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2021 Admission Guide for International Students Date of release :: 2021-04-06

I Brief GDUT
1. General Info
Established: 1958
Full time students: More than 46000
Faculty members: More than 2000
GDUT is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary and key provincial university of the High Level University Construction Project of Guangdong Province.For more information about the university, please visit GDUT website https://www.gdut.edu.cn/.
2. World Rankings
USNews 2020: Ranking 1112nd overall and top 268th in the category of Engineering.
THE 2020: Ranks 801-1000 overall and 43-70 in Mainland China. Also ranks 196th in THE Emerging Economics University ranking 2020.
ESI: 5 academic disciplines listed by ESI as the worlds top 1%, including Engineering, Materials Science, Computer Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science/Ecology.
II Eligibility
For Undergraduate Programs
1. Applicants should be healthy and well-behaved, and have a foreign citizenship and an educational background equivalent to that of the Chinese high school diploma.Applicants should abide by the laws and decrees of the Chinese government and related rules of university, honor the Chinese social morality and customs, and will not participate in any activities in China which are inappropriate to the capacity as a student.
2. Applicants should have good academic records and provide the following documents, including but not limited to.
2.1 High school transcripts (original /notarized copy in English or Chinese).
2.2 Transcripts of National/Regional official high school graduation examination
2.3 Applicants who have studied in China should provide the Discipline Record from previous school or university.
3. Applicants should be 18 or above by 1 September 2021.The applicants under the age of 18 shall provide certified documents of designation signed by their entrusted legal guardians in China
4. Chinese Language Requirements
4.1 HSK (level IV) certificate or above is required for applicants who would like to study in the programs of science and engineering HSK (level V) certificate is required for applicants who would like to study in the programs of liberal arts, economic and management.
4.2 For applicants who haven’t reached the required Chinese language level, they can apply to study Chinese language in IEC first. After obtaining HSK (level IV) certificate or above, they can apply for the major study.
5. English Language Requirements
For non-native English speakers who apply for English-taught programs, they should provide a score report of English Proficiency test (TOEFL 80+/ IELTS 5.5+). For applicants who cannot offer the above-mentioned standardized English test results, they will be required to participate in an additional oral or written English test organized by IEC.
6. Study Requirements for Ethnic Chinese
If the applicant’s parents or one of the parents are Chinese or the applicant has emigrated from Chinese mainland, Hongkong, Macao and Taiwan and acquired foreign nationality for, according to the No.12 Announcement of the Ministry of Education of People’s Republic of China (2020), they must be naturalized for 4 years or more and have more than 2 years of residence in foreign countries during the past 4 years.
For Graduate Programs
1. Applicants should be healthy and well-behaved, and have a foreign citizenship. Applicants for Master’s degree programs should have an undergraduate study background equivalent to that of the Chinese Bachelor’s degree. Applicants for Doctoral programs should have a Master study background equivalent to that of the Chinese Master’s degree.
Applicants should abide by the laws and decrees of the Chinese government and related rules of university, honor the Chinese social morality and customs, and will not participate in any activities in China which are inappropriate to the capacity as a student.
2. Applicants should have good academic records, and provide the following documents (including but not limited to)
2.1 Highest degree certificate or diploma(original /notarized copy in English or Chinese version).
2.2 Transcripts from highest degree education institution (original /notarized copy in English or Chinese version).
2.3 Personal statement and a brief research plan (800 words). Doctoral degree program applicants need to submit a brief introduction of research experience.
2.4 Two recommendation letters from scholars who have title of associate professor or higher.
2.5 Applicants who have studied in China should provide the Discipline Record from previous school or university.
3. Chinese Language Requirements
3.1 HSK (level IV) certificate or above is required for the applicants who would like to study in the programs of science and engineering HSK (level V) certificate is required for the applicants who would like to study in the programs of liberal arts, economic and management.
3.2 For applicants who haven’t reached the required Chinese language level, they can apply to study Chinese language in IEC first. After obtaining HSK (level IV) certificate or above, they can apply for the major study.
4. English Language Requirements
For non-native English speakers who apply for English medium programs, they should provide a score report of English Proficiency test (TOEFL 80+/ IELTS 5.5+). For applicants who cannot offer the above-mentioned standardized English test results, they will be required to participate in an additional oral or written English test organized by IEC.
5. Study Requirements for Ethnic Chinese
If the applicant’s parents or one of the parents are Chinese or the applicant has emigrated from Chinese mainland, Hongkong, Macao and Taiwan and acquired foreign nationality for, according to the No.12 Announcement of the Ministry of Education of People’s Republic of China (2020), they must be naturalized for 4 years or more and have more than 2 years of residence in foreign countries during the past 4 years.
For Chinese Language Training Programs
Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens in good health, with valid passport. The applicants under the age of 18 (by Date of the year of admission) shall provide certified documents of designation signed by their entrusted legal guardians in China. Applicants should abide by the laws and decrees of the Chinese government and related rules of university, honor the Chinese social morality and customs, and will not participate in any activities in China which are inappropriate to the capacity as a student.
III Application Procedures
1. Application method
1.1 Online Application
Visit https://iec.gdut.edu.cn, click the "Online Application" and then proceed with the application, or visit https://apply.gdut.edu.cn and continue with a guideline. After registration, please complete the "GDUT Application Form for International Students" correctly and completely within the application period, and upload the supporting documents and pay the application fee as required.
