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Application Guidelines for Pre-Admission Letter of Sun Yat-sen University for the Bilateral Program of Chinese Government Scholarship (Only for Postgraduate Programs), 2019

I. Introduction

Bilateral Program includes a full or partial scholarship established by MOE in accordance with educational exchange agreements or consensus between Chinese government and governments of other countries, institutions, universities or international organizations.

 

II.  Eligibility  

1. Applicants should be non-Chinese with a valid foreign passport, and meet requirements in the “Notice of Regulating Admission of International Students in Colleges and Universities” ([2009]83).

2. Applicants should be in good health and meet the physical standards that are required for applying for a student visa or residence permit.

3. Education background and age limit:

(1) Be a bachelor’s degree holder and no more than 35 when applying for the master’s programs;

(2) Be a master’s degree holder and no more than 40 when applying for the doctoral programs. 

4. The applicant must have good scientific research ability and good knowledge of specialized courses. 

5. Language Proficiency:

(1) HSK 5 Certificate (with 180 points or above) or other equivalent Chinese Learning Certificates;

(2) Applicants who complete bachelor or master education with Chinese as the language of instruction should submit certificates of Chinese language proficiency issued by their schools and can be exempted from providing HSK Certificates after SYSU’s verification;

(3) Outstanding applicants who apply for the programme without adequate Chinese language proficiency must take a Chinese Language course for one academic year at other universities where has established agreements with SYSU and with the approval by Chinese Scholarship Council. Upon the completion of the course and the satisfaction of the language entry requirements, they can begin their studies with Chinese as the language of instruction.

6. Applicants should be friendly to China, hardworking and diligent in their studies, upstanding and law-abiding, without any recorded history of their having broken the rules and regulations of their school, and without any other security penalties or criminal record.

 

Ⅲ.  How to apply

Step 1: Complete the online application procedure at SYSU system

Visit International Student Service System (https://sysu.17gz.org/ ) to complete online application. Please choose “Chinese Government Scholarship-Bilateral Program(Pre-admission Letter)” when making the online application. Please mark “Application for Conditional Offer” on the first page of the paper Application Form.

* Please do select the major, fill out the study field and note down the degree type according to the Major Categories 2019 (appendix 1 & 2) on the hardcopies of the SYSU Application Form for International Students. If you fail to fill out the above information or the information does not consist with the Major Categories, your application may be considered invalid.

Step 2: Post the hard copies of application documents

Applicants are required to send all the required documents to Sun Yat-Sen University by post or in person before April 20, 2019.

(Postal address: Admission Office (Office for International Students’ Affairs Office), Sun Yat-sen University, No. 135 Xinggang Road West, Guagnzhou 510275 China, Tel: 86-20-84110819)

 

Ⅳ.  Application documents (Hardcopies in duplicate)

No.

Documents

Requirements

1

SYSU Application Form for International Students

Visit International Student Service System (https://sysu.17gz.org/) to complete online application.

2

Highest degree certificate

①Applicants for master’s programs should submit the bachelor’s degree certificate;

②Applicants for doctoral programs should submit the master’s degree certificate;

③Applicants who are currently studying at university should provide a pre-graduate certificate and the highest degree certificate (the original copy of the final degree certificate should be submitted to SYSU Admissions Office on the specified registration date; failure to do so will result in disqualification of enrollment.);

④Certificate in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by notarized translation in Chinese or English.  

3

Academic transcripts

①Applicants for master’s programs should submit the academic transcripts of bachelor’s studies;

②Applicants for doctoral programs should submit the academic transcripts of master’s studies. 

③Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by notarized translation in Chinese or English.

4

A Study plan or research proposal

①Should be in minimum 800 words;

②Written in Chinese or English.

5

Photocopy of valid passport

Should be an ordinary passport and a scanned color biographical page should be submitted.

6

Recommendation letters

Two letters of recommendation signed by professors or associate professors in Chinese or English.

7

Photocopy of HSK certificate

Applicants can refer to “II. Eligibility” for more details.

 Notes:

① Applicants are expected to submit a complete package of application documents before the application deadline. Incomplete application documents will be rejected. No matter whether the applicants are accepted or not, all the application documents will not be returned.

  • This Conditional Offer can only be used to apply for the Bilateral Program of Chinese Government Scholarship. The official admission notice will only be issued when the applicant is formally confirmed as a Chinese Government Scholarship student by Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC).

 

V. Application Deadline

 April 20, 2019 

 

VI. Additional Information

1. Students who are accepted should apply for the X1 visa at their country’s Chinese Embassy (or Chinese Consulate) with “Sun Yat-sen University Admission Notice” and “Visa Application for Study in China (JW201/202)”, and change X1 visa into a Residence Permit for Foreign Students within 30 days after enter China. Students who do not apply for the relevant visa and residence permit will have to drop out. SYSU does not accept students with non-student visas.

2. Students who are accepted must register at the date and the address according to “Sun Yat-sen University Admission Notice”.

3. Students who are accepted must show the Admission Notice, the original copy of the final Degree Certificate, the original copies of Academic Transcripts (including HSK Certificate) (documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be accompanied by notarized translation in Chinese or English), as well as the original and the photo copies of the passport and the Visa page on the registration date, to receive the freshmen’s qualification review.

4. Students’ Chinese language proficiency should meet the relevant regulations of the Ministry of Education and the requirements of SYSU before graduation.

 

VII. Contact Information

Address: Admission Office (Office for International Students’ Affairs Office), Sun Yat-sen University, No. 135 Xingang Road West, Guangzhou 510275 China

Tel: 0086-20- 84110819          

Fax: 0086-20-84115621

Email: admissions@mail.sysu.edu.cn      

Website: http://iso.sysu.edu.cn 

 

Appendix:

1. List of Sun Yat-sen University’s 2019 Doctoral Majors for International Students

2. List of Sun Yat-sen University’s 2019 Master’s Majors for International Students

3. A Notice on the Regulation of Chinese University’s Acceptance of International Students (教外来〔2009〕No.83)

 

* This English translation is only for reference. If there is any conflict or inconsistency between the Chinese version and the English versions, the Chinese version shall prevail.

Appendix: 1. SYSU Doctoral Graduate Student Major Catalogue 2019

2. SYSU Postgraduate Student Major Catalogue 2019

3. A Notice on the Regulation of Chinese University’s Acceptance of International Students (教外来〔2009〕No.83)