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Why Study Abroad in China

Study abroad in China provides opportunities for international students to view things from Chinese perspective. Merging the knowledge of both China and their home countries will give students an advantage to explore potential opportunities in China for the future. China has become one of the most popular study abroad destinations for international students because of its long history and exciting culture.

Both living costs and school fees are comparatively inexpensive, especially by comparison with United States and other western countries. International students can both study and save money to study in China. There are scholarships from the government, universities, foundations and corporations designed to support international students from different academic disciplines. (The Complete Guide to China Scholarships)

International students can receive education with medium of instruction in English. English taught program is a good option for international students who want to study in degree program in China, but don't want to spend two extra years in Chinese language program. (English Taught Program in China)

After the government has adjusted the visa policy for foreign nationals, international students are now allowed to work part-time or take on internships while they are studying in China. International students in China with residence permit are allowed to take part-time jobs or internships outside the campus as long as they obtain approval from their academic institutions and the entry and exit administrative authorities.

Six Reasons to Study Abroad in China

1) Affordable tuition and scholarships
2) Learn from China’s development
3) Enhance your global experience
4) Improve your career prospects
5) Learn Chinese language
6) Discover Chinese culture

Number of International Students in China (2001 to 2018)

2018: 492,185 2017: 489,200
2016: 442,773 2015: 397,635
2014: 377,054 2013: 356,499
2012: 328,330 2011: 292,611
2010: 265,090 2009: 238,184
2008: 223,499 2007: 195,503
2006: 162,695 2005: 141,087
2004: 110,844 2003: 77,715
2002: 85,822 2001: 61,869

China is a unified multi-ethnic country jointly created by the people of all 56 ethnic groups. In the long course of historical evolution people of all 56 ethnic groups in China have maintained close contacts, developed interdependently, communicated and fused with one another, and stood together through weal and woe, forming today's unified multi-ethnic Chinese nation, and promoting the development of the nation and social progress.

Since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, following the guideline of unity among all ethnic groups for common prosperity and drawing on China's historical experience and the useful practices of other countries, always with a view to China's actual situation, the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese government have carved out a path for the successful solution to ethnic issues with Chinese characteristics, exercised the ethnic policy featuring equality, unity, regional ethnic autonomy, and common prosperity for all ethnic groups, thus forming a relatively complete ethnic policy system.

Major Ethnic Groups


History of China

It is a long and complex history includes all dynasties with own memorable culture. China is an important country because it has 1.4 billion people and it is one of the world’s oldest and most influential civilizations. From Zhou dynasty marks the beginning of Chinese feudal history to the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911. (History of China)

China Fact Summary

Official Name: People's Republic of China
Capital: Beijing
Population: 1,394,015,977 (2020 estimation)
Major Cities Population: Shanghai 27.058 million; Beijing 20.463 million; Chongqing 15.872 million; Tianjin 13.589 million; Guangdong 13.302 million; Shenzhen 12.357 million (2020 estimation)

Why Learn Chinese

Chinese is the language of nearly 20% of the world’s population. Native Chinese speakers not only live in China, but also overseas Chinese communities all over the world. Unlike most languages, Chinese has a unique ideographic writing system, which provides visual comprehensibility. The grammatical structure of Chinese is not only logical, but also pragmatic, related to the particular way of Chinese thinking.

International students choose to study Chinese language with the expectation of better employment opportunities in fields such as travel, news media, academics, diplomatic work, financial, trade, banking and a lot more. International companies are competing for talents with Mandarin Chinese skills to be placed as executives for their China ventures. With China as an emerging economic superpower, understanding the Chinese language and the value acquired by speaking Chinese (Mandarin) is becoming increasingly important.

Major Chinese Dialects


Languages of China

Chinese language is a family of closely-related but mutually unintelligible languages. These languages are known variously as regional languages, Chinese dialects or varieties of Chinese. Chinese language has hundreds of local dialects. Mandarin is the official language of the People’s Republic of China, used by the government and in the schools. Although there are many Chinese dialects, Mandarin is used by most Chinese people.

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