How to apply

How to apply

Application deadline(for the 2024 September intake)

5pm Beijing Time, 15 June 2024

Before you apply

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)
    • 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, English qualification, and reference letters.

XJTLU reserves the right to request additional documents or an interview to assess your academic qualifications for particular programmes.

Apply online

We encourage you to prepare the application by yourself and submit the application via our online application system.

1. Choose your programme

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 (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.

Scholarship 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 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.

As the University receives more applications from highly qualified students than there are places available in the entering class, you may be requested to provide anEnglish qualification certificate or be waitlisted for further assessment. In such cases, you will receive an email notification with detailed information from the pgadmissions team.

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, programmes may stop accepting applications if there is no space available. 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 on the offer letter by sending all required supporting documents to

If you receive a conditional offer before 1 February 2024, please send all the required documents to exchange for an unconditional offer by the given deadline stated on your conditional offer. As we receive many more applications from well-qualified students than places available, it is recommended to plan and take the English language test before 24 June 2024 to ensure that you do not miss the application deadline for the Pre-sessional English (PSE) course.

If your conditional offer is issued after 1 February 2024, please note:

  • you should meet the English language requirement stated on your offer letter and send the proof to by 24 June 2024
  • you should meet the academic requirement stated on your offer letter and send your degree certificate and final transcript to by 15 July 2024

* If your academic documents, including your degree certificate and final transcript, are issued after this date, please contact your Admissions Officer in advance.

* For XJTLU graduating undergraduate students, you may provide required graduation documents to after your degree award result is released.

For international applicants holding conditional offers, you are suggested to change your offer to unconditional by sending all the required supporting documents to before 15 July 2024, considering student visa applications. If any of the required documents are issued after the deadline, please contact in advance.

For international unconditional offer holders, once your deposit is paid, we will start to help you with your accommodation and visa arrangements.

Deposit refund

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 (with your application ID, programme and reason for deferral). The deadline for submitting a deferral request is Wednesday, 15 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.

Application enquiries

  • Domestic Applicants

If you have any queries before submitting applications, please email

If you have any queries relating to your application, please email

  • International Applicants

If you have any queries before submitting applications, please email

If you have any queries relating to your application, please email

To help you with your XJTLU Masters application, you can find the 2024 XJTLU Masters Applications Frequently Asked Questions here.