3+X Programs

The 3+X Accelerated Masters Program is a cooperative program between Zhejiang University (ZJU), Donghua University (DHU), National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Jiangnan University (JNU), and Zhejiang Sci-Tech University (ZSTU) with NC State University. In the fall of their fourth year, select ZJU, DHU, NCTU, and JNU students attend NC State. The classes taken will count as completing their undergraduate degree at their home institution and most will also count as the first class credits in a master's degree program at NC State. In addition, students will earn a Certificate in US Culture and Education from NC State.

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All 3+X students take the GTI 401 course which provides critical training in academic preparedness and cultural acuity. Highlights of the course include: plagiarism and western writing ethics, critical thinking skills applied to research and culture, effective grant proposal writing, how to work with a DGP (Director of Graduate Programs), using academic resources on campus, understanding cross-cultural relationships and dynamics, dealing with culture shock, engaging campus life, and American values and lifestyle (politics, ethnicity issues, religion, volunteerism, family, sports, and food).

For more information about the costs of attending NC State, click here to see the estimates from the Cashier's Office. The US government charges a visa fee and SEVIS fee.

There are two additional GTI fees:

Application Process
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Important Dates Overview

3+X Timeline and Dates

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These deadlines and important dates are subject to change. It is important to maintain constant contact with the Graduate School, your degree program, the GTI program and the Office of International Services for updates. Failure to meet these deadlines may result in a denial of admission to Graduate School or not receiving a graduate degree from NCSU.