Study at Southwest University
SWU Programs for Self-financed General Visiting Scholars

SWU Programs for Self-financed General Visiting Scholars


Reasons for Choosing to Study at 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, covering 55 first class disciplines, 3 national key disciplines, 37 provincial or ministry key disciplines, 22 post-doctoral research stations, 19 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 1600 professors and associate professors (including research fellows),  nearly 300 PhD supervisors, over 1200 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

Programs Offered for General Visiting Scholars

Chinese Philosophy

Foreign Philosophy



Religious Studies

Science and Technology Philology

Political Theory

Chinese and Foreign Political Systems

International Politics

Administrative Management

Public policy

Civil and Commercial Law

Political Economics

National Economics

Regional Economics


Industrial Economics


Business Management

Tourism Management

Management of Agricultural Economy

Land Resource Management


Public Relations

Applied Psychology

Educational Principles

Curriculum and Pedagogy

History of Education

Comparative Education

Preschool Education

Tertiary Education

Vocational and Technical Education

Special Pedagogy

Theories of Educational Law

Developmental and Educational Psychology

Educational Business and Administration

Elementary pedagogy

Adult Education

the Development of Young Children’s  Organization and Ideology

Educational Technology

Minority Education

Basic Psychology

Sports Humanistic Sociology

Sports Human Science

Physical Education

Science of Ethnic Traditional Sports


Theory of Literature and Arts

Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

Chinese Philology

Science of Chinese Ancient Documents

Chinese Classical Literature

Chinese Modern and Contemporary Literature

Language and Literature of Chinese Minorities

Comparative and World Literature

Movie Studies

Studies of Fine Arts


Communication Science

English Language and Literature

Russian Language and Literature

Japanese Language and Literature

Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics


Artistic Theory


Chinese Minorities History

Chinese History

World History

Basic Mathematics

Calculating Mathematics

Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics

Applied Mathematics

Operational Research and Cybernetics

Mathematics Education


Theoretical Physics

Condensed Matter Physics


Signal and Information Processing

Inorganic Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Polymeric Chemistry and Physics

Environmental Science

Applied Chemistry

Pharmaceutical Analysis




Developmental Biology

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Microorganism and Biochemical Pharmacy

Physical Geography

Human Geography

Cartology and Geographical Information System

Quaternary Geology

Material Chemistry and Physics

Material Science

Environmental Engineering

Environment Planning and Management

Soil Science

Plant Nutriology

Agricultural environment protection

Land Resource Science

Forest Cultivation

Water and Soil Conservation and Dissertation Prevention

Computer Systematic Structure

Computer Software and Theories

Applied Computer Skills

Computer Controlling Technology

Software Engineering

Library Science


Mechanization of Farming

Agricultural Water and Soil Engineering

Agro-Biological Environment and Energy Engineering

Agricultural Electrification and Automation

Civil and Architectural environment

Electrical and Mechanical Systems Engineering

Fiber Materials and Engineering

Design Theory

Science of Tea

Food Science

Engineering of Crop, Fat and Plant Protein

Processing and Storage of Farm Product

Processing and Storage of Aquatic Products

Food packaging engineering

Cell Biology

Landscape Plants and Ornamental Horticulture

Science of Fruit Trees

Science of Vegetables

Crop Genetics and Breeding

Ornamental Horticulture

Crop Cultivation and Geoponics

Traditional Chinese Pharmacology

Plant Pathology

Agricultural Pest Control

Pesticide Science




Animal Hereditary Breeding and Reproduction

Animal Nutriology and Feedstuff Science

Basic Veterinary Medicine

Preventive Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Veterinary Medicine


Lawn Science


Special Economic Animal Breeding


Special Economic Animal Science

Clean Energy Science

Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages


Study Durationone semester or more

Applicant Eligibility

►Non-Chinese citizen in good health over 18.

►Bachelor’s degree holders or undergraduates.

►HSK 4 with the score of or above 180.

