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Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen campus
From: Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen campus
Updated: 2021-04-07 09:04


I. Introduction

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.

Application Materials

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)



Master Program

PhD Program


CNY 35,000 / year

CNY 42,000 / year


 (Two-beds room)

CNY 4,000 / semester/ bed
 (includes 6 months’ rent (CNY 500 / month/ bed) and 2 months' deposit of CNY 1,000 )

Other fees

Insurance CNY 800 / year; Health Check CNY 500;Residence Permit CNY 400 / year

HITSZ Account

Account name: Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen

Bank name: Ping An Bank, Shenzhen, China

Account number: 0142100327638


Awards & Scholarships

*Students canreceive only one scholarship at a time

Award Scholarship




HITSZ Freshman Award


CNY 7,000~35,000

CNY 8,400~42,000

Notes: Available for qualified new applicants only

HITSZ Scholarship

First class

CNY 35,000

CNY 42,000

Second class

CNY 17,500

CNY 21,000

Third class

CNY 7,000

CNY 8,400

Notes: This scholarship can be applied when students complete their first-year

study at HITSZ. The scholarship Class for students would be adjusted every

academic year based on their performance.

CSC Scholarship

Exempt from tuition fee, fee for laboratory experiment, internship fee, fee for basic

learning materials, and on campus accommodation fee.

Monthly living allowance

CNY 3,000/month

CNY 3,500/month

Notes: Application opens from early October to late December each year.


Ms. Linda Li

Room H721, HIT Campus, University Town of Shenzhen,

Xili, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, 518055, P.R.China

Tel: +86-755-26033266