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Study in China - a guide for international students

Écrit par Dr. Damaris Foping

consultantsatlantischineIs Studying in China Something You Been Contemplating Forever?

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Unlike the overwhelming number of abroad study consulting agencies that flood the internet or our cities, using all sorts of analyses, our experts go out of their way to make sure you make the best of this opportunity so that upon completion of your studies in Germany, a bright future awaits you.

 

 

Do you know that in an effort to encourage international students to choice china as a destination for studies abroad, the Chinese government gives tons of scholarships every year? Oh yes! A list of universities where you can study free is included here.

 

 

When it comes to going to China for your studies, there's two ways to go about it:   

 

(1) Paying everything out of pocket.

(2) Applying for a scholarship.

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Whichever option you choose, avoid the mistake committed by thousands of African students each year: "traveling for the sake of traveling" – you need to put a lot of thought into what brings you to China. (read this article, it is very important!).

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An interview with two international students from China (PhD students in Pharmaceutical science at the University of Mississippi, School of Pharmacy).  

 

WHAT IS THE EDUCATION SYSTEM IN YOUR COUNTRY LIKE? (COMPARE MAYBE TO THE US, WHAT ARE THE MAIN DIFFERENCES OR SIMILARITIES)


http://www.edu.cn/20041203/3123354.shtml
In China, the education is divided into three categories: basic education, higher education, and adult education. The Compulsory Education Law of stipulates that each child have nine years of formal education.
Basic Education

Basic education in China includes pre-school education, primary education and regular secondary education.

Preschool, or kindergarten, can last up to three years, with children entering as early as age three, until age six, when they typically enter elementary school. The academic year is divided into two semesters.
Secondary education is divided into academic secondary education and specialized/vocational/technical secondary education.

Academic secondary education is delivered by academic lower and upper middle schools.

Lower middle school graduates wishing to continue their education take a locally administered entrance exam, on the basis of which they will have the option either of continuing in an academic upper middle school or of entering a vocational secondary school. Vocational schools offer programs ranging from two to four years and train medium-level skilled workers, farmers, and managerial and technical personnel. Technical schools typically offer four-years programs to train intermediate technical personnel. “Schools for Skilled Workers” typically train junior middle school graduates for positions requiring production and operation skills. The length of training is typically three year.


Higher Education
Higher education at the undergraduate level includes two-and three-year junior colleges (sometimes also called short-cycle colleges, four-year colleges, and universities offering programs in both academic and vocational subjects. Many colleges and universities also offer graduate programs leading to the master’s or Ph.D. degree.


Chinese higher education at the undergraduate level is divided into three-year and four-year programs. The former is offered not only at short-cycle colleges, but frequently also at four-year colleges and universities. The latter is offered at four-year colleges and universities but do not always lead to the bachelor’s degree. Myriad higher education opportunities also fall under the general category of adult education.

 

Adult Education
The adult education category overlaps all three of the above categories. Adult primary education includes Workers’ Primary Schools, Peasants’ Primary Schools, and literacy classes. Adult secondary education includes radio/TV specialized secondary schools, specialized secondary school for cadres, specialized secondary schools for staff and workers, specialized secondary schools for peasants, in-service teacher training schools and correspondence specialized secondary schools. Adult higher education includes radio/TV universities, cadre institutes, workers’ colleges, peasant colleges, correspondence colleges, and educational colleges. Most of the above offer both two- and three-year short-cycle curricula; only a few also offer regular undergraduate curricula. 


WHAT (WOULD YOU PERSONALLY SAY) IS THE POTENTIAL OF CHINA AS A DESTINATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS? (WHY WOULD YOU SAY, MAKES IT A GOOD DESTINATION FOR STUDY?) 


China is developing fast. Overseas students tend to massing in China as their destination for study. A total of 195,000 students from 188 countries and regions came to study at 544 Chinese universities, colleges and research institutes in 2007. This compared with 141,000 students from 179 countries and regions in 2005.
This is due to its rapid economic growth and low cost of living. Annual tuition for a foreign student at the prestigious Peking University in Beijing ranged from 26,000 yuan (3,800 U.S. dollars)to 40,000 yuan (5,900 dollars), plus 45,000 yuan (6,600 dollars) for the cost of accommodation, food and transportation. More than 2,400 students from 80 countries were studying at Peking University at present, accounting for 7.8 percent of the university's students. Although learning mandarin, or standard Chinese, is a major purpose of international students, many choose to study liberal arts, medical science, economy, management and engineering in China. Tsinghua University in Beijing offers 33 majors for international students this year, ranging from architecture, environmental engineering, computer software to journalism and history of fine arts. Research has shown that metropolises such as Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin, and the provinces of Liaoning and Jiangsu with many elite universities are the most popular destinations for overseas students. The top ten countries where students are from include the Republic of Korea, Japan, the United States, Vietnam, Thailand, Russia, India, Indonesia, France and Pakistan.

 

WHAT COULD BE THE MAJOR OBSTACLE (S) FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WHO WISH TO STUDY IN CHINA?


o    Courses are taught in Chinese in your Universities, how do international students overcome this issue? What is the process? Do they get any assistance from universities or your government
Truly, the language is the biggest obstacle for study in China. But in some field courses were taught in English, and the students don’t require Chinese language for communication.

 

WHAT IS THE ADMISSION PATH/PROCEDURE FOR A STUDENT THAT (LET’S SAY) ALREADY HAS A MASTER DEGREE FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY AND WANT TO GO TO CHINA FOR A PHD?


Basic procedures of application were similar to those in the US. Such as equivalent language test, application form online or by paperwork, payment of application fee, application for visa, scholarship and so on. If the Master’s degree is admitted, then 3 year is generally required for pursuing a PhD program.

 

WHAT IS THE SITUATION OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN CHINESE UNIVERSITIES?


There are some scholarships that the applicants are encouraged to apply, such as Chinese Government Scholarship (CGS) or local supported scholarship. Some university scholarships may be available as well but the policies are different from schools.

 

WHAT ABOUT TUITION? HOW MUCH IS IT? HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO THE SITUATION IN THE US?


Annual tuition for a foreign student at the prestigious Peking University in Beijing, for example, ranged from 26,000 yuan (3,800 U.S. dollars) to 40,000 yuan (5,900 dollars), plus 45,000 yuan (6,600 dollars) for the cost of accommodation, food and transportation. These are much cheaper than those in the US. West China would be even cheaper than the east part.

 

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STUDY FREE IN CHINA -  CHINESE GOVERNMENT -FUNDED OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS click-here for more information

References:

http://www.edu.cn/20041203/3123354.shtml


 

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