Note: Applicants who fail to meet the requirement about Chinese proficiency should take one year Chinese course before the visiting program begins.

Documents Required

►Application Form to Southwest University (in duplicate, including one photocopy).

►Photocopies of bachelor’s degree diploma and transcript or undergraduate academic transcript. Such documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized copies in Chinese or English (in duplicate, including one photocopy).

►Photocopy of HSK certificate or other certificates of Chinese proficiency.

►Two recommendation letters from professors or associate professors with their signatures.

►Study and research plan in English or Chinese (not less than 800 words).

►CD of works. Applicants for music studies are requested to submit a CD of their own works; applicants for fine arts are requested to submit a CD of their own works (including two sketches, two color paintings and two other works).

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

►Two recent photos (white background, in passport size). Please write down the applicant’s name and major at the back of the photo.

►Photocopy of the applicant’s passport.

►Two photocopies of Physical Examination Record for Foreigner (Applicants keep the original form for study visa application).

Application & Recruitment Procedures

Online Application and Admission Procedures:

►Log onto the website of SWU online application for international students ( Complete steps including online name registration, password setting, and verification code input, etc.;

►Click “Download” on the website of SWU online application for international students (, and download “Application Form Southwest University” and “Physical Examination Form for Foreigner”;

►Fill in “Application Form to Southwest University”. Take physical exam at local public hospital as requested. Applicants should follow exam items to take physical examination. Please note that any physical exam form with missing items or without photograph, official seal of the hospital or signature of the doctor will be considered as invalid document. Since the result of the physical exam is valid for six months, please arrange the examination time accordingly to make sure the result is good for application;

►Log into the website (, then fill in/select certain information, and upload required application documents;

►Confirm information filled in/selected and documents uploaded, and click “Submit”;

►Southwest University evaluates the application materials and decides on the enrollment name list;

►Southwest University announces the name list of the successful applicants on the website of, and notifies them by emails;

►Applicants admitted remit application fee CNY 400 to Southwest University bank account;

►“Admission Notice” and “Visa Application for Study in China” (JW202 form) are to be mailed to applicants admitted by the end of June every year.

Traditional Application and Admission Procedures:

►Applicants need to either download the “Application Form to Southwest University” and “Foreigner Physical Examination Form” from the download center of the website, or contact the International Students Admission Office of SWU for such documents;

►Fill in the Application Form to Southwest University and do physical examination at the local public hospital as requested. The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Physical Examination Record for Foreigner. 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 as they plan to take the medical examination.

►Prepare the other application documents requested and send the full package of application documents to the International Students Admission Office, Southwest University.

►Southwest University evaluates application documents and decides on the enrollment name list.

►Southwest University announces the name list of the successful applicants on the website of, notifies them by emails.

►Applicants admitted remit application fee CNY 400 to Southwest University bank account.

►“Admission Notice” and “Visa Application for Study in China” (JW202 form) are to be mailed to applicants admitted by the end of June every year.

Note: The application documents will NOT be returned regardless of the result of application.

Application Date Window

►Beginning date for application: January 1 every year.

►Application deadline: Before June 15 every year, applicants must either complete the online application or mail all the application documents to the International Students Admission Office of Southwest University (date is subject to the local mail stamp chop in terms of airmail).

Accommodation Information

►Double-bed room at international students’ dormitory on campus (shared by two): CNY 5000/semester/person, CNY 9000/year/person.

►Single-bed room at international students’ dormitory on campus: CNY 7000/ semester, CNY 12000/year.

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

Fees (CNY)

Liberal Arts: 22000 yuan/year

Science: 24000 yuan/year

Arts: 26000 yuan/year

(English-taught programs require an additional 4000 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

Add: No. 2, Tiansheng Road, Beibei District, Chongqing 400715, P. R. China

Tel: +86-23-68367823, +86-23-6836-6002

Fax: +86-23-68253497, +86-23-68367823