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Guidelines for International Students Applying for Master's and Doctoral Programs at the School of Computer Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

time:December 29, 2023 author:SHI Zheng edit:SHI Zheng

The school of Computer Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST) is located on the main campus situated near the East Lake scenic spot of Wuhan, Hubei province. The main campus of HUST has a high percentage of greenery coverage and beautiful scenery, which has earned the honorary title "University in the Forest". Through forty years of unremitting efforts, the school of Computer Science and Technology has become an important personnel training and scientific research base in the field of computer science and technology in China. We have been actively exploring the reform of undergraduate education, the innovation of graduate education, the development of frontier research, the promotion of the national economy, etc.

The school of Computer Science and Technology has six research institutes, an engineering research center, 11 national or provincial sciences research bases, and hatched two high-tech enterprises. The school hosts around 150 full-time faculty members, more than 39 professors, 65 associate professors, and 48 lecturers. Many eminent scientists and professors are gathering here, including 2 professors of the Cheung Kong Scholar Program, 1 youth professor of the Cheung Kong Scholar Program, 2 winners of The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 2 selected in Millions of Leading Engineering Talents, 3 winners of Research Fund for Distinguished Young Scientists, 2 Top Young Innovative Talents of the Organization Department of CPC Central Committee and 7 winners of Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University.

The school of Computer Science and Technology has 3 Undergraduate Programs, 2 first-level discipline doctoral/master programs in computer science and technology, cyberspace security, and 1 first-level discipline post-doctoral program in computer science and technology. Currently, there are over 1727 undergraduate students and 822 graduate candidates.

It is over 40 years since the school of Computer Sciences and Technology was established. Until now it has trained more than ten thousand undergraduates and five thousand graduates. These well-rounded students are readily welcomed into the professional environment. Besides, through undertaking and completing a large number of commissioned research projects from national, and local institutes as well as enterprises, it achieved a high level of research and formed its own academic specialties.

Eligibility and Requirements

Education background

1.Outstanding academic performance and potential.

2.Applicants for Master's programs should have been conferred the Bachelor's Degree or above, be under the age of 35;

3.Applicants for Doctoral programs should have been conferred the Master's Degree or above, be under the age of 40;

Both should be equivalent to those of the Chinese related degrees.

Language Proficiency

Chinese Medium:

HSK 4 with scores 180 or above for programs of Science and Engineering;

HSK5 with scores 180 or above for programs of Medicine, Economics, Management, Literature, and Education.

HSK 5 with scores 200 or above for programsoffered in Tongji Hospital and Union Hospital.

Or the previous degree was instructed in Chinese.

English Medium:

TOEFL 80 or above;

GRE General 310 or above;

IELTS 6.0 or above;

other certificates of the same proficiency level which are accepted by HUST;

Or the previous degree was instructed in English.

Grade Point Average

3/4, 3.75/5, or 75%.

Being various in different countries, GPA systemsor theother equivalent systems are all accepted by the university.


1.The above-mentioned requirements are the basic standard for all graduate applicants for HUST, not equal to the admission criteria which is decided by the individual department and might be higher.

2.Current students can submit an enrollment certificate as the qualification certificate. Furthermore, the required degree certificate should be submitted upon registration if officially admitted.

Documents for Application

Part 1. Academic Documents

1.Academic Certificate

An official certificate of your highest education or the official document of enrollment issued by the current school.

Academic documents issued in the third language should be notarized in Chinese or English editions.


3.Personal Statement

Introduce yourself in details, explain your understanding of China, list the reasons and your expectations for studying at HUST.

4.Personal Introduction Video

Please record and submit a video in English or Chinese within 60 seconds.


Including educational background, work experience, and publication list if available.

6.Study Plan/Research Proposal

More than 1,000 characters or words, in Chinese or English;

Structure: Title, Abstract, Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Significance of Research, Reference.

Details: Introductory background, Research questions, Aims/Objectives, Expected Results, etc.

Future academic/career objectives (Preferred).

7.Language Proficiency Certificate

8.2 Recommendation Letters

Signed by your former lecturers, professors/associate professors, or the renowned in the field of your future study.

9.Acceptance Letter issued by supervisor of HUST (Preferred).

Part 2. Non-Academic Documents


2.Physical Examination Form:

Those who are studying or working in China could upload the Health Certificate or Residence Permit instead.

3.Certificate of Non-criminal Record

A certificate issued by the police station or law enforcement agency certifying that you have no previous criminal record.

4.Financial Certification/Bank Statement: 5,000 USD or above.

Not required for the applicants for Chinese Government Scholarship.

5.Applicants for the Chinese Government Scholarship - Chinese University Program to study at HUST need to submit this form online.

Please apply online at Chinese Government Scholarship Information System.


submit, and click "print the application form" for downloading the form.

Program Category : B

Agency No. of HUST: 10487.

Application and Admission Procedure

Step 1.

Log in to the online application system at


Step 2.

Choose a program, upload the Academic Documents,complete and submit your application.

Step 3.

Take the Online Language Proficiency Test in the form of objective questions.


Finish the payment of the application fee after passing the online Test.


The application will be reviewed by the International Admission and Cooperation Office, SIE, HUST.

Close attention to the status of your application process and your email account is highly recommended.


Applications will be evaluated by the school/department concerned.

Applicants that pass the evaluation will receive a Nomination Letter for Admission.

Step 7.

Upload the Non-Academic Documents.


The university will select scholarship candidates among the applicants, and nominate them to the relevant authority.


The university will issue the Admission Notice and Visa Application Formto both scholarship winners and self-support students.


1.Nomination Letter for Admission is a document issued by HUST to indicate that you are nominated for acceptance to study at HUST. The final decision for admission will be determined by HUST International Admission Committee.

2.The documents uploaded should be clear, complete, true, and valid. Incomplete or false applications will be rejected.

3.Please check the status of your admission process and the admission package tracking number through the application system.

Application Fee

Applicants shall pay the application fee (non-refundable) of 600 CNY/100 USD in 15 days upon completing the online application successfully by:

Chinese bank card (China UnionPay)


WeChat Pay

International bank card (VISA/Master)


HUST offers scholarships to excellent applicants under the scheme of Chinese Government Scholarship.

Applicants for a scholarship through other authorities are welcome to complete the HUST online application for receivingthe Nomination Letter for Admission.

More information and policy about the scholarship could be found at



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