Whether you intend to secure a graduate job or continue studying at postgraduate level, the reputation of your university is important for your future prospects. Chinese universities are increasingly well respected; the number included in major global university rankings has risen significantly over the past five years, particularly compared with the UK, which has fallen in many rankings. In 2011, there were only six Chinese universities in Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings, whereas in 2015-2016 there were 37, more than either Canada or Australia.
Population: Approximately 1.3 billion
Size: Approximately 9.6 Mio km2
Time Zones: UTC +8
Currency: Renminbi; Currency Calculator
Official Language: Mandarin
A student needs to submit following documents along with the visa application:
Higher education in China started with the establishment of the country’s first universities in 1896. Until the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, Chinese higher education developed largely according to the Western university model. After this breaking point in Chinese history, Chinese education cut off links to the Western world and tuned toward a university model more like that of the former Soviet Union. This meant a reconstruction of higher education during the early 1950’s. During this time, larger and more comprehensive universities were broken up into smaller specialized institutions such as universities of engineering, agricultural colleges, medical colleges and railway institutes.
After the reorganization of the 1950’s, Chinese universities have since the 1990’s returned toward a more western model with larger schools and a more general education. Despite this ongoing change, it is still common, with very high specialization within the Chinese educational system.