China is attracting more and more foreign students
During the last decades, the number of foreign students coming to China has risen dramatically, due to China’s growing economy and improving the higher education system.
On Feb 2020, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China announced that a total of 397,635 international students were studying in China in 2019.
International students have enrolled in over 811 higher education institutions in China.
China has a long history of providing education to international students studying in high schools and universities.
Over the past few years, the number of international students studying in China has significantly increased on a yearly basis.
The top five countries with the largest numbers of international students in China are South Korea, Japan, the United States, Vietnam and Indonesia.
China is a vast country, filled with unique cultures, regional cuisines, and timeless traditions.
Regional cultures are so varied that sometimes it feels like multiple countries rolled into one! Its cities are dazzlingly modern, but the country is linked by seams of history and antiquity.
Whether you choose to trace it’s 5000 years old historical past, or go along for the ride of its rapidly spreading modernity, there is something new to be discovered in every corner of China.
In such a tremendously massive country, you are sure to find something that fits your study abroad adventure, which is why China is one of the best countries for international students.
After knowing all these, still we are writing this article.
Please don’t come to study in China, if you have the following issue:
Homesickness can arise in any student who is young and away from home – it is essential that you don’t cut yourself off from outside experiences due to this.
Homesickness is temporary and completely natural, but it will not last – don’t let it get in the way of your experience of the Chinese lifestyle or culture.
You can attempt to assimilate to the native around you.
If you have even the slightest intention of breaking Chinese law in any manner or breaching the rules & regulations of the educational establishment you are attending – you will be immediately expulsed and deported.
No leniency will be practiced upon you if you took it upon yourself to be a criminal – it is recommended that you stick to your studies and follow the law of both society and your educational establishment.
You must be aware that the weather in China can fluctuate greatly from high temperatures to low temperatures.
You can go from roasting to freezing within the year – this is just the natural climate of China.
You should prepare yourself for this climate and if you don’t consider yourself capable of doing so, you should not apply to study in China.
There is no way of escaping the weather.
If you plan on living the hedonistic lifestyle of staying in bed until noon, going out to party and picking up women then studying in China may not be for you.
Passing a course and receiving good grades in China requires dedication and constant study.
Going out regularly will not help you with this – if you plan on living this lifestyle do not apply to study in a Chinese educational establishment.
If you are addicted with narcotic drugs then this country isn’t suitable to you.
Anyone who commits taking or injecting any drug shall be detained for not less than 10 days, and maybe concurrently fined not more than 2,000 yuan.
If a student is found with any drugs in their possession it is a given that they will be expelled from the college – if there are any previous drug-related offenses found on the student’s application then the application will be rejected.
There is clearly a stringent policy against narcotics in China.
Any student who wishes to delve into this world risks losing their educational possibilities and future – it is simply not worth the risk.
Financially relying on part-time jobs
If you think that, you will survive in China to do part-time jobs besides your study then it’s the wrong place.
It’s not so easy to get part-time job permission in China and also illegally work can be cause of deportation.
No study pressure to graduate
If you think, you don’t need to study to graduate from Chinese university then it’s a wrong idea.
Chinese universities are not for you.
How to know if you’re not suited for studying in China?
To successfully study in China, you first must know and accept China.
There is no way of getting around this. Your journey towards achieving your admission, scholarship or whatever other degrees you wish to achieve will be considerably obstructed due to reluctant behavior.
You must be persistent in your studies – Chinese educational establishments are noted for their difficult and elaborate courses.
As long as you are willing to put in the work and dedication to these courses, they should benefit you worldwide.
After all, China is renowned for its meticulous screening process of students.
Your course will be of the highest standard – minimal study simply won’t cut it – you must study hard if you wish to succeed in China.
Of course, if you are studying in China after moving from a different country you will be exposed to an entirely different culture.
It is advised you acclimate to this culture. Go out into your surroundings and meet the locals.
Learn some of the languages, ingratiate yourself.
Chinese people will give you a second education in culture alongside your primary degree!
So, don’t miss out on the chance to try the local food or interact with the locals.
Enjoying the local culture is key to receiving a full education in China – for your wellbeing and those around you.
There is no need to travel abroad for education if you don’t intend to accommodate to the culture around you.
They will not always accommodate to your lifestyle – you are in their country after all.
You must grow accustomed to being a foreigner and accept it if you wish to study successfully in China.
After reading it, I think you shall discuss with your family, and knows whether you shall come to study in China.
Opinions of the writer in this blog don’t represent those of WentChina.