Why Study in China

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A long history of education and a vibrant culture make China a hot study abroad destination for students. International students from all over the world are warmly welcomed to study in China. On an average, over 300,000 students from about 180 countries pursue higher education in China every year. Chinese universities offer numerous programs for international students. While the non-degree programs teaching Chinese language and culture have been traditionally popular, international students are now opening up to the possibility of earning Chinese degrees. However, since most degree programs are taught in Chinese, a certain degree of language proficiency is necessary even as an increasing number of English-taught degree programs are now becoming available. Therefore, one can make a choice according to individual preference.China has become one of the most popular study abroad destinations for international students because of its long history and exciting culture. In 2012, more than 320,000 students from over 180 countries came to China to study for either degree or non-degree programs.Thanks to a well-developed and modern transportation infrastructure, it is convenient and inexpensive to get around in China. All cities are well-served by buses and taxis, and larger cities have modern subway systems. For long-distance travel, every city can be reached by airplane or train.The current rise of China has made it very clear that people who can speak Chinese and have firsthand experience of living in China are going to have a great advantage in terms of employment. China serves as a huge market for multinational corporations, and employers are well aware that a real understanding of China, Chinese culture and Chinese people is a big plus for those who want to become the world’s next generation of leaders.

Top Universities in China

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The QS World University Rankings® 2013/2014 include 25 Chinese institutions such as the globally renowned Peking University; Tsinghua University; Fudan University; Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Zhejiang University; University of Science and Technology of China; Nanjing University, and Xi’an Jiao Tong University.

Peking University was the first formal national and modern Chinese institution. It was christened as the Imperial capital University in 1898, replacing Guozijian, which was the oldest and most prominent Chinese education system.

In 2014, Peking University was ranked as one of the top Asian Universities for Life Sciences and Medicine. It was ranked 37 in the world for biological sciences, 38th for pharmacy and 48th for psychology in Subject Rankings.

Tsinghua University is ranked 14 among Asian Universities. It boasts of a prestigious reputation among universities in Asia. It is rated fifth in the region by academics, and fourth by employers. It is ranked among the world’s top 100 universities for biological sciences, and among the top 150 for both medicine and pharmacy.