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Study in China

Study in China

China is located in East Asia and borders the western part of the Pacific Ocean. It has a land area of more than 9.6 million square kilometers, and a mainland coastline of more than 18,000 kilometers. Its water area, including inland sea and marginal sea, is over 4.7 million square kilometers, in which there are more than 7,600 islands of every size. Among them, the island of Taiwan is the largest, with an area of 35,798 square kilometers. China borders 14 countries and is adjacent to 8 island countries on the sea. By provincial administrative division, China has 4 municipalities, 23 provinces, 5 autonomous regions and 2 special administrative regions. Its capital is Beijing. There are 56 ethnic groups in China, which is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-dialect and multi-text country. The common language is Mandarin and standard Chinese characters. The official website of the Chinese government.

China has basically formed its own special education development pattern, with special education schools as the backbone, regular classes or special classes in ordinary schools as the main form, and sending teachers to families, homeschooling and community education as a supplement. There are 2,852 higher education institutions in China, among which 2,560 are regular colleges and universities, and 292 are adult colleges and universities. In higher academic education, there are 326,700 PhD students, 1,584,700 postgraduates, 15,766,800 undergraduates, 10,486,100 regular junior college students and 6,359,400 adult college and adult junior college students. Among the teachers of regular colleges and universities in China, the full-time teachers in colleges and universities total 1,573,000, of which 68.4% has master’s degree[l1] and 41.9% senior professional titles. China’s higher education institutions have assigned 44,200 students and received 37,600 foreign students for international academic exchanges and cooperative researches which have attendees as many as 163,900. China has held 2,291 international academic conferences, with 93,500 academic papers discussed and 18,700 invited lectures given.

Quality Development

Improving the quality of education in China in an all-round way and making significant progress in education modernization are the main goals of China’s educational development in the future. The main tasks include strengthening students’ social responsibility, innovation, entrepreneurship and hands-on ability; encouraging the development of universal pre-schooling; promoting the balanced development of compulsory education; universalizing high school education; speeding up the development of modern vocational education; transforming the qualified undergraduate institutions into application-oriented colleges and universities; adopting a balanced approach in terms of building world-class universities and disciplines; improving the ability of colleges and universities in teaching and innovation; speeding up the building of a learning society; and making great efforts in promoting educational equality. The supplementary measures to achieve the main objectives include strengthening the training of teachers, deepening the reform of the examination and enrollment system, improving the education investment mechanism, promoting and regulating the development of private education, promoting education informatization, strengthening international cooperation and exchanges in education, and deepening the innovation and entrepreneurship-oriented educational reform.

Source: China Profile, Overview of China’s Educational Development by Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges, Ministry of Education, People’s Republic of China.

Document Checklist for Study Abroad

  • 1. Passport photo
  • 2. Photocopy of valid passport
  • 3. Photocopy of valid visa
  • 4. Personal ID card
  • 5. Health certificate
  • 6. Certification of no criminal record
  • 7. Chinese/English language proficiency certificate
  • 8. Letter of guarantee (parent or legal guardian of student signs a declaration by which he/she assumes responsibility for the student to abide rules and regulations of China and of the university)
  • 9. Proof that you can support your studies in China
  • 10. Certificate/diploma from last graduated school
  • 11. Academic transcript from last graduated school

More documents may be required, depending on each school’s request.

University application deadlines for China

The academic year in China usually has two semesters, spring semester and autumn semester, except for a few higher educational institutions who implemented a three-semester system. It is best to figure out every university’s specific application deadline for each semester, but these are the general recommendations:

  • For spring semester: submit the application until 15th of July
  • For autumn Semester: submit the application until 30th of April

Final steps after receiving your acceptance letter

    Studying in China means a few extra steps after the application process:
  • Apply for the Chinese student visa as soon as possible. Check with the Chinese embassy/consulate in your area for details.
  • Within 30 days of your arrival in China, you will have to obtain a residence permit from a local public security office or police station.
  • Arrange a health insurance plan; this has to cover accidental injury and medical treatments and cover at least around 62,000 USD. You can get your insurance from your home country or purchase a health insurance card once you arrive in China.

Entry Requirements: For the pre-Masters courses, typical entry requirements are at least 3 years of higher education and UK IELTS 5.5 (minimum of 5.0 in all skills).

If you do not meet the English language entry level but have at let UK IELTS 4.5 (minimum 4.0 in all skills) you can do a course that includes extended English and skills (EES). Language requirements for Chinese university application

    If you want to apply for an English-instructed degree, accepted language tests are:
  • TOEFL
  • IELTS

Intake: Students may be able to start in spring (January – April), summer (May – August) or autumn (September – November)

By using the BSB application service, you can make multiple applications at one time. BSB consultants will help you to choose the best programs, and the BSB Student Service Team will assist you to prepare and submit the required documents.

