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Admission for Foreign Students

There are two ways for IOPCAS admission. One is general admission open to the public, and the other is special admission under CAS international exchange agreements or agreements at the institute level acknowledged by CAS. In the latter case, degree applicants should go through special entrance examinations or other procedures in accordance to the agreements. 

General Admission Procedures

  1. Preliminary Examination:
    Applicants for Master Program or PhD. Program are required to take a preliminary examination, which consists of two tests in the applicants’ respective academic fields and one English test. Applicants whose native language or official language is English will be exempted from the English test. All the tests are in written form and each lasts for 3 hours. Applicants will be notified of the time and venue of the tests after their application is received by UCAS.
  2. Interview:
    Applicants having passed the preliminary examination should expect to be interviewed, and should be responsible for all the travel and other related expenses. An interview notice will be sent to each applicant.
  3. Admission
    An Admission Letter and a Visa Application for Study in China (Form JW202) will be sent to the successful applicant who will study in China for more than one year; and an Admission Letter will be sent to those who will study in China for less than one year. 
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