When to Apply to China Universities


When to Apply

Applicants should apply for their chosen program at least two months before the start date listed on the program page. If you've missed the deadline for your chosen course, you can check with us at cs@successtories.sg for further information. Most universities and colleges are happy to receive your application later, and will consider you for their programs if they still have vacancies.

Application Deadline

It is important to check the deadline for your chosen course(s). Applications received by the deadline issued are guaranteed to be considered by the universities and colleges. Applications sent in to us after the deadline of the institution concerned will only be considered by the universities and colleges if they still have vacancies for the course(s) you have selected.
Not all degree courses start in Fall (September or October) - some start in the Spring. Students who wish to the the Fall session should take not of the following timeline:

Late February/ Early March Applicants can start to apply for degree programs starting in autumn of the current year.
April to May Most programs are open for application during this time. Applicants are advised to submit their applications as early as possible. Please be aware that early applications will be favoured, especially when places are limited.
Late May Applicants who submit applications in March 2010 would receive their admission results and prepare for departure.
June Admission letters for early applicants are delivered.
Late July Official application deadline of most universities. All applicants are suggested to submit the applications before that date.
Early August Admission Letter and JW202 form would be delivered 4 weeks before programs start. Applicants should apply for a Chinese visa at their nearest Chinese Embassies and Chinese Consulates with their original Admission Letter, original JW202 form, and valid passport.
Early September Starting date for most universities in China. Accepted applicants should arrive in school before the stipulated date.
Late September If there are some vacancies available for a program that has started, late applicants are still welcome to register if they are able to cath up with the coursework. Applicants are suggested to consult us at cs@successtories.sg before applying, as the admission outcome will depend on the merits of your case.
Most degree courses start in autumn, but some also commence in the Spring (February-March). Students who wish to apply the Spring session should take note of the following timeline:

Late October Applicants can start to apply for programs starting in Spring next year.
November-January Most programs are open for application during this time. Applicants should submit their applications as early as possible. Please be aware that early applications will be favoured especially when vacancies are limited.
December Applicants who submitted applications in October or early November will receive their admission results by e-mail.
Early January Admission letters for early applicants will be delivered. Applicants should apply for a Chinese visa at their nearest Chinese Embassy or Consulate with their original Admission letter, original JW202 form, and valid passport.
Late January Official application deadline of most universities. All applicants are suggested to submit the applications before that date.
Feburary (before program started) After the deadline, if there are vacancies available, late applicants are still welcome to register if they can catch up with the coursework. Applicants are advised to consult us cs@successtories.sg before applying, as the admission would depend on university's regulations.
Late Febuary or early March Starting date for most Spring programs in China. Accepted applicants should arrive at school before that date stipulated on the Admissions letter.