FAQ: How Early Should You Apply for 2023 Intake?

Are you looking to begin a program at a Chinese university in spring 2023 or fall 2023? How early should you apply for 2023 intake?

It is still 2022, so it might seem too early to begin the process…but actually we recommend applying as early as possible for your dream 2023 program! Some 2023 Intake programs have application deadlines as early as September 2022!

Will China’s Borders Open in 2023?

This is the big question on every student’s mind…We have a daily tracker showing the latest news for students. Read more here and get daily updates: When can international students go to China?

Is it worth it to apply to China in 2023?

There are a few reasons why it is still worth it to apply to Chinese universities in 2023:

  1. Chinese unis top the rankings in Asia, and are well-known and respected globally
  2. World-class education at affordable costs compared to Europe/Canada/USA
  3. Thousands of scholarships available to all students
  4. Learn Chinese and experience Chinese culture
  5. Greater chance of border reopening
  6. You can always withdraw your application later if you change your mind

The border situation and the costs of returning to China are the biggest reasons why students are hesitating right now. We encourage you to fully research your options to study in China but also keep an open mind to other destinations.

You can check other study destinations around the world at our sister site, Global Admissions!

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How Early Should You Apply For 2023 Intake in China?

We recommend beginning as early as possible!

It takes students an average of 10 days to complete their application on our platform.

You may also need to collect many other forms such as: health check, non-criminal record, IELTS/TOEFL score, letters of recommendation…These can take a month or longer to prepare.

We advise you to check the deadlines for 2023 intake right away, and plan how long it will take you to arrange all the relevant documents.

Check Your Program’s Deadline Here

Early Applicants Also Get Priority for Scholarships

Many Chinese universities offer scholarships for full or partial tuition to students with excellent grades and extracurriculars. But the scholarships have limited spots. Students who apply early get first priority for these important scholarships.

You should apply early if you want a scholarship. This is the #1 way to easily increase your chances of getting a scholarship.

2023 Intake Programs That Are Open Now

These programs are accepting applications NOW for 2023 intake!

To begin your studies in Spring 2023, most applications are due in November 2022-January 2023. Here are all Spring 2023 Intake deadlines.

Savannah Billman has a master's degree in Chinese Law and Society at the Yenching Academy of Peking University. She holds a B.A. from NYU Shanghai and has also written for The World of Chinese, TechNode, SupChina, and Sixth Tone.
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