Why Study in China?
National language: Chinese (Mandarin)
Chinese higher education has seen a dramatic change in the last 20 years. China is in the midst of an educational revolution. The government is spending more resources than ever before to make China's universities internationally competitive. In the past, overseas students generally chose from a limited range of subjects, mostly focusing on Chinese language and subjects like painting and martial arts. Today, more and more international students choose more advanced subjects, ranging from modern dance and literature to engineering, computer science and international business.
Education in China has developed several specialties. These are areas in which certain Chinese institutions excel, not only compared to other domestic schools but internationally as well. These programs give overseas students the benefits of a first-rate education along with a uniquely Chinese experience.
Engineering programs are often considered some of China's most competitive programs. China produces more engineering graduates than anyone else in the world and many programs are conducted in English. Students can choose a wide variety of specialties including aeronautical, mechanical and electrical engineering.
Overseas students increasingly choose China as a destination for medical studies. Chinese medical programs offer high-quality instruction and are an attractive low-cost alternative to the high price of medical schools in many other countries.
Business and economics are highly popular subjects for foreign students in China. China's position as a growing economic force in the world makes the decision to study business and economics in China a smart one.
While these are some of the more famous programs, Chinese universities have impressive programs in virtually every field. History, traditional Chinese medicine, philosophy, literature and more are offered.
The government is in the process of growing a number of China's key universities into world-class centers of education and research. Institutions like Tsinghua University, Fudan University and Peking University are climbing to fulfill the top of global educational standards.
These universities seek to attract the best international and domestic talent in instructors, researchers and students, with state-of-the-art facilities and modern pedagogy.
Programs at these key universities can be very competitive, but offer excellent instruction comparable to a first-class institution anywhere in the world.
Check out the Cost of Study in China to get a rough gauge of your living expenses for studying in China.
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