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Westlake University to Welcome First Class of Undergraduate Students in Fall 2022


23, 2022

PRESS INQUIRIES Chi ZHANG
Email: zhangchi@westlake.edu.cn
Phone: +86-(0)571-86886861
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Westlake University, a new type of international research university focusing on science and engineering and located in Hangzhou, China, has been approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education and Zhejiang Provincial Department of Education to recruit its first class of undergraduate students for Fall 2022. Westlake will admit a small number of select Chinese and international students for the inaugural class.  


Westlake Student Profile


Westlake University welcomes compassionate individuals, curious explorers, bold innovators, and future leaders to come study with us. Applicants should show interest and intellectual potential in science and engineering, display strong adaptability, versatility, empathy, and social engagement, and have a global outlook and demonstrated English proficiency. Please click herefor the eligibility and application requirements for international students.



Westlake Undergraduate Program


Program Overview


All courses at Westlake are taught in English. The Westlake undergraduate Science and Engineering programs combine rigorous, broad-based fundamentals with in-depth specializations to prepare our students for the future. Students also take courses in the humanities, social sciences, communication, and other areas. Undergraduates have a common curriculum during their first two years and declare a major at the end of their second year. Initially offered majors include Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Electronic and Information Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering, with more major options being developed. Westlake exemplifies the highest international standards in higher education by adopting the best practices of leading universities worldwide.


  • Research Opportunities


Westlake University engages undergraduates in world-changing research from the very beginning of their studies. Our globally-leading faculty-student ratio guarantees that each student receives individualized faculty guidance and the singular chance to pursue research matching their interests. Westlake undergraduates have access to Westlake’s more than 150 state-of-the-art laboratories shared across different disciplines. Through hands-on inquiries and immersive experiences, students actively acquire skills needed for career success and leadership. Undergraduates will also have opportunities for direct admission to the Ph.D. program.


  • Study Abroad


An important feature of the Westlake undergraduate program is a required study abroad experience for up to one year. Students will gain a deeper global perspective by studying at one of our partner universities outside of China. To date, Westlake has signed study abroad and exchange agreements with approximately 20 top universities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and Asia; more partner institutions will be available in the future.


  • World-Class Faculty


The globally recruited Westlake faculty are all internationally recognized leaders in their fields, known for setting the agenda in their specialty, pioneering new areas, or being rising young scholars with promising academic futures. All faculty have held faculty positions at, or hold doctorates from, globally leading universities including Princeton, Yale, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, CMU, KTH, and others. At Westlake University, students study and work side by side with these brilliant scientists and engineers, receiving inspiration and charting an exciting future for the world.


  • Residential Colleges


Westlake undergraduates will reside and study at our new, modern, Yungu Campus, and join one of four distinct residential colleges connecting students from various cultural backgrounds and academic disciplines. Westlake Residential Colleges serve to develop students’ identity inside our intimate, supportive, and diverse community. At Westlake, different interests and ideas are represented by multiple types of student groups, allowing individuals to explore, create, and lead in their own ways. We hope to facilitate an engaging, exciting, and inspiring student life experience for all.


  • Scholarships and Financial Aid


Westlake University has a need-blind admissions policy. Full and partial tuition scholarship programs based on both merit and financial need are available.


Westlake University welcomes students interested in studying science and engineering at a new, exciting, and international Chinese university to join us!


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Application Deadline: May 10, 2022, at 11:59 PM Beijing Time (GMT+8).


For more information, please visit: https://ugadmissions.westlake.edu.cn/