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Admissions Guide for Doctoral Programs

1. Project introduction

The length of study for international students pursuing a doctoral degree is generally 3-4 years. Complete the training plan, pass the review and defense of the dissertation within the prescribed period of study, and issue a graduation certificate and degree certificate.


2. Eligibility for application

2.1 Non-Chinese citizens holding a valid foreign passport;

2.2 18-50 years old, healthy body and mind;

2.3 A master's degree or above.

2.4 Language requirements: Applicants must pass HSK Level 5 with a score of 180 or more before admission.

2.5 Qualified by the instructor selection.


3. Application procedure

To apply online, log in to the online registration system for international students of Shaanxi Normal University

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fill in the content, and upload the required materials.

Registration materials to be uploaded:

●Graduation documents for master's degree (new graduates can provide the expected graduation certificate first), which must be original or notarized copies in Chinese or English;

●(Associate) Professor recommendation letters (Chinese or English);

● All courses and transcripts at the master's level must be original or notarized copies in Chinese or English;

● HSK transcript;

● Resume (Chinese or English);

● Scanned copy of passport;

● Passport photo.


4. Application time

From April 20th to June 20th every year


5. Professional catalog

Please refer to the Doctoral Program Directory for the enrollment departments and catalogs.

2018 Ph.D. Student Admissions Directory.xls


6. Scholarship

6.1 You can apply for the Chinese Government Scholarship-Country Bilateral Program through the embassy. For details, please click to view the Chinese Government Scholarship National Bilateral Program.

6.2 Directly send the required materials to the International Students Office of Shaanxi Normal University to apply for the Chinese Government Scholarship-University Graduate Program. For details, please click to view the Chinese Government Scholarship Independent Enrollment Program.


7. Enrollment time

At the beginning of September each year, the specific time is subject to the "Admission Notice".


8. Various expenses



the term

Tuition (RMB)

Registration fee


Science and Engineering



Ph.D. student

one semester

13000 yuan

15000 yuan

400 yuan

One academic year

25000 yuan

28,000 yuan

400 yuan


9. Medical insurance

The Ministry of Education of China stipulates that international students in China must purchase medical insurance in Mainland China. Students can purchase medical insurance provided by Ping An Insurance Company of China at the registration desk on the day of registration. 400 yuan per semester, 800 yuan for the whole year. For those who have not purchased the required medical insurance, the school will not go through the registration procedures.


10. Accommodation

For details, please refer to the accommodation information page:


11. Contact Information of International Students Office

Mailing address: International Student Management Office, International School of Chinese Studies, Shaanxi Normal University, No. 199, Chang'an South Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province

Postal Code: 710062


Telephone: (86-29)-85303761

Fax: (86-10)-85303653


Doctoral Admissions Office Consulting Tel: (86-10)-85310346

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