2024 China Agricultural University Admission to Graduate Programs

China Agricultural University now offers 144 Master and 95 Doctoral programs to international students. Master’s programs are completed in 2 or 3 years

2024 China Agricultural University

Admission to Graduate Programs

2024 China Agricultural University Admission to Graduate Programs

1.China Agricultural University Introduction

China Agricultural University now offers 144 Master and 95 Doctoral programs to international students. Master’s programs are completed in 2 or 3 years, and Doctoral programs 3 or 4 years. Certificates of degrees and graduation will be awarded to those who have completed the entire course work and passing thesis/dissertation defense. For details of specific majors offered,  please refer to the lists of Masters majors and PhD majors. The university now offers English-taught programs.

2.China Agricultural University Qualification of Applicants

1) Non-Chinese citizens who do not have Chinese nationality under the Nationality Law of the People’s Republic of China and hold a valid ordinary passport;

2) Physically and mentally healthy, meet the physical examination requirements for Chinese Visa or Residence Permit applicants in China and the physical examination requirements of the major to study in CAU to ensure normal study and life in China;

3) Have no violation of disciplines, no records of public security punishment or of criminal conduct; be friendly to China and behave well; comply with Chinese laws and university regulations, and respect Chinese customs and manners;

4) Applicants for Masters degrees should hold a qualification which is equivalent (or above) to a Bachelors degree from a Chinese university and be under the age of 35. Applicants for Doctoral programs degrees should hold a qualification which is equivalent (or above) to a Masters degree from a Chinese university and be under the age of 40;

5) Have a bachelor’s or masters degree taught in English, or TOEFL (iBT) score of 90 points at least, or IELTS score at least 6.0.

3.China Agricultural University Application Materials

1) The completed APPLICATION FORM FOR FOREIGNER WISHING TO STUDY AT CAU (on completion of the online application form it must be downloaded and printed. Please stick the photo and ensure that the application form is signed by the applicant);

2) The original or the notarized photocopies of degree certificate or proof of education in academic institution, and academic transcript, original and duplicated;

*Applicants who will graduate must submit Expectation Certificate of Graduation. After admitted by the University, the documents must be submitted when register in CAU. Otherwise the admission will be canceled.

3) Recommendation letters from two associate professors or scholars with higher academic titles. There is no specified format for the recommendation letters and all letters must be signed by the referee ;

4) Study/Work experience (updated to application date);

5) Pre-admission notice (issued by the college applicants apply after passing the evaluation of applicants’ academic background by online interview);

6) A study or research plan written in Chinese or in English (no less than 1000 words);

7) Certification of Language: 

    English taught:English proficiency certificate (IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 90,or Master’s Programs offered in English);

    Chinese taught: Chinese proficiency certificate (HSK-4 certificate in valid period).

8) Form of Physical Examination Record for Foreigners(available at http://www.csc.edu.cn/uploads/forms/foreinphy.pdf);

9) One Photocopy of applicant’s passport (the date of expiration should be later than Oct, 2024);

10) Visa information (only required for students in China);

11) No criminal report ( issued by the public security department);

12) Please submit any published academic papers, patents, or other academic achievements (originals or copies)

*All documents should be written in Chinese or English

*Application materials and registration fee will not be returned to applicants

2024 China Agricultural University Admission to Graduate Programs

China Agricultural University

4.China Agricultural University Application Procedure

The deadline for submitting the Application, together with other application materials to Office of International Relations, China Agricultural University, is Feb. 28th, 2024 (Apply on http://apply.cau.edu.cn).

(1) Visit China Agricultural University application system: http://apply.cau.edu.cn/ to log in, fill in your personal information, choose the major and submit the materials required.The registration fee is RMB 400 yuan (not refundable);

(2) Complete the online application procedure at CGS Information Management System for International Students (Visit CSC application system: http://www.campuschina.org and click “Application Online” to log in), submit online the completed Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship. Submit the scanning copy of Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship with your signature to http://apply.cau.edu.cn;

(3) Please keep tracking your application status after submission.

