It’s no secret that China has risen to become a major player on the world stage. Students who study abroad in China will find themselves immersed in both ancient imperial relics and towering skyscrapers. China itself is as diverse as it is populous; lush green mountains make way for lively cities. Students who study abroad in China will gain an intimate insight into culture that continues to shape the modern world.
China is chock fill of opportunity, adventure, and … tasty dim sum. With more than a billion people speaking Chinese Mandarin, there has never been a better time to jump on the Mandarin bandwagon and ride it full speed ahead into the future with a competitive edge. Hailed for its remarkable (and long!) history, China is home to over 20 different ethnic minorities and 102 cities with more than 1 million people. The eastern terminus of the Silk road and the world’s fastest train can be found in China and studying abroad there will excite and surprise you as you uncover the many components of its multifaceted personality.
Want to study abroad in a country where ancient traditions meet cutting-edge modernity? A country that’s one of the worlds largest and fastest-growing? A country that allows you to immerse into East Asian culture, learn Mandarin, and eat amazing food, all while experiencing Student life in China’s economic center? China is the destination for you! Just 150 years ago, China was a consumed with fishing villages, today, it’s the most influential commercial center in the world. One look at the skylines’s blend of ancient and modern, and you’ll understand why China is the ideal place to witness globalization in action. China’s growth highlights issues like, global trade, communication and cultural change and access to resources.
You’ll love exploring the diverse environments and cultures that make up China. Spend a weekend visiting the Forbidden City in Beijing or the Ming Mausoleum in Nanjing. Choose an exciting weeklong trip. You might get involved with a service-learning project in a minority village, work with an organization helping to improve conditions in impoverished rural communities, or travel to Taiwan to study its unique mixture of Chinese and Japanese culture. While in Shanghai, you’ll visit local Chinese companies and factories, government agencies, museums, art exhibitions, and theaters.
There are several developed metropolis cities throughout China although China’s most developed metropolis is a wondrous, neon-light-filled mix of East and West. Perched on the banks of the Huangpu River and the East China Sea, Shanghai is China’s largest city by population, boasting over 23 million residents. Once built on profits from the opium trade, today it’s described as the showpiece of mainland China’s booming economy. Modern skyscrapers stand alongside traditional Shikumen- style buildings, and Western customs mingle with ancient Chinese traditions, creating fascinating contradictions to explore. The city has seen massive redevelopment over the past 20 years and the new financial district of Pudong is home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world. Shanghai’s urban centers are connected by elevated light rails, the world’s first commercial high-speed Maglev train, and 13 subway lines. Shanghai is known for its long history of foreign influence, fashion, and economic prowess, and aims to become a global financial and shipping hub by the year 2020.
Like Shanghai all cities in China are safe to travel where there are no worries of violent crimes. Most always you will hear stories of how hospitable the Chinese are towards foreigners alike. they may stare, politely, but it’s their way of welcoming and engaging different cultures. The Chinese social and business culture maintains a fast pace while millions drive the roads and take subways, trains or buses daily. Holidays spark the world’s largest migration. The food culture will leave a deep impression and one to rave about. And, it’s a cerebral society that welcomes enlightened conversation. Whether from different traditions or life’s experiences China has a social make up that is steeped in Education. As Martin Luther King said, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of true Education.”
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The traditional Chinese Educational system was founded on legalist and confucian ideals. The teaching of Confucius has shaped the overall Chinese mindset for the last 2500 years. But, of course out side influence has come from its neighbors to the East and West. With reforms being implemented as early as the 1970’s with economic flexibility came educational needs for the society. In which, 3 generations of Chinese Students have been educated outside of China bringing back knowledge and expertise in Foreign matters of politics, science and philosophy, IT engineering and international foreign trade. Combined with their command for English and traditional discipline from the Chinese perspective has poised teachers and Professors alike to gain international recognition amongst their peers.
