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2021 CUG Admission of Preparatory Education Program

Oct 28, 2020

China University of Geosciences

2021 Admission of Preparatory Education Program

China University of Geosciences (CUG) is a key national university affiliated to the Ministry of Education. CUG is one of the key universities which are authorized by the state to establish Graduate School. 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. CUG’s two national primary key disciplines, Geology and Geological Resources and Geological Engineering, are listed in the “Double First-Class Disciplines”. CUG’s 7 fields, namely, Geosciences, Engineering, Environmental Science / Ecology, Material Science, Chemistry, Computer Science and Social Science have been listed in the top 1% global institutions in ESI (Essential Science Indicators), with Geosciences among the top 1‰. According to the latest rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, CUG is ranked as: NO. 1 Best Universities for Geosciences in China, NO. 17Best Global Universities for Geosciences NO.23Best National Universities in China and NO.355Best Global University.

Theuniversity has a well-qualified facultywith11academicians of the ChineseAcademy ofSciences,310doctoral supervisors, 520professors and927associate professors.Amongst them there are 16 winners of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 19 winners of the Excellent Young Scientist Foundation, 29 recipients of the supports from Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University sponsored by the Ministry of Education. CUG also boast a variety of renowned teaching and research teams, including 3 teams supported by the Foundation for Innovative Research Groups of NSFC, 3 Innovation Teams supported by the Ministry of Education, 6 National-level Teaching Teams, 1 winner of the National Teaching Master Award and 9 winners of the Hubei Teaching Master Award.

CUGiscomposedoftwocampuses,the Nanwangshan CampussituatedneartheEastLakeScenicSpotandtheFutureCityCampussituatedintheFutureTechnologycityinWuhan.CUG also boasts four field training centers: Zhoukoudian in Beijing, Beidaihe in Hebei Province, Zigui in Hubei Province, and Badong in Hubei Province.At present, CUGhas86 science research institutions, laboratories and research institutes, including2national key laboratories,1Chinese National Engineering Research Center, 1 State Ministry of Science and Technology Cooperation geological engineering facility and 1 Innovation Talent Training Demonstration facility. CUG has established 15 centers for postdoctoral studies, 16 first-class doctoral discipline areas ,33 first-class master discipline areas and 65 undergraduate programs. At present,its registered full-time students total30617, including 18080undergraduates,9302master students,1916doctoral students and 1319international students. (Data summarized inNovember, 2020)

CUG owns distinctive characteristics and prominent advantages in the research fields such as geology, mining resources and energy, geological engineering, geophysics, hydrogeology and environmental geology, GIS, surveying and mapping, materials science and chemistry and economics and management, to name but a few, contributing to a series of key achievements. Since 2010, a number of honors and awards have been won under the name of CUG, including 2 special awards of the National Science and Technology Progress Award (co-partner) , 1 second prize of the National Natural Science Award, 3 second prizes of the National Science and Technology Progress, 38 provincial- and ministerial-level science and technology awards, 1 award of the “Ten Scientific and Technological Advances in China”, 2 awards of the “Ten Major Geological Science and Technology Progress of China” and 2 awards of the “Ten Major Progress of Geological Mineral Exploration of China”. Moreover, CUG is home to 5 scientists who were recognized on the Clarivate’s list of “Highly Cited Scientists”, 9 researchers recognized on the Elsevier’s list of “Most Cited Researchers”, 61 researchers recognized as the authors of the ESI’s list of “Highly Cited Papers”. CUG is also in charge of the publishing of several high-level academic journals, including the Chinese version of the Journal of Earth Science which is indexed by the internationally reputed science and technology literature retrieval system, EI Compendex, the English version of the Journal of Earth Science which is indexed by SCIE, and the Journal of China University of Geosciences (Social Science Edition) which is indexed by CSSCI.

Students from all over the world are cordially welcomed to apply for Preparatory Education Program at CUG.

