2023 Application Guide for International Graduate Students
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Disciplines and Duration

Field of Study


Language of Instruction



Science, Engineering, Economics, Management, Literature, Arts, Education and Law


3 years

2 years


4 years



3 years


3-4 years


l For more information about the programs, please visit the program list at http://iso.hust.edu.cn/.

l Students registered in the English-medium degree programs shall pass the Chinese Language Proficiency Test (HSK Level 3) before they apply for graduation and degree.

Eligibility and Requirements

- Education background

Outstanding academic performance and potential.

Applicants for Masters programs should have been conferred the Bachelors Degree or above, be under the age of 35;

Applicants for Doctoral programs should have been conferred the Masters Degree or above, be under the age of 40;

Both should be equivalent to those of the Chinese related degrees.

- Language Proficiency

Chinese Medium:

HSK4 with scores 180 or above for programs of Science, Engineering and Medicine;

HSK5 with scores 180 or above for programs of Economics, Management, Literature, Education, Philosophy, Arts and Law.

Or the previous degree education was instructed in Chinese.

English Medium:

TOEFL 80 or above;

GRE General 310 or above;

IELTS 6.0 or above;

other certificates of the same proficiency level which are accepted by HUST;

Or the previous degree education was instructed in English.

- Grade Point Average

3/4, 3.75/5, 75% or above.

Being various in different countries, GPA systems or the other equivalent systems are all accepted by the university.


l The above-mentioned requirements are the basic standard for all graduate applicants for HUST, not equal to the admission criteria which is decided by the individual department and might be higher.

l Current students can submit an enrollment certificate as the qualification certificate. Furthermore, the required degree certificate should be submitted upon registration if officially admitted.

Application and Admission Procedures

Application Period:

October 15, 2022 to January 15, 2023.

Step 1.

Log in to the online application system at http://admission.hust.edu.cn/.

Step 2.

Choose a program, upload the required documents, complete and submit your application.

Step 3.

Finish the payment of the application fee in due time.

Step 4.

The application will be reviewed by the International Admission and Cooperation Office, SIE, HUST.

If qualified, you will be guided to the Online Language Proficiency Test in the form of objective questions.

Close attention to the status of your application process and your email account is highly recommended.

Step 5.

Applications will be evaluated by the school/department concerned.

Applicants that pass the evaluation will receive a Nomination Letter for Admission.

Step 6.

The university will select scholarship candidates among the applicants, and nominate them to the relevant authority.

Step 7.

The university will issue the Admission Notice and Visa Application Form to both scholarship winners and self-support students.


l A Nomination Letter for Admission is a document issued by HUST to indicate that you are nominated for acceptance to study at HUST. The final decision for admission will be determined by HUST International Admission Committee.

l The documents uploaded should be clear, complete, true, and valid. Incomplete or false applications will be rejected.  

l Please check the status of your admission process and the admission package tracking number through the application system rather than emails or phone calls.

Application Fee

Applicants shall pay the application fee (non-refundable) of 600 CNY/100 USD in 15 days upon completing the online application successfully by:

√ Chinese bank card (China UnionPay)

√ Alipay

√ WeChat Pay

√ International bank card (VISA/Master)

Documents for Application

1. Passport with at least 12 months validity

2. Notarized Academic Certificate

An official certificate of your highest education or the official document of enrollment issued by the current school.

3. Academic Transcripts

Transcripts should be from the undergraduate program onwards.

4. Personal Statement

Introduce yourself in details, explain your understanding of China, the reasons and your expectations for studying at HUST.

5. Personal Introduction Video

Please record and submit a video in English or Chinese within 60 seconds.

6. Study Plan/Research Proposal

More than 1,000 characters or words, in Chinese or English;

Structure: Title, Abstract, Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Significance of Research, Reference.

Details: Introductory background, Research questions, Aims/Objectives, Expected Results, etc.

Future academic/career objectives (Preferred).

7. Writing Sample

  The writing sample is not a paper written specifically for your application but a written work submitted for either a grade or publication.

The preferred paper to submit is one closely related to the field of study you wish to pursue in the division.

8. Language Proficiency Certificate

9. 2 Recommendation Letters

Signed by your former professors/associate professors, or the renowned in the field of your future study.

10. CV

Including educational background, work experience, and publication list if available.

11. Physical Examination Form

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Those who are studying or working in China could upload the Health Certificate or Residence Permit instead.

12. Certificate of Non-criminal Record

A certificate issued by the police station or law enforcement agency certifying that you have no previous criminal record.

13. Financial Certification/Bank Statement

5,000 USD or above.

Not required for the applicants for Chinese Government Scholarship.

14. <Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship>

Applicants for the Chinese Government Scholarship - Chinese University Program to study at HUST need to submit this form online.

Please apply online at Chinese Government Scholarship Information System (http://www.campuschina.org/), submit, and click “print the application form” for downloading the form.

Program Category: Type B

Agency No. of HUST: 10487.

Note: All application documents must be in Chinese or English edition.

Tuition (CNY/Year)


Language of Instruction

Engineering, Science,  Economics & Management

Literature, Arts, Education & Law


Master’s Programs









Doctoral Programs









Note: For the Master’s Program in China-EU Institute for Clean and Renewable Energy, the tuition is 40,000 CNY/year.


HUST offers scholarships to excellent applicants under the scheme of Chinese Government Scholarship.

Applicants for scholarship directly through HUST need to complete the online application at CSC Information System first and then complete the HUST online application.

Applicants for scholarship through other authorities are welcome to complete the HUST online application for receiving the Nomination Letter for Admission.

Please click Application Guide for Chinese University Program (CUP) in HUST.

More information and policy about the scholarship could be found at



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