Application Information for SDU Prospective International Students Postgraduate Programs for 2018


1.  Eligibility

1)        Applicants must be Non-Chinese citizens in good health, at the age of 18 or above, and possess a valid passport. [1]

2)      Educational Background

Applicants for master degree programs must have bachelor's degree or above;

Applicants for doctoral degree programs must have master's degree or above.

(Note: Applicants who have not yet graduated can obtain a pre-graduation letter from their current educational institution stating their expected date of graduation. If accepted, the applicant is required to provide the original graduation certificate upon registration. Otherwise, the acceptance qualification will be cancelled.)

2.  Application Period

1s March, 2018 - 15thJune, 2018

Note: Chinese Government Scholarship students shall apply on the CSC Online Registration System: http://www.campuschina.org/ and at the same time register on the Online Application System for International Students: http://www.apply.sdu.edu.cn, otherwise their application will not be considered.

3.  Application Method

All the international students must make online application on the Online Application System for International Students: http://www.apply.sdu.edu.cn. Paper-based applications will not be considered. Chinese Government Scholarship students shall mail the CSC application documents to SDU International Student Admissions Office before 31st, March. (AddressC301 Mingde Building, Central Campus of Shandong University, No.27 South Shanda Road, Jinan, China

4.      Academic Programs & Required Documents

Besides Chinese-taught programs open to international students, SDU has also developed some English-taught master and doctoral programs for international applicants. Each applicant can only choose one program and successful applicants can’t change their program without valid reasons. Students can apply to graduate ahead of schedule or delay graduation according to their academic performance at university.

You can find the program descriptions available for 2017 September intake in the following forms:

 

Form 1Programs requirements

Degree

Academic Program

Study Duration

Language Requirement

Required Documents

Chinese-Taught   Programs

English-Taught   Programs

Master

Please   see the Form 2 Postgraduate Programs for reference.

2   - 3 years

New   HSK Level 5, over 180 points

a)          Applicants with   English as native language are exempted from English language certificate.

b)          Applicants from   non-English speaking countries must provide IELTS (6.0 or above), new TOEFL   (80 points or above) or other comparable certification of English   proficiency.

-Photo   Page of Passport

-Bachelor's   Degree / Pre-Graduation Letter

-Transcript   for all the courses of undergraduate period

-Two   Letters of Recommendation (from prof. or associate prof.)

-Research   Planin   Chinese or English

-Abstract   or List of Articles or Papers Written or Published (if applicable)

-Certificate or Proof of Language   Proficiency

-Foreigner Physical Examination Form (   valid for 6 months)

-Proof   of Employment (if applicable)

-Other   related Attachments 

Ph.D.

Please   see the Form 2 Postgraduate Programs for reference.

4   years

New   HSK Level 6, over 180

a)        Applicants with   English as native language are exempted from English language certificate.

b)        Applicants from non-English   speaking countries must provide IELTS (6.0 or above), new TOEFL (80 points or   above) or other comparable certification of English proficiency.

-Photo   Page of Passport

-Master's   Degree / Pre-Graduation Letter

-Transcript(s)   for all the courses of postgraduate period

-Two   Letters of Recommendation (from prof. or associate prof.)

-Research   Planin   Chinese or English

-Abstract   or List of Articles or Papers Written or Published (if applicable)

-Certificate   or Proof of Language   Proficiency

-Foreigner Physical Examination Form (   valid for 6 months)

-Proof   of Employment (if applicable)

-Other   related Attachments

 

 

 

 

 

Remarks

1.   Applicants must submit the scanned copy of the documents online; Documents in   languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with certified   translations in Chinese or English. All applicants must guarantee that all   the documents are complete, true and correct.

2.   Application will not be processed unless they are complete and additional   documents may be required if necessary.

3.   Language ProficiencyApplicants   who have obtained their highest degree with Chinese as the medium of   instruction are exempted from providing HSK certificate, but proof indicating   the language medium is required.

Applicants   who have obtained their highest degree with English as the medium of   instruction are exempted from providing language proficiency certification,   but proof indicating the language medium is required.


