Financial Aid

Posted by ACASCACASC on December 10th, 2017

Financial Aid
The most common questions international students ask revolve around the need for financial aid of some form. The questions that arise include things like:

Where do I look for scholarships?

Can I find scholarships to study abroad?

Are loans available?

What expenses will I have to pay?

Of course, this is just a brief sample of some of the questions we get on a daily basis, but this section is designed to answer those questions and help you look for financial aid and have a better understanding of what funds are required to study in China.

Like nearly all other countries around the world, if you wish to study in China you will need to show proof of financial support whilst you are there - that is so Chinese government does not have to pay or support you whilst you are studying in China.

So, how much will you need to study in China is probably the first main question you will have - and the answer is not simple. If you have read our other study advice pages in China you will have noticed that China, though a big country, is quite diverse. You will notice large variations between the south and the north of the country and this means that the south can be a lot more expensive.

There are a few golden rules you need to follow when looking at money matters and financial aid and those are:

Gather as much literature as possible.

You will want to obtain as much information about the University and the surrounding area as possible. Most universities will be glad to mail you information so ask them, and then try contacting our information center on our website for that city or area. By gathering all this information you will get more of an idea of the prices of things like accommodations and what is available in that area.

Ask questions and speak to other students.

Speak to as many students as possible, those that are already studying at that university and those generally in China - they will be able to give you first-hand cost experiences. Our message boards are a good place to start for this.

Tuition/ Fees

How much will it cost to study in China? Can I even afford to consider China? Learn more about the tuition and fee range of the universities on our website.

Living Expenses

The typical student will need to know what type of expenses they will need to plan for when studying in China - here is a brief outline.


Completing and sticking to a budget is the appropriate way to keep your finances on track. Learn how you should budget and what things you will need to consider in your budgeting plans.

Sources of Funding

Where can you gain funding? What sources are the best for international students coming into to china?


Most students will rely on scholarships as their prime source of funding and our website is a good place to start your search. We also encourage you to go through our resources and post messages, leave comments and help us build our Chinese student community.

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