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.

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