Form 2: Postgraduate Programs

 

Language of   Instruction

Degree

School/College

Academic Program

Chinese

Master

School   of Literature

Chinese   Language and Literature

Chinese

Master

School   of Journalism

Journalism

Chinese

Master

School   of Philosophy and social Development

Chinese   Philosophy

Chinese

Master

Religious   Studies

Chinese

Master

School of   Civil Engineering

Structural   Engineering

Chinese

Master

School of   Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical   Manufacturing and Automation

Chinese

Master

Mechatronic Engineering

Chinese

Master

School   of Management

Management   Science and Engineering

Chinese

Master

Enterprise   Management

Chinese

Master

Tourism   Management

Chinese

Master

School   of Public Health

Children's   Hygiene and Maternal and Child Care

Chinese

Master

Hygiene   Toxicology

Chinese

Master

Health Laboratory   Science

Chinese

Master

Public   Health

Chinese

Master

School   of Stomatology

Basic   Dental Medicine

Chinese

Master

Dental   Clinical Medicine

Chinese

Master

The   Center for Economic Research

Political   Economics

Chinese

Master

Western   Economics

Chinese

Master

World   Economy

Chinese

Master

Finance

Chinese

Master

Population,   Resources and Environmental Economics

Chinese

Master

Quantitative   Economics

Chinese

Master

Labor   Economics

Chinese

Master

School   of Economics

International   Trade

Chinese

Master

Finance

Chinese

Master

World   Economy

Chinese

Master

School   of Foreign Languages and Literature

Russian   Translation

Chinese

Master

Russian   Language and Literature

Chinese

Master

Japanese   Translation

Chinese

Master

Japanese   Language and Literature

Chinese

Master

Korean   Translation

Chinese

Master

Asian   and African Languages and Literature

Chinese

Master

German   Language and Literature

Chinese

Master

English Translation

Chinese

Master

English Interpretation

Chinese

Master

College   of International Education

Master   of Teaching Chinese to Foreigners as a Second Language

Chinese

Master

Teaching   Chinese as a Second Language

Chinese

Master

School   of Political Science and Public Administration

Public   Administration

Chinese

Master

Political   Science

Chinese

Master

Chinese   and Foreign Political System

Chinese

Master

International   Politics

Chinese

Master

School   of History and Culture

Chinese   History

Chinese

Master

World   History

Chinese

Master

Archaeology

Chinese

Master

Archive   Science

Chinese

Master

Cultural   Industry Management

Chinese

Master

Cultural   Heritage and Museology

Chinese

Master

School   of Physical Education

Sports   Humanistic Sociology

Chinese

Master

Physical   Education and Training

Chinese

Master

National   Traditional Sports

Chinese

Master

School   of Fine Arts

Music   and Dance

Chinese

Master

Artistic   Theory

Chinese

Master

Research   of Design

Chinese

Master

Research   of Fine Arts

Chinese

Master

Artistic   Design

Chinese

Master

Music

Chinese

Master

Fine   Art

English

Master

School   of Computer Science and Technology

Computer   Science and Technology

English

Master

School   of Materials Science and Engineering

Materials   Science and Engineering

English

Master

School of   Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical   Manufacturing and Automation

English

Master

Mechatronic Engineering

English

Master

School   of Energy and Power Engineering

Thermal   Engineering

English

Master

Combustion   Theory and Pollution Emission Control Technology

English

Master

School   of Environmental Science and Engineering

Environmental   Science and Engineering

English

Master

School   of Electrical Engineering

Electrical   Engineering

English

Master

School   of Management

Project   Management

English

Master

School   of Basic Medical Sciences

Physiology

English

Master

Cell   Biology

English

Master

Human   Anatomy and Embryology

English

Master

School   of Public Health

Epidemiology   and Health Statistics

English

Master

Occupational   and Environmental Health

English

Master

Nutrition   and Food Hygiene

English

Master

Social   Medicine and Health Management

English

Master

School   of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Microbial   and Biochemical Pharmacy

