Master’s Program
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Duration: 2-3 years

Beginning: early September

Application Period: Jun.15th, 2021 (Scholarship application deadline please refer to the Scholarship Section)

2021 Master Major List 

*For detailed information about majors and the contact info of supervisors, please contact xnzhu@gec.ecnu.edu.cn.

Recommended Majors

English-taught Programs: 


  1. Non-Chinese citizen with a valid foreign passport.

  2. Bachelor or higher education degree.

  3. For Chinese-taught programs, new HSK-5 with a passing score of 210 or new HSK-6 with a passing score of 180. For English-taught programs, effective English Language Test Certificate or official proof of taking English-taught programs (details refer to the Language Proficiency Certificate) is required. Native English speakers do not need to submit the English Proficiency Certificate.

Application Documents

1. ECNU International Students Application Form

    Please log into the online application system at lxsapply.ecnu.edu.cn to fill in and print out the application form. 

2. Certificate of Bachelor or Higher Education Degree

① Scan copy of original documents. If documents are not in Chinese or English, a notarized and translated version in Chinese or in English is required. 

② Graduating students should provide a certificate of impending graduation, and the expected time to obstain the degree certificate should be earlier than August 31, 2021. Graduation certificate and diploma should be submitted for the registration. 

3. Official Academic Transcript of Bachelor or Higher Education Degree 

    Original or notarized copy documents. If documents are not in Chinese or English, a notarized and translated version in Chinese or in English is required.

4. Language Proficiency Certificate

① For Chinese-taught programs: effective (within 2 yrs) HSK certificate ( HSK Level 5 over 210 or HSK Level 6 over 180).

*Applicants who complete their undergraduate or master's studies in Chinese must provide a certificate issued by the university they graduated from. After obtaining the permission of the applied school/department, they can be exempted from submitting the HSK score certificate.

② For English taught program: English Language Test Certificate or official proof of taking English-taught programs. 

a) English Language Test 

English Language Test  Base Line


6.0 (overall) 



Cambridge English 


* If taking TOEFL exam, you can submit the result to ECNU directly through exam system, by selecting Institution Code: C304. 

b) Proof of Taking English-taught Program 

① Bachelor or Higher Degree is taught in English and test language is English as well.

Official proof with official institution letterhead should be issued by the university, such as registration office or graduate school, instead of department of the university or supervisors.

* Applicants without any related English Proficiency Certificate should take the English Language Test as soon as possible. 

5. A Study or Research Plan 

    Words: no less than 800 words

    Language: Written in Chinese for Chinese-taught programs or English for English-taught programs.

    Content: Include but not limited to personal study or work experience, academic research outcome, research plan of master program, personal goal after graduation. 

6. Two Recommendation Letters 

    Written by scholars who hold the title of associate professor or higher, or senior professionals in a related academic field. Written in Chinese or English. The issue date of the recommendation letter should be later than September 1st, 2020. Recommendation letter MUST include: title of the recommender, place of work, contact phone number, email address and recommender signature.

7. Photocopy of Passport (Include personal information page and Chinese visa pages if you have been in China)

8. Effective (within 6 months) Health Certificate 

   Physical examination report must cover all of the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form, and provide the detailed blood test report. Incomplete forms or forms without the applicants' photograph, a sealed photograph of the applicant, the official stamp of the hospital, or signature of physician are considered as invalid. 

9. Non-criminal Certificate(notarized photocopy in English or Chinese).

10. Award Certificates.

Major Supplemental Documents: 

11. Applicants for art related majors should submit your portfolio.

12. Applicants for Master major of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages should ADD:

① HSKK Intermediate ≥60;

② An essay related to the major (around 1000 words).

Application Procedures

1. Apply online

Log into ECNU International Students online application website: http://lxsapply.ecnu.edu.cn/. Please register and submit the online application. Upload your application documents and pay the 800 RMB application fee online, which won’t be refunded.

