Chinese students: how to apply for admission?

If you have the Chinese nationality, there are specific regulations depending on the origin of your diploma, possible financing of your studies and the programme that you are applying for. Check here-below which situation applies to you:

I have the Chinese nationality

I (will) have a secondary diploma from mainland China and I want to apply for a bachelor programme

 

How to apply for a bachelor programme?

Make sure that you meet the admission requirements

  1. Language requirements: all bachelor programmes are taught in Dutch.
  2. Diploma requirements
  3. APS is required

How to start up the application procedure

You start an online application (2 parts). After the online application has been submitted, you will need to send a hard copy of your application to the International Admissions Desk.

Submit your complete application before the deadline

Tuiton fee for a bachelor programme

 

I (will) have a bachelor diploma from mainland China and I want to apply for a master programme

 

How to apply for a master programme?

Make sure that you meet the admission requirements

  1. Language requirements
  2. Diploma requirements
  3. Check if an APS certificate is required. Depending on your source of financing and/or the university where you obtained your bachelor diploma (partial) exemption may be possible 

    Attention:
    if you have (partial) exemption, you are required to send an e-mail to the Ghent University China Platform mentioning your full name, date of birth, home institution in China. In case of partial exemption you must also mention the reason for the exemption of the interview.
    For more information, check the APS page of the China Platform. 

How to start up the application procedure

You start an online application (2 parts). After the online application has been submitted, you will need to send a hard copy of your application to the International Admissions Desk.

Submit your complete application before the deadline

Tuiton fee for a master programme

Which tuition fee applies?

 

I (will) have a master diploma (or equivalent) from mainland China and I want to apply for a doctorate

 

How to apply for a doctorate (PhD)?

Interested in doing a PhD at Ghent University? Great!
Just remember that all applications need the explicit commitment of a Ghent University professor who will act as your PhD supervisor.

The application is always started up by the supervisor and not the applicant.

China Scholarship Council

Ghent University has signed a cooperation agreement with China Scholarship Council - CSC, valid from 1 August 2018 - 31 July 2023. Click here for more information. The application procedure must be concluded before you submit your CSC-application.

Make sure that you meet the admission requirements

  1. Language requirements
  2. Diploma requirements
  3. Check if an APS certificate is required. Depending on your source of financing and/or the university where you obtained your diploma, (partial) exemption may be possible. If you can be (partially) exempted from the APS screening, please follow the correct procedure for this (partial) exemption, after you have received the letter of admission.

    Attention: if you have (partial) exemption you are required to send an e-mail to the Ghent University China Platform mentioning your full name, date of birth, home institution in China. In case of partial exemption you must also mention the reason for the exemption of the interview. For more information, check the APS page of the China Platform

How to start up the application procedure?

You cannot start the application procedure, this is always done by the supervisor (via OASIS). Once the application has been started up, you will receive an e-mail to complete your part of the online application procedure. You will be required to upload certain documents (in pdf-format) and upon enrolment original notarised documents must be submitted.

Notarised diploma

You will be required to submit a notarised copy of your diploma and transcripts upon enrolment:

  • Notarisation is done by the Public Notary Office of the People's Republic of China
  • The diploma and its transcripts must also be translated by a sworn translator into either Dutch, French, German or English.
  • We require the original notarised documents upon enrolment. This means that scanned or copied documents cannot be accepted.

Tuiton fee for a doctoral programme

Which tuition fee applies?

  • You have a scholarship from the China Scholarship Council (CSC-scholarship): you do not need to pay a tuition fee and will receive a tuition voucher
  • You do not have a scholarship from the China Scholarship Council (CSC-scholarship): the standard fee for Non-EEA students applies

Bench fee

The bench fee guideline is applicable to all PhD students that enrol at Ghent University and for whom a bench fee is not part of their mandate or the project they are funded through.

  • China Scholarship Council (CSC): under the current agreement there is no bench fee foreseen.
  • If you do not have a CSC-scholarship, please check if a bench fee will be due on the bench fee webpage

 

When your application was successful, you will receive a letter of admission. This letter enables you to:

  • apply for a visa
  • apply for a scholarship
  • apply for housing at Ghent University residences
  • enrol as a Ghent University student

The letter of admission will state the following information:

  • Your details and file number (reference)
  • the programme that you were admitted to, and the faculty where the programme is organised
  • the date when the decision was made by the Faculty Board
  • the academic year in which you are admitted (not for PhD students)
  • where you have to go and what you have to bring to enrol

An application for a doctorate is not linked to an academic year. This means that PhD students are not required to enrol prior to the start of an academic year. When a letter of admission is issued for a doctorate, there will not be stated in which academic year you must enrol. 

Behind the scenes

  • The online application is started up by your future PhD supervisor.
  • You will receive an e-mail to complete your section of the online application and to review and approve your supervisor's entries. 
  • When the application has been approved both by you and your supervisor, your application will be assessed by the PhD admissions team and the faculty.
  • The faculty will go into more detail and determine whether the your degree is sufficiently related and will decide on whether or not to grant admission.
  • A letter of admission will be issued when the faculty has formally approved your application. The letter of admission is sent by e-mail and post.

I (will) have a diploma from abroad (not mainland China)

I (will) have a secondary diploma from abroad (not mainland China) and I want to apply for a bachelor programme

or

I (will) have a bachelor diploma from abroad (not mainland China) and I want to apply for a master programme:

I have a master diploma from abroad (not mainland China) and I want to apply for a doctorate

I have a diploma from Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan

I am a refugee

I do not have the Chinese nationality

I have a Chinese diploma, but I do not have the Chinese nationality.

Not yet graduated before the deadline?

You need to start the application procedure and you also need submit your application package before the deadline

You do not need to wait until you graduate. Instead of the legalised diploma and final transcripts/diploma supplement, you are required to submit upon application:

  • an official declaration from your school/university confirming the expected graduation date and the exact name of the diploma that will be awarded.
  • your most recent transcript

If your application was successful, you are accepted at Ghent University and you will receive a letter of admission. This letter will mention that you will be required to submit a notarised copy 

You cannot enrol if you have not yet obtained the diploma on the basis of which you have been granted admission.

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