for applicants who apply for self-supporting programs).

10) Statement of not receiving any scholarships or forms of funding (please see format at Personal Statement.docx).

11) Other supporting materials. E.g. Applicants who apply for design-related majors are required to provide drawings or other materials.

7. Application Procedures

Step 1: Online Application

Log in to the homepage of School of International Education:  https://intl.csu.edu.cn/index.htm, click APPLY NOW, fill in the application form, submit the materials online and wait for the initial review (about 2-4 weeks).

Step 2: Pay the Application Fee

After passing the online initial review, please complete the application fee payment within two weeks, otherwise the application cannot be continued. If you fail to pass the initial review, NO NEED to pay this fee.

Step3: Final Review and Result Release

Students will be reviewed for final admission results depending on a comprehensive evaluation, and the admission letter and visa application form will be sent according to the final admission results. Application status will be informed in the CSU International Student Service System, please ensure that the registered email address is accurate, and keep yourself informed by checking the Application System constantly. The final Financial type will be subject to the Admission Notice.  

8. Notes

1) The materials mentioned above shall be provided in English or Chinese. Materials in any other language should be notarized in Chinese or English.

2) The application fee will not be returned regardless of admission results. Applicants who have passed the final review are not guaranteed the scholarship and only the most prospective ones will be offered the scholarship. The final Financial type will be subject to the Admission Notice. If there is any fraud in the application materials, the application will be disqualified. In registration, all the original documents will be reviewed and the admission will be canceled if there is any fraud or inconsistency.

9. Contacts

Admission Office, School of International Education, CSU

Address: Library 214, Main Campus of Central South University, 932 Lushan South Road, Changsha City, Hunan Province

Tel:+86-0731-88836410, (non-medical majors consultation), 82650391(medical majors consultation)


Email: admissions@csu.edu.cn


https://intl.csu.edu.cn/zwb.htm (Chinese)

https://intl.csu.edu.cn/index.htm (English)