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Foundation Programs For Internationals Students To Prepare For Study In China

Students aspiring to study in China are notified that the Country is boosting its efforts to a large extent for encouraging more international students. For this purpose, the quality of the higher education system is also improving. The idea of this fact can be calculated from the fact that in the list of the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2021, Chinese Universities including Tsinghua University, Peking University, and Fudan University are listed among the top 10 worldwide universities.


What Things Make China A Best Destination

Besides academic efforts, China has also approved its identity as the second-largest strongest economic country in the world. The country is still growing its plea for offshore investment and interest in enhancing trade in the country. Moreover, tourism is the plus point of China that can never be beaten. The natural wonders, breakneck development, unique culture, modern cities, and rural farmlands, etc. all are boosting tourism in China.

Indeed, the study aboard experience form such a destination one can never get anywhere else. But, the thing to ponder is whether you have met all the prerequisites of the academic programs and the language or not? While enrolling in any Chinese University the academic requirements and language fluency are the core elements to be considered. The best thing is that most of the Universities in China offer pathway programs for international students having not appropriate qualifications to acquire a direct entry to the degree study programs in China.


Importance Of The Foundation Programs

Foundation programs also that are known as the pathway programs help students a lot to prepare for study abroad in China. The following are the common benefits international students can obtain while going through the foundation programs in China:

  • Foundation programs are the sources to get a smoother transition into your desired universities.

  • These programs help students to enhance the academic as well as language skills.

  • These programs also help students to get involved in a culture that is far different from the cultures from which the students come.  

  • Foundation programs also assist foreign students in building the skills, qualifications, and knowledge that are required to get registered for their chosen degree programs.

  • Most Chinese universities aim to offer skills and qualifications related to the degree programs chosen by the students.

  • In China Mandarin considers as the national language. Students have to keep the idea in mind that all the universities in China do not offer degree programs in the English language. So, students have to learn the Mandarin language.

  • Most of the foundation programs aim to make students able to understand the Mandarin language to meet the language requirements to start their degree programs safely.



Where To Find The Foundation Programs

As we have discussed above that many universities offer foundation programs to make the students prepared for their degree programs. For example, Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) offers foreign students a Chinese Language Preparatory Program that is the best option for international students to improve their Chinese language skills. The overall course is comprised of modules including Academic Chinese, Practical Chinese, Chinese Culture, and Business Elective, etc.

International Foundation Program that helps students, having not any appropriate qualifications, to prepare for the English medium bachelors’ program from the same university. The modules of this foundation program are included in Academic English, Business Mathematics, Chinese Language, Business Studies, and, Elective Courses, etc.   

Similarly, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ (NUAA) offers Pre-University Foundation Programs to the international students to prepare for their academic or degree programs in their desired field of education. Moreover, there are many other universities or institutes are available in China that offer students the appropriate foundation or pathway programs to be eligible for the degree programs in China.



China is the best destination not only for having the study abroad experience but also for some life-changing experiences as well. So, those who are interested to start their higher education journey from China but are not so eligible for degree programs in the Chinese universities are recommended to apply first for the suitable foundation course to make their pathway smooth towards their destinations.


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