FAQ: Is the Application Fee for Chinese Universities Refundable?

When you are applying to Chinese universities, you will usually need to pay a fee to submit your application. This is called the application fee. It is usually between 30 and 150 USD.

This is the fee charged by the universities, not by China Admissions. You will need to pay this fee even if you apply on your own. The application fee covers the costs for the university to read and process your application in their system.

It is required to pay this fee. If you do not pay it, we cannot send your application to the university because they will not process it.

Is the Application Fee for Chinese Universities refundable?

The application fee is not refundable, even if you do not get accepted into the university. If you contact us wanting a refund of the application fee, we will not be able to help you because that fee is nonrefundable and paid directly to the university.

For a list of universities with no application fees, please click here.

For more about China Admissions’ refund policy, please click here.

Saving Money on the Application Fee

If you want to save money on your applications and do not want to pay a lot in application fees, the best course is to apply with China Admissions. We can guide you to a university where you have a high chance of getting accepted, so you will only need to pay the application fee for one or two universities instead of many!

Choosing the right university and applying early through China Admissions are the best ways to help yourself get accepted and not spend a lot on application fees to many universities.

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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