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Program Entrance Requirements


A. General Requirements for Chinese Language Program


  • 1. Candidate should be a Non-Chinese citizen healthy, non-criminal record, and of the age from 18 to 55. 
  • 2. No requirement for candidates’ Chinese language proficiency

  • Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Program


    A.General Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Program Application
    Students applying to ZZU are expected to satisfy the General Admission Requirement, English Language Requirement and School-specific Requirement prior to the start of the year of admission:

  • 1. International Candidate should be a Non-Chinese citizen, with the age between 18 and 30, healthy, with non-criminal record.
  • 2. International Candidate should have an educational background equal to or above high school graduation (or equivalent).
  • 3. English language requirements: for candidates from non-English spoken countries applying for EMI (English Mediated Instruction) programs, their minimum IELTS score should reach 6.0 or TOEFL score reach82 (IBT) (553 in written version or 217 in computer version), or equivalent.
  • 4. Chinese Language requirements: Applicants who apply for CMI (Chinese Mediated Instruction) Science and /or Engineering programs should pass the level-3 HSK or above, and who apply for Liberal Arts studies should pass the level-5 HSK or above. Applicants with lower level HSK can first apply for Chinese Language Programs for a full year or half year in ZZU before their major studies.

  • B Requirements of Undergraduate Program for Candidate from Specific Country and Area

    Country General Admission Requirement
    USA
  • 1. Graduation from high school;
  • 2. SAT Reasoning Test with a combined score of 1800 or above (in one sitting)
  • or ACT plus Writing with a composite score of 27
  • or above (in one sitting); and Redesigned SAT
  • Reasoning Test is also recognised,
  • more details will be announced later
  • i) Three SAT Subject Tests, each with a score of 600 or above; or
  • ii) American College Board Advanced Placement
  • in three subjects, each with
  • score of grade 3 or above
  • Australia
  • New South Wales High School Certificate
  • Northern Territory Certificate of Education
  • Queensland Certificate of Education
  • Southern Australian Certificate of Education
  • Tasmanian Certificate of Education
  • Victoria Certificate of Education
  • Western Australia Certificate of Education
  • UK
  • Passes in at least three AL subjects in the GCEAL/IAL examinations;
  • Obtains a Cambridge Pre-U Diploma;
  • Obtains a BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Note: Applicants may present Cambridge
  • Pre-U Principal courses in place of AL/IAL subjects
  • Canada
  • Alberta, NWT, Nunavut: Graduation from high school;
  • and English Language Arts 30-1 or English 30;
  • and Four additional Grade 12 Courses
  • British Columbia, Yukon:
  • Graduation from high school;
  • and English 12; and Three additional
  • Grade 12 courses
  • Manitoba: Graduation from
  • high school; and English 40S;
  • and Four additional Grade 12 courses
  • New Brunswick: Graduation from high school;
  • and English 121 or English 122;
  • and Four additional Grade 12 courses
  • Newfoundland, Labrador:
  • Graduation from high school;
  • and English 3201;
  • and Four additional Grade 12 courses
  • Nova Scotia: Graduation from high school; and English 12;
  • and Four additional Grade 12 courses
  • Ontario: Graduation from high school;
  • and English 4U (ENG4U);
  • and Five additional Grade 12 U or M courses
  • Prince Edward Island:
  • Graduation from high school;
  • and Academic English (ENG611)
  • or Academic English (ENG621);
  • and Four additional Grade 12 courses
  • Québec: Obtainment of
  • the Diplome detudes collegiales
  • Saskatchewan: Graduation from high school;
  • and English A30 and B30;
  • and Three additional Grade 12 courses numbered 30
  • European Baccalaureate Completion of the European Baccalureate
    French Baccalaureate baccalauréat général or baccalauréat général
    (option internationale);
     All sections- S (Scientifique), L (Litteraire),
    and ES (Economique et sociale)
    International Baccalaureate Completion of IB Diploma
    Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate
    Austria Reifezeugnis/Matura from academic stream
    Belgium
  • Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs;
  • Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur

