• Warm Tips
    • Dear foreign friends, here are some tips for your future work in ZUST.

      Firstly, please contact the school you will work in and confirm your working time and job responsibilities.

      We will help you in applying for visa according to your specific purpose of visit.  Generally, you can apply for visit visa (F) or work visa (Z or X). Visa (Z) is for long term stay (more than 3 months) and Visa (X) is for short term stay (less than 3 months).

      If you visit ZUST for the purpose of academic exchange or research cooperation and stay for less than 1 month, you can apply for visit Visa (F). For the application, you should provide the following materials:  CV and a copy of passport.

      If you visit ZUST for short term (less than 3 months) teaching or research, you can apply for Visa (X). For the application, you should provide the following materials: CV, academic certificate, a copy of passport and the work contract (please consult the relevant contact person).

      If you visit ZUST for long term (more than 3 months) teaching or research, you can apply for Visa (Z). For the application, you should provide the following materials:  CV, a copy of passport, academic certificate, health certificate, non-criminal record certificate and the work contract (please consult the relevant contact person).

      It is kindly reminded that you should allow sufficient time for the process of visa application so that you can get to ZUST as scheduled. After receiving your application materials from the relevant school, it takes at least 5 working days for the Office of International Exchange and Cooperation to issue the invitation for visa (F) application; at least 20 working days to get the work permit and an invitation for visa (X) application; and at least 30 working days to get the work permit and an invitation for visa (Z) application.  As you have to submit the original copy of the work permit to apply for a visa, so you must also consider the time spent on the post.

      Therefore, it is advised that you should schedule your visit as early as possible and provide the above mentioned materials at least 1 month before the visa (F) application, 2 months before the visa (X) application, and 3 months before the visa (Z) application.

      After arriving at ZUST, if you have a work visa, you need to apply for a residence permit within a month.

      Then, you can start your happy life in ZUST. Your colleagues in the school will help you to get a campus card to use in the school canteen, library and campus stores. If you encounter any problems, you can contact the Office of International Exchange and Cooperation, we will be glad to help you.