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Highlighted programs taught in English language:

Mechanical design, manufacture and automation

The goal of this major is to foster senior engineering professionals who have the applied capability of mechanical equipment, able to complete such duties as operation, management, applied research, design and manufacture, sci-tech development and marketing in the production forefront of mechanical engineering and automation.

Electrical engineering and automation

The goal of this major is to foster senior engineering professionals who will mainly involve in such work as electrical system operation, planning, design, automation control, power electronic technology, testing analysis, production and management, and engineering design research, development and management in fields of electrical equipment and automation information.

Civil engineering

The goal of this major is to foster senior engineering and management professionals who have good accomplishments of natural science and master the basic theory methods and skill of civil engineering. The students mainly involve in such work as planning, design, construction and management of bridge, road and tunnel construction.

Besides, CSUST offers 56 bachelor programs such as International Trade, Business Administration, Chemistry and Biology Engineering, Food Engineering, Electronics and Information Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Projection Management, Traffic and Transportation Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Thermal Energy and Power Engineering and etc.

Confucius Institute Scholarship
This university offers Confucius Institute Scholarship, which is established by Confucius Institute Headquarters, with a goal of encouraging students and teachers worldwide, who are studying and/or teaching Chinese as a second language, to study Chinese language and culture in China.
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Curriculum of Chinese Language Training Center
Chinese Language Training Center enrolls two types of students
A. Long-term student: This type of students will mainly study basic Standard Chinese. This period of schooling varies from 1-3years.Students are taught according to their Chinese language level (elementary, intermediate, advanced). Upon completion of the Approach to Xiaoling of the Ming Dynastyprogram, an examination is administered. Those who pass this examination will be issued a Study Certificate, and will be eligible to enroll in a regular undergraduate program.
B. Short-term student: This type of student will receive intensive training in Standard Chinese over a short period of time, usually less than one year. The aim is to enable students to learn enough Chinese for daily living in China. Special course are offered based on the specific needs and requests of students.
The Center offers two types of classes
A. Required Course Programs:
1. Elementary Chinese-These course are for students who have no prior knowledge of Chinese. At present, we use the newest textbooks in China-(Duiwai Hanyu Benke Xilie Jiaocai) published by the Chinese Language and Culture University.
2. Intermediate Chinese-Students in these course also use Duiwai Hanyu Benke Xilie Jiaocai(second-year text), but these texts are often supplemented with additional materials like Intermediate Chinese Listening and Speaking to broaden the scope of their knowledge and to improve their communication skills.
3. Advanced Chinese-Students in these courses also use Duiwai Hanyu Benke Xilie Jiaocai. If needed, special textbooks like Speaking Chinese ,Talking About Culture or Business Chinese are also used.
B. Optional Course:
1. Calligraphy: Introducing the original and aesthetic meaning of Chinese characters and appreciating the deep meaning of Chinese calligraphy.
2. Histroy and Cultrue: Introducing the magnificent culture and long history of China.Xuanwu Lake
Martial Art: A window for foreign students learning about China, at the same time improves students' health.
3. Guidance class for Chinese Level Exam: On the request of students, this special guidance class is offered to help students assess their Chinese ability after Chinese study ,and prepare them for further studies or special occupations.

