Before you apply
After you apply
The closing date for September 2021 entry is 15 July 2021.
Architecture, Filmmaking, TV Production and Digital Media Arts application and portfolio submission deadline is 30 June 2021.
Taiwan GSAT application and deposit payment deadline is 30 June 2021.
BEFORE YOU APPLY
To successfully apply to XJTLU, you will need the following documents:
- Certificates of education qualifications and transcripts, translated into English
- Certificates of English language qualifications such as IELTS, TOEFL or other acceptable English qualifications (as required for non-native speakers of English)
- SAT, ACT or other entrance aptitude test scores (if available)
- Personal Statement
- Photocopy of your passport or ID
- Portfolio (only for BEng Architecture, BA Filmmaking, BA TV Production and BA Digital Media Arts)
- Taiwan GSAT Result Check Form (only for GSAT students)
Applications should be submitted via our online application system:
- Choose your programme
- Click/tap Apply on the programme page
- Create an account or log in to your existing account
- Complete your application
Once your application account is successfully created, enter all the information required in the application form carefully and make sure the information you provide is correct, complete and up to date. Upload the required documents (mentioned above) to the corresponding fields.
You may log-in to view your application form at any time.
AFTER YOU APPLY
After submitting your application successfully, you will receive a confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon receipt of your application documents, we will give you either an unconditional offer, conditional offer or rejection letter based on your academic qualification.
If you are given a conditional offer, you should provide other required documents or qualifications as mentioned in the offer in order to guarantee your place at XJTLU.
If you are given an unconditional offer, you are required to sign and return an offer reply form and pay a non-refundable deposit of RMB 10,000 to secure your place at XJTLU. This is part of your tuition fee and will be deducted from the total amount upon enrolment.
Upon receipt of the deposit, we will mail the original copies of the unconditional offer and a Visa Application for Study in China (JW202) form, for you to apply for your student visa. We also book your accommodation at this stage.
The University will send you a pre-departure briefing, informing you of welcome events, dates of registration, and the start of teaching.
It usually takes 15 working days for us to process your application and prepare an offer.
Before you apply
After you apply
Application deadlines (for the 2024 September Intake)
5pm Beijing Time, 15 June 2024
The tips below are to help you file your online application in the most effective way, giving you the greatest chance of success.
- Research the programme you are interested in and make sure it’s right for you
- Check the specific entry requirements and English language requirement for your programme of interest
- Make sure you have prepared the following documents to upload onto the application system:
- Personal statement
- Full official academic transcripts of your studies with the University’s stamps and grading system
- University degree certificates (if received) or Enrolment Status Letters (if you are a graduating student)
- English qualification certificate (IELTS Academic, TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic or equivalent) if you obtained
- Two letters of academic reference
- A CV
- China Mainland student: copy of your ID card (front and back) in one file
- China Hongkong, Macau, Taiwan student: copies of your Passport (information page) and Mainland travel permit
- International student: copy of your Passport (information page)
All your documents should be in English. If your documents are issued in a language other than English, you must provide a copy of the original certificate and a certified translated copy in English.
If you are in the final year of your study, you shall provide an official academic transcript with your University’s stamps, listing all grades up to the current semester.
As part of the admissions criteria, we require two references. These should be academic references if you have been in degree-level (full-time) education at any point within the last three years and must bear the official letterhead of your referee’s workplace and their handwritten signature. Your referees should be someone who is able to comment on your academic abilities and your motivation and suitability toward your chosen programme. If you have graduated more than three years, you may provide one employer reference in place of an academic reference. IMBA applicants are required to provide two employer references.
The personal statement is your opportunity to convince admissions officers and academic staff why you should be made an offer to study. Your personal statement should be no more than 800 words in length.
We will not start processing your application until we’ve received at least your personal statement, transcripts, and reference letters.
XJTLU reserves the right to request additional documents or an interview to assess your academic qualifications for particular programmes.
