To study in China you also must be fluent in Chinese, even if you're applying for a course taught in English. To prove this you must provide the results of the HSK examination; different levels are required for different degrees:
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- Bachelors: Level 4 - 6
- Masters: Level 5 - 8
- PhD: Level 5 - 8
You'll also need to ensure you fulfil all academic requirements of the course which will differ depending on the university. Generally, you'll need at least 3 A levels or 2 A levels and 2 AS levels, all taken in one sitting.
To live in China you'll be required to take out medical insurance and personal death/injury insurance, this can either be obtained in your own country or in China but is a requirement for all international students. It costs around £60 per year and you'll need to have a medical examination either at home or in China to apply for it.
Furthermore, you'll need to have, or have had, a series of vaccinations in recent years before you can live in China. These include:
- Hepatitis A (within previous 10 years)
- Hepatitis B (within previous 5 – 10 years)
- Japanese B Encephalitis (within previous 3 years)
- Tetanus (within previous 10 years)
- Polio (within previous 10 years)
- Typhoid (once in a lifetime)