FAQ: How Long Does It Take To Process My Chinese University Application in 2022?

How long does it take to process my Chinese university application and get my admissions letter?

This is one of the most common questions we receive from students. Once you submit the complete requirements, we check with the university every week to give you timely updates and ensure than your application is processed as soon as possible.

Why haven’t I heard back about my Chinese University Application?

After you submit your application documents on our platform, we send them to the university on your behalf.

However, we can only send your application to the university once their own application season opens. In general, Chinese universities open their application seasons for 2022 Intake from November-January, OR from February-April.

Here is an example. If you submit your application to us in December, but the university is not open to accepting new applications until February, then we will submit your application in February. Even if you finish early and we send it in early, the university won’t read it until February comes around.

This is why it can feel like it takes a long time to process your application. Sometimes, the university just simply hasn’t opened its doors yet! But, we promise to send your application to the university as soon as they will let us😉. But we still recommend applying as early as you can: learn why here.

Girl writing in a notebook--Chinese university application

How long does it take the Chinese university to read my application?

Chinese universities typically process applications in 4 to 8 weeks. Some universities process applications only once per year, so the only thing we can do is wait. But there are also universities who process applications on a rolling basis.

Check out universities with the fastest admissions speed and learn more about our priority application service!

What are the Chinese Universities With Fast Admissions Speed?

Chinese University Admissions Speed (Business Days) Location
Beijing Chinese Language and Culture College (BLCC) 3-5 days Beijing
Beijing Film Academy (BFA) 3-5 days Beijing
Asia Europe Business School (AEBS) 5-10 days Shanghai
Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU) 5-10 days Beijing
Sino-British College, Shanghai (SBC) 5-15 days Shanghai
Tsinghua University (THU) 10-15 days Beijing
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) 10-15 days Shanghai
Peking University (PKU) 10-15 days Beijing
Fudan University (FDU) 10-15 days Shanghai
Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) 10-15 days Harbin
Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) 5-15 days Beijing
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) 5-15 days Beijing
China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) 5-15 days Shanghai
Shantou University Medical College (SUMC) 5-15 days Shantou
University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) 5-15 days Beijing
University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) 5-15 days Beijing
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) 5-15 days Suzhou

For these Chinese universities we can normally give you the result within 1 to 2 weeks. Sometimes, these universities reply in as quick as 2 hours. Our best record is 28 minutes, and we are trying to beat that each time!

Guaranteed Application Service

Do you want to save time and increase your chances of gaining admissions to a Chinese university?

China Admissions offers a guaranteed application service that will fast-track your application! Learn more about this service or start your application for 2022 intake here.

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Savannah Billman has a master's degree in Chinese Law and Society at the Yenching Academy of Peking University. She holds a B.A. from NYU Shanghai and has also written for The World of Chinese, TechNode, SupChina, and Sixth Tone.
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