Why Study in China

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.

Reasons to study in China

You’ll learn a new language : It’s much easier to learn a new language when you’re exposed to it every day. Chinese is no different – in a couple of months you’ll have picked up the basics and within a year you’ll be able to hold a decent conversation.

It’s a very useful asset to have, considering that Chinese is spoken by a fifth of the world’s population. And as foreigners who speak it are rare, you’ll have a specialised skill.

You’ll have more opportunities : China’s economy is growing very quickly and there will be millions of new jobs opening up every year.

Foreign businesses are setting up bases in China every month and they need employees with relevant cultural knowledge.

But even if you don’t choose to actually live in China, your knowledge of the country could give you access to graduate opportunities in international companies. Though living in China is definitely not as scary as you might think, adapting to a new culture does develop your confidence, independence and problem-solving skills. Time spent studying in a whole new country will give your CV that added edge.

You’ll expand your professional network : If you’re considering working in China in the future, you’ll need to spend time in the country building your ‘guanxi’ (network).

Studying in China will give you a chance to build friendships that could turn into professional connections in the future. This is important, as in Chinese culture it’s quite common for jobs to be given to friends of friends, rather than through advertising.

You’ll have the chance to develop your business skills : The Chinese are well known for their tough negotiation skills and agile business minds. So if you study on a relevant course in China, you’ll learn how to excel in business environments the world over. This will give you a competitive career advantage for years to come.