To study in China, International students should find increasing levels of investment in tertiary education to be a compelling reason to do so.
China reached its target of spending 4% of GDP on education in 2012. And it is currently investing US$250 billion a year in “human capital” (ref: New York Times), which includes the subsidy of education for young people moving from rural to urban areas, in an effort to lessen the gap between the educated elite and rural laborers.
The number of colleges and universities in China have doubled in the last decade to 2,409. The country’s current five-year plan, which extends to 2015, focuses on many development priorities that are appealing to western college graduates. And many Chinese universities are focusing on developing technologies that increase competitiveness with the West.
Studying in Canada means a few required documents to gain admission. Documents may differ depending on the University.
International students will have to meet the costs of studies and living in Canada. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) requires some proof that you has sufficient money and funds available. Your college provides cost of living estimate, the immigration officer will follow it. If your college doesn’t provide it, you will be required to show evidence of $10,000 for 12 months living expenses for a student.
Additional $4,000 will be required for spouse and another $3,000 for each dependent. This amount includes accommodation, food, medical insurance, transportation, books, and clothing. Tuition and other fees are not included in this amount.