5.China Agricultural University Application Deadline

The deadline for the 2024 application is Feb. 28th  2024. The university will process application after the deadline.

*If you apply the scholarship, the application deadline is the deadline of scholarship application deadline.

6.China Agricultural University Review and Examination

The admission committee will review the application materials and select applicants for further examinations and interviews which are requested by colleges/departments. The applicants will be informed one or two weeks before the examinations or interviews.

7.China Agricultural University Inquiry and Admission Notice

The applicants will be admitted after they pass the examinations or interviews. Admission Notice, Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW201/202 Form), and Form of Physical  Examination Record for Foreigners will be issued in early July each year. Prior to this, the applicants may check for admission status via on the website of Office of International Relations, CAU.

8. Visa Application and Admission Registration

The admitted applicants should bring their Passport, Admission Notice, Visa Application Form (JW201/202), and Original copy of Form of Physical Examination Record for Foreigners as well as other original documents of physical examination to the Embassy or Consulate of the People’s Republic of China, and apply for a student visa (X1 visa). In autumn every year, the students shall come to International Office, China Agricultural University with the documents for admission registration before the deadline indicated on the Admission Notice. The X1 visa holders must apply for a Residence Permit within 30 days after arrival in China.

9.China Agricultural University Cost (in CNY)

Application Fee (Non-refundable): CNY 400 Tuition Fee (Per Year):

Master’s Programs: CNY 26,000 Doctoral Programs: CNY 30,000 Insurance (Per Year): CNY 800

10. Contact Information

International Office , China Agricultural University

Address: Room 412 Main Building No.17 Qinghua Donglu, Haidian District, Beijing 100083 P.R. China

Tel: 0086-010-6273 7815

Fax: 0086-010-6273 7704

E-mail: [email protected]

2024 China Agricultural University Admission to Graduate Programs

China Agricultural University

 Note:All English taught program students are not required to provide Chinese language scores when applying and admission. But the sutdents should reach the International Chinese Language Level -3 upon graduation. The school will provide Chinese language courses during students’ learning period.


Attachment 1                            Majors of Enrollment







Agronomy and Biotechnology

作物栽培学与耕作学Crop Cultivation and Farming System   

3 Years

4 Years

作物遗传育种Crop Genetics and Breeding           

3 Years

4 Years

种子科学与技术Seed Science and Technology          

3 Years

4 Years

作物生理学Crop Physiology                     

3 Years

4 Years

植保学院Plant Protection

农业昆虫与害虫防治Agricultural Entomology and Pest Control

3 Years

4 Years

植物病理学Plant Pathology                      

3 Years

4 Years

植物检疫与农业生态健康Plant Quarantine and Agricultural Ecological Health                            

3 Years

4 Years



3 Years

4 Years


3 Years

4 Years

观赏园艺Ornamental Horticulture             

3 Years

4 Years


Food Science and Nutritional Engineering

食品科学与工程Food Science and Engineering        

3 Years

4 Years


Resources and Environmental Sciences

资源利用与植物保护Resource & Environmental Science and Plant Protection                      

3 Years


植物营养学Plant Nutrition


4 Years



农业工程Agricultural Engineering           

3 Years

4 Years


Economics and Management

农业经济与管理Agricultural Economics and Management

2 Years



Humanities and Development Studies

农村发展与管理Rural Development and Management Studies

2 Years


社会管理与社会政策Social Management and Social Policy

2 Years


发展研究Development Studies              


3 Years

全球学院International Development and       Global Agriculture

国际发展政策与治理International Development Policy and Governance                        

2 Years


公共管理Public Administration

(中国农业大学巴西圣保罗大学联合学院项目,仅招收巴西学生 Only for CAU-USP Joint college students)

2 Years


信息与电气工程学院Information and Electrical



农业电气化与自动化Agricultural Electrification and Automation

3 Years


4 Years

Attachment 2

Chinese Government Scholarship——Graduation Program

China Agricultural University (CAU) warmly welcome international students apply for Chinese Government Scholarship and study at CAU.

