Long and short-term academic programs are available in China across many universities and educational centers. International students and researchers may apply to BA, MA, Ph.D., and postdoctoral research programs in China. Moreover, summer schools and conferences are another excellent academic activity that makes China an attractive destination for scholars and scientists. Many programs also come with fully-funded scholarships and fellowships as well as travel grants and financial aid, thus every student, researcher, and professor can always find a suitable program in China and apply.
Scholarships to study all degrees in China
- B.A. in Art Design in Visual Communication scholarship in Zhejiang A & F University
- Business administration scholarship in Zhejiang A & F University
- Fully Funded Scholarship Sponsored by the Chinese Government
- Schwarzman Scholars Program in Tsinghua University
- Tsinghua University Chinese Government Scholarship
- Jinggangshan University Scholarships
- LLM Global International Scholarships
- Chinese Government Scholarship
- HKUST RedBird Ph.D. Scholarship at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
- Zhengzhou University President Scholarships
- Zhejiang University Scholarship for International Postgraduate Students
- Beijing Normal University New International Student Scholarship
- Xiamen University Scholarships for International Students
- Chinese University LLM Global International Awards
- Xi’An Jiaotong University Scholarships Programs for Postgraduate Students
- Shandong University Scholarship for International Students
- Tsinghua University Scholarship CSC Scholarship
- Wuhan University Scholarship
- Study-at-Nankai Scholarship
- Duke University Scholarship
- Confucius China Studies Program (CCSP) Fellowships
- UNESCO/People's Republic of China (The Great Wall) Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme
- Princeton in Asia Fellowships
- “Understanding China” Fellowship
- The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships
- EDWIN S.H. LEONG CSC UBC POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
- Blakemore Freeman Fellowships
- The Wilson China Fellowship
- Research Fellow/Associate Research Fellow in Medicine in Zhejiang University
- Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme
- The Gallatin China Summer Scholarship
- Chinese-language Summer School (2 weeks) at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
- Les Roches Jin Jiang Summer Program in Shanghai
- Immersion Program at the Chinese Language Institute
- Chinese-language Summer courses at Beijing Language and Culture University
- China Study Abroad Programs at University Studies Abroad Consortium
- Shanghai Summer Chinese Studies Program
- Summer Mandarin Courses at XMandarin Chinese Language Centre
- Shanghai Jiao Tong University Summer Programs
- Beijing Normal University Summer School
Why study in China?
China is an exceptional culture of work & development and a carrier of a unique lifestyle. You might hear the increasing cases of people around you moving to China for studies and careers, as it became one of the most attractive destinations for those who seek great opportunities.
Participating in study and research programs in China means:
- Reside and develop your skills in one of the leading global economies.
- Advance your academic degree in world-famous educational institutions.
- Pay lower tuition fees compared to the USA, Canada, and Europe.
- Get closer to career and citizenship opportunities.
Are Chinese Universities good?
Chinese Universities are among the most prestigious ones in the world. Besides, there is all the necessary infrastructure for the international students to feel comfortable while pursuing their academic careers in China.
There are 119 Chinese universities ranked among the best in global ranking platforms like Times Higher Education ranking. Before you explore those top 119, let me present you with the top ones' leading universities.
The best universities in China considered to be:
- Peking University (the first formally established Chinese University in Beijing, 1898)
- Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
- Tsinghua University
- Xiamen University
- Beijing Institute of Technology
From the academic opportunities above, you should guess that China offers all the academic degrees and disciplines you can find in other countries. However, consider that the below disciplines are considered to be academic strengths of China.
- Computer Science
- General Engineering
- International Business
Is it hard to live in China for an international student?
You will face some high level of expenses in China, as it is one of the world's fastest-growing economies. But the good news is that whatever you spend in Mainland China will be around the half you would pay in the countries like the USA and Canada.
As mentioned above, Chinese Government scholarships are a good idea to apply before choosing a certain university or program. The scholarships can cover all the expenses and free you of those issues in advance.
Otherwise, expect to spend around 200-300$ on accommodation each month, and around 2.000-4.000$ on tuition fees.
Also, depending on the study program's choice, you might or might not spend additional money on the CUCAS, China's University, and College Admission System. That's the unified approach to apply to Chinese universities for international students. In some cases, you can skip the CUCAS case and apply directly to the university.