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Study in China: A Guide for Pakistani Students

China has excellent opportunities for students to get explore their bright future. Study in China may be the perfect option for Pakistani Students now-a-days. China has set a rule that study is compulsory till the nine years in which student will have to complete the both levels primary level and junior middle level school.

China has taken so many important steps for each level of education, that’s the reason it is producing outstanding ratio of literacy rate day-by-day. China is spending maximum to make the educational system internationally competitive, as already it holds the world’s top universities. It is providing an ideal life style with modern and up-to-date educational environment.

Study Abroad in China is an emerging trend for students to get their higher studies in China. China has focus on its education industry to get fame in the field of education all over the world. This guide will helpful for Pakistani students who wished to Studies in china.

Best universities to study in china for international students?

Top ten universities in China for international students to study in China are under below:

QS World University Ranking list 2022/23

Table data

Tsinghua universityNorth-west Beijing5
Peking UniversityWestern suburbs Beijing9
Fudan UniversityShanghai11
Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghai22
Nanjing UniversityNanjing, Jiangsu23
Zhejiang UniversityZhejiang24
University of Science and Technology of ChinaAnhui25
Beijing Normal UniversityBeijing40
Wuhan UniversityHubei44
Sun Yat-sen UniversityGuangdong47

How much the average tuition fee for undergraduate or post graduate courses in China?

International students who want to apply for undergraduate or post graduate level courses in china will pay the average tuition fee US$2,000 to 4,000 on annually basis. Mostly fee structure of any university in china is based on the courses. Students who want to apply for arts and humanities subjects will bare less cost as compare to medical, engineering or that kinds of other courses.

Will it be allowed to work while I am studying in China?

During, studies in china international students cannot do employment according to the government regulations. Occasionally, part time job and internship acceptable for international student in china. Students who find out job in china, they can work as an English teacher.

To start their career as English teacher will helpful to earn good amount of many which support their educational and living cost and student can easily interact with local people.

Where and what kind of accommodation are in China for international student?

The Beijing Olympics survey is based on the review of international athletes and official according to that the food and accommodation are much satisfactory in china. So, international students who want to study in china can get good accommodation opportunities with little of help Chinese government. There are two options for students to live in china as an international students, which are on-campus accommodation and off-campus accommodation.

On Campus Accommodation

On campus accommodation is based on Dormitories, which offer individual, double and deluxe rooms for international students. In these dormitories included bedding, TV, proper kitchen setup, AC and lockers facilities for students.

Off Campus Accommodation

International students can also get the off campus accommodation during their stay in china for study. Students can check out the expat website to find out rental accommodation or roommates. The living cost off campus accommodation is based on the lifestyle of international students.

What kind of financial help or grant in China for International students?

Chinese Government Scholarship

  • Bilateral Program
  • Chinese University Program
  • Great Wall Program
  • EU Program
  • AUN Program
  • PIF Program
  • WMO (World Meteorological Organization) Program

Hundreds of other scholarships to study in china offer by the diverse universities or organizations for international students. Students find out these scholarship from official websites of each universities in china.

How can I find out, my educational background will be accepted by the China University?

International students can find out their educational background accepted by the china university or not through contact to Chinese university, where students are applying for admission. Chinese universities announced the admission with proper guidelines, students must have to read these guidelines of admission and meet these to get admission in Chinese universities.

What’s the usual application process for Masters level courses in China?

Students who want to apply for Masters level degree in any Chinese university, they must fulfill general admission requirements. International students must be 18 year old or above age to apply for admission in Chinese university. Students must have bachelor degree from recognized university to apply for this Masters level degree program. Hold international valid passport.

For basic understanding of Chinese language students must have HSK level 4-6 certificate or above. Students must be clear the admission examination to get admit in any Chinese university. The recommendation letters will be submitted to university from the professors as per requirements.

Students who want to apply for English language related types of courses must have English language proficiency certificate. IELTS or TOFEL would be prefer to fulfil language requirements. Students must focus on starting admission date of any Chinese university. Normally autumn semester falls between February and July and spring semester fall in September and January.

So, students must have knowledge about starting admission and ending admission date of any university. For recognition of educational degrees of international students, Chinese government signed the MoU with 64 university from all around the world.

What are the language requirements for international students to study in China?

International students who are studied in English medium courses do not need HSK result, they just give English language proficiency tests results TOEFL or IELTS as international students. Students who English native speakers don’t need any language proficiency certificates just educational degree required to apply for study in china.

How much money will I need during my Masters level studies in China?

International students who want to study in China in Master level courses will bear normally 1000 to 2000 US dollars per semester. Master’s degree program take 2 to 3 years of duration to complete the degree or if students who belong to Engineering and technical degrees the duration of study will increase accordingly.

Day by day the study and living cost in China are increasing rapidly for international students. Prices of each course are increase every year and living cost also effect to these courses increasing prices

On monthly basis Apartment rent, 1 bedroom is based on £192 – £343

  • Meal of low-cost restaurant: £2.17
  • Meal at McDonalds: £3.03
  • Cappuccino: £2.87
  • Soft drinks: £0.35
  • Water: £0.21
  • Loaf of bread: £1.01
  • One-way ticket local transport: £0.22
  • Cinema ticket: £6.50

Where do I apply for my student visa?

