FAQ    

Are University courses taught in English?

Yes. There are bachelor, master and doctorate programmes taught in English, and they are mainly MBBS, business programmes, engineering programmes and computer science and technology.

Can I apply directly to the university?

You are not advised to apply directly to the university. To apply directly to universities, you do not have the necessary support and guidance. If you make your application through AEE, you have a professional team to assist you all the way at a very reasonable cost. When applying directly to an overseas university, the process can be complicated and confusing, not to mention the time-zone difference.

 

  • Researching information is time-consuming, it may also be confusing if you are applying to more than one university at a time.
  • The procedure is complicated, and most universities do not provide online application. You need to download the application form, pay the application fee through bank transfer, and deliver application documents, and applicants are not able to track their application status online.
  • University admission committee has to process thousands of applications every week, therefore it may be difficult to obtain a response about entry requirements, programme details and your application status. Accommodation cannot be guaranteed. Normally, supervisor of dorms can only speak Chinese. It will be difficult for you to book your accommodation if your Chinese is not fluent.
  • Admission package might get lost during delivery. Normally, the university send out students’ admission package by air mail. It’s slow and sometimes gets lost. If this happens, you will miss the opportunity to get enrolled in time..

 

Can I apply through an agent?

We do not advise you to make your application through an agent, because the agent may charge you a high service fee, and they will not be able to provide the necessary assistance when you are in China.

Is there a ranking list of China’s universities?

No. There is no official ranking list. You are advised to choose the university based on your needs. For example, if you are seeking to study Chinese language, you can focus on normal schools or language schools, such as Beijing Language and Culture University and Beijing Normal University etc. as they are the best universities to teach Chinese.

Can students with O level or IGCSE apply for Bachelor programmes in China?

Normally, the basic requirement for China’s bachelor programmes is high school graduate, which equals to the accomplishment of 12 years' study. O-LEVEL or IGCSE does not meet this requirement, thus students with these two results are not qualified for China’s bachelor programmes.

Why choose to apply online?

In general, there are two traditional methods to apply to study in China. One is directly mailing the school via email. Another is sending all your application documents to the international office of the university by postal mail. But both of these options have their problems. Many schools have yet to set up a standardized procedure to accept admissions via email and will therefore ignore such applications. Meanwhile, sending all the required documents via postal mail is time-consuming and far from risk free. By contrast, AEE would efficiently manage your applications. China's institutions deal with applications directly on our system and we assist students to locate the suitable programme.

When should I apply?

Applicants should apply for their chosen course at least two months before the start date listed on the course page. If you've missed the deadline for your chosen course, you can check with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information. Most universities and colleges are happy to receive your application later, and will consider you for their progammes if they still have vacancies.

Application Deadline

It is important to check the deadline for your chosen course(s). Applications received by the deadline issued are guaranteed to be considered by the universities and colleges.

Applications received at CUCAS after the deadline will only be considered by the universities and colleges if they still have vacancies for the course(s) you have selected.

Application Timetables

Suggested Application Timetable - Fall Semester Intake

This schedule is suggested for students wanting to study regular degree courses or long-term Chinese language courses starting in September

 

Late Feburary/ Early March

Applicants can start to apply for degree programs starting in autumn next year.

April-May

 

Most programmes are open for application during this time, as applicants should submit their applications as early as possible. Please be aware that early applications will be favored when vacancies are limited.

 

Late May

 

Applicants who submitted applications in March 2014 would receive their admission results and prepare for departure.

 

June

 

Admission letters for early applicants are delivered.

 

Late July

 

Official application deadline of most universities. All applicants are suggested to submit the applications before that date.

 

Early August

 

Admission Letter and JW202 form would be delivered 4 weeks before programmes start. Applicants should apply for a Chinese visa at their nearest Chinese Embassies and Chinese Consulates with their original Admission Letter, original JW202 form, and valid passport.

 

Early September

 

Starting date for most universities in China. Accepted applicants should arrive in school before that date.

 

Late September

 

If there are some vacancies available for a started programme, late applicants are stilll welcome to register if they are capable of adapting to the class.  Applicants are suggested to consult This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before applying, as the admission would depend on university's regulations.

 

 

 Suggested Application Timetable - Spring Semester Intake

 

This schedule is suggested for students wanting to study Chinese language programmes or degree programs starting in late February or early March.

 

Late October

 

Applicants can start to apply for programmes starting in spring next year.

 

November-January

 

Most programs are open for application during this time. Applicants should submit their applications as early as possible. Please be aware that early applications will be favored when vacancies are limited.

 

December

 

Applicants who submitted applications in October or early November will receive their admission results by e-mail.

 

Early January

 

Admission letters for early applicants will be delivered. Applicants should apply for a Chinese visa at their nearest Chinese Embassy or Consulate with their original Admission letter, original JW202 form, and valid passport.

 

Late January

 

Official application deadline of most universities. All applicants are suggested to submit the applications before that date.

 

Feburary (before program started)

 

After the deadline, if there are vacancies available, late applicants are still welcome to register if they are capable of adapting to the class.  Applicants are suggested to consult at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before applying, as the admission would depend on university's regulations.

 

Late Febuary or early March

Starting date for most spring programmes in China. Accepted applicants should arrive at school before that date issued on admission letter.