Higher education in China is continuously growing, changing and developing. There are over 2,000 universities and colleges, with more than six million enrollments in total. China has set up a degree system, modeled from the U.S. system, providing Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees that are also open to foreign students. This modernization of the Chinese Higher Education system, instituted a two-tier system of universities, namely universities managed by the central government and universities managed by provincial governments. Currently there are 2,845 Chinese National Higher Education Institutions; i.e., 2,553 National General Colleges and Universities and 292 Adult Higher Institutions.
According to the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China the Government is investing 4% of the countries GDP for the improvement of all matters pertaining to education and language. Higher education in China has played a significant part in economic growth, scientific progress and social development in the country by bringing up large scale of advanced talents and experts for the construction of a modern day social make-up. In recent years, China has also become a major destination for international students. As of 2013, China became the most popular country in Asia for international students and ranks third overall among the countries. Since 2007, China has become the world’s sixth largest country in hosting international students. The top countries with Students studying in China include; South Korea, Japan, USA, Vietnam, Thailand, Russia, India, Indonesia, France, Pakistan, Kazakhstan and African countries. With Beijing, Shanghai and Zhejiang leading the way as top attractions. In 2015, the Chinese Government made an additional 36 Universities eligible for excepting international Students, raising the number to 397,635. As a result, Chinese Universities saw an increase of 12.4% of Foreign Students receiving diplomas. But, it’s the number of graduate Students that’s staggering in that they account for nearly 90% and that’s up 2 percent from the prior year. As the “Silk Road” reopens for trade so is the Chinese Government paving all roads to Universities in the central and western provinces as more scholarships are committed to Universities in; Qinghai, Ningxia, Yunnan, Sichuan, Guizhou and Guangxi.
Some important things to note; not all major courses are taught in English, therefore intermediate to advanced levels in Chinese Mandarin is a prerequisite. And, the school year calendar is based on the Lunar year calendar. Which means semester-classes usually start and finish a 1 month later than those in the U.S.
- Quality education according to the Bologna System.
- 197 universities that have license to teach foreigners, and that are training students in more than 800 specialties.
- Opportunity to study in the chosen language: Ukrainian, English, Russian.
- Worldwide recognized degrees (WHO, UNESCO, PLAB, USMLE, EU COUNCIL, etc.).
- No IELTS or TOEFL needed for admission.
- Option of Dual Degree (Ukrainian & one of the countries of Schengen Zone).
- Possibility of academic transfer from Ukraine to any university in EU, UK or USA and vice versa.
- 100% guarantee of getting visa to eligible candidates.
- Students enjoy 50% discounts on the passenger fare.
- Bilateral student exchange program with universities in Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Poland, Sweden, UK, USA, etc.
- Enrichment of experience through visiting professors from USA, CANADA, UK, EU, etc.
- Racial, religious interethnic tolerance in a multicultural environment.
- Participation of students in seminars /symposia / project work, etc. in other European cities.
- European life standard.
- Foreign students have the same rights as Ukrainian students.
- A broad university infrastructure: libraries, hostels, sports centers etc.
- Modern technologies, implemented in the studying process.
- Emphasis on practical aspects in teaching.
- Reasonable cost of living.
- Cheap unlimited access to the Internet.
- A powerful scientific base with an age-old history is a real possibility for a foreign student to become familiar with the world academic community.
- No extra expenses for books, as the books are provided by university library.
- Modern system of medical insurance and service.
- Orientation of higher education of Ukraine for the most promising industries and businesses.
- Moderate climate.
- Affordable and cheap mobile communication.
- One of the best transport infrastructure.
- Chances of permanent residence & settlement in Europe after completion of study program.
- Opportunity of three months Summer Jobs during vacation in countries like UK, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, etc.
Some of the major programs most popular among foreign students offered by Ukrainian Universities
A: Ukraine is situated in the south-eastern part of Europe.
Q: What is the capital of Ukraine?
