About CSU

Central South University (CSU) — public non-profit university. It is located in Changsha, China. The higher education institution was founded not so long ago — in 2000 — which is why it is considered one of the youngest in the country.

The university was highly rated by the QS International Ranking of the best universities, and is in 499 place in the world. THE (Times Higher Education Ranking) places the university in 8 position among universities with the most research output.

CSU offers master programs in different fields of study.

Changsha, China
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Female students
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CSU tuition fees

The academic calendar at CSU is divided into two semesters. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees at CSU are different for locals and foreigners. China citizens pay 364 USD per year, while international students pay a minimum of 3,840 USD. The university has several financial aid programs that help students cover part of the cost of education. For up-to-date information on scholarships and the cost of education for each program, check the official website of the educational institution.

In addition to the cost of education, it is necessary to pay attention to additional costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.

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Financial Aidallowances and other types of social assistance
364 USD/year
5,000 USD/year
728 USD/year
3,840 USD/year

Master's degree at CSU

It is impossible to enter CSU for a master's program without confirming knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 80. IELTS — 5.5 or higher.


CSU campus

The campus of CSU is urban. This means that students study closely to the sights and the entire recreational infrastructure of the city. This type of campus gives students more options for internships and part-time jobs. Students have access to the extensive scientific library of the university. The collection of scientific papers helps them in conducting research. Not only locals study at CSU, but also students from other countries. The variety of cultures represented broadens the horizons of students and fills student life with all sorts of activities, the purpose of which is cultural exchange.

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What to do after graduation

There are many options to stay in the country after completing your studies at the university. One of them is to get an offer from an employer and apply for a work visa. Detailed information can be found on the embassy website. We talk about other options for immigration in our article.

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Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
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5,000 USD
from  3,841 USD
to  5,378 USD
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157Hunan Normal UniversityChinaChangsha
3,667 USD
277Changsha University of Science and TechnologyChinaChangsha

Universities in this country

Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
491Tsinghua UniversityChinaBeijing
4,367 USD
from  4,174 USD
to  11,104 USD
552Peking UniversityChinaBeijing
4,221 USD
from  4,080 USD
to  13,226 USD
793Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityChinaShanghai
from  12,255 USD
to  12,256 USD
from  4,428 USD
to  25,004 USD
1004Fudan UniversityChinaShanghai
from  8,368 USD
to  24,951 USD
from  7,658 USD
to  12,254 USD
1045Zhejiang UniversityChinaHangzhou
from  6,576 USD
to  30,706 USD
from  4,749 USD
to  11,522 USD