Founded in 2002, the HIT Shenzhen campus is located in the Greater Bay Area of South China. It provides comprehensive degree programs for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. It has 10 schools and 4 research centers, with research focusing on materials, intelligent equipment manufacturing, future information technology, artificial intelligence, smart cities, space science, marine engineering, and biopharmaceuticals. The campus aims to become an “internationalized, high-skilled, and research-oriented campus,” and its current emphasis is on revolutionizing higher education, attracting talent, and pioneering global education strategies.
Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT)was established in 1920 in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China. In 1954, HIT became one of six institutions first designated as National Key Universities by China’s Ministry of Education (MOE).
Presently HIT is one of the nine schools in China’s University Union (C9). It is a university with science and engineering as its core and has developed to include management, liberal arts, economy, law and other disciplines. Renowned as “the cradle of engineers,” the university is proud of many firsts. HIT established the first School of Astronautics in China. It was the first Chinese university to independently develop small satellites and launch them into the circumlunar orbit. HIT was also the front-runner in achieving satellite–ground laser communications. Additionally, HIT developed China’s first interactive chess-playing computer, and it was the first Chinese university to produce arc- and spot-welding robots. HIT was the first university in the world to reveal the structure of HIV Viral Infectivity Factor (Vif). It was also the first university to achieve a major breakthrough in supporting structural development for the world’s largest radio telescopes. China’s first human–machine in-orbit maintenance experiments on a space operator was also conducted by HIT.
At HIT, there are 22 schools, 86 undergraduate programs, 9 National Key Disciplines, and 7 National Key Labs. It also includes on its staff 38 members of the prestigious Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE). Eleven disciplines at HIT are ranked among the top 1% on the Essential Science Indicators (ESI) list, including materials science, computer science, and engineering. In 2020, HIT ranked No. 1 on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Global Universities for Electrical and Electronic Engineering” list and No. 6 on its “Best Global Universities for Engineering” list, respectively. Since its beginning, HIT has always cultivated a strong international environment. Now HIT has signed academic cooperation agreements with 278 universities in 39 countries. These collaborations include student and faculty exchange programs, joint academic conferences, and scientific research cooperation. The “Greater HIT” strategy translates into “One University, Three Campuses,” which includes the Harbin campus, Weihai campus, andthe Shenzhen campus. HIT is steadily moving toward its goal of becoming a world-class university.
II. International Students (Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen International Graduate Student Prospectus 2021-2022 English taught program)
Who Can Apply?
Master programs: Applicants must be foreign nationals in good health and under the age of 35 with a Bachelor’s degree.
PhD programs: Applicants must be foreign nationals in good health and under the age of 40 with a Master’s degree.
When to Apply?
Master programs: 2021 Fall Semester: 1st March—15th June, 2021
PhD programs: 2021 Fall Semester: 1st March—15th June, 2021
2022 Spring Semester: 1st September—1st December, 2021
How to Apply?
Step 1: Pay application fee of CNY 400/ USD 60 to the HITSZ university account
Step 2: Complete online application at INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICE SYSTEM
Step 3: Wait for admission result. Qualified applications will get an official Admission Notice from HITSZ before August each year.
All documents listed below shall be submitted online:
1. Notarized Diploma (highest degree)
2. Notarized transcripts (highest degree)
3. Digital photo (jpg format)
4. Copy of two recommendation letters from professors (Chinese or English)
5. Study plan withfewer than 800 words
6. Copy of the front page of passport (valid period of the passport should be over 1 year)
7. Copy of Health Certificate from hospital within the past 1 year
8. TOEFL 80 or above, IELTS 5.5 or above, or proofs indicating that you have attended universities where English is the principal language of instruction
9. Financial Proof showing that you have sufficient financial means to cover both your tuition fees and living expenses during your study in China (either Certificate of Personal Deposit or Declaration by Financial Sponsor could be accepted)
Account name: Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen
Bank name: Ping An Bank, Shenzhen, China
Account number: 0142100327638
SWIFT BIC: SZDBCNBS
Awards & Scholarships
*Students canreceive only one scholarship at a time
Ms. Linda Li
Room H721, HIT Campus, University Town of Shenzhen,
Xili, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, 518055, P.R.China