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1. What kind of university is the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology?

The University of Shanghai for Science and Technology is a key applied research university in Shanghai that focuses on engineering and has coordinated the development of engineering, science, economics, management, literature, law, and art.

 

2. When was the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology established?

The school can be traced back to the Shanghai University founded in 1906 and the German Medical Engineering School founded in 1907. In 1906, the American Christian North and South Baptist Church established Shanghai University on the banks of the Pujiang River in Shanghai.

 

3. How many campuses does the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology have?

The school has two campuses, Jungong Road Campus and Fuxing Road Campus, covering an area of ​​nearly 1,000 acres.

 

4. How many colleges does the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology have?

There are 17 colleges under it.

 

5. How many majors does the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology have?

There are currently 60 undergraduate majors, 8 first-level disciplines for doctoral degree authorization, 6 post-doctoral research stations, 27 first-level disciplines for master's degree authorization, and 18 master's degree categories.

 

6. How many students are there in University of Shanghai for Science and Technology?

There are more than 27,000 full-time students, including more than 18,000 undergraduates and more than 9,000 postgraduates.

 

7. How many teachers are there in the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology?

There are more than 2,900 faculty members, including 9 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering (including double appointments), 75 national-level talents, 189 provincial and ministerial-level talents, 859 senior professional title teachers, and 260 doctoral supervisors.

 

8. If I study abroad at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, I want to apply for Chinese Government Scholarship. What are the procedures? Where should I send the application materials?

Applicants shall apply to the dispatching authorities, such as the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in the applicant's country. 

Eligible applicants shall log in the application system, fill out and print the application form. Application materials should be mailed in duplicate (two copies) to the dispatching authority.

 

9. If I study abroad at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, where do I find the online application system? What is the "Agency No."?

The website for the online application system is http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua/ http://www.campuschina.org/. Please consult the dispatching authority, such as the Chinese Embassy in the applicant's country. The agency number of University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (hereafter referred to as USST) is 10252.

 

10. If I study abroad at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, can I apply directly to China Scholarship Council (CSC)?

No. CSC doesn't accept individual applications from applicants. Please do NOT mail the application materials to CSC. Please apply to the dispatching authority, such as the Chinese Embassy or Consulate, or Chinese higher education institutions entitled to admit students under Chinese Government Scholarship Program (for University Postgraduate Program). 

USST is one of the higher education institutions entitled to admit students under Chinese Government Scholarship Program. Usually USST will be informed of the quota allocation of independent enrollment program(Type-B) by the end of every year but the quota is very limited and competition is fierce, and the program is only open to students staying out of China mainland at least one year before the beginning of the applied study period. Under such circumstances, we would highly recommend that students try to apply to the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in the first place(Type-A).

 

11. If I study abroad at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, can I send the application materials via email to CSC?

No. Application materials via email are not valid for scholarship application. Please log in the application system, fill out and print the application form. Application materials should be mailed in duplicate (two copies) to the dispatching authority.

 

12. If I study abroad at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, when is the deadline for application of Chinese Government Scholarship?

Please consult the dispatching authority for the detailed deadline. Normally, students are expected to submit their applications between January to early April.

 

13. I'm under 18 years old. Am I eligible to apply for USST?

Yes. An applicant under 18 years old needs a guardian during his/her stay in China until he/she turns 18. A guardian is normally a Chinese citizen who resides and works where the student studies.

 

14. Can I apply USST without any prior knowledge of Chinese language?

Students who do not meet the language proficiency requirement for the major study shall take 1 year Chinese language classes before they start the major program. Some higher education institutions offer courses instructed in English for graduate students and general scholars. Those who take English taught programs should not take Chinese language classes.

Undergraduate students are required to take classes in Chinese. Students with no prior knowledge of Chinese language shall take 1 year foundation courses at the assigned universities.

 

15. Can I apply for undergraduate scholarship directly through USST?

Unfortunately, you cannot. For independent enrollment Program(CSC-B), our school only accept the application of Master and Doctor Degree programs. If you want to apply for undergraduate programs, you should contact Chinese Embassies and Consulates Overseas and other authorized dispatch agents to apply. 

 

16. Can I apply for a one-year Chinese Language Learning Program of USST if my Chinese language proficiency level fails to meet the admission criteria?

Sure, you can. However, you should meet the following requirements for master majors HSK 3 180 or above, for doctoral majors HSK 3 180 or above. When you finish the one-year language program and pass the examination(HSK-4 OR 5), then you will be able to continue your Major learning. 

 

17. Do I need to get any pre-admission notice when I apply for master or doctoral degree through the independent enrollment project of USST?

No, you don't have to. Pre-admission notice is only needed when you apply through other options such as Chinese Embassy, dispatch agents etc(CSC-A).

 

18. When I have finished online application, should I mail all the Hard Copies to USST?

Yes, you need to mail us all the hard copies as well, and our address is Jungong road 516, Shanghai, China. (Room 101,International Students Office, USST). 

 

19. How can I check if the paper documents have arrived at USST?

You shall contact the express company to confirm directly.

 

19. Should I pay for the Registration fee for Self Enrollment Application of USST?

It is not necessary to pay 800 RMB registration fee.

 

20. Do I need to buy insurance at USST?

According to regulations stipulated by the China Education Ministry, international students staying in China for over 6 months shall purchase comprehensive insurance, i.e., to join Piangan Comprehensive Insurance & Protection Scheme, which is also mandatory for new term registration. Other short-term students can decide whether to buy the insurance at their own disposal.

 

21. How much does it cost to see a doctor at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology?

International students will undertake all registration fee and 10% of medical treatment expenses if they will get treatment in the Clinique of the university. The expenses incurred will not be included in the Comprehensive Insurance & Protection Scheme.

International students shall go to designated hospital, like Xinhua Hospital or other public hospital as defined in the Comprehensive Insurance & Protection Scheme to take outpatient service. Usually the students should prepay the expenses themselves. Students should keep all documents generated during medical treatment process, including invoices, list of medicine, etc., which is in good condition for claim settlement.

 

22. If I study at USST and stay in the public hospital, and I want to live in a chartered ward, foreign ward senior cadre ward, and special ward, can I still get claim?

No, you can't.

 

23. During the period of studying at USST, if I am in-patient for many times in the duration of insurance, shall the company compensate?

The insurance company will pay the claims in the given limit whether the insured be in hospital for one time or several times. When the accumulative payments are beyond the insurance amount (400,000 yuan), then the insurance liability ends.

 

24. Do I need to pay a deposit to stay in USST?

When freshmen check in, please bring your Admission Notice and Passport.

Full scholarship students should pay rental deposit RMB 500, while commoners should pay rental deposit RMB 1,000.

 

25. When will the accommodation fee of USST be paid?

Deposit and rent are prepaid by semester Penalty will be 3% of arrearage each calendar day if due amount is not paid before entry, and if overdue is not paid within 10 days, IsA has the right to reclaim the apartment and demand payment of arrearage and penalty in accordance with law. No application of apartment change will be accepted in the middle of a semester. Rent prepaid will not be returned if students check out within the lease period. Visiting students and exchange students can pay rent by month, but rent prepaid will not be returned within the lease period.

 

26. What kind of apartment can I choose if I study at USST?

All full scholarship pre-students, bachelor candidates, master candidates and visiting students have to share two-bed apartment. Doctoral candidates and advanced visiting students can choose to live in one-bed room.

 

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