University in China


University in China can be divided into general university, technical university, specialized university such as medical, foreign language and teacher-training university. CEC provides the Chinese university ranking for international students who want to learn more about university in China. University in China has accepted and trained international students for years. On March 2017, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China announced a total of 442,773 international students were studying in China in 2016.

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.

Chinese universities dominate the Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017, taking 6 of the top 10 places, with Peking University coming top and Tsinghua University second. BRICS is the acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. It is the fourth year running that Peking University and Tsinghua University have taken the two top spots. Fudan University climbed 11 places to reach sixth place this year. China has 52 universities out of 300, or more than one in six places, in the ranking overall, the highest density of leading universities in the developing world. Forty-four of these make the top 200, five more than last year.

2017 China University Ranking

Rank Name of University
1 Peking University
2 Tsinghua University
3 Wuhan University
4 Fudan University
5 Zhejiang University
6 Shanghai Jiao Tong University
7 Nanjing University
8 Renmin University of China
9 Jilin University
10 Huazhong University of Science and Technology
11 Sichuan University
12 Sun Yat-sen University
13 Nankai University
14 Tianjin University
15 University of Science and Technology of China
16 Xian Jiao Tong University
17 Central South University
18 Harbin Institute of Technology
19 Beijing Normal University
20 Shandong University
21 Xiamen University
22 Southeast University
23 Beihang University
24 Tongji University
25 Northeastern University
26 Dalian Universtiy of Technology
27 South China University of Technology
28 East China Normal University
29 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
30 Hunan University

(Source: Chinese University Alumni Association (2017))

Admission to Top University in China

In order to choose the right university in China, you need to set your goal of study. 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. For admission to top universities or graduate schools in China, such as Peking University, Tsinghua University and Fudan University, admission to Chinese taught degree program is limited and extremely competitive. You must be well-informed, well-prepared, and very determined to work very hard to gain admission.

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Winter 2017 - University News

UNNC honoured its Postgraduate class of 2017 with a graduation ceremony held in the DH Lawrence Auditorium on Saturday 11th November. Students received their certificates from the assembled dignitaries, which included Provost Chris Rudd, Professor Stephen Morgan and Professor May Tan-Mullins. With numerous overseas graduates having already secured good work opportunities beyond the gates of UNNC, we asked several of our 2017 cohort why they decided to continue their studies at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China.

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. 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.

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