* Scholarship applicants should also register and submit the application form on scholarship website. 

2. Submit your application materials

Submit all the original copies of your application documents in full set to the following address before the DEADLINE of the program or scholarship you apply for:

Add: Global Education Center of ECNU, Room 253, Physics building, 3663 North Zhongshan Rd.

Zipcode: 200062

Tel: +86-21-62232013 / 62238353

* The application documents and application fee will not be returned no matter you are accepted or not.

3. Track your application status online

Pay attention to your email box or log into your ECNU online application account to check your application status.

* Make sure your email address is correct and check your email box from time to time, otherwise you might miss some IMPORTANT INFORMATION, eg. the arrangement of interview etc.

4. Admission and University Enrollment

The result of your application will be announced through your application account. Admitted students must register on the mentioned date on admission letter and bring the original graduation certificate and degree certificate for check. Your enrollment will be canceled without providing the relevant certificates.


Master’s student (RMB/year/person)

Type Application Fee Tuition Fee (Year) Insurance (Year) Total (Yuan)
Liberal Arts 800 25000 800 26600
Science & Business 800 28000 800 29600
Arts & P.E. 800 32000 800 33600
English-taught Program 800 35000 800 36600
MBA 800 134000 800 135600

* The teaching material fee may vary according to the program.


Chinese Government Scholarship Type A
Full Scholarship (Tuition Fee, Accommodation, Insurance, Monthly Stipend) Or Partial Scholarship ; Monthly Stipend:Master:3000 RMB/Month
Depends on the requirement of the local Chinese Embassy or Consulate
Chinese Government Scholarship Type B
Full Scholarship (Tuition Fee, Accommodation, Insurance, Monthly Stipend) ; Monthly Stipend:Master:3000 RMB/Month
March 31, 2021
*ECNU code: 10269
Shanghai Government Scholarship  Type A
Full Scholarship (Tuition Fee, Accommodation, Insurance, Monthly Stipend); Monthly Stipend:Master:3000 RMB/Month
May 15, 2021
Shanghai Government Scholarship Type B
Partial Scholarship (Tuition Fee, Insurance)
International Chinese Language Teachers   Scholarship
Full Scholarship (Tuition Fee, Accommodation, Insurance, Monthly Stipend) Or Partial Scholarship; Monthly Stipend:Master:3000 RMB/Month
May 10, 2021
For applicants of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, they must get recommended by the recommending institutions assigned by Centers of Language Education and Cooperation to apply.


Program Advisor: ZHU Xinnan (Cassie)

Email: xnzhu@gec.ecnu.edu.cn

Tel: +86-21-62232013 ; +86-21-62238353

Add: Room 253 Physical Building, 3663 North Zhongshan Road, East China Normal University, Shanghai

Zipcode: 200062


2021 Master Major List 

Detailed information about majors and the contact info of supervisors: https://yjszs.ecnu.edu.cn/system/sszszyml_list.asp

FAQ during the Application of Master's Program 

FAQ about the majors in Master’s program

Application Remarks

1. Applicants must ensure that the application information and application materials provided are true and accurate. If the admissions unit or certification department verifies that anything in the application is not true, the application, admission or study qualification will be cancelled.

2. Once admitted, applicants cannot be registered at two universities at the same time. Once found, the study qualification will be cancelled. 

3. Degree authentication can be issued by any institution listed below:

  • Degree authentication issued by the Overseas Study Service Center of the Ministry of Education of the P.R.China: http://zwfw.cscse.edu.cn/(Only for the degrees issued by overseas universities)

  • Degree authentication issued by your graduated university or Copy of Certified degree stamped by the issued university;

  • Notarial certificate issued by a notary public;

  • Certified degree copy stamped by the embassy of your country in China or the Chinese embassy in your country.

  • Degree authentication issued by China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) : http://www.chinadegrees.cn/cn/(Only for the degrees issued by universities in Mainland China)


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