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Master Program
Release Time : 2021/04/13   Source :    hits :

1. Eligibility & Application Checklist

Basic Requirements

(1) Applicants must be physically and mentally healthy, without medical history of infectious disease and mental disorders; Applicants must have complete educational and working experiences, without criminal records; Applicants genuinely intend to study Chinese history and cultures, respect Chinese customs, and abide by the laws and regulations of the Chinese government as well as the rules and regulations of the University.

(2) Under the age of 30. Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent. Applicants shall provide complete educational experiences from elementary to undergraduate program and provide Bachelor's Degree Certificate certified by the Ministry of Education of applicant's home country.

(3) Language Proficiency

Medium Language

Language Proficiency

Language requirement

Chinese medium Programs

Valid New HSK-4 or above, HSKK (Intermediate or above)

1. HSK-6 for Master's programs in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages.

2. HSK-5 for other specialties.

English medium Programs

Applicants shall meet one of the conditions 1-3, and meet condition 4.

1. The applicant's native language is English or the official language is English;

2. The medium language of applicants' highest education qualification is English;

3. International English language tests scores: Academic IELTS overall score 6.0, with all bands 5.5 or above; TOEFL overall score 85 with all bands 20 or above, or the equivalent; GRE score 300 or above; Duolingo scores of 95 or above.

4. Applicants must pass the English test after the registration.

HSK-3 or over for graduates  Master Programs.

Identity Verification

(1) Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport.

(2) Applicants who were Chinese citizens and then emigrated to other countries and acquired nationality should hold the non-Chinese passport for 4 years and above, and have records of actual residence at least for 2 years (9 months actual residence can be calculated as one year, subject to the exit/ entry records) outside of China in the last 4 years (by April 30 of the enrollment year).

(3) The admission only starts after the verification of applicant's documents by Exist-Entry Administration Bureau of Qinhuangdao Public Security Bureau.

Application Checklist

(1) Complete the online registration system http://admission.ysu.edu.cucas.cn (with photos) and generate the application form. Note: A description of your complete and consecutive educational or working experiences from junior middle school to the highest education qualification must be provided.

(2) Physical Examination Record for Foreigner (by the admission, the certificate must be less than six months old).

(3) Passport copies (photograph page), passport is not renewable from the time of application to the entry to China with a valid visa.

(4) Student Identity Certification or graduation certificate copies (non-Chinese or English versions must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations).

(5) Copies of university transcripts (non-Chinese or English versions must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations).

(6) Copies of language proficiency certificate (valid New HSK-4 for Chinese medium programs and valid English language proficiency certificate for English medium programs are required).

(7) Personal statement.

(8) Recommendation letters from two professors (above the academic title of associate professorship).

(9) Police Certificate (non-university students shall provide Police Certificate. The certificate should be less than six months old, if valid date is unspecified; If the validity period is indicated, the materials shall prevail; Students enrolled shall provide a proof of school/university performance instead).

(10) Personal bank statement as evidence of financial support ($5,000 USD above, evidence of relationship must be provided in the case of parents being sponsors; Eligible scholarship applicants are not required to submit this proof).

(11) Registration fee CNY 800 (The scanned copy of the bank receipt needs to be uploaded to online application system).

2. Application Guide

(1) Login the online application system at http://admission.ysu.edu.cucas.cn, and upload all the HD scanned version of the documents required. Images captured by mobile phone or camera and copies are not acceptable. 

(2) Pay the registration fee, and upload the scanned version of bank receipt to application system. The application fee is unrefundable.

(3) The enrollment for degree programs is provided in the Fall Semester (generally September), for Preparatory programs provided in Spring and Fall semesters (March and September). Guarantee all the information and application documents submitted in this application are authentic, accurate, and compete, otherwise the application will not be processed or declined, and applicants bear the consequences.

3. Application Date

Master's program


Spring Semester

Fall Semester

Self-funded Applicant

not available

June 30

Applicant with Scholarship

YSU President Scholarship

not available

May 20

Chinese Government Scholarship

Subject to the date announced by the China Scholarship Committee and Center for Language Education and Cooperation.

4. Fee Policy

The fees policy was made in accordance with the relevant regulations of the Ministry of Education and the standards approved by the Hebei Provincial Price Management Department. All fees are counted in CNY.

The international students who discontinue the study can apply to the School for permission. The refund application shall be processed in accordance with the "Yanshan University Expense Regulations for International Students".


Fees (RMB)

Registration Fee

CNY 800/person

Tuition Fee

CNY 19800/ academic year

(Chinese medium programs)

CNY 24800/ academic year

(English medium programs)

Insurance Fee

CNY 800/person

Textbook Fee

According to the textbook pricing



CNY 10600/year/bed

(only apply to degree programs)

CNY 21200/year/room

(single room & independent living)

5. Student Status Administration

Study Duration

(1) A flexible academic system is adopted for international students in China.

(2) The standard academic system for master's degree is 3 years, and maximum duration is 4 years (including suspension)

(3) International students are exempt from paying tuition during the period of suspension and military service.

Academic Regulation

(1) The credit system is adopted in postgraduate programs. International student shall complete the courses of curriculum as required by the University. In principle, international students shall attend the courses with Chinese students of the same specialty except for the class-based programs. The courses for postgraduate students are divided into required courses and elective courses. The courses selected in each semester must meet the credit requirements specified in the curriculum plan. International students complete the course selection procedures online in the Academic Affairs Management system.

(2) Master's students should complete the courses and their dissertations under the guidance of their supervisors in accordance with the curriculum formulated at the time of admission.

Graduation and Degree Awarding

(1) Master's students who have completed all the requirements stipulated in the academic plan and passed their thesis defense upon completion of their study are permitted to graduate, and the graduation certificate will be conferred.

(2) According to the "Regulations on Degree of the People's Republic of China", the eligible master's graduates will be awarded master degrees .

Change of Student Status

International students who apply for suspension, transfer, withdrawal, change of study program, change of student category, extension, or early completion of studies should apply to the School of International Education and go through relevant procedures after obtaining approval.

6. Contact Us

Address:  The School of International Exchange, 438 West of Hebei Street, Qinhuangdao City, P.R.China

Zip Code:  066004

Phone:    +86-335-8095518

Email:    study@ysu.edu.cn

Contacts:  Feng Dan, Jia Qianxiu, Zhang Wenli

Homepage: https://ies.ysu.edu.cn

Application Platform: http://admission.ysu.edu.cucas.cn