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East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST)

Address: 130 Meilong Rd, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China

Description East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST)

  • Location: Shanghai , China;
  • Students age: 17+;
  • Number of students: 23,000;
  • Language of instruction: Chinese, English;
  • University type : state;
  • Form of study: mixed;
  • Accommodation type: residence, apartments.

East China University of Science and Technology ( ECUST) - State University, founded in 1952. The university is consistently ranked in the top twenty in China, in 5% of the world's leading universities. For active research activities in fields such as Engineering, Technology, Chemistry and Natural Sciences, ECUST has received international recognition.

Today ECUST is a large educational institution: The number of students has exceeded 23 thousand, the percentage of foreign students is about 1%. The academic staff consists of more than 1,700 qualified teachers, masters and doctors of science.

List of university faculties:

  • Chemical engineering;
  • Institute of Biotechnology;
  • Chemical and Molecular Engineering;
  • Pharmaceutical;
  • School of Engineering and Materials Science;
  • Engineering, resources and environment;
  • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering;
  • Information technology and engineering;
  • Exact and natural sciences;
  • School of Business;
  • Faculty of Sociology and School of Management;
  • School of Arts, Design and Media;
  • Foreign languages;
  • School of Law;
  • Marxist ideology;
  • Physical culture.

As a multidisciplinary educational institution, the university offers undergraduate and graduate programs in most modern areas. The main language of instruction is Chinese, but there is a wide range of English-language courses in the master's and doctoral studies.

Traditionally, the following areas of the university are considered strong: materials science, engineering, biology, chemistry, biochemistry - all these programs are of exceptional quality and are included in the 1% of the best in the world. It is no coincidence that the second name of the university is "East China Institute of Chemical Technology".

Since its foundation, the educational institution has been closely cooperating with Chinese and foreign companies, negotiating places for internships for students, and conducting joint educational projects:

  • MBA program in conjunction with the Australian University of Canberra;
  • International Business Program with Wollongong University (Australia);
  • "Chemical Engineering and Technology" with the German University of Applied Sciences Fachhochschule Lübeck;
  • Program in project management with the University of Management and Technology (USA).

Thanks to close ties with the industry, university graduates quickly find work in their specialty.

About the university in numbers:

  • 15 academic schools;
  • 11 branches;
  • 100+ undergraduate programs;
  • 100+ Master's programs;
  • 44 doctoral programs.

ECUST's place in the ratings:

  • Best Global Universities = 530;
  • Best Global Universities in China = 33;
  • THE World University Rankings (2018) = 601-800;
  • QS World University Rankings (2018) = 551-600;
  • Academic Ranking of World Universities (2017) = 301-400.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST)

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from 2 815 € / year

Quick overiew:

  • Age: 17+;
  • Duration: 4-5 years;
  • Language of instruction: Chinese.

Popular undergraduate programs:

  • Chemical engineering;
  • Chemical technology;
  • Biochemical engineering;
  • Applied chemistry;
  • Industrial engineering;
  • Chemical processes;
  • Strength of materials;
  • Control engineering.
from 3 585 € / year

Quick overview:

  • Age: 21+;
  • Duration: 1-2 years;
  • Language of instruction: Chinese.

List of popular programs:

  • Oil and Gas Engineering;
  • Organic chemistry;
  • Physical chemistry;
  • Applied chemistry;
  • Nutritionology;
  • Biomedicine;
  • Mathematics;
  • Applied Economics;
  • Sociology;
  • Pedagogy;
  • Philosophy.

Brief information:

  • Age: 21+;
  • Duration: 1-2 years;
  • Language of instruction: English.

The following English-language programs are available:

  • Chemical Engineering and Technology;
  • Organic chemistry;
  • Inorganic chemistry;
  • Analytical chemistry;
  • Physical chemistry;
  • Synthetic Chemistry and Molecular Engineering;
  • Biology;
  • Nutritionology;
  • Biochemistry;
  • Biotechnology and Bioengineering;
  • Materials Science and Engineering;
  • Informatics and communications;
  • Programming;
  • Energy engineering;
  • Environmental Science and Engineering;
  • Business management;
  • English language and literature;
  • Linguistics and Applied Linguistics in Foreign Languages;
  • Oil and gas engineering.
from 5 500 € / year

Quick overview:

  • Age: 22+;
  • Duration: 3 years;
  • Language of instruction: English.

English-language postgraduate programs:

  • Chemical engineering;
  • Chemical technology;
  • Energy engineering;
  • Systems engineering;
  • Materials Science;
  • Inorganic chemistry;
  • Analytical chemistry;
  • Physical chemistry;
  • Synthetic Chemistry and Molecular Engineering;
  • Industrial engineering;
  • Applied chemistry;
  • Biotechnology and Bioengineering;
  • Biochemical engineering;
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology;
  • Environmental Science and Engineering.
from 1 730 € / year

About the educational program:

  • Age: 17+;
  • Duration: 1 year;
  • Language of instruction: Chinese.

Before entering the undergraduate program, students can complete a preparatory program. The program includes specialized subjects and the improvement of language skills.

Quick overview:

  • Age: 17+;
  • Duration: from 1 month;
  • Language of instruction: Chinese.

For those wishing to improve their language before the start of the academic year, the university has developed a special short-term program. The high-intensity course will help you improve your basic language skills and academic Chinese.

Accommodation, housing and food

Students can choose to stay in a hostel on campuses of the university or rent apartments nearby. Conditions for students at the Xuhui Campus International Student Lizhi Building:

  • Laundries (general);
  • Kitchens (general);
  • Rooms with private bathroom;
  • Internet access;
  • Refrigerator;
  • Furniture;
  • Area 12 sq.m..

Events East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST)

List of Interest clubs:

  • Cybersport;
  • Theatre;
  • Chess Club;
  • Cinema club;
  • Programming;
  • Art;
  • Music;
  • Dancing;
  • Wall newspaper.

Sport sections:

  • Martial arts school;
  • Gymnastics;
  • Basketball;
  • Baseball;
  • Tennis;
  • Water polo;
  • Volleyball;
  • Swimming;
  • Diving;
  • Football;
  • Hockey;
  • Dancing;
  • Gymnastics.

Equipment East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST)

The university campuses are located in Xuhui, Jinshan and Fengxian counties. The infrastructure of the university with a total area of 177 hectares includes sports facilities, a large library, classrooms and research centers.

Three buildings of the educational institution are located in Shanghai. The developed academic and student infrastructure of the university has been repeatedly noted in the media, students have the opportunity to take part in internationally significant research projects and play sports at a professional or amateur level. For this, the university has all the conditions:

  • Scientific laboratories;
  • Library center;
  • Cafeterias;
  • Shops;
  • Pharmacy;
  • Health center;
  • Audience;
  • Hostel.

A unique research ECUST Park operates on the basis of the university, which includes 53 academic institutes, 8 national academic centers and 16 regional research centers.

Scholarships East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST)

Every year the university offers scholarships to students with excellent knowledge, grants. The university allocates about 120-160 grant places for foreign students on a permanent basis. Grants are received by students from different countries.

List of grants:

  • Government grant of China;
  • Provincial grants;
  • Shanghai Government Grant;
  • Beijing Government Grant;
  • Educational grant of the Silk Road program - One Belt one Road;
  • Jasmine program grant;
  • Grant from Siemens;
  • University grant.

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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