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Undergraduate Program


Duration of study: four years

Start time: the beginning of September each year

Application deadline: June 15, 2021 (own expense)


Application conditions

1). Non-Chinese citizens who hold a valid foreign passport and have an education equivalent to Chinese high school graduation or above.

2). Applicants who are residents of the mainland of the motherland (Mainland), Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan who have immigrated and obtained foreign nationality, or both or both of their parents are Chinese citizens and settled in a foreign country, and those who have foreign nationality at birth must comply with the Ministry of Education Letter [2020] No. 12 document requirements.

3). To apply for majors in the International English and International Chinese Language Institute, you must pass HSK-4 with a score of 180 or more, and other majors must pass HSK-5 with a score of 180 or more. Applicants from non-English-speaking countries applying for English-taught majors must provide IELTS 6.0, TOEFL (TOEFL) 80, or Cambridge English B2 or above.

4). Applicants under the age of 18 must provide a guardian letter of guarantee. If the applicant’s parents are not in China, a foreigner or Chinese resident in China must be entrusted by the parents as the guardian.


Application materials

1). East China Normal University International Student Admission Application Form

Please log in to the online registration system (http://lxsapply.ecnu.edu.cn) to fill in and print the application form online.


2). High school graduation certificate

*A scanned copy of the original, if not in Chinese or English, a notarized Chinese or English translation must be provided.

* Fresh graduates provide expected graduation certificates when applying (the expected graduation certificate should be obtained earlier than August 31, 2021), and the graduation certificate must be submitted when registering.


3). Complete high school transcripts

*It must be in Chinese or English. For other languages, a notarized Chinese or English translation must be provided.


4). Proof of language proficiency

*Teaching in Chinese: A copy of the HSK certificate within the validity period (2 years) (for HSK level requirements, please refer to the Professional Catalogue in the Admissions Guide).

*English-taught: IELTS 6.0, TOEFL (TOEFL) 80 points or Cambridge English B2 or higher certificate.


5). A self-recommendation letter of 500-800 words (if applying for a Chinese-taught program, it must be written in Chinese)


6). Copy of passport (including personal information page and all Chinese visa pages)


7). Applicants under the age of 18 need to provide a guardian guarantee


Supplementary materials for scholarship application

1). Physical examination report within the validity period (six months)

Applicants should strictly follow the required items in the "Foreigner Physical Examination Form" and provide a detailed report of the blood test, missing items, no photos of themselves, or no stamps on the photos, and no signatures and seals of the doctors and hospitals. "Foreigner Physical Examination Form" is invalid.


2). Proof of no criminal record (notarized Chinese or English translation is required for non-Chinese or English)

Supplementary materials for professional college application

*Applicants for the School of Design are required to provide a short video of self-introduction and a short video of the painting/design process.

*Applicants for the Fine Arts Department of the College of Art must provide originals of recent works.


Note: The above application materials will not be returned regardless of whether the applicant is admitted or not.


Application process

1). Apply online

Log in to the online application system for international students of East China Normal University http://lxsapply.ecnu.edu.cn, please register and fill in the application, upload the relevant application materials, and pay the application fee of 800 yuan online. Note that once the application fee is successfully paid, it will not be refunded.

*If applying for the scholarship program, please fill in the application information on the relevant scholarship application website at the same time.


2). Participate in the interview

After receiving the interview notice, please attend the interview on time. The specific interview time is subject to the email notification. Please ensure that the email address is correct.


3). To track the application status online, please follow your email or log in to your account registered on the East China Normal University application website to check the application progress and status.


4). For admission and admission, you can check the admission results in the International Student Online Application System of East China Normal University. Admitted students must register and register at the school strictly according to the time specified in the admission notice. The original graduation certificate will be verified when registering. Those who fail to obtain the corresponding certificate will be disqualified for admission.


Cost information

Undergraduates (RMB/per year/per person):



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Scholarship application method

Scholarship type

How to apply

Funding content

Application deadline


Chinese Government Scholarship Type A

Foreign agencies

Full scholarship (tuition fee, accommodation fee, insurance in China, living expenses 2500 yuan/month)

Please consult the Chinese Embassy in your local area


Shanghai Municipal Government Scholarship

Apply online

Full scholarship (tuition fee, accommodation fee, insurance in China, living expenses 2500 yuan/month)

Partial scholarship (tuition fee, insurance in China)



International Chinese Teacher Scholarship

Apply online

Full scholarship (tuition fee, accommodation fee, insurance in China, living expenses 2500 yuan/month)


Students who apply for the major of Chinese International Education must be recommended by an organization designated by the Sino-foreign Language and Culture Exchange and Cooperation Center before they can apply for the International Chinese Teacher Scholarship.

East China Normal University

Outstanding Freshman Scholarship

Apply online

Living expenses of 2500 yuan per month for the first academic year, a total of 12 months



Note: Scholarship applicants must submit their applications in both the [Online Application System of East China Normal University International Education Center] and the corresponding [Scholarship Application System].



Contact: Zhang Juanmei

Email: jmzhang@gec.ecnu.edu.cn

Phone: +86-21-62232013 +86-21-62238353

Address: Room 253, Physics Building, East China Normal University, 3663 North Zhongshan Road, Shanghai, China

Post Code: 200062


Other matters

1). Applicants should ensure that the application information and application materials provided are true and accurate. Once the admissions unit or the certification department verifies that they are not true, they will not be admitted or the study qualification will be canceled.


2). After the student is admitted, he/she cannot register at the two schools at the same time. Once verified, the student status will be canceled.


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