Only the lazy does not know that China is a promising country with a developed economy. China has long since turned from a "third echelon" country into an almost world miracle. And this despite the fact that until the middle of the last century, 80% of China's population was illiterate. A low level of education is still preserved in some rural areas, where traditions are of decisive importance. However, due to government programs for the active opening of schools, the problem of education in China was still largely solved.
Today, more than 90% of regions in China are included in the compulsory primary education program, almost 100% of children go to school, and the number of students with incomplete education is constantly decreasing. For Chinese citizens, education is free, and educational programs are controlled by the state.
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The Chinese education system practically does not differ from the Russian one. From 3 years old - kindergarten, from 6 - elementary school, then secondary school and university. Instead of a university, there is an option to enter a vocational school. They are admitted there after completing high school, as well as after incomplete (from 15 years old, without senior classes). They study in universities for 4-5 years, in medicine longer - 7-8 years.
Children start going to school at the age of 6, and before entering it, children pass the first of numerous tests. The entire school system in China is focused on competition and achieving better results, so the workload in Chinese schools is enormous. Every Chinese student tries to become the best. Usually classes are not limited to school lessons, but continue at home with tutors. Even in elementary school, kids are taught with tutors in several subjects.
Chinese schools are famous for their tough discipline: for missing twelve lessons without a good reason, students face expulsion. After the end of the 7th grade, Chinese students take exams - this is a kind of transitional stage to secondary education and university admission. In the event that a student does not pass these exams, he is not allowed to enter a higher school, and admission to a university and a high-paying job is now unattainable for him.
The system of the unified state examination, which was applied in Russia, was borrowed from our Chinese colleagues.
The exam is taken simultaneously throughout the country, and according to its results, graduates with the best results are admitted to higher educational institutions. Every year, the number of Chinese graduates who are trying to enter (and in most cases successfully) to universities in Europe, the USA, and Russia is growing. A student from China compares favorably with his fellow students: he is disciplined, diligent, responsible.
There are public and private schools in China. The state ones are oriented mainly towards Chinese citizens, but in rare cases they also accept foreigners. To enroll in a Chinese public school, a student must pass exams in mathematics, English, and Chinese, and his parents must pay around USD 5,000 per semester. However, rarely anyone passes these exams right away, so special courses are provided for foreign students that prepare them for studying at a Chinese school. Tuition lasts, as a rule, a year and costs approximately 4200 USD per semester. Prices on the page are for October 2018
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Let's start with the largest metropolis in China. With a population that has grown to 32 million, Shanghai is considered the largest metropolitan area of the PRC and its most important link in the economy, financial structures and the location of the head offices of many companies. Located at the end of the Yangtze River, which supplies the Pacific Ocean, Shanghai is an example and the face of the economic growth of China, which at the same time is famous as the largest container seaport in the world. As a result, Shanghai is a huge global market.
Overseas applicants impressed by the image of ultra-modern and technologically advanced China should consider studying in Shanghai as their primary option. Rated Alpha + global city, it is undoubtedly China's fastest growing industrial sector and also one of the most influential economic hubs on the planet. You can talk a lot about the economic growth of Shanghai, it is important that more than 30 of the best universities in China are based here. The cost of studying in Shanghai and living is considered the most expensive in China.
List of universities in Shanghai where you can apply for paid bachelor's and master's programs and for a grant through our website.
Beijing is not inferior to Shanghai in dynamics, being the government's political capital of China.
History breathes life into the streets of Beijing, where the new is locked in an eternal struggle with the old. The city boasts an impressive number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, seven to be exact. The city is located an hour's drive from the Great Wall of China. At the same time, Beijing also has many skyscrapers and modern architecture, such as the National Center for the Performing Arts, and has one of the most efficient metro systems in the world.
For the information of students, living and studying in China is not cheap. On average, a year of study + living costs $ 12,000-15,000. Peking universities have a larger number of grants, but at the same time, high interest from foreign students. In 2017, we signed a partnership with Beihang University and the Beijing Institute of Technology - which allowed us to enroll more than 90 students from the CIS on a grant basis.
You can enter these universities without any difficulties, as most of these universities have grants and discounts for foreigners (for details, contact us).