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How to Study in China Scholarship & Admission Guide

Study in China Admission Guide and Chinese Scholarship Requirements.

International students are finding the increasing levels of investment in tertiary education to be a compelling reason to study in China.

The number of colleges and universities in China has doubled in the last decade to 2,409. The country’s current five-year plan, which extends to 2015, focuses on many development priorities that are appealing to western college graduates. And many Chinese universities are focusing on developing technologies that increase competitiveness with the West.

The most popular universities in China are;

  1. Harbin Normal University
  2. Beijing Foreign Studies University-International Business School
  3. Xiamen University
  4. SBC Shanghai
  5. Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics
  6. China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)
  7. Beijing Technology and Business University
  8. Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  9. Tsinghua University
  10. Dongguan University of Technology.

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China General Admission Requirements:

  • Students must be a bonafide student with a student or visitor’s visa in possession.
  • Must have no record of criminal case: in this case, foreign applicants are required to present a non-criminal certificate certified and notarized by the Chinese embassy.
  • Applicants should have the appropriate qualifications in line with the school’s requirements and a guarantor in China.
  • Students on transfer must provide the transfer agreement between the two schools involved.
  • For further enquiries you are to visit the Ministry of Education or China Scholarship Council via www.chinaedu.gov

How to Apply China Admission:

  1. To apply visit  www.cucas.net.
  2. Choose a Course
  3. Apply.  You must complete online application forms indicating your personal information, educational background, Chinese language proficiency, English language proficiency etc.
  4. Get Accepted
  5. Apply for Visa.

Applying for Visa

Students who intend to study in China need to apply for a visa, it is really simple. First of all, you should know what kind of visa you need to apply:
X1 visa: For the student who will take the course more than 180 days.
X2 visa: For the student who will take the course less than 180 days.
L Visa: For the student who takes summer program or winter program.

Documentation required:
1.Original passport
3.One completed Visa Application Form
4.Proof of legal stay or residence status
5.Original and photocopy of the Admission Letter
6.Original and photocopy of “Visa Application for Study in China”, known as Form JW201 or Form JW202 (Only required for X1 Visa).

Besides the documentation mentioned above, other documents might be required by visa officers in order to decide whether to issue the visa on a case by case basis.


China has more than 32000 km of coastline (including the mainland shore more than 18,000 km and island shore more than 14000 km), and a boundary line of more than 20,000 km, bordered to the north-east by DPR Korea, to the north by Russia and Mongolia, to the west and south-west from north to south by Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sikkin, Bhutan and to the south by Burma, Laos and Viet Nam.

The climate in China is generally moderate with four distinct seasons, so it is a favorable place for habitation and living. In most areas it’s cold and dry in winter, with great differences through the south to the north, while it’s hot and humid in summer, with little differences between the south and the north. Precipitation decreases from the southeast coast to the northwest inland gradually.

China has the world largest population. By the end of 2010, there are 1.392 billion people (not including the population in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Macao Special Administrative Region and Taiwan province) in China, taking up one fifth of the world population. China is also one of the countries with relatively high population density in the world.

China has since ancient times been a united multi-ethnic country. After the foundation of People’s Republic of China, there are total 56 ethnic groups officially recognized by the central government, the largest being the Han ethnic group.

The standard language in China is Mandarin Chinese, a universal language used by every ethnic group. The state council announced in February 6, 1956 that mandarin should be promoted and supplemented the concept of mandarin: Mandarin has Beijing pronunciation as its standard pronunciation, northern dialect as its basic dialect, and the typical modern vernacular Chinese as its grammatical standard.
In addition to mandarin there are 80 languages in this multinational and multilingual nation. Most minorities have their own languages.

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