A: Kyiv (also spells as Kiev) is the capital of Ukraine.
Q: What is the population of Ukraine?
A: According to UN 2008 data, Ukraine has an overall population of 46 million.
Q: Which is the major religion of Ukrainian nation?
Q: Are Ukrainian Universities governmental institutions or they belong to a private sector?
A: All the Universities teaching international students are government bodies.
Q: What is the duration of the program in Ukraine?
A: The duration varies between 2 – 6 years depending upon the courses of study.
Q: What is the medium of instruction in Ukrainian Universities?
A: The medium of instruction for foreign students is on his/her choice. They may take ENGLISH, Ukrainian or Russian as their medium of instruction.
Q: Do we need to qualify any English test like IELTS or TOEFL for seeking admission into Ukrainian University?
A: No, it is not mandatory, moreover there are educational support programs available for those who need extra help in areas such as ESL or who have learning disorders.
Q: How do I know that I am qualified?
A: Just send the following documents: Photocopies of your International passport, Birth Certificate and Secondary School certificate to our email for assessment. After checking your documents we will send you an assessment of that. It’s free.
Q: If I am qualified, how long will it take me to get the Invitation letter?
A: It takes one to two weeks to be ready.
Q: Is there any fee for student-visa Invitation?
A: Yes, it’s not free.
Q: If I am in another Country (not the native), can the processing be done for me?
A: Yes, it doesn’t matter, where ever you are in the world, the processing can be done for you and the Invitation letter will be sent to you.
Q: What is the currency used in Ukraine?
A: The currency used in Ukraine is Hryvnia and the coins are known as Kopiyka.
Q: What is the language used in Ukraine?
A: The common use languages are Ukrainian, Russian and English.
Q: Can we apply for the Work Permit after completion of the program?
A: Yes, you can apply for the Work Permit. Universities themselves provide job placement in Ukraine and other western countries.
Q: Does the student have to come back to his/her home country to apply?
A: No, it is not necessary.
Q: Can we apply for Permanent Residence and citizenship of Ukraine?
A: Yes, you can apply, but after 2 years of regular stay in Ukraine according to the Ukrainian Law.
Q: Can we pay the tuition fee in installments?
A: Yes, you can pay the fee in installments, But only from the second year of your education in respective University.
Q: Do we need to pay the books and exam fee separately or is it included in the fee?
A: It is included in the Tuition fee.
Q: Can we travel to some other countries while studying in Ukraine? Which countries, when and for how long?
A: Yes, you can travel to other countries like UK, Germany, Sweden, Italy, France, Poland, etc. during summer and winter vacations.
- Chinese Government Scholarships
- Confucius Institute Scholarship
- Local Govt Scholarships
- University Scholarships
In order to promote the mutual understanding, cooperation and exchanges in various fields between China and other countries, the Chinese government has set up a series of scholarship programs to sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to study and conduct research in Chinese universities. China Scholarship Council (hereinafter referred to as CSC), entrusted by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as MOE), is responsible for the enrollment and the administration of Chinese Government Scholarship programs. Now, 279 designated Chinese universities offer a wide variety of academic programs in Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Economics, Legal Studies, Management, Education, History, Literature, Philosophy, and Fine Arts for scholarship recipients at all levels.
Chinese Government Scholarship programs sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to undertake degree studies (bachelor, master and PhD) and Chinese language study or academic research in institutions of higher education in China.
