📖 Introduction

The National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) is a prominent institution in China dedicated to advanced education and research in the fields of defense technology, engineering, and military science. Established in 1953, NUDT has played a crucial role in contributing to the technological advancements of the Chinese defense industry. It is a comprehensive national key university directly affiliated with the Ministry of National Defense.

NUDT is known for its strong emphasis on defense-related research and technological innovation. The university is involved in various disciplines, including information technology, aerospace engineering, and materials science, contributing to the country's defense capabilities. While specific world university rankings may vary, NUDT is generally recognized for its significance in defense research and is considered a key institution in China's defense technology landscape. Please note that specific rankings may change over time, and it's advisable to refer to the latest rankings for the most up-to-date information.

🏫 About National University of Defense Technology (NUDT)

National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) was founded in 1953 as the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Military Academy of Engineering, or Harbin Military Academy of Engineering. Grand General Chen Geng was appointed the first president and political commissar. As it was founded, Chairman Mao Zedong personally issued the “precepts” to the university and wrote the title of “Engineering and Learning” for the school journal. In 1970, the main body of the school moved to Changsha and was renamed Changsha Institute of Technology. In 1978, the school’s name was changed to National University of Defense Technology under direct care of chairman Deng Xiaoping. In 1999, President Jiang Zemin signed an order to re-establish the university. In 2003, he inscribed the motto of the university, “Excel in Virtue and Knowledge; Strengthen the Armed Forces and the Nation.” In 2007, President Hu Jintao encouraged the university to make new and greater contributions to advancing the strategy of strengthening the army through science and technology and building an innovative country. On November 5, 2013, President Xi Jinping visited the school and delivered an important speech, in which he said, “We will accelerate the building of the university into a world-class university with Chinese military characteristics, and strive to turn the university into a highland for training high-quality new military personnel and for independent innovation in national defense technology.” In 2017, the university was rebuilt on the basis of National University of Defense Technology, University of International Relations, National Defense Information Institute, Xi'an Communication Institute, College of Electronic Engineering, and College of Meteorology and Oceanography, PLA University of Science and Technology. The main campus of the university is in Changsha, with other campus built in Changsha, Nanjing, Wuhan, Hefei and other places. (I) Unique status. It is under the direct leadership of the Central Military Commission, and has been a key university heavily invested by the state and the military. It was one of the 156 key construction projects in the first five-year plan. It was one of the 20 key universities in China designated by the CPC Central Committee in 1959. It was also one of the first batch of institutions authorized by the State Council to confer master’s and doctor’s degrees, and one of the first batch of universities to run pilot graduate schools in China. It was one of the first batch of universities and colleges to be included in the national “211 Project”, the only military university to be included in the national “985 Project”, and the only military university to be included in the national “double first-class” project.

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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

📬 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

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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