Prospectus for Specialty Students

Bachelor’s degree: for 4 years
1. International Economics and Trade
2. Finance
3. Law
4. Chinese Language& Literature
5. Journalism
6. English
7. Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
8. Information and Computing Science
9. Physics
10. Electronic & Information Science and Technology
11. Digital Media Arts
12. Applied Chemistry
13. Environmental Engineering
14. Chemical Engineering and Technology
15. Light Chemical Engineering
16. Architecture
17. Urban Planning
18. Resource, Environment and Urban-rural Planning and Management
19. Food Science and Engineering
20. Biological Engineering
21. Machine Design & Manufacturing and Automation
22. Vehicle Engineering
23. Automobile Service Engineering
24. Measuring & Control Technology and Instrumentations
25. Thermal Energy and Power Engineering
26. Wind Energy and Power Engineering
27. Built Environment and Equipment Engineering
28. Electrical Engineering and Automation
29. Automation
30. Electrical and Information Engineering
31. Telecommunications Engineering
32. Computer Science and Technology
33. Net Engineering
34. Software Engineering
35. Material Shaping and Control Engineering
36. Civil Engineering
37. Engineering Mechanics
38. Surveying & Mapping Engineering
39. Water Supply and Drainage Engineering
40. Hydrology and Hydro-power Engineering
41. Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering
42. Harbor, Waterway and Coastal Engineering
43. Inorganic Nonmetallic Materials Engineering
44. Communication and Transportation Engineering
45. Traffic Engineering
46. Logistics Engineering
47. Engineering Management
48. Information Management & Information System
49. Business Administration
50. Marketing
51. Accounting
52. Financial Management
53. Optical Information Science and Technology
54. Artistic Design
55. Industrial Design
56. Apparel Design and Engineering

Master’s degree: for 3 years

1. Applied Economics
2. Hydraulic Engineering
3. Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics
4. Chinese Language and Literature
5. Traffic and Transportation Engineering
6. Electronic Science and Technology
7. Mathematics
8. Management Science and Engineering
9. Civil and Engineering
10. Mechanical Engineering
11. Marxist Theory
12. Surveying and Mapping
13. Electrical Engineering
14. Foreign Languages and Literature
15. Food Science and Engineering
16. Computer Science and Technology
17. Chemistry
18. Business Administration
19. Ethics
20. Finance (including Insurance)
21. Labor Economics
22. Philosophy of Science and Technology (Dialectics of Nature)
23. Public Finance (including Taxation)
24. Statistics
25. National Economics
26. Industrial Economics
27. Quantitative Economics
28. Regional Economics
29. International Trade
30. Defense Economics
31. Scientific Socialism and International Communist Movement
32. Basic Principles of Marxism
33. Historical Development of Marxism
34. Study in Sinicizing Marxist
35. Overseas Marxism Research
36. Ideological and Political Education
37. Study of Basic Question of Chinese Modern History
38. Ancient Chinese Literature
39. Literature Arts
40. Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
41. Chinese Philology
42. Classical Chinese Literature
43. Modern Chinese Literature
44. Chinese Minority Language and Literature
45. Comparative Literature and World Literature
46. English Language and Literature
47. Russian Language and Literature
48. French Language and Literature
49. German Language and Literature
50. Japanese Language and Literature
51. Indian Language and Literature
52. Spanish Language and Literature
53. Arabic Language and Literature
54. European Language and Literature
55. Asian and African Language and Literature
56. Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
57. Basic Mathematics
58. Operational Research and Cybernetics
59. Computational Mathematics
60. Probability and Mathematical Statistics

61. Applied Mathematics
62. Condensed Matter Physics
63. Organic Chemistry
64. Inorganic Chemistry
65. Physical Chemistry (including: Chemical Physics)
66. Analytical Chemistry
67. Polymer Chemistry and Physics
68. Engineering Mechanics
69. Mechanical and Electronic Engineering
70. Mechanical Manufacturing and Automation
71. Mechanical Design and Theory
72. Vehicle Engineering
73. Materials Science
74. Engineering Thermophysics
75. Thermal Engineering
76. Power Machinery and Engineering
77. Fluid Machinery and Engineering
78. Refrigeration and Cryogenic Engineering
79. Chemical Process Equipment
80. Electric Power System and Its Automation
81. Electrical Motor and Apparatus
82. High Voltage and Insulation Technology
83. Power Electronic and Power Drives
84. Theory and New Technology of Electrical Engineering
85. Physical Electronics
86. Circuits and Systems
87. Microelectronics and Solid State Electronics
88. Field and Microwave Technology
89. Communication and Information System
90. Control Theory and Control Engineering
91. Computer Architecture
92. Computer Software and Theory
93. Computer Application Technology
94. Geotechnical Engineering
95. Structural Engineering
96. Municipal Engineering
97. Heating, Gas Supple, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Engineering
98. Disaster Prevention and Mitigation and Protective Engineering
99. Bridge and Tunnel Engineering
100. Hydrology and Water Resources
101. Hydraulics and River Dynamics
102. Hydraulics Structure Engineering
103. Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering
104. Port, Coastal and Offshore Engineering
105. Geodesy and Survey Engineering
106. Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
107. Cartography and Geographic Information Engineering
108. Applied Chemistry
109. Road and Railway Engineering
110. Traffic Information Engineering & Control
111. Transportation Planning and Management
112. Vehicle Operation Engineering
113. Food Science
114. Cereals, Oils and Vegetable Protein Engineering
115. Processing and Storage of Agricultural Products
116. Aquatic Products Processing and Storage
117. Management Science and Engineering
118. Accounting
119. Business Management
120. Tourism Management
121. Educational Economy and Management
122. Technology Economics and Management

