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Where To Study

Choose a suitable city or province where you can study. Different places suit different people, so it's based entirely on what suitable city you want to study. China's huge domain allows and embraces great diversity in its cities. Take a look at our city guide and beautiful cities to find a city you want to study and feel comfortable.


Recommended Cities for Study

Most popular cities in china for international students include the following; Beijing, Qingdao, Weifang, Shanghai, Dalian, Shenyang, Fuzhou, Chengdu, Nanjing, Xi’an, Soochow(Suzhou), Changchun,Nanchang, Changsha, Hangzhou, Kunming, Shenzhen, Yantai, Zhengzhou, Guangzhou, Ningbo, Harbin and Jihan. 

  1. China's City Guide

    Specific city rates on a basis of its local key universities and its educational ranks on a specific education field.

  2. Featured Cities  

    Popular Chinese cities with suitable living standards and cultural specialties which will promote and enhance your stay in China. There are currently 20 recommended cities for international students which provide  the conducive environment for students to study and also provide vast details and a better look of the universities in the list of cities below; Beijing, Qingdao, Weifang, Shanghai, Dalian, Shenyang, Fuzhou, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Jihan, Changsha, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Harbin, Ningbo, Kunming, Chengdu,Weifang and Chongqing.


Beijing is the political and cultural heart of China. It is also the educational and administrative center of the country. This an important consideration for the study abroad student for two reasons. First, there are many universities offering programs for foreign students. From the very popular Beijing Chinese Language and Culture Universityto the internationally acclaimed Peking University, there is a university in Beijing that will fit your goals.

As the administrative capital of China, Beijing has the advantage of being home to the dialect that is officially the national standard. This means that the Beijing dialect is an internationally recognized standard that will transfer well to future applications in business and academics.


Shanghai is the financial center of China. Students interested in business and economics, or those who want to experience life in a vibrant cosmopolitan metropolis, will discover what they are searching for with a program in Shanghai.

From museums to architecture, shopping to nightlife, a semester studying in Shanghai is easily as much about experiencing this exciting city, as it is time in the classroom. Fudan University and the very central Shanghai Jiao tong University are popular options for foreign students.


Located on the coast of China between Beijing and Shanghai, the port city of Qingdao has the feeling of a relaxed beach-side resort in the warmer months. The architecture of Qingdao is noticeably European, a holdover from the city’s days as a German colonial outpost, and is the home of the famous Qingdao Beer brewery.

Famous for its street food and quiet nightlife, Qingdao provides a great setting for a more relaxed semester abroad. A popular place for foreign students to study is Qingdao University.


Xi’an was an ancient capital of China and a major stopping point on the Silk Road and other Asian trade routes. For these reasons, those interested in ancient Chinese history could not pick a better place to study abroad.

In addition to the numerous archaeological and historical sites, Xi’an is a great jumping off point for explorations of central China and, in recent years, has developed a nightlife scene that has come to rival that of the coastal cities. If you are interested in studying in Xi’an, two great places to start your search are the Xi’an Jiaotong University and the Xi’an International Studies University.


Yunnan province has the largest variety and population of minorities in all of China. In addition to this ethnic diversity, Yunnan offers a wide range of geography, from the high mountains of the Tibetan plateau which stretches to the low jungles reminiscent of the province’s Southeast Asian neighbors.

This makes Kunming, the capital of Yunnan and one of the most beautiful cities in China, an excellent place to study for any student interested in anthropology and minority culture. A good place to start looking for programs is the University of Yunnan.

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