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- General Information

    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.


    Tuition Fee
    Master RMB 35,000 pre year
    RMB 70,000 in total (About $ 12,835)
    Accommodation Fee
    Songlinpo International House
    Double Room RMB 2,500
    Single Room RMB 4,500
    Xuelin Hotel
    Double Room RMB 2,500
    Single Room RMB 5,000
    NO.6 Lanyuan
    Double Room RMB 2,500
    Single Room RMB 4,500
    Other Fees
    Application Fee RMB 400
    Service Fee USD 50
    Living Expense RMB 2,000 to RMB 2,500
- How Much Scholarship Cover
Admission Only
- You Need Pay After Got Scholarship (RMB)
  • Tuition:  35,000 / Year
  • Accommodation: 750 to 1200 RMB per month
  • Living Expense: 600 to 3000 RMB per month
- Requirement
  1. Prospective students should have a non-Chinese passport and be in good health and under the age of 45.
  2. Prospective students must hold a recognized bachelor's degree or above, or equivalent.
  3. Minimum requirement is 550 or above for TOEFL, 75 for Internet-based TOEFL (ibt), or
  4. 6.0 or above for IELTS, or other certificate of English proficiency from an approved authority. Native English
  5. speakers are exempt from this requirement; other candidates whose university courses are taught in English will be
  6. considered case by case.
  7. Professional Backgrounds: Applicants with relevant professional experience or other qualifications deemed appropriciate to the programme applied for may also be considered.
- Application Documents

1. Application Form

Please upload your finished application form here.

2. Certification of no criminal record

3. Official certificate of employment

4. Letter of guarantee

The guardian should write out his/her name, nationality, occupation and address (if an organization acts as the guardian, reference to the organization should be made clear).

5. Personal Statement

Personal Statement with the applicant's signature, written in Chinese or in English.

6. Health certificate

Required during application. Photocopy of notarized foreigner physical examination record (for durations of study over 6 months)

7. Study plan

Including study purpose, research interest and research plan in brief.

8. Two letters of recommendation

From professor or associate professor or equivalents

9. Bachelor's degree diploma

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

10. Undergraduate school transcript

11. Passport photo

A recent passport-sized photo of the applicant

12. Photocopy of valid passport

With name, passport number & expiration date, and photo included

  • Step 1: Click "Apply Now" button below and pay scholarship service fee.

  • Step 2: Wait for the payment confirmation, then provide documents guidance. (including the application form)

  • Step 3: Submit documents and wait for result and admission documents (including admission letter, visa letter)
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