What more can we say about China that you don’t already know? It’s a cradle of culture, philosophy, and art that changed the course of history with every invention and every dynasty; not to mention the great works of Sun Tzu and Confucius that are still quoted and used as life guide. Knowing all this, why wouldn’t students wish to come here, especially to be close to the birthplace of the Zen school of Buddhism that encourages individuals to find inner peace and relaxation? Thinking of the great atmosphere and culture, China seems like the ideal international destination for your studies. There are 6 Chinese universities ranked within the top 100 on the QS World University Rankings 2019. Overall, 40 Chinese institutions received a ranking. There are currently close to 500,000 international students studying at Chinese universities, with most international students hailing from Japan, the US, Thailand, South Korea and India. The number of international students has increased thanks to the government’s new improved scholarship scheme, which saw nearly 60,000 students from abroad receive financial assistance in 2017. In addition, the government is committed to improving the number and range of degrees in English that are available. This has already increased by 63% in the last five years.
The number of higher education institutions in China has doubled in the last decade, and there are now almost 3,000 institutions. Pre-school Education in China Pre-school education is an important component of education cause in China. In urban areas, it is mainly kindergartens of 3 years, two years or one year which could be full time part-time, boarding or hour-reckoned. Primary and Secondary Education in China Since the promulgation of the "Compulsory Education Law of the People's Republic of China" in 1986, the 9-year compulsory education has been implemented by governments at various levels and made significant progress. Higher Education in China Higher education in China has played an important role in the economic construction, science progress and social development by bringing up large scale of advanced talents and experts for the construction of socialist modernization.
Tuition fees in China will depend on the university and the subject that you have chosen. Public universities will offer a more affordable option, with tuition fees ranging from $3,300 – $10,000 per year. For an English-speaking degree, fees are between $2,200 – $4,500 per year. Medicine, engineering and business degrees are a more expensive option, and tuition fees could set you back anywhere from $24,000 – $50,000 per academic year. With its target to encourage 500,000 international students to study in China by 2020, the government set up a program to further entice foreign students through the offer of scholarships. International students are eligible to apply for the Chinese government award Program. The grant is available for both undergraduate and postgraduate students for study at 243 Chinese universities. The scholarship covers all living expenses and student fees. Studying in China isn’t as expensive as some other western countries. As an international student, you’ll be expected to pay your tuition fees well in advance for each study period. Here’s the list of cost of studying in China at different levels in Chinan dollars:
Generally, international students are not permitted to work while in China. This said, however, part-time jobs have been known to be permitted at times. Some students choose to teach English. This helps them to earn some additional income while also meeting and interacting with local people. If you are considering taking up part-time work while in China, seek guidance from your university regarding the steps needed to gain government permission for this – it is not worth risking the conditions of your study visa by working without permission!
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