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Study in Beijing, and find the best universities in Beijing.

Beijing is a vibrant and busy city ranked as one of the most exciting places in the world to visit. It is also a place of contradictions, the city is both the seat of China’s communist political party and one of the world’s foremost economic powers.

As a centre of international exchange, business and study, international students should feel welcome in Beijing, although the city’s vastness and pace can be overwhelming at first. However, as the one of world’s premier cities, choosing to study a degree in Beijing is not something to be missed.

Study in Beijing?

Beijing is home to many universities, colleges and further education institutions, so international students have plenty of choices when it comes to studying in Beijing. Some of the most popular and internationally regarded places to study a degree in Beijing are:

The majority of courses are taught in Mandarin, so you will need to take the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) test to proof your language proficiency for most degrees in China. However, there are approximately 30 institutions that offer courses taught in English.

Immigration and visas

Foreign students intending to study a degree in Beijing for longer than 6 months need to apply for a student visa (X-visa). Applicants will need the following:

  • A passport valid for at least six months after arriving in China
  • A health certificate legalised by the Chinese Embassy
  • A Letter of Admission, Foreign Student Visa Application Form (JW202) issued by the relevant Chinese government unit
More information about visas can be found on the website of the relevant Chinese Embassy.

Accommodation and living costs

Most undergraduate students in Beijing choose to live in university accommodation if provided, as this is an easy way to make friends, get your accommodation sorted and adjust to life in China. However, if you do decide to go privately, you should consider looking in these areas of Beijing:

  • Wudaokou
  • Haidan
  • Lido
Wugaokou and Haidan are the two main student districts of Beijing and are extremely popular with foreign students.
A one bedroom apartment in Beijing will cost between RMB 2500-3500 per month.

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