1. Categories of Applicants and Duration of Scholarships

-Master’s Degree Students: 2/3 academic years

-Doctoral Degree Students: 3/4 academic years

The instruction language could be either Chinese or English. (Please see Attachment 1 for available majors in English taught program). 

2.China Agricultural University Criteria and Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:

-be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China, and be in good health mentally and physically, abide by Chinese laws and regulations as well as campus rules and regulations, and respect Chinese customs.

• GPA above 3.0;

• Last diploma obtained from a institution with well academic reputation;

-Applicant has relatively strong academic background in the field he/she intends to apply;

-be a bachelor’s degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for master’s degree programs;

-be a master’s degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for doctoral degree programs;

-have a bachelor’s degree taught in English, or TOEFL (iBT) score of 90 points at least, or IELTS score at least 6.0.

1) Scholarship Coverage

This is a full scholarship which covers

-tuition waiver;



-medical insurance;

Note: International travel expenses: self-afforded.

If you want to know more detail of the scholarship, please visit the website at: http://www.campuschina.org/.

2) Application Procedure

Firstly, register and submit your online application at the CSC Online Application System for International Students at https://studyinchina.csc.edu.cn/#/register  and register to fill in and print the Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship after submitting it online. Please submit the form again if you made any changes on it. (Program Type: B, CAU Agency No.: 10019) 

Next, register and submit your online application at China Agricultural University Online Application System for International Students at http://apply.cau.edu.cn.

Applicants should apply and upload following required materials to both CSC and CAU application system before Feb 28th.

Applicants check the application process and the result through the account in CSC or CAU application system (Phone inquiries are not accepted).

You can check Application Documents for detailed checklist. 3) Application Materials (Please prepare as the list below. Electronic or fax copies are not accepted or returned. All the materials as well as application fee will not be returned.)

• Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship

• Two recommendation letters from either professors or associate professors, in Chinese or English

• Personal statements in English or Chinese (no less than 1000 words);

• Notarized highest diploma(degree certificate) and transcriptsthe original and copy of each one, issued directly by your school/university or public notary office with an official stamp. Prospective diploma recipients should submit an official pre-graduation certificate, transcript and on-school performance certificate issued by your current school, the pre-graduation certificate should prove not only your current student status, but also the expected degree certificate and graduation date. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English should attach notarized Chinese or English translations. (Bachelor Degree is required for Master programs and Master Degree is required for Doctoral programs).

*Applicants who have ever worked , need to submit the original working certificate.

• Valid English level certificate for English-medium program (e. g TOEFL or IELTS).

• A study or research plan written in Chinese or in English (no less than 1000 words)

• Study/Work experience (updated to application date)

• Scanned copy of valid ordinary passport (personal information page, validity of passport should be at least one year ).

• Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (available at http://www.campuschina.org/) (provided by Chinese quarantine authority. Applicants are expected to keep the original copies to apply entry to China) filled in English or Chinese. The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. The medical examination results will be valid for 6 months. All applicants are kindly requested to take this factor into consideration while determining the time to take the medical examination.

• Published academic papers or other academic achievements (if applicable);

• Acceptance letter from the professor of China Agricultural University (if available);

• No criminal report ( issued by the public security department).

• Visa information (only required for students in China).

3. China Agricultural University Admission and Enrollment

1) China Agricultural University (CAU) will organize professional experts to review materials of applicants, which will be reported to the Chinese Government Scholarships Council(CSC) for approval. CAU will send the Admission Notice and Visa Application Form (JW201) to successful applicants then.

2) Accepted Students must register on time according to CAU’s requirements. Those who are not on time with no reasons will be canceled of CSC Scholarship as well as admission of CAU.

3) Those who have unqualified Physical Examination or criminal evaluation will be canceled of CSC Scholarship as well as admission of CAU.

4) The Scholarship recipients shall not change their host university, major, field of study, or duration of study unless they give up the scholarship.

5) According to the regulations from CSC, scholarship students will take annual evaluation organized by the host University. Those who pass the evaluation could have the opportunity for next year’s scholarship.



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