Study in China
Benefits of study in China
As compared to European countries, there are more affordable universities in China for international students. For non-EU citizens, the tuition fee for studying at a UK university amounts to approximately $10,000 while the tuition fee per semester at a Chinese university totals approximately $1,000.
No IELTS and GRESome high-ranking universities in China have a requirement of IELTS and GRE. However, most of the Chinese universities have no such requirement. They might ask the applicants to provide an English proficiency certificate.
China is home to megacities such as Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Tianjin and Chongqing, thus giving international students a wonderful living experience.
Beijing and Shanghai also make it among the top 50 in the QS Best Student Cities list.
The cities are ranked based on factors such as affordability, employer activity and student mix.
Improved Career Prospects
China is a rising world power. Students not only study in China but also get international exposure while living in this developed country. They also get a valuable chance of networking with professionals hailing from various countries. Furthermore, fluency in Mandarin can improve the job prospects of students as Mandarin is one of the most spoken languages around the world.
China is currently the world’s second-largest economy and as such offers several professional opportunities to international students.
Jobs in China
International students at Chinese universities can work on a part-time basis provided they have permission from the university.
After graduation, international students are eligible to apply for a Z visa which requires at least 2 years of work experience. Pakistani students can apply for the position of professor and acquire jobs in the fields of engineering, computer sciences, food sciences, medical sciences.
Rich Culture and History
With its 5000 years of history and culture, China has amazing modern and ancient tourist attractions such as the Beijing’s Olympic Bird’s Nest, the Great Wall, Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum and the Potala Palace.
Top Universities in China
- Tuition fee varies according to each university. On average, students pay £1,320 to £2,400 per year. Medicine, engineering and business programs are more expensive and cost upward of £18,000 annually.
- Books – £22 to £38
- Mobile phone plan – £11 a month
- Full student transport pass – £11 a month
- Weekly shopping – £38
- Cost per meal in a restaurant in China- £2.30
Common housing options include student residence halls (approximately £114 to £760 monthly), flat (approximately £190 to £763 monthly), homestay (approximately £267 to £420 monthly) or a hostel (approximately £420 monthly).
The Chinese Government offers scholarships for Bachelors, Masters and PhD, Chinese language study and research in higher education institutions in China.
Students require the following documents for application:
- Degrees and Transcripts
- Recommendation Letters
- IELTS or HSK Certificates
- Physical Medical Examination
- Research Proposal
- Police Clearance Certificate
Most of the courses are offered in the Chinese language. The Chinese Government Scholarship program for Pakistani students requires the students to undertake a preparatory course of Chinese language for one year before undertaking the degree studies.
It is also compulsory for students to undertake a Chinese language course if they undertake MBBS program in English. Students should consult the accredited universities for more information.
International students often find it helpful to use mobile applications designed for offline Chinese translation. This helps translate conversations and can aid students immensely in daily life.
Some of the universities in China have English as their medium of instruction, which makes it easier for Pakistani students to pursue education in Chinese institutions.
Let our consultants guide you regarding the best English-based program for your higher studies.