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China University Of Geosciences

  • Category Public University
  • Attribute 211,985,first-rate unversities and disciplines
  • City Beijing
  • Preponderant Discipline

    Engineering, Science, etc…

  • Key Majors

    Earth Exploration and Information Technology, Exploration Technology and Engineering, Geochemistry

  • Total Students 15,000
  • International Students /
  • Program Taught in English

    No programs

  • Monthly Living Cost(RMB) ​1600
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China University of Geosciences (CUG), founded in 1952, is a national key university affiliated with the Ministry of Education. It is also listed in the National "211 Project", the “985 Innovation Platform for Advantageous Disciplines” and the "Double First-class Plan". CUG, featuring geosciences, is a comprehensive university that also offers a variety of degree programs in science, engineering, literature, management, economics, law, education and arts. Its Geology and Geological Resources & Engineering have both been ranked as national number one disciplines.

CUG has two campuses in Wuhan. The main campus is the Nanwang Mountain Campus, located in the heart of the Wuhan East Lake National Innovation Demonstration Zone, which is popularly known as China Optics Valley. The Future City Campus is located in the east of Wuhan and is 27 km from the main campus. These two picturesque campuses cover a combined area of 1,474,353 m2. They are ideal places to study, work, and enjoy life. CUG owns a 4A-Level tourist attraction—the Yifu Museum. CUG also boasts four field training centers: Zhoukoudian in Beijing, Beidaihe in Hebei Province, Zigui in Hubei Province, and Badong in Hubei Province.

CUG has established a complete education system. As of December 2020, 30,239 full-time students, including 18,080 undergraduate students, 9,302 master's students, 1,916 doctoral students, and 941 international students have enrolled in its subsidiary 23 schools and 86 research institutes. CUG currently has a faculty of 1,858 full-time teachers, among which there are 539 professors (11 of which are members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences) and 984 associate professors.

CUG is focused on fostering high-quality talent. Among its over 300,000 graduates, many have gone on to become scientific and technological elites, statesmen, business leaders and athletes. And they have made great contributions to the nation and society, represented by former Premier WEN Jiabao and 39 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering.

CUG has strengthened exchanges and cooperation with international universities. It has signed friendly cooperation agreements with more than 100 universities from the United States, France, Australia, Russia and other countries. CUG has actively carried out academic, scientific and cultural exchanges with universities around the world. There are about 1,000 international students from more than 100 countries studying at CUG. It also sponsors more than 900 teachers and students to study abroad or conduct international exchanges, and invites more than 400 international experts to visit, lecture, and teach at CUG every year. In 2012, CUG initiated and co-established the International University Consortium in Earth Science (IUCES) with 11 other world-renowned universities. IUCES is committed to promoting the common development of geosciences education and scientific research through resource sharing, exchange and cooperation among its member institutions. In addition, CUG has partnered with Bryant University from USA, Alfred University from USA, and Veliko Turnovo University from Bulgaria in establishing three Confucius institutes on their campuses.

China University of Geosciences(CUG) is a key national university affiliated to the Ministry of Education. It is one of the first group universities listed in the national “211 Project” and the national “Double World-Class Project”. Located along the shore of East Lake and seated at the foot of Mount Nan Wang, CUG features in a world-class specialization in geosciences, incorporating a wide range of research fields into diverse categories such as Science, Engineering, Literature, Management, Economics, Law, Education and Art etc. Since its establishment, CUG carried the motto of "be diligent and frugal, seek truth and be practical", training nearly 300,000 talents for the state. At present, its registered full-time students total 26103, including 18140 undergraduates, 6312 master students, 1651 doctoral students and 1137 international students. (Data summarized on October, 2018 )

All non-Chinese citizens with valid passports between 18-25 years old who have high school diplomas or equivalent degrees, are of good character and conduct, and are physically and mentally healthy can apply for undergraduate degrees in China University of Geosciences (Wuhan).

International undergraduates will undertake a 4-year full-time academic program with courses taught in Chinese (some courses are taught bilingually or in English). Undergraduates will only be awarded graduation certificates and bachelor's degrees upon completing the amount of credits stipulated in their teaching plans within four years as well as completing and passing the defense of their graduation dissertation.

China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) is designated by the Ministry of Education to grant qualified candidate students Chinese Government Scholarships.

1.Silk Road Scholarship Program: This scholarship program is available for students from the countries along the “Belt and Road”, as defined by the state. Applicants will be selected according to the quota per discipline issued by the state. The program offers full scholarships including the tuition, a living allowance of 2500 RMB/month, on-campus accommodation and comprehensive medical insurance.

2. Chinese-Jordanian University Scholarship Program: This program is only available to Jordanian students. Applicants’ scholarship qualifications must be approved by CUG, the Chinese embassy in Jordan and the China Scholarship Council. The program provides full scholarships (including tuition, a living allowance of 2500 RMB/month, on-campus accommodation and comprehensive medical insurance). Applicants must also meet the requirements listed in this brochure.

3. Bilateral Scholarship Programs: To help talented international students obtain scholarships from the Chinese embassies or the Department of Education in their countries. The CUG Admission and Program Development Office may provide pre-admission notice based on the application progress of candidates. Please contact the Admission and Program Development Office in advance. Applicants should consult with their local Chinese embassies or departments in charge of sending students to study abroad for information about application procedures and application deadlines for the Bilateral Scholarship Program.