English

Master

Medicinal   Chemistry

English

Master

Pharmacy

English

Master

Pharmacognostics

English

Master

School   of Clinical Medicine

Internal   Medicine

English

Master

Surgery

English

Master

Pediatrics

English

Master

Otorhinolaryngology

English

Master

Gynecology   and Obstetrics

English

Master

Rehabilitation   Medicine and Physiotherapy

English

Master

Clinical   Laboratory Diagnostics

English

Master

Anesthesiology

English

Master

Dermatology   and Venereology

English

Master

Imaging   and Nuclear Medicine

English

Master

Oncology

English

Master

The   Center for Economic Research

Political   Economics

English

Master

Western   Economics

English

Master

World   Economy

English

Master

Finance

English

Master

Population,   Resources and Environmental Economics

English

Master

Quantitative   Economics

English

Master

Labor   Economics

English

Master

School   of Economics

International   Trade

English

Master

Finance

English

Master

World   Economy

English

Master

MBA

English

Master

School   of Foreign Languages and Literature

English   Language and Literature

English

Master

Foreign   Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

English

Master

Institute   for Financial Engineering

Financial   Mathematics and Financial Engineering

English

Master

School   of Political Science and Public Administration

China   Studies

English

Master

International   Relations

English

Master

School   of Law

International   Law

Chinese

Ph.D.

School   of Literature

Chinese   Language and Literature

Chinese

Ph.D.

School   of Philosophy and social Development

Foreign   Philosophy

Chinese

Ph.D.

Religious   Studies

Chinese

Ph.D.

School of   Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical   Manufacturing and Automation

Chinese

Ph.D.

Mechatronic Engineering

Chinese

Ph.D.

School of   Management

Accounting

Chinese

Ph.D.

Management   Science and Engineering

Chinese

Ph.D.

School   of Civil Engineering

Geotechnical   Engineering

Chinese

Ph.D.

Structural   Engineering

Chinese

Ph.D.

Hydraulic   Structure Engineering

Chinese

Ph.D.

Road   and Railway Engineering

Chinese

Ph.D.

School   of Stomatology

Basic   Dental Medicine

Chinese

Ph.D.

Dental   Clinical Medicine

Chinese

Ph.D.

School   of Clinical Medicine

Plastic   surgery

Chinese

Ph.D.

The   Center for Economic Research

Political   Economics

Chinese

Ph.D.

Western   Economics

Chinese

Ph.D.

World   Economy

Chinese

Ph.D.

Economic   Law

Chinese

Ph.D.

Economics   of Language

Chinese

Ph.D.

Regional   Economics

Chinese

Ph.D.

Finance

Chinese

Ph.D.

Industrial   Economics

Chinese

Ph.D.

Population,   Resources and Environmental Economics

Chinese

Ph.D.

Quantitative   Economics

Chinese

Ph.D.

School   of Economics

International   Trade

Chinese

Ph.D.

School   of Foreign Languages and Literature

Russian   Language and Literature

Chinese

Ph.D.

Japanese   Language and Literature

Chinese

Ph.D.

Asian   and African Languages and Literature

Chinese

Ph.D.

College   of International

Language   and Culture Communication

Chinese

Ph.D.

School   of Political Science and Public Administration

Administration   Management

Chinese

Ph.D.

Political   Science

Chinese

Ph.D.

Chinese   and Foreign Political Institution

Chinese

Ph.D.

International   Politics

Chinese

Ph.D.

School   of History and Culture

Chinese   History

Chinese

Ph.D.

World   History

Chinese

Ph.D.

Archaeology

Chinese

Ph.D.

School   of Physical Education

Sports Management Science

English

Ph.D.

School   of Computer Science and Technology

Computer   Science and Technology

English

Ph.D.

School   of Materials Science and Engineering

Materials   Science and Engineering

English

Ph.D.

School of   Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical   Manufacturing and Automation

English

Ph.D.

Mechatronic Engineering

English

Ph.D.

School   of Energy and Power Engineering

Thermal   Engineering

English

Ph.D.

School   of Environmental Science and Engineering

Environmental   Science and Engineering

English

Ph.D.

School   of Electrical Engineering

Electrical   Engineering

English

Ph.D.

School   of Control Science and Engineering

Control   Theory and Control Engineering

English

Ph.D.

Biomedical   Engineering

English

Ph.D.

School   of Basic Medical Sciences

Physiology

English

Ph.D.

Cell   Biology

English

Ph.D.

Human   Anatomy and Embryology

English

Ph.D.

School   of Health Care Management

Social   Medicine and Health Management

English

Ph.D.

School   of Public Health

Epidemiology   and Health Statistics

English

Ph.D.

