Modern life within a characterised culture
Located in East Asia, China is one of the oldest countries in the world and has a significant distribution to the human race in many aspects. Currently, it is the most populated country with a population of over 1.35 million. Also, in the past eight years, this “Asian Dragon” has the one of the highest economy growth rates in the world, approximately 7.5 % annually. It is believed to be able to exceed the U.S. economy in the near future.
In 2012, more than 320,000 international students came to China to study in its’ universities and colleges. In the past few years, this number has kept growing steadily, making it one of the most popular destinations for those seeking a higher education abroad.
The first and the foremost reason that students head to China is so that they will have a chance to experience one of the most exciting and mysterious countries in the world. Besides its well known education, it is also famous among international students for its’ diversity in its’ characterised culture by morning, and its’ exciting and modern life by night. For those who love travelling during their free time, China could be the destination of their dreams since they do not need to travel too far away in order to recognise the ancient cultural spirit as well as some of the modern buildings around everywhere they go!
When compared to other European or other Asian countries, living expenses in China are far more affordable than average. For example, the tuition fees are only around 1000 US dollars per semester.
Following the rise of the Chinese economy, many international corporations have their headquarters in the Chinese region, creating a need for a steady flow of qualified employees, giving international students a significant amount of opportunities for employment.
Chinese universities recommended by Study Advisory
Shanghai University offers more than 90 Master’s and Doctoral degree programs taught in English, and many more in Mandarin. Facilities include basketball courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and there are more than 100 student societies that cover different fields, arranging events and activities frequently. Degrees can be found in the fields of engineering, management sciences, literature, public affairs etc. Link to the university’s own website
Guangzhou University has an impressive number of 69 undergraduate programs and 27 master programs in eight fields of study, including Literature, Science, Engineering, Economics, Management, Law, Education and History. Currently, the Guangzhou University is concentrating on actively conducting various national and provincial research programs, and concentrating on contributing to society through volunteering and student activities ranging from classing Chinese reading to debate groups.
Beijing University is 17th and Fudan University is 37th on the Global Employability ranking by Emerging Trendence, a European specialist of employability rankings.
Top 3 reasons to study in China:
- Qualified and globally recognised education system.
- Open opportunities to explore ancient architecture and spectacular cultural experiences.
- Affordable living expenses.
Did you know this about China?
- China has more English speakers than the United States.
- One fifth of the world’s population is Chinese.
- China has the right to own all Pandas in the world. So if you see any pandas at your local zoo, basically you can call them Chinese!