Doctor’s degree: for 3 years

1. Communication and Transportation Engineering
2. Traffic and Transportation Engineering
3. Civil Engineering
4. Business Administration
5. Highway and Railway Engineering
6. Harbor, Coastal and Offshore Engineering
7. Structural Engineering
8. Transportation Planning and Management
9. Corporate Management
10. Heating, Gas Supple, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Engineering
11. Geotechnical Engineering
12. Technology Economy and Management
13. Bridge and Tunnel Engineering
14. Municipal Engineering
15. Traffic Information Engineering & Control
16. Accounting
17. Disaster Prevention and Mitigation and Protective Engineering
18. Vehicle Operation Engineering
19. Tourist Management

Prospectus for Non-degree Students

A. Student for advanced studies, senior students for advanced studies, short-term students:
All of the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate programs are qualified to enroll the three types of students.
B. language student:
This type of student will study Chinese at the Chinese Language Training Center. Please see IV (Curriculum of Chinese Language Training Center) to get detailed information.
C. Visiting schoal:
The above postgraduate and doctorate programs are qualified to enroll this type of student.

Requirements of Enrollment
Those in good health, ready to abide by Chinese laws, decrees and the university regulations, and those who willing to respect Chinese CSUSToms and habits can apply based on their own needs.
Types of Students Requirements Entrance Requirements
Professional student Senior high graduate with good records Humanities and Social sciences: HSK exam score above Band VI;Other disciplines: HSK exam score above Band IV
Undergraduatestudent Senior high graduate with good records Humanities and Social sciences: HSK exam score above Band VI;Other disciplines: HSK exam score above Band IV
Graduatestudent Equal to a Chinese BA or BS.Graduate from our University or a Chinese college with good record & recommended by 2 professors or 2 associate professors HSK exam score above Band VI; Written exam on a major subject or interview
Ph.D candidate Equal to a Chinese MA or MS, recommended by 2 professors HSK exam score above Band VI; Written exam on a major subject or interview
Student for advanced studies College freshman or above None
Senior student for advanced studies Equal to a Chinese MA or MS, or qualified for Ph.D studies. studying on a special project under the tutor None
Visiting scholar Associate professor or above, or equal to a Ph.D, intending to do research in a special field None
Short-term student Senior high or above None
Language student Senior high or above None
HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi):Chinese Level Exam
Applicants for undergraduate programs in Science and Engineering disciplines whose HSK exam score does not meet the requirements can enroll in one year preparatory courses with their high school academic records and their HSK exam score. Upon passing an exam after the one-year courses, they can be admitted as formal students.
Those applying for programs taught in English are not required to take the HSK exam.