Occupational   and Environmental Health

English

Ph.D.

Social   Medicine and Health Management

English

Ph.D.

School   of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Microbial   and Biochemical Pharmacy

English

Ph.D.

Medicinal   Chemistry

English

Ph.D.

Pharmacology

English

Ph.D.

Pharmacy

English

Ph.D.

School   of Clinical Medicine

Internal   Medicine

English

Ph.D.

Surgery

English

Ph.D.

Gynecology   and Obstetrics

English

Ph.D.

Oncology

English

Ph.D.

The   Center for Economic Research

Political   Economics

English

Ph.D.

Western   Economics

English

Ph.D.

World   Economy

English

Ph.D.

Economic   Law

English

Ph.D.

Economics   of Language

English

Ph.D.

Regional   Economics

English

Ph.D.

Finance

English

Ph.D.

Industrial   Economics

English

Ph.D.

Population,   Resources and Environmental Economics

English

Ph.D.

Quantitative   Economics

English

Ph.D.

School   of Economics

International   Trade

English

Ph.D.

Finance

English

Ph.D.

School   of Foreign Languages and Literature

English   Language and Literature

English

Ph.D.

Foreign   Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

English

Ph.D.

School   of Information Science and Engineering

Optical   Engineering

English

Ph.D.

Electronic   Science and Technology

English

Ph.D.

Information   and Communication Engineering

English

Ph.D.

School   of Life Science

Microbiology

English

Ph.D.

Botany

English

Ph.D.

School   of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Inorganic   Chemistry

English

Ph.D.

Analytical   Chemistry

English

Ph.D.

Organic   Chemistry

English

Ph.D.

Physical   Chemistry

English

Ph.D.

Polymer   Chemistry and Physics

English

Ph.D.

Institute   for Financial Engineering

Financial   Mathematics and Financial Engineering

English

Ph.D.

School   of Physics

Particle   Physics and Nuclear Physics

English

Ph.D.

Condensed   Matter physics

English

Ph.D.

School   of Political Science and Public Administration

International   Politics

English

Ph.D.

School   of Law

International   Law


5Registration Period

Registration will be in the first half of September 2018 (to be specified in the admission notice). Successful applicants are required to register in SDU during the specified period, and early registration will not be handled.

6.  Fees

1)    Registration Fee: 400 RMB per year (Note: Successful applicants must pay it upon registration.)

2)    Tuition Fee (Please refer to Form 3 for detailed information)

Form 3: Tuition

Degree

Program Category

Language of    Instruction

Academic Program

Tuition

(RMB/year)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liberal Art

/Economics

/Management

Chinese

All

22,000

English

School   of EconomicsIMBA   excluded,Center   for Economic Research, School of Political Science and Public Administration,   School of Foreign Languages and Literature, School of History and Culture

32,000

Science   & Technology

Chinese

All

26,000

English

Institute   for Financial Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, School of   Computer Science and Engineering, School of Physics, School of Materials   Science and Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering

34,000

Medicine

Chinese

All

30,000

English

Programs   in School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and School of Medicine

36,000

Fine   Arts & P. E.

Chinese

All

35,000

Project   Management

English

Project   Management

123,000  

(2   years in total)

MBA

English

MBA

90,000

(2   years in total)


MBA

Chinese

MBA   (3 years)

87,000   (3 years in total)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ph.D.

Liberal Art

/Economics

/Management

Chinese

All

26,000

English

School   of Economics, Center for Economic Research, School of Foreign Languages and   Literature

32,000

Science   & Technology

Chinese

All

31,000

English

School   of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering,   School of Life Science, Institute for Financial Engineering, School of   Physics, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, School of Computer   Science and Engineering

34,000

Medicine

Chinese

All

36,000

English

School   of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Public Health, School of Medicine

36,000

Fine   Arts & P. E.

Chinese

All

41,000

3)  Medical Insurance Premium: 800 RMB per year

(Note: According to the regulation of Ministry of Education, all international students must be covered by medical insurance plan throughout their entire planned period of study. Students are required to purchase the Comprehensive Insurance Plan of Foreign Students on the day of registration by submitting copies of their passport. Students who don’t have valid medical insurance will not be allowed to register.)

Students who have Chinese Government Scholarship don’t need to pay the medical insurance in person.

