Once you're accepted, you will first receive an e-mail notification and then receive the admission package by postal mail in 4 to 8 weeks. This may seems like an unneccessarily long time, but please understand that the university has to prepare the JW202 form for you, which requires at least 2 weeks time. The university will send you a document packet containing:
You need to take both of these documents to your nearest Chinese consulate or embassy to apply for a Chinese student visa (X-visa or L-visa). Therefore, if you haven't received your JW202 form within a week or two of your departure date, you must contact the school or CUCAS. You may have to enter China on a tourist visa and convert it to a student visa upon arrival.
Once you submit your application on CUCAS, CUCAS will send you several email notifications to make sure you understand the application progress. Generally, when your application status changes, you will receive the following emails:
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