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Introduction to East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST)

East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), is a prominent research-intensive university established in 1952, and directly authorised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

It was originally formed with a major focus on chemical technology, however, it has since developed to an extensive university that covers a vast area of academic disciplines. The university as well offers a large variety of majors.


The school has a highly qualified teaching faculty. It is also a Chinese Ministry of Education Double First Class Discipline University, with Double First Class status in certain disciplines.

Double First Class Discipline University alternatively referred as Double Top University Plan, is an initiative by the government of the People’s Republic of China, to adequately transform a group of elite Chinese universities and individual university departments into world class universities and disciplines by the end of 2050.


ECUST is located in Shanghai, the largest city in the People’s Republic of China. It has its main campus at Meilong Road in Xuhui District, in the southwest of downtown Shanghai and 17 kilometers from Hongqiao Airport.

The school consists of two campuses and a science park inthe Xuhui, Fengxian and Jinshan districts of Shanghai. Its official address is 130 Meilong Rd, Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200237.


SCME hosts over 200 professors and among them, one is an academician CAS, 3 are Changjiang Distinguished Professors, 1 is a Scientist-in-Chief of the National 973 Program, 80 are professors, and associate professors of more than 20 PhD supervisors and 50 MS supervisors.

ECUST Programs

The university offers both degree and non-degree programs. The degree programs offered include bachelors, doctorate and master degree.


There are various scholarships available to both local and international students at ECUST. They include:

  • Chinese Government Scholarship
  • Shanghai Government Scholarship
  • ECUST President Scholarship for Degree Programs
  • ECUST President Scholarship for Language Programs


ECUST provides accommodation for international students. The dormitory for international students is located in Xuhui Campus. Students can choose between 2 different types of campus buildings. They include:

Lizhi Building Dormitory No. 3

  • It consists of single rooms
  • The cost is RMB 1,800 per month or RMB 60 per day
  • Rooms contain internet access, basic furniture, bedding sets, air conditioner and a private bathroom
  • Shared facilities include kitchen and laundry room

Chenyuan Building Dormitory No.1

There are 3 types of rooms at Chenyuan Building. They include:

  • Single room costing RMB 75 per day
  • Double room costing RMB 110 per day
  • Studio costing RMB 140 per day

ECUST Programs

The university offers both degree and non-degree programs. The degree programs offered include bachelors, doctorate and master degree.

Bachelors Programs

Some of the popular Bachelor degree consist of: Chemical Engineering and Technology, bioengineering, Biological technology, pharmaceutical engineering and pharmacy. Other programs include: Accounting, automation, business administration, computer science and technology, Economics, law, marketing, International economics and trading, material physics and engineering, and polymer science and engineering.

  • These and many more degree programs offered by the university begin on 4th September, 2019.
  • The tuition fee across all the programs is estimated at RMB 22,000; except for landscape architecture, industrial design, product design, and digital media art which go for RMB 26,000.
  • The deadline for registration of the programs is 15th July

Masters programs

The popular Master degree programs offered by ECUST include:

Chemical Engineering (English)

  • Starts on 3 September
  • Application deadline is on 31st July, 2019.
  • The programs runs for two and half years
  • Tuition fees is estimated at RMB 31, 000


Applied Chemistry

  • Taught in English
  • Estimated tuition fee is RMB 31,200.
  • It runs for 3 years
  • Starts in September

Polymer Physics and Chemistry

  • It is offered in both English and Mandarin
  • The tuition fee for the English program costs RMB 31, 200 and for the Mandarin Chinese program is RMB 26, 000.
  • Both the programs run for 3 years
  • Both programs begin in September

Doctoral programs

The doctoral programs offered by the school include Advanced Materials and Processes, Applied Chemistry, applied economy, biochemical engineering, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Technology, Computer Applied Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, and Pharmaceutical Engineering and Technology.

Except for Applied Economy which is offered at RMB 35,000, the tuition fees for other doctorate programs are estimated at RMB 42,000. All of the programs are instructed in English and begin in September. They run for 3 years


Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Technology

Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Technology Introduction to the Program This bachelors program takes 4 years to complete. Students can choose to study the program in Chinese or English.

Bachelor’s in International Economics and Trade

Bachelor’s in International Economics and Trade Introduction to the Program The Bachelor’s in International Economics and Trade is a 4-year program that is taught in English.