Chinese Government Scholarship covers both major study and Chinese language (preparatory) study. The table below illustrates the duration of each program.
|Supporting Categories||Major Study (year)||Chinese Language (Preparatory Study)(year)||Duration of
|Undergraduate students||4-5||1- 2||4-7|
|Master’s students||2-3||1- 2||2-5|
|Doctoral students||3-4||1- 2||3-6|
|General scholars||up to 1||up to 1||up to 2|
|Senior scholars||up to 1||up to 1||up to 2|
1. Undergraduate scholarship recipients must register for Chinese-taught credit courses. They are required to take one-year preparatory courses in one of the 10 universities listed below and to pass the required test before moving on to their major studies. Undergraduate scholarship recipients can apply for preparatory course exemption if they completed their secondary education in Chinese or have a valid HSK certificate that meets the requirements of the host university. Official documents from secondary schools or a photocopy of a valid HSK certificate must be submitted for a preparatory course exemption application. Please NOTE that HSK results are valid for only 2 years. Entrusted by MOE, the following 10 universities offer preparatory courses to undergraduate scholarship recipients. They are Tianjin University, Nanjing Normal University, Shandong University, Central China Normal University, Tongji University, Beijing Language and Culture University, Northeast Normal University, Beijing International Studies University, Capital Normal University, and the University of International Business and Economics. 2. Graduate and non-degree scholarship students can register for either the Chinese-taught program or the English-taught program if applicable. Program Search (By visiting “Explore Colleges” Channel on our website) can help you find the program and university you’re interested in. Scholarship recipients of Chinese-taught programs without adequate Chinese proficiency must take Chinese language courses for one to two academic years to reach the language requirements of their host universities before moving on to their major studies. Failure to reach the required language proficiency will lead to the automatic termination of scholarship. Chinese language courses will be one year for majors in Science, Engineering, Agriculture, West Medicine, Economics, Management, Legal Studies and Fine Arts, and be no more than two years for majors in Literature, History, Philosophy and Chinese Medicine. Scholarship recipients of the English-taught programs or those with adequate Chinese language proficiency do not need to take Chinese language courses.
Now 279 Chinese universities have been designated to enroll international students with Chinese Government Scholarship, and they offer a wide variety of programs. You can check the introduction to the universities and the programs on our website.
|Supporting Categories||Field of Study||Tuition (CNY per year)||Accommodation (CNY per year)||Stipend (CNY per year)||Medical Insurance
(CNY per year)
(CNY per year)
|Master’s students/ General scholars||I||25000||8400||36000||800||70200|
|Doctoral students/ Senior scholars||I||33000||12000||42000||800||87800|
NOTE: Field of Study I includes Philosophy, Economics, Legal Studies, Education, Literature (Fine Arts excluded), History, and Management; Field of Study II includes Science, Engineering, and Agriculture; Field of Study III includes Fine Arts and Medicine.
Full Scholarship covers
- Tuition waiver – Tuition funds will be comprehensively used by the host university. It may cover scholarship students’ education, administration costs and expenditures to support student activities.
- Accommodation – free university dormitory or accommodation subsidy.
If the host university requires students to live on campus, the university will accommodate the scholarship students in a university dormitory (usually a twin room); if the host university permits students to live off campus, the university will provide monthly/quarterly accommodation subsidy: undergraduate students (preppies), master’s students(general scholars): CNY 700 per month; doctoral students (senior scholars): CNY 1000 per month.
Undergraduate students: CNY 2,500 per month;
Master’s students/general scholars: CNY 3,000 per month;
Doctoral students/senior scholars: CNY 3,500 per month.
Within the scholarship duration, registered scholarship students will receive a stipend from their host university each month. Students registering on or before the 15th of the month will receive a full stipend of that month. Those who register after the 15th of the month will receive a half stipend of that month. Graduating students will receive stipend until half month after the graduation date. If registered student stays out of China for more than 15 days due to a personal reason (school holidays excluded), his stipend will be stopped during his leaving.
Comprehensive medical insurance. (Please refer to Comprehensive Insurance & Protection Scheme for Foreigners Staying in China for insurance policy.)
Partial scholarship covers
One or some items of the full scholarship.
Prospective diploma recipients must submit official document issued by your current school to prove your current student status or expected graduation date. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized Chinese or English translations.
