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The Cost of Studying and Living in China for Pakistani Students

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The affordability of study and living cost in China is pretty most the main characteristic enticing international students to turn their direction towards China. Where countries like UK, USA and Australia are offering high standards of education, altogether they are an expensive option. Compared to them China is investing huge amount of money in improvement of its educational sector and ensuring international quality of education in cost effective tuition fee. Scholarships and fee waiver programmers being run by Chinese Government is another contributing factor in making China a popular study abroad destination. An economically progressive country China hosts over 489,000 international students each year and the numbers are increasing. Internationally recognized degrees, professional grooming, affordable living and cultural and historical adventure of China make it a top study abroad choice. We have written the following guide to give an estimation of cost of study in living in China:

 

Cost of Study in China for Pakistani Students

China is home to many of top ranked international universities such as: Peking University, Tsinghua University, Fudan University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The public universities have relatively lower tuition fee than private universities which have their own tuition fee criteria. The tuition fee also depends on the study program and duration of study program and academic level.

  • On average, the tuition fee in public universities for different courses will range between 3,300 and 10,000 USD/year.

  • On average, the tuition fee in private universities for different courses will range between 8,000 USD/year to 15,000 USD/year.

Note: The above estimation of fee is for courses other than medicine, engineering and business management.  The courses related to engineering, medicine and business management are expensive than others.

The tuition fee for medicine, engineering and business management study programmes at different academic levels in public universities of China is estimated as:

 

Under Graduate (Medicine Field):

English taught program in Chinese University will cost 2200-5000 USD/year. Chinese taught program will cost about 3000-4000 USD / year.

 

Post Graduate Masters (Medicine Field):

English taught program will cost 2500-6000 USD /year. Chinese taught program will cost about 2000-4500 USD / year.

 

Post Graduate PhD (Medicine Field):

English taught program will cost 3000-7000 USD/year. Chinese taught program will cost about 3000-6000 USD / year. 

 

Diploma in Engineering:

English taught program will cost you about 1500 USD / year. Chinese taught program will cost you about 1500 USD / year.

 

Under Graduate (Engineering Field):

English taught program will cost you about 2200-3500 USD / year. Chinese taught program will cost you about 2000-3000 USD / year.

 

Post Graduate Masters (Engineering field):

English taught program will cost you about 3000-4500 USD / year. Chinese taught program will cost you about 2500-4000 USD / year.

 

Post Graduate PhD (Engineering field):

English taught program will cost you 4000-6000 USD/ year. Chinese taught program will cost you about 2500 -5000USD / year.

 

Diploma in Business and Management Field:

English taught and Chinese taught programs both will cost you about 1500 USD / year.

 

Under Graduate (Business and Management field):

English taught program will cost you about 2000-5000 USD / year. Chinese taught program will cost you about 1500-4000 USD / year.

 

Post Graduate Masters (Business and Management field):

English taught program will cost about 3000-5000 USD / year. Chinese taught program costs about 2000-4500 USD / year.

 

Post Graduate PhD (Business and Management Field):

English taught program will cost about 4000-6000 USD / year. Chinese taught program will cost about 2500-5000 USD / year.

 

Tuition Fee in Branch Campuses of UK and USA Universities in China:

The branch campus of UK Universities such as: (Nottingham, Leicester and Lancaster) in China will cost approximately 12,000 USD/year for a Bachelor’s degree and 13,500 USD/year for a Master’s degree. The branch campus of American University in China costs around 8,000 USD/year to 15,000 USD/year.

 

Tuition Fee in High Ranking Chinese Universities:

Peking University: The fee of under graduate English taught program at Peking University will cost £10,686 for whole four years of study.

Tsinghua University: The fee for English taught under graduate program will cost 7,500 USD/year.

Fudan University: The fee for English taught under graduate program will cost from 8,000 to 11,000 USD/year.

 

Living Cost in China for International students

The cost of living mainly depends on your spending habits and your life style. China is an affordable country to live in. The accommodation, transportation, health care and food expenditures will never be hard on your pocket if you manage your expenses with consideration and modesty. The living expenses will also fluctuate based on the location and city of China you wish to live. For Example: Beijing and Shanghai are expensive most cities of China but mostly top rated universities are situated there.

 

Expected Living Cost in Urban Cities of China

  • The monthly living expenses of living in Beijing are expected to be around 1,000 to 1,200.

  • In Shanghai, the monthly expenses of one person are expected to be around 850 to 1,200 per month.

In less populated cities and rural areas, the living expenses will be quite lower than main stream cities so can expect the living cost in such cities to be around 600 – 1,000 USD/month.

 

Accommodation Cost in China for Pakistani Students

For accommodation selection also, you can expect the rents to be higher in urban cities. But some areas in Beijing and Shanghai are affordable in terms of rent. The students can explore the rents through internet in detail before finalizing. The monthly rents of various types of accommodation in China are estimated as:

  • Halls of residence: One room monthly rent will be around 150 to 400 USD.

  • Hostel: One room monthly rent is expected to be around 18 USD per night.

  • Private Flat Rent: depending on various locations in the city and facilities. A one bed room private flat can be around 300 and 1,000 USD per month.

  • Home stay: You can expect to spend 350 and 550 USD per month on home stay accommodation.

  • Utility bills: monthly cost 50 USD.

  • Security deposit amount required for renting any type of accommodation in China: 300 to 460 USD.

 

Cost of Food

  • A basic menu meal for one person in an inexpensive restaurant of China: 3.71 USD

  • A basic menu meal for two person in mediocre restaurant of China: 22.27 USD

  • Meal at Mc Donalds or Mc Meal or any equivalent fast food chain for one person: 4.75 USD

  • Half liter 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

  • A pack of 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

  • 1 kg of apples: 1.76 USD

  • 1 kg of bananas: 1.09 USD

  • 1 kg of oranges: 1.72 USD

  • 1 kg of tomatoes: 1.20 USD

  • 1 kg of potatoes: 0.86 USD

  • 1 kg of onions: 0.95 USD

 

Transportation

The transportation cost in China is also cheap cost. The public transportation system in China is wide spread and well managed. You can use metro trains and buses for your daily travelling in the city. The average cost is estimated below:

  • One way ticket in local train: 0.37 USD

  • Monthly pass of local transport: 17.82 USD

  • City bus one way ticket: 0.3 USD

  • Taxi rate per kilometer: 0.33 USD

 

Other Expenditures

  • Monthly internet bill: 14.83 USD

  • Fitness club fee monthly: 36.62 USD

  • Cinema ticket: 7 USD

 

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