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 UK means a few required documents to gain admission. Documents may differ depending on the University.
For international students, undergraduate tuition fees is around £8,000 – £30,000 per year for full-time courses. Note that the higher range is for medical degrees at the best colleges. However, on average, international undergraduate fees is around £12,000 per year.
For postgraduate degrees, the average tuition fees for international students for full-time programs range from £10,000 – £13,000 per year. For laboratory and research-based programs, average annual fees stand at £14,000. For medical degrees, the average figure is £21,000.
As far as living costs are concerned, these costs will vary greatly depending on your lifestyle, spending habits and budget.