Program Introduction

CUG is one of the 17 universities to providePreparatory Education Programfor International Undergraduates awarded with Chinese Government Scholarships under the Ministry of Education in China. ThePreparatory Education Programis designed for beginners who plan to study science or engineering to have a systematic study of general Chinese, technical Chinese, basic mathematics, physics and chemistry, and will help them to proceed to the degree programs in various disciplines at CUG or other renowned higher education institutions.

Course Setting

Course Name


Total Class Hours


Teaching Material

Comprehensive Chinese



1st semester:16-18Hours/Week



2cd semester:12 Hours/Week

Chinese Listening



1st semester:8 Hours/Week


2cd semester:6 Hours/Week


Chinese character

The 1st semester




Technical Chinese

The 2cd semester


4 Hours/Week






4 Hours/Week



The 2cd semester


4 Hours/Week



The 2cd semester


4 Hours/Week


The 1st semester is the Chinese strengthening stage, 30 class hours a week; in the 2nd semester, on the basis of Chinese strengthening, the students also study such courses as math, physics and chemistry, 30 class hours a week.

Program Duration, Application Deadline and Date of Entry

1-2 semesters






Date of Entry


1 Semester

Spring Semester




1 Year

Fall & Spring Semester



Qualification of Applicants

1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens with a valid passport, in good physical and mental health and hold a high school diploma.

3. Aged 18-25. Applicants who are under the age of 18 at the date of enrollment must submit the original guardian certificate.

Note: Applicants who once held Chinese nationality and then were naturalized as a foreign national or whose parents are both Chinese nationals and have both settled abroad, or one of whose parents is a Chinese national and has settled abroad, and who has acquired foreign nationality at birth shall hold valid foreign passport or certificate of nationality for no less than 4 years and have the record of having lived in a foreign country for more than 2 years in the recent 4 years (as of April 30th of the entry academic year).

Application procedure

1.Register and submit online application at

2.Upload all the required documents, download and print out the application form after completing online application.

3.Send the required application documents to the university.

4. Wait for the Admission Notice and Visa Application Form.

Application Materials

Please upload all the listed documents below to the application system:

1. CUG application form (in Chinese or English);

2.Notarized highest diploma (in Chinese or in English)

3.One photocopy of a valid passport (personal information page).

4.Foreigner Physical Examination Form (photocopy)

5. Certificate of Non-Criminal Records.

6.The International Student Economic GuaranteeCopy of the passport and work or income certificate of the guarantor

7.Applicants under age 18 must submit relevant supporting documents upon arrival on campus by September 2021.

8.Valid HSK Certificate or English Proficiency Certificate (if available)

9.Other additional documents (certificates of awards etc)

Admission and notification

The admission list will be published before July 20th.The Letter of Admissionand theVisa Application Form for Foreign Students in China(JW202 form)will be sent to the applicants before August 10th. Please make sure that the correct mailing address is reserved to receive the Letter of Admission and the visa application form.


1. Application Fee: 400RMB (Approximately 55USD);

2. Tuition: 9000 RMB(Approximately 1285USD)/ 1 semester(1/2 year);

18000 RMB(Approximately 2500USD)/2 semesters (1year);

CUG shall reserve the right of tuition and fees modification. After finishing the registration, the fees can’t be returned if students transfer or drop out of school;

3. Medical Insurance: 400 RMB (Approximately 55USD)/semester(1/2 year);

4. Other fees such as traveling fee, learning materials fee should be undertaken by students themselves;

5. Accommodation



Single Room

12,000RMB/year (Approximately 1700USD/year)

Double Room

8400RMB/year/bed (Approximately 1200USD/year/bed)

Note: Self-funded students may find their own living accommodation off campus, but they must register to the local police station within 24 hours.

Contact Information:

Admissions Office of International Education College,China University of Geosciences Mr. Hu/Ms.Wu 027-67883283

Preparatory Education Office of International Education College,China University of Geosciences Mr. Fan 027-67886360