📖 Introduction

Central South University (CSU), is a national university of China located in Changsha, Hunan province, central south of the People's Republic of China. CSU was established in April 2000 on the basis of the amalgamation of three former individual universities and is a Chinese Ministry of Education Class A Double First Class University.

🏫 About Central South University (CSU)

Introduction

Central South University (CSU) is situated in Changsha, a famous historical and cultural city in Hunan, China, and covers an area of 2,760,000 m2, with its campuses distributed on the east and west of Xiangjiang River. Backed by the majestic Yuelu Mountain and facing the grand Xiangjiang River, CSU has pleasing scenery and is ideal for study and research.

As a top university directly under the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People's Republic of China, CSU is one of the first universities admitted into “Project 211” (the Chinese government's endeavor aimed at strengthening about 100 institutions of higher education and key disciplinary areas), “Project 985” (the Chinese government's effort to found world-class universities), and “Plan 2011” (the Chinese government's another initiative to improve universities' innovation forces). In September 2017, CSU was enlisted as one of the A-Level "Double First-Rate" universities by the State Council. Currently, the Secretary of the CPC Committee of CSU is Yi Hong and the President is Tian Hongqi.

Academics

CSU has complete disciplinary systems for Non-ferrous Metals, Medicine, Rail Transit, etc., covering Philosophy, Economics, Law, Education, Literature, Science, Engineering, Medicine, Management and Art, and Military Science was embraced. At present, it has 6 national key primary disciplines, 12 national key secondary disciplines, 1 national key discipline (in development) and 61 national key clinical specialties, and sets up 31 schools and institutes with 104 undergraduate majors, 35 primary disciplines authorized for the doctoral degree, 46 primary disciplines authorized for the master’s degree, 2 doctoral degree categories, 23 master's degree categories, and 32 post-doctoral research centers. ESIs (Essential Science Indicators) of 15 disciplines including Materials Science, Engineering, Clinical Medicine, Chemistry, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Biology and Biochemistry, Neuroscience and Behavior, Mathematics, Computer Science, Molecular Biology and Genetics, and Social Sciences, Immunology, Psychiatry and psychology, Geoscience and Environmental science and ecology are among the top 1% in the world and the ESI of materials science is among the top 1‰ in the world. Besides, CSU possesses three large Grade-A Class-Three comprehensive hospitals, i.e., Xiangya Hospital, the Second Xiangya Hospital and the Third Xiangya Hospital, and also has Xiangya Stomatological Hospital and the Affiliated Cancer Hospital, Haikou Hospital and Zhuzhou Hospital of Xiangya School of Medicine.

Awards and Achievements

Orienting at the major demands of the country, the university drives collaborative innovation and serves the development of the national economy and the modernization of national defense. It has 22 national-level innovation platforms, including 2 national key laboratories, 5 national engineering research centers, 2 national engineering technology research centers, 6 national engineering laboratories, 1 key national defense science, and technology laboratory, 1 national engineering and innovation capacity-building platform and 3 national clinical medical research centers. Furthermore, it has led to the construction of 2 national “Collaborative Innovation Centers 2011”. Since 2000, the university has won 91 national Three Major Awards for Science and Technology (Award for Natural Sciences, Award for Technological Invention and Award for Scientific and Technological Progress), including 14 first prizes (special prizes) of national science and technology, and 9 projects have been selected into the “Top Ten Progresses in Science and Technology made by Chinese Colleges and Universities”.

Collaborations

CSU is an open university. It has established long-term cooperation with more than 200 universities and research institutes in over 30 countries and regions, such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Japan, France, Germany and Russia, and has been extensively engaged in industry-university-research cooperation with a large number of multinational enterprises. Overseas students from more than 100 countries and regions study here.

Research

CSU now has 18 national innovative platforms, involving 3 key national laboratories, 4 national engineering research centers, 2 national engineering and techniques research centers, 1 national engineering laboratory, 1 national clinical medical research center, and 2 centers for collaborative innovation for the 2011 project.

Among the first batch of 14 collaborative innovation centers designated by the 2011 Program, the Collaborative Innovation Center of Nonferrous Metal Advanced Structure Materials and Manufacturing led by our university and the Collaborative Innovation Center of Rail Transport whose establishments we have actively involved in have been successfully included.

Central South University Scholarship (CSU Scholarship) for International Students

1. Scholarship Types and Coverage

Full scholarship: coverage of tuition, accommodation, and medical insurance fees; monthly stipend of 2000 RMB for bachelor students, 2500 RMB for master students, and 3000 RMB for doctoral students.

Partial scholarship: coverage of tuition and medical insurance fees.

3. Eligibility

1) Excellent Non-Chinese citizens, with no criminal records and in good health.

2) For Bachelor’s degree, applicants should have a high school degree or its equivalent and should be 18 to 30 years old; for Master’s degree, applicants should have a bachelor degree or its equivalent and should be 18 to 35 years old; for Doctor’s degree, applicants should have a master’s degree or its equivalent and should be 18 to 40 years old.

3)Language Eligibility: Students who apply for Chinese-taught programs should obtain a minimum score of 180 in HSK4 for non-medical programs and 220 for medical programs; Students who apply for English-taught programs, should obtain a minimum score of 6 in IELTS or 85 in TOFEL. Students who cannot meet the requirement of Chinese competence shall take a one-year preparatory course of the Chinese language and pass all relevant exams before embarking on their programs. Those who meet one of the following conditions are exempt from proving their linguistic competence:

a)Applicants whose first language or the official language of the country is Chinese or English.

b)Applicants who have taken a degree program whose teaching language is in Chinese or English.

4) Applicants of postgraduate programs are required to have a strong academic background and innovative research capabilities.

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Programs

  • 53,000 RMB / Year
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  • 35,000 RMB / Year
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  • 35,000 RMB / Year
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  • 53,000 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2022
  • 35,000 RMB / Year
    Start Date: Sep 2022
  • 🏠 Accommodation

    If accommodation on campus is important to you we advise you to arrive a few days before so you can try to register. You can also to choose accommodation off campus, we have an article about that here.

    📬 Admissions Process

    31 Days

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    3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

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    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

    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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