Best Universities in China – University Rankings 2020

China is an international hub for studies, and one of the most important study destinations in Asia. Top-tier studies, affordable tuition and living costs, as well as plenty of English-taught courses, are an attractive promise for students worldwide. Thinking of studying in China but not sure where? Well, we’ve compiled a list of the best-ranked universities according to four of the most important university rankings in the world.

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Best universities in China by World University Rankings 2021

Best universities in China by Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking 2020

Best universities in China by QS TopUniversity Rankings 2021

  • Tsinghua University
  • Peking University
  • Fudan University
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Zhejiang University
  • University of Science and Technology of China
  • Nanjing University
  • Wuhan University
  • Tongji University
  • Harbin Institute of Technology

Best universities in China by U.S. News and World Report 2020

  • Tsinghua University
  • Peking University
  • University of Science and Technology of China
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Zhejiang University
  • Nanjing University
  • Fudan University
  • Sun Yat-sen University
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Harbin Institute of Technology

Students review the best universities from China

University rankings are great, but you still need to make a choice between all these universities. And it’s not easy. To make it less complicated, check out a few reviews of these universities left by former students:

Student from Tsinghua University

“Studying in the Department of Physics at Tsinghua University is challenging but rewarding. You have the world's best teachers and smartest peers. Thus you can always learn a lot not only from the lectures but also from your fellow students. Overall, it is a paradise for anyone who loves science. Besides the knowledge about physics, I have learned how to cooperate with others and conduct scientific research in Tsinghua. Everyone in Tsinghua is kind and always ready to offer help. I think the friends I have in Tsinghua will be my best friends in the rest of my life. In a word, studying at Tsinghua University has been the best experience I have ever had!”

Student from Shanghai Jiao Tong University

“Antai College of Shanghai Jiao Tong University has provided me with an excellent platform to pursue my academic life. I believe the largest benefit I've gained is the well-designed curriculum, including finance, economics, maths, and programming language courses as major courses and various elective courses in the field of economics, management, and international trade. I've accumulated abundant knowledge and skills in order to achieve further study and to achieve career goals. Also, SJTU offers exceptional career and alumni resources. The career coaching offered by the career development team helped me spot my unique interests and enhance career-related skills. And there are numerous chances to network with alumni, helping me to obtain precious perspectives and suggestions from predecessors and become prepared to be an outstanding candidate for my future career.“

Student from Zhejiang University

“At first, it was challenging and overwhelming due to the change of environment, the new language, different food and lifestyle. But studying here has made me improve not just my medical knowledge but my personality. I've become more patient, hardworking, tolerant, understanding, just to mention a few. I'll be graduating next year so I'm trying to study harder and learn as much as I can while I utilize every opportunity at my disposal. Sincerely, my study experience has been life-transforming. I've learnt so much that it's made me want to enlighten and teach others too.”

Find more university reviews from students by clicking the university links and scrolling to the end of the page.

Find the full ranking lists at Times Higher Education, Shanghai Ranking, TopUniversities.com, and U.S. News.

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