Many courses in China are taught in Mandarin instead of English--hence, if you are planning on pursuing a course in Mandarin, you are required to present a certificate of a passing grade in the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) exam, between levels 3 to 8. This certificate is usually obtained through a one to two-year intensive course learning Mandarin. This would enable you not only to understand lectures but also communicate with the Chinese population in general for your comfort and convenience.
However, as most students would usually choose, if you plan on pursuing your degree in the English language you may not be required to learn Mandarin, although you may be asked to take and show proof of having passed an English language test, usually the IELTS or TOEFL. But this differs per university; some are more flexible than others with regards to English sufficiency.
For China, once students receive their offer letter from the university of choice, a decision must be made of the type of visa the student is required to apply for. Student visas in China are divided into two: X1 and X2. X1 is for students who are planning on studying in China for more than six months, while X2 is for those who will be studying in the country for less than six months.
After that, students must go to the China consulate or embassy in their country to apply for the visa, along with the following documents:
After the application and approval of your visa, you may leave for your studies in China. Once arrived, international students are required to pay a visit to the Health quarantine bureau to confirm their Physical Examination Record. If a student is found to have failed it, they would be asked to go through it again in China.
For quality education, China’s tuition fees are remarkably low, making the country excessively affordable for those seeking a good abroad education. While annual tuition fees can amount to USD 15,000 in several countries around the world, in China students can obtain a degree from a top 50 university paying a small annual fee of USD 1,500.
|Study Level||Tuition Fee, Per Year, in CNY||Tuition Fee, Per Year, in USD|
|Bachelor's Degree||Between 13,500 - 28,000||3,000 - 5,000|
|Master's Degree||Between 21,000 - 35,000||3,000 - 5,000|
|Doctorate's Degree||Between 21,000 - 35,000||3,000 - 5,000|