China is emerging as an ever popular destination for overseas students, with numbers steadily rising over the past few years.
According to research conducted by the China Association of Science and Technology, China now ranks sixth in the world’s overseas study market. Western countries such as the United States, Britain and Australia remain the most popular destinations for international students.
As one of the top higher education institutes in China, Beijing’s Tsing Hua University is popular among overseas students.
Wu Yunxin is the director of the overseas student office. He said, ‘Tsing Hua University has accepted more and more students in recent years. We are seeing great increases in the number of overseas students, with those coming to pursue a degree increasing the fastest.’
According to statistics, a total of 195,000 students from 188 countries and regions came to study at more than 500 Chinese universities, colleges and research institutes in 2007. This compares with 141,000 students from 179 countries and regions in 2005. Around Tsing Hua’s campus, Wu Yunxin says people can now see students from every corner of the globe.
Source: China Daily