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Study abroad in China for Pakistani students

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China has progressed immensely in past few decades and took the lead of everything.  China’s economy is booming, universities are at top positions of world rankings, study and living expenses are affordable, internship and traineeship programs are offered and the cultural diversity and globalized environment enables a student to progress both personally and professionally. If stats are to believe, the future of China is certainly promising and secure. Most importantly, freshly graduated students from China are highly preferred by recruiters because they have lived and studied among world’s hardest working nation and they have managed to live in challenging and fast pacing life style of China. Those who are considering to study in China as an international student can understand the general requirements of study abroad in China in the following guide:


Admissions Requirements of Chinese Universities for Pakistani Students 

Chinese universities offer English taught and Chinese taught study programmes and the admission requirements of each of the university will be different from another. The academic level and study program you choose will have exclusive requirements. In general, the admission requirements of each of study program in Chinese universities include age limit, academic requirements, language proficiency, entrance examinations and minimum grades requirements. (Read Admission Requirements in China Article for Details)

  • For admission in under graduate program the applicant must be under 25 years of age, hold a high school diploma in good grades from a renowned institution of his country, your chosen university in China will take assessment examination for admission (depends on the university’s rules).

  • For admission in post graduate Masters the applicant must be under 35 years of age, hold a Bachelors degree in good grades from recognized institution of his country, entrance examination will be taken, recommendation letters from two of applicant’s professors will be required.

  • For admission in post graduate PhD program the applicant must be underv40 years of age, hold a Masters degree in good grades from renowned institution of his country, entrance examination will be taken, research proposal and recommendation letters will be required.


For Pakistani Students Visa Requirements of China

You will receive an offer letter after having fulfilled the admission requirements and securing a seat in Chinese University. The next step is to visit Chinese Embassy or Consulate in your country nearest to you and attain student visa of China information first hand. You will receive a student visa application and list of required documents to submit along with application at the Embassy. There are two student visa types based on the duration of your study program. The X1 visa is for study programmes longer than 6 months and X2 visa for study programmes lesser than 6 months duration. The applicant will pay 600 USD fee for visa application and submit following documents:

  • Valid Passport

  • Offer Letter of Hosting Chinese University

  • Medical Examination Certificate

  • Language Proficiency Test Certificate

  • Completed Visa Application

You must apply for student visa and submit the visa application and required documents one month before your study program commences in China. You can expect your student visa process to be completed within a week or two. Upon arriving in China, within 30 days you will apply for temporary resident permit of China which will remain valid till your study program duration. You will apply for temporary resident permit at local Public Security Bureau (PBS).


Permanent Residency of China Requirements for Pakistani Students 

The pathway to permanent residency of China begins with points based immigration system. Post graduation from China the students can apply for Tier A, Tier B or Tier C visa each having different qualification and professional requirements and visa validity. The PhD degree holders get 20 points, Masters Degree holders 15 and Bachelors degree holders 10, three to six months of work experience in China has 5 points, six to nine months 10 points and over nine months 15 points. For 18 to 25 years age 10 points, 26 to 45 years age 15 points and 46 to 55 10 points. There are extra 5 points for qualification gained from world recognized institute. After gaining any of TIER visa type you can have working experience in China and apply for permanent residency of China or D type visa after 5 years of residing in China. The permanent residency visa allows candidate to live in China for 10 years more and independence to exit and enter the country whenever they want and also invite their family to live with them in China. (Read Permanent Residency of China Article for Details)


Study and Living Expenses in China vs Pakistan

China’s affordable living and study expenses are the main reason behind its popularity among international students. The cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou are expensive than others but top ranking universities of China are located there. A student can expect his/her monthly expenses of living in Beijing to be around 1,000 to 1,200 USD and in Shanghai it will be around 850 to 1,200 USD. In rural areas and less popular cities of China your monthly expenses may range between 600 – 1,000 USD.


Study Expenses:

On average, (for English taught Study Programmes) the under graduate programme fee in public universities of China will cost 2200-5000 USD/year. For post graduate Masters Programme the tuition fee in public universities will be 2500-6000 USD /year. For post graduate PhD Programme fee will range between 3000-7000 USD/year.

The tuition fee in Chinese private universities and branch campuses of international universities will be higher than public universities. The average tuition fee for a full time study program will start from 8,000 USD/year to 15,000 USD/year.


Living Expenses:

The rent of accommodation depends on the city and area you choose to live in China. Halls of residence are the cheap cost option and off campus residency will be costly and the bills will not be included in the monthly rents. On average you can expect the monthly rent of halls of residence to be around 150 USD per month and rent of a private flat to be around 550 USD per month.