We encourage you to prepare the application by yourself and submit the application via our online application system.
2.Click/tap Apply on the programme page
3.Create an account or log in to your existing account
4.Complete your application
Once your application account is successfully created, you should enter all the information required in the application form carefully, ensure the information you provide is correct, complete and up to date, and upload the required documents (mentioned above) to the corresponding fields.
You are responsible for everything that is submitted with your application. Be sure that all documents and information you submit with your application are true and accurate. XJTLU does not admit students whose applications are believed to be fraudulent and reserves the right to reject or withdraw an application on these grounds.
You may log in to view your application form at any time. If you need to provide additional supporting documents after submitting the application, please send the documents to email@example.com (with your application ID, name, and applied programme name).
LETTERS OF REFERENCE
You need to have reference letters when submitting your application.
If you do not have letters of reference from your referees at the time of submitting your application, you could authorise your Admissions Officer via email to contact your referees with the contact information provided in your application form. Please make sure to ask your referees if they’ll be able to provide you with a reference before you contact us to send your referee a request.
TRANSCRIPT & PERSONAL STATEMENT
Please note that uploading your official transcript and personal statement is mandatory before submitting your application.
Information about offered scholarships can be found on the scholarship page.
If you intend to apply for a Master’s Entry Scholarship, which is only available for full-time studies, you should indicate your interest in the online programme application process, download the Master Scholarship Application Form, complete and submit the form along with your supporting documents when you submit the master application online. The deadline for submitting the Master Scholarship Application Form is 1 June 2024.
After submitting your master application successfully, you will receive an acknowledgement email from firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not receive the confirmation email or experience any difficulties during the online application process, please email us with specific details of the problem.
AFTER YOU APPLY
You can always log into the application system Self Service Centre to track your application status and accept/decline an offer.
Due to the University receiving more applications from highly qualified students than available positions in the entering class, you may be waitlisted for further assessment. You will receive an email notification from the pgadmissions team if you are waitlisted with detailed information.
The University strives to adopt and adhere to recognised international standards in providing equality of opportunity and fairness in the admissions process and decision-making. We evaluate each application on its individual merits and in comparison with other applications. We do not guarantee to make an offer to all applicants who have met or are predicted to meet the minimum entry requirements. The University reserves the right to suspend or cancel a programme if there is insufficient enrolment or unforseen difficulty arising from it.
Deposit & Securing your place
Places are limited on our Masters Programmes, so we ask offer holders to pay a non-refundable deposit of RMB10,000 to secure a place (subject to meeting any offer conditions). Your deposit payment also demonstrates your commitment to XJTLU and helps us plan our resources to ensure you have the best possible experience when you arrive at XJTLU.
The deposit is payable when you confirm the acceptance of your offer, whether the offer is conditional or unconditional. Please see your offer for details of paying your deposit, which will be deducted from your first year’s tuition fee.
We recommend you pay your deposit as soon as possible. If you do not make your deposit payment by the given deadline on your offer, your offer will be withdrawn. The offer will not be reinstated under any circumstance. If you still wish to study at the University after your offer is withdrawn, you can apply for a different programme. We will not consider applications for the same programme you previously held an offer for if the offer was withdrawn due to failure to make a deposit payment by the deadline.
Deadlines for meeting your offer conditions
For conditional offer holders, you will be given an unconditional offer once you meet the condition(s) stated in the offer letter by sending all required supporting documents to email@example.com by 31 July 2024.
For international applicants holding conditional offers, you are suggested to change your offer to unconditional by sending all required supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org before the mid of July, considering student visa applications.
For international unconditional offer holders, once your deposit is paid, we will start to help you with your accommodation and visa arrangements.
The deposit can only be refunded in the following circumstances:
- If the University is unable to provide the academic programme originally applied for, offered and accepted, and you do not want to take up a place on an alternative programme that is offered.
