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Study P.h.d Degree 2021 at East China Normal University(ECNU)

Study P.h.d Degree 2021 at East China Normal University(ECNU)

           ECNU PhD Program for International Students 

Duration: 4 years

Beginning: early September

Application Period: Jun.15th, 2021 (Scholarship application deadline please refer to the Scholarship Section)


1. Non-Chinese citizen with a valid foreign passport.

2. Ph.D program applicants should have a Master's degree or an equivalent degree to a Master's degree (or above) in China.

3. For Chinese-taught programs: HSK Level 5 over 210

For English-taught programs, effective English Language Test Certificate or official proof of taking English-taught programs (details refer to the Language Proficiency Certificate) is required.

Native English speakers do not need to submit the English Certificate.


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    Application Documents 

1. ECNU International Students Application Form

Please log on the online application system to fill in the application form and print it out. 

2. Ph.D program applicants should submit both their Master's and Bachelor's degree certificates.

* Scanned original documents. If documents are not in Chinese or English, a notarized and translated version in Chinese or in English is required.

* Applicants who will not graduate before the application deadline shall provide the expected graduation certificate and the estimated graduation time should be earlier than August 31, 2021. The original Graduation certificate and diploma should be submitted for the registration.

3. Official Academic transcript

Ph.D program applicants should submit academic transcripts of both their graduate and undergraduate studies.

*Original or notarized copy documents. If documents are not in Chinese or English, a notarized and translated version in Chinese or in English is required.

4. Language proficiency certificate

① For Chinese-taught programs: effective (within 2 yrs) HSK certificate ( HSK Level 5 over 210 or HSK Level 6 over 180).

② For English taught program: English Language Test Certificate or official proof of taking English-taught programs. 

a) English Language Test 

English Language Test 

Base Line


6.0 (overall)



Cambridge English


* If taking TOEFL exam, you can submit the result to ECNU directly through exam system, by selecting Institution Code: C304. 

b) Proof of Taking English-taught Program 

-  Bachelor or Master Degree is taught in English and test language is English as well.
- Official proof with official institution letterhead should be issued by the university, such as registration office or graduate school, instead of department of the university or supervisors.

Native English speakers do not need to submit the English Certificate.

* Applicants without any related English Proficiency Certificate should take the English Language Test as soon as possible. 

5. Recommendation letters from two professors or associate professors. 

Written in Chinese or English.

The issue date of the recommendation letter should be later than September 1st, 2020.

Recommendation letter MUST include: the position, the title, working place, contact telephone, email and the signature of the recommender

6. A study or research plan

Words: no less than 1500 words

Language: Written in Chinese for Chinese-taught programs or English for English-taught programs.

Content: Include but not limited to personal study or work experience, academic research outcome, research plan of master program, personal goal after graduation.

7. Catalogue and abstract of published papers, or other documents that proves academic ability ( not compulsory ); the abstract of your Master degree thesis instead of the full text.

8. Photocopy of Passport (Include personal information page and Chinese visa pages if you have been in China)

9. Effective (within 6 months) Health Certificate 

Physical examination report must cover all of the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form, and provide the detailed blood test report. Incomplete forms or forms without the applicants' photograph, a sealed photograph of the applicant, the official stamp of the hospital, or signature of physician are considered as invalid.

10. Non criminal certificate (notarized photocopy in English or in Chinese)

11. Award certificates.

     Application procedures

01 Apply online :

Log into ECNU International Students online application website: Please register and submit the online application. Upload your application documents and pay the 800 RMB application fee online, which won’t be refunded.

* If you apply scholarship, you have to register at scholarship website as well.

02 .Post your application documents

Add/Mailing Add:

Global Education Center, East China Normal University

Room 253, 3663 Zhongshan Rd.(N.), Shanghai, 200062, China

Tel: +86-21-62232013 / +86-21-62238353

  • Students must pay application fee to complete your application procedures. Incomplete application documents or fake application documents will be regarded to be invalid.
  • The application documents and application fee will not be returned no matter you are accepted or not.

03 Track your application status online

Check your email or login on your ECNU online application account to track your application status.
* Make sure your email address is correct and check your email from time to time, otherwise you might miss some IMPORTANT INFORMATION, eg. the arrangement of interview etc.

04.Admission and University Enrollment

The final result of your application will be announced in your application account.

Admitted students must register at the university on the prescribed dates mentioned on the admission letter and bring the original graduation certificate and degree certificate for check. Your enrollment will be canceled without providing the relevant certificates.



Recommendation Majors

· Geography Science

· Education Policy and School Reform

· Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages

· Comparative Modernization

· Political Theory

· Chinese Philosophy

· Anthropology

· Statistics

· Software engineer




PH.D. Student(RMB/year/person):


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The teaching material fee may vary according to the program.





Chinese Government Scholarship Type A

Full Scholarship (Tuition Fee, Accommodation, Insurance, Monthly Stipend) Or Partial Scholarship ; Monthly Stipend:3500 RMB/Month


the local Chinese Embassy or Consulate

Chinese Government Scholarship Type B

Full Scholarship (Tuition Fee, Accommodation, Insurance, Monthly Stipend) ; Monthly Stipend:3500 RMB/Month


Shanghai Government Scholarship Type A

Full Scholarship (Tuition Fee, Accommodation, Insurance, Monthly Stipend); Monthly Stipend:3500 RMB/Month


Shanghai Government Scholarship Type B

Partial Scholarship (Tuition Fee, Insurance)


International Chinese Language Teachers Scholarship

Full Scholarship (Tuition Fee, Accommodation, Insurance, Monthly Stipend) Or Partial Scholarship; Monthly Stipend:3500 RMB/Month



 Application Remarks

1. Applicants must ensure that the application information and application materials provided are true and accurate. If the admissions unit or certification department verifies that anything in the application is not true, the application, admission or study qualification will be cancelled.

2. Graduate students are not allowed to be enrolled in two or more programs at the same time

      Contact us Program Advisor: Yin Ying


Tel: +86-21-62232013 / +86-21-62238353

Add: Room 253, 3663 Zhongshan Rd.(N.), Shanghai, 200062, China


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