China has become an ideal destination for many international students, not only because China's teaching quality is in a leading position in the world, but also because the tuition and cost of studying in China are lower than in some Western countries. As a student who wants to study in China, you will ask: How much does it cost to study in a Chinese university? Indeed, one of the most important things to study abroad is how much it costs. This article will introduce you how much you will spend in China.
Tuition fees in public universities: The average tuition fee in public universities is between $2,000 and $10,000 per year.
Tuition for English-taught courses:$2,200 to $4,500/year
Medical, engineering and business courses: $24,000 to $50,000/year
Tuition fees in private universities: Tuition fees in these universities start at around $8,000 per year and are about $15,000 per year. The tuition fees of private universities in China are significantly more expensive than those of public universities.
In addition to several private universities in China, you can apply to many US and UK universities for local campuses in Chinese cities. The average bachelor's degree tuition for these institutions is $13,000 per year and the average master's degree tuition is $12,000 per year.
If your budget is limited, we recommend that you study in a smaller city or city in western China, where the cost of study will be reduced by 20% - 30%. These cities include Xi'an, Chongqing, Chengdu, Shenyang, Dalian, Qingdao, Lanzhou, Guiyang and so on. At the same time, the cost of learning in “first-tier” cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin is much higher than that of other cities in China.
If you can't afford the cost of studying now, we recommend that you start with Chinese. Then, if your HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) score is high enough, you may be eligible for a Chinese government scholarship, which can help international students study at Chinese universities.
Compared to the United Kingdom or the United States, tuition fees for studying in China are much lower. The types of Chinese universities are mainly public universities, private universities and many American and British universities in the local campuses of Chinese cities. Due to the type of school, the tuition fees you need to pay are different. The average tuition fee is estimated to range from $3,000 to $10,000 per year. However, medical, engineering and business degrees are more expensive. In addition, you will need to pay for books and course materials for approximately $30-50 per semester. If you choose to study science, medicine or art, the money will be more.
2. APPLICATION FEE
The application fee of Chinese universities is usually between $100 to $200. Among all the courses offered by Chinese institutions, the Bachelor of Medicine and the Bachelor of Surgery have the highest application fees. The higher the university ranks in China, the higher the application fee.
3. ACCOMMODATION FEE
The following are the accommodation fees that international students usually pay. Despite the continuous increase in housing prices in China, the impact on accommodation for international students is not that great.
Student Dormitory: The most common housing option in China is $200 to $400 a month. A deposit of between $200 and $300 is required in advance. At the same time, a monthly fee of $40 for water, gas and electricity is required.
Renting an apartment: The average price of a single apartment is between $300 and $1,000 per month depending on the city, the location of the apartment and the ancillary facilities.
Living with Chinese families: boarding Chinese families, $300 to $600 per month.
One-bedroom apartment rentals in a city in China average $600 per month.
A deposit of $300 to $460 is required for all accommodation (mainly student residences and apartments). However, whether you live with your roommate in a student residence or in an apartment, it is the most common choice for international students to save money.
4. COST OF LIVING
The cost of living in China's general cities is not high, so your living expenses can be controlled within a reasonable range. But the cost of living in metropolitan areas like Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou is even higher, about $1,000 to $1,200. Living in other cities cost about $300 to $600 a month. However, this depends mainly on your lifestyle, although compared to many other countries, living expenses in China are very low.
Food costs: In addition to being an interesting destination for studying abroad, China is known for its diversity, not to mention the very affordable cuisine. Dining in a university canteen, local bistro or fast food chain is $1 to $4. Mid-range dining (between $4 and $7) includes Chinese and international cuisine.
Shopping: On average, local supermarket food bills will be about $170-200/month. You can find international supermarket chains such as Walmart, Carrefour, Auchan or Metro. Chinese supermarkets are cheaper than those of Western countries.
Mobile phone traffic fee: $15/month.
Internet broadband fee: $20/month.
5. TRAVEL EXPENSES
Public transportation in China is very cheap, including taxis on the subway. But don't question the quality of China's transportation. China's traffic speed and service are very good.
Taxi cost per kilometer: USD 0.3
City bus: $0.30 (Public transportation for student passes is approximately $15 per month).
One-way subway costs $0.50
6. OTHER EXPENSES
Medical examination fee: If you plan to study in China for more than six months, the Chinese government requires you to have a medical examination, and you should make arrangements before leaving your country. When applying for a Chinese student visa, you will be asked to show your medical records. You can choose to have a medical examination at your local hospital. Please consult your local hospital for details. If you choose to have a medical examination in China, the cost of medical examination depends on the local health and epidemic prevention department in each city.
Medical insurance: about $120 a year.