2021 Application Guide to Undergraduate Program for International Students in Central South University

Time:2021-01-22    Visits:

1. Duration: 4-5 years

2. Catalogue and Instruction Language: see details in  2021 Undergraduate Programs in CSU.pdf

3. Eligibility

1)Excellent Non-Chinese citizens, with no criminal records and in good health. An applicant (whose one parent or both are Chinese citizens settling abroad) born with a foreign nationality applying for admission as a foreign student, must hold a valid foreign passport or nationality certificate for more than 4 years, and within the last 4 years (up to April 30 in the year of admission), one shall have a record of living abroad for more than 2 years (the actual residence for 9 months in a year can be calculated as 1 year). The calculation is based on entry and exit stamps. Proof of the renunciation of Chinese nationality is required.

    2)Applicants must hold a high school degree or its equivalent and should be 18-25 years old(born before May 30, 2003). Applicants who are under the age of 18 shall be no less than 16 years old with an eligible guardian living in China.

    3)Language requirements: students who apply for majors of science and engineering should obtain a minimum score of 220 in HSK4; for major of Chinese language and literature, a minimum score of 200 in HSK5, and for medical and other majors of arts, a minimum score of 260 in HSK4. Students who cannot meet the requirement of Chinese competence shall take a one-year preparatory course of the Chinese language and meet relevant Chinese language standards before embarking on their programs. Applicants who have taken a degree program whose instruction language is Chinese are exempt from proving their linguistic competence.

    4. 2021 Charging Standard

    Please refer to the  2021 Charging Standards of Central South University.pdf.

    5. Financial Types

Funding Categories Coverage Application Time
Bilateral Programs of Chinese Government Scholarship(typeA)
PS:see more on “CSC Scholarship-Bilateral Program”
Full scholarship covers tuition, accommodation fee, medical insurance, and living expenses.
Partial scholarship includes parts of Full scholarship.
From now on to April 30, 2021
Central South University Scholarship (A Few) Full scholarship covers tuition, accommodation fee, medical insurance, and living expenses.
Partial scholarship includes parts of Full scholarship.
From now on to May 30, 2021
Self-Supporting none From now on to May 30, 2021

    6. Materials Required:

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

    2)Photocopy of  Physical Examination Record.pdf. Applicants should strictly be examined in accordance with the requirement of Physical Examination Record for Foreigner. Incomplete form(including sheets with no photos, no signs, and stamps of physicians and hospitals) is regarded as invalid. The examination date shall be after December 1, 2020. The original piece is required during registration.

    3)Photocopy of Highest graduation certificate (or notarized Chinese/English translated document). If the applicant is currently a student, the pre-graduation certificate issued by the school is required.

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

    5)Non-criminal record with an official stamp. The issue date shall be after December 1, 2020.

    6)Transcript of HSK or other documents to prove your linguistic competence.

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

    8)Other supporting materials.

    7. Application Procedures

    Step 1: Online Application:

    Log in CSU China International Student Service System and register online: 

    http://application.csu.edu.cn/member/login.do. Choose certain portals, fill in the application form, submit the materials online and wait for the results (about 2-4 weeks).

    Step 2: Pay the Application Fee

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

    Step3: Final Review and Result Release

    According to the application situation, the students will be reviewed for final admission results, 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 China International Student Service System. The final Financial type will be subject to the Admission email. Please keep yourself informed by checking the Application System on time.    

    8. Notes

    1)The materials mentioned above shall be provided in English or Chinese. Materials in any other languages 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 for the scholarship and only the most prospective ones will be offered the scholarship. The final Financial type will be subject to the Admission email. Applicants will be disqualified as soon as they are found providing forgery materials.

    3)The winter vacation period is from January 26 to February 27, 2021, and the application review will be postponed accordingly.

    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:+86-731-88836410, (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)


                                    School of International Education

Jan 22, 2021