How to apply

How to Apply

Application deadline

For most undergraduate programmes, the closing date for September 2024 entry is 30 June 2024.


  • Architecture, Filmmaking, TV Production and Digital Media Arts application and portfolio submission deadline is 15 June 2024.
  • Year Three transfer application deadline is 15 June 2024.
  • If you are a GSAT student from the Taiwan region, your application should be made directly to China’s Ministry of Education (MoE) website. You should follow the admissions policy and application deadline described on the MoE website. If you are from the Taiwan region and not a GSAT student, you can apply directly to XJTLU.


Before you apply

To successfully apply to XJTLU, you will need the following documents:

  • Certificates of education qualifications
  • 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)
  • A-level, IB, SAT, ACT or other entrance aptitude test scores (if available)
  • Personal Statement
  • International students: Photocopy of your passport
  • Hongkong, Macau, Taiwan students: Passport, Mainland travel permit, and HK or Macau Permanent ID/Taiwan ID
  • Passport sized colour photo with a white background
  • Portfolio (only for BEng ArchitectureBA Filmmaking, BA TV Production and BA Digital Media Arts


Eligibility for those of Chinese heritage to international student status:

No matter where you hold citizenship or where you were born, it is the responsibility of every international applicant to XJTLU to ensure that they meet the criteria under the 4-4-2 policy* to apply as an international student. If you have Chinese heritage, please provide us with evidence that you have had your current passport or nationality for at least four years. Send us evidence that you have lived at least two of the past four years outside of China (China includes the Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan regions). If this applies to you, please send us two documents showing, respectively, that you have cancelled your previous Chinese citizenship and cancelled your previous Hukou. XJTLU will use these documents to help us confirm your nationality status and we must reject students who do not provide them. If information is withheld at the admissions stage regarding previous Chinese nationality or Hukou, students potentially face being ineligible for their degree even after study has started.

Please note that even if you were born outside of China or have otherwise gained foreign citizenship (for example, through immigration), China may still consider you a Chinese citizen based on your birthplace, the citizenship of your parents at the time of your birth and/or whether you hold any documents or status (for example, a Hukou or Chinese travel document) that would confer Chinese citizenship status upon you. Confirming that you are not a Chinese citizen is your responsibility. XJTLU can provide advice on this matter, but takes no legal responsibility for any advice it might give.

*(Notification from the Ministry of Education on Normative Work Regarding the Acceptance of Foreign Students in Our Higher Education Institutions, Circular No. 12 (2020))

Apply online

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

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 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. We also will send you the accommodation booking and visa application link 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 in July.

It usually takes 15 working days for us to process your application and prepare an offer.