Chinese higher education has seen a dramatic change in the last 20 years. China's overall educational level is increasing: the number of Chinese holding Bachelor's degrees has multiplied by five since educational reforms began in the 1990s. China is producing record numbers of masters and doctorate students.

China is in the midst of an educational revolution. The government is spending more resources than ever before to make China's universities internationally competitive. In the past, overseas students generally chose from a limited range of subjects, mostly focusing on Chinese language and subjects like painting and martial arts. Today more and more international students choose more advanced subjects, ranging from modern dance and literature to engineering, computer science and international business.

Strong Points

Education in China has developed several specialties. These are areas in which certain Chinese institutions excel, not only compared to other domestic schools but internationally as well. These programs give overseas students the benefits of a first-rate education along with a unique Chinese experience.

Engineering programs are often considered some of China's most competitive programs. China produces more engineering graduates than anyone else in the world and many programs are conducted in English. Students can choose a wide variety of specialities including aeronautical, mechanical and electrical engineering. Institutions like South China Institute of Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Southeast University and Beihang University all offer outstanding engineering programs.

Overseas students increasingly choose China as a destination for medical studies. Chinese medical programs offer high-quality instruction and are an attractive low-cost alternative to the high price of medical schools in many other countries. Wuhan University, Southeast University, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Sichuan University and Huazhong University of Science and Technology have excellent medical programs with state-of-the-art facilities and training.

Business and economics are highly popular subjects for foreign students in China. China's position as a growing economic force in the world makes the decision to study business and economics in China a smart one. Wuhan University, Capital University of Economics and Business and Southwestern University of Finance and Economics have some of the finest economics programs in China while Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University has a dynamic business program with many international students.

While these are some of the more famous programs, Chinese universities have impressive programs in virtually every field. History, traditional Chinese medicine, philosophy, literature and more are all available. Use our service to find a program that fits your needs and interests.

World-class Institutions

The government is in the process of growing a number of China's key universities into world-class centers of education and research. Institutions like Tsinghua University, Fudan University and Peking University are climbing to the top of global educational standards.

These universities seek to attract the best international and domestic talent in instructors, researchers and students. Some of these universities have attracted brilliant faculty from institutions like Harvard, Yale and more. Facilities are state-of-the-art and educational methodology is modern and innovative.

Programs at these key universities can be very competitive, but offer excellent instruction comparable to a first-class institute anywhere in the world.