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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange Education Abroad Advisor: Holly Wheeler
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Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications Facebook

Chongqing, China


Semester placements remaining for Fall 2019/Spring 2020 (both terms):  10
Submit your application to save your spot--this program is first-come, first serve! Academic year students will need 
2 semester spots. No more than 5 students per semester. Last updated: March 11, 2019




Founded in 1950, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications (CQUPT) is one of the few universities that have been blue-printed and heavily supported by the State, it has grown into a prominent university acknowledged by its excellence in information science and technology in and out of China. The University has 15 colleges and departments and offers 47 undergraduate programs, 38 postgraduate programs and 2 PhD programs. There are over 24,000 students, including more than 4,000 postgraduates. The university now has over 400 international students, from 55 countries. CQUPT commits itself to innovations and explorations, and is known as “the birthplace of digital communication in China” and “the cradle of specialists in the information industry”.


Regular University Courses


Incoming exchange students can choose courses in consultation with their NAU academic advisors. Courses are available in the fields of Media & Arts, Optoelectronic Engineering, Computer Science and Technology, Economics & Management, Science, Software, Bio-Information, Communication & Information Engineering, Foreign Language, Cyber Security and Law, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Modern Posts, and Automation. Courses taken in Chinese require a Chinese language proficiency test of HSK 4. View the list of Undergraduate Programs at CQUPT and the language of instruction.

Chinese Language Courses

Exchange students are encouraged to take Chinese language courses provided by CUPT. The Chinese Language Studies Program is open to international students who love Chinese Language and Chinese culture. Students learn Chinese at the Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications (CQUPT) as a Second Language as full-time general visiting students. Instruction is divided into elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Students are arranged according to the results of the Chinese placement test after registration at the beginning of the semester. Class size is approximately twenty students per class. Normally class hours are from Monday to Friday, four academic hours per day, twenty hours per week.

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Upon completion of the program, students will receive a program certificate and an official transcript. The program is normally one semester (20 weeks per semester) or two semesters, but students could apply for extending their study period to at most three semesters in accumulation. Qualified students could apply for the degree programs in CQUPT after they finish the language study.

Summer Program

CQUPT offers a unique 5-week summer program, the Social Research and Chinese Language Program. Students conduct social research and experience Chinese culture with CQUPT students. Upon completion, students will receive a program certificate and official transcript. This program is funded by a generous scholarship from CQUPT that covers program fees and accommodation. Students only need to pay for the flight and meals while in Chongqing.

View the course list: CQUPT Summer Flyer.pdf

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Chinese Credit System

CQUPT students usually take 20 credits of Chinese language coursework or 12-25 credits of undergraduate coursework. 

Getting Credit for Studies Abroad

Students who wish to receive academic credit (aside from general elective and liberal studies credit) must have their courses pre-approved by the appropriate department. To view a list of academic advisors, please review the information in our Academics section. Once you apply through our website, you will be able to enter the classes you wish to take electronically. These classes can be reviewed and approved directly by faculty once entered. If you would like courses abroad to count for general elective credit or liberal studies credit only, please contact your Education Abroad advisor for those approvals.


Fall: September to January
Spring: March to August
Summer: June - July



Exchange students are guaranteed on-campus housing. Students must pay in full in cash upon arrival. The cost for a single room is ¥4,800 RMB/semester (approx. $700.00) or a double room is ¥2,100 RMB/semester (approx. $300). Dormitory rates are subject to change each semester.


Read more about the Chinese visa at Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the USA page.

Regardless of the length of your academic program in China, you are REQUIRED to obtain a visa prior to departure. Exchange students should apply for an X1 (students staying more than a semester) or X2 (students staying for one semester or summer) prior to their arrival. Upon arrival, students will need to apply for a Residence Permit within 30 days. You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months AFTER your expected departure date from China. Your passport will physically remain at the Consulate until your visa is approved, so keep this in mind if you plan to travel before the program.


To obtain a Chinese visa you must always refer to the Chinese Consulate with jurisdiction over your state of permanent residence.  Visa fees, application process, and requirements may change frequently. You should consult your Consulate General's website immediately to obtain a student visa application, a list of requirements, and to verify the application process and timetable.  Most consulates require an in-person appearance. Some Consulates require appointments to be made and have limited spots.


Students will be automatically enrolled in NAU’s international health insurance plan with GeoBlue. More information on GeoBlue is available in once you begin your application. 

Additionally, international students in China are required to purchase both medical insurance and personal accidental death and injury insurance. These can be purchased before or after arrival in China.  


To view the costs for this program, click the "costs" link at the top of this page. This will direct you to a line-item breakdown of how much the program costs and what is included in those costs.
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  • 2.5 GPA
  • Chinese language proficiency test if taking courses in Chinese


To apply to this program, all you need to do is hit the "Apply Now" button found at the top of this page. Once applied, you will have your own personal study abroad page, with a checklist of items needed in order to complete your application. Once you complete your application, you will be charged a non-refundable application fee of $100.


If you would like to talk to an advisor about this program, you can find his/her name at the top of the brochure page. To make an appointment, or view walk-in hours for this advisor, please visit the "Talk to an Advisor" section.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/15/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2021-2022 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2020-2021 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2021 10/15/2020 10/15/2020 TBA TBA
Fall 2021 03/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA


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