  • Bulgaria Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie
     (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education)
    Cameroon
  • Passes in at least 3 subjects in the Cameroon GCE A Levels; or
  • Cameroon Baccalauréat
  • Chile Licencia de Enseñanza Media
    (Certificate of Secondary Education)
    Croatia Maturalna Svjedodzba (Matriculation Certificate)
    Czech Republic
  • Maturitni Zkouška; or
  • Maturita
  • Denmark Studentereksamen
    Estonia
  • Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate);
  • and
  • Riigieksamitunnistus (State Examination Certificate)
  • Finland
  • Lukionpaastotodistus (School-leaving Certificate); and
  • Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamensbetyg (National Matriculation Examination)
  • Germany Zeugnis der allgemeinen Hochschulreife (German Abitur)
    Greece Apolytirio Eniaiou Lykeiou
    Hungary Erettsegi/Matura (Secondary Leaving Certificate)
    Iceland Stúdentspróf (Matriculation Examination)
    India Pass Certificates obtained on completion of Standard X and
    Standard XII (State and National boards)
    Indonesia
  • Completion of both qualifications:
  • SMA Ujian Sekolah; and
  • SMA Ujian Nasional
  • Iran Pre-University Certificate (Peeshdaneshgahe)
    Ireland Ardteistiméireacht (Leaving Certificate)
    Israel Bagrut
    Italy Diploma di Stato
    Japan Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho
    (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
    Jamaica Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Diploma
    Malaysia Completion of
  • STPM with passes in at least 3 subject, other than language subjects;
  • Passes in 7 or more subjects in SPM (Junior Middle Level)
  • UEC (Senior Middle Level), with passes in at least 6 subjects; AND
  • Passes in 7 or more subjects in UEC (Junior Middle Level)
  • Mauritus Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate with
     passes in three or more A Level subjects
    Mexico Mexican bachillerato
    Moldova Diplomã de Bacalaureat
    Netherlands Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)
    New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level Three
    Norway Vitnemål - videregaende opplaering (generell studiekompetanse)
    Pakistan Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC)
    Poland Matura with 3 subjects at extended level
    Portugal Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários
     (previously Certidáo do Décimo Segundo Ano)
    Romania Diploma de Bacalaureat
    Russia
  • Attestat o Srednem Obshchem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Complete General Education); and
  • Pass in the Unified State Examination (EGE)
  • Singapore
  • Passes in at least three H2 subjects in the Singapore-Cambridge GCEAL; or
  • An acceptable Diploma obtained from one of the polytechnics in Singapore:
  •  Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP), Republic Polytechnic (RP),
  •  Singapore Polytechnic (SP), Temasek Polytechnic (TP); and Passes in 7 subjects or
  •  more in the GCEOL/IGCSE/GCSE; or Completion of the Integrated Program (IP)

  • Slovakia Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške
    (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
    Slovenia Spricevalo o splosni maturi
    (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) and Matura
    South Africa National Senior Certificate
    South Korea Ilbankye Kodung Hakkyo (General High School Diploma)
    Spain
  • Titulo de Bachillerato; and
  • Prueba de Aptitud para Acceso a la Universidad (PAU - University Entrance Exam)
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka Advanced Level examinations with passes in 3 subjects; and Passes in 7 subjects in the Sri Lanka Ordinary Level examinations
  • Sweden
  • Slutbetyg Från Gymnasieskolan; and
  • Examensbevis från Gymnasieskolan
  • Switzerland One of the following
  • Maturitätszeugnis (Federal Maturity Certificate)
  • Certificat De Maturité
  • Baccalauréat
  • Attestato Di Maturità
  • Eidgenössisch Anerkanntes Kantonales Maturitätszeugnis
  • Certificat De Maturité Cantonal Reconnu Par La Confédération
  • Attestato Di Maturità Cantonale Riconosciuto Dalla Confederazione
  • Cantonal Maturity Certificate
  • Thailand Mathayom Suksa 6 (M6)
    Tunisia Baccalauréat
    Turkey
  • Anadolu Lisesi (Anatolian High School Diploma); or
  • Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma); or
  • Lise Bitirme Diplomasi (Private High School Diploma)
  • Vietnam
  • Upper Secondary Graduation Certificate; and
  • Satisfactory performance in a university entrance exam for admission in a Vietnam university recognized by HKUST
  • Others
  • Post-Secondary Qualifications: Completion of at least one year full-time study in an Associate Degree, Higher Diploma or undergraduate studies in a post-secondary institution
  • High School Qualifications: Completion of high school graduation requirements; and
  • Completion of any school-leaving public examinations