University of Science and Technology of China
This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
Other names: China University of Science and Technology, USTC.
First degree/qualification: Bachelor's degree (4-5 years).
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Overall average of 80%.
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 4-5 year diploma from 1949-1966; 4-5 year bachelor's degree from 1978-present; master's degree following diploma programs from the Cultural Revolution-present.
Documents required: Official transcript and official degree certificate in Chinese and English; must have stamp/seal of school and signature of an authorized school official.
Description: Instituted in 1958; moved from Beijing to Hefei in 1969. Formerly a "national key school," now a "211 Project" school. The 211 Project is aimed at forming a series of high quality higher educational institutions. These schools generally have the most prestige, the best students and the most government funding. Usual admission requirements are completion of senior secondary school (12 years of education) and a national entrance examination.
Grading scales can vary by department or faculty; the above scale is the most common for this school.
Language of instruction: Chinese.
Master's: 2.5 years after bachelor's degree and entrance examination.
Doctorate/Ph.D.: 3 years after master's degree and entrance examination.