What Will Happen to the 2021 Intake In Chinese Universities?

As of November 26th 2020, thankfully life in China is back to normal as the number of COVID-19 cases subside. However we all need to keep cautious, disciplined and common sense in case of possible further cases.

Right now international students are still not allowed to return to China

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This current semesters have been taught online at Chinese universities. Some universities have launched new online programs. You can learn more and join here.

Right now the border remains closed for international students. More recently, some workers have been allowed to return to China through a special application process.

What will happen to the 2021 intake?

There are two intakes, Spring 2021 and September 2021. Admissions are going ahead as normal for 2021 intake. You can see the latest application deadlines here.

The situation for 2021 intake depends on the COVID-19 situation, the policy of China and the university policy.

Right now, most students who are in China are able to attend in person classes, those who are outside of China will take the first semester online until the policy changes.

When can I come to China? 

As of November 2020, there are still restrictions for international students and they not allowed to come to China.  It is not possible to know when the policy will change, we just need to wait for the official news. We advise you to contact your university for the latest announcements and news on their specific policy. We will also keep you updated  – make sure you have register on China Admissions for the latest news, and also subscribe to us on Youtube.  We will send you an update when there is a policy change.

Can I get a student visa?

International students who are already in China can still receive the JW202 form from his/her Chinese university upon admission acceptance.

Some universities are able to issue JW202 to students outside China. Students can still not use it to apply for the visa until the policy changes. If the policy in China changes then students can use it to apply for the visa in their embassy.

How do I send my application to study in China?

China Admissions can provide you with assistance during the application process. We will guide you from document preparation to your successful admissions to the university of your choice. China Admissions will also give you timely feedback and updates. You can apply online here.

What if I can’t submit all application materials by the deadline?

Chinese universities are working their best to accommodate international applicants through flexible admissions policies. This includes: allowing them to submit electronic copies of credentials, consideration to delays in the submission of application materials, online interviews and more.

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.

Will there be any discounts in tuition for online programs?

Most universities will be offering the same tuition fee as before. Universities in China are already very affordable by international standards.

Some universities have given discounts for the first semester in Spring semester. University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) have lowered their tuition fees by 20%. Chinese universities are also offering more scholarships and financial aid to students. You can read more about scholarships for 2021 intake here.

What measures are in place to ensure the safety of international students in China?

All Chinese universities are mandated to implement strict health measures including ventilation, emergency drills, set up ties with hospitals and disinfection to ensure safety.


China Admissions will continue to monitor the situation and provide you with the latest news and updates. In the meantime, you can continue with your application here.

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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When can international students return to China? What we know so far
6 months ago

Are university admissions going ahead as normal in China?

Prince Dolo
Prince Dolo
6 months ago

How about those who applied in 2020, are we still going to be accepted?

Amaning Francis
Amaning Francis
6 months ago

It’s good though to have such an experience taking online lecture with Chinese Universities. But the truth of the matter that we have not taken into consideration is the cost involved. $$$$

Clement Zirra
Clement Zirra
6 months ago

What is the fate of 2020 September admission aspirants in China?

Abby
Abby
5 months ago

Will the borders be open by September 2021 intake?

Abby
Abby
5 months ago
Reply to  Christine Chiu

So why should I apply to study there? Online classes aren’t really the best. Please if you can persuade the government to consider students, it’ll be very nice.

Abby
Abby
5 months ago
Reply to  Abby

Thank you so much for replying to my earlier comment. And please if there’s anyway you could be of assistance in letting students come back.. please help. Thank you!

PROSPER CHARLES
PROSPER CHARLES
2 months ago
Reply to  Christine Chiu

Hello, Christine may I have your WeChat ID Please for further questions.

Joe
Joe
5 months ago

Hi,

For prospective students who are already in China, will classes in Autumn 2021 be online or in person?

Thanks in advance!

Joe
Joe
5 months ago
Reply to  Christine Chiu

Thanks for your response! That does help.

I have one more question – will students living on campuses be allowed to leave and re-enter campuses as they please, or will they have to be locked down?

Joe
Joe
5 months ago
Reply to  Christine Chiu

Thank you Christine, if you could that would be great.

Joe
Joe
5 months ago
Reply to  Christine Chiu

I see. Hopefully campus lockdowns won’t be an issue by this Autumn.

Thank you so much for your help!