International applicants who coming to China to concentrate on for a time of 6 months or more ought to apply for X-visa. Those contemplating for under 6 months may apply for F-visa. The application structure ought to be submitted together with the Admission Notice and the JW201 or 202 Form issued by a Chinese school or college. A physical examination is required for those applying for X-visa.

The F-visa is legitimate for a stay in China of 3-6 months from your date of section. Your F-visa can be restored a few times however your aggregate time staying in China ought not to surpass one year.

Applicants holding X-visa and wishing to leave and re-enter China amid their studies, must apply for an again visa at the Public Security Bureau no less than 7 days before you take off.

Students must submit some important documents to apply for visa, such as application, passport, photographs, bank statement etc. students can ask about the important documents details which are submit for student visa from the near Chinese embassy.

Introduction to Chinese Government Scholarships:

In order to promote the mutual understanding, cooperation and exchanges in various fields between China and other countries, the Chinese government has set up a series of scholarship programs to sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to study and conduct research in Chinese universities. China Scholarship Council (hereinafter referred to as CSC), entrusted by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as MOE), is responsible for the enrollment and the administration of Chinese Government Scholarship programs. Now, 279 designated Chinese universities offer a wide variety of academic programs in Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Economics, Legal Studies, Management, Education, History, Literature, Philosophy, and Fine Arts for scholarship recipients at all levels.

Supporting Categories

Chinese Government Scholarship programs sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to undertake degree studies (bachelor, master and PhD) and Chinese language study or academic research in institutions of higher education in China.


Chinese Government Scholarship covers both major study and Chinese language (preparatory) study. The table below illustrates the duration of each program.  

Supporting Categories  Major Study(year)  Chinese Language(Preparatory Study)(year) Duration of Scholarship(year) 
Undergraduate students4-51- 24-7
Master’s students2-31- 22-5
Doctoral students3-41- 23-6

The above is the list of some China universities Offering Scholarships for Pakistani students. So for international students from Pakistan, you can apply the above programs in above universities to get scholarships.

In terms of PG

No.University NameScholarship Type
1Zhengzhou UniversityCGS; CIS; US;
2Wuhan UniversityCGS; CCSP; US
3Tongji UniversityCGS; CLGS; CIS; US
4Sichuan UniversityCGS; CIS; CCSP
5Shandong UniversityCGS; CIS; US; ES
6Dalian Medical UniversityCGS; CLGS

In terms of Engineering 

No.University NameScholarship Type
1Beijing Language and Culture UniversityCGS; CIS; CCSP; US; ES; CLGS
2University of International Business and EconomicsCGS; CIS; US; CLGS
3Beijing Institute of TechnologyCGS; CIS; US; CLGS
4University of Science and Technology BeijingCGS; US; CLGS
5Donghua UniversityCGS; US; CLGS
6Shanghai University of Finance and EconomicsCGS; US; CLGS
7Xiamen UniversityCGS; CLGS; US; CIS; CCSP
8Ningbo UniversityCGS; CIS; US; CLGS
9Chengdu UniversityCLGS
10Southwestern University of Finance and EconomicsCGS; CLGS; US

In terms of Finance

No.University NameScholarship Type
1University of International Business and EconomicsCGS; CIS; US; CLGS
2Ningbo UniversityCGS; CIS; US; CLGS
3Zhejiang Gongshang UniversityCGS; US; CLGS

In terms of Marketing

No.University NameScholarship Type
1University of International Business and EconomicsCGS; CIS; US; CLGS
2Zhejiang University of Science and TechnologyCGS; CIS; US; CLGS
3Xi an Jiaotong-Liverpool UniversityUS; CLGS


        CGS:  Chinese Government Scholarship;

        CIS:   Confucius Institute Scholarship;

        CCSP: Confucius China Studies Program;

        US:    University Scholarships;

        ES:     Enterprise Scholarship;

        CLGS: Chinese Local Government Scholarship

For bachelor’s scholarship:

Bachelor’s scholarship is offered to those students who have completed their intermediate or high school. It is a program for 4 years plus 5 months for language classes fully funded by Chinese government.

This scholarship will include

  • Your course fee
  • Accommodation 

For master’s scholarship:

Masters scholarship is offered to those students who have completed their 4 years of bachelor program. Masters scholarship is offered for 2 years plus 5 months of language classes fully funded by Chinese government.

This scholarship will include

  • Your course fee
  • Accommodation
  • Monthly 3000 Yuan stipend 

For PhD scholarship:

PhD scholarship is offered to those students who have completed their 18 years of education (4 years bachelors plus 2 years of masters)

PhD scholarship is offered for 4 years including their language classes fully funded by Chinese government.

This scholarship will include

Documents required:

  • A through study plan, which includes all your previous study record and extracurricular activities, such as conferences you have attended, seminars and your shields and honors. Your aim and goals and why you are interested in scholarship.
  • Study plan is like your personal and educational resume.
  • 2 recommendation letters from your last attended university from any lecturer or professor.
  • A police character certificate
  • A medical examination form which is attached with this email.
  • Photo copy of your passport, first page and at least 2 blank pages
  • 2 passport size photos with light background