Once Chinese universities have received your applications, BSB will regularly report to you about which stage of processing your application is up to. BSB is responsible for getting admission information from universities and informing students of the admission decision online. BSB is commissioned to receive your admission package from universities and deliver it to you.

Generally, you only need to pay a minimum BSB service fee of $50.

    The following 9 universities charge $150 instead:
  • Peking University
  • Fudan University
  • Tsinghua University
  • Tongji University
  • Sun Yat-sen University
  • Jinan University
  • Renmin University of China
  • Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Minzu University of China

    Application Procedure

  • Step 1 Choose university & course
  • Step 2 Complete online application
  • Step 3 Pay the application fee which is directly charged by the university
  • Step 4 Track application status and get the result


    Service Fee

  • BSB charges a minimum service fee of $50.
  • You need to pay the application fee which is directly charged by the university, and BSB is authorized to collect on their behalf.

    University Application Service Standard

  • Answer all calls within 60 seconds
  • Process applications within 24 hours of submission to BSB
  • Release admission decision online once receiving the decision from the university
  • Respond to emails within one working day
  • Deliver Admission Package by DHL (free for the first time), once the mailing address is confirmed.




Process for Admission

Choose the right degree subject in China

    There are plenty of disciplines you can pick from to study in English in China. Here are just of few of the most popular options to consider:
  • Master programmes in Computer Science
  • Master programmes in General Engineering
  • Master programmes in International Business
  • Master programmes in Economics
  • Master programmes in Languages.

    Prepare to apply
  • Don’t decide in a hurry to which study degree you should enrol. You can find many interesting and quite unique degrees but you should carefully read all the information.
  • See if your qualifications match those required by the university.
  • Admission is based on high scores of your previous graduated school.
  • China has set a limit regarding students’ age when applying: most universities don’t accept students over 30 for a Bachelor’s degree and over 40 for a Master’s degree and a PhD.
  • Apply to at least three universities and you will improve your chances of being admitted.
  • Check out the scholarship opportunities in China.

Where to apply

    Regarding application process, Chinese universities allow international students to choose one of the following options:
  • 1. For many, the easiest and the most convenient way is to apply online, directly at the website of your chosen university.
  • 2. Apply through BSB– an online self-application platform that allows you to apply for any Chinese university. Basically it is an intermediator between you and the university.

Apply through CUAC (China University Application Centre) – you can apply for a Chinese university, but this website is also online advisor and professional guide, helping you get the right decision regarding your study choice in China.

Appoint friends in the university to submit application

You can submit your applications with the help of your friends who are studying in the same university. They can easily get complete information regarding all necessary documents and qualifications and you can send required documents to them and they will submit the application for you.

    For a Chinese-taught programme, HSK tests are accepted as follows:
  • HSK elementary – for Science, Engineering and Medicine degrees.
  • HSK intermediate – for the rest of the degrees (such as Liberal Arts, Economics, Management and more). View and compare Masters in China

Accommodation Booking Service

Qualified applicants can reserve university accommodations through BSB Accommodation Booking Service System. This service mainly provides options of student dormitories. You can book your accommodation after you login your CUCAS account. BSB will also direct you to choose nearby hotels if you are not interested in living on campus.

Non- BSB users can only book accommodation of Beijing Language and Culture University and will be charged $100 for using this service.

Yes, this service is FREE for students applying through BSB!

Tips- In case of insufficiency, we advise you to book accommodation once you receive the admission notice.

Some universities do not accept room reservation and adopts the rule of “First come, first served”. So BSB advises you to come early during the registration period.

    Reservation Procedure

  • Step 1 Learning accommodation information
  • Step 2 Completing application form online
  • Step 3 Paying service fee of $100 (only for non-BSB users)
  • Step 4 Receiving reservation notice

    Service Standard

  • Dorms will be reserved one working day after the form is submitted
  • The student will be informed by email once we receive the reservation notice
  • Reconfirmation will be made with the university before the student departs.

Where to apply

    Regarding application process, Chinese universities allow international students to choose one of the following options:
  • 1. For many, the easiest and the most convenient way is to apply online, directly at the website of your chosen university.
  • 2. Apply through BSB– an online self-application platform that allows you to apply for any Chinese university. Basically it is an intermediator between you and the university.
  • 3. Apply through CUAC (China University Application Centre) – you can apply for a Chinese university, but this website is also online advisor and professional guide, helping you get the right decision regarding your study choice in China.
  • 4. Appoint friends in the university to submit application
  • You can submit your applications with the help of your friends who are studying in the same university. They can easily get complete information regarding all necessary documents and qualifications and you can send required documents to them and they will submit the application for you.
  • 5. Language requirements for Chinese university application

    If you want to apply for an English-instructed degree, accepted language tests are:
  • TOEFL
  • IELTS

For a Chinese-taught programme, HSK tests are accepted as follows:

SSC
HSC
Undergraduation
Graduation
PhD

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