1. Introduction to Kunming University of Science and Technology

Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST) is of long history and as the largest university in Yunnan Province and one of the well-known universities in China, KUST is a multidisciplinary university principally based on engineering and science, meanwhile combines technology, management, economics, arts, law and education in coordination. It offers bachelor, master, doctor degrees and also has post-doctoral station. Among more than 1600 universities in China, KUST tops in the first 100 and is entitled as Outstanding University in Undergraduate Education of China. In addition, KUST is also the only university in Yunnan province which has academician of China Academy. KUST has been entrusted to recruit Chinese Government Scholarship students.

KUST is composed of three campuses, Lianhua, Xinying and Bailong, are all in Kunming City, occupying about 120 hectares. A new campus is under construction in the Chenggong city, which occupies about 200 hectares. The university library has about 2.30 million volumes of books. KUST has founded 15 state-level、province-level engineering research centers and laboratories. KUST has established cooperative and exchange relationships with more than 70 renowned universities and international research institutions in over 30 countries.

KUST has advanced teaching facilities and a qualified and experienced academic staff team of more than 3600 that conducts both teaching and research. School of International Programs (SIP) is exclusively set up with the purpose of providing favorable services for international students. It is in charge of the enrollment, administration and all kinds of services as well as conduct teaching to international students. For various characteristics of international students, SIP prepares relevant courses and extra-curriculum activities elaborately, helping them find study partners to solve their problems in study and in life.

With almost 100 bachelor degree programs and 200 graduate programs, KUST welcomes students around the world to study here. Outstanding international students from all countries can apply for our Chinese Government Scholarship. Students from Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) can apply for Yunnan Provincial Scholarship. In spite of that, KUST sets up International Students Scholarship to encourage all kinds of students to study at our University.

More than 60.000 students of KUST expect you to join in this big family. You can enjoy diverse cultures and life journey, and build up your friendship with people around the world in this beautiful "Spring City".

With the current 24 faculties (schools) and 2 teaching departments, Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST) offers 76 Bachelor's degree programs, 153 Master's degree programs, 41 doctoral degree programs, and 6 post-doctoral exchange stations, as well as other programs including preparatory course, continuing education for adults, vocational training and Chinese language course for international students. KUST has a qualified and experienced academic staff team that conducts both teaching and research. Currently the total number of staff is about 3,500 including an approximate 1,800 faculties with senior professional and technical posts. There is one academician of China Academy of Engineering working for KUST and 23 academicians of China Academy of Science and China Academy of Engineering jointly working for KUST. Currently there are over 60,000 students studying at KUST, and among them over 7,000 are graduate students and about 700 are international students. 7,000 graduate students and 700 international students are included.

2. International Students Education Program

A. Non-degree Programs

1. Chinese Language Programs

Enrollments are flexible and available all the year around. Students can be streamed into elementary, intermediate, advanced and other level classes. One to one, one to two, one to three and other teaching modules can be adapted.

We offer excellent language studying environment, concerning to improve the teaching effect, teaching quality and providing diverse complementary studies to language students. Courses include Comprehensive Chinese, Chinese Reading, Chinese Listening, Spoken Chinese, Chinese Characters, Chinese Culture, HSK Training and so on. The cultural courses include Chinese Traditional Painting, Chinese Brush Calligraphy, Taijiquan, Ethical Music Appreciation, etc and cultural experience courses about Chinese economy, national customs are also be arranged. Students can study during their cultural experience journey.

2. Programs for General Visiting Students

Duration of study is at least one semester. Enrollments are available in March and September. We offer the same programs with that of the Chinese undergraduate students.

3. Programs for Advanced Visiting Students

Duration of study is at least one semester. Enrollments are available in March and September. Students can select courses for Master's, Doctor's candidates and study under the guidance of the professors' concerns.

B. Degree Programs

1. Bachelor's Program on Chinese for Complete Beginners

This is a 4-year undergraduate Chinese program for beginners. The first two years is for general Chinese courses, and the second two years is for specialized courses. Enrollments are available in September, and the students who transfer from other schools are acceptable.