7.  Accommodation

Shandong University provides accommodation apartments for international students in both Jinan and Qingdao campuses. In Jinan, we have three campuses, including the Central campus with four buildings (No.1, No.2, No.3 and No.4), Baotuquan campus with two buildings (No. 200 building and No. 400 building) and Xinglongshan campus with one building. Qingdao campus also provides international students with suitable accommodation apartment. Facilities and accessories in each room include heating system, air condition, desk, chair, shelf, wardrobe and bedding. The apartments also provide public washing machine, kitchen and boiler room.

There is no need for Chinese Government Scholarship students to apply for accommodation, this will be arranged by the university. However, other category of students need to apply for accommodation online (see the website for further notice) after receiving the Admission Notice.

All international students should pay a deposit fee of 600 yuan for accommodation when checking-in. The accommodation fee and internet fee should be paid according to the specific campus and the type of room selected. The details are as follows.

 

On-Campus Room Types for International Students of SDU1

Central Campus

Room   Type

Toilet

Bathroom

Price

(RMB/person/semester)

Holiday   Price

(RMB/person/day)

Double   A

Private

Public

3250

25

Double   B

Private

Private

3900

30

Double   C

Private

Private

4225

32.5

Double   D

Private

Private

4550

35

Single   A

Private

Private

5200

40

Single   B

Private

Private

5850

45

Triple

Private

Private

3250

25

 

On-Campus Room Types for International Students of SDU2

Baotuquan Campus

Building

Room   Type

Toilet

Bathroom

Price  

(RMB/person/day)

No.   200 building

Single

Public

Public

32

No.   400 building

Double  

Private

Private

27

Single

Public

Public

32

 

On-Campus Room Types for International Students of SDU3

Xinglongshan Campus

Room   Type

Toilet

Bathroom

Price  

(RMB/person/month)

Single   A

Private

Private

800

Single   B

Public

Public

600

Double

Public

Public

300

 

On-Campus Room Types for International Students of SDU4

Qingdao Campus

Room   Type

Toilet

Bathroom

Time

Price  

(RMB/person/day)

Double

Private

Private

More   than 3 months

(Long-term)

40

Double

Private

Private

Less   than 3 months

(Short-term)

50

 

Contact us:

Foreign Affairs Service Center, Department of International Affairs (Responsible for on-campus accommodation)

Phone:+86 (0)531-88365988 (Jinan Central Campus), 88380710 (Jinan Baotuquan Campus), +86 (0)532-58630380 (Qingdao Campus)

Email: lxshousing@163.com; haoyuanservice@163.com (only for Baotuquan/ medical campus)

8.      Visa

Students who are admitted must apply for study visa at the Chinese Embassy/Consulate in their home country with the Admission Notice and JW201/202 form. International students who will study in China for less than 6 months should apply for “X2” type of visa. Students who will study in China for over 6 months are required to obtain ‘X1’ type of Visa, which will only be valid for 30 days after your arrival in China. Students must come to the International Student Affairs Office to apply for a Residence Permit within 30 days in order to obtain a legal stay in China.

9.      Scholarships

International prospective students who wish to study at SDU can apply for the following scholarships.

Form 4: List of Scholarships

Scholarships

Brief Introduction

Admission Category

Application Time

Chinese   Government Scholarships

This   includes full or partial scholarships in accordance with educational exchange   agreements or MOUs between the Chinese government and governments of other   countries, institutions, universities and international organizations.

Bachelor,   Master, Ph.D. programs;

general   scholar programs, senior scholar programs

January   -

April

Chinese   Government Scholarship - Chinese University Program

This   is a full scholarship established by Ministry of Education (MOE) to support   some Chinese universities to recruit outstanding international students for   graduate studies.

Master,   Ph.D.

programs

January   -

March

Chinese   Government Special Scholarship - Sino-American Cultural Exchange Scholarship

This   is a full scholarship established by MOE to support full-time American master   or doctoral candidates admitted by designated Chinese universities.

Master,   Ph.D.

programs

January   -

March

Chinese   Government Special Scholarship - China-Russia Cultural Exchange Scholarship

In   order to deepen the strategic and cooperative relationship between China and   Russia, MOE set this full scholarship to fund 10 students each year from   People’s Friendship University of Russia to pursue graduate studies.

