In the United Kingdom, only in London over 12,000 students from China study undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Business and management courses are the most popular subjects for Chinese students followed by design, finance, engineering, economics and mathematics degrees.

China Entry Requirements in British Universities

Course application requirements can vary depending on the university and degree you choose. The information below is only a guide so be sure to check the entry requirements for your favourite courses. Remember, most undergraduate Bachelor’s degrees in the UK are usually three year courses and postgraduate master’s degrees are one year.

Undergraduate Chinese Students (First Degree)

Chinese National University Entrance exams are accepted by some universities although many of the top ranked universities will ask you to complete a foundation or access course. If you have taken A-Levels, the International Baccalaureate or Advanced Placement exams then you will be eligible for direct entry on to undergraduate courses at most universities.

Postgraduate Chinese Students (Second Degree)

Most universities will accept Chinese students who have already completed a first degree that is equivalent to a UK Bachelor degree from an established university. The grades you need depend on the course and university you are applying to.

Chinese Students Living in London

  • Outside of the lecture theatres there are lots of Chinese events and societies to enjoy.
  • Chinese New Year attracts hundreds of visitors to London's China Town.
  • London Confucius Centre promotes Chinese language, teaching and culture.
  • Chinese Students and Scholars Association organises social and cultural activities for Chinese students in the UK.
  • London’s Chinese Embassy is the official representative body of the Chinese Government in the United Kingdom.
  • London Chinese Cultural Centre is great for students who want to enjoy Chinese dance, theatre, film and shows.
  • 400 Chinese businesses such as Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), HSBC and China Telecom are also located in London.
  • There are also 80,000 Chinese people who permanently live in London and contribute to the city's welcoming atmosphere.

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