East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) is located in Shanghai -- the most vibrant economic heart of China. ECUST has been the world’s leading research-intensive university since it was founded in 1952, it is the first chemical industry oriented university in China that offers a wide range of elite programmes and produces graduates who make enormous achievements globally. ECUST has always been making every endeavor to develop its united and pioneering spirit and is dedicated to providing its students with advanced knowledge and skills in an academic environment full of intellectual stimulation and scientific innovation.

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📚About the Program

Bachelor’s in Dual Degree Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering & Technology (JMD) at East China University of Science and Technology + Overseas University

JMD at a Glance

• We're proud to be a world-leading higher education institution in China to launch the very pioneering “Joint Multi-Degree (JMD) Programme” which opens up global study hubs for future leaders, dedicated to the delivery of an exclusive university pathway for international students across the world. What makes this programme unique is down to three key components: faster, better, and stronger. We believe that this approach would give you an unrivaled study experience and the best chance of a successful career upon graduation

FASTER: JMD is designed to offer a time- and cost-efficient programme that enables you to complete more degrees within a shorter duration. It takes only 4 years to get 3 degrees including two Bachelor Degrees:one from ECUST and one from a chosen JMD partner university, plus one optional Master Degree from any chosen university in the JMD-bridged country.

BETTER: By building partnerships with prestigious partners in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australasia around the globe, JMD Programme also provides an exclusive solution for students not only to get more degrees, but also to obtain more invaluable opportunities to develop and share global perspectives.You can benefit from the internationally informed curricula as well as multicultural environments to live and learn in. This programme also facilitate the world-leading research that takes place at ECUST.

STRONGER: JMD Programme is committed to building an elite education pathway to equip you with stronger knowledge, skills and attributes to be globally employable and to make a positive contribution to the world, by leveraging the merits of leading Eastern and Western institutions. You will be provided with the most cutting-edge knowledge, international outlook as well as practical experience in a real-life context, which would secure you a successful career upon graduation.

I. Academic Highlights

Chemical Engineering and Technology of ECUST (Engineering, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Category), is one of the earliest established programmes of Chemical Engineering and Technology in China. In 2007, the programme was graded by the Ministry of Education as the first class of the Distinctive Programmes of Quality Programme in High Education. In 2010, it was listed as pilot program with "Outstanding Engineer Training Plan" by the Ministry of Education (the first batch). In 2012, the programme was approved as Comprehensive Reform Pilot Project. Besides, the programme passed the Engineering Education Professional Certification in 2008 and re-certification in 2014 by the Ministry of Education. This programme has a complete educational system with high-quality courses, national practice base for engineering education, all-English programme and a micro-programme primarily with MOOC courses.

II.Educational Objectives

• Chemical Engineering and Technology of ECUST pays attention to the cultivation of students' engineering practice ability and design ability, and its teaching quality ranks top among similar programmes in China. The graduated students are equipped with profound basic professional knowledge and strong practical ability. They have strong adaptability to different professional work in a wide range of engineering fields. The outstanding professional ability makes them welcomed by the enterprises and institutions in chemical industry and related industries.
• The programme aims to cultivate outstanding professionals in chemical engineering and related engineering fields. It places equal importance to knowledge, ability and quality cultivation. Theoretically, it is emphasized that students should have a solid mastery of theories and knowledge in math, physics and chemistry, computers, engineering machinery and other professional foundations in chemical engineering and technology. Practically, this programme emphasizes the development of practical skills and engineering capabilities, including lifelong learning, self-development, independent work, problem-solving, engineering design, engineering development, scientific research, and organizational management. In terms of comprehensive quality, Chemical Engineering and Technology emphasizes that chemical professionals should be of comprehensive excellence, including outstanding ideological, cultural, psychological and professional qualities. Chemical Engineering and Technology strives to empower the students after 5 years since graduation:
• (1) Work successfully in diverse careers i.e. industrial practices, academia, and research.
• (2) Understand the larger context of the problems faced during their career.
• (3) Through their professional accomplishments, enhance the reputation of ECUST.

III. Eligibility Check:

  • • 1.International students who hold foreign passports;
  • • 2.Completed high school with a high school diploma or higher academic qualifications;
  • • 3.No criminal records and in good physical and mental health;
  • • 4.Aged 16 or above, for applicants who are under 18 need to provide a a letter of guarantee from a legally recognized adult guardian residing in China.

