University of Science and Technology China

Hefei
People's Republic of China

Language of instruction

Chinese

The University of Science and Technology of China is a prominent university in China and enjoys an excellent global reputation, ranked within the Top 200 universities worldwide. USTC is a world leader in fields like quantum manipulation, nanotechnology, high-temperature superconductivity, speech processing, fire science and life science. In China, USTC is referred to as the “Cradle of Scientific Elites”.

In 1970, USTC moved to its current location in Hefei, the capital of Anhui Province. Hefei is a historical city situated between the Huaihe and Yangtze Rivers, and bordering the expansive waters of Chaohu Lake.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Semester 2 (Spring) February–June
Semester 2 Semester 1 (Autumn) September–January

View the USTC academic calendar (in Chinese).

Guides and additional information

USTC has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Full-time study load

To be confirmed

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at USTC.

You must have a C1 level of Chinese language to participate in an exchange program at USTC as courses are generally only available in Chinese.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the USTC course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Postgraduate

Course restrictions

There are no full-time study loads available in English-taught courses from a single program.

Additional academic information

USTC has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

USTC provides student accommodation in dormitories. Places are limited so space in these dormitories is not guaranteed. Students are welcome to find private accommodation off-campus for the duration of their exchange. More housing and accommodation information is available in the UTSC Guidebook for new students.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

USTC has multiple scholarship programs available. Students are encouraged to explore more information and check their eligibility for scholarships at USTC.

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

The Chinese government requires international students to purchase health insurance through their host institution. 

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the Chinese Embassy and Consulates for visa and immigration information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.