Graduate Admissions Guidelines

Wenzhou-Kean University

Graduate Admissions Guidelines 2021

Wenzhou-Kean University

Wenzhou-Kean University (www.wku.edu.cn) (hereafter WKU) is a Chinese-American jointly established higher education institution with independent legal person status. On March 31, 2014, the Ministry of Education of China approved the establishment of Wenzhou-Kean University. In July 2014, the establishment of Wenzhou-Kean University was listed as one of the achievements of the Fifth Round of China-U.S. High-level Cultural Exchanges, which is Zhejiang Province’s only educational project on the list. In June 2018, the Chinese Ministry of Education and Zhejiang Province listed WKU as one of the exemplary China-foreign cooperative universities, supporting it to become “an internationalized and world-class university”. In November 2019, WKU was approved to offer master’s and doctoral programs.

Wenzhou-Kean University is dedicated to the mission of “providing students with different ways of development” by introducing educational resources, philosophy and academic system from a world-class university in the U.S.. Being well-knit with the actual conditions of China and the needs in developing regional economy and cultures, the University strives for excellence in building an international university with a world-class education.

The campus of Wenzhou-Kean University is located in a beautiful township called Li’ao in Wenzhou – one of the renowned hometowns of overseas Chinese. Covering an area of 494 acres in land planning, the University currently have about 2,800 on-campus students.

Kean University

Founded in 1855, Kean University was the first public post-secondary institution in New Jersey. In recent years, Kean University has developed campuses in Union, Ocean County, and Skylands. Its main campus in Union is only about 32 kilometers away from the New York City.

Kean University has received numerous honors and awards. In 2019, the University was recognized by Money.com as one of the Best Colleges, ranked by value; was ranked among the Top Performer on Social Mobility by the U.S. News & World Report in 2020, and one of the Best Online Colleges in New Jersey in 2020 by SR Education Group.

Kean University is the best and largest university in training teachers in the State of New Jersey, and this is why New Jersey’s K-12 education is among the best in the U.S.. In recent years, Kean University has grown into a comprehensive and global institution of higher education, serving a diverse population of more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students, with its campus area covering 247 acres. The University offers more than 50 undergraduate programs and more than 60 options for graduate study, with biology, business and management, architecture, computer science and education programs as its featured programs. Kean University is accredited to confer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Advantages of WKU Graduate Programs

  1. WKU confers master’s and doctoral degrees of Kean University, and the degrees can be accredited by the Ministry of Education of China.
  2. WKU conducts application-based admissions procedures.
  3. WKU offers graduate programs with flexible instructional model and study length.
  4. The course schedule of the graduate programs at WKU is highly flexible; part-time students can take courses at nights of workdays and/or at the weekends.
  5. WKU recruits faculty and builds research/teaching teams with high academic standards from worldwide.
  6. WKU graduate programs adopt the curriculums from Kean University; the English teaching environment and the internationalized learning atmosphere help cultivate students with global vision, knowledge of international rules and conventions, creativity and global competitiveness.
  7. WKU offers substantial amount of graduate scholarships and assistantships to qualified applicants.

List of Graduate Programs (2021 Fall)

Graduate Programs  Types Study Length Tuition
Doctor of Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) Full-time

Part-time

3.5-6 years Approximately 250,000-450,000 RMB for the entire program (will be charged according to the actual credits)
Biotechnology Science (M.S.) Full-time 2 years 110,000 RMB for the entire program
Instruction and Curriculum (M.A.) Full-time

Part-time

1.5-2 years 110,000 RMB for the entire program
Architecture (M.Arch.) Full-time

Part-time

2-3 years 160,000 RMB for the entire program
Computer Information Systems (M.S.) Full-time 1.5 years 110,000 RMB for the entire program
Global Management (M.B.A.) Full-time

Part-time

2 years 180,000 RMB for the entire program

*For admission requirements of each graduate program, please refer to the specific program page.

*Acceptance letters will be sent to qualified candidates upon the decisions made by the Graduate Admissions Committee of each program.

*Additional tuition will be charged for pre-requisite courses if required upon acceptance.

How to Apply

Step 1: Fill out the Graduate Program Applicant Pre-registration form (please click) to request the Kean University Online Application entry link and other relevant information.

Step 2: Receive the reply email from the University.

Step 3: Complete and submit the application via the Kean University Online Application System.

For more information regarding graduate application, please refer to the following links:

1)    Graduate Application Instructions

https://www.kean.edu/offices/admissions/graduate/graduate-application-instructions/graduate-application-instructions

2)    Graduate International Applicants

https://www.kean.edu/offices/admissions/international-applicants

*The Graduate International Applicants section is at the bottom of the page.

English Proficiency Requirements

Regardless of U.S. residency status, an English proficiency examination is required of all students who have a bachelor’s degree from an institution outside the U.S. in a country where English is not the principal language. Kean University references the CIA’s World Fact Book as the authority of a country’s principal language.

Score reports must be from tests taken within the past two years and submitted directly to us from the testing service.

