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

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
3 months ago

Are university admissions going ahead as normal in China?

Prince Dolo
Prince Dolo
3 months ago

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

Amaning Francis
Amaning Francis
2 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
2 months ago

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

Abby
Abby
2 months ago

Will the borders be open by September 2021 intake?

Abby
Abby
2 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
2 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!

Joe
Joe
2 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
2 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
2 months ago
Reply to  Christine Chiu

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

Joe
Joe
2 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
2 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
1 month 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
10 days 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?

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