Central South University School of Software

Introduction

About CSU

Central South University (CSU)is a comprehensive and national key university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education in China. The University is among the first group admitted into both Project 211, a project of building national key universities and colleges for the 21st century, and Project 985, a joint constructive project of building world-class universities co-sponsored by the Chinese central government and local governments.

CSU was established in April 2000 on the basis of the merger of the three former individual universities, namely Central South University of Technology (founded in 1952), Hunan Medical University (founded in 1914, currently named XiangYa School of Medicine) and Changsha Railway University (founded in 1953).

CSU is now led by President Yaoxue Zhang, who is the inventor of the first route in China, as well as an academician of the Chinese Engineering Academy. CSU covers an area of 3,810,000 square meters and has a total floor space of 2,330,000 square meters. CSU has 33800 full-time college students, 15796 graduate students, and about 1000 overseas students. CSU covers 11 fields of study, including engineering, science, medicine, management, literature, law, economics, philosophy, education, history and agriculture, and offers military science as well.

CSU has many distinguished disciplines. CSU is famous for the highest institution of nonferrous metal.The XiangYa Hospital of CSU enjoys a leading place in medicine and a world-renowned reputation as “North XieHe, South XiangYa”. CSU is also one of the birthplaces of high-speed railway transportation, where National Engineering Laboratory for High Speed Railway Construction is located.

Why Us

1. Pure English Program

We have international classes in graduate program. All the courses are lectured in English, and Chinese language test-HSK is not required. So even if you know nothing about Chinese language, you have no difficulty in learning specialty courses.

2. High Teaching Quality

CSU is one of the top universities in China. It is also one of the "211" and “985” universities. There are 37 schools in China granted to be national pilot software engineering schools by Ministry of Education of China. We are one of the top 10 of them. Our senior lecturers come from all over the world and more than half of our lecturers have a strong software industry or overseas background.

3. Advanced Education Philosophy

Our career-oriented education philosophy is based on the most advanced engineering education principle – CDIO. Our education aims at the industrial demands and students' career, cultivating the comprehensive and practical talented personnel desired by industries, which can provide students an excellent start of their career.

4. Low Cost

The cost of study in China is much less than that in western countries. The tuition fee for an international undergraduate or a graduate student studying in CSU is about¥25,000 (around US$4,166) per year. And the tuition fee for an international Ph.D. student studying in CSU is about ¥ 30,000 (around US$5,000) per year, respectively.

5. Excellent Internship Opportunities

We have many partners from top-level IT companies including IBM, Microsoft, etc. The international students are prior to be recommended to these companies for one-year internship with salary. The internship will strengthen practice ability and technical skills, enhance teamwork spirit, and experience enterprise culture, which will lay a solid foundation for their future career.

6. Free learning of Chinese language and culture

We will assign a Chinese student as a partner and assistant for each international student. The international students will be assisted in both study and daily life. They can also learn the Chinese language and culture from the Chinese assistant for free.

7. Convenient Transportation

Hunan is located in the south-central of China, and the transportation is very convenient nowadays. You can get to most of the cities in China from Hunan within 2 hours by plane. The high-speed railway transportation is well-developed as well. It only takes about 6 hours to go to Beijing and Shanghai, about 2-3 hours to go to Guangzhou and Shenzhen by high-speed railway.

School Profile

School of Software of Central South University was established in November 2002 and approved as a national model of Software School in January 2004 by the Ministry of Education of China.

The school offers one first-level master and doctoral discipline of software engineering, one full-time professional master’s degree and one engineering master’s degree in software engineering. The Bachelor’s program includes 3 Professional branches, which are large-scale software development and management, digital media technology, and embedded systems.

The school aims to educate students to become high-level, comprehensive, practical, and internationalized talents in computer software engineering. They should have excellent comprehensive quality, profession ethics, solid software engineering foundation and ability to solve problems. Our students have achieved a lot of awards in various competitions, such as ACM programming contest, International Mathematical Modeling Contest, English Contest, and software design contest. The employment rate of our major graduates is 100%, and 60% of them are employed by well-known IT companies in China.