2. Preparatory Classes and Bachelor's Programs

The project is for the students who have difficulties in taking undergraduate courses directly. Enrollments are available in September each year. The total duration of schooling is 1+4 years (1+5 years for Architecture, Landscape Science and Urban Planning). The first year is for general Chinese courses and if it is necessary, some high school courses will be arranged to assist study. The second year is for advanced Chinese courses, specialized Chinese and a few specialized subject courses. Students can participate in the subject courses with Chinese students as sophomores.

3. Bachelor's Program

The applicants should be high school graduates with required Chinese profiency, and all the majors in our university are available. Normal duration of schooling is 4 or 5 years, starting in September each year. Students can graduate with satisfied credits and other required conditions.

4. Master's Program

The applicants should have Bachelor's degree and with acceptable Chinese profiency. Normal duration of schooling is 2.5 years, starting in September each year. Students can graduate after the follow the instruction plans succefully and meet other requirements.

5. Doctor's Program

The applicants should have Master's degree and with acceptable Chinese profiency. Normal duration of schooling is 3-6 years, starting in September each year. With permission of supervisors, doctoral candidates can use English or other foreign languages as teaching and working language. Students can graduate after the follow the instruction plans succefully and meet other requirements.

C. Tailor-made Programs for Group Students or Trainees

1. Short-term Chinese Culture and Experience and Understanding Programs

The programs are organized for groups of students to meet the needs of foreign universities, educational institutions, other organizations and individuals. A flexible curriculum caters to the needs and requirement of the students, lasting from 2-10 weeks.

Generally the program consists of two parts: Campus Courses and Culture Trip. Campus courses and culture trip can be arranged to meet the requirement of applicants.

(1) Campus Language and Culture Courses

Basic Oral Chinese and Listening take a large part of the campus courses. We also offer Chinese Calligraphy and Painting, Chinese Kong Fu (including shadowboxing), Chinese Folk Musical Instruments, Chinese National Music, Songs, Dance and special lectures on Chinese Culture, Chinese History and the Business Environment in China (in English, Thai, or Vietnamese).

(2) Culture Trip

The tour route can be modified upon the request of different groups.

2. Professional Training Programs

We accept commissions of foreign universities, institutions and companies to organize all kinds of professional training courses and practice. We establish special courses in science, engineering, management, economics, etc. The program can start at any time during the year.

Note: The above programs are currently not available for individual applicants. If you need our help for student visa, the applicants should submit their photocopies of passport and Application Form.

3. Application Requirement

Students Categories Qualification of Application Documents required Note
Chinese Language Students No requirement of educational background; students should be in good healthy  
Undergraduate Preparatory Courses Students High school diploma; students should be in good healthy A. Notarized certificate of high school and transcript
B. Application Form and photocopy of passport
 
Undergraduate Students High school diploma; students should be in good healthy A. Notarized certificate of high school and transcript
B. Application Form and photocopy of passport
A. The notarized copy should be original version in English or Chinese
B. Students cannot get an authorized status until they pass HSK level 3
Master's Candidates A bachelor's degree or equivalent degree; students should be in good healthy A. Notarized certificate of bachelor degree
B. Notarized undergraduate transcript
C. Two academic recommendation letters from 2 professionals
D. Application Form and photocopy of passport
A. The notarized copy should be original version in English or Chinese
B. Students cannot get an authorized status until they pass HSK level 3
C. The recommendation letters should be original ones
Doctoral Candidates A master's degree or equivalent degree; students should be in good healthy A. Notarized certificate of master degree
B. Notarized graduate transcript
C. Two academic recommendation letters from 2 professionals
D. Application Form and photocopy of passport
A. The notarized copy should be original version in English or Chinese
B. Students cannot get an authorized status until they pass HSK level 4
C. The recommendation letters should be original version
General Visiting Student Students should have required professional knowledge and in good healthy A. Visiting plan
B. Application Form and photocopy of passport
 
Advanced Visiting Student Students should have required professional knowledge and in good healthy A. Visiting plan
B. Application Form and photocopy of passport
 

4. Scholarships

A. Chinese Government Scholarship

1. Chinese Government Scholarship-Degree Study in Provinces & Autonomous Region Program
2. Chinese Government Scholarship-Support Local Government Program
3. Distinguished International Student Program

B. Yunnan Provincial Scholarship

C. KUST International Students Scholarship

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