China Institutions

Everything you need to know before studying in China

While there are Chinese culture and history courses you can take while in China, it’s great to have a bit of cultural and historical context before you reach the country. You might have so many questions about a study abroad china experience that you don’t even know where to start. So here’s a list of the most frequently asked questions about studying in China and some studying abroad in China tips to help you get the ball rolling: 

Studying in China FAQs

1. Where are the most popular places to study in China?

Specialized study abroad programs sometimes offer locations outside of the big cities in smaller towns or rural areas, but ShanghaiBeijing, and Hong Kong remain the most popular study abroad destinations.  Other popular study abroad locations in China include ChengduTianjin, and Kunming.

2. How much does it cost?

China is very affordable, even on a student budget. Although China boasts the world’s second largest economy, it is still very much a developing nation, and so the cost of living is quite cheap compared to most Western countries. Meals will generally only run you a few dollars and many prices are up to negotiation. 

3. Do I need a student visa?

Even though China is a somewhat closed country, obtaining a visa to study abroad is a fairly simple process for American students studying abroad in China, which most programs will help guide you through. Just be sure to allot yourself plenty of time and remember to consult your specific program provider.

4. Do I need to speak Mandarin to study in China?

The language barrier can be a very real obstacle to breaching China’s increasingly prominent national university system. While world-class institutions like Tsinghua University, Peking University, and Fudan University are the crown jewel in the eye of every Chinese national student, most classes are generally taught in Mandarin, which make enrollment a challenge for international students not studying Chinese.

5. What are popular classes for students studying abroad in China?

Common academic areas of study in China include matheconomicsengineeringpolitical scienceurban development, and, of course, Mandarin. Programs available in major Chinese cities usually combine academic study with a variety of intensive language lessons and culturally immersive opportunities.

6. Should I do a homestay? Where should I live?

Homestays are great for the student who is interested in a more culturally immersive glimpse into the Chinese household and family life (and frequent home cooked meals), and an amazing chance to practice and learn Mandarin.

MMS Education Placement Group

SARAWAK

Kuching

MARKET MANAGEMENT SERVICES SDN BHD (73205-A) - Head office

Block E No 32, 33 & 34 (1st Floor) Taman Sri Sarawak Mall

Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 

93100 Kuching, Sarawak, MALAYSIA

Tel:  60 82 246 795      

Fax: 60 82 428 636

Email:  market@mmsmalaysia.com    

Contact Person: Mdm May Tan

Sibu

Market Management Services

(Sibu) Sdn Bhd (354406-P)

No 3, 3rd Floor, Lorong Kampung

Datu 5, Jalan Kampung Datu

(above CIMB Bank) 

96000 Sibu

Tel:   60 84 324 178

Fax:  60 84 349 741

H/P:  60 16 857 7512

Email: mmssibu@gmail.com

Contact Person:  Miss Christina Teo

Miri

Market Management Services Sdn Bhd (73205-A)

MMS Miri

1st Floor, Lot 1341 Jalan Sri Dagang

Miri Waterfront Commercial Centre

98000 Miri

Tel & Fax:  60 85 428 066

H/P:  60 12 899 2866

Email: inghui@mmsmalaysia.com

Contact Person:  Miss Yong Ing Hui

Bintulu

MMS Bintulu (Smart Tuition Centre)

41D & E, 1st Floor

Medan Jaya Commercial Centre

97000 Bintulu

Tel:   60 86 317 617 (Tuition Centre)

Fax:  60 86 338 778

H/P:  60 13 833 3230

Email: smart.mmsbtu@gmail.com

Contact Person:  Mdm Annette Yip

SABAH

Kota Kinabalu - Damai 

Market Management Services Sdn Bhd (73205-A)

1st floor,Lot 53, Block G, Damai Plaza IV, Luyang, 88300 Kota Kinabalu

Tel:  60 88 252 044 

Fax: 60 88 252 043

H/P: 60 16 810 5250

Email: ivy.mmskk@gmail.com

Contact Person:  Mdm Ivy Tan

Kota Kinabalu - Likas

G04, Ground Floor, Wisma Milenia,

Miles 3 1/2, Jln Tuaran, Likas,

88400 Kota Kinabalu

Tel:  60 88 222 799 / 222 722 

Fax: 60 88 222 884

H/P: 60 16 810 5250

Email: ivy.mmskk@gmail.com

Contact Person:  Mdm Ivy Tan

Sandakan

MMS Sandakan

Ground Floor, Lot 5, Block A Grandview Shophouse

Jalan Buli Sim Sim

90000 Sandakan

Tel:   60 89 221 901 

Fax:  60 89 221 901

H/P:  60 13 883 1901

Email:  margaret.mmssdk@gmail.com

Contact Person:  Mdm Margaret Liew

Tawau 

MMS Tawau (Access International Marketing - T097517)

TB1981 Loong Sang (1st Floor)

Taman Emas, Jalan Sin Onn

91000 Tawau

H/P:  60 12 810 7378 (Annie Lee)

H/P:  60 16 826 3699 (Peter Lee)

Email: aimstudy@live.com

Contact Person:  Mrs Annie Lee

LABUAN

MMS Labuan (Woo Chin Wah)

U1180, Tg Bendera

P O Box 113

87008 Federal Territory of Labuan

Tel:   60 87 424 822

Fax:  60 87 419 237

H/P:  60 16 833 8822

Email: woochinwah@gmail.com 

Contact Person:  Mr Woo Chin Wah

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