East China Normal University Global Education Center
China Study Plan (PhD)
Category of Enrollment



• Non-Chinese citizen with a valid passport.

• Ph.D program applicants should have a Master's degree or an equivalent degree to a Master's degree (or above) in China.

• HSK Level 5 over 210 or HSK Level 6 over 180 is required, and priority is given to applicants with higher level of proficiency in Chinese under same conditions.

Scholarship Coverage

Tuition, living expenses and research allowances, international traveling expenses, etc.

Application Deadline

Feb. 28, 2024

Application Procedures

The applicant shall submit the online application at both Scholarship website:  http://www.chinese.cn/page/#/pcpage/csp and ECNU website: http://lxsapply.ecnu.edu.cn/. Please Upload application documents and pay the 800 RMB application fee online, which won't be refunded no matter admitted or not.

Application Documents

• Notarized transcripts of undergraduate and master's studies, degree certificates and a Chinese translation for each

• Recommendation letters in Chinese or English from two experts in the field, including professors or associate professors

The issue date of the recommendation letter should be later than September 1st, 2022. 

Recommendation letter MUST include: the designation, working place, contact telephone, email and the signature of the recommender.

• HSK transcript (HSK Level 5 over 210 or HSK Level 6 over 180)

• Doctoral study plan.

• Catalogue and abstract of published papers, or other documents that proves academic ability; the abstract of your Master degree thesis instead of the full text.

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

• Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form within 6 months

• Non-criminal certificate (notarized photocopy in Chinese or in English)


1. Applicants must ensure that the application information and application materials provided are true and accurate. If any application documents are verified to be 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 (except for double degree programs). Once found, the study qualification will be cancelled. 

3. Applicants should actively pay close attention to the latest relevant information posted at the website or sent by the school/department applying to. Applicants must read and follow the posted instructions/deadlines timely, and any consequences for failing to do so will be the responsibility of the applicant solely.

Contact us

Add: Room 253 International Students Office, Physics Building, 3663 Zhongshan North Road, East China Normal University, Shanghai.

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


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