To find the right university in China, you need to consider what your goal of study is. For Chinese language and culture learning, you should apply to a university with good Chinese language program with cultural courses. For undergraduate and graduate degree program, you have to consider the academic standard and employment opportunities.
When applying to top universities in China, such as Peking University, Tsinghua University and Fudan University, admission to degree programs is limited and extremely competitive. You must be well-informed, well-prepared, and very determined to work very hard to gain admission.
Project 211 and 985
University in China can be categorized into project 211 and 985. Project 211 is the Chinese government’s new endeavor aimed at strengthening about 100 universities and key disciplinary areas as a national priority for the 21st century. Project 985 is a constructive project for founding world-class universities in the 21st century conducted by the government of the People’s Republic of China. In 2013, there are 112 universities in the project 211 and 39 universities in the project 985.
Among universities in project 985, nine universities form the C9 League which is considered as China’s equivalent of Ivy League. The C9 League includes Fudan University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Nanjing University, Peking University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tsinghua University, University of Science and Technology of China, Xian Jiao Tong University and Zhejiang University. These nine universities agreed on mutual credit recognition, student exchanges, training of teaching staff and sharing their resources in many other areas.
May 2013 - China Education News
Yang Yuan, a Tsinghua University freshman, never thought he would become a web celebrity. The 19-year-old scored the highest mark in the 2012 national college entrance examination in Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture last year.