Graduate Admissions Guidelines

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.

 

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, which is fundamentally student-oriented, innovative, inclusive, diverse, and characteristically unique.

 

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, and has grown to become the third-largest public institution of higher education and one of the most internationalized universities in New Jersey. In recent years, Kean University has developed campuses in Union, Ocean County, and Hillside. 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 2007-2008, the University was recognized by the Newsweek magazine as one of the best universities in the U.S. and one of the best universities offering graduate programs in the U.S.. In 2010-2011, the University was ranked 35th among the public universities from the north region by the U.S. News & World Report.

 

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.. Kean University is also ranked as No.1 in the “Educational Equality Index (EEI)” among all universities in New Jersey. 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 (RMB)
Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) 3-5 years 200,000
Biotechnology Science (M.S.) 2 years 100,000
Instruction and Curriculum (M.A.) 1.5 year 80,000

 

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

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit application from January to April, to be favorably considered for admissions and scholarship/assistantship.

Application deadline: June 15th, 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