“2016 Chinese students studying abroad white paper” is recently released!AI Digital here show the summary of the white paper.
Chinese students studying abroad in the United States tend to be younger
The white paper shows that the age of Chinese students studying in the United States is getting smaller and smaller. Many parents not only intend to send their children to the United States to read high school, but also send their children to the United States from grade seven or eight so that children can receive American secondary education earlier. Due to many factors such as the liberalization of the US visa policy, the number of American private schools receiving international students has increased steadily in recent 3 years at a rate of 10% per year, so as to meet the needs of Chinese students studying abroad.
The number of middle school Chinese students studying abroad in the United States in 2015 was 1.5 times that of 2013, according to the data. More and more overseas students choose to go abroad in high school, middle school or even primary school. The tide of studying in America has gone from undergraduate and postgraduate to primary and secondary school. The rich educational resources in the northeastern United States and the suitable living environment on the west coast have always been the first choice for Chinese students and parents. According to the data analysis of the last 3 years, only a small number of parents have chosen high quality middle schools in the five Great Lakes region, the central region or the southeast region. The northeast region of the United States has attracted half the number of foreign students, but it has also brought great pressure on application.
A number of boarding schools in the United States have only quota of five or six Chinese students, but received two hundred or three hundred applications. Faced with fierce competition, schools have to eliminate a large number of applicants by raising the threshold and increasing the difficulty of interview appointment. More and more American schools choose third party institutions for interviews. In the 2016 application, the admissions officer had reduced the number of students interviewed by raising the entrance threshold and setting higher TOEFL scores. More schools will choose to have students attend the third party organization for the first round of screening and scoring by the interviewer. At the same time, the school booked the interview time ahead of time for the better students.
In addition, the boarding school for the increasingly fierce competition, which makes a lot of Chinese parents will look at the form of day school. Today, day school around the family increasingly tight, parents to be a companion study have become the trend.
British 1 year master’s degree is still hot
As the cultural exchanges between China and European countries continue to deepen, the study of Chinese students has extended to many European countries. According to the European Times, the latest data from the British Higher Education Statistics Bureau showed that more than 450 thousand overseas students went to study in Britain in 2015, and the number of Chinese students reached 130 thousand. The number of students who went to Britain continued to rise steadily every year, and the number of postgraduate applicants accounted for the largest proportion. The “white paper” shows that in the 2015-2016 quarter of British colleges for statistics, the number of master degree programs and above accounted for 64%, the main reason is that English taught master’s academic short time. In the field of professional selection, business and finance are still a popular choice for students, and 54% of the students choose business majors. However, there is a higher demand for “future employment prospects” and “improving foreign language ability” by Chinese students in Britain. In order to enhance the value of studying abroad and the competitiveness of employment, many overseas students began to plan their study abroad before going abroad. They took advantage of the British 1 year system and got two masters in two years, which has a clearer attitude towards the purpose of studying abroad.
The students enrolled in courses of bachelor degree in Britain have increased significantly, with an increase of 27.5%. More than 60% of the students enrolled in the courses below A-level. The enthusiasm of Chinese students to study in private high schools in Germany is also very high. In 2015, the number of applicants from German secondary schools increased by nearly 50% in 2014.
Studying in Europe for Chinese students studying abroad is more “diversified”
Although the UK is still a hot topic, according to the white paper survey, Chinese students studying abroad and their professional choices show a more diversified and rational feature. Compared with the data in 2015, the proportion of Chinese students studying abroad applicants in Britain decreased slightly, and the attention of Germany, France, Switzerland and Northern European countries increased. At present, the number of foreign students in Germany is just behind that in the UK. It receives about 13 thousand -1.5 overseas students every year, and has an annual growth of about 10%. About 50 thousand Chinese students studying abroad are studying in German universities. In 2015, more than 10 thousand foreign students went to France to study. The diversification and rationalization of the choice also let the Chinese students pay more attention to their “interest” rather than “rankings”, and choose their own colleges and universities and professional further study.
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