Requirements for studying in China

At HowFarChina helping prospective well qualified students gain admission into prestigeous and accredited Universities is our top priority once a student meets the requirements to study in China we believe he or she has crossed one of the greatest hinderance in studying abroad. Please check below according to your future study level if you meet the basic requiremenst to study in China

Requirements for Chinese Language Courses

Requirements for Undegraduate Degree Courses

Requirements for Masters Degree Courses

Requirements for Doctoral Degree Courses

FAQs

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Education Related Questions

Q: How Much Does It Cost To Study In China?

A: The cost of studying in China depends on the university being applied to. Basically, it can be divided into these main parts
1)Tuition Fees paid yearly
2) Accommodation fees mostly paid yearly if on campus or montly if it's outside the campus
3) Insurance fees
3) Visa application fees
4) Medical Examination Fee
5) Feeding and other daily needs as per student
These cost vary according to university, city and personal preference.

Q: What fees do I have to pay the school?

A: Fees to be paid include admission fees, tuition fees, accommodation fees, book fees (optional) and feeding (depends on you).

Q: What are the average Tuition fees in China?

A: Bachelor’s degree: $2,000 to $3,000
Master’s degree: $3,000 to $4,000
PhD: $4,000 to $5,000
* Please note that these are estimates, prices may vary.

Q: What documents do I need for admission?

A: Depends on your level. Please select your level above and view the requirements.

Q: Are scholarships available?

A: Yes there are.

Q: What does the scholarship cover?

A: There are different levels of scholarships:
Full Scholarships, it includes total waiving of all fees and sometimes comes with a monthly stipend.
Partial Scholarships, part of your total fees would be paid for maybe half. Might come with a little stipend.

Q: How can I cope after arriving in China if I don’t speak Chinese?

A: In order to avoid being cheated or lost in China, we advise to download some useful mobile applications that can help you translate from any language to Chinese. Mobile applications like Google translate, Pleco are the most used in china as they offer a lot of assistance to foreigners here in China and reduce communication problem

Q: How high is the cost of living in China?

A: Although the cost of living in China is rising, It can still be considered reasonable compared with most developed countries. Although, this cost is based on your location, preference and some more. Accommodation in Beijing (The Country's Capital) is roughly RMB 1000-2000RMB per month depending on the area. An average meal costs around 30-50 yuan. Transportation is made easier with buses and subways. Smaller cities and those in China’s central and western regions are particularly inexpensive.

Q: Can I work during my study period?

A: The Chinese government regulates that foreign students are not allowed to work during their study period. However, temporary work or internship is allowed inside the university.

Q: I'm Interested in Your Admission Package And Asisstance, So How Do I Go About It?

A: Applicants who have met the basic requirements can contact us informing us about their interest via email, we would reply ASAP with the basic forms to be filled and detailed steps to follow to gain the admission

Q: What Do I Need To Take To China When Going?

A: Most students prefer to shop on getting to China mainly because of the cheapness and ease of shopping with online shopping. Some students find it hard to adapt to Chinese food on arrival so they come along with some food stuff to cook.

Q: Are there English taught courses in China?

A: Yes, of course. A lot of universities are now being granted with the license to teach in English. But we advise you confirm before you apply.

Q: Do I Have To Learn Chinese (Mandarin) Before I Start My Major?

A: Yes, you have to learn Mandarin at a basic level to ease your communication with the locals, usually during the first two years of the degree - it's compulsory for international students even though the course is taught in English. If your major is taught in English you can start your major while you study Chinese. But if your major is being taught in Chinese you are required to learn and pass the Chinese proficiency exam before you start your major. Universities would provide you with the Chinese Classes.

Q: What is Chinese Proficiency Test/HSK?

A: Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, known as HSK or the Chinese Proficiency Test is a standardized test at the state level designed and developed by the HSK Center of Beijing Language and Culture University to assess the Chinese proficiency of non-native speakers (foreigners, overseas Chinese and students of Chinese national minorities). Most universities ask that applicants pass the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) to a certain level as a means of proving sufficient language proficiency.

Q: What Is The Accommodation like?

A: International students in China can choose to live in the university's hotel or dormitory. You can also live off campus with the permission of your school.

Q: What is the Physical Examination?

A: All foreigners who come to China to study for longer than 6 months (i.e. those on an X1 visa) are required to undergo a medical examination either before or after they enter China. We provide applicants with the form.

Q: How to apply for a Chinese Study Visa?

A: If you intend to study in China, only the following two categories of visa are appropriate for you.

X1 visa: is issued to those who intend to study in China for a period of more than 180 days.
Documents required:
1) Original passport with at least six months of remaining validity and blank visa pages, and a photocopy of the passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate.
2) One completed Visa Application Form with a recently-taken color passport photo (bare-head, full face) against a light background attached.
3) Proof of legal stay or residence status (applicable to those not applying for the visa in their country of citizenship)
4) Original and photocopy of the Admission Letter issued by a school or other entities in China.
5) Original and photocopy of "Visa Application for Study in China" (Form JW201 or Form JW202).
Besides the documentation mentioned above, other documents might be required by visa officers in order to decide whether to issue the visa on a case by case basis please refer to the Chinese website for precise details.

