China Scholarships

Useful Information

The inexpensive housing and living costs in China, as opposed to nations like the UK or USA, are one of the primary reasons to choose China as your next academic location. The cost of living in China is favorable for students because you can choose from a variety of towns based on your spending limit, preferred university, and lifestyle.

As an international student, staying in the university’s student residences, which cost between $150 and $400 per month, is a common choice. Another choice is to rent an apartment in the city where you are attending school, either by yourself or with a roommate. However, you should be prepared to pay more between 2000 Yuan and 6000 Yuan a month. The city and the apartment’s location have a significant impact on your costs. Living with a Chinese family while you study is a fantastic way to lower your cost of living in China. The costs are between 2000 Yuan and 3500 Yuan per month, and it would be a wonderful chance to socialize and experience Chinese culture. The cost of living in China varies based on the region you reside in, with larger cities often having greater costs for food, rent on a monthly basis, utilities, and transportation.

Generally speaking, depending on the university and major, undergraduate studies in a public university in China cost between US$2,000 and US$10,000 per year. The price varies between private universities up to 30,000 USD annually.

Experiencing life in China will be like diving into a huge pool of uniquely rich culture, customs, and traditions.  This ranges from the the famous Chinese food and tea to martial arts like Kung Fu, Feng Shui, Zodiacs, and the Chinese New Year.

Although Chinese food is quite varied and varies from place to region, among the most well-known dishes include Sichuan, fried shrimp, dumplings, different kinds of hotpots, and of course, dishes with roasted duck.

The People’s Republic of China’s official language is Mandarin Chinese, or more accurately, a dialect of it. Because each vocabulary word in Chinese is represented by a unique set of symbols or characters, it appears to be a particularly challenging language to learn.

Did you know that learning a new language can improve your memory and creativity while also allowing you to handle problem-solving activities more easily? Why then learn Chinese? First and foremost, Chinese is the most commonly spoken language in the world, with almost 1,3 billion speakers! Given that Chinese grammar is substantially simpler than that of the majority of European languages, it shouldn’t be seen as being as tough.


Average costs


On average, a single room student dormitory accommodation will cost about RMB 1500 per month, or about RMB 18,000 per year, including utilities.


A meal at the university canteen/restaurant or in a fast-food restaurant outside would cost about RMB 7 to RMB 30. The average monthly bill for students that will study in Beijing, China can be between the range of RMB 1800 to RMB 4000.


A one-way local transport ticket in Beijing costs about RMB 4. The taxi start rate costs about RMB 13, plus the additional taxi rate per kilometer of about RMB 2.30. A monthly transport pass for university students in Beijing would cost around RMB 200.

Extra costs:

Some extra costs for university students who will study in Beijing, China are books and study materials around RMB 210 to RMB 350 per month (increased costs for those studying Sciences, Medicine, or Art), and medical insurance of about RMB 400 per six months.

Whether you are an international or European student, the time to apply for a Chinese student visa will come soon after you receive your acceptance letter from your university. You must first choose between applying for an “X” visa and an “F” visa.

The first one is for students who intend to study in China for a period of time longer than six months, and the second is for those who intend to study or do an internship there for a shorter period of time. Remember that you have 30 days from the time you arrive in China to apply for a residence permit,

which will allow you to study there without any constraints. The exit-entry administration division of the local public security bureau shall receive the application for the resident permit.

However your local Chinese embassy or the university you are attending must submit a visa application for you to study in China. You will need your university’s notification of admission.