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Guidelines for International Undergraduate Students Applying for Admission to 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

1.Graduating high school students or obtained a senior high school diploma, physically and mentally healthy foreigners.

2.According to the regulations released by Ministry of Education, China:

- If parent(s) was (were) a Chinese citizen settling in a foreign country at the time applicants were born, applicants must have obtained their current foreign citizenship before April 30,2020. In addition, the applicant must have lived outside China for at least 2 years during the period between April 30, 2020 and April 30, 2024 (The actual residence in a foreign country for 9 months in a year can be counted as one year, subject to the entry and exit signatures).

- This requirement shall also be met by those who apply for undergraduate study as international students after immigrating from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan and obtaining foreign nationality.

- For details, please refer to JWH [2020] No. 12 Document of the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China.

Documents for Application

Part 1. Academic Documents

1. High school diploma or proof of impending graduation (for applicants in their final year of study).

2. High school transcripts.

3. Personal Statement: Introduce yourself in details, explain your understanding of China, 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.

5. Language Proficiency:

Chinese Medium:

HSK4 with scores 180 or above for programs of Science, Engineering and Medicine;

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

If the previous degree education was instructed in Chinese or mother tongue is Chinese, HSK scores can be exempted after verification.

English Medium:

TOEFL 80 or above;

IELTS 5.5 or above;

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

If the previous degree education was instructed in English or mother tongue is English, the English proficiency certificate can be exempted after confirmation.

6. Other supporting materials that can prove learning ability and comprehensive quality, such as award certificates, scientific and technological achievements, published papers, participation in activities, etc.

5 or more personal art works are required to apply for architecture or design related majors.

Part 2. Non-Academic Documents

1. Photocopy of valid ordinary passport (expiry date should be after December 31, 2024).

2. Applicants currently residing in China must provide a copy of the page containing a valid visa or residence permit.

3. Applicants in category Eligibility and Requirements 2 must provide:

(1) copies of all passports he/she used to have.

(2) all copies of visa or residence permit relevant to stay in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan.

4. Physical Examination Form(Please click to download).

5. Certificate of Non-criminal Record. (A certificate issued by the police station or law enforcement agency certifying that you have no previous criminal record).

6. Financial Certification/Bank Statement (5,000 USD or above).

7. Applicants who are under the age of 18 by September 1, 2024 should submit the power of attorney of guardian and the letter of guarantee of guardians in China.

*The above materials shall be provided in Chinese or English. For other languages, please provide official notarized translations.

Application and Admission Procedures

Step 1.

Log in to the online application system at http://admission.hust.edu.cn/.

Step 2.

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

Step 3.

Take the online language test.

Step 4.

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

Step 5.

The University will conduct the academic review of application and issue a Nomination Letter for Admission to the those who pass the review.

Step 6.

Upload the Non-Academic Documents, and submit your application and wait for the final admission result;


(1) The documents uploaded should be clear, complete, true, and valid. Incomplete or false applications will be rejected;

(2) All applicants should apply online through the system, other methods will not be accepted. After the application is completed, please do not mail any paper application materials or send them by email;

(3) Please check the online application system and email frequently. Applicants can log in to the system to check the admission results after March. The admission notice and the JW 202 form are expected to be sent within 10 working days after the completion of admission process.

(4) HUST will request the applicant to provide other supplementary materials or conduct a video interview for the applicant according to the situation.

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)


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