7 Best Universities In China with an Expected Tuition Fee

China, officially the People’s Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia and the world’s most populous country. China is fast becoming one of the most popular study abroad destinations for international students; all thanks to its growing economic power, and fast rising tech industries.

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1. Fudan University–  located in Shanghai, China, is one of the most prestigious and selective universities in China. It is also a member in the C9 League. Its institutional predecessor was founded in 1905, shortly before the end of China’s imperial Qing dynasty. Fudan is now composed of four campuses in downtown Shanghai, including Handan, Fenglin, Zhangjiang, and Jiangwan, which share the same central administration.

Fees- average tuition fees between 8,000 and 11,000 USD/year

Approximate costs to study at Fudan University:

  • Tuition and Services £6,945.
  • Accommodation £2,705 (TEAN off-campus apartment with Chinese roommate); or £1,457 (university dorm, no Chinese roommate).
  • Optional part-time internship – add £331 to programme fees.



2. Shanghai Jiao Tong University– is a public research university in Shanghai, China. Established in 1896 as Nanyang Public School by an imperial edict issued by the Guangxu Emperor, it is the second oldest university in China and is renowned as one of the most prestigious and selective universities in China.

Tuition Fee

Non-degree               RMB 3,850 to RMB 42,000

Bachelor                     RMB 24,800 to RMB 80,000 Per Year

Master                        RMB 28,900 to RMB 104,000 Per Year

Doctoral                     RMB 45,500 Per Year

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3. Peking University- Founded in 1898, Peking University was originally known as the Imperial University of Peking. Peking University is a major Chinese research university located in Beijing and a member of the C9 League.

Tuition Fee- Average tuition fees 17,000 USD/year.

Non-degree                   RMB 3,320 to RMB 54,000

Bachelor                        RMB 26,000 to RMB 30,000 Per Year

Master                           RMB 29,000 to RMB 95,000 Per Year

Doctoral                        RMB 32,000 to RMB 40,000 Per Year

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4. University of Science and Technology of China- (USTC) is a national research university in Hefei, Anhui, China, under the direct leadership of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). It is a member of the C9 League formed by nine top universities in China. Founded in Beijing by the CAS in September 1958, it was moved to Hefei in the beginning of 1970 during the Cultural Revolution.

USTC was founded with the mission of addressing urgent needs to improve China’s economy, defense infrastructure, and science and technology education. Its core strength is scientific and technological research, and more recently has expanded into humanities and management with a strong scientific and engineering emphasis

Fee- Average tuition fees 4,350 USD/year.

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5. Nanjing University– Nanjing University or Nanking University, located in Nanjing, China, is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning in China.

Tuition Fee

Non-degree   RMB 9,500 to RMB 38,000

Bachelor         RMB 19,000 to RMB 40,000 Per Year

Master            RMB 23,000 to RMB 46,000 Per Year

Doctoral         RMB 33,000 Per Year

6. Zhejiang University- Zhejiang University is a comprehensive research university with national and international impact. Research at Zhejiang University spans 12 academic disciplines: agriculture, art, economics, education, engineering, history, law, literature, management, medicine, natural sciences, and philosophy.

Tuition Fee

Non- Degree    RMB 3,200 to RMB 18,000

Bachelor           RMB 19,800 to RMB 42,800 Per Year

Master              RMB 18,400 to RMB 100,000 Per Year

Doctoral           RMB 29,800 to RMB 60,000 Per Year

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7. Tsinghua University Founded in 1911, Tsinghua University is a public research university which is consistently ranked as one of the best universities in China (recently featured in the top 25 of the QS World University Rankings. The university currently has 14 schools and 56 departments. It has faculties in science, engineering, humanities etc…

Average tuition fees 7,500 USD/year

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