Study at Southwest University
Master’s Degree Programs

Reasons for Choosing SWU

►A national key comprehensive university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China.

►One of the “211 project” universities (top 100 universities in the 21th century gaining preferential support in the construction and development from the Central Government of China).

►Strong discipline profile: 12 disciplinary categories, 100 PhD degree programs of the first class disciplines, 44 master’s degree programs of the first class disciplines, 107 bachelor’s degree programs.

►Strong faculty profile: over 2800 full time teachers, nearly 1700 professors and associate professors (including research fellows), over 300 PhD supervisors, over 1300 master’s degree tutors.

►Less expenses: Studying at SWU Chongqing costs you much less because the consumption level in Chongqing is comparatively much lower than in most other cities in China, and the tuition fee at SWU is comparatively lower than that at many other universities in China.

►Delicious food: Chongqing cuisine is popular with people from all over the world for its beautiful outlook, fragrant smell, and good taste.

►Ideal studying environment: National famous garden-style campus located near Jialing River and Jinyun Mountain.

Study Duration: 2-3 years

Applicant Eligibility

►Non-Chinese citizen in good health

►High school graduate or above 

► Under the age of 35

English-taught program list (Click here) 

Application Documents

1. Application Form for Southwest University.

2. Photocopy of the applicant’s passport.

3. A passport-style photo taken within 6 months.

4. Photocopies of the highest diploma, graduation certificate or diploma certificate attained. University students or employed applicants should provide proof of study or employment. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must have notarized translations in Chinese or English.

5. Transcripts of previous academic record. Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.

6. Physical Examination Record for Foreigners (Please keep the original copy for visa application).

7. Language proficiency certificates: Photocopy of HSK or HSKK certificate or other certificates of Chinese proficiency.

8. A study or research plan (study plan for undergraduate study, and research plan for graduate and phd programs).

9. Published academic papers or other academic achievements (original or photocopy, if any). 


1. Please prepare all materials in JPEG or PDF format.

2. For music or fine arts applicants, please submit two works via CD.

3. For English-taught program applicants, please submit complete materials in English and provide certificates of English proficiency like IELTS/net-based TOFEL. 

Application Procedure

1. Log onto and register at

2. Download the Foreigner Physical Examination Form at the official website of international college (, complete it and take physical examination at a local public hospital. All sections must be completed and the form must include one certificate photo with a seal or stamp that covering the margin of the photo, the signature of the physician and the official stamp of the medical service. The record is valid for 6 months.

3. Log onto the website and enter the information and upload the documents as requested.

4. Confirm all information and submit.

5. Transfer application fee (500 yuan) upon the conditional offer. 

Application Deadline

June 15th  (from March 1st) every year 

Accommodation Information

►Double-bed room: 9000 yuan/year

►Single-bed room: 12000 yuan/year

►Four-bed room: 6000 yuan/year

Note: International students can rent room on/off the campus with the help of International College. 

Application fee500 yuan 


Liberal Arts: 26000 yuan/year

Science: 28000 yuan/year

Arts: 30000 yuan/year

Medical Insurance: 800 yuan/year 

Bank Account Information

Name of the account: Southwest University 

Name of the bank: Bank of China, Chongqing Beibei branch  

Bank account number: 0000 1102 0510 3057

Bank code: BKCHCNBJ59A

Address of the bank: Beibei District, Chongqing, P. R. China

Zip Code: 400700 

Contact Information

International Students Admission Office, Southwest University

Address: No. 2 Tiansheng Road, Beibei District Chongqing, P. R. China 

Zip Code: 400715

Tel: +86-23-68366001