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Study In Qingdao - Explore Universities in Qingdao

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

On China’s eastern coast, Qingdao is one of the largest cities in Shandong Province. It was named China’s most liveable city in both 2009 and 2011 which makes it a great place to study an undergraduate degree in China.

Due to its cleanliness and unique appearance – indeed the Chinese call Qingdao ‘China’s Switzerland'.

Originally colonised by Germany, the city’s architecture retains a European feel that gives it a unique look among Chinese cities.

Study in Qingdao?

Qingdao is home to more than 28 different institutions offering undergraduate courses and education. You can study a degree in Qingdao at the following:

Qingdao is also home to a number of international schools and colleges, offering courses in different languages.

The majority of undergraduate 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 Qingdao 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 coming to study in Qingdao will opt to stay in university accommodation. This will allow you to meet other international students, live near to the campus and settle in quicker.

However, if you do decide to live privately in your own apartment, you should consider living in Shinan District, which is the downtown area that runs along the coast. You should expect to pay between RMB 2500-3500 per month for a one-bedroom flat.

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