Kean University accepts the following standardized tests to determine the English proficiency of its applicants:

  1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Minimum Score: Internet-based: 79; Paper-based: 550

  1. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Minimum Score: 6.5

  1. Duolingo English Test

Minimum Score: 100

Waiver Policy

  1. TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo Waiver Policy: In order to waive the TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test requirement, applicants may submit the following:
    • ● Official documentation stating that they have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an institution where English is the language of instruction
    • ● Official transcripts showing that they have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university
  1. GRE/GMAT/MAT Waiver Policy: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the standardized test application requirement such as GRE, GMAT, or MAT has been waived for the Fall 2021 application.

English Language Courses

Applicants who are admitted to the graduate programs but do not meet the English proficiency requirements need to take designated English language courses before enrolling academic courses. The applicants shall be fully admitted after completion of the designated English language courses. Such English course information will be notified to applicants when admission decisions are made.

Graduate Scholarships and Assistantships

Wenzhou-Kean University offers abundant graduate scholarships and assistantships to all applicants. Both full-time and part-time applicants have the opportunity to be awarded graduate scholarships and assistantships.

Wenzhou-Kean University offers full and half graduate scholarships and full and half graduate assistantships. Graduate assistantship positions are classified as Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) and Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA). A GTA is responsible for performing teaching or teaching-related duties including assisting a professor to conduct lab, grade papers, or prepare lectures, and/or teaching his/her own course under supervision of a professor. A GRA is responsible for performing research projects for an academic or administrative unit and/or assisting a faculty member to carrying out research projects.

  1. Full graduate scholarship: based on the assigned graduate assistantship position, waives the tuition and dorm fees (if the applicant meets the dorm eligibility requirements).
  2. Half graduate scholarship: based on the assigned graduate assistantship position, waives half tuition and half dorm fees (if the applicant meets the dorm eligibility requirements).
  3. Full graduate assistantship: 2,000 RMB per month for master’s students, and 4,000 RMB per month for doctoral students.
  4. Half graduate assistantship: 1,000 RMB per month for master’s students, and 2,000 RMB per month for doctoral students.

Wenzhou-Kean University will award graduate scholarships and assistantships based on the comprehensive evaluation of applicants’ educational background, academic achievements, research and work experience, etc.

*For more information regarding job description for graduate assistantships, please refer to relevant announcement which will be released soon.

Application Deadline

Application for 2021 graduate programs will be implemented on a rolling basis, and the application deadlines are April 15, 2021 and June 30, 2021. The entry semester for 2021 cohort is Fall 2021.

Contact Us

Contact information of each graduate program:

Graduate Programs Telephone No. Email
Doctor of Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) +86-0577-55870076 edd@wku.edu.cn
Biotechnology Science (M.S.) +86-0577-55870466 biotech@wku.edu.cn
Instruction and Curriculum (M.A.) +86-0577-55870063 instcurr@wku.edu.cn
Architecture (M.Arch.) +86-0577-55870060 m.arch@wku.edu.cn
Computer Information Systems (M.S.) +86-0577-55870721 cis@wku.edu.cn
Global Management (M.B.A.) +86-0577-55870723 mba@wku.edu.cn

Address: 88 Daxue Rd, Ouhai, Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, China 325060

Website: www.wku.edu.cn

 

This Graduate Admissions Guidelines has been revised. For more information about the revision, please refer to: The Postponement of Application Deadline for WKU Graduate Programs 2021

Wenzhou-Kean University

Graduate Admissions Guidelines 2020

Wenzhou-Kean University

Wenzhou-Kean University (www.wku.edu.cn) (hereafter WKU) is a Chinese-American jointly established higher education institution with independent legal person status. On March 31, 2014, the Ministry of Education of China approved the establishment of Wenzhou-Kean University. In July 2014, the establishment of Wenzhou-Kean University was listed as one of the achievements of the Fifth Round of China-U.S. High-level Cultural Exchanges, which is Zhejiang Province’s only educational project on the list. In June 2018, the Chinese Ministry of Education and Zhejiang Province listed WKU as one of the exemplary China-foreign cooperative universities, supporting it to become “an internationalized and world-class university”. In November 2019, WKU was approved to offer Master’s and Ph.D./Doctorate degrees.

Wenzhou-Kean University is dedicated to the mission of “providing students with different ways of development” by introducing educational resources, philosophy and academic system from a world-class university in the U.S.. Being well-knit with the actual conditions of China and the needs in developing regional economy and cultures, the University strives for excellence in building an international university with a world-class education.

The campus of Wenzhou-Kean University is located in a beautiful township called Li’ao in Wenzhou – one of the renowned hometowns of overseas Chinese. Covering an area of 494 acres in land planning, the University currently have about 2,500 on-campus students.

 

Kean University

Founded in 1855, Kean University was the first public post-secondary institution in New Jersey. In recent years, Kean University has developed campuses in Union, Ocean County, and Skylands. Its main campus in Union is only about 32 kilometers away from the New York City.

Kean University has received numerous honors and awards. In 2019, the University was recognized by Money.com as one of the Best Colleges, ranked by value; was ranked among the Top Performer on Social Mobility by the U.S. News & World Report in 2020, and one of the Best Online Colleges in New Jersey in 2020 by SR Education Group.