X2 visa:is issued to those who intend to study in China for a period of no more than 180 days.
Documentations required: 1) Original passport with at least six months of remaining validity and blank visa pages, and a photocopy of the passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate.
2) One completed Visa Application Form with a recently-taken color passport photo (bare-head, full face) against a light background attached.
3) Proof of legal stay or residence status (applicable to those not applying for the visa in their country of citizenship)
4) Original and photocopy of Admission Notice issued by a school or other entities in China.
Besides the documentation mentioned above, other documents might be required by visa officers in order to decide whether to issue the visa on a case by case basis please refer to the Chinese website for precise details.

Business Related Questions

Q: What other services do you offer?

A: We assist aspiring students study in China,
We help you handle your trade in China. Buying items, paying and Shipping to Nigeria We provide services to those in and outside China,
We cover a large range of services. Kindly visit our service to see the various services we offer. .

Q: How do I buy goods from China and send them to Nigeria?

A: This process can be carried out by two easy steps:
• You tell us the products you need and we help search for them or you check online yourself and get the links to the products you want.
• We send you the price of the total items and cost for sending and clearing them in Nigeria and if the cost is ok with you, you make payment and we purchase and send your goods to Nigeria

Q: I have my seller/supplier and my shipping agent already, i just need help in making payments in China

A: If you have your own personal supplier and shipping agent and you only require us to make payments to you to both your supplier and shipping agent all you have to do is provide us with the details of your trusted agent and supplier and you make payments to us via an agreed method. Once we have made the payments on your behalf, we would send you a proof.

Q: I can make payments myself, I just need help with shipping.

A: If the items you want from China are self paid items, we can assist with the shipping of the items from China to Nigeria through one of our trusted and tested agents. On buying your items, we would provide you with our address in China where the items can be sent to from your supplier, and then we send the items for you to Nigeria. Please note that the sending of goods from our address(the City we are based) to the shipping agents (normally in another city) attracts an additional cost according to the total weight of your item. The total cost would be properly and clearly calculated for you on request.

Q: I dont have a specific supplier, i would need help in checking for a number of items.

A: If you need help in getting the right goods from the right supplier, we can help you search for your desired item and show them to you before we make purchases. This may include a little service fee. And after each items have been approved by you, we then pay the supplier and either send the goods to your preffered shipping agent or use our recommended shipping agents.

Q: How Much is your Service Fee?

A: We have different rates we charge our clients doing business with us.
Mainly we charge per service being rendered. Below is how we charge for our various services
1) Only need help in making payment either to your supplier or shipping agent, we charge 2% of the total payment. (Please note that in this instance your supplier sends your goods to your shipper and we NOT us.
2) You have your links and only need us to pay, receive, inspect and send your goods to either your preferred agent or our trusted agents
I) for this service on goods from RMB200-RMB999 we charge $9.
II) for goods ranging from RMB1,000-RMB1,999, we charge $15
III) RMB2,000 and above we charge 5%.
Please also note that these charges DO NOT include sending of the goods from our address to the shipping agent's address. The waybill to the shipping agent depends on the weight of your goods.
* Exchange rates are based on the current black market exchange rate of the day

Q: How Much is HowFar China's shipping rate?

A:Shipping is based on the weight of your goods.
The cost changes almost weekly. So we inform each client of the current rate provided by our trusted agents before sending your goods.
Sending of goods that include battery are charged differently.

Q: How long does it take before my goods arrive in Nigeria?

A: We have the normal sending of goods that takes around 5-7 days after the shipping agents receives it, sometimes a bit faster or slower depending on the time of the year.
We also have the express sending of goods to Nigeria that takes 2-3 days after the shipping agents receives the items.

Q: How do I get my goods in Nigeria?

A: Goods arrive in Lagos. But if you stay elsewhere in Nigeria, the goods can be sent to your preferred state and the waybill sent to you. You would have to pay for the waybill before we send goods to your state.

Q: How do I send money to HowFar China?

A: We accept bank transfers between Nigerian banks and western Union (attracts additional charges).

Q: What is your conversion rate?

A: We use the daily black market rate for each transactions. We provide clients with the current rate using the current exchange rate of that day.

Q: Are there any hidden charges?

A: No, asides payment for your goods, our service fee and shipping fees to the shipping agents in China, shipping fee to Nigeria and clearing fees in Nigeria. There are no additional charges.

Q: I stay in another state different from Lagos, Can my goods be sent to my personal location instead of Lagos?

A: Yes of course. Regardless of where you stay in Nigeria, your goods can and would be sent to your state. When shipping from China, you would have to provide us with the final destination for your goods along with other required information. Please note that goods being sent outside Lagos would attract additional cost (waybill). And clients would have to pick the goods up on arrival in their respective states.