📁 Preparing Your Application Documents
Preparing your application documents sounds complicated but it’s simple if you use China Admissions!
The documents are very similar for most universities in China, with just a few changes.
You can find the exact requirements and a guide on the application form when you start applying on the online system.
We have more information about each document below.
The passport main page with photo needs to be uploaded. It is important that you have at least 1 years validity before your passport expires. If you are currently renewing your passport, please let us know the date it will be ready. Your application for the visa can not be processed until you have the new passport – because the visa is related to your passport number.
Your Passport Photo
It is necessary to have a passport size photo.
You do not always need to write a personal statement but it is strongly encouraged. The personal statement demonstrates that you are serious and explains the reasons for your application This is often the first thing that they will read. Here is some advice on how to write the personal statement.
Highest Graduation Certificate
You need to send the highest graduation certificate. If you are still studying the program, you can send your transcript and a letter that you are expected to graduate and then send the certificate later.
Highest Academic Transcript
Please send your highest academic transcript. This should be the last one you took, from high school, bachelor’s or master’s. Please show clearly the grades. If it is not in English or Chinese, please can you have it translated into English.
If you are applying for an English program and you are a native English speaker you do not need to send evidence of your English level. If you studied in English before at high school or a degree, you can send evidence of this. Otherwise please send an English certificate which can be IELTS, TOEFL or even the Duolingo English Test. However, not every university accepts the DET, so TOEFL and IELTS are still the best options.
Financial Guarantor Letter
The guarantor is a letter from whoever will support you to study in China. It is important for them to write a letter with their name, job, and source of funds and that they will fund your studies. It is also helpful to provide a bank statement.
Medical Examination Certificate
You can download the form here.
All foreigners need to take the medial examination in order to study in China. It is a requirement for the X (study) visa. You can do the physical medical exam in your home country, or when you arrive in China. We normally advise students to take the medical exam in China because sometimes the medical tests taken in students home country are not accepted if there is a mistake or not in the correct format and students need to take the medical test again in China. But sometimes it is necessary to take the medical exam in your country before you apply to some Universities or for scholarships.
To take the medical exam in China, it takes about 30-40 minutes, and the fee is 700-800 RMB. Normally the University will organise for a group of students to go to the center together at the start of each semester.
If you would like to do it in your home country before you come to China, you should download the form here, and ask a doctor to complete the form. The hospital should sign the document and stamp it with the official seal over your photograph.
You often need to provide recommendation letters from someone who supports you. A former or current teacher, professor, or guidance counselor is best. Your supervisor or boss at work may also be appropriate. You should not get a recommendation letter from a family member. This can sometimes take some time to send this.
The research proposal is for the PhD only. For this you need to write your study plan, research topic and how you plan to go about it.
Non-Criminal Record Certificate
Some universities request non-criminal record certificate. Normally you need to go to the local police station in your country and ask them for this certificate. It is sometimes called a Police background check. You can also search on google for “How to get a non-criminal record check from <Your Country>