- If you fail to meet one or more academic conditions, subject to the provision of evidence of relevant examination results and/or final transcript.
- If you fail to attain the required English language qualification, subject to the provision of evidence that you have attempted and failed the English language test after the date that your conditional offer was issued.
- If your Visa application is refused or rejected, subject to the provision of evidence that you have applied for and been refused a visa (international applicant only).
If you are eligible for the deposit refund, you shall fill in the deposit refund survey, available from 1 August 2024. The deadline for uploading the required documents and submitting the survey is 15 September 2024. Late submissions will not be considered. All the deposit refund applications will be evaluated case by case from 15 September 2024, and the evaluation results will send to you via email by the end of September. The University’s refund process will be started in October 2024.
You are responsible for ensuring that the correct bank details are completed on the form. The University will not be responsible for misdirected payments due to incorrect account details provided on the form.
Deferring your offer
If you are an unconditional offer holder and have already paid your deposit and then decide to defer your offer of a study place to the following academic year, please email us at email@example.com (with your application ID, programme and reason for deferral). The deadline for submitting a deferral request is Wednesday, 28 August 2024. Late submissions will not be considered. If your deferral request is approved, normally, you will be contacted before the end of March of the following year to confirm your enrolment decision.
Your deposit will be carried over to count towards your deferred offer. You can only defer your offer once.
- Domestic Applicants
If you have any queries before submitting applications, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any queries relating to your application, please email email@example.com.
- International Applicants
If you have any queries before submitting applications, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any queries relating to your application, please email email@example.com.
We accept PhD application all year round. The start date of a PhD programme is normally the first day of March, June, September, or December.
To ensure that you will be able to register on your intended date, please submit your application with all the required documentation through the online application system by the deadline outlined below for each entry.
|Entry Point||Start Date||Application deadline|
|September entry||1 September||30 June|
|December entry||1 December||30 September|
|March entry||1 March||15 December of the previous year|
|June entry||1 June||31 March|
Determine your research area and check entry requirements
Detailed information of our PhD programs please refer to programme page.
Identify Potential supervisors
All applicants are strongly encouraged to contact/identify potential supervisor and prepare research proposal before submitting online application.
Prepare your supporting documents
Make sure you have prepared the following documents (size limit: within 2MB each document) to upload onto the application system:
- Research proposal
- Full academic transcripts of university studies and grading system (both bachelor and master)
- University degree certificate or enrollment statement (both bachelor and master)
- Verification report of degree certificate(Chinese students only, both bachelor and master)
- A copy of Master dissertation (or an equivalent writing sample) and examiners reports available
- Certificates of English language qualifications (IELTS or equivalent)
- Personal statement
- Curriculum Vitae
- Two formal reference letters
- A copy of your passport (for international students only)
- Letter of financial support (for self-funded applicants) (template).
All your documents should be in English, or sent with certified translations into English.
Your application must be supported by at least one academic reference from someone who has taught you at highest degree level, and must bear the official letterhead of your referee’s workplace and his/her handwritten signature. If you are a graduate, you may provide one employer reference in place of an academic reference.
Verification report of degree certificate should be:
- “Online Verification Report of Higher Education Qualification Certificate” obtained from China Higher Education Student Information if a degree was gained from a Chinese university.
- Certification obtained from the Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange if obtained a degree abroad or in Taiwan, Hong Kong or Macao.
XJTLU reserves the right to request additional documents to assess your academic qualifications for particular departments.
Submit your online application at online application system.
You may login to view your application form at any time. If you need to provide any additional supporting documents after you submit the application, please send the documents to firstname.lastname@example.org (with your application ID, name, and applied department name).
Your application will be initially reviewed by XJTLU and then sent to University of Liverpool for further review and decision.
After submission of your online application, you may be contacted by the XJTLU Graduate School for additional documents or information. All communication will be made through your email address registered in the online application system. Please check your email regularly.