English taught program in China has successfully attracted international students from all around the world. Many prospective students are unaware that you no longer need to be fluent in Chinese to study in bachelor or master program in China. International students can receive education with medium of instruction in English and explore potential opportunities in China for the future.
There are many English taught programs in China. However, applicants are often confused by the long list of English taught programs provided by universities in China. For international students who plan to obtain undergraduate, graduate or PhD degrees in English taught programs in China, their choices are in fact limited. There are two types of English taught programs in China. First, programs that are provided by Chinese universities. This type of program accepts international students only. There won’t be any local students in the program. Some of the English taught programs listed in various websites are in fact never opened or had already closed due to lack of enrolled students. It is important for international students to obtain the most updated admission information in order to choose the right program.
Second, English taught programs are provided by foreign universities in China. They provide programs with international curriculum and students will receive foreign university academic credits and degrees. Some of the foreign universities in China have their own campuses and have operated in China with excellent reputation for years. Besides international students, they also recruit top local Chinese students through the China’s National College Entrance Examination of China (or Gaokao). There is a third option for students seeking high quality English taught program in China. Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of China, is known as center of education in Asia. Also, Hong Kong has been using an English medium education system for over 100 years. In CEC website, we only recommend English taught programs with good reputation.