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With the continuous improvement of education levels in Asia, Asia has gradually become one of the destinations for many international students in the world. As the largest area and the largest population in the world, Asia has a great diversity of educational choices, which can meet the different needs of different students. So where is the most suitable destination for you to study in Asia? Here are 10 good places to choose from.


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1ChinaAmong the four ancient civilizations in the world, the only country that continues civilization continuously to this day has 56 nationalities.
2Hong Kong, ChinaHong Kong is a prosperous metropolis in Asia, one of the regional and international financial centers, and a natural deep-water port with superior conditions.
3Taiwan, ChinaThere are 24-hour convenience stores all over Taiwan, and public security is good. You can go up the mountain and down the sea in one day. The scenery is beautiful.
4IndonesiaComposed of about 17508 islands, it is the largest archipelagic country in the world, with a territory across Asia and Oceania, also known as “thousand island country”.
5SingaporeSingapore is one of the most important financial, service and shipping centers in Asia. Singapore has a remarkable effect on urban cleaning, so it is also known as “garden city”.
6JapanIt is a highly developed capitalist country, one of the industrial powers, and the third largest economy in the world.
7KoreaSouth Korea is a member of the group of 20 and the organization for economic cooperation and development (OECD), the founder of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the East Asia Summit, and one of the four little dragons in Asia.
8MalaysiaMalaysia is a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural country.
9ThailandThailand is a country with the largest number of Buddhists, friendly to the people, and the largest number of elephant species.
10DubaiNot only has the beautiful and charming urban landscape, the modern transportation means, Dubai is also a shopping paradise, has concentrated the world famous brands.


1. China


China is one of the most popular non-English Department countries in the world. In 2014, 370000 international students entered the school. China is one of the largest and strongest countries in the world’s higher education system, ranking eighth in the comprehensive strength of education. As one of the largest tourist destinations in the world, China has 5000 years of history and also has a large number of tourist destinations and ancient and modern cultural connotations, which can let you explore it beyond learning. In 2018, Beijing and Shanghai were rated as one of the world’s best student cities, and some of Asia’s most respected universities are located in China. China has 113 universities in the list of Asian universities, of which Tsinghua University rose from sixth in 2017 to third in 2018.


Advantages of studying in China:

(1) The world is a big country in education and the quality of higher education with high quality and rapid improvement.

(3) Reasonable expenses for studying abroad

(4) A variety of scholarships and grants

(5) Thousands of colleges and universities, tens of thousands of courses

(6) A dynamic social environment and a good international atmosphere

(7) 5000 years of historical civilization and multicultural Charm

(8) The innovation of science and technology with the rapid development of modern and convenient lifestyle

(9) Broad career development space and numerous internship employment opportunities

(10) One of the safest countries in the world

(11) Beautiful and spectacular natural scenery and colorful Chinese food


2. Hong Kong, China


As an autonomous region of China, Hong Kong is well-known in the world for its integration of Eastern and Western cultures. At the same time, it is a major commercial, financial, trade, and logistics center in the world. Hong Kong has attracted the attention of many international students because of its many famous universities. Here, everyday life and education use English, and it can be easily entered the Chinese mainland. Hong Kong’s higher education strength ranks 18th in the world and 12th in the “best student city index”. Three universities in Hong Kong have been shortlisted in the top 10 Asian cities, among which the University of Hong Kong (HKU) ranks second and the University of science and technology of Hong Kong (HKUST) ranks seventh.


Advantages of studying in Hong Kong:

(1) top universities gather

The world’s only city with five of the world’s top 100 universities, the implementation of advanced education model, both theory and practice.


(2) Short class hours and reasonable expenses

The teaching system is one year for graduate students. The curriculum is closely arranged, and the learning content is very practical. The total annual cost is about 150000-200000 RMB, which is cost-effective.


(3) Multicultural integration and rich employment opportunities

The biliterate and trilingual environment makes it easy for mainland students to adapt. There are many Fortune 500 enterprises in the world, and the employment platform is broad.


(4) Relaxed visa policy

There is no risk in the endorsement. Graduates can apply for permanent resident in Hong Kong after seven years.


3. Taiwan, China


If you are interested in technology and innovation, Taiwan may be a better choice. Taiwan is famous for its world-leading technology industry. He has many universities adjacent to the Silicon Valley Hsinchu Science Park in the United States. Overall, Taiwan’s higher education level is very strong, ranking 19th in QS higher education system strength list; This is a fusion of the diversity of traditional and modern culture, with Ancient Rhymes but not losing vitality. Similar to Malaysia, Taiwan has a low cost of study and living, so it attracts many international students. Among the latest Asian universities, 36 universities in Taiwan are on the list, among which 5 are in the top 50, and the highest in the 22nd National Taiwan University.


