I. General Information for Master’s Degree Programs

Zhejiang University is ranked among China’s leading Universities for both the quantity and quality of its master’s degree programs. Several hundred academic majors are established in colleges and departments affiliated to seven faculties of science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, information technology, humanities and social sciences. With program length of 2-3 academic years, master’s degree programs are offered in Chinese generally, while some English-taught programs are also available. Graduates fulfilling all the degree requirements will be awarded the master’s degree.

1.Catalog of Chinese-taught Master's Degree Programs 2023

2.Catalog of English-taught Master's Degree Programs 2023

The catalog of master's degree programs is subject to change. Please pay attention to the updated information on this website.

Applicants are encouraged to search in advance for information about relevant supervisors according to their own determined research direction on the official website of the academic colleges and departments and contact the relevant supervisors prior to application.

Information about supervisors and their research directions can be found on the website of the Graduate School (Link) and the websites of each academic college or department (Link).

Applicants are expected to enclose in their application package with the Form for Provisional Acceptance of International Student by ZJU supervisor if applicable.

II. Application Duration 

From now on to February282023

 Application for scholarships will be processed according to the schedules of different scholarships respectively.

Note: Applicants must complete the application in the Online Application  System for International Students (Link) before the deadline, provide all materials in full as required, and pay the application fee.

III. Application Fee and Tuition Fee

1. Application fee: RMB 800 yuan ( non-refundable )

2. Tuition Fee

Master's Degree   Program

Philosophy,   Literature, History

RMB 22,800 Yuan/ Academic Year

Econ., Business, Law,Edu.,Sci.,Eng.,Agr.

RMB 28,800 Yuan/ Academic Year

Medical Science,   Art, PE

RMB 32,800 Yuan/ Academic Year


--An extra RMB 8,000 yuan/ academic year shall be charged for programs whose language of instruction is English.

-- Tuition fee for some special programs could be found in the the Remarks Column of the program catalog.

--The Tuition fee standard listed above is for reference ONLY. The tuition fee standard released at registration shall prevail.

--For self-funded students, the tuition fee is not refundable. 

3. Way of Payment: Application fee and tuition fee should be paid in the online application system.If one fails to make the online payment, then one MUST pay the application fee to the University’s Bank Account (Link), and upload the remittance letter to the System.  


IV . Eligibility

1. General requirements

Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with proper moral conduct, in good health with no infectious disease or any physical or mental diseases that may affect the normal study, have a bachelor’s degree (Applicant who has not got the degree certificate when applying shall provide the pre-graduation certificate first, then provide the academic degree certificates no later than registration) and be under the age of 35 (Age limit is flexible for healthy applicants with certain work experience and high academic ability).

2. Requirements on nationality

2.1 Applicant who has given up their original Chinese citizenship and become foreign citizens shall provide the documents certifying the cancellation of Chinese nationality, according to the policy of Ministry of Education of the PRC. 

2.2 If the applicant has acquired foreign citizenship automatically at the time of birth in a foreign country, whose parents were both Chinese citizens, or one of the parents was a Chinese citizen,parent’s (with Chinese citizenship) permanent resident in foreign country should be obtained prior to the birth of the applicant. 

3. Language proficiency requirements: Applicants should meet with Language Proficiency Requirements of Master Degree Programs at Zhejiang University for International Applicants (Download).

V. Documents for Application

Applicants must log in to the Online Application System for International Students of Zhejiang University (Link), fill in clearly and upload completely the original or notarized scanned copies of the following materials as required.

1. A photocopy of passport.

2. Highest degree certificates. Highest degree certificates. If applicants are university students, they shall provide an official pre-graduation certificate. The original or notarized copy of the academic qualification certificate must be submitted after admission (the degree certificate must be obtained no later than registration).

3. Academic transcripts during Bachelor’s degree study, which must be original documents or notarized copies.

4. Language proficiency certificates. (Download)

5. Personal statement, in Chinese or English, should include study and work experience, reasons for application and study proposal. No less than 1500 words.

6. Two letters of recommendation from full professors or associate professors. (Professors’ signature, contact phone number and email address must be put on the letter.)

