A: Deciding what to study in China requires lots of research. Generally speaking, you may have to think about how to choose an ideal course, find a right university, and choose a suitable city.
One big thing you may consider of is the location where you will study in.
Different places suit different people, so it depends what you’re looking for.
China’s huge domain allows it to embrace great diversities in its cities.
Take a look at our city guide and hot cities to find a city you want to study and live in.
Choosing which university or college to study in can be a life-changing decision.
Do as much research as possible so that you choose the right institutes for the right reasons.
JTRH offers you the most authoritative university rankings, China School Search function, and a guide to help you understand China’s University education, basic entry requirements and so on.
This guidance is for students applying for degree courses or long-term Chinese language courses starting in September.
Late February: You can start to apply for courses starting in autumn (usually in September few are in October or November) through JTRH online application system. You application will pass directly to the university. Click to see the application guide.
March to May: Universities will process your application through their account on JTRH during this time. Please be aware that early applications are favored for the vacancies are limited. You can also track the process by login your JTRH account.
Late May and June: You will receive admission result from the university if your application has been accepted.
Late July: Deadline for application of most universities. Please submit your application before the deadline.
Early August: If you’ve been accepted by the university. Your school will send you (by post) a documents package including:
Admission Letter and JW202 form for you to apply for a Chinese visa for studying in China. Click to see how to apply a visa. Please consult us at JTRH@ejuntai.com if you haven’t received your JW202 form or Admission Letter by the time.
September: Starting date for Chinese universities. Make sure you will arrive at your school before the starting date to register in and settle down.
After the starting date: As a service provider, JTRH has a broad cooperation with China’s universities. Since we were established on the basis of the invitations and authorizations of China’s universities, they usually give priority to application sent through our platform and offer the fastest admissions to our applicants. You can consult JTRH@ejuntai.com to see if there are still vacancies for certain courses available.
This guidance is for students applying for degree courses or long-term Chinese language courses starting in February or March.
Late October: You can start to apply for courses starting in the coming spring (usually in February through JTRH online system. Your application will pass directly to the university. Click to see the application guide.
November to January: Universities will process your application through their account on JTRH during this time. Please be aware that early applications are favored for the vacancies are limited. You can also track the process by login your JTRH account.
December: You will receive admission result from the university if your application has been accepted.
Late January: Deadline for application of most universities. Please submit your application before the deadline.
Early February: If you’ve been accepted by the university. Your school will send you a document package including: Admission Letter and JW202 form for you to apply for a Student visa for studying in China. Click to see how to apply a visa. Please consult JTRH@ejuntai.com if you haven’t received your JW202 form or Admission Letter by the time.
Late February to early March: Starting date for Chinese universities. Make sure you will arrive at your school before the starting date to register in and settle down.
After the application deadline or starting date: As a service provider, JTRH has a broad cooperation with China’s universities. Since we were established on the basis of the invitations and authorizations of China’s universities, they usually give priority to application sent through our platform and offer the fastest admissions to our applicants. You can consult JTRH@ejuntai.com to see if there are still vacancies for certain courses available.
The very first thing you need to do before leaving for studying in China is to get an X Visa (Student Visa). How?
Step 1: Receive original Admission Letter and JW202 form from your Chinese university
Once you are admitted by the university, your school will send you the above two documents. You will need to submit the originals of these two documents along with other required documents to the nearest Chinese consulate or embassy to apply for your X visa.
Step 2: Do physical examination and get your Physical Examination Record All students who will apply for an X Visa need to do a physical examination before applying for visa. In most cases, you must submit the completed original physical examination record when you start to apply your X visa. More…
Step 3: Go to the nearest Chinese embassy or consulate to apply for an X/F/L Visa Chinese visas are classified based on your purpose for being in China, such as tourism, education, or employment. For international students who intend to study in China for longer than 6 months, an X visa is the most secured choice.
A valid passport with at least six months remaining validity and at least one blank visa page in it; Chinese visa application form: accurately, completely, and clearly filled out and signed.
When you get out of the airport, you can take a taxi or a shuttle bus to your school. Taxis are metered in China and they cost 40US cents per kilometer on average in China’s big cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. It is not customary to tip drivers in China. As for airport shuttle bus, you should make sure if it is available and which line(s) you should take. Actually Transportation Guide on JTRH provides you comprehensive information about how to get to your university easily. Besides, in cities like Beijing and Shanghai, you can also take high-speed trains.
JTRH Reminder: It is suggested you book an airport pick-up service with JTRH beforehand so that we can pick you upon your arrival at the airport. For students who want to book an airport pick-up, please email to JTRH@ejuntai.com .
1. If the taxi is not metered, you’d better not take it. For it maybe a black-cab (not licensed), the driver of which may overcharges you.
2. You can download a map on Google of the school you are heading for and show it to the taxi driver.
3. If you arrive at night, you are suggested to book a hotel before departure. The university will not provide the register service at night, before which the superintendant of the school will not let you in.
4. If you have booked the JTRH pickup service, you had better look for us after going though the security check, JTRH service team will wait an hour before your plane land with a board reading your name and your school name and about two hours after the arrival of your plane. So if your flight or luggage are delayed, please inform the service staff ahead of time so that we will wait for you.
After you arrive in the school campus, you should:
6.1 Register in Chinese University. To register in the school, you should present some necessary documents. These documents needed vary from university to university; below are some documents which are indispensible to all universities:
a. Admission Letter /Notice
6.2 Register the Temporary Residence in the local authorities. If you choose to live on campus, your school will help you to register with the local authority. However, you should register by yourself accompanied by your landlord if you live off campus.
Please note that there are two separate residence-related documents whose official names are Registration Form of Temporary Residence (临时住宿登记表) and Residence Permit (居留许可). You can contact us to know more about temporary residence registration procedure.
It is not enough finishing these procedures, you should keep in mind you should apply for a residence permit 30 days within the arrival in China, otherwise your stay will be considered illegal and you will be fined (500 RMB/day) and even expelled by local authority.
6.3 Get a Residence Permit
It is not your visa but your residence permit that gives you the right to live in China. Upon arrival in China, you have 30 days to obtain your residence permit.
Your initial visa grants you the right to enter China for a specific purpose, but expires after a few months. If you wish to stay longer in China, you will need to apply for a residence permit which works like a multiple-entry visa, allowing you to leave the country and return without an additional visa as long as the permit remains valid (even if your original visa has expired).
6.4 Accommodation on/off Campus
Provided that you have booked the accommodation on campus, when the service staffs of JTRH pick you up at the airport, they will directly lead you to dormitory, and if you are not satisfied with the room, you can ask for a change.
Though the majority of Chinese universities may offer you the right to choose where to live-off campus, we strongly suggest that you live on campus in the first year of your coming into China.
6.5 Money matters
When related to money issues, always bring cash and bank card with you when your were in China. You may also want to know how to pay the fees after you reach your university.
JTRH Reminder: If you constantly suffer from insomnia, fatigue and diarrhea shortly after arriving in China, don’t be panic, maybe you are unaccustomed to the climate of China.
You may encounter culture shock when you live in China. It is inevitable but don’t worry. You will soon get used to living in China. Most foreigners quickly come to embrace the quirkiness of life in China and fall in love with the very things that are most frustrating in the first place. Please remember to turn to JTRH for help for we are always here for you. And we appreciate the chance to listen to and share your experiences in China.
Any questions concerning the above contents please contact us at JTRH@ejuntai.com.