Advantages of Taiwan studying abroad:

(1) Good environment, advanced hardware facilities, humanized software content

Studying in Taiwan will make students have a good international learning environment. The education model of Taiwan University is mainly American education, humanistic teaching, education and enterprise practice, and international academic exchange and cooperation.


(2) International standards

The proportion of doctors and professors in Taiwan universities is very high, and the connection between teaching materials and curriculum content and foreign universities is very timely. The education and research level of Taiwan University is very high and the degree of international integration is very high. The major of medical, biological (life) science, media, design, engineering, photoelectric communication, physics, chemistry, literature, and history of Taiwan University has competitive advantages in the world.

According to the introduction of studying abroad 360, the proportion of doctors and professors in Taiwan universities, especially those in the United States, is very high. The connection between the textbooks (original textbooks) and the contents of the courses and foreign universities is very timely. These are all new experiences for mainland students.


(3) Further study has more advantages and is generally recognized by international universities

Taiwan University degree has a high degree of recognition internationally. When Taiwan obtains a university degree, it will be much wider to go abroad for further study or job application. Especially after completing graduate education in Taiwan, it has obvious advantages for applying for a doctor or second master’s degree in top universities in Europe and America.


(4) No discrimination, no cultural communication barrier

Here, students will be fully trained in learning, etiquette, quality, and ability, reducing the pressure and insecurity of students in unfamiliar environments.


(5) Low cost and high-cost performance

The standard of fees for Taiwan universities is generally NT $100000 (equivalent to 20000 yuan) a year, and the living expenses are slightly higher than the average consumption level in Beijing and Shanghai. Over the past year, the total consumption is between 50000 and 60000. For ordinary working-class families, it is the best choice to let children receive formal international higher education and attend Taiwan.


(6) Good opportunities

The state is developing the Economic Zone on the west side of the Straits, which will provide more opportunities for students studying in Taiwan universities to practice and work in Taiwan enterprises. Talents who know the culture and society of both sides of the Taiwan Strait will be very popular in Taiwan-funded enterprises; Taiwan pays attention to the high degree of docking between market-oriented economy and international and gives students more opportunities.


4. Indonesia


Indonesia is the largest economy in Southeast Asia and the fourth largest exporter in the world. Indonesia is a very diverse country, with hundreds of nationalities, languages, and cultures fused to form a friendly and inclusive country. Generally speaking, Indonesia is an ideal choice for students to broaden their horizons. Since its independence in 1945, Indonesia’s higher education has developed rapidly. At present, there are about 5700 international students in Indonesia, most of whom come from neighboring Malaysia. Indonesia is another low-cost destination, with tuition fees for some courses as low as $3000 a year. In the latest ranking of Asian universities, Indonesia has 22 schools in the top 350, with the University of Indonesia / UI ranking the highest, ranking 57th.


Advantages of studying in Indonesia:

(1) Beautiful environment, very environmentally friendly

Indonesia is a thriving and green country. According to the statistics of international authoritative institutions, 51% of Indonesia is covered by forests, which is one of the most environmentally friendly countries in the world. If you actually travel to Indonesia, you will agree with such data. Because it is in the tropics, many places are dense tropical rain forests, full of green, very pleasant.


(2) Reasonable expenses for studying abroad


(3) High level of Teachers

The teachers have been working hard to make progress. Therefore, Indonesian schools are constantly maintaining world-class standards in teaching and research.


5. Singapore


Singapore is a small densely populated country and an excellent center of higher education. The National University of Singapore (NUS) ranks first in Asia, while Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Tsinghua University are tied for third place. Singapore enjoys a world-leading reputation in research and innovation, with a prosperous economy, low crime, and unemployment rates, and a good corporate reputation – which means that Singapore’s graduates are very popular with employers.

Singapore is also a famous melting pot of culture, language, and religion. Chinese, Malaysians, and Indians all add unique colors to the city. The core values here are elitism, multiculturalism, and secularism (religious freedom). Singapore’s higher education strength ranks 28th in the world rankings in 2018.


Advantages of studying in Singapore:

(1) Security and stability

Singapore is one of the safest countries in the world with stable social order. Chinese are the most likely to immigrate to other countries, which makes it easier to see the return of investment in studying abroad.


(2) Bilingual countries facilitate communication

In bilingual countries, English is official English, English environment is excellent.


(3) High level of Teachers

All teachers need to be registered by the Ministry of Education of Singapore before they can teach. The level of teachers is high.


(4) There is a perfect elite education system

Primary and secondary schools are quality education, combined with the crystallization of Chinese and western education, the world recognized elite education system.


(5) Cost-effective

The most cost-effective English-speaking countries in Asia.


(6) Diversified education system

Singapore has a diversified education system and its degree is recognized by the world. The curriculum is perfect, including arts, science, business, and arts. Springboard study abroad, studying in private colleges, not only can graduate in a short time, but also can jump to the cooperative university.


