There are 6 Chinese universities ranked within the top 100 on the QS World University Rankings 2021. Overall, 40 Chinese institutions received a ranking. There are currently close to 500,000 international students studying at Chinese universities, with most international students hailing from Japan, the US, Thailand, South Korea and India.
The number of international students has increased thanks to the government’s new improved scholarship scheme, which saw nearly 60,000 students from abroad receive financial assistance in 2017.
In addition, the government is committed to improving the number and range of degrees in English that are available. This has already increased by 63% in the last five years.