【Study in China】- Admission Procedure of Chinese Universities for International Applicants

Based on my years of experience, today, I will show you a comprehensive and complete enrollment procedure of Chinese university for your reference.

You may have read many articles that introduce you to the application steps for Chinese universities, but you may rarely think about the enrollment process from the eyes of Chinese colleges/universities. Learning more about the enrollment procedure of Chinese universities will help us deepen our comprehensive understanding of applying for China universities and some methods to improve the success rate of application can be summarized maybe. Different Chinese schools have different admission processes for international students. For example, some schools need an interview when recruiting freshmen while others do not. Some schools need you to send the application materials to their office, while others only need you to send the scanned copies of your application documents to them by mail. Based on my years of experience, today, I will show you a comprehensive and complete enrollment process of Chinese university for your reference. If you also have a plan to study in China, just read this post step by step. Hope this admission procedure of Chinese universities for international applicants who want to study in China will be helpful to you.

Step 1: Formulate Enrollment Plans and Release Admission Brochures

Step 2: Promote the University Programs Through Various Channels

Step 3: Collect and Preliminarily Review the Application Documents From Applicants

Step 4: Review the Candidates' Materials Again by Academic Departments

Step 5: Arrange Interviews for Candidates Who Have Passed the Previous Review

Step 6: Submit the Information of the Students to Be Admitted to the Superior Department for Approval

Step 7: Issue Pre-admission Letter, Collect Deposit or Tuition Fee and Apply for Visa Form for Approved Applicants

Step 8: Deliver the Formal Admission Notice and Visa Application Form to Students

Step 9: Guide Students to Complete the Registration Process

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What's the common admission procedure of Chinese universities for international applicants who want to study in China? Of course, most schools' admission process may only contain a few steps among the procedure I listed, but it's always not bad to know more and be well prepared for it. You may have read many articles that introduce you to the application steps, but you rarely think about the enrollment process from the eyes of Chinese colleges/universities, and my sharing will take you to uncover the mystery of Chinese Universities from another perspective.

Step 1: Formulate Enrollment Plans and Release Admission Brochures

In Chinese universities, the recruitment and management of international students are usually carried out by independent departments, such as the School of International Education, College for Overseas Education, International College, etc. We can usually find the latest Admission Information of the University on their official website, WeChat Subscription Account, and other places, which is also the most reliable way to find application information. The enrollment brochures usually clearly indicate the enrollment program, application time, application requirements, application process, scholarship information, etc. of the school. But if the enrollment brochure we found does not mention the year of enrollment, it may not be up-to-date or reliable. It is common for Chinese universities to have their own English websites. Therefore, it is not difficult to find the admission information of the target university.

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Step 2: Promote the University Programs Through Various Channels

At the present stage, most ordinary colleges and universities cooperate with some agencies in international students enrollment, and agents can also publicize the brand of universities abroad. In the normal years before the COVID-19 outbreak, some universities even went abroad together to carry out education exhibitions, so as to let more students know about their programs. In addition, advertising on famous educational websites and publicity on social media are also the promotion methods of universities. Of course, if it is those Chinese government scholarship programs, the application paths are already overcrowded without promotion. For applications for Chinese government scholarships, you can usually consult the local Chinese Embassy. What's the following admission procedure of Chinese universities for international applicants who want to study in China? Please keep reading on!

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Step 3: Collect and Preliminarily Review the Application Documents From Applicants

After students submit application materials to the university through the school's application system, e-mail, Chinese Government Scholarship Information System, or agency, the admission office will preliminarily review their documents within a certain period. If your documents meet the requirements of the school, your application will be moved to the next step. On the contrary, if your application documents are incomplete, do not meet the requirements, or your academic performance does not meet the admission standards of the school, the school may ignore your application, return your application, or even directly reject your application in this step. By the way, many schools do not process students' documents until they have paid the application fee, while others may postpone or even cancel this step. If you have educational experience in China, you will be more strictly reviewed in this step. Once you have any bad record in China, your application won’t be continued.