1.2 Email Application
Applicants download the “Application Form for International Students” and complete it correctly and completely within the application period, then submit needed documents as related program required to admission@gdut.edu.cn and pay application fee. If necessary, applicants may be required to submit extra materials.
Notes: Applications with incomplete documents or without application fee payment will not be processed. Application materials will not be returned. The application fee is not refundable.
Applicants who are found to be in breach of academic ethics, professional ethics, honesty and trustworthiness, etc., will not be admitted or admission/study qualification will be cancelled after this breach has been verified.
2. Comprehensive Evaluation
2.1 Documents Review
Applicants should submit all information and documents accurately and completely before the deadline for the evaluation. Otherwise, the application will not be considered.
2.2 Examination &amp Interview
Applicants who pass the application document review will be admitted to the interview. And applicants will be informed of the interview arrangement when prepared.
3. Visa Application
Admitted applicants must bring their passport, Admission Letter, Visa Application Form (JW202/201), Physical Checkup Record Form as well as Blood Test Record to the local Chinese Embassy/Consulate or other official missions authorized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China to apply for a student visa (X1/X2 visa).
IV Programs for Intl students
1. Undergraduate Programs
1.1 Undergraduate Programs (English-taught)
a. Computer Science and Technology
b. International Economics and Trade
c. Check Appendix V for more information.
1.2 Undergraduate Programs (Chinese-taught)
Check Appendix VI for more information.
2. Graduate Programs
Check Appendix VII for more information.
3. Chinese Training Programs
V Study Duration, Degree &amp Diploma
1. The duration of study for undergraduate programs in Guangdong University of Technology is four years (Architecture requires five years). The programs are delivered in Chinese and some of them taught in English. Bachelors degree and graduation certificate will be awarded, if students finish all the required courses and pass the thesis defense.
2. Master’s degree programs in Guangdong University of Technology lasts two to three years, while doctoral degree programs last three years. The programs are delivered in Chinese, with part of them taught in English. A graduation certificate will be awarded to students who have met all graduation requirements. A master’s degree or doctoral degree will be awarded to students who have met the related requirements of degree conferment.
3. Chinese Language Training Programs provided to international students is from one month to two years. Study Certificate will be awarded when international students finish all the required courses.
VI Tuition fee etc.
1. Tuition and Application fees
Visit Vhttps://iec.gdut.edu.cn/info/1093/1884.htm for details.
Notes:
1) Admitted degree students must pay their first-year tuition fee during their registration in Guangdong University of Technology. Otherwise, they will not be allowed to register.
2) Application fee is not refundable.
3) Textbooks and other teaching materials will be charged according to actual costs.
2. On-campus Accommodation
2.1 International students who need to live in campus will be allocated by the university according to their majors. Deposit for on-campus accommodation is RMB1500/person,which will be refunded when check-out. Bills of campus WIFI service, beddings, water and electricity are not included.Fees above-mentioned are subject to change.
Visit https://iec.gdut.edu.cn/info/1093/1884.htm for details.
2.2 Off-campus dwelling
International students who need to dwell off campus must submit application for Off-campus Dwelling and obtain the consent from the school. Off-campus dwelling international students must sign formal and legal lease contract with the landlord.
3. Others
3.1 Insurance
International students must be medically insured throughout their entire planned period of study in China. Premium: RMB800/12 months, RMB400/6 months.
3.2 Medical checkup and visa fees
Medical checkup and visa or residence permit application fees will be charged according to actual costs by related institutions.
VII Scholarships for new degree students
For applicants with outstanding academic achievements, leadership qualities and special talents, we offer a range of scholarships and awards for new degree students.
1. Guangdong Government Outstanding International Student Scholarship
Application time usually starts from early March 2021 to early July 2021.
2. GDUT Scholarship for International Students
Application time usually starts from early March 2021 to early July 2021.
VIII Application,Admission &amp Registration
1. Application Period
1.1 Self-funded Applicants
Application time for degree students starts from February 2021 to 16 July 2021.
Application time for Chinese Language Training is accessible at all times in 2021.
2. Admission Period
Based on overall evaluation of application documents and interview, IEC will release the admission results by batch. Please follow our official website for latest notices.
3. Registration Period
Registration period for new degree students usually will be in early September. Please check your Admission Notice for specific registration time.
Language students may check the Admission Notice for registration arrangement.
During registration, the admitted students should bring their ordinary passport (diplomatic passport and service passport will not be accepted), Admission Notice, Visa Application Form (JW202/JW201) and student visa. Original or notarized diploma or transcripts of your previous study period in English or Chinese should also be provided for rechecking during the official registration. Otherwise, the admission will be considered invalid.
IV Others
1. If the higher authorities issue new policies in the year of 2021, we will make corresponding adjustments and announce any changes in a timely way.
2. In case of any inconsistency occurs, the Chinese version of notice shall prevail. IEC reserves the right of final interpretation.
X Contact
International Student Affairs Office
Office: Room 721,Library Building,Dongfeng Campus,GDUT
Add: No.729 Dongfengdong Road, YueXiu District, Guangzhou, P.R. China 510090
Tel.: 0086-20-37626172
Email:admission@gdut.edu.cn
February, 2021

Appendix
1. Application Form for International Students for Degree Study
2. Application Form for International Students for Language IFC study
3. Authorization Letter of Guardian
4.《教育部关于规范我高等学校接受国际学生有关工作的通知》(教外函〔2020〕12号)
5. Undergraduate programs (English-taught)
6. Undergraduate programs (Chinese-taught)
7. Graduate programs

Visit https://iec.gdut.edu.cn/info/1093/1884.htm for details.

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