📖 Introduction

Apply online now at Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China for 2022 intake. Info of admissions for international students, scholarships, and more.

🏫 About Ocean University of China (OUC)

Ocean University of China (OUC) is a key comprehensive university with unique strengths in oceanography and fisheries. It is part of the country’s Project 985 (China’s top 39 universities) and Project 211 (China’s top 100 universities). In 2017, it was included in China’s plan of building world-class universities and academic programs. Our motto is “Ocean embraces all streams; exploring promises reaching far.” We have three campuses (Laoshan, Yushan, and Fushan), covering an area of more than 1.6 square kilometers. Our fourth campus on the city’s west coast is currently under construction. We have 21 colleges and a Teaching Center of Fundamental Courses. The university aims to cultivate innovative and well-rounded talent with a strong sense of responsibility, international vision and, good knowledge in sciences and humanities. As the cradle of China’s marine talent, we have 14 fellows of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering among our alumni. Three alumni have served as directors of the State Oceanic Administration. More than half of the 75 scientists who engaged in China's first Antarctic expedition graduated from OUC. OUC is proud of its 3 research vessels, including Dong Fang Hong 3, a new-type 5000 DWT deep-sea research vessel, Dong Fang Hong 2, a 3500 DWT research vessel and Tian Shi 1, a 300 DWT supply ship. These have formed a mobile marine laboratory system that covers the near-shore, the offshore, the deep and high seas and the polar regions. OUC boasts outstanding marine observation capacity. According to the ESI database, the university is also among the top 1% most-cited universities and institutions in nine research fields including earth science, plant and animal science, engineering, chemistry, materials science, agricultural sciences, biology and biochemistry, environmental science and ecology, and pharmacology and toxicology. We celebrate to a policy of open education, and we are implementing an internationally-focused strategy. To date, the university has established cooperative relations with over 240 universities and research institutes in more than 37 countries and regions. OUC aims at becoming a top comprehensive research university with a strong emphasis on marine sciences by 2030, and a world-class university with distinct characteristics by the middle of this century. Show less
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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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