Affordable Universities in China in 2021

China takes great pride in offering excellent education at lower costs when compared to popular Western countries. But if you’re on a tight budget, can you still study in the world’s most populous nation?

Yes, you can! And we’ve created two lists with some of the most affordable universities offering Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in China. Before going through our lists, keep in mind a few things:

  • We’ve created these lists based on the programmes and higher education institutions listed on our portals: Bachelorsportal and Mastersportal. This means the lists don’t feature every single university, and you might be able to find other affordable degrees or universities in China.
  • To discover an even larger number of academic courses, you can visit the official website of your favourite university.

Affordable universities in China offering Bachelor’s degrees

Find affordable Bachelors in China

Affordable universities in China offering Master’s degrees

Find affordable Masters in China

Scholarships for international students in China

China is keen on attracting international students. And to make it easier for these students to live and study there, the government, together with other institutions, offer over 40,000 scholarships at all study levels (Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD). The main types are:

  • Chinese government scholarships (CSC scholarships)
  • local government scholarships
  • university scholarships
  • enterprise scholarships

You can apply for scholarships on the official CUCAS website. Another resource where you can find grants and financial support is Scholarshipportal.

Don’t miss the chance to apply for Studyportals’ scholarship: the International Distinction Awards.

Also keep in mind that living in China is quite affordable, especially if you choose a room in a student hall. Learn more about living costs in China.

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