Hot programs that foreign students prefer to study in China

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Majors being popular among foreign students who study in China
During the 60 years from 1950 when China received the first batch of foreign students to 2010, the total amounts of foreign students coming to study in China reached 1.69 millions. In this 60 years, with China’s international status daily increasing and rapid social development, the number of foreign students coming to study in China have been growing gradually, till 2011, it reached 290,000 for the first time, there were a total number of 292.611 international students from 194 countries and areas studying in 600 Chinese universities, scientific research institutions and other educational institutions of whole Chinese 31 provinces and municipalities (not including Taiwan Province, Hong Kong and Macao). The total number of foreign students, countries and areas of sources of international student, institutions that accept foreign students and Chinese scholarship students all this four reached the top since foundation of PRC.
 
The total number of foreign students increased by 27,521, it is 13.38 percentages compared with that of 2010, among which Chinese government scholarships increased by 3,297 to reach 25,687, it is 13.38 percentages of growth compared with that of last year; self-support students increased by 24,224 to reach 266,927, it is 9.98 percentages of growth compared with that of the last year. Number of countries and districts of international students kept in the same level compared with that of the last year, number of units that accept international students increased by 40.
 
When counted by states, Asia students was among the top one with a number of 187,871, made up 64.21% among total number of the international students; European students made up the 16.15% with a number of 47,271; Columbian’s made up 11.05% with a number of 32,333; African’s made up 7.09% with a number of 4,392 and the rest 4,392 of Oceania’s, made up 1.50%. seen from the rises, number of students from Africa and America had rapid growth, an growth rate of respectively 26.46% and 18.75%
 
When counted by nationality, top 10 nations in number of students were Korea, total number of 62,442 students, US, total number of 23,292, Japan, total number of 17,961, Thailand, total number of 14,145, Vietnam, total number of 13,549, Russia, total number of 13,340, Indonesia, total number of 10,957, India, total number of 97, 370, Pakistan, total number of 10,957 and KZ, total number of 8,287.In addition, countries from which the number of students reached over 5000 were French(7,592 ones), Mongolia(7,122 ones) and Germany(5,451 ones).
 
When counted by type of students, the number of degree students were 118,837,making up 40.61% of the total number of international students coming to study in China, increased 10.62% which is faster than that of the growing of the total number of international students. Then number of junior college students and undergraduate students was 88,461, making up 74.44% of the number of degree students; Graduates were 23,453, making up 19.74%; Postgraduates were 6,923, making up 5.83%. The number of non-degree students was 173,774, making up 59.39% of the total number of international students.
 
In future, Ministry of Education will continue carrying out the spirit of National medium and long-term education reform and development plan outline, practically put Study in China Plan into effect, move forward to optimize atmosphere of study in China, focus on standard management, improve quality of international students education, hope that in 2020, the number of international students in China can reach 500,000 and make China become largest destination for international student exchange over the Asia.
 
According to international students statistics by Chinese education ministry and recent 5 years application date of China university application center, we listed popular majored of different fields that international students apply for.  
 
 
Popular Disciplines of Science and Engineering Kinds
 
Ranking
Disciplines
Level
1
Computer Science & Technology
Bachelor Degree
2
Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor Degree
3
Civil Engineering
Bachelor Degree
4
Telecommunication Engineering
Bachelor Degree
5
Architecture Science
Bachelor Degree
6
Aeronautical Engineering
Bachelor Degree
7
Electrical Engineering
Bachelor Degree
8
Chemical Engineering
Bachelor Degree
9
Biology Science
Bachelor Degree
10
Petrol Engineering
Bachelor Degree
 
Popular Disciplines in Economics, Management, Laws
 
Ranking
Discipline
Level
1
Business Administration
Bachelor Degree
2
International Economics and Trade
Bachelor Degree
3
Accounting
Bachelor Degree
4
Economics
Master Degree
5
Law Science
Bachelor Degree
6
International Business
Bachelor Degree
7
Finance
Master Degree
8
Corporation Administration
Master Degree
9
Administrative Management
Bachelor Degree
10
Tourism Management
Bachelor Degree
11
MBA
Master Degree

 
Popular Disciplines of Medical Kinds
 
Ranking
Discipline
Level
1
MBBS
Bachelor Degree
2
Pharmacy
Bachelor Degree
3
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Bachelor Degree
4
Acupuncture and Tuina
Non-degree
5
Stomatology
Bachelor Degree
6
Internal Medicine
Bachelor Degree
7
Surgery
Bachelor Degree
8
Anesthesiology
Bachelor Degree
9
Gynecology and Obstetrics
Bachelor Degree
10
Dermatology and Venereology
Bachelor Degree
11
Pharmacy
Bachelor Degree
12
Stomatology
Bachelor Degree
 
 
Popular Majors of other kinds
 
Ranking
Discipline
Level
1
One-year Chinese Language Program
None-degree
2
One semester Chinese Language Program
None-degree
3
Winter or Summer Chinese Language Program
None-degree
4
Designing Science
Bachelor Degree
5
Foreign Language and Literature
Bachelor Degree
6
Education
Bachelor Degree
7
Journalism and Communication
Bachelor Degree
8
Musicology and Dancology
Bachelor Degree
9
Philosophy
Master Degree
10
Politics
Master Degree
11
Utilization Science of Agricultural Resources
Doctor Degree
12
Psychology
Master Degree
13
Opera, Film and Television Science
Bachelor Degree
 

The rankings above mentioned can be used for reference only because of statistical data’s limitations, yet the number of the international students is increasing year by year that cause the popular majors are different every year. So,when choosing a major, students should make the decision according to their own qualifications, interests, career development and so on.

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