Study in China: The Comprehensive Guide for International Students

This Comprehensive Guide is the world's first real-time updated reference manual on international students studying in China, which is compiled by top consultants engaged in the field of studying in China for years.

This guide comprehensively shows every stage and current situation of studying in China from the aspects of China's national conditions, China's higher education, history of studying in China, how to choose Chinese universities, the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on studying in China, Chinese university application process, registration tips, campus life, graduation and work in China.

As long as you are interested in studying in China, whether you have experience or not, you can find the information you need in this guide.

COVID-19 Influence

Study in China Overview

Why Study in China - Reasons and Costs

Choose Your Destination - City and University

Choose Your Target Programs

General Application Process

Self-funded/Scholarship Application Process

A comprehensive guide on the self-funded and scholarship application process for Chinese universities

Entrance Examination

Whether the entrance examination is necessary for international students

Comparison of 3 Application Methods

You will also know the features of different application methods better

Common Sense of Applying for Chinese Universities

Upon Your Arrival

Study Tips

Upon Your Graduation

Documents Notarization/Attestation

You'll get all the information you need to get a notarization and attestation done

Changing Schools

I will show you detailed information about how to transfer to another university in China

Drop Out

14 Things to Know Before Dropping Out of Chinese Universities as International Students


  • I was Chinese and Can I Apply for Chinese Universities as an International Student?

    Yes, you can apply to Chinese universities as an international student as long as you meet the following requirements:
    According to Article 5 of the Nationality Law of the People's Republic of China, if both or one of the parents are Chinese citizens and have settled in a foreign country if the person has a foreign nationality at birth, he does not have Chinese nationality. From 2021 onwards, if they apply to enter our colleges and universities as an international student to study at the junior college stage, in addition to meeting other application qualifications of the school, they should also hold a valid foreign passport or nationality certificate for more than 4 years (inclusive), and the most recent 4 years Have a record of actually living in a foreign country for more than 2 years within the year (before April 30 of the year of admission) (the actual living in a foreign country for 9 months in a year can be counted as one year, and the entry and exit stamps shall prevail). Learn More>>

  • Can I Enter China Early and Have a Trip Before Register at University?

    It takes a long time for international freshmen students to apply for a residence permit for the first time. The validity period of the X1 visa is only 30 days. It is recommended that students enter the country 3 days before the start of the semester. Otherwise, it is easy to extend the visa multiple times, causing unnecessary trouble and property losses.

  • How Long Usually Will It Take to Apply for Universities in China?

    From your determination to study in China to your successful application for a visa to China, the time can be long or short.
    1. Select Target Universities and Programs: 1 Week
    2. Documents Preparation: 2 to 4 Weeks
    3. Track Application Result: 1 Week to 5 Month
    4. Waiting for Admission Letter
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  • Is it Trustworthy for Application to Chinese Universities Through a Third Party Platform?

    The answer to this question is not a simple yes or no. We need a case-by-case analysis to answer that is it trustworthy or not for application to Chinese universities through a third-party platform. Learn More>>

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