Can International Students Return to China for September 2021 Intake?

Many students are asking if they can return to China for September 2021 intake. As of today, no official announcement has been released by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Right now the border is still closed and there is no update about when international students can return to China.

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With the lack of official announcements, Chinese universities can’t provide an estimated time regarding the return of international students to China. As soon as we receive an update, we will immediately inform students.

What will happen to September 2021 intake in China?

Admissions for September 2021 intake in Chinese universities is going ahead as normal. International students who are currently in China may take in-person classes on their university campus. For those who are outside China, it is most likely for classes to be conducted online until the entry policy changes.

Get in touch with your university for university-specific policies and to get the latest announcements and news. You can also register on China Admissions and subscribe to us on YouTube for the latest updates.

When can Pakistani / Indian and other students return to China?

Lots of students from Pakistan are asking about when they can return to China from India and Pakistan because there are a large number of students from India and Pakistan who are enrolled in China. There are no updates so far about individual countries. It is likely that students will be able to return in phases with some countries before others. It is also more likely that countries that have a higher vaccination rate and lower number of cases will be able to return before others. Subscribe below for updates.

How can I send my university application for September 2021 intake?

Chinese universities are working hard to accommodate international applicants through flexible admissions policies. This includes: allowing you to submit electronic copies of documents, extending application deadlines, online interviews, and more. Search for your preferred program/university here and start your application!

The 2022 Intake season is also arriving. Learn more about the upcoming application season here: The Application Season for 2022 Intake at Chinese Universities is Here! We recommend that you apply early for 2022’s intake.

If you haven’t been able to take IELTS or TOEFL, you can take the Online IET test which is ready in less than 1 week. You can register here.

Our takeaway!

In the past year, China has slowly eased travel restrictions for many nationalities to return to China. Here’s a quick timeline of travel and entry policy changes China has made:

  • August 2020 – Opened its borders to 36 European countries and 13 Asian countries
  • Early September 2020 – Resumed direct flights from eight countries.
  • Late September 2020 – Foreigners who had a valid residence permit under these three following purposes: work, personal affairs, and family reunion were able to enter China again.
  • March 2021 – Eased entry restrictions for foreigners in certain countries inoculated with Covid-19 vaccines made in China.
  • April 2021 –  Accepted US Travelers inoculated with American-made vaccines.

For more details about the entry policy changes in China, you can read the complete report here. With all these changes, the rapid rate of vaccinations in China, and a decline in COVID-19 cases in some foreign countries, there’s hope that entry policies in China will change very soon.

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.
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Asamoah Richmond
Asamoah Richmond
3 months ago

Will international students from Ghana be allowed to return to China this September,2021

Richard Coward
Richard Coward
3 months ago

We don’t know, make sure to subscribe for the latest news

devender pareek
devender pareek
3 months ago

Want a Chinese suitable course either 6 month or year

Richard Coward
Richard Coward
2 months ago

Please check it out here: apply.china-admissions.com/search there are lots of programs you can choose!

Daouda Bayo
Daouda Bayo
3 months ago

Je veux aller étudier mais je sais pas comment faire…

Dipesh kshetri
Dipesh kshetri
3 months ago

What will happen to the scholarship that I get through bilateral Chinese and Nepalese govt ! CSC type A ?

Richard Coward
Richard Coward
2 months ago
Reply to  Dipesh kshetri

We don’t know I’m afraid. Please contact the embassy about it to ask them.

Almountacir
Almountacir
2 months ago

J’ai besoin de bourse

Abdoulaye NIARE
Abdoulaye NIARE
2 months ago

Hi dears

Jide Eludire
Jide Eludire
2 months ago

Please I need a good medical university for my daughter. We are from Nigeria

Richard Coward
Richard Coward
2 months ago
Reply to  Jide Eludire

Please can you book a call with us here: vip.china-admissions.com, we can help you through the process

Jide Eludire
Jide Eludire
2 months ago
Reply to  Richard Coward

Nadia has actually been nice. We spoke yesterday 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

Charlton Richter
Charlton Richter
2 months ago

How about the situation of Namibia

Jesssss
Jesssss
2 months ago

Will international students from America ( Central America ) be allowed to enter China January 2022 or September 2022?

Richard Coward
Richard Coward
19 days ago
Reply to  Jesssss

We hope so, but we don’t know exactly.

FreeHand
FreeHand
2 months ago

Can we go to China in 2021 or don’t you have any information about it?

Richard Coward
Richard Coward
19 days ago
Reply to  FreeHand

There is no information I’m afraid

hassan
hassan
1 month ago

nice

susantha gamage
susantha gamage
19 days ago

when can entry to china for Srilankan final year students to complete their studies

Richard Coward
Richard Coward
19 days ago

Hi Susantha, we don’t know I’m afraid.

Faiza zahir
Faiza zahir
8 days ago
Awaiting for approval

Is 2021 entry to medical universities of China still going on for Pakistani students?

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