Kean University is the best and largest university in training teachers in the State of New Jersey, and this is why New Jersey’s K-12 education is among the best in the U.S.. In recent years, Kean University has grown into a comprehensive and global institution of higher education, serving a diverse population of more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students, with its campus area covering 247 acres. The University offers more than 50 undergraduate programs and more than 60 options for graduate study, with business, management, computer science and education programs as its featured programs. Kean University is accredited to confer Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D./Doctorate degrees.

 

Advantages of WKU Graduate Programs

  1. WKU confers Master’s and Ph.D./Doctorate degrees of Kean University, and the degrees can be accredited by the Ministry of Education of China.
  2. WKU conducts application-based admissions procedures.
  3. WKU offers graduate programs with flexible instructional model and study duration:
Master’s degree program Full-time 1-3 years
Ph.D./Doctorate degree program Full-time 3-5 years
Master’s degree program Part-time 2-4 years
Ph.D./Doctorate degree program Part-time 4-7 years
  1. The course schedule of the graduate programs at WKU is highly flexible; except full-time students, part-time students can take courses at nights of workdays and/or at the weekends.
  2. WKU recruits faculty and builds research/teaching teams with high academic standards from worldwide.
  3. WKU graduate programs adopt the curriculums from Kean University; the English teaching environment and the internationalized learning atmosphere help cultivate students with global vision, knowledge of international rules and conventions, creativity and global competitiveness.
  4. WKU offers substantial amount of graduate scholarship/assistantship to the students.

 

List of Graduate Programs (Fall 2020 Entry)

Graduate Programs Study Duration Tuition
Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) 3-5 years 100,000 RMB per year
Biotechnology Science (M.S.) 2 years 110,000 RMB for the entire program
Instruction and Curriculum (M.A.) 1.5 year 110,000 RMB for the entire program

 

Master’s Degree Program Admission Requirements & Application Checklist

  1. Application form
  2. Bachelor’s degree from a college or university recognized by the Ministry of Education of China and Kean University
  3. 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in last degree attained (lower GPAs may be considered based on overall strength of the application)
  4. Official transcripts of all colleges or universities attended
  5. Official TOEFL or IELTS score reports
  6. Two letters of recommendation
  7. Professional resume/CV
  8. Personal statement
  9. Departmental interview may be required

For more specific admission requirements of each graduate program, please refer to the individual program webpage.

Admissions will be offered to the candidates upon the approval by the Graduate Admissions Committee.

 

Ph.D./Doctorate Program Admission Requirements & Application Checklist

  1. Application form
  2. Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from a college or university recognized by the Ministry of Education of China and Kean University
  3. 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in last degree attained (lower GPAs may be considered based on overall strength of the application)
  4. Official transcripts of all colleges or universities attended
  5. Official TOEFL or IELTS score reports
  6. Two letters of recommendation
  7. Professional resume/CV
  8. Statement of Purpose
  9. Related work experience
  10. Departmental interview may be required

For more specific admission requirements of each program, please refer to the individual program webpage.

Admissions will be offered to the candidates upon the approval by the Graduate Admissions Committee.

 

English Language Requirements

  1. TOEFL iBT – 80 overall and 21 in each category or
  2. IELTS – 6.5 overall and 6.0 in each category

English language requirement is waived for applicants who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. Have earned a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university from an English-speaking country/region with at least three years or above overseas study experience, or a Master’s degree from an accredited university from an English-speaking country/region.
  2. Have earned a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree from an accredited university from a country/region recognized by Wenzhou-Kean University.
  3. Have earned a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree from Wenzhou-Kean University and other Chinese-foreign jointly established higher education institutions with independent legal person status.

 

English Language Courses

Applicants who are admitted to the graduate programs but do not meet the English language entry requirements need to take English language courses before enrolling academic courses.

Applicants are required to take 3 courses: ESL 0403, ESL 0405, and ENG 1430, if:

  1. TOEFL iBT – overall score is lower than 80 (no lower than 70) or
  2. IELTS – overall score is lower than 6.5 (no lower than 5.5)

Applicants will be advised to take 1 or 2 English language courses if:

  1. TOEFL iBT – overall score meets 80 but one category score is lower than 21 or
  2. IELTS – overall score meets 6.5 but one category score is lower than 6.0

 

Timeline for 2020 Admissions

Application deadline: June 30, 2020 (late applications will be considered subject to place availability).

English language test scores, GRE score (if already taken), and/or degree/diploma certificates should normally be received by the Office of Academic Affairs before July 15, 2020.

Graduate program admissions offered: June – July, 2020.

 

Contact Us

Address: 88 Daxue Road, Ouhai District, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, 325060, China

Tel: +86-0577-55870888

Email: gradadmissions@wku.edu.cn (Master’s Degree application & inquiry), phdadmissions@wku.edu.cn (Ph.D./Doctorate application & inquiry)

Website: www.wku.edu.cn

QQ: 1002960978

 

This Graduate Admissions Guidelines has been revised. For more information about the revision, please refer to: The Adjustments regarding the Application for WKU Graduate Programs