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2021 Application Guide to Chinese Language Program for International Students in Central South University

1.Duration:1 year


1)Excellent Non-Chinese citizens, with no criminal records and in good health; 18-50 years old(born before May 30, 2003). Applicants who are under the age of 18 shall be no less than 16 years old with an eligible guardian living in China.

2)An applicant (whose one parent or both are Chinese citizens settling abroad) born with a foreign nationality applying for admission as a foreign student, must hold a valid foreign passport or nationality certificate for more than 4 years, and within the last 4 years (up to April 30 in the year of admission), one shall have a record of living abroad for more than 2 years (the actual residence for 9 months in a year can be calculated as 1 year). The calculation is based on entry and exit stamps. Proof of the renunciation of Chinese nationality is required.

3)Applicants must hold a high school degree or its equivalent.   

3.Teaching Arrangements

Courses are scheduled 26 credit hrs per week from Monday to Friday(Intensive reading of Chinese, Extensive reading, Speaking, Listening, etc.) and Chinese culture experience activities are included.

4. 2021 Charging Standard

Please refer to the2021 Charging Standards of Central South University.pdf.

5.Deadline for Application:May 30, 2021

6.Materials Required:

1)Photocopy of the first page of passport (Over one-year availability)

2)Photocopy of Physical Examination Record.pdf. Applicants should strictly be examined in accordance with the requirement of Physical Examination Record for Foreigner (Attachment 3). Incomplete form(including sheets with no photos, no signs, and stamps of physicians and hospitals) is regarded as invalid. The examination date shall be after December 1, 2020. The original piece is required during registration.

3)Photocopy of Highest graduation certificate (or notarized Chinese/English translated document). If the applicant is currently a student, the pre-graduation certificate issued by the school is required.

4)Transcript of the highest diploma (or notarized Chinese/English translated document)

5)Non-criminal record with an official stamp. The issue date shall be after December 1, 2020.

6)Applicants under the age of 18 but above 16 must provide ID certificates, employment certificates, and a letter of commitment of the guardian living in China.

7.Application Procedures

Step 1: Online Application

Log in CSU China International Student Service System and register online: Choose certain portals, fill in the application form, submit the materials online and wait for the results (about 2-4 weeks).

Step 2: Pay the Application Fee

After passing the online preliminary review, please complete the application fee payment within two weeks, otherwise the application cannot continue. If you fail to pass the initial review, NO NEED to pay this fee.

Step3: Final Review and Result Release

According to the application situation, the students will be reviewed for final admission results, and the admission letter and visa application form will be sent according to the final admission results. Application status will be informed in the CSU China International Student Service System.The final Financial type will be subject to the Admission email.Please keep yourself informed by checking the Application System on time.    


1)The materials mentioned above shall be provided in English or Chinese. Materials in any other languages should be notarized in Chinese or English.

2)The application fee will not be returned regardless of admission results. Applicants who have passed the final review are not guaranteed for the scholarship and only the most prospective ones will be offered the scholarship.The final Financial type will be subject to the Admission email.Applicants will be disqualified as soon as they are found providing forgery materials.

3)The winter vacation period is from January 26 to February 27, 2021, and the application review will be postponed accordingly.


Admission Office, School of International Education, CSU

Address: Library 214, Main Campus of Central South University, 932 Lushan South Road, Changsha City, Hunan Province

Tel: +86-731-88836410

Fax: +86-731-88836737


Websites: (Chinese Version) (English Version)


Updated on Jan 25, 2021