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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the deadline for the bachelor program / master program / PhD program / language program application?

A: Deadlines for each year and each level of study are different but below are the  usual application deadlines for the programs.

Chinese Language Program: June 30th

Bachelor’s Program: June 15th

Masters & Ph.D Program: May 30th

 

 

2. Which types of scholarship are available to apply for?

A: China University of Petroleum-Beijing has many scholarships offered to foreign students. These have different application requirements and eligibility criteria.

These include: The Chinese Government Scholarship (Type A & B), China University of Petroleum-Beijing (CUP) Scholarship (1st, 2nd and 3rd Class), Beijing Government Foreign Students Scholarship (1st and 2ndClass), Confucius Institute Scholarship, Outstanding Alumni Scholarship etc. 

For more information please visit our website tor more information.

  http://overseas.cup.edu.cn/en/?c=content&a=list&catid=239

 

3. Can I apply both for CUPB scholarship and CSC scholarship?

A: Yes, Students are free and encouraged to apply for more than one scholarship. As long as you are eligible for more than one scholarship, you can apply for as many scholarships as you are eligible to, but the final result will only confirm one kind of the scholarship

 

4. How can I find supervisor? (Msc / PhD)

A: Supervisors can be found by checking our website to identify supervisors working of your interested research direction and contact them through the contact information on the website. 

You are advised to be patient as you contact the supervisors as they are busy and may take long to reply the emails because they receive a lot of correspondence from prospective students. 

You can also follow the detailed guide compiled by some of our students to help you find a supervisor. Please note that this is a guide to the best practices to follow as you look for a supervisor. The guide “How to find a Supervisor Guidebook” can be downloaded from our website using the following link. http://overseas.cup.edu.cn/en/?c=content&a=list&catid=195

 

5. Q: When will the online interview be held? 

A: Interviews are usually held after applications close at the end of May or early June. We will send you a notice in advance through your registered email and you are encouraged to keep monitoring your email. You also can check out the dates on the 'CUPB Notices' part of the website as this is the official communication medium for the College of International Education for all notices

 

6. What is the language of the online interview?

A: The online enrollment interviews are held in English or Chinese depending on the language of study applied for by a particular applicant.

 

7. How can I prepare for the online interview?

A: You need to prepare for the technical aspects of your applied major and be well conversant with your study plan. You also need to prepare a stable internet connection and choose a quiet environment and dress in a presentable manner. The best advise is that be sure and know your motivation to apply for a specific program as this usually ties into most of the interview points.

 

8. How can I track the status of my application?

A: The application system always shows the status of each student’s application and all applicants are encouraged to log onto the system to check the status of their admission. Below is a guide to the meaning of each status;


Status

Meaning

CIE Reviewing

Application undergoing first review by College of International Education

CIE Sent back

Application sent back to student for correction and re-submission

CIE Accepted

Application passed first review by College of International Education and Pre-Admission letter will be sent soon.

College Reviewing

Application undergoing review by respective teaching College to which the student applied. Interviews are conducted at this stage. (Interview dates communicated to students on website overseas.cup.edu.cn and Email at least 3 days in advance)

College Accepted

Application passed College review and the student will undergo scholarship review.

Admitted

 Applicant successful and admission materials are prepared to be sent to the student.

 

9. I received the Pre-Admission Notice. Does it mean that I am already admitted?

A: No, a Pre-admission letter is the first step and does not mean you are an admitted student of CUP. A Pre-admission letter indicates that you fulfill the minimum admission requirements and your application has passed the College of International Education review and it will be forwarded to the teaching colleges to which the applicants belongs to for further review.

 

10. How will I know that I am admitted?

A: When you are admitted, the status in the application system will indicate “Admitted”, you will also receive an email showing informing you that you are admitted. Lastly you will get an email indicating the postage of your admission materials after which you will receive the hard copies of your admission materials.

 

11. When can I receive the documents needed for visa application?

A: Visa application materials are usually sent one month to the opening of a new semester. This is usually beginning of August for the fall semester and January for the spring semester.

 

12. How to apply for a visa? Which type of visa I need to apply for?

A: Application for a visa is done at the embassy or Consulate of the People’s Republic of China in your country or territory. This is done by presenting the  application materials sent from the university (Original Admission Notice & JW202/JW201 Visa Application Form) and any other documents required by the embassy or Consulate of the People’s Republic of China in your country or territory. 

