Preparation before coming to China
If I want to study in China, what should I do?
As with all study abroad procedures, international students need to browse the relevant websites of the school / major they want to study in advance, understand the admission requirements and regulations, and start to prepare materials.
The basic application materials usually include:
Certificate and transcript of the highest education
*Please prepare and submit the specific materials according to the requirements of the application school.
After you have completed your application, you can also apply for scholarship. Please read the "scholarship guide" column of this website for information. If you have completed all the application procedures, please wait for the results. If you want to know the application results, please contact the department accepting the scholarship.
What do I need to do if I have been accepted by a Chinese University and am going to study in China?
After receiving the admission notice, applicants should start to prepare before coming to China, including the following aspects:
1. Go to the local Chinese Embassy abroad and apply for a study visa
Please be sure to apply for a study visa (visa x) to study in China. Among them, visa X1 is a long-term convertible visa, which must be converted into a residence permit within 30 days of entry; visa X2 is a short-term non convertible visa. Students holding this visa can only travel to and from China once and stay in China for up to 180 days. Therefore, if you study in China for more than 180 days, you need to apply for X1 visa (residence permit); if not, you need to apply for x2 visa.
Visa materials usually include:
Original and 1 copy of your passport (please make sure your passport is valid for more than 6 months and has a blank visa page)
The original and one copy of the application form for visa of foreign students to China (JW201 or JW202).
One original and one copy of the admission notice issued by China University
For more details, please visit the following website:
China Foreign Ministry website: http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_ eng/
China consular service network: http://cs.mfa.gov.cn/wgrlh
*International students need to hold a study visa (visa x) for entry. If they want to change to study visa after entering China with a tourist visa (L visa), they may be required to re-enter the country after leaving the country. This is not recommended.
2. Read the admission notice carefully and communicate with the school in time
Admission notice usually contains admission information such as admission major, length of study, teaching language, etc., as well as registration time, location and required materials of freshmen.
*It is better for freshmen to confirm the accommodation arrangement with the school in advance before entering the school, so as to avoid the situation that they can't stay in due to the shortage of rooms. They usually contact the school by mail, telephone, etc.
3. Details of items you may need during your study abroad
1) Electrical appliances: notebook computer and other electronic products and accessories, power conversion plug, power transformer, mobile power supply, etc. (China standard voltage is 220 V, picture is Chinese standard socket, please provide your own voltage conversion equipment);
2) Bedding: bed sheet, quilt cover, pillow case, bedding, etc;
3) Toiletries: slippers, bath towel, towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc;
4) Clothing: China is a vast country with great climate differences. It is difficult to have a uniform clothing reference standard. Please prepare clothes according to the local climate of the school;
5) Common drugs: commonly used drugs for respiratory system, digestive system, pain killers, anti-inflammatory drugs, mosquito repellents, moisturizers, etc.
6) It is recommended to take a proper amount of cash (RMB) with you to pay for the basic expenses such as arriving at school from the airport and purchasing daily necessities.
*We suggest that electrical appliances, daily necessities and other items can be purchased on campus and nearby shopping malls.
In addition, according to the relevant regulations of the Chinese government, opium, morphine, heroin, marijuana and other addictive narcotics and psychotropic substances are strictly prohibited from being brought into China. Please refer to:
Order No. 43 of the General Administration of Customs http://www.customs.gov.cn/publish/portal0/tab517/info10510.htm
Announcement No. 46 of 2013 of the General Administration of Customs http://www.customs.gov.cn/publish/portal0/tab399/info623247.htm
4. Other precautions
1) Introduction to Chinese currency
The legal tender of China is RMB (￥), the unit is yuan, and the unit of secondary currency of RMB is Jiao and Fen. 1 yuan = 10 Jiao, 1 jiao = 10 points. At present, the main circulating banknotes are: 1 jiao, 5 jiao, 1 yuan, 5 yuan, 10 yuan, 20 yuan, 50 yuan, 100 yuan; coins are: 1 jiao, 5 jiao and 1 yuan.
2) Place and currency of foreign currency exchange
The following foreign currency currencies can be converted into RMB: pound sterling, US dollar, euro, Japanese yen, Korean dollar, Canadian dollar, Australian dollar, Swiss franc, Singapore dollar, Swedish krona, Norwegian krona, Danish krona, philippine peso and Thai baht. For other currencies, you can first convert them into US dollars at home and carry them to China, and then convert US dollars into RMB. For more information, please visit the official website of Bank of China: http://www.boc.cn/en/index.html
3) Allergen memos and preparations
Some food packages in China do not indicate allergy information, so please eat with caution; take your own allergic reaction memo and preparation medicine with you.
4) Daily Chinese language and other relevant Chinese information
Chinese (Putonghua) is the common language in China, and local dialects are used in a few areas. In order to avoid the initial communication barrier, it is suggested to prepare the information of contact person in China, school (Management teacher) and destination information written in Chinese.