In China, the food expenses are quite affordable. A basic menu meal in a restaurant for one person will cost 3.71 USD. In fast food restaurants like McDonalds lunch for one person will cost 4.75 USD.  Other edible beverages costs are as such: Coca Cola bottle: 0.49 USD, 1.5 liter water bottle: 0.31 USD, 1 liter milk bottle: 1.88 USD, A loaf of fresh bread (White): 1.60 USD, 1 kg rice: 1.03 USD, dozen eggs: 1.79 USD, 1 kg local cheese: 12.85 USD, 1 kg boneless chicken meat: 3.78 USD, 1 kg beef meat: 10.01 USD and 1 kg of apples: 1.76 USD.



If you live nearby you university campus or on campus residence, you can save transportation cost. A monthly pass of local transport: 17.82 USD.


Part Time Wok and Post Graduation Work Opportunities in China for Pakistani Students


Part Time Jobs in China

An international student has to seek permission to work part time in China from its hosting institution and immigration department. After getting approval to work part time the local police station will mark your resident permit with permission stamp and you will be legally allowed to work 20 hours a week in semesters and during semester holidays you can work full time. Chinese Government and Universities in corporation with industries and companies are running many internship programmes which will pay you and give you experience of work. If not there are many other options such as:

  • Teaching English 100RMB to 200RMB per hour

  • Translator $28/hr (German to English, French to English, Hindi to English)

  •  Voice Recording $40 to $60 USD per hour (reading lines in English for commercials etc)

  • Photographer $12 per hour

  • Graphic designing $52 per gig

  • Hotel/Café/Restaurant Attendant $9 USD to $10 USD per hour


Post Graduation Jobs in China

Getting job is easy for the graduates who have attained degree with subject major related such sectors which require immediate work force and are developing in China. These sectors are:

  • Banking and financial services

  • Engineering

  • Manufacturing

  • Sales and marketing

  • Technology

  • E- Commerce marketing

  • Automotive and Operations

Most importantly, experience of work in China is highly preferred by recruiters in China. For that students can enroll in internship and traineeship programmes in China post graduation or during last semester of their study programme so that they can enter the job market of China right after completing their degrees.


  • Learn Mandarin

  • Witness China’s development from the first row

  • Confront yourself to a millennia-old culture

  • Develop a global mindset

  • Take advantage of the endless travel opportunities



  • Recent passport-size photograph

  • Certified copies of passport

  • Copies of the academic certificate with detailed academic transcripts

  • A financial statement showing financial capability

  • Statement of Purpose

  • References Letter


  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Professional Experience

  • Statement of Purpose

  • References Letter

  • Photocopies of Documents

  • Certified copies of passport


  • Visa Application Form & Photo.

  • Passport with at least two blank visa pages with at least 6 months of remaining validity

  • Photocopy of the passport's data page and photo page


It’s not really that hard to get the student visa, as long as you have the required documents to show that is the correct visa you need.


There are two intakes:

  • first china study Admission intake will starts in autumn of each year, requiring fully submission of materials between late February and late July of that year;  and the

  • The second will be starting on spring, receiving materials between late October and late January starting from the previous year to the current year.


English taught programs are the best option for international students. There is no need to learn Chinese language for getting a Degree from a Chinese university.


  • Schwartzman Scholars Program at Tsinghua University

  • Civil Society Leadership Awards

  • UNU-INWEH Scholarships in Integrated Drylands Management for Developing Country Students

  • UNU-IIST Ph.D. Scholarships for International Students 

For more Scholarships click here:


  • Search  Chinese University offering CSC Scholarships and Find the CSC Scholarship webpage of Chinese University CSC Scholarships in Chinese Universities Scholarship to find out if University needs an online application or not.

  • Create an account on the China Scholarship Council website

  • Fill CSC Scholarship Online application form attach Documents.


Tuition: 12000-30000RMB a year (depending on the city, school and major)

Accommodation: 1500-2000RMB a month (depending on the location of the school)

Insurance: About 600RMB a year


  • University accommodation

  • Off-Campus Apartments


Foreign students who are studying in China must hold an ordinary passport and either an X1 visa (study period of more than 180 days) or an X2 visa (study period of no more than 180 days.).


Yes, A Chinese student would be able to work at the same time.


Chinese Government has implemented age and experience verifications that must be fulfilled in order to qualify for a work permit and residence permit visa.


Yes, it has student has the skill and best communication power He would definitely get the job


Graduates after completion of Degree can seek jobs in China.



In Order to qualify for citizenship under article 7 of nationality, a foreigner must: have other legitimate reasons for applying for citizenship.



Beijing Government International Scholarship at USTB in China, 2020 For Bachelors,PhD,Masters in the fields of Business & Management Apply by 30 Apr 2020
Civil Engineering International Scholarship at Zhejiang A & F University in China, 2020 For Bachelors in the fields of Tourism & Hospitality Apply by 30 Oct 2019
Shanghai Jiao Tong University SJTU CSC Scholarships 2019 For PhD,Masters in the fields of Engineering&Technology Apply by 31 Mar 2020

Study Abroad Consultants for china

Asia Pacific Consultancy 03174009029 Lahore
Bluesky immigration and students consultancy 03041113404 Lahore
BMR Consultants 03054646329 or 03164363329 Lahore
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