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Central South University(中南大学)


Central South University (CSU) is situated in Changsha, a famous historical and cultural city in Hunan, China, and covers an area of 2,760,000 m2, with its campuses distributed on the east and west of Xiangjiang River. Backed by the majestic Yuelu Mountain and facing the grand Xiangjiang River, CSU has pleasing scenery and is ideal for study and research.

As a Top university directly under the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People's Republic of China, CSU is one of the first universities admitted into “Project 211” (the Chinese government's endeavor aiming at strengthening about 100 institutions of higher education and key disciplinary areas), “Project 985” (the Chinese government's effort to found world-class universities), and “Plan 2011” (the Chinese government's another initiative to improve universities' innovation forces). In September 2017, CSU was enlisted as one of the A-Level "Double First Rate" universities by the State Council. Currently, the Secretary of the CPC Committee of CSU is Yi Hong and the President is Tian Hongqi.

CSU insists in strengthening by talent cultivation, so it has created has a strong faculty including 2 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 14 academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 17 talents from the national "plan for ten thousand people" , 19 chief scientists of “Program 973” (National Basic Research Program) (2 for the youth project), 52 distinguished and chair professors of “Chang Jiang Scholars Programme”, 7 national famous teachers, over 1,500 professors and personnel with corresponding senior professional titles and 473 experts who enjoy the special government allowance.

CSU has complete disciplinary systems for Non-ferrous Metals, Medicine, Rail Transit, etc., covering Philosophy, Economics, Law, Education, Literature, Science, Engineering, Medicine, Management and Art, and Military Science was embraced. At present, it sets up 31 schools and institutes with 104 undergraduate majors, 35 primary disciplines authorized for the doctoral degree, 46 primary disciplines authorized for the master’s degree, 2 doctoral degree categories, 23 master's degree categories and 32 post-doctoral research centers.
CSU has 16 disciplines’ ESI ranking Top 1% in the world.


Materials Science
TOP 1‰
TOP 1‰
Clinical Medicine
 TOP 1‰
Pharmacology and Toxicology Biology and Biochemistry Neuroscience and Behavior Mathematics
Computer Science Molecular Biology and Genetics Social Science Immunology
Psychiatry and Psychology Geoscience Environmental Science and Ecology Agricultural Science

Scientific research
Orienting at the major demands of the country, the university drives collaborative innovation and serves the development of the national economy and the modernization of national defense. It has 22 national-level innovation platforms, including 2 national key laboratories, 5 national engineering research centers, 2 national engineering technology research centers, 6 national engineering laboratories, 1 key national defense science and technology laboratory, 1 national engineering and innovation capacity building platform and 3 national clinical medical research centers. Since 2000, the university has won 91 national Three Major Awards for Science and Technology (Award for Natural Sciences, Award for Technological Invention and Award for Scientific and Technological Progress), including 14 first prizes (special prizes) of national science and technology, and 9 projects have been selected into the “Top Ten Progresses in Science and Technology made by Chinese Colleges and Universities”.

International Cooperation
CSU is an open university. It has established long-term cooperation with more than 200 universities and research institutes in over 30 countries and regions, such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Japan, France, Germany and Russia, and has been extensively engaged in industry-university-research cooperation with a large number of multinational enterprises. International students from more than 100 countries and regions study here.
CSU has co-established two Confucius Institutes with Congolese Diplomatic Academy, Democratic Republic of the Congo and University of Orleans, France respectively.

For more details, please refer to http://www.csu.edu.cn/ .

Welcome to CSU!


International Student Apartments of Central South University are located in 4 campuses, which are South Campus, the Xiangya New Campus, the Xiangya Old Campus and the Railway Campus, with a total of 10 buildings. The International Student Apartments are designed and constructed in accordance with the relevant requirements of the General Colleges and Universities Building Area Index.

The apartments are equipped with common laundry rooms, common kitchens, elevators, and the rooms are equipped with separate toilets, air conditioners, hot water, Wi-Fi, balconies, etc., and have separate beds, mattresses, bookcases, tables and chairs and other bedding. The buildings are equipped with fire-fighting equipment as required, and each floor is installed surveillance cameras. The apartment building area has motor vehicle parking lots, bicycle parking sheds, charging piles, etc. The infrastructure is complete and campus life is convenient here.

Each building has a duty office, and the entrance on the first floor is equipped with an access control system. There are staffs in the building responsible for the property, cleaning and 24-hour duty.

For more details, please refer to https://intl.csu.edu.cn/index.htm .


Official website for application guide: https://intl.csu.edu.cn/index.htm
Online application portal: http://application.csu.edu.cn/member/login.do

Step 1
Check the application guide in the website of School of international Education, CSU, https://intl.csu.edu.cn/index.htm, and prepare the document you need.

Step 2
Register at http://application.csu.edu.cn/member/login.do and finish online application, and wait for the initial review result.

Step 3
Pay the application fee when passing the initial review and mail hard copies of material.

Step 4
Wait for the Final review and result release.

Admission Office, School of International Education, CSU
Address: Library 211, Main Campus of Central South University, 932 Lushan South Road, Changsha City, Hunan Province, P.R. China
Tel: +86-0731-88576284, 88836410 (non-medical major consultation),
+86-0731-82650391 (medical major consultation)
Fax: +86-0731-88836737
Email: admissions@csu.edu.cn

Chinese Government Scholarship

Coverage of tuition, on-campus accommodation, and medical insurance fee;
Monthly stipend: bachelor students: 2500 RMB; master students: 3000 RMB; doctorate students: 3500 RMB

Central South University Scholarship

Coverage of tuition, on-campus accommodation, and medical insurance fee;
Monthly stipend: bachelor students: 2000 RMB, master students: 2500 RMB, doctorate students: 3000 RMB


MOFCOM Scholarship master students

Coverage of tuition, on-campus accommodation, medical insurance fee;
Monthly stipend of 3000 RMB, settlement allowance of 3000 RMB (one-off payment) and two round trip international tickets

International Chinese Language Teachers (Confucius Institute) Scholarship 

Coverage of tuition, on-campus accommodation, comprehensive medical insurance expenses;
Monthly stipend of 2500 RMB

For more details, please refer to https://intl.csu.edu.cn/Admission/Scholarship.htm .

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CSU attaches great importance to the development of the activities for international students. CSU has been organizing international students to participate in rich and diverse activities, including learning Chinese traditions and experiencing Chinese culture, and gradually formed our unique platforms for international students to involve in Chinese society, understand Chinese national conditions and culture.

See more activities at https://intl.csu.edu.cn/Campus_Life/Activities.htm .