China, one of the largest and most populous country in the world, also housestop-noth higher education system. Being host to world-renowned universities, China has emerged, at a fast pace, as a nation of quality education. Given its strategic location, China is on the verge of becoming a good choice amongst Asian students to stay closer to home while still receiving high-quality education.
Also, China is actively working on attracting more international students. The Chinese government has set a target to have 500,000 foreign students. Furthermore, Chinese government attaches much importance to the strategic role that science and innovation play in improving the society’s productivity and comprehensive national power. China has invested heavily on strengthening scientific capacity and infrastructure in universities, research institutes, large-scale enterprises, and science parks, and it has selected a batch of research universities to conduct fundamental research.
Moreover, China is very diverse as a country, since there is a great regional difference when it comes to climate, environment and culture, making it feasible for any and every one to adjust and live comfortably.
China’s current education system encompasses pre-school education (xueqianban), primary education (xiaoxue), junior (or lower) secondary education (chuzhong, also known as junior middle), senior (upper) secondary education, and higher education.
Formal higher education offers four levels of degrees: associate higher education degree, bachelor’s degree (attained from an undergraduate program), master’s degree, and doctoral degree. Those wishing to study in China without learning the language will be able to find great options taught in English.
China is pumping substantial investment into its higher education sector by setting up world-class universities and delivering qualifications of global standard.
The country has signed agreements for mutual recognition of academic qualifications with a several prominent countries including the United States, Britain, France, Japan and 65 other countries and regions.
The top Universities in China are:
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
University of Science and Technology of China
Beijing Normal University
Popular courses in China are:
The average tuition fees in a Chinese University is approximately $3,300 to $9,000 per year, which amounts to INR 2,26,000 to INR 6,17,000 per year. This is significantly lower than many European and North American university tuition fees.
The average cost of living is US $5,000 annually, that, is, INR 3,43,000 per year.
Degree programs begin in September at most Chinese universities. While the minor intake in Chinese Universities is in February or March.
For obtaining admission, HSK certificate, as evidence of Chinese language proficiency, is needed. The applicants whose native language is not English also need to take the language proficiency test, that is, IELTS or TOEFL and qualify with the required score.
However, if you are applying for an MBA program, the scorecard of GMAT or GRE is essential.
For English speakers, job opportunities will mostly be in cities such Beijing and Shanghai - the business and industrial hubs of the country. Many multinational companies have their Asian headquarters in one of these east coast locations as well as in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Tianjin. However, if you want to work with a Chinese company, some knowledge of Mandarin is required.
Some of the Major industries in China are chemical, consumer products, food processing, machine building, mining, technology, textiles, et,
However, positions for international candidates would be available in the fields of advertising, engineering, IT, marketing, manufacturing, sales, technology and tourism. Although jobs in finance and banking are also available, but may be more difficult to enter into.
Similarly, there are career opportunities under the General Employment Policy(GEP) for non-mainland residents, especially in the engineering and technology sector.
The Chinese government has set up a series of scholarship programs to sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to study and conduct research in Chinese universities. China Scholarship Council, entrusted by the Ministry of Education of People’s Republic of China is responsible for the enrollment and administration of Chinese Government Scholarship programs.
279 Chinese universities designated by MoE to enroll international students offer academic programs in a large variety of subjects ranging from Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Law, Economics, Management and Education to Liberal Arts, Philosophy, History, and Fine Arts for scholarship winners at all levels.
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