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Programs at Chinese Universities
You can search for all the programs here: apply.china-admissions.com/search
You can use this formula to help you make a decision.
1. Choose your major.
You have to know your passion or your future goal and determine which major is the right one for you. For example, if you wish to become a businessman one day, then you can pursue Business programs.
2. Determine your budget
There are numerous Chinese universities open for international students. Determining your budget helps you in choosing the right university for you. The tuition fee in China for degree programs is around US$ 2,500 – 13,000 per year.
3. Find a Preferred Location
It is better to set a preferred location because China is so big in terms of size. Moreover, you can also narrow down your options by knowing your preference in terms of living cost, weather, etc. For example, if you prefer to stay in cold-weather cities, you can consider studying in Harbin.
You can then search for programs here: apply.china-admissions.com/search/
Update: June 2021
China’s border is still closed for international students now. Therefore, universities and Chinese embassies around the world won’t be able to issue the student visa
As the result, universities will only be able to provide online classes for international students who are located outside of China now
This arrangement will continue until Chinese Government reopen their border for international students.
Application Requirements and Intake
If you are under 18 years old, you need to have a guardian in China. The guardian must be currently residing in China, and he/she can be either a Chinese citizen or a foreigner with a valid Chinese work permit
For English-taught degree programs, an English certificate is needed.
Examples of English Certificate: TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, China Admissions IET
However, if you are a native English speaker then you don’t need an English certificate.
If you are a non-native speaker, universities don’t require a TOEFL/IELTS certificate if your previous education was taught in English. Just provide evidence that the medium of instruction of your previous education was English. Sometimes this is already stated on your graduation certificate but if not, please provide a letter from the university/school confirming this with a seal and signature
Chinese universities may also accept other English certificates for specific programs, e.g. China Admissions IET which you can register here iet.china-admissions.com
Watch the video here on how to prepare the English Certificate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0yMyRkVlV4
No, if you are applying for English-taught degree programs, you don’t need to provide HSK certificate.
But, if you are applying for Chinese-taught degree programs you’ll have to pass HSK (usually HSK 5 minimum).
Generally speaking, here are the minimum score required
– HSK (for Chinese-taught program): HSK 5 (min. 180)
– IELTS: 6.0
– TOEFL iBT: 80 out of 120
HSK is required if you are applying for Chinese-taught degree programs.
English Language Certificate (TOEFL, IELTS) is required is you are applying for English-taught programs
Student transfer is an uncommon practice in China. Thus, majority of them do not accept international transfer students.
We charge a $100 USD service fee for the transfer service but we do not guarantee that it is possible. We will only do our best to help you check and apply (if possible)
To proceed, please go on the application system apply.china-admissions.com and check upload all the documents and let us know your application ID, or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Cost of Studying in China and Fees
The application fee is required by the University to process your application. It covers the cost of preparing your admissions letter and visa form and sending it to you in your home country.
The application fee is always paid before admission and it’s not refundable, no matter whether you get the admission or not.
The application fee is different in each University, but usually, it is around US$ 80-150 each.
It is relatively affordable to study in China.
The tuition fee are as follows:
– English-taught Degree program (Bachelor, Master, PhD): starts from US$ 2,500/year
– Non-degree program (Chinese language program): starts from US$ 1000/semester
Living expenses (accommodation, meal, transportation, daily necessities): US$ 500-900/month; depends on where you live in China.
P.S. Living cost in Beijing and Shanghai will be higher compare to other cities in China.
You can check this information https://www.china-admissions.com/cost-of-living-in-chinese-cities/
List of partial scholarships you can apply on China Admissions, please check here
Generally, we can also help you apply for University’s scholarships too (usually cover 10-100% free tuition fee; merit-based scholarship)
Meanwhile, for Chinese Government Scholarship (CSC Fully-funded scholarship),
The application period is from January to March each year – for September intake
You can apply by yourself at their official website: www.campuschina.org
or you can also use our Scholarship Consulting Service to help you apply for CSC scholarship.