What's the duration of study in China?
It differs with respect to the subjects chosen. Generally speaking, it takes 4 to 5 years for undergraduates, 2 to 3 years for master's degree candidates, and 3 years for doctor's degree candidates. The duration varies for Chinese language students, general scholar candidates, and senior scholar candidates
Do I receive a diploma from a Chinese university after graduation?
Yes, you will be awarded a competitive bachelor degree after graduation and this degree is fully recognized by the World’s top universities for further graduate studies.
What tests do the Chinese universities require to be accepted? What are the minimal passing requirements?
Chinese universities administer individual entrance exams for foreign students. These exams vary widely from university to university, from program to program, and from year to year. The minimal passing requirements also differ. Our partner schools typically allocate a certain number of admission spots for foreign students and will choose the best candidates to fill up those available seats.
How do I get enrolled with theUniversity of my Choice?
Every university has specific requirements. For example, Peking University is a more Advanced program and requires a certain level and proof that you have taken classes to be admitted into the program. However, if you are a Beginner all you need to do is fill out our application and choose the school that best fits your current level of Mandarin, we will help you with ever step of the application process
I am currently an undergraduate at a university in the USA, UK, Australia or Europe can I receive college credit for the language course I take at any of the universities in China throughout the Spring, Summer, or Fall?
Yes! Whether you decide to choose a Spring, Summer or Fall program BEFORE or DURING your university undergraduate career you are able to receive college credits. All of the universities in China we have programs with are accredited. Nevertheless, each university in your home country has its own system in determining the amount of credits. For example, in the Summer one university may grant the Beijing Language and Culture University One Month program from 3 to 6 credits. As for a Semester or Three Month program it may range from 12 to 18 credits. Want to know how you can get the most amounts of credits? After you sign up for any of Next Step China’s program we will provide you with tips and strategies to maximize the most amount of credits with your university.
Where and when do I get my course textbooks?
All of the universities include course textbooks in the tuition. The textbooks will be given out to the student the first day of class. There is no need for you to purchase these books at the school library. You may, however, purchase additional books at the library for a discount given you are a student at the university.
Do the university programs offer optional activities, other than in a classroom setting?
Yes, all of the universities offer after-school curricular activities.