Joe
Joe
5 months ago
Reply to  Christine Chiu

Actually, I do have one more question – would it be possible to apply for the student visa from within Mainland China, or would I have to leave the country in order to apply for it?

Joe
Joe
5 months ago
Reply to  Christine Chiu

That’s good to hear. Due to the pandemic, leaving China is not really a viable option for me, so if I could apply for the visa in-country that would be ideal.

Thank you so much for your help again!

shafy malik
shafy malik
3 months ago

I got a scholarship from Huanghuai University for a research project. When will I get my visa as I sent my documents back in October 2020 to the university?

Hatu
Hatu
3 months ago

I don’t know why China restricts international student entry while Chinese experts can go to other countries with 14 days quarantine.

Sameera
Sameera
3 months ago

When will China be expecting international students?

Tyrus Nygudor Mangblin
Tyrus Nygudor Mangblin
3 months ago

Are there any specific dates students should be expecting admission decisions for the September intake? If yes, may I know those dates?

Rohan
Rohan
3 months ago

Hello, is there any update if international students can return to China this year. If not, when in your opinion will we be allowed back. Thanks in advance! 😊

lilt
lilt
2 months ago

I am slowly losing hope. Many of us can get vacinnated in our home countries, so the fact that they wont issue visa at least for vacinnated students is extremely frustrating.

Charlie
Charlie
2 months ago
Reply to  Christine Chiu

I think it would better Chinese government sells vaccines to international students than other countries , Turkey have bought 100 million vaccines from China. There is a 2 point 1) Chinese government doesn’t want international students come to China 2) They doesn’t trust own vaccines

Meron
Meron
2 months ago

I was granted a CSC scholarship in 2020 but I deferred the admission due to the pandemic. Will I be able to attend classes in person on September 2021?

PROSPER CHARLES
PROSPER CHARLES
2 months ago
Reply to  Meron

As of that you will be able to attend as soon as they announce

Meron
Meron
2 months ago

Plus would getting vaccinated help in obtaining a visa?

Nana Kwame
Nana Kwame
2 months ago

Kindly keep me updated on when China will start admitting foreign students for 2021 at nkay7000@gmail.com

Ximena
Ximena
2 months ago

Hell, has there been any update as of now for when international students may be able to return to Shanghai?

Ximena
Ximena
2 months ago

Hello, has there been any update to when international students can return to shanghai as of now? Thank you

Subrat
Subrat
2 months ago

Hello, Will bad grades in A levels, reduce my chances in getting into a Chinese University as an international student with a scholarship?

Subrat
Subrat
2 months ago

Can we apply to Chinese Universities for free? If yes, how to?

Rana
Rana
1 month ago

Is there any official statement by Chinese Government regarding return of international students.
If 1st semester is online then will we receive stipend?

abteske
abteske
1 month ago

will admissions in 2021 be granted to international student with COVID 19 by the goverment of china/univesities

Richard Coward
Richard Coward
1 month ago
Reply to  abteske

Yes admissions are still being granted, but we don’t know about the border entry time.

Aliatu Osman
Aliatu Osman
1 month ago

Please is there any news so far_? Concerning 2021 intake

Richard Coward
Richard Coward
1 month ago
Reply to  Aliatu Osman

Not yet, do register on our platform and we will keep you updated

Albert
Albert
1 month ago

I recently got accepted to SJTU but do they have any plans on how to carry out admissions and classes for students outside of China? I’m assuming international students are still allowed back in

Richard Coward
Richard Coward
26 days ago
Reply to  Albert

Hi Albert, you’re not able to come to China right now so it will be online until the situation changes.

Queen Ngunengen Amozua
Queen Ngunengen Amozua
28 days ago

is there going to be an application by september 2021?

Richard Coward
Richard Coward
26 days ago

Yes you can apply now apply.china-admissions.com/search

Rlw/anda
Rlw/anda
14 days ago

I’m desperate 😏😏

Richard Coward
Richard Coward
17 minutes ago
Reply to  Rlw/anda

Take care. Focus on what you can control.

Rlw/anda
Rlw/anda
1 day ago

Hey China-admissions.com!

Manisha
Manisha
1 day ago

Can I also jion

Sani
Sani
5 hours ago

Please guide me through am expecting a scholarship , I do not apply but I have one brother who was working with chainise government. He assured me September international students Will resume.

Richard Coward
Richard Coward
15 minutes ago
Reply to  Sani

I’m afraid it is quite unlikely.

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