Last year a record-breaking 398,000 international students flocked to study in China, making it the world’s third most popular destination (behind the US and UK).
This rapid rise in popularity can be partly explained by government-sponsored scholarships, as well as Chinese universities’ continued progress in the international ranking tables, not to mention the appeal of learning the world’s most-spoken language.
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China is located on the east coast of the largest continent（Eurasia）as well as the western margin of the largest ocean （Pacific）. It has a land area of about 9.6 million square km, occupying 6.5 percent of the total land area of the world. From the confluence of the Heilong River and its tributary, the Wusuli River, westward to the Pamir Plateau, the distance is more than 5200 km.
International students from all over the world are warmly welcomed to study in China. China’s universities offer thousands of programs for foreign students. Non-degree programs teaching Chinese language and culture are particularly popular, but it is also possible to earn your degree in China. Most degree programs are taught in Chinese and therefore require a certain level of language proficiency. However, an increasing number of English-taught degree programs are available. So you can make a choice according to your own situation.
There are two types of universities in China: comprehensive university and professional university. Comprehensive universities have a wide range of disciplines, with tremendous strength in scientific research; Professional universities are generally proficient in certain disciplines and activities carried out by students are full of academic atmosphere.
China’s universities offer thousands of programs for foreign students. Non-degree programs teaching Chinese language and culture are particularly popular, but it is also possible to earn your degree in China. Most degree programs are taught in Chinese and therefore require a certain level of language proficiency. However, an increasing number of English-taught degree programs are available.
Degree programs: degree programs begin in September at most Chinese universities. A small number of programs can admit students in February or March.
Language programs: the one-semester (4-6 months) language course usually opens in both semesters (starting in both September and February/March); the One-year language program usually opens in September; the short-term courses may have fixed times or may arrange a time at the request of a group of students. Short-term summer programs usually start in June, July or August, and last 1-8 weeks.
Generally, for admission, as we cooperate with universities very well, so all students applied through us will be in top the priority list. For admission takes within 7 days and visa application form around 2 weeks, total process for your getting documents almost 20 days.
① Chinese is the only instruction language for undergraduate programs. Scholarship recipients of undergraduate programs must take preparatory courses in designated universities for one year and pass the required test before major studies. Failure to pass the required test leads to the automatic termination of their scholarship.
②Most graduate programs and non-degree programs are instructed in Chinese. Certain Chinese universities offer English-taught programs. Please check Directory of the Chinese Institutions Admitting International Students under Chinese Government Scholarship Program (www.csc.edu.cn/studyinchina or www.campuschina.org) for program introduction. Scholarship recipients of Chinese-taught programs without adequate Chinese language proficiency must take Chinese language training courses for one to two years to reach the language requirements of their host universities before major studies. Failure to reach the required language proficiency will lead to the termination of scholarship. Recipients in such programs as science, engineering, agriculture, west medicine, economics, management, law and arts will take Chinese courses for one year. Recipients in literature, history, philosophy and Chinese medicine will take Chinese courses for no more than two years. Recipients of English-taught programs or those with adequate Chinese language capability do not need to take Chinese language training courses.
A total of 252 Chinese universities are designated by MOE to accept Chinese Government Scholarship students. Applicants can only choose their host universities from the list.
China universities enjoy a long history of offering courses in English medium with experienced, qualified and talented professors in this field. All the courses are taught in English Medium, so for the language, is not a problem at all. Meanwhile, university also organizes Chinese language class in order to help you adapt your life in china better.
According to government regulations in China, international students cannot work during their studies. However, part-time work or internships are sometimes allowed. Jobs teaching English are particularly easy for English speakers to find.
Although prices in China are rising, the cost of living here is still favorable compared with most developed countries. You will be amazed by how comfortably you can live and how strong your purchasing power is. Compared to developed countries, the cost of living and studying in China is relatively low. Accommodation in Beijing is roughly RMB 2000-3000 yuan per month. An average meal costs around 30-50 yuan. The subway has a flat rate of 2 yuan and buses within the city are even cheaper. Smaller cities and those in China’s central and western regions are particularly inexpensive.