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66cb352cjw1edddj9vbobj20xc18gduaWednesday, March 19, 2014 |

China’s booming economy and a tendency for broadening cultural exchange has changed lives dramatically; now more and more new graduates from middle schools are willing to continue their higher education abroad. The students, fostered and sponsored by their parents, go to America or Europe in flocks in the hope of getting a desired, highly-valued bachelor’s or master’s degree. Until recently, preference was directed toward American and Canadian universities, but the 19th China International Education Exhibition Tour which was held last weekend in Beijing with more than 400 universities from 20 countries and regions taking part, showed a different picture.

Some French colleges and universities, reports, even arrange face-to-face interviews with Chinese applicants.

explains what urges Chinese students to seek education in European universities:

“The major reason for students becoming interested in studying in European countries is that many schools do not charge tuition to international students, and it is a good opportunity for getting a good grasp of a foreign language other than English.”

universiites-americanOne of the students at the exhibition, who studies material science of clothing as her major and minors in international business and trade, commented on her reasons for studying in France:

“I want a combination of knowledge in both fashion materials and international trade, and that’s why colleges in France are my best and only choice, ” she said. “It’s great because most schools waive your tuition so that you don’t have to spend that much. Most important, you can learn a foreign language while studying there. Speaking fluent English is so common in China.”

In order to attract more Chinese students to their universities, some European countries have introduced a simplified application for student visas. The number of Chinese university applicants going to Europe for university education is increasing yearly. For instance, the number of Chinese students in the EU in 2010 was around 120, 000 – about six times more than in 2000.

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