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Top Universities in China

University in China can be divided into general university, technical university, specialized university such as medical, foreign language and teacher-training university. University in China has accepted and educated international students for years. CEC provides the Chinese university ranking for international students who want to know more about university in China. On March 2018, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China announced a total of 489,200 international students were studying in China in 2017.


The university ranking is published by Chinese University Alumni Association, which is a domestic university ranking in China, conducted independently of the government. Its ranking methodology includes the following criteria:

1) Government recognition

2) Research

3) Faculty

4) Program

5) Student

6) Reputation.


Nowadays, foreign students are studying in universities in China not only for Chinese language, but also for undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programs. Learning Chinese language is an inevitable step when you apply to any national universities in China. Different academic departments have their own Chinese language requirements. Departments such as engineering and computer sciences have a lower Chinese language requirement compare to management and law.


Chinese universities dominate the QS BRICS Rankings 2019, taking 7 of the top 10 places, with Tsinghua University coming top and Peking University second. BRICS is the acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.


2019 China University Ranking

Rank                    Name of University
1                        Peking University
2                        Tsinghua University
3                        University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
4                        Fudan University
5                        Renmin University of China
5                        Zhejiang University
7                        Shanghai Jiao Tong University
8                        Nanjing University
9                        Wuhan University
10                    Sun Yat-sen University
11                    Jilin University
12                    Huazhong University of Science and Technology
13                    Tianjin University
14                    Sichuan University
15                    University of Science and Technology of China
16                    Nankai University
17                    Beijing Normal University
18                    Xian Jiao Tong University
19                    Harbin Institute of Technology
20                    Central South University
20                    Shandong University
22                    Xiamen University
23                    Tongji University
24                    Southeast University
25                    Beihang University
26                    Northeastern University
27                    Northwestern Polytechnical University
28                    East China Normal University
29                    Beijing Institute of Technology
30                    South China University of Technology


(Source: Chinese University Alumni Association (2019))