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 10 , 2023
Duration: 3 Years
Teaching Language: English
Tuition Fees: RMB 24,000 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.
Jul 30 , 2023
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 54 (Check Policy)
Program Description

1. Discipline/Profession Profile

Editor Notes: Biology focuses on the studies of important genes, protein functions, interactions between plant and pathogens, secondary metabolism and its regulation, and evaluation and application of gerplasm and ecology.

In 1982, the Biology Department of Zhejiang Normal University was founded. Cultivation of master graduate students was started from 2000 in ecology and plant science. In 2011, biology discipline master's  degree-awarding authority was approved.

There are 64 faculty members, including 15 Professors, including one member of the National Thousand Talents Program, one member of Hundred Talents Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Based on the Top Discipline Biology of  Zhejiang Province, the Biology Master Program of Zhejiang Normal  University focuses on the studies of important genes, protein functions,  interactions between plant and pathogens, secondary metabolism and its regulation, and evaluation and application of gerplasm and ecology. State-of-the-art facilities, including Confocal Microscopy,  HPLC, Illuminating imaging system, UV spectrophotometer, fluorometer, gel imaging system, SDS-PAGE and electrophoresis transfer system, ELISA  Reader, 2-D electrophoresis apparatus, quantitative thermo cyclers, and  fermentors, are available for this program.

2. Goals

Editor Notes: This program can help students master the following abilities, but not limited to these abilities.

1.  Nurture students' abilities in creativity; Cultivate students with spirit of exploration and scientific ethics; Help them to be able to flexibly apply scientific methodologies and logical thinking in their research.

2. Nurture students' ability in systemically acquiring basic knowledge in modern agricultural biotechnology; Help them:

To be familiar with current status and future trends in their own research fields;

To master the modern techniques and skills required for their research;

To possess the ability in logical reasoning and in scientific management;

To acquire the ability in reading, writing and presenting; and

To possess the ability to teach or pursue research independently in related fields.

3. Training Mode and Teaching Mode

Editor Notes: This program includes 5 parts, namely courses, professional practice, academic activities, research and dissertation defense.

1. Courses: The 1 through 3 semesters are course-study stage. Required by the BMBP training program, students should actively attend the corresponding courses and minimum of 32 credits are required for a master's degree thesis/oral defense.

2. Professional practice: The graduate students, combined with the features of this major, should actively take part in various social practices to enhance their understanding of the society and better service for the society.

3. Academic activities: To broaden the academic vision, the graduate students should participate in related academic conferences or seminars no less than 10 times.

4. Research:  Before the end of the third semester, the graduate students shall have a preliminary proposal defense, submit a dissertation work plan, and start conducting their research. The proposal should include the source  of the selected topic, rationales, significance, research contents, research materials and methods.

5. Dissertation defense: The graduate students must submit the final version of dissertation three months before the end of the graduation semester. The students have to finish the dissertation defense one month before the end of the graduation semester.

4. Research Directions

Editor Notes: There are 4 research fields for students to choose to study.

Field 1: Identification, characterizations and applications of important functional genes:

Characterization  of plant gene functions using modern molecular approaches aiming to lay  a solid foundation for improving crop yields, qualities, and better  resistance to both biotic and abiotic stresses. The main contents are:

1. Mutant screening and molecular mechanism of stress resistance;

2. Functional characterization of genes involved in growth and development;

3. Dissection of components in different signaling transduction pathways;

4. Elucidation of developmental regulation of traits related to yield and quality.

Field 2: Protein function studies and interactions between different organisms: The main goals are to reveal the roles of functional proteins in metabolism and interactions between cells and pathogens. The main contents are:

1. Understanding of the molecular basis of plant-pathogen interactions;

2. Elucidation of molecular enzymology of N and S metabolism;

3. Unraveling of functions and structures of important proteins.

Field 3: Secondary metabolism and its regulation at molecular level: Exploitation  and development of industrial bacterial strains; Biosynthesis and mode  of action of bioactive secondary metabolites. The main contents are:

1. Screening and application of microorganism strains producing special bioactive metabolites;

2. Extraction and separation of bioactive molecules from microorganisms.

Field 4: Germplasm of plants, animals and microorganisms and ecology

Evaluation of different gerplasm, breeding or constructing highly productive and efficient gerplasm for industry and agriculture, molecular and evolutionary mechanisms, environmental ecology. The main contents are:

1. Collection, evaluation and breeding of gerplasm;

2. Species identification, and protection of rare and endangered biology resources;

3. Ecology including applied ecology, behavior ecology and population ecology from molecular to macro level, from theoretical to applied research.

5. Research Ability and Level

Editor Notes: After learning this program, students can read scientific literature independently, be able to conduct inductive logic for the problems and be able to carry on research design and thinking independently.

1. Be able to read scientific literature independently, and can summarize literature for the related issues.

2. Be able to conduct inductive logic for the problems generated in the process of summarizing literature, and then have a further improvement.