IV. Language Requirements:

  • • 1.Proof of English - IELTS ≥6.0/ TOEFL ≥80 or other equivalent is needed for English-taught programmes.
  • • 2. Applicants who have no language scores need to take additional language courses.

V. Tuition Fees:

• Tuition Fees Year 1 & Year 2

ECUST: CNY 70,000 / year

Estimated International Tuiton Fee (3rd year)

University of Huddersfield: £ 21,900

VI. Scholarship

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📖Program Curriculum

Core Courses:
Chemical Engineering Design
Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering
Separation Engineering
Chemical Technology
Chemical Process Analysis and Development
Design for Principles of Chemical Engineering

🏫About East China University of Science and Technology + Overseas University


Founded in 1952, East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) is located in Shanghai, an economic, financial, commercial as well as a shipping center of China.

  • The first national key university featuring chemical engineering disciplines in P.R.C
  • One of the state-run and full-time institutions of higher education
  • One of the research-oriented national key universities directly regulated by the Ministry of Education of China
  • One of the National "211 Project" key construction universities
  • One of the National “985 Project” Advantage Discipline Innovation Platform for high-level universities
  • One of the first 6 universities in China that have established the National Technology Transfer Center

ECUST devotes itself to develop international cooperation and has established long-term and extensive academic exchanges and joint training cooperation with more than 200 universities, colleges, enterprises, and research institutions from all over the world, including the United States, Germany, Britain, France, Japan, Canada, South Korea, Australia, etc.

ECUST Academics:

It has a strong tradition of working with industries. The university is now developing into a multi-disciplinary higher educational institution with a balanced curriculum of science, engineering, economics, management, law, humanities, and arts spread across 15 academic schools.

The university offers 13 first level and 81 second-level doctoral programs, 25 first level, and 147 second-level master programs and 65 undergraduate programs. The total number of full-time students has reached around 24,140, including 15,460 undergraduates, 7,110 postgraduates studying for master's degrees, and 1,570 Ph.D. candidates.

Since 2007 the university has operated an exchange programme with the Technical University of Applied Sciences Lübeck in Germany. ECUST also operates a joint programme with L'École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie in Rennes and a joint business school with the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu in Romania.


Through ECUST's Joint Multi-Degree (JMD) Programme, they offer students the unique opportunity to study at two internationally renowned institutions: East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) and one of the world-class JMD partner universities in overseas countries: University of Dundee, University of Huddersfield, University of Portsmouth, and Curtin University.

COMING SOON: University of Birmingham

University of Dundee

• The University of Dundee was founded in 1881 and has developed a significant reputation for students entering the traditional professions, most notably law, medicine and dentistry as well as emerging areas such as life sciences. The Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design is one of the UK’s top rated art schools, while the University of Dundee School of Medicine is ranked in the top 5 in the UK. Dundee is also 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK for Law according to the Guardian University Guide 2020.
Dundee offers a wide range of subjects to study and world class teaching facilities, the university currently has over 16,000 students studying across a number of subject areas including life sciences, creative arts, business, accountancy, computing, law, engineering, medicine, and dentistry. Famous alumni includes: Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt (Pioneer of Radar), Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol), Sir James W. Black (Pharmacologist and Nobel Laureate), Alan Johnston (BBC journalist).
• Dundee is the fourth-largest city in Scotland, and lies on the east coast of the country on the River Tay, surrounded by hills and farmland. It has some of the lowest living costs for students in the UK, being 14% cheaper than the UK average. It is also Scotland’s sunniest city, the first UNESCO City of Design in the UK and home to the new V&A Dundee museum.
• Accommodation is guaranteed to all students who apply by the deadline, with four halls on or near the main campus. There are also University owned flats in the city which have been built or refurbished within the last ten years. The Accommodation office can assist students with finding private accommodation.