Scholarships

School of Software Central South University Scholarship (SSCSU Scholarship)

School of Software Central South University has announced freshmen scholarship for the applicants for the year of 2015

Scholarship Classes and Amounts
First Class Scholarship: RMB10000 yuan
Second Class Scholarship: RMB8000 yuan
Third Class Scholarship: RMB5000 yuan

Application Requirements

  1. Apply for English medium degree programs in School of Software Central South University.
  2. The applicant should have:
  • No criminal record
  • Good English skills
  • Good health

Application deadline: 1st June to 31st July 2015

Required Materials for the Scholarship:

  1. The application form of SSCSU Scholarship
  2. Study in CSU application form
  3. Photocopy of passport
  4. Diploma
  5. Transcripts
  6. Degree certificates
  7. Two recommendation letters
  8. Study plan for SSCSU (no less than 800 words)

Note : The forms can be downloaded from international website of School of Software, Central South University http://software.csu.edu.cn/ssip/.

Requirements for each scholarship class
The Scholarship Evaluation Committee of School of Software Central South University is in-charge of the Overseas Freshmen Scholarship evaluation.

  1. First class scholarship requirements
  2. A. Apply English medium degree programs in School of Software Central South University
    B. Submit all required materials
    C. Average grade should be more than B+
    D. One or more academic paper published in reputable journals
    E. One or more than one national or international software or computational award
    F. TOEFL score no less than 85 or IEITS bands no less than 6.5
    G. HSK 4 (D-G requires at least one)
  3. Second class scholarship requirement
    A. Apply English medium degree programs in School of Software Central South University
    B. Submit all required material
    C. Average grade should be better than B+
  4. Third class scholarship requirement
    A. Apply English medium degree programs in School of Software Central South University
    B. Submit all required material

Note:

  1. The Overseas Freshmen Scholarship has no limit of application number.
  2. Money of the scholarship is used to pay tuition, and is not given to the student directly. Other charges (fees for VISA, insurance, physical examination, resident permission, accommodation etc.) are at student's own expenses.
  3. This scholarship can only be applied for by applicants who submit the required credentials before the deadline (i.e. 31st July 2015)

Address: Overseas Students’ Office, School of Software Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, P.R.China 410075
Tel: +86-731-882656702
Fax: +86-731-882656702
E-mail: ssipt@csu.edu.cn
Website: www.software.csu.edu.cn/ssip/

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master

0+2 Graduate Programs in Software

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 China Changsha

The program emphasizes the best software engineering practices, current methodologies, emerging technologies, and their applications. [+]

0+2 Graduate Programs in Software Graduate Programs in Software welcomes students from all cultures and professional backgrounds. The program emphasizes the best software engineering practices, current methodologies, emerging technologies, and their applications. It also emphasizes the development of communication and presentation skills in a team-based software development environment. The program has been designed such that a participant can graduate with the diploma at the end of two years. Course work will be finished within 1 year and software engineering practice time will be 1 year. The international students can either join the ordinary classes taught in Chinese with Chinese students, or join separate classes taught in English. The Software Engineering curriculum encompasses all important aspects of software engineering, including: Software engineering processes Requirements engineering Software architecture and design Software construction, software testing Software maintenance Software configuration management Software project management Software quality assurance Our alumni have pursued careers with their education in information technology in a number of different fields. The following are just a few examples. Analyst Associate professor CEO IT manager Principal software engineer Quality assurance lead Web developer [-]

1+1 International Master's Program in Software Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 China Changsha

The "1+1" international Master's program in Software Engineering aims at providing students with advanced software engineering and management skills. [+]

1+1 International Master's Program in Software Engineering The "1+1" international Master's program in Software Engineering aims at providing students with advanced software engineering and management skills, as well as specialized skills in two major application domains: enterprise systems and embedded systems. The program is jointly delivered by the two public universities in Central South University and a famous university abroad. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive two degrees or a joint degree signed by both universities. The international students can either join the ordinary classes taught in Chinese with Chinese students, or join separate classes taught in English. Courses in the program cover topics ranging from computer and information systems to software design methodologies, software maintenance and real-time systems. Course topics typical for a computer engineering degree include these: Software engineering Programming languages Software testing Software modeling Operating systems Embedded Systems Programming Real-Time and Embedded Systems [-]

Contact
Location address
Railway Campus,
School of Software, Central South University,
Changsha

Hunan, 410075 CN