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Studying in China to a Larger Scale,Higher Level and Quality Development!

2018/3/30 16:06:48

In 2017, a total of 489,200 foreign students studied at Chinese universities and colleges. The growth rate of the scale was maintained at more than 10% for two consecutive years, of which 241,500 were degree students, accounting for 49.38% of the total, an increase of 15.04% year-on-year. The reporter learned from the Ministry of Education a few days ago that in 2017, the study abroad in China will proceed in a solid, steady and orderly manner. The scale of international students will continue to expand, the structure of student sources will continue to be optimized, and the attractiveness of Chinese government scholarships will continue to increase. The development of overseas Chinese students in China is generally in a good state of development, with a high level and higher quality development.

According to statistics, in 2017, a total of various types of foreign students from 204 countries and regions studied in 935 higher institutions of 31 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities directly under the Central Government, of which approximately 75,800 were masters and doctoral students, an increase from 2016. 18.62%. The scale of studying in China has continued to expand. China is already the largest destination for studying abroad in Asia. Compared with 2016, the top 10 source countries have changed steadily, followed by Korea, Thailand, Pakistan, the United States, India, Russia, Japan, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, and Laos. The number of international students along the “Belt and Road” route was 317,200, which accounted for 64.85% of the total number, an increase of 11.58%, which was higher than the average growth rate in various countries. A total of 341,900 international students from 11 eastern provinces such as Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang accounted for 69.88% of the total.

The data shows that the attractiveness of Chinese government scholarships has been continuously improved, leading to a high level and high quality development of studying in China. In 2017, there were 58,600 Chinese government scholarship students from 180 countries studying in China, accounting for 11.97% of the total. Among them, 51,600 students are diploma students, accounting for 88.02% of the total number of scholarship students, 40,800 graduate students, accounting for 69.57% of the total number of scholarship students, an increase of 20.06% over 2016.

It is noteworthy that the distribution of subjects for international students in China is becoming more reasonable. The number of students studying liberal arts still ranks first, accounting for 48.45% of the total number of students; the number of students studying engineering, management, science, arts, and agronomy has increased significantly, year-on-year growth. More than 20%. In addition, the number of self-financed students studying abroad in China in 2017 reached 430,600, accounting for 88.03% of the total.

Source: Ministry of Education of China

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