- How long are the programs?
Bachelor: 4 years. Master: 2 years.
- What is the language for classes?
The language used in most classes for Master students is English. Bachelor students will have classes in Chinese, and a little part in English.
- Is there’s any language requirements for graduation?
According to educational decree No.50, Bachelor students need to pass HSK 5 when they graduate, and Master students need to pass HSK 3.
- Could I apply for the degree program, if I am currently in the middle of another degree program?
In most cases, it’s possible to apply firstly with your portfolio or video, and give us your diploma and transcripts when you get it.
- What does the Admission process involve?
Your online application, once submitted, will be received by email of the Admissions Office. Once your details have been recorded, your application will be sent to the department for an assessment. Once the assessment has been made, your application will be returned to the Admissions Office where an official letter will be produced and sent.
We expect to turn around applications in approximately 15 working days ( from the time we receive them from Admissions). However, this make take longer during busy times in the year.
- When are the application deadlines?
Online application deadline:15th June 2019
- What’s the term and conditions of the scholarship?
In order to promote the Internationalization of College of Chinese & ASEAN Arts, the Chengdu Municipal People's Government has established the Chengdu ASEAN Art Scholarship, which enrolls undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students to study in Chengdu every year.
Applicants from ASEAN and Belt-and-Road countries are prioritized. All successful applicants are awarded freshman scholarship for the 1st academic year. Students' overall performance will be taken into consideration for scholarship the following years.
The evaluation criteria vary, but can include academic performance, test scores and other performance in students' activities. For more information please refer to CCAA scholarship regulation.
- Does the scholarship allow me to stay during the semester breaks?
Students will receive scholarship only in term-time (10 months). Summer break (August) and autumn break (February) are not included.
Before you go
- What do I need to prepare for enrollment?
1. Admission letter from CCAA, Chengdu University
2. Living expenses for the first semester, around 7000 RMB
3. Passport and copies of photo page and the visa page inside your passport
4. 6 one-inch bareheaded full-face photos and 1 digital bareheaded full-face photo
5. Graduation Diploma from senior middle school education /university
6. Official Transcript from senior middle school /university or a notarized copy
7. HSK 4 certificate or above, certificate of TOEFL / IELTS if have
8. Laptop if you need during your study (It’s necessary for students who study in School of Film and Animation. And please note that if you plan to mail your laptop from your home country there will be )
- Do I need to prepare the living expenses for the first semester as well if I’m the Chengdu ASEAN Art Scholarship student?
Yes. New students will receive the Chengdu ASEAN Art Scholarship at the end of the year for the first semester. So new students should prepare their living expenses for the first semester.
Students Living costs will be individual to the student, however, we would advise all students to create a budget before coming to study.
The estimated costs below are from students living and studying in CCAA for the 2018/2019 academic year. Total estimated living costs for the first semester per undergraduate are 7000RMB. Total estimated living costs per postgraduate year are 9000RMB.
- How is the academic year organized (winter break, summer break)?
The academic year will be confirmed according to the school calendar.
Please click here to download school calendar: http://jw.cdu.edu.cn/others/xl.aspx
- How good is public transportation?
The campus is conveniently located at Chengdu University's subway station. It takes about 30 minutes to reach the central (1st) ring.
- Do I have health insurance during my studies, and what does it cover?
Every International student will have their health insurance, and it covers Outpatient medical insurance liability, Inpatient medical insurance liability, Medical treatment for accidental injury, Whole-process medical management Emergency medical rescue and Death/Disability.
-How is the weather in Chengdu?
Springs: 22°C average high
Summers: 29°C average high
Autumns: 21°C average high
Winters: 10°C average high
- How is the internet speed and how can I access western websites?
Internet in a big and modern city like Chengdu is fast and reliable. Accessing some Western websites requires a special setup on your computer and phone.
- How spicy is the food in the canteens?
The local cuisine can be rather on the spicy side, for international students, Sichuan cuisine could be spicy and oily in general, but campus canteens are usually not too spicy.
If you prefer non-spicy dishes you still have a big variety available.
- Where can I buy Western food?
Chengdu has international stores like Metro, Carrefour and Walmart. Taobao has Western goods online. You can also purchase the ingredient from Taobao, an online trading platform that has everything you need. Food delivery like Meituan or Eleme also can be your perfect choice to get the western food.
- How safe is China?
China is one of the safest countries in the world, partly due to the government's strict immigration control. In overly crowded places pick-pocketing can occur occasionally, so hold on to your belongings.
Police: 110 Ambulance: 120
Fire: 119 Traffic Accident: 122
- What about earthquakes?
Chengdu lies on the geologically stable Yangzi massif, which is comparable to a huge solid steel plate. Because no fault lines run through the city, there was never a risk in the city proper. Stronger earthquakes only affect unstable fault zones like the Longmenshan fault line 100 km West of Chengdu.