📖 Introduction

China University of Geosciences (CUG), also known as Wuhan University of Geosciences, is a leading public university based in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Established in 1952, CUG is renowned for its specialization in the earth sciences, including geology, geophysics, geochemistry, and environmental sciences. As a comprehensive university, CUG is committed to advancing knowledge in the geosciences through education, research, and industry collaboration.

CUG stands out for its strong emphasis on geological research and exploration, contributing significantly to the understanding of China's geological landscape. The university has played a pivotal role in training professionals in earth sciences, environmental studies, and natural resource management. While specific global rankings may vary, CUG is internationally recognized for its contributions to geological research and education. The university's strategic focus on the geosciences, combined with its dedication to interdisciplinary research, positions it as a key institution for students and researchers interested in geological sciences and environmental studies.

🏫 About China University of Geosciences (CUG)


China University of Geosciences (CUG) is a key national university affiliated to the Ministry of Education. CUG is one of the key universities which are authorized by the state to establish Graduate School. It is one of the first group universities listed in the national “211 Project” and the national “Double World-Class Project”. Located along the shore of East Lake and seated at the foot of Mount NanWang, CUG features in a world-class specialization in geosciences, incorporating a wide range of research fields into diverse categories such as Science, Engineering, Literature, Management, Economics, Law, Education, and Art, etc. CUG’s two national primary key disciplines, Geology and Geological Resources and Geological Engineering, are listed in the “Double First-Class Disciplines”. At present, its registered full-time students total 26103, including 18140 undergraduates, 6312 master students,1651 doctoral students, and 1137 international students.

CUG has established 13 centers for post-doctorate studies, 16 first-class doctoral discipline areas, and 33 first-class master’s discipline areas, covering 2 national-level key disciplines and 16 provincial-level key disciplines. CUG offers 10 professional degrees of diverse scopes, such as Master of Engineering (ME) with 14 engineering fields. CUG’s 6 fields, namely, Geosciences, Engineering, Environmental Science / Ecology, Material Science, Chemistry, and Computer Science have been listed in the top 1% global institutions in ESI (Essential Science Indicators), with Geosciences among the top 1‰. 

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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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