University of Huddersfield

• The University of Huddersfield can trace its roots back to 1825 and is a founding member of the Northern Consortium and a member of the Yorkshire Universities. It is situated on a single campus just outside the city in the north of England.
Over 18,000 students choose to study at Huddersfield and the University have an impressive record of graduate employment, with 94% of undergraduates and 93% of postgraduates in work or further study six months after graduating. 2,000 students every year also go on work placements.
• The University was announced as Entrepreneurial University of the Year at the Times Higher Education awards 2012, and University of the Year at the Times Higher Education awards 2013. It has been praised for its graduate employment scores and many courses offer a ‘sandwich’ option involving a work placement with numerous partner employers.
• The most popular courses are human and health sciences and due to its technical roots, the University often performs best in these and other vocational areas such as social work, teaching, engineering and music. Actor Sir Patrick Stewart of Star Trek fame is Chancellor and he has also taught drama master classes to students studying at the University. In 2011 it was rated highest in the country for international student satisfaction by the International Student Barometer.
• The main campus at Queensgate is south-east of Huddersfield town centre. Huddersfield is an ancient market town in West Yorkshire, 310km north of London and 16.6km south of Bradford, the nearest city. It is the 10th largest town in the UK and has one of the highest numbers of listed buildings in the UK.

University of Portsmouth

• The University of Portsmouth is located on the south coast of England, about 120km southwest of London. There are over 24,000 students enrolled, 5,200 of which are international.
• Portsmouth is a modern, multi-disciplinary university offering practical courses at undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research level across five faculties. Most bachelor's degrees include a one year paid work placement and the University is rated highly for student satisfaction and graduate employment.
• Portsmouth strengths lie in geology, earth and environmental sciences, pharmacy and sport science, psychology, mechanical engineering, software engineering, computing and computer science, law, criminology and criminal justice, forensic studies, international relations, journalism, architecture and property development. There is a full portfolio of business courses available including economics, accounting, finance, human resource management and law.
• Portsmouth was awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework and, internationally, was ranked in the top 150 of young universities in Times Higher Education World Rankings 2019 and in the top 500 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020. Portsmouth is also in the top 10 of the UK's most affordable cities for students in the Natwest Student Living Index 2019.
• Portsmouth is the UK’s only island city, located on the south coast of England, around 90 minutes away from London via train. Situated on the Solent, opposite the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth is a busy cosmopolitan naval and commercial port with around 240,000 inhabitants, 24,000 of which are students. The University of Portsmouth's seaside location makes it very easy to enjoy the pebbled beaches, public gardens and sport all year round, while Portsmouth has a strong maritime heritage and is the home of the Royal Navy. Many global companies have come to Portsmouth such as BAE Systems, EADS Astrium, VT Shipbuilding and the UK headquarters of IBM.

Curtin University


• Location: Curtin University is located in Perth, Western Australia. It has a main campus in Bentley and additional campuses in other parts of Western Australia, as well as international campuses in Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, and Mauritius.

• Establishment: Curtin University was established in 1966 as the Western Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT). It became Curtin University of Technology in 1986 and later dropped the "of Technology" to become Curtin University in 2011.

• Rankings and Reputation: Curtin University is globally recognized and has consistently ranked highly in various international university rankings. It is known for its strengths in research, particularly in areas such as minerals and energy, health, and information technology.

• Diverse Student Population: Curtin University has a diverse student population with students from over 130 countries. This diversity enriches the university's learning environment and provides students with opportunities to interact with peers from different cultural backgrounds.

• Courses and Programs: Curtin University offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programs across various fields of study, including business, engineering, health sciences, humanities, and more. The university is known for its innovative and industry-relevant courses that prepare students for successful careers.

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🏠 Accommodation

You will need to book the accommodation after you have been accepted.

You can choose to live on campus or off campus in private accommodation.

How to book:

  • Make a booking online after you have been accepted (in this case please let us know your choice when you apply).
  • Register when you arrive - its not possible to reserve a room before arriving. You can arrive a few days before and book it
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💰 Fees

Application Fee:

630 RMB

Tuition fee:

70,000 CNY per year

210,000 CNY in total

📬 Admissions Process

3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

Application step 1

Application step 2

Application step 3

Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

Required Documents:

  • Passport
  • Graduation certificate
  • Passport size photo
  • Official transcript
  • Personal statement
  • English certificate (You can take the English test online here)
  • Guarantor letter

Preparing documents:

You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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Application process:

Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

Once submitted to China Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

The university may contact you directly for further questions.

We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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