 
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Step 4: Review the Candidates' Materials Again by Academic Departments

If the applicants apply for a postgraduate program, their documents will be sent to the academic department/school for secondary review after passing the preliminary review of the admissions office. In this step, many applications will be eliminated if the competition is too fierce. For undergraduate applicants, this step is usually unnecessary, or the admissions office will take an examination to further confirm the admission qualification of students. However, at present, the way of screening talents by holding examinations is usually held only in a few famous universities, and the admission of undergraduates in most schools mainly depends on the application documents of students.

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Step 5: Arrange Interviews for Candidates Who Have Passed the Previous Review

The video interview is becoming more and more common in both undergraduate and graduate enrollment. During the online interview, students' language ability, outstanding personal characteristics, mental state, and professional quality will be displayed. It will be a pity if your documents are perfect but your interview performance is not satisfactory. Therefore, this step is really worthy of attention and preparation in advance which will also influence your scholarship level. Attractive self-introduction, fluent and clear Chinese or English expression, enthusiasm & politeness can be practiced better. At the same time, please make sure that there are no accidents in your interview equipment and network. What's the following admission procedure of Chinese universities for international applicants who want to study in China? Please keep reading on!

 
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Step 6: Submit the Information of the Students to Be Admitted to the Superior Department for Approval

If the student applies for programs funded by other institutions rather than universities, such as provincial government scholarships programs or Chinese government scholarships programs, the student's application also needs to be reviewed with relevant superior departments. But generally speaking, as long as you pass the school selection and are recommended by the university, you will have a great chance of getting the final admission/scholarship.

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Step 7: Issue Pre-admission Letter, Collect Deposit or Tuition Fee and Apply for Visa Form for Approved Applicants

In order not to waste the enrollment quota or scholarship quota of the school, the application fee, deposit or even part of the tuition fee may be charged in advance before the school officially accepts you. Generally speaking, if you complete the payment according to the requirements and procedures of the school, you will be officially admitted for sure. Meanwhile, some schools are confident enough or popular enough to officially admit you without any charge in advance. In addition, if your application documents are incomplete, you will be required to submit all documents before getting the formal admission notice. When you are officially admitted, the school will usually apply for the Visa Form (JW 201/202 Form) from the government for you at the same time, so that it can be sent to you together in the future. What's the following admission procedure of Chinese universities for international applicants who want to study in China? Please keep reading on!

 
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Step 8: Deliver the Formal Admission Notice and Visa Application Form to Students

During the pandemic period, even if you are officially admitted, you may only receive the electronic admission notice, then register online and participate in online classes. Only when China's border is open, most ordinary colleges will deliver paper Admission Letters and relevant documents to your home or your agent. If you want to know when international students will enter China, this article is worth reading. When we receive the package from the school, we must carefully read the relevant documents especially guidance, and carry out the next steps according to the requirements of the school.

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Step 9: Guide Students to Complete the Registration Process

Online registration during the COVID-19 duration is simple, but the ordinary offline registration process is complex. When you finally arrive at the school, all your original documents need to be checked, a new physical examination in the local hospital may also be required, the application for a residence permit for long-term students need to be completed within one month, and the relevant school fees need to be paid as soon as possible. Only when you successfully register as a new student of the school can the enrollment procedure be completed. Hope this admission procedure of Chinese universities for international applicants who want to study in China will be helpful to you.

 
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This is the most complete enrollment process I can sort out. As I mentioned earlier, most schools' admission procedures only include a few steps among these. The waiting time for application results usually ranges from a few days to a few months. After reading my post, I believe you must be able to apply for Chinese universities with ease and confidence. Am I right? Please refer to this admission procedure of Chinese universities for international applicants who want to study in China when you plan to start your preparation.

  • Submitted at Aug 15, 2021
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