What more can we say about China that you don’t already know? It’s a cradle of culture, philosophy, and art, that changed the course of history with every invention and every dynasty; not to mention the great works of Sun Tzu and Confucius that are still quoted and used as life guide.
Knowing all this, why wouldn’t students wish to come here, especially to be close to the birthplace of the Zen school of Buddhism that encourages individuals to find inner peace and relaxation?
Thinking of the great atmosphere and culture, China seems like the ideal international destination for your studies.
China made more innovations and invented more modern-day tools and utensils than all the world combined. Without Chinese makers, we would have been left without:
Seeing how important knowledge is in the endeavour of creating new things, it comes as no surprise that the best universities and the best teachings went down from generation to generation in China, making it one of the best places to come and study your Master’s or Bachelor’s degree.
China covers all fields of education, but it can be hard to decide what to study and what are the most lucrative and popular degrees out there. So, because we’re super helpful and awesome, we made this nifty list of the most popular study options in China. They are:
China is the fourth largest country in the world, so it can be difficult to decide on the city you’re better suited for.
Still, in fairness, nothing compares to the major cities in China, when it comes to universities and student nightlife. So, there’s no wonder pupils flock to study in Beijing in favour of the rest of the cities.
China has 44 ranked universities in the top 500. Seeing as it can be difficult to go through all of them and decide which is the best to attend, we tried to make it easier and select two of the most popular ones. They are:
Chinese universities receive a lot of applicants yearly, so there are a lot of auxiliary websites for students to ask for help and manage their applications. These websites are:
You can also apply on your own, of course, directly at the university you’ve chosen. However, whichever way you decide to apply, the documents needed are the same, which are:
Take Preparation Courses: These kinds of courses enable degree-seeking students to get an extra educational boost just before they start their Master’s degree or other post-graduate degree programmes. Try a pre-M.B.A., pre-Law, or pre-Medicine programme, as well as any other foundation or preparation courses that will allow you to study in the degree programme of your choice;
Improve your English through an English-language prep course: If you’re attending a degree programme in China, you will need to prove that your language skills are good enough to participate in the classes and understand the lectures; some schools will require Chinese, while others will require strong English skills. These courses will also prepare you for any of the English-language tests that universities require.
China has a lot of English Master’s programmes. Still, in order to apply to one of them, you will have to prove your proficiency through an English certificate. The ones accepted by Chinese universities are:
From the student reviews on studying in China, a single phrase gets used over and over: great and innovative facilities.
Apparently, universities know how to take care of their students, making their lives easier and taking care of them, offering free access to materials and equipment.
Classes run from 8 to 12, and usually include presentations and debates, while students are encouraged to work in teams and mingle as much as possible, in order to assure a high level of cultural exchange.
Also, sport and extracurricular activities play a huge role in a student’s life, so be prepared to spend a lot of free time on campus, without regretting it.
Before we get to the tuition fees, we should mention the application fees: unlike some countries, China charges students for submitted applications, and that can be between 75 to 170 EUR, depending on the university’s ranking.
Still, when it comes to tuition fees, China is on the cheaper side, with tuition fees usually averaging between 2.800 and 8.400 EUR / year.
Of course, there are other ways of covering your tuition fee, and that’s by checking all the scholarships for Master’s degrees in China.
China isn’t that expensive living costs-wise. Indeed, even if the plane ticket to get you there might make you eat instant noodles for a month, once you’re there, life will be comfortable, even on a student’s budget. The minimum you have to prepare is 550 EUR/month.
China is located at the east coast of the largest continent (Eurasia) as well as the western margin of the largest ocean (Pacific). It has a land area of about 9.6 million square km, occupying 6.5 percent of the total land area of the world. Its population of more than 1.3 billion accounts for approximately one-fifth of the world population.
Before you go study in China, we should first debunk the most famous, yet inaccurate, notion about it, and that’s: if you dig a big enough hole, you will exist through the desert the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote are chasing through. Well, no… you’ll probably exit in Argentina or Chile. Awesome, right?
Now, speaking of cartoon moments, you should also know that, in ancient China, soldiers used mannequins to lure enemies to shoot arrows at, and then used the mannequins to get a free supply of arrows. If you can picture a Chinese soldier holding a helmet on top of a stick and waving it around, you are allowed to laugh hysterically with me before we move on.
Now, let’s cover some interesting facts about the education in China. For instance:
Also, some of the things you could say that happen only in China, not related to education, but that you should definitively know, are:
If you've decided to study a Master's degree at a university in China, you will have to gather the right documents to prove that you fit the university requirements. Provide complete personal information, previous qualifications, financial information, and a personal statement.
To apply to a university in China you will likely be asked to provide some of the following documents:
Depending on the subject or specialization of your chosen Master's, you might also be asked to provide scores for additional tests like the GRE, GMAT or LSAT. Check if your programme requires any of these, or others.
The list of documents depends on the specific requirements of universities in China so you might be asked to include additional documents. It’s also likely you’ll have to provide official English translations of your documents, or translations in the local language.
Because you’ll study an international degree in English, you'll have to present a language certificate. Some popular options for international students are IELTS, TOEFL or C1 Advanced language certificates. You’ll have to meet a minimum language score set by the university, and your test scores shouldn’t be older than 1-2 years. If you don’t meet the minimum language requirements, you will have to improve your skills and scores by taking an English preparation course.
The deadlines for applying to a Master's in China are usually during summer (June-July), or in winter (January-February). Keep in mind that some universities don’t have application deadlines, which means you can apply whenever you are ready.
To avoid delays or missed deadlines send your required documents with plenty of time in advance.