 

Students are required to apply for;

X1 Visa ---(For study in China for a period of more than 180 days.)

X2 Visa ---(For study in China for a period of less than 180 days.)

 

 

13. What are the language proficiency requirements for a study program in English / Chinese?

CHINESE TAUGHT PROGRAMS

Bachelors -- HSK 4 (222 or above)

Masters & Ph.D --HSK 5 (180 or above)

 

ENGLISH TAUGHT PROGRAMS

Bachelors

IELTS≧6.0 or TOEFL≧75 points or more for non native speakers of English, A certificate which can prove you have been taught in English for the during your previous study for more than two years in the place of IELTS or TOEFL.

Masters & Ph.D

IELTS≧6.5 or TOEFL≧80 points or more for non native speakers of English, A certificate which can prove you have been taught in English for the during your previous study for more than two years in the place of IELTS or TOEFL.

 

14. Can I simultaneously submit applications for different study programs in your university?

A: Unfortunately you can only apply for one study program at a time and even though a student makes more than one application, the university will only issue one admission letter to successful candidates at the end of each application cycle.

 

15. I finished Chinese language courses in another university in China and want to apply for bachelor degree program in CUPB. Do I need to take Chinese language proficiency exam in your university?

A: All successful applicants that are admitted and did not study their Chinese language at CUP will undergo a Chinese Language test as they report to the university and have to pass it before they can start their studies.

 

16. Q: Which documents are required to apply for bachelor program / master program / PhD program / language studies? 

 

 

Chinese Language Studies

1. Passport scanned copy (information page)

2. Notarized copies of your Highest level graduation certificates, 

3. Transcripts

4. Physical Examination Form (With all laboratory and X-ray reports) taken not six months prior to admission.

5. Non criminal record

 

 

Bachelor’s

1. Passport scanned copy (information page)

2. Notarized copies of your High School graduation certificates, 

3. Transcripts

4. Non criminal record

5. Physical Examination Form (With all laboratory and X-ray reports) taken not six months prior to admission.

6. Study plan

7. 2 Recommendation letters  

8. HSK4-222(Chinese taught program), If you are applying for English-taught programs, we require IELTS≧6.0 or TOEFL≧75 points or more for non native speakers of English. Alternatively students can submit a certificate which can prove you have been taught in English for the during your previous study for more than two years from your previous institution in the place of IELTS or TOEFL.

 

Masters & Ph.D

1. Passport scanned copy (information page)

2. Notarized copies of your Highest level Degree certificates, 

3. Transcripts

4. Non criminal record

5. Physical Examination Form (With all laboratory and X-ray reports) taken not six months prior to admission.

6. Study plan (Proposal)&CV

7. 2 Recommendation letters  (From an associate professor and above, Or Senior Professional in your field of study for postgraduate students)

8. Acceptance letter from your supervisor (Mandatory for Ph.D Students only but advisable for MSc students) 

9. HSK5(Chinese taught program), If you are applying for English-taught programs, we require IELTS≧6.5 or TOEFL≧80 points or more for non native speakers of English. Alternatively students can submit a certificate which can prove you have been taught in English for the during your previous study for more than two years from your previous institution in the place of IELTS or TOEFL.

 

17. Do I need to notarize my application materials? If so, which documents do I need to notarize?

A: Yes, you need to have your documents notarized. Most importantly the your Highest level Degree certificates, Transcripts and a guardian Certificate for students less than 18yrs old.

 

18. Do I need to send hard copies of my application materials to the university? Or just to upload electronic versions in the CUPB admission system?

A: You do not need to send us any hard copies of your application materials until such a time that we specifically ask you to send them to us.

 

An exception to this is the students less than 18yrs old who must send us the original copies of their guardian Certificate

 

19. My passport expires within 6 months. Can I apply using this passport?

A: No,you are advised to use passports that have validity of more than 6 months. Visas for entry into China and residence permits are issued to applicants with passports having a validity period of more than 6 months. You are therefore encouraged to have a passport valid for more than 6 months starting from the month of intended entry into China.

 

 

20. What is the valid period of medical form?

The Validity of a medical Form is 6months from the date of issue. Any medical results for tests taken over 6months ago are considered expired and will not be accepted.

 

21. Do you have any requirements about valid period of non-criminal record certification?

A: All non criminal record certificates issued in all countries have validity periods indicated on them. We shall go by the validity period indicated by the issuing authority but in most cases the validity will not be more than six(6) months after the date of issue.

