China’s aim to lure around 50,000 overseas students to study in China by the year 2020 is causing its government to offer many scholarships to the students across the world.
Over the previous two years, China has surpassed other leading nations, like Germany, France and Australia for becoming the third most favorable education destinations for the higher education and is just behind the UK and the US.
Furthermore, in the year 2013, foreign students are now allowed to take part-time employment while pursuing their studies, and they are also permitted to take paid internships while off campus, so extended as they had authorization both from their host institution and from the immigration authorities of China.
Few universities in China are also providing foreign bachelor, doctoral and master programs which are being conducted in English language and that don’t have the need of proficiency in the Chinese language.
In the month of September, President of China, Xi Jinping had announced that the country would offer around 1,50,000 scholarships for the nationals of developing nations which also includes nations from Africa. And also assist in developing around 50,000 professional technicians in these nations in the next five years. The core of these two programs was to make sure that the beneficiaries fast-tracked the development of their nations.
The Council for China Scholarship (CSC), which is entrusted by the Education Ministry (MOE) of China, is responsible for the admissions and administration of the scholarship programs of the Chinese government.
Around 279 universities in China is providing wide range of academic programs in the streams like Engineering, Science, Medicine, Law, Agriculture, Economics, Education, Management, Philosophy, History, Liberal Arts and Fine Arts for the winners of the scholarships at the levels of Ph.D., Masters and undergraduate.