Immensely inquisitive and driven to excel, the people of Westlake value selflessness, integrity, knowledge empowerment, critical thinking, and pragmatic problem-solving. Purposeful, industrious, and supportive, here in the Westlake community, you will find like-minded fellows from a diverse background. For many, being part of Westlake feels like homecoming.



Westlake is China's first private research university, established with the idea that research and teaching excellence should go hand in hand, and a modern university can serve both purposes well.




At Westlake, we welcome applicants from all around the world to study with us. Fairness, equality and integrity are at the heart of Westlake. This means that we review all applicants to the same standard, regardless of where they come from.

For more information, please refer to our essential suggestions, visa requirements, and university policies regarding international students.


At Westlake University, you are building bridges from China to the world, present to the future, and ideas to reality.

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Westlake University is a bridge between East and West, between the present and the future, between China and the world. This idea is central to our values, and we strive to serve a diverse community of students from around the globe. We offer every Westlake student numerous opportunities to engage locally in China and globally through short-term programs and semesters abroad. We also invite students from partner institutions around the world to apply to our visiting and exchange programs.

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Financial Aid

Westlake University is committed to reducing financial barriers of students so they can focus on their academic goals. We provide financial support for our doctoral students to cover their tuition, on-campus room and board rates, insurance premiums, and other living costs. Grants are categorized according to their sources which include public funding, the University’s fund, and social endowment.

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