Message from the Dean


Thank you for visiting the International Programs website of the School of Software of Central South University a. It is my great pleasure to welcome you to gain insight into our unique educational, research, and professional services. 


With the global economy and job challenges, one of the most important investments you will make in your life is education. We can support you with your goals through our unique, flexible, and socially responsible undergraduate and graduate programs. The uniqueness of our programs is that the integration of “hands-on learning” and application with a firm grounding in software engineering. Distinguishing characteristics of each program include the following:

  • Quality teaching and up-to-date learning environments,
  • Career-focused courses grounded in theory and enhanced through application,
  • All students have excellent internship opportunities in top-level IT companies,
  • An expectation that all students have an opportunity to complete an international study experience, and Preparation to work in a global environment.


We have outstanding faculties and staff, world-class facilities and equipment, and innovative courses. We boast an enrollment of about 2,000 students, of which 1000 are graduate students and over 50 are pursuing doctoral degree. 


A few years ago, I left China to study and work overseas for a time. Studying abroad has given me countless unforgettable experiences that have helped me grow personally and professionally. I warmly welcome you to study in China with Software School of Central South University, and I encourage you to explore our graduate programs that open doors to your future career.

Dr. Zhi-gang Chen
Professor and Dean, School of Software
Central South University