Studying in China might not be your first choice when you said you plan on studying abroad. The stereotype for what China is expected to be and what China really is are two different views! Living in the world’s most populous country, will give you an extremely diverse and multicultural experience with more than 56 ethnicities and a variety of different religions. You can also have a mix between the city and the rural life. Still not convinced yet? We’re here to give you 5 reasons why studying in the land of red dragons, might be the right choice for you!
Best universities in the world
While it’s a common knowledge that American and European universities are some of the top institutions in the world, but did you know that China also has top-notch, world-renowned education as well? That’s right, China has an increasing amount of major global universities with some of the most coveted programs when it comes to engineering, finance, medicine and economics. This is due to their government being heavily invested in education. And don’t fret! Because on contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to speak Chinese to study in China, as most of their schools offer English-based classes.
China offers some of the best universities and programs in the world for a lower price. Not only do they have cheaper housing and costs of living (unlike places such as US, UK, Japan, Australia or Korea), China offers the same luxury for half of the price or more!! Tuitions could get as low as 2000 USD / year, in comparison to the US’ 20000 USD / a year. While cost of living still depend on where you live and your lifestyle, most expenses costs about 800 USD / month.
Because China wants to attract more international students, the Chinese government is giving out full or partial scholarships to international students at any level (undergraduate or graduate) including more than 40,000 scholarships at 277 institutions. In 2015, about 40% of international students were given a Chinese government scholarship.
As the fourth most popular destination for international travel, with nearly 12 million business trips to China in 2015, the country is growing in economic and cultural significance. It’s also been one of the most rapidly increasing countries in the world. China serves as a huge market for multinational corporations, and employers are well aware that a real understanding of China, Chinese culture and Chinese people is a big plus for those who want to become the world’s next generation of leaders.
What better way to immerse in the culture and travel to China than to experience it first hand? If going to China is in one of your bucket list, well you can now cross that off right of your list. You get to meet people of different walks of life and people you don’t expect to get to know! Also, you might even score yourself an opportunity to learnthe most spoken language in the world!