Third-year Chinese students notify their graduate coordinators of interest in applying, providing an English vita, transcripts, and letter of application. Chinese university liaisons provide a list of qualified students and their materials to AU for consideration. AU graduate liaisons review the student materials, extending invitations to qualified individuals to formally apply for the 3+2 program through the AU Graduate School in January. Students meet normal GRE and TOEFL requirements unless otherwise waived or satisfied as per the program agreement.
Chinese university selects candidates, provides AU with a list of nominated participants, and the identified students complete online applications by December 15. Admission decisions by AU departments are completed in February. Chinese university students are notified in March, and are admitted directly to AU as graduate students under the authority of the Dean of the Graduate School.