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15 July 2015

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Regulations of International Students’ Graduate Study in China

1. What’s the purpose of recruiting and training international students to study for a graduate degree in China? Which kinds of units have the right to recruit international students to study for a graduate degree in China?

 

Recruiting and training international graduates in China is one of the vital avenues of operating external educational communication and cooperation to cultivate high level talents for friendly nations.

 

Colleges and universities approved by the State Education Commission to accept international graduate students, which contain disciplines or subjects with the right to grant master degree or doctor degree, can recruit and train foreign graduates in China.

 

 

2. What are the Principles of recruiting and training foreign graduate student in China? What is the regulations of applying, examination and recruiting?

 

To recruit international graduates in China need to stick to the standards, assure the quality and consider the actual situation of the sending country and international students to loosen the requirements at the same time.

 

For fresh graduates to apply for a master's degree in their own undergraduate school, they need to take a national examination forgraduate students in China or examinations organized by the university itself. For those students who excel in study and behavior, school authorities can recruit by recommendation without testing.

 

Foreign university graduates in China who apply for master's degrees in their original school need to submit their undergraduate diploma, learning courses and transcripts in university, two recommendations written by professional teachers above associate professors. School authorities will recruit by examinations in Chinese or foreign language after examining applicants’ qualification. But major of Chinese language and literature and history should be tested in Chinese.

 

 

 

Applicants for PhD Degree Programs should obtain Master’s degree or the degree qualify to the master degree in China and submit the diploma, research project plan, two professors’ recommendations. School authorities will recruit by examinations in Chinese or foreign language after examining applicants’ qualification. But major of Chinese language and literature and history should be tested in Chinese.

 

International graduates are excused from an examination of Marx's Theory Course and foreign language. There will be two to three subject tests in entrance examinations. At present, the topics and instructions are only provided in English .

 

 

3.Regulations of Study and Conferring of Degrees for international graduate students in China during their study

 

International graduates who graduate in China or foreign applicants majoring in Chinese language, literature and history, will be taught or instructed in Chinese after enrollment and write or defend their thesis in Chinese.

 

Master's degree students required to complete the curriculum between 2-3 years. The length of schooling of doctor’s degree students is 3 years. Courses will be justified according to the actual situation and the school is responsible for the formulation of the specific teaching plan.

 

International graduates who pass the master degree examinations and thesis defense will be granted with master degree once they are qualified for the requirement of the 5th Article of the “Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Academic Degrees”.

 

International graduates studying for PhD who pass PhD course examinations and thesis defense will be granted with PhDs once they have reachedthe requirements of the 6th Article of the “Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Academic Degrees”. If they are not qualified ,a master degree will be granted based on their grades and thesis.