3. Be able to carry on research design and thinking independently, should have a basic ability of investigating methods and problems, should be also able to propose some relatively mature views and ideas.

6. Degree Thesis and Degree Conferment

Editor Notes: Every graduate will be granted master's degree, provided that either he/she published one paper in the open academic journals or all of thesis blind review scores of no less than 80.

1. The degree thesis topic has big theoretical value and actual application prospect, correct and full argument, scientific method, novel viewpoint, original opinion, strict logicality, complete structure and appropriate content.

2. The whole degree thesis should accurately summarized thesis topics (research direction) involved the necessary basic theory, latest results and dynamic research state. The main content and main viewpoints can reflect the latest research results and innovation in this field, and reflect the actual level of postgraduates to discover problems, analyze and solve problems.

3. Graduates, who pass oral defense by all of the committee members, will be granted master's degree, provided that either he/she published one paper(as the first author, or second author provided that the first author is the tutor) in the open academic journals or all of thesis blind review scores of no less than 80.

7. The Curriculum of Full-Time Master of the First-Level Discipline of Zhejiang Normal University

Editor Notes: Students can know about the details of curriculum of this program from the following table.

8. Introduction of Zhejiang Normal University

Editor Notes: ZJNU is one of the top 100 universities inChina. Chemistry, Physics and Engineering are the three top 1% disciplines in the world according to the ESI (Essential Science Index) global ranking.

Founded in 1956, Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU) covers two campuses in Zhangjiang province. The main one is located in one of the four metropolitan areas in Zhejiang Province—Jinhua—Yiwu Metropolitan area. Jinhua enjoys very convenient transportation with 40 minutes to Hangzhou and 100 minutes to Shanghai by the high-speed rail. The branch campus is in Hangzhou, the capital of the province. Its green and beautiful campus furnishes an ideal place for living, study and work. Learn More>>

9. Campus Life 

Editor Notes: Colorful extracurricular activities are held in ZJNU every year.

 Renju Chess Experience Activity

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Chocolate Making Activity

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Entry Requirements

1. Applicant should be aged between 18 and 35 (born after September 1, 1986);

2. Applicant should be non-Chinese citizens with a valid regular foreign passport;

*Residents of Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan who have emigrated to a foreign country and who are now applying to study in China as international students must have held a valid foreign passport for at least 4 years, and must have actually resided in a foreign country for at least 2 years in the past 4 years (as of April 30, 2021). (9 months of residence in a foreign country may count as a full year. The dates of the entry and exit stamps in the passport will be followed in the determination of the actual length of foreign residence).

3. Applicant should hold a bachelor degree with a satisfactory academic record;

4. Language requirement:

(1). Applicants who apply for English taught programs should have a TOEFL score above 80 or IELTS score above 5.5;

5. Applicant should have no criminal record and no drug addiction history;

6. Applicants should be in good health and have no serious infectious diseases.

Fee Structure

Tuition Fee
Master RMB 24,000 pre year
RMB 72,000 in total (About $ 14,694)
Accommodation Fee
Qiming International Students Dormitory
Double Room RMB 2,250  (More Details)
Single Room RMB 4,500  (More Details)
International Exchange Center Dormitory
Double Room RMB 2,250  (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 54 (Check Policy)
Living Expense RMB 1,600 to RMB 2,050

Application Materials

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

*1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

You can download a template or sample from here.

*2. Registration photo

2-inch recent colored photo.

*3. Copy of passport

Provide the personal information page and the passport should remain valid at least on Oct 31, 2020.

4. Cope of visa

Only for applicants in China now.

*5. Police Certificate

*6. English language proficiency certificate only for students whose native language is not English

*7. Copy of your notarized bachelor degree certificate

Prospective students must submit official proof of student status by their current school. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations. Please take the original copy of your current highest diploma with you for registration.

*8. Copy of your bachelor degree’s academic transcripts

Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.

*9. Two recommendation letters

Written in English or Chinese from professor or associate professor or equivalents including professors' contact no, email address and handwritten signature.

*10. Physical examination record for foreigner

Complete it in Chinese or English, The physical 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. Please select the appropriate time to take physical examination as the result is valid for only 6 months.

You can download a template or sample from here.

*11. Study plan

(1). no less than 1000 words, applicants who apply for English taught program should write the plan in English, applicants who apply for Chinese taught program should write in Chines.
(2). If applicants apply for more than 2 programs, the applicant should submit study plans for each program.

*12. Certificate of Your Mother's Nationality(ID card or passport)

*13. Certificate of Your Father's Nationality(ID card or passport)

14. Transfer letter

Applicants are already studying in other universities in China should submit.

15. Other supporting documents

Paper published, volunteering ertificates etc. if any.

*16. Bank Statement

To prove that the applicant has sufficient funds to cover his or her tuition, accommodation, living expenses and international travels during his or her study in China. Only applicant himself/herself or his/her family can act as a financial sponsor.

17. 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.

*18. A statement of no drug addiction history

You can download a template or sample from here.

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