It is important to check the deadline for your chosen course(s). Applications received by the deadline issued are guaranteed to be considered by the universities and colleges.
Applications received at CISS after the deadline will only be considered by the universities and colleges if they still have vacancies for the course(s) you have selected.
Suggested Application Timetable - Fall Semester Intake
This schedule is suggested for students wanting to study regular degree programs or long-term Chinese language programs starting in Sepetember
Late Feburay/ Early March
Applicants can start to apply for degree programs starting in autumn next year.
April to May
Most programs are open for application during this time, as applicants should subm-it their applications as early as possible. Please be aware that early applications will be favored when vacancies are limited.
Applicants who submitted applications in March would receive their admission resul-ts and prepare for departure.
Admission letters for early applicants are delivered.
Official application deadline of most universities. All applicants are suggested to submit the applications before that date.
Admission Letter and JW202 form would be delivered 4 weeks before programs start. Applicants should apply for a Chinese visa at their nearest Chinese Embassies and Chinese Consulates with their original Admission Letter, original JW202 form, and valid passport.
Starting date for most universities in China. Accepted applicants should arrive in school before that date.
If there are some vacancies available for a started program, late applicants are still welcome to register if they are capable of adapting to the class. Applicants are suggested to consult CISS before applying, as the admission would depend on university's regulations.
Suggested Application Timetable - Spring Semester Intake
This schedule is suggested for students wanting to study Chinese language programs or degree programs starting in late Feburary or early March.
Applicants can start to apply for programs starting in spring next year.
Most programs are open for application during this time. Applicants should submit their a- pplications as early as possible. Please be aware that early applications will be favored when vacancies are limited.
Applicants who submitted applications in October or early November will receive th-eir admission results by e-mail.
Admission letters for early applicants will be delivered. Applicants should apply for a Chinese visa at their nearest Chinese Embassy or Consulate with their original ad-mission letter, original JW202 form, and valid passport.
Official application deadline of most universities. All applicants are suggested to su-bmit the applications before that date.
Feburary (before program started)
After the deadline, if there are vacancies available, late applicants are still welcome to register if they are capable of adapting to the class. Applicants are suggested to consult at CISS before applying, as the admission would depend on university's re-gulations.
Late Febuary or early March
Starting date for most spring programs in China. Accepted applicants should arrive at school before that date issued on admission letter.
Not all degree courses start in autumn (September or October) - some start in the spring. Check the starting dates for the courses you are interested in on the 'Course details' section. Contact us for advice about when to start the online application. Normally you need to submit your application two months before the course starts and please be prepared to send your application early as vacancies might be limited.
Subject to approval
When browsing the courses on the website you may notice a course' starting date described as 'subject to approval'. This means either the university intends to offer the program depending on demand or that the existing course is undergoing an update, due to take effect. It is therefore possible that this course may not be applicable.
It is highly recommended that you contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about that course before applying.
Taking a year out?
If you want to take a year or a semester off before starting your course, check with us to make sure that a deferred entry application will be accepted by the university.