Master,   Ph.D.

programs

January   -

March

Hanban/Confucius   Institute Scholarship

This   includes full and partial scholarships established by Hanban/Confucius   Institute Headquarters in order to encourage students and Chinese language   teachers all over the world to study Chinese or conduct research regarding   Chinese language and culture in China.

Master   program in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, or study in such   majors as Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History and Chinese   Philosophy

Website

http://cis.chinese.cn/

March   - May

Confucius   China Studies Plan

This   program is set up by Confucius Institute Headquarters. The program consists   of six subprograms in the academic areas of Humanities and Social Sciences,   supported through the method of research projects. The six subprograms are:   Visiting Scholar Program, Young Global Leader Program, Chinese-Foreign   Cooperative Education of Ph.D. Program, Studying in China Ph.D. Program,   International Conference Program and Publication Program.

http://ccsp.chinese.cn/

MOFCOM   SCHOLARSHIP
 
Ministry   of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China

The   program mainly sponsors the young and the middle-aged talents from recipient   countries to pursue their postgraduate degree education in China and entrusts   China Scholarship Council to administer the Scholarship.

Master,   Ph.D.

programs

February   -

June

Chinese   Government Scholarship - Bilateral Program (CGS-BP) Scholarship

Bilateral   Program includes a full or partial scholarship established by MOE in   accordance with educational exchange agreements or consensus between Chinese   government and governments of other countries, institutions, universities or   international organizations.

Bachelor,   Master, Ph.D. programs

January   -

April

SDU   Freshman Scholarship for International Students

The   program is set up for the excellent international freshman, in order to   support them to finish the academic study successfully which is mainly divided   into three types: Outstanding Scholarship (first-class), Excellent   Scholarship (second-class) and Advance Scholarship (third-class).

Bachelor,   Master, Ph.D. programs

February   - May

Jinan   City Scholarship for Sister Cities

Set   up by Jinan Government in order to attract and encourage more international   students from sister city of Jinan to study and conduct scientific researches   in universities in Jinan.

Bachelor,   Master, Ph.D. programs

February   – May

September   - November

 

SDU also offers a series of scholarships for current students, which include Chinese Government Scholarship-Distinguished Student Scholarship, CDB Distinguished International Student Scholarship, Excellence Scholarship for Self-financed Students, etc. For details, please contact International Student Affairs Office. (Click to link to the scholarship programs)

 

10.  Contact us

       1)  International Student Admissions Office, Department of International Affairs

     Phone: +86 (0)531-88364854 Fax: +86 (0)531-88565051 

     Website: http://www.istudy.sdu.edu.cn/ Email: admission@sdu.edu.cn

       2)      International Student Affairs Office, Department of International Affairs (Responsible for registration, visa and current student affairs)

Phone: +86 (0)531-88365879 Fax: +86 (0)531-88565051

Website: http://www.istudy.sdu.edu.cn/ Email: studentaffairs@sdu.edu.cn

3)      Foreign Affairs Service Center, Department of International Affairs (Responsible for on-campus accommodation)

Phone: +86 (0)531-88364504, 88380710
Website:
http://www.istudy.sdu.edu.cn/   Email: sdufuwu@163.com;

haoyuanservice@163.com (only for medical/west campus)

4)      College of International Education (Responsible for admission of non-degree Chinese language study students and selection of Hanban/Confucius Institute Scholarship candidates)

Phone: +86-(0)531-88364535, 88364501 Fax: +86 (0)531-88565623

Website: http://www.cie.sdu.edu.cn/  Email: cie@sdu.edu.cn

 



[1] Note:  According to the No.83 Document from the Ministry of Education of China, International students who come to China for study must have held a valid foreign passport for at least four years (before 30th April of the enrollment year), and must have actually resided in a foreign country for at least two years in the past four years. (Nine months of residence in a foreign country may count as a full year. The dates of the entry and exit stamps in the passport will be followed in the determination of actual foreign residence.) Applicants mentioned above should submit additional documents as follows: (1) Certificate of naturalization; (2) Proof of cancellation of the original residence; (3) A photocopy of exit and entry signature pages of the passport in the recent four years (original copy for future examination); (4) Proof of study or work experience abroad in the recent two years.