Overseas Applicants

Overseas Applicants

CEIBS welcomes applicants from all over the world. The application requirement and admission criteria for overseas applicants are the same as those for Chinese applicants. All application materials, including transcripts and recommendations, must be submitted in English or translated into English by an officially accredited translation agency.

Application Deadlines

The application deadlines for MBA 2023 can be found here.

Visa Requirements

According to China's laws, all foreign students are required to hold a valid visa to enter China and a Student Resident Permit while enrolled in CEIBS MBA Programme. Failure to get such documents may incur serious legal actions against the passport holder such as fine, termination of study or deportation.

International students may enter China with a student visa (X1-Visa). The student visa (X1-Visa) is normally valid for only one month, with one entry. After their arrival, with the school's assistance they will need to apply for the Student Residence Permit (valid for 2 years and with multiple entries). 

It is important to inform both the MBA Office and the school's Foreign Affairs Office of your arrival as soon as possible. The MBA Office, together with Foreign Affairs Office, will assist you with the necessary procedures for the Student Residence Permit application before your visa/residence permit expires.

As one of the requirements of Resident Permit application, foreign students need to have a health certificate by taking a medical check at Shanghai International Healthcare Center. If they have had a medical check during their visa application before entering China, they will need to take the original copy of both the health certificate and the medical check report to China. Health certificates from outside China must be authenticated by the Shanghai International Healthcare Center. 

How to apply for a Student Visa (X1-Visa)

Learning Chinese

Applicants interested in learning Chinese before beginning their MBA journey may wish to consider enrolling into a language programme provided by our partner That’s Mandarin language school. Founded in 2005, That’s Mandarin has delivered excellence in Chinese teaching to more than 50,000 students from around the world.

Applicants can either start learning Chinese from the comfort of their homes through online classes, or enroll into intensive group or private classes at teaching facilities in Shanghai and Beijing. Click here for more details.