When to Apply


General Starting Date of Different Courses

Chinese universities usually provide courses starting in autumn or spring. The fall semester normally starts in September while the spring semester in late February. However, most of the English-taught degree courses start in autumn while only a few of them start in spring semester. You need to submit your application at least two months before the course starts and make sure you sent it early as vacancies may be limited.

Choice A : Timetable for Fall Semester Intakes

This guidance is for students applying for degree courses or long-term Chinese language courses starting in September.

     1. Late February
You can start to apply for courses starting in autumn (usually in September few are in October or November) through Boswin online application system or by contacting us directly. You application will pass directly to the university.

     2. March to May
Universities will process your application during this time. Please be aware that early applications are favored for the vacancies are limited.

     3. Late May and June
You will receive admission result from the university if your application has been accepted.

     4. Late July
Deadline for application of most universities. Please submit your application before the deadline.

     5. Early August
If you’ve been accepted by the university, Your school will send you (by post) a document package including: Admission Letter and JW202 form for you to apply for a Chinese visa for studying in China. Click to see how to apply a visa.

     6. September
Starting date for Chinese universities. Make sure you will arrive at your school before the starting date to register in and settle down.


Choice B : Timetable for Spring Semester Intakes

This guidance is for students applying for degree courses or long-term Chinese language courses starting in February or March.

     1. Late October
You can start to apply for courses starting in the coming spring (usually in February) through Boswin online system or by contacting us directly. Your application will pass directly to the university.

     2. November to January
Universities will process your application during this time. Please be aware that early applications are favored for the vacancie are limited.

     3. December
You will receive admission result from the university if your application has been accepted.

     4. Late January
Deadline for application of most universities. Please submit your application before the deadline.

     5. Early February
If you’ve been accepted by the university. Your school will send you a document package including: Admission Letter and JW202 form for you to apply for a Student visa for studying in China.

     6. Late February to early March
Starting date for Chinese universities. Make sure you will arrive at your school before the starting date to register in and settle down.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for a course in Chinese universities is normally one month before the starting date. Application submitted by the deadline issued is guaranteed to be received and considered by the university.