University in China can be divided into general university, technical university, specialized university such as medical, foreign language and teacher-training university. University in China has accepted and educated international students for years. CEC provides the Chinese university ranking for international students who want to know more about university in China. On February 2014, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China announced a total of 356,499 international students were studying in university in China.
The university ranking is published by Chinese University Alumni Association, which is a domestic university ranking in China, conducted independently of the government. Its ranking methodology includes the following criteria: 1) Government recognition; 2) Research; 3) Faculty; 4) Program; 5) Student; 6) Reputation.
Nowadays, foreign students are studying in universities in China not only for Chinese language, but also for undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programs. Learning Chinese language is an inevitable step when you apply to any national universities in China. Different academic departments have their own Chinese language requirements. Departments such as engineering and computer sciences have a lower Chinese language requirement compare to management and law.