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🏫About Southwest University (SWU)

Situated near the beautiful Jialing River, at the foot of Jinyun Mountain—a state-level scenic spot, in Beibei Chongqing, known for its 600-hectare garden-style campus, Southwest University is a national key, comprehensive university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, one of the “211 Project” universities (top 100 universities in the 21st century gaining preferential support in the construction and development from Central Government of China.

Southwest University was established in July 2005 through the incorporation of former Southwest Normal University and Southwest Agriculture University, both of which could be traced back to their common origin, i.e. East Sichuan Teachers College in 1906.

After long-term construction and development, Southwest University has developed its running characteristics in teachers’ education and agricultural education. It excels in a number of disciplines including education, psychology and agronomy. Among them, the silkworm genome research takes the lead in the world; psychology and education have taken a national lead. Other great achievements include natural fallowing, silkworm gene bank, southwest ethnic education and psychology research, and human time cognition and so on. Hundreds of new technologies and achievements have brought with them outstanding social and economic benefits.

The following statistical data offer different aspects of SWU profile:

►Campus aspect: Big campus area of 600 hectares, with the facilities area of almost 1,500,000 square meters

►Disciplinary aspect: 12 disciplinary categories, covering 55 first class disciplines, 3 national key disciplines, 37 provincial or ministry key disciplines, 22 PhD degree programs of the first class disciplines, 19 post-doctoral research stations, 44 master’s degrees programs of the first class disciplines, 107 bachelor’s degree programs

►Faculty aspect: Nearly 2,800 full time teachers, over 1800 professors and associate professors (including research fellows), nearly 300 PhD supervisors, over 1200 master’s degree tutors

Student aspect: Over 50,000 full time undergraduate and postgraduate students, over 1,400 international students from over 70 countries and regions

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🏠 Accommodation

Students’ dormitory in International College is on the 4th to 10th floors of Ziyun Building. Both Single and Double rooms are air-conditioned and have access to phone, TV, Internet, hot water, refrigerator, and private toilet. And each floor in Ziyun Building is equipped with a public kitchen and washing machines. Besides, the gym beside the lobby is open to all foreign students here.

  • 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.
  • We have an article about how to find accommodation off campus here.
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💰 Fees

Application Fee:

654 RMB

Tuition fee:

37,000 CNY per year

148,000 CNY in total

Insurance is 800 CNY.

Entry Requirements

You are not eligible to apply to this program because:

The minimum age is 18 and the maximum age is 45.

English fluency is required.
You need to be either:
- A native English speaker
- Studied a degree in English before
- Can demonstrate a high level of English
- Having an English certificate such as IELTS level 6 or TOEFL 95 and above is an advantage.

Minimum education level: Master's

The program is quite competitive, you need to have a high grades of Average B, 60%, or a high GPA.

All students from all countries are eligible to apply to this program.

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📬 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:

  • Academic Study Plan or Project Proposal
  • No Criminal Record Certificate
  • Second Recommendation Letter
  • Medical Examination Form
  • First Recommendation Letter
  • English Language Certificate
  • Your Highest Academic Transcript (In English)
  • Your Graduation Certificate (in English)
  • Your Photograph
  • Your Passport Copy

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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Here is some more information about the enrollment process after you have been accepted.

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