In order to support development of Confucius Institutes, facilitate Chinese language promotion and Chinese cultural transmission in the world, cultivate qualified Chinese language teachers and talented students of Chinese language, Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) (hereinafter referred to as Hanban) launches the “Confucius Institute Scholarships” program for providing sponsorship to students, scholars and Chinese language teachers of other countries for pursuing a study in relevant universities in China (hereinafter referred to as “host institutions”).
Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) Students – Scholarship for one-Academic-Year Study + MTCSOL Students – Scholarship for Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (BTCSOL) Students – Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Study Students – Scholarship for One-Semester Study Students – Scholarship for Four-Week Study Students
This year, 150 Chinese universities are entrusted as the host institutions of the scholarships which provide various subjects including Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese History, Chinese Philosophy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Music, Chinese Dance, etc. For more detailed information of the host institutions, please find the Application Form on the our website. Admission for students of MTCSOL, one-Academic-Year Study + MTCSOL, BTCSOL, one-Academic-Year Study, and one-Semester Study is either on September 1st, 2016 or March 1st, 2017. Four-Week Study courses are available from July 15th – August 14th, 2016, or December 15th, 2016 – January 14th, 2017. Courses at other time durations can only be arranged on the condition of recruiting 10 students minimum, and applicants from Confucius Institutes (Classrooms) should initiate your application 3 month in advance.
The Confucius Institute Scholarship provides full coverage on tuition fee, accommodation fee, living allowance and comprehensive medical insurance expenses.
Tuition fee is under the overall planning and utilization of host institutions to provide teaching, management, Chinese language proficiency tests (HSK/HSKK), and cultural and social activities for scholarship holders.
Accommodation fee is under the overall planning and utilization of host institutions which should provide scholarship holders with free dormitory rooms (usually double rooms). For those who live off campus with the permission of host institutions are entitled to accommodation allowance from host institutions on by month or by quarter. The allowance criteria are RMB700 per person on monthly basis.
Living allowance is granted by the host institutions on monthly basis. The allowance criteria per person are:
BTCSOL, One-Academic-Year Study, One-Semester Study: RMB2,500 per month
MTCSOL: RMB3,000 per month
Enrollment status is based on semesters of host institutions. Students who are enrolled before the 15th (or on the 15th) of the admission month, are entitled to the full allowance of that month. Students, who are enrolled after the 15th of that month, are only entitled to half of the allowance.
The living allowance for the month of graduation will be granted half a month later upon confirming the graduation status by host institutions.
During the study, for any students who is absent from China of personal reasons for more than 15 days (excluding legal holidays), the allowance will be suspended during absence. Allowance will be terminated in case of schooling suspension or dropping out for personal reasons.
Comprehensive medical insurance is purchased by the host institutions in accordance to relevant regulations on international students stipulated by the Ministry of Education of China. The insurance fee per person is RMB800 per year.
The degree scholarship program applicants (Category 1, 2, 3) are subject to annual academic performance review. Only those who achieve outstanding records in academic and Chinese language proficiency are entitled to a full scholarship for the following year; those who achieve average academic records are entitled to partial scholarships; the others will not be entitled to scholarship any longer. Partial scholarships consist of tuition fee, accommodation fee and comprehensive medical insurance. The One-Academic-Year Study and One-Semester Study programmers is required to attend Chinese language proficiency test before graduation. Test fee is reimbursed by host institutions.
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FOUNDATION PROGRAM :
Secondary School Certificate – SSC,
Matriculation (India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, etc.),
BEPC (Brevet d’études du premier cycle),
Grade point average should be more than 50 %
Age Limit: 25 years
Higher Secondary School certificate – HSSC
Intermediate (India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, etc.)
Baccalauréat (le bac)
Grade point average should be more than 50 %
Age Limit: 27 – 28 years depending on the nationality.
Grade point average should be more than 50 %
Age Limit: 30 years.
Grade point average should be more than 50 %
Age Limit: NO age Limits