 

22. I passed HSK exam successfully, but I haven't received the certificate yet. Can I apply without it?

A: Yes, you can apply without it but you have to upload the examination registration certificate (准考证) with the exam admission ticket number(准考证号)during your application. 

 

23. I will finish school soon and I don't have a graduation certificate yet. Can I apply without it?

A: Yes, you can apply without it but you have to upload an official stamped letter from your school indicating that you will graduate soon, the date of intended graduation and the remaining requirements you have to fulfill before your graduation.

 

24. Q: Where can I download a template for Research Plan / Supervisor Acceptance Letter? 

A: Please visit our forms & Documents page for future students by clicking the following link. http://overseas.cup.edu.cn/en/?c=content&a=list&catid=195

 

25. Q: How can I get to the university from the airport? 

A: [link to 'How to get to CUPB' page];

 

26. Can I arrive to the university in the nighttime?

A: Yes you can arrive at the university during the night but make sure you have communicated with the university and it is aware of your arrival at night. A more better option would be for you to book the university pick up service as you will be delivered to the international students residences you arranged in advance with the office, where you can spend a night and complete the registration process when offices open the following day.

 

27. Can I pre-order transfer from the airport to the campus? How can I do it?

A: Yes airport or train station pick up service can be booked in advance using the application system’s airport pick up service.

 

28. What is the registration time? What is the deadline for registration?

A: Registration time is usually the week prior to beginning of classes but specific registration times and deadlines are those indicated on your admission notice.

 

29. In which office will the registration take place?

A: Registration is a process and is completed in more than one office. It is usually held in the admission office (Room A205), Student management office (A207,A&B). Please refer to your admission notice for the most accurate registration venue.

 

30. What if I cannot arrive for registration on time? What if I missed the registration?

A: If you are unable to report to the university for registration on time for any reason, please contact the admission office. Send an Email to (admission@cup.edu.cn , inquiries@cup.edu.cn ) and call 0086-10-89733796 explaining the reason why you haven’t been able to register in time. 

 

Students who do not communicate explaining their late arrival will be considered to have given up the admission offer and their information will be forwarded to the relevant departments in charge of Visa processing to inform them of the cancellation of the admission offer.

 

31. Q: What are the fees? 

A: Our fees structure is indicated on our website, please visit the following link for more information. 

http://overseas.cup.edu.cn/en/?c=content&a=show&id=279

 

32. Q: How much money do I need for living in Beijing for 1 month (roughly)? 

A: (a link to 'Fees Structure' page) (The page is not yet created );

 

33. How can I pay the application fee?

Application fees(400RMB or 70USD) can be paid through the following three methods.

1. Direct online payment using a VISA card, MasterCard or Paypal. (This is the most safe and secure way and most convenient as it is instantly verified)

2. Payment by swiping a bank card in office A207B at the POS machine. (Please upload the payment receipt into the application system and await verification by the admission office before you can proceed to submit your application.)

3. Payment by bank transfer to the university account.

Account details:

Transfers from outside China 

PAY TO: CITIUS33

CITIBANK N.A. NEW YORK, U.S.A.

IN FAVOR OF: ABOCCNBJ010

AGRICULTURAL BANK OF CHINA BEIJING BRANCH, BEIJING, P.R.CHINA

BENEFICIARY’S A/C NO.: 11082301040000641

BENEFICIARY’S NAME: CHINA UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM-BEIJING

 

TRANSFERS WITHIN CHINA(中国境内汇款)

开户行:中国农业银行北京昌平东环支行

开户名:中国石油大学(北京)

账号:11082301040000641

 

(Please upload the payment receipt into the application system and await verification by the admission office before you can proceed to submit your application. Indicate your name and passport number as part of the transaction details.) This method is the slowest and verification takes slightly longer than the other methods of payment and should be avoided if possible.

 

34. How can I pay the tuition fee / accommodation fee? When do I need to pay?

A: Tuition and accommodation fee are paid during registration. These can be paid by swiping a bank card in office A207B at the POS machine or a deposit onto the university account over the bank counter. (Please deliver the bank payment receipt to office A207B after payment. Indicate your name and passport number as part of the transaction details.) 

 

35. Which types of rooms are available in the student’s dormitory?

A: We have Single rooms and Double rooms

 


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