Visiting Students and Exchange Students Program




·2. Entry Requirements

·3. Field of Study

·4. Application Documents

·5. Application Procedure

·6. Scholarship

·7. Application Schedule

·8. Visa Application and 

Admission Registration

Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Science (hereinafter referred to as “SIAT”) offers the visiting student program and exchange student program to international students. International students who would like to undertake research work at SIAT as a visiting student or exchange student may apply to Graduate Students Office. It is recommended that before submitting applications, the applicant should get in touch with his/her prospective supervisor at SIAT and discuss the research plan with the supervisor. International students who are recommended by our partner institutions may apply for the exchange student program, otherwise they should apply for the visiting student program.

The duration of the visiting student program and the exchange student program ranges from 3 months to 2 years. Upon successful completion, a non-degree certificate of advanced study will be awarded to the visiting or exchange student.

All the programs are offered in English.           

 2. Entry Requirements                                  Back To Top

Applicants to the visiting student program or exchange student program should:
have obtain a bachelor’s degree or higher from a recognized institution or obtained an equivalent qualification; and
· satisfy SIAT's requirements on physical fitness for pursuing the postgraduate program.

Language Requirements:
Students enrolled at SIAT can choose to take all courses and conduct research activities in English only, or in Chinese (Mandarin). Knowledge of the Chinese language is not required. Applications with TOEFL or IELTS records (within two years from the examination date) are preferred. 

3. Field of Study                                     Back To Top

There is no constraint on the field of study for the visiting student or exchange student program. 
4. Application Documents                              Back To Top 

1.The completed application form for Admission of International Students (please download from The photo adhered on the application form must be identical with that on the passport.

2. A certified or notarized copy of the degree certificate, a certified or notarized copy of the academic transcript, and an officially sealed original copy of the academic transcript. Notarized translations to English or to Chinese of the degree certificate and the academic transcript are also required, if they are in a language other than English and Chinese.

3. Copy of the page with personal information in the passport.

None of the above application documents will be returned.

5. Application Procedure                                 Back To Top 

Step 1: Online application
All the applicants are required to submit their prepared materials listed above 1 in electronic format to, with a formatted title of “Name+Country+Program Code +Supervisor”. (e.g.”John+ Thailand+ 0300+ Prof. XYZ ”). Note that the codes of the visiting student program and exchange studentprogram are 0300 and 0400 respectively.

Step 2:Submission of Application Documents
The applicants are required to submit the original application documents listed above 1-3 to Graduated Students Office, SIAT, by express mail.

Step 3: Review and Interview
The admission committee of SIAT will evaluate the application documents and shortlist applicants for further examination or interview. The shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Step 4: Admission
SIAT will admit applicants who pass examination or interview, and are approved by International Student Admission Committee. Admission Notice, Visa Application Form for Study in China, and Form of Physical Examination Record for Foreigners will be issued.

6. Scholarship                                      Back To Top 

SIAT will provide a certain amount of scholarship to the qualified admitted to cover their living expenses.

Unit: RMB Yuan/Month


PhD Candidate


Master Candidate




The applicants may also apply for quarterly bonus scholarship with the recommendations from their supervisor for their excellent research work. But the number of the recommended applicants is limited.
7. Application Schedule                                   Back To Top 

Applications for the program can be made throughout the year. The date of admission will be set by mutual agreement between the applicant and SIAT.

8. Visa Application and Admission Registration                   Back To Top 

The admitted students should bring their Passport, Admission Notice, Visa Application Form for Foreigners, the Form of Physical Examination Record for Foreigners and Blood Test Record to the Embassy or Consulate of the People’s Republic of China and apply for a student visa. The students shall come to Graduate Students Office for admission registration before the deadline indicated on the Admission Notice. The X visa holders must apply for a Residence Permit within 30 days after arriving in China. Compatriots from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan should have valid entry permits.


Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology Address:1068 Xueyuan Avenue, Shenzhen University Town,
Shenzhen, P.R.China