As an important component of international exchanges and cooperation, international students education has been given great importance by the Chinese government. In order to promote the mutual understanding, cooperation and exchanges in various fields between China and other countries, the Chinese government has set up a series of scholarship programs to sponsor international students, teachers and scholars to study and conduct research in Chinese universities. To further faciliate international students to come and study in China, several governmental institutions, including the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE), have been set up to provide on-line enrollment and information consulting services.
China’s higher education includes academic education and non-academic education, in full-time or part-time pattern. It can also be divided into junior college, undergraduate and postgraduate education. In China, a student enrolled in junior college usually study for 3 years while an undergraduate student usually study for 4 years. Postgraduate education could be further divided into a Master program and a Ph.D program; the former usually last for 2 – 3 years and the latter is about 3 – 4 years.