5 Best University Programs to Study in China for 2021

China has become one of the most enticing study-abroad destinations for international students.

According to the Chinese Ministry of Education, the total number of international students in China in 2018 was 492,185 (including 258,122 degree students). China has surpassed the United Kingdom to become the host of the second largest international student population after the United States.

Check out the most popular programs to take in China!

5 Top Subjects to Study in China

1. Clinical Medicine

China is highly recognized for its excellent medical education and competitive English-taught MBBS programs. More than 10,000 students take MBBS in China every year.

There are 45 universities and medical colleges in China offering English-medium MBBS. The program usually lasts five or six years. Check out our guide to studying MBBS in China or see a complete list of programs here.

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2. Business

China is known for its strong economy, vibrant business environment and dynamic startup scene. For this reason, business programs are one of the most in demand.

Two of the most popular business courses are International Business and Master in Business Administration (MBA). Chinese business schools occupy the Financial Times’ top business schools every year. Learn how to apply for an MBA in China here.

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3. Chinese Language and Literature

Whether its non-degree or degree programs in Chinese language and literature, international students recognize the benefits of learning how to speak and write Chinese.

You can also take Chinese language lessons online at an affordable rate. Search for a complete list of programs here.

Beijing Language Culture University is a top language school in China offering 1-on-1 and group Chinese classes for all types of students.

4. Computer Science and Technology

From 5G, virtual realities, artificial intelligence to machine learning, China is at the forefront of science and technology. For this reason, Computer Science and Technology is one of the most popular courses in China.

Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiaotong University and Zhejiang University are some of the top IT schools in China. See a complete list of Computer Science and Technology programs here.

5. Civil Engineering

China is big on construction. China even built a skyscraper in just 19 days. But a degree in civil engineering does not only revolve around construction.

As climate change and new technologies in construction are introduced, more civil engineering jobs will emerge in the future. This is why a Civil Engineering degree is one of the most sought-after courses in China. Check out a complete list of civil engineering degrees here.

Chinese Universities Open for September 2021 Intake

You can check for the application deadlines, or search for programs on our site. Apply as early as now so you can still apply for scholarships.

Content crafter at China Admissions with nine years of professional writing experience. Fil-Chinese who honors my heritage every day. On a fascinating journey exploring China and tracing my ancestry. See China through my lens.
Christine Chiu
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