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All applications and supporting documents have to be submitted via the on-line application system by the appropriate closing date. To submit an on-line application, please visit our website:, and follow the Instruction of Online Application.

All applicants are advised to visit the website of both University and School, or contact the admissions advisers for detailed information of the programs offered in Zhengzhou University. From the webpage of each school, applicant can find the research field & contact email of well-known professors and contact teachers.

And for postgraduate programs, applicant should contact the faculty you wish to be supervised and obtain his/her informal consent of acceptance as early as possible. There will be two intakes for PhD program in March and September , and only  one intake for master and bachelor program in September.

Students who intend to apply for scholarship can visit scholarship for more detailed information. There are different types of scholarship, such as Chinese government scholarship, Henan government scholarship, Confucius scholarship, and President scholarship. Applicants can follow the isntruction to apply for different types of scholarship.

The University views any act of cheating and plagiarism as of the utmost seriousness and it is a form of academic misdemeanor that the University will not tolerate. To discourage plagiarism, the University will: 1. Inspect all original documents at the time of registration; 2. Conduct a plagiarism check on the application materials submitted by the applicants, including the research proposal, research plan and vision statements, before offer of admission.

There are also several authorized recruitment agents of our university in  countries such as India, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Thailand, Pakistan. Applicants of these areas  can come to our agents, if you find it difficult to contact us directly. For more information of agents, please contact Admission Office.

The application documents for PhD program may include the following :

(a) On-line application form

(b) On-line submission of certificates and complete transcripts of undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Please upload certificates and complete transcripts of your undergraduate and postgraduate studies via the on-line application system. Applicants have to supply certified hard copies of academic certificates and transcripts upon request. Documents that are not in English should be accompanied by a formally translated version in English. If the policy of your institution is that the transcript should remain confidential, please request your institution to send it directly to the Admission Office Zhengzhou University. For current undergraduate or postgraduate students: It is to your advantage to upload an interim transcript showing the results of courses you have completed so far. For qualifications obtained from ZZU: Certificates are not required but if you are a graduate, you are requested to upload your transcript with your on-line application; if you are a current student, you are requested to upload your examination results obtained from Teaching and Learning Office.

(c) On-line submission of statement of research interest or research proposal. Whether a statement of research interest or a research proposal is required depends on your proposed program and department of study. In general, a statement of research interest should include your reasons for undertaking work at ZZU, while a research proposal should include the background, the objectives and the methodology or approach you propose to take in studying the subject matter. Proper referencing is needed in the preparation of research proposals. The result of the plagiarism check will be taken into consideration when the Department, Faculty and Graduate School review the application. The application may be deemed unsuccessful if plagiarized materials are identified.

(d) Two academic referee letters. Please invite two academics who are familiar with your academic achievements to complete the academic referee letters. Please provide complete and accurate information of the referees, including email addresses, in the application form.

(e) Official score report of HSK,TOEFL, IELTS or other language proficiency tests as specified (for applicants whose language of instruction and examination is not entirely in Chinese or English). It is a policy of the TOEFL Policy Council to validate scores which are obtained within a two-year period. The University therefore accepts this two-year validity rule in the admission exercise.

(f) Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Please have a physical check-up with Foreigner Physical Examination Form and attach all the test reports to this form. It is valid only for 6 months, please make sure it is still valid during your visa application.

(g) No Criminal Record. It should be formally issued by police station, internal affairs office or equivalent organization. It is valid only for 6 months, please make sure it is still valid during your visa application.

(h) On-line submission of other documents. Other documents required in the online application system and the documents that applicants would like to bring to the attention of the University, e.g. list of publications, documentary evidence of academic awards and professional qualifications, and summary of relevant experience. If some of the supporting documents are not ready or available at the time of submission of applications, applicants should upload the documents via the on-line application system as soon as they are available, with their full name in English, the proposed curriculum and department of study and application number clearly written on the top right hand corner of each document. On or before the closing date, all supporting documents  should be uploaded onto the on-line application system by the applicant. Documents/Information submitted/uploaded after the closing date may not be considered.

The application documents for bachelor, master, and other program may vary from the list above, Pls  check the detailed inforation of each program.

All documents submitted in support of an application will be destroyed if the application is unsuccessful. Documents once submitted will not be returned. Do not send original or irreplaceable documents. All documents will be vetted before a formal mail will be issued to the successful applicant. Any forged documents found shall render the application unsuccessful or offer being withdrawn. Applicants who wish to apply for more than one program should submit one complete set of the on-line application form and supporting documents for each proposed study.


100 Science Avenue,Zhengzhou,Henan, P. R. China 450001,

The International Admission Office of Zhengzhou University

Foundation & Language Program

Tel (Fax):0086-371-67780665

Bachelor Program

Tel (Fax):0086-371-67780665

Master Program

Tel (Fax):0086-371-67780102

PhD Program

Tel (Fax):0086-371-67780102