China is a country in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.428 billion in 2017. Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers, it is the world's third or fourth largest country by area. China has been the world's second-largest economy by nominal GDP, and since 2014, the largest economy in the world by PPP. China is also the world's largest exporter and second-largest importer of goods.

Capital
Beijing

Population
1.40 Billion

Language
Mandarin

International Students
492185

GDP
$ 14.14 Trillion

Dialing Code
86

Currency
Chinese Yuan

Universities
3,004

Temperature
-8 to 32 °C

Why study in China?

China has been able to preserve its traditional value and at the same time, adopt the modern education. It has successfully made its place worth in the world by gaining recognition from the international associations and more importantly, students. The Chinese education projects are aimed to revolutionize the way of teaching and learning and producing a new experience for the international students, especially from the West.

Statistics

In 2019 a total of 492185 international students enrolled in 3000+ higher education institutions in China across various courses. The major highlights are shown below.

  • Korea South
    22%
  • Thailand
    13%
  • Pakistan
    12%
  • India
    10%
  • United States
    9%
  • Russia
    8%
  • Indonesia
    7%
  • Laos
    6%
  • Japan
    6%
  • Kazakhstan
    5%

Ownership

Public (73%)
2204 Universities
Private (27%)
800 Universities
For the year 2014-15

Study Level

PG (14%)
51194 Students
UG (86%)
325860 Students
For the year 2014-15
Popular Fields of Study in China

Arts and Humanities

Social Sciences

Law and Legal Studies

Engineering and Technology

Architecture

Design

Medicine and Life Sciences

Natural Sciences

International Students' Fields of Study

Total International Students - 377054

Arts and Humanities (55%)

Business & Management Studies (15%)

Medicine and Life Sciences (14%)

Engineering and Technology (9%)

Social Sciences (2%)

Education (2%)

Visual Arts & Design (1%)

Natural Sciences (1%)

Agriculture & Forestry (1%)

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Admission Season and Timeline

Application Start Dates
Submission of Application
Admission Results
Apply for Visa
Academic Session Begins
Application Start Dates Academic year in China normally contains two semesters, Spring semester and Autumn semester, except for a few ones implementing 3-semester system. For Autumn semester applications start in Late Feb/Early March of previous year.
Submission of Application The Autumn applications will have their first round deadline during April-May. Final deadline for most courses is in Late July.
Admission Results From late May till mid-June admission letters for early applicants are delivered. For applicants applying in last round, will get results in 1st week of August.
Apply for Visa By August end, autumn intake applicants must have their visa ready, immediately after receiving admission letters from the university.
Academic Session Begins Autumn session starts in 1st week of September, and if there remain some vacancies, few late applicants may be invited in late September.

Post Admission Experience

Visa Options
X1
Cost - $140

Type- Study

China Student visa (X Visa) is issued to those who have been admitted by a Chinese college. X1 is issued to students who go to China for study for mor...

X2
Cost - $140

Type- Study

The X2 visa is issued to those who plan on staying in China for a period of study less than 180 days.

Z
Cost - $140

Type- Work

Chinese work visa, or Z visa, is a single entry visa issued to foreigners who are going to China for a paid job offer or to undertake commercial enter...

Weather
oC / oF
MinMax
MinMax
Beijing
-8o2o
Shanghai
1o8o
Hong Kong
13o18o
Xi'an
-4o5o
Cost Of Living

Low

High

Monthly Living Expenses
Rent

$305 - $1315

Food

$314 - $447

Transport

$18 - $164

Miscellaneous

$23 - $139

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FAQs

The average tuition fees in Chinese public universities range between 2,500 and 10,000 USD/academic year. You can also find several programmes with no tuition fees.
It can be hard to get courses in a students' major in China, especially in technical fields, so it makes sense to focus on language study and learning about Chinese history and culture. ... So yes, China is a good place to study abroad, but it does depend on where you are coming from and what your goals are.
Applicants for Bachelor's degree must have a high-school diploma and be under the age of 25.Applicants for Bachelor's degree must have a high-school diploma and be under the age of 25. Applicants for Master's degree program must have a bachelor's degree and be under the age of 35 and should have a bachelor's degree with letters of recommendation from two professors or associate professors.
You're allowed to take part-time jobs during your studies, as well as engage in paid internships on campus, as long as you obtain permission both from your host university and the Chinese immigration authorities
Studying and living in China is cheaper than studying and living in European countries, the U.S., and many other countries. In China, the tuition fees per semester are generally no more than 1000 U.S. dollars, a number of short-term language courses cost just a few hundred dollars
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