Application Procedures
The applicants shall write to the International Exchange Office of Changsha University of Science & Technology for the “Application Form ” and the “Physical Examination Record for Foreigners” which shall be completed and then with photocopy of passport mailed or E-mailed back to the university. The university will send the qualified applicants a Visa Application Form (JW202 Form) and CSUST Admission Notice. The applicants shall apply for the students (x) or (F, if less than 6 months) visa by presenting these two documents at the Chinese embassy or consulate.
A. The following documents shall be provided by professional and undergraduate students:
1. Application Form (photocopy)
2. Certificate of the highest academic degree earned (photocopy)
3. Physical Examination Record for Foreigners (photocopy)
4. High school academic and graduate records (if have graduate exam)(original)
5. HSK exam record (original)
B. The following documents shall be provided by students working for their
master's or doctor's degree:
1. Application Form (photocopy)
2. Certificate of the highest academic degree earned (photocopy)
3. Physical Examination Record for Foreigners (photocopy)
4. Academic records of the highest degree earned (original)
5. HSK exam record (original)
6. Recommendation letters from two professors (original)
C. The following documents shall be provided by general and senior students for advanced studies:
1. Application Form (photocopy)
2. Certificate of the highest academic degree earned (photocopy)
3. Physical Examination Record for Foreigners (photocopy)
D. The following documents shall be provided by visiting scholars:
1. Application Form (photocopy)
2. Certificate of the highest academic degree earned (photocopy)
3. Physical Examination Record for Foreigners (photocopy)
4. Research plan
E. The following documents shall be provided by language students:
1. Application Form (photocopy)
2. Physical Examination Record for Foreigners (photocopy)
F. The following documents shall be provided by short-term students:
Application Form (photocopy)

Registration: 500RMB
Tuition Fees:
    Undergraduates: 16500 RMB/YEAR
    Postgraduates: 19000 RMB/YEAR
    Doctoral students: 23500 RMB/YEAR
    Chinese Language training: 16000RMB/YEAR
Learning Materials Fees: RMB/YEAR
    Double Room 6000 RMB/YEAR
    Single Room 11000RMB/YEAR
Insurance Premium: 600 RMB/YEAR

Entry Dates and Registration Procedures
A. The academic year consists of two long-term semesters in spring and autumn and one short-term semester in summer. Long-term semesters focus on class teaching and study, short-term semesters focus on practice.
Long-term semester in autumn starts in early September and ends in January of the following year.
Long-term semester in spring starts in late February and ends in early July.
Short-term semester follows closely the Long-term semester in spring. It is generally 3-6 weeks long.
The arrangement of semesters is subject to minor variations.
B. Applicants for professional, undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. specialties should start the application process three months before the semester commences; applicants for professional and undergraduate specialties should enter the university at the beginning of the long-term semester in autumn; Applicants for graduate and PhD. Specialties can enter the university at the beginning of one of the long-term semesters. However special cases are not confined by this deadline. Other types of students and visiting scholars can apply, enter, and visit the university at any time.
C. Please take the following documents to International Exchange Office of CSUST for registration as soon as get to CSUST:
1. Student (X) Visa to China
2. CSUST Administration Notice
3. JW202 Form (original)
4. Physical Examination Record for Foreigners (original)
5. Blood Test Report for HIV and Syphilis (original)
6. Eight copies of personal photo (one inch)
D. Within one month after arrival, the student should go to the Changsha Sanitation & Anti-epidemic Bureau for a health checkup. After the student has received the Qualification Certificate, they must go to the Changsha Municipal Pubic Security Bureau for the Residence Permit for Foreigners.

Study and Living Conditions
CSUST has a stable study environment and a Chinese-speaking environment as well as nice establishments and conditions. The university is organized ,well-managed , and has systemic and perfect managing measures and responsible administrators. The university offers all sorts of large, middle and small-size classrooms for class study and self-study.
The international student apartment offers 3 types of accommodations possessing air conditioner, color TV, fridge, telephone, and furniture:
A.single room 5500 RMB/ per semester.
B.double room 3000 RMB/per semester/person
C. quadruple 1750 RMB/per semester/person

Degree and Study Certificate
A. Qualified students working for a degree will be granted an official graduation certificate authorized by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Those who meet all the requirements of degree application and granting stipulated by the People's Republic of China will be conferred a corresponding bachelor, master's or doctor's degree.
B. Upon completion of academic studies , qualified non-degree students will receive a study certificate or corresponding document.

Study in CSUST
About University
Physical Examination Record
Application Form for Foreigners Wishing to Study in China(Short-Term Student)
APPLICATION FORM for FOREIGNERS WISHING to STUDY in Changsha University of Science & Technology
Scholarship Programs
Chinese Government Scholarship
Confucius Institute Scholarship
Hunan Province Scholarship