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Study Abroad in China

International students flock to China to develop their network and enhance their resume while immersing in its rich 5000-year old culture.

China is probably the fastest growing economy in the world today and in the foreseeable future. With its economic clout and global profile, it is attracting more and more international students to its universities and colleges. The Ministry of Education has official statistics which indicate that there are about 400,000 international students in China.

The biggest attraction for international students coming to study in China is the low cost of studying and living in China, followed by the opportunity to learn an important language with high commercial value and networking to build “guanxi”

There are over 1079 regular higher education institutions in China which offer undergraduate degree courses. Another 1184 institutions offer non-degree courses.

The top 31 universities in China are assigned an administrative “Vice-Ministerial” rank and they are:

  • Peking University
  • Tsinghua University
  • Renmin University of China
  • Beijing Institute of Technology
  • Beihang University
  • Beijing Normal University
  • Chinese Agricultural University
  • University of Science and Technology of China
  • Fudan University
  • Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Xian Jiaotong University
  • Harbin Institute of Technology
  • Zhejiang University
  • Nankai University
  • Tianjin University
  • Nanjing University
  • Wuhan University
  • Sichuan University
  • Sun Yat-Sen University
  • Jilin University
  • Xiamen University
  • Dalian University of Technology
  • Shangdong University
  • Tongji University
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Southeast University
  • Central South University
  • National University of Defence Technology
  • Chongqing University
  • Lanzhou University
  • Northwest A&F University

 

Of the above universities, the so-called first nine universities to be funded by former President Jiang Zemin’s Project 985 initiative are now known as the C9 League. These nine universities are the most prestigious in China and they are:

  • Peking University
  • Tsinghua University
  • University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
  • Nanjing University
  • Fudan University
  • Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Zhejiang University
  • Xian Jiaotong University
  • Harbin Institute of Technology

China’s C9 League has some association to America’s Ivy League’s eight universities comprising Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Cornell, Dartmouth, Pennsylvania, Brown and Columbia. Unlike the private Ivy League, the C9 League Chinese universities are controlled and funded by the central government in Beijing.

For government scholarship opportunities, visit: www.english.gov.cn/services/studyinchina

 

Source: Edupoll.org