7. Published academic papers or other academic achievements. (If applicable)

8.2023 version of Form for Provisional Acceptance of International Student by ZJU Supervisor. (If applicable, Click the filename to download) 

Applicants shall provide the above form for supervisors to fill. Old versions will not be accepted. Applicants of some programs must provide acceptance letter, please refer to the catalog of master's degree programs.

9. Applicants are encouraged to provide GRENTS-GAT test score.

10. Applicant who has given up their original Chinese citizenship and become foreign citizens shall provide the documents certifying the cancellation of Chinese nationality, according to the policy of Ministry of Education of the PRC.

11. If the applicant has acquired foreign citizenship automatically at the time of birth in a foreign country, whose parents were both Chinese citizens, or one of the parents was a Chinese citizen, please provide

[1] documents certifying acquiring foreign citizenship at the time of birth;

[2] documents certifying parent’s (with Chinese citizenship) permanent residence in foreign country before the birth of applicants.


1.After submitting the above materials in the online system, please pay the application fee in the system or upload the remittance voucher of the application fee.

2. The above application materials must be in Chinese or English, and notarized copies of translations must be provided for texts in other languages.

3. Please do NOT post the hard copies of the application materials or send them by e-mail. The paper application materials and the application materials sent by e-mail will not be reviewed and processed.

4. Supplementary materials or video interviews may be required when necessary.

VI. Selection Process, Admission and Notification

1. The university enrollment will be made on the basis of competitive selection according to the applicants’ research ability, academic performance, language proficiency, performance during video interview, etc.

2. Time of announcing the admission results: Admission Notice, Visa Application Forms with other relevant documents will be sent out from the end of July, 2023 in different batches.

3. Applicants will be informed about their application result via Online Application System for International Students (Link).


VII. Registration

1. Admitted applicants must register with the university strictly according to the time specified in the admission notice. The original graduation certificate, original degree certificate, original language proficiency certificate will be checked upon registration. Those who fail to provide the corresponding certificates will be disqualified for admission.

2. Master’s degree programs of Zhejiang University usually start from end of August or early of September every year. For exact registration dates, please refer to the Admission Notice.


VIII. Scholarships

Applicants for master’s degree programs can apply for the following scholarships

1. Chinese Government Scholarship-Bilateral Program(CSC A type) (Link)

2. Chinese Government Scholarship-Chinese University Program(CSC B Type, application deadline is January 31, 2023) (Link)

3. Zhejiang Government Scholarship For New International Master’s Degree Students  (Link)

  The Application Form for Zhejiang Government Scholarship (Click the filename to download) and submit it together with other application materials.

4. International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship (for applicants of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages Program) (Link)

5. Zhejiang University Ningbo Scientific and Technological Innovation Center Scholarship (for applicants of English-taught Industrial Design Engineering Program) (Link)

IX. Medical Insurance

Fee: RMB 800 Yuan/ Year

According to the regulations of Ministry of Education, international students who come to our school to study for one semester or longer must purchase comprehensive medical insurance in mainland of China as a necessary requirement for their registration for the new semester.

Students who fail to purchase the comprehensive medical insurance which meet certain requirements will NOT be registered by the university.

Information related to purchasing insurance will be notified in detail before registration. The admitted students should handle insurance affairs strictly according to the instructions on the notice.

X. Accommodation

For accommodation details, please refer to Current Student-Accommodation (Link)on the Website of the International College of Zhejiang University.

Please refer to further notices for specific arrangement for accommodation.


XI. Contact


Room 418, International College Building, West Zone, Zi-jin-gang Campus, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Post Code: 310058

Tel:   +86 571 87951537

Fax:   +86 571 87951755

Email: admissionmaster@zju.edu.cn

Website: http://iczu.zju.edu.cn


Note: Should there be any change in the above content, the final interpretation from the International College of Zhejiang University shall prevail. Please pay attention to the update of the website of the International College in time. 


For more information, please visit the website of International College Zhejiang University or follow our Wechat official account “lxzdZJU”.