 

Course Starting Dates

Not all degree courses start in autumn (September or October) - some start in the spring. Check the starting dates for the courses you are interested in on the 'Course details' section. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for advice about when to start the online application. Normally you need to submit your application two months before the course starts and please be prepared to send your application early as vacancies might be limited.

What documents are required for my application?

When you apply through AEE, it is not necessary for you to send us your application documents.. You simply upload a scanned or photographed copy of the necessary documents after you've filled out the application form. Once you've uploaded documents for one application (e.g. copies of your passport, transcript, graduation certificate), the documents will be saved in our AEE system. If you apply for another university, our AEE system will automatically retrieve the relevant documents.

 

Applications for degree programmes have more required documents than non-degree programmes and different universities require different documents. Before you start your application, please check the list of required documents on the programme's page.

Important information

 

  1. Scanned or photographed documents must be clear and legible.
  2. Graduation certificates and transcripts not in either English or Chinese must be translated into English or Chinese and notarized.
  3. Photo: The photo should be roughly the same size as a passport photo. 48mmX33mm.

 

Other issues you might encounter

  1. A notarization of guarantor for minors (for applicants under 18 years of age):  Any student under 18 is required to submit one. The steps for obtaining a notarization of guarantor for minors is as follows. Step one: the student's parents should write a letter of proxy authorizing an adult in China to act as a guarantor. Once the letter has been notarized the student takes the certificate of notarization to the Chinese embassy to be authenticated. Step two: the guarantor takes the aforementioned authentication certificate and writes a letter confirming that they are entrusted as a guarantor and takes these to the local notary office in China for notarization. The guarantor and student will receive a statement of guarantor for minors. The student should then upload a copy of the statement with his/her application documents. Please note: You must bring the original copies of your application documents when you register at the school.
  2. A notarization of guarantor in China/Guardian's Letter of Guarantee:  If the student is 18 or over, this should be completed and signed by the student's parents, and uploaded along with the other application documents. NB Most universities do not actually require that the guarantor be in China. However, others do.
  3. Economic guarantee:  A guarantee that the tuition fees will be paid. If the student is self-financed, the person paying the tuition fees must complete and sign this form. If the student has a scholarship, please ask the relevant organization to show proof that the student has won a scholarship and upload the document.
  4. HSK test scores: HSK results prove a student's Chinese proficiency. Applicants for programs taught in English do not need HSK test scores.
  5. IELTS or TOEFL test scores:  Applicants for programs taught in English must provide IELTS or TOEFL test scores. Students whose mother tongue is English need not provide test scores. Students who hold a high school diploma or degree taught in English do not need to provide test scores but must provide proof from their school or other proof of their English proficiency, as long as it is verified by the school.
  6. Physical Examination Record:  Students DO NOT need to submit a physical examination record with their application to a Chinese university. Rather, you will either need to submit it to the Chinese embassy when you are applying for an X visa or after you arrive in China when you apply for a residence permit. NB Only students applying for an X visa (period of study longer than 6 months) need to undergo a medical exam.
  7. Curriculum Vitae (CV), resume or personal statement:  Some universities require applicants to provide a CV, resume or personal statement. A personal statement should be approx. 500-1000 words in length and describe the your personal qualities, interests, educational background, why you want to study in China, your future academic or career plans, and so on. If you are already working, you should include your work experience. Applicants for post-graduate programs should include their field of research and a study plan.
  8. Letter or Recommendation:  Some universities require applicants to provide one or two letters of recommendation as a character reference. The referee can be the student's current or former teacher (including a Chinese teacher), or employer. A letter of recommendation should have the referee's signature. It is suggested that a letter or recommendation include: an assessment of the applicant's study and research abilities, individual character, performance, team spirit, leadership qualities, development potential etc.

 

What should I do if the application deadline has passed?

If you've missed the deadline for your chosen course, you can check with us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information. Most universities and colleges would consider your application if they have any vacancies.

What fees do I have to pay when I apply?

You would be required to pay:

 

The chosen University’s application fee (each university charges a different fee), and you would be able to find this either on the application form when you apply, or on the university’s profile page. Please see ‘ Packages and Fees’ for the different packages AEE offer.

I have to leave the course a week early – will this affect my grading?

Exactly when you leave your programme will determine the effect of the grading process. Exams at the universities are generally scheduled in the final week of your programme with a graduation celebration on your final scheduled day to issue your participation certificates and overall results.

 

This of course differs for each university and school – some schools are more flexible with their programme schedules than others.

Can I arrive before my course starts?

Yes, AEE recommends that students arrive on one of the specified arrival dates for each programme, which are selected so that you have a couple days to settle into your accommodation, make new friends, and explore the local area.

 

However, if you need to arrive before or after your programme's official start date, or extend your stay after the official end of your program, please get in touch with us and we will make all the arrangements for you at a small additional price.

Why do I have to pay an Application Fee?

Application Fees are required for all universities and private schools. It acts as a deposit to secure your place on the program. Without paying the application fee, your application will not be accepted and your place on the course cannot be guaranteed.

Is the Application Fee refundable?

Unfortunately not. Once AEE receives your Application Documents and Fee, we process your application to secure your place on the university/ college course. Once you have paid the fee, we are unable to refund it. However, if you have chosen our Silver or Gold Package, and unfortunately, your application was rejected by the university/ college or your visa application was rejected by the Chinese Embassy, we will deduct 15% handling charge and refund the balance. 

 

 

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