Chinese full-time universities’ school year contains two semesters (except for a few ones that start trial implementation of the 3-semester system). The first semester starts in the autumn of each year, and the second semester starts in spring. Student studies 5 days a week, each semester lasts about 20 weeks.
In addition, most Chinese universities’ Chinese language courses accept application throughout the year, the foreign students can apply at any time.
That the specific date to apply, especially the application date of short-term training programs, please refer to www.eastjuntai.com or consult us.
Sept. to Oct. of the current year: Submitting the Application
Nov. to Dec. of the current year: Waiting for admission result and JW202 form issuing
Jan of the next year: Waiting for receiving the Admission materials mailed
Feb. of the next year: Applying for a visa and preparing for going to university (Luggage, Air Tickets, Accommodation, etc.)
For short-term(less than 6 months) Chinese language or other training program students, the university usually will not issue JW202 form, and will not mail original admission notice,
instead, most universities will send students a canned copy of the admission notice, so students can apply for a tourist (L) visa or visitor’s （F） visa to come to the university.
The student should contact the university in time when scanned copies of admission notice, letter of invitation are required for applying for tourist (L) visa or visitor’s (F) visa.
March to April: Submitting the Application
May to June: Waiting for admission result and form JW202 issuing
July: Waiting for receiving the Admission materials mailed
August: Applying for visa and preparing for going to university (Luggage, Air Tickets, Accommodation, etc.)
September: Going to university
on the other hand, there will be more time left for you to deal with emergency cases that may happen during the application. For example, the correspondence address that some students provide are not specific enough so that admission documents cannot arrive at the right place to be collected, thus impacting the registration time of the university in which they are enrolled, as well as missing other universities’ application time, especially for those who applied for only one university, much more time should be guaranteed for the application so as to make a considerable plan.