Due to the tuition fee in China is lower than other countries such as UK, USA and Japan, more and more international students prefer to study in China. However, even it is cost-effective to study in China, when applying for study in China, there are still several parts easy to lead a waste of money. This article shows you the 5 parts that may lead a waste of money during the application process of study IN China and help you avoid of wasting money.
1 Consulting Fee
When you start your plan to study in China, you may face the question of which university to choose, and then usually you may find a third party agent to help you, and you will also be charged for about $200 as consulting service fee. This party of money can be saved because you may find detailed information of China’s universities online, then easily compared different universities for you for free. (Check detailed information of top universities in China.)
2 Tuition Fee
If you have a clear idea about what to learn, you are suggested to choose according universities in rather small cities in China. For universities of the same teaching standard, the studying expense will be decreased by 20% - 30% in smaller cities in Western China. (Some popular small cities for international students including: Xi'an, Chongqing, Chengdu, Wuhan, Changsha, Shenyang, Dalian, Qingdao, Lanzhou, Urumqi, Guiyang)
3 Visa Fee
When you have been accepted by China’s universities, you have to prepare for the visa to study in China. Actually visa for China is easier to get than for other countries. If you apply the visa by yourself (How to apply for a Chinese visa), you may need only to about $30, while if you choose a third party agent to it, you may need to pay around $200.
4 Accommodation Booking Fee
Before you go to China, you should book accommodation in case of failed to do this in time. Some agents may charge service fee for this service, but you can also choose CUCAS accommodation booking service, and there is no additional service fee.
5 Application Fee
Application fee of different major for different degree in every university varies from $90 to $150, but generally speaking, it will not be more than $200. If someone charge you about $2,000, you may see that the service fee is pretty high. However, you can choose CUCAS to help you to apply to China’s universities and the service fee is between $50 to $150.
Are you going to study in China? If you have a limited budget or want to save some money, you should pay enough attention to above 5 parts which are easy to lead a waste of money during the application process of applying to China’s universities.