Chongqing University
Basic Information
Degree: Master
Starting Date:
Please be subject to the starting date on admission letter you got, since the starting date may change.
Sep 3 , 2024
Duration: 3 Years
Teaching Language: Chinese
Tuition Fees: RMB 23,000 per Year
Application Deadline:
The deadline means the date of Beijing time. You are suggested to submit your application 3 or 5 days before the actual deadline so that you can have time for necessary changes on documents.
Jun 10 , 2024
Application Fee:
The application fee charged by the university, CUCAS only collect on their behalf.
USD 82 (Check Policy)
Service Fee:
For the service CUCAS provide to you. If you get a scholarship while applying as a self-financed applicant, you need to pay another scholarship service fee of 200 USD.
USD 200 (Check Policy)
Program Highlights
  • The program addresses professional, social and practical aspects of urban design discipline and offers various courses for students.The program combines theoretical study and practical design training with great adaptability.
  • The program provides a broad range of basic and practical knowledge in urban design as well as the frontier subjects.
  • Full-time students may be granted degree in 2 years upon satisfying the relevant degree awarding requirements .
Program Description

Teaching Objective

The program aims to help students understand history and theory of architecture, urban design theory and methodology, building technology, and landscape architecture. It creats an opportunity for the students with background in architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture to pursue advanced study, expand their knowledge range and improve their synthetic capability.

◆Provide comprehensive professional knowledge in urban design. Students will learn project analysis, presentation and design ability in order to promote creative thinking and capability.

◆Provide new theories, technology and methodology in architecture and landscape architecture. Students will understand the development in architectural and landscape design.

◆Provide social and economic knowledge relevant to urban design. Students will be able to adapt to the society and improve the competiveness in employment.

Laboratories and Internship Base

The school provides good laboratory facilities for research and education. It has a key laboratory of the Ministry of Education “Mountainous Area Town Construction and New Technology”, and a Chongqing Higher Educational Institutions Laboratory Demonstration Centre constituted of Building Physics Laboratory, CAD Laboratory, GIS Laboratory, Architectural Model Laboratory, Building Construction Laboratory, and Design Art Laboratory. The school also provides chances for internship practice at theAcademy of Urban Planning and Design of Chongqing University and the Institute of Architectural Design of Chongqing University.

Courses Introduction ( Note: Courses with “*” are compulsory)

Course Name


Course Name


Design (A)*


Urban Sociology


Design (B)*


Techniques of Urban Design


History and Theory of Architecture


Urban Development


Theories of Contemporary Architecture


Criticism on Chinese Architecture


Human Settlement in Hilly Areas


Chinese Gardening


Theories of Urban Design*


Fengshui Theory for Chinese Cities


New Building Technology


Thematic Lectures


Landscape Ecology


Chinese Language*


Cultural Heritage Conservation Theories


Chinese Culture*


Degree Awarding Requirements

Students must meet the following 2 requirements to obtain the MSc/MEng degree in architecture:

◆Pass at least 8 courses and obtain no less than 24 credits;

◆Finish a graduation thesis and pass the thesis defence presentation.

Entry Requirements

1. Non-Chinese citizen with valid passport.

2. In good physical and mental health; in excellent academic standing and with good conduct; abide by the laws and decrees of China and comply with rules and regulations of Chongqing University.

3. Education & Age Requirements:

1) Self-support: Masters degree applicants shall be a bachelors degree holder, under 40 years old;

4. Not be recipients of any other scholarships at the same time.

5. Applicants for Chinese-taught programs need to provide score report of HSK level 5 (≥180) or other Chinese language proficiency proof. Some programs require HSK 6 or above, see the program list for details.

6. With relevant background in architecture, urban and rural planning, and landscape architecture.


Fee Structure

Tuition Fee
Master RMB 23,000 pre year
RMB 69,000 in total (About $ 14,082)
Accommodation Fee
Songlinpo International Apartment
Double Room RMB 2,500  (More Details)
Single Room RMB 4,500  (More Details)
Xuelin Hotel
Double Room RMB 2,500  (More Details)
Single Room RMB 5,000  (More Details)
Lanyuan No.6 International Students Dormitory
Double Room RMB 2,500  (More Details)
Single Room RMB 4,500  (More Details)
Other Fees
Application Fee:
The application fee charged by the university, CUCAS only collect on their behalf.
RMB 400
Service Fee:
For the service CUCAS provide to you. If you get a scholarship while applying as a self-financed applicant, you need to pay another scholarship service fee of 200 USD.
USD 200 (Check Policy)
Living Expense RMB 2,000 to RMB 2,500

Application Materials

"*" means necessary documents that you must provide in your application.

*1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

*2. Certificate of Non-criminal record

Applicants who are currently studying or working in an institution could submit a Certificate of Good Conduct issued by the institution as a replacement.

*3. Financial statement or bank statement

The available balance should be no less than RMB40, 000.

*4. Study plan or research proposal

No less than 800 words, stating your basic personal information, hobbies and expertise, study motivation, past academic background and a study plan or research proposal in Chongqing University.

*5. Curriculum Vitae

The applicants shall submit curriculum vitae introducing your personal information, education background, work experience, research work, publications, honors, and other information, which could facilitate your application.

6. Chongqing University Provisional Acceptance for International Student (if available).

You can download a template or sample from here.

*7. Physical Examination Form

The form shall be filled by the physicianin Chinese or English. The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the 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. Attachments of examination results (Blood report, Electrocardiograph and Chest X-ray)shall also be uploaded. Please carefully plan your physical examination schedule as the result is valid for only 6 months.

You can download a template or sample from here.

8. Study or Work certificate

For applicants who are currently studying or working in an institution, a Certificate of Enrollment or Employment issued by the institution is required.

9. Other Attachments

For Arts programs, applicants must have related academic background and are required to submit the portfolio (such as paintings, story scripts, short movies, etc.).

*10. Certificate of HSK

*11. Personal information page of passport

The passport shall have a minimum validity of one year. For applicants who are already in China, a photocopy of Visa or Residence Permit with entry customs stamps should be provided as well.

12. Passport photo

A recent passport-sized photo of the applicant

*13. Highest degree’s official transcripts

Transcript in languages other than Chinese or English should be translated into Chinese or English and be certified by notarization.

*14. Notarized Highest Degree Certificate

Master’s degree applicants shall submit bachelor’s graduation certificate and degree diploma.Prospective diploma recipients shall submit a pre-graduation certificate issued by the university, and bring the official degree diploma for registration if admitted.

*15. Two academic recommendation letters

Two academic recommendation letters in English or Chinese from professors or associate professors with their signatures and contact information, introducing the academic or research background of the applicant.

16. Supporting Documents: Certificate of Good Conduct

Provided by your current/previous school/company in Chinese/English to improve your success rate.

You can download a template or sample from here.

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