Chinese universities, a world-class standard education
China has 39 institutions ranked in the QS World University Rankings® 2018, including six new entries, and substantially more of the country’s universities are included in the QS Asia University Rankings 2018.
With the growing global status of China within trade, tourism and education, study in China is seeing huge increases in popularity. According to ICEF Monitor, 442,773 international students studied in China in 2016 (an increase of 11% from the previous year), while more than nine million students take the national university entrance examination every year, making China home to one of the largest education systems in the world.
By 2020, the Chinese government aims to have 500,000 international students enrolled in Chinese higher education, and it seems on track to reach its target. To support this goal, a growing number of international scholarships are being offered across the country.
Ranked 25th in the world and sixth in Asia in 2018, Tsinghua University is in the Chinese capital of Beijing and is a member of the elite C9 League. Established in 1911, Tsinghua University now has a community of just over 46,000 students, including nearly 2,700 from outside of China.
Ranked in 33 out of 46 subjects in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, Tsinghua University performs best for architecture, civil engineering and materials sciences. For all three of these subjects, it’s ranked in the top 10 universities in the world.
A consistent contender among the top universities in China, Peking University is a prestigious research university belonging to China’s C9 League. Established in 1898 and located in Beijing, Peking University admits a high number of international students every year and has maintained a partnership with Germany’s Freie Universität Berlin since 1981. As well as its leading academic offering, Peking University’s campus grounds are loved for their traditional Chinese architecture.
Peking University is ranked joint 38th in the world and ninth in Asia and also ranks among the world’s best in 37 of the 46 subjects covered by the subject rankings, achieving top 50 positions in 26 of these, including modern languages, linguistics, chemistry, dentistry, mineral and mining engineering and social policy and administration.
China’s third-best university according to the latest rankings (at 40th in the world), Fudan University is spread across four campuses in Shanghai, one of the nation’s largest hubs of finance and trade. Another member of the C9 league and also currently ranked seventh in Asia, Fudan University has a current enrolment of just under 32,000 students and is known as one of China’s most selective schools.
Featured among the world’s top universities in 26 subjects in 2017, Fudan University performs best for modern languages, chemistry, materials sciences and politics, for which it ranks among the top 50 worldwide.