China has 30 institutions ranked in the QS World University Rankings® 2015/16 and substantially more in the QS University Rankings: Asia 2016. The top universities in China are: Tsinghua University (5th in Asia; 25th in the world), Peking University (9th in Asia; 41st in the world); Fudan University (11th in Asia; joint 51st in the world); Shanghai Jiao Tong University (22nd in Asia; joint 70th in the world); Zhejiang University (24th in Asia; joint 110th in the world); University of Science and Technology of China (25th in Asia; joint 113th in the world); Nanjing University (23rd in Asia; joint 130th in the world); Beijing Normal University (40th in Asia; 232nd in the world) and Wuhan University (44th in Asia; joint 273rd in the world).
With the growing global status of China, within trade, tourism and education, study in China is seeing huge increases in popularity. According to the nation’s Ministry of Education, some 377,000 international students were studying in China in 2014, while over 9 million students took the national university entrance examination, making China home to one of the largest education systems in the world.
By 2020, the Chinese government aims to have 500,000 international students enrolled in Chinese higher education. To support this goal, a growing number of international scholarships are being offered across the country.
China at a glance
Major Cities: Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Wuhan
Drives on the: Right
Calling Code: +86