📖 Introduction

Changchun University of Science and Technology is formerly known as Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics. It is located in the beautiful Jilin Province. The university is considered a provincial key university in China and has a total of three campuses.

Changchun University of Science and Technology is an educational institution jointly established by the National Defense Science and Technology Industry Bureau and Changchun City.

🏫 About Changchun University of Science and Technology (CUST)

About Changchun University of Science and Technology

Changchun University of Science and Technology was founded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1958. The scientist and academician, Mr. Wang Dazhao was the founder and first dean of the university. Since its founding, the university has been affiliated to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the National Defense Science and Technology Commission, the Ministry of Machinery, Machinery, Electrical, and Mechanical Services, and the General Corporation of Weapons Industry.

The university has three campuses with a land area of 718,000 square meters. It has 11 schools, 14 liberal arts colleges, law schools, graduate schools, distance learning, and continuing education colleges and more. Changchun University of Science and Technology is a higher institution that is big on research. In fact, it has seven schools under the direct supervision of scientific research institutions.

Changchun University of Science and Technology is the first university to train optical professionals. The university mainly focuses on engineering, science, literature, economics, management, law, and art. It aims to protect national defense and continues to strengthen military scientific research. 

Changchun University of Science and Technology goal is to produce high-quality professionals who have an innovative spirit. The university promotes a diverse learning environment which trains top-notch talent to reach their full potential. 


Changchun University of Science and Technology (CUST) is located in Changchun, the capital of Jilin Province. Changchun is situated in the center part of Northeast China. Changchun city is well-developed, open, quiet and beautiful. It is often dubbed the as the "Spring City of Northland ". Besides this, the media calls it the most friendly city in China because of its warm and helpful people. 

Changchun city is the center of the auto, film, optics, biological pharmaceuticals and the rail car industry in China. It is popularly called the "City of Automobile ". It's also a great city to study Chinese as most of its citizens speak standard Mandarin in terms of accent and intonation. Most of all, the cost of living is fairly low, which makes it an ideal place for international students. 


Chinese and international students can apply for various scholarships offered in the university. Some of your options include Chinese Government Scholarships (CSCs),  Chinese Government Scholarship-Bilateral Programs, Jilin Provincial Government Scholarship, Confucius Institute Scholarship, Shanghai Cooperation Organization University Scholarship, "Belt and Road" Scholarship and the America-China Cultural Exchange Scholarship Program for Degree Students.

International Students at  Changchun University of Science and Technology

The university has an International Education and Exchange College. It serves to increase international student enrollment in the university. Changchun University of Science and Technology makes sure that you are well taken cared of during your stay in China. Besides having accommodation residences within the campus, the university also organizes activities, excursions, gatherings and events for you. Changchun University of Science and Technology will help you immerse in Chinese culture and appreciate its traditions. 

Campus Life

Changchun University of Science and Technology has plenty of associations that you can join in. Depending on your interests, you can sign-up in one or more organizations. Besides this, the university has yearly activities lined up for students. This includes trips to experience Chinese culture, sports meets, museum visits, Chinese festival events, drama immersions and more. 

The university has many partnerships and cooperations with multinational companies, foreign universities, and organizations. This enables you to have the best internship experience. You can also join their exchange programs.

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🏠 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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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

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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