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. 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