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Shanghai University of Sport Enrollment Guide 2023 English-Taught Master's Program in ELITE SPORT SCIENCE

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About the Program        

The English-Taught Master’s Program in Elite Sports Science aims to train professionals with in-depth theoretical knowledge of sports science and solid practical skills in sports, who can apply such knowledge and skills to athletic performance at different levels through the cross-fertilization of different disciplines and specialties.  

Highlights of the Program    

1.2-year schooling in Shanghai, one of the biggest cities in the world.  

2.Masters degree and possibilities of advancing to doctoral studies.  

3.2 times/year field trips of Chinese culture immersion.  

4.Cutting-edge research directions and experienced tutor team.  

5.Financial support for round-trip airfare (economy class) incurred for one oral presentation at an international conference abroad.  

6.Extraordinary scholarship to cover all tuition, on-campus accommodation, medical insurance and monthly stipend.


About Shanghai University of Sport    

Shanghai University of Sport (SUS) is a designated Chinese Government Scholarship university and a pilot institution designated by Chinas Ministry of Education to independently enroll international students available to Chinese government scholarships. By the end of 2022, SUS has had exchange and collaborations with 149 universities and organizations from 46 countries and regions, including 19 programs of mutual recognition of credits with the top 50 universities in the QS World University Rankings. More than 1,800 students from more than 60 countries and regions, including the United States, France, Germany, Japan and South Korea, have learned at SUS. Currently SUS is ranking top 50 in the world and top 1 in Asia, as per ARWUs Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2022.


Main Courses of the Program    

Specialized Sports Biology, Sports Biomechanical Analysis, Athletic Ability Testing and Assessment, Special Environment and Sports Performance, Sports Performance Analysis, Frontiers of Theory on and Practice in Competitive Sports Science, Tai Chi, Basic Skills of Ping Pong, Traditional Chinese Cultural Practices, Fitness Qigong - The Eight Brocade


Tutor Team    

Wang Ran,Li Yongming,Wang Dan,Zhang Qingshan,Zhou Changjing, Cao Yinhang  


Deadline for Application    

April 30, 2023


Start Time    

September 2023



lApplicants shall be non-Chinese citizens witharegular foreign passport, who shall be physicallyand mentally healthy and aged under 35.  

lApplicants shall have the disciplinary background and research capabilities required for the program applied for.  

lApplicants applying for the program shall have obtained the bachelor's degree.  

lApplicants shall at least meet one of the following requirements for language proficiency:  

1)Applicants' native language is English;  

2) Applicants can provide valid IELTS or TOEFL scores (IELTS scores not lower thanoverall band6.5or TOEFL scores not lower than 80 points);  

3) Applicantshave obtained a bachelor's degree or above taught in English.    

lThe GPA of the previous period of study shall not be lower than 3.0, or the average score of all subjects shall not be lower than 75 points.  

lApplicants shall have no criminal records.


Application Documents  

lOne copy of the valid passport  

lOne copy of your graduation or degree certificate (If the original is issued in languages other than Chinese or English, please provide a notarized translated copy in Chinese or English.); if the applicant is a new graduate, please submit one pre-graduation certificate presented by one's school.  

lOne copy of the academic transcript for the undergraduate period (If the original is issued in languages other than Chinese or English, please provide a notarized translated copy in Chinese or English.)  

lOne copy of the valid IELTS or TOEFL certificate or originals of any other certificate proving equal language proficiency for students not native speakers of English  

lOne learning plan or research proposal written in English  

lOne resume written in English, including educational and working experience, research results, and learning plans  

lRecommendation letters in English from two professors or associate professors  

lTutor's Pre-acceptance Letter (if any)  

lPrevious research results/academic papers (if any)  

lOne copy of the Foreigner Physical Examination Form  

lOne video (MP4) with a length of less than 3 minutes to introduce yourself in English  

lCertificate of No Criminal Records or Commitment on No Criminal Records  

lLetter of Guarantee or Bank Statement proving a minimum bank deposit of CNY 100,000  

lPayment certificate for the registration fee (CNY 500 or USD 80)


Application Process    

Step 1: Online application  

Log in to "Shanghai University of Sport - International Student Service System" ( to register, fill in the registration form, upload the required documents (in electronic version), and submit their applications.  

Step 2: Pay the registration fee  

The registration fee is USD 80 or CNY 500 (which will not be refunded once paid.), which shall be paid online or remitted to Shanghai University of Sport:  

Account name: Shanghai University of Sport  

Account number: 033267-00881002983  

Bank of deposit: Xiangyin Sub-branch, Shanghai Branch, Agricultural Bank of China  

Address: No. 650, Qingyuan Ring Road, Yangpu District  

  Please state the passport name of the applicant and "registration fee" whenmaking a remittance.  



Applicants of the program are eligible for the President's Scholarship for International Students of Shanghai University of Sport subject to the following funding criteria:  

1.Students granted with the scholarship are exempted from the tuition, on-campus accommodation expenses, and comprehensive medical insurance expenses.  

2.Students granted with the scholarship will receive living expenses in an amount of CNY 3,000/month.  

3.The Excellent Student Scholarship is established to provide one-time reward to students achieving high-level research results during their academic years.  

4.Students will receive financial support for round-trip airfare (economy class) incurred for one oral presentation at an international conference abroad.


Review and Acceptance Process    

1.Students file applications online.  

2.Personnel of the Office of International Students preliminarily review application documents for integrity and validity.  

3.Colleges organize academic reviews and interviews for applications who have provided complete application documents.  

4.The International Student Enrollment Leading Group finalize the list of acceptance  

5.Personnel of the Office of International Students Services announce the pre-admission results.  

6.Personnel of the Office of International Students Services send pre-acceptance notices to accepted applicants and prepare formal acceptance documents.


Contact Us    

Office of International Student, Shanghai University of Sport  

Room 115, Building No. 4, Lane 531, Qingyuan Ring Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai, the People's Republic of China  

Tel: 0086-21-65507702    

Fax: 0086-21-65507702