6. Japan


Japan ranks tenth in the QS higher education strength list. In recent years, Japan has made a lot of efforts to attract more international students, including increasing the number of English teaching courses and making it easier to apply. Like Singapore, Japan’s rich cultural heritage combines old and new cultures. International students will not feel bored in this city, especially in a metropolis like Tokyo. Tokyo ranked second on the QS best student city list in 2018.

Japan is an ideal destination for technology lovers and gourmets to study abroad. In 2017, Japan attracted a record 267000 international students. Although the cost of living in Japan is higher than that in other parts of Asia, tuition fees are far lower than those in other popular destinations. The University of Tokyo, the highest-ranking university in Asia, ranks 11th, and 88 Japanese universities are among the top 500 universities in Asia.


Advantages of studying in Japan:

(1) Similar culture and excellent environment

The time difference is 1 hour, the flight distance is about 3 hours, the cultural customs are similar, and the Japanese are easy to learn, which greatly reduces the strangeness of foreign students who are new to foreign countries; With a clean and convenient living environment and a high-quality population, animation has a far-reaching impact on Chinese students, making it easier to integrate into life.


(2) More secure

The social welfare system is perfect (health insurance, national pension), and the medical technology is advanced. International students can enjoy the national health insurance and live in peace of mind; Japan’s law is sound and its public security ranks first in Asia.


(3) High quality of Education

Japan is the third-largest economy in the world, with a high degree of internationalization of education, a large investment in education, and a leading scientific research capacity in the world. From the perspective of early childhood education, the management of education in Japan is more strict than that in western countries, which is more suitable for the long-term management habits of Chinese students.


(4) Small economic burden

The tuition fee is low (the tuition fee of public universities in China is about 30000 RMB per year) and the university resources are rich; Can work-study, work by the hour wage settlement, reasonable remuneration; The tuition fee reduction and scholarship mechanism for international students are rich, the better the performance, the less the cost.


(5) The forms of admission and examination are diversified

No longer facing the situation of life-long national college entrance examination, we can choose majors and colleges according to our own academic level, specialty, and interest, and more importantly, excellent Japanese level will increase more enrollment opportunities.


(6) Easy employment in Japan

Under the current social situation of “aging” and “fewer children”, the Japanese government supports Japanese students’ employment in Japan. It is easy to get an employment visa, and the salary is fair and reasonable. Japanese enterprises have a high reputation in the world, and the Japanese are famous for their diligence. They are employed in Japan and have a broad space for future development.


7. Korea


South Korea is a leading education, science and technology, and tourism power in Asia. It is culturally diverse, ambitious, and independent. As one of the largest economies in Asia, South Korea has invested a lot in scientific research and education. Many of the universities here are famous in Asia for their prestige. Seoul, a vibrant city, ranks 10th among the “best student cities” in 2018, and nature lovers can enjoy the country’s mountains, natural parks, and dense forests.

In the ranking of Asian universities in 2018, 58 universities in South Korea ranked among the top 500, among which KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, located in Daejeon science and technology center, ranked the highest, ranking eighth.


Advantages of studying in South Korea:

(1) Low entrance threshold

For students with senior high school [or equivalent education] or above, they can go to Korea to study in a language school without any required language hours. Language schools are set up on various university campuses so that students can experience real campus life in advance.


(2) Easy reading infamous schools

In 2020, QS World University Ranking: Seoul National University 37, Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAIST) 41, Koryo University 83, POSCO University of technology 87, chengjunguan University 95, Yonsei University 104, Hanyang University 150 and other universities enter the world top 200. There is no need to take an examination to enter a famous school. Some schools can enter undergraduate and master’s degrees after passing the interview.


(3) More choices for schools

There are more than 200 schools in South Korea that can accept foreign students. For students of different levels, they can find their own schools.


(4) Cost-effective study abroad

The annual tuition fee for language courses in Seoul University is about 35000, and that for undergraduate and graduate students is about 50000, with the cost of living expenses less than 100000 yuan a year. The cost of non-Seoul universities is only half that of Seoul.


(5) Good prospects for graduation, broad development direction

South Korea is committed to developing the huge market of China. It needs a large number of talents who understand Korean, have overseas study backgrounds, and are familiar with the operation of the domestic market. Many Chinese students will be employed by South Korean companies to develop and manage branches in China.


8. Malaysia


Malaysia, located in Southeast Asia, is a good choice for students who want to put themselves in various cultures and environments. At the present stage, Malaysia is developing its higher education. World-famous universities such as the University of Nottingham in the UK set up international branches here (usually the tuition fee of a branch school is much lower than that of the main school). Many students are attracted by Malaysia’s beautiful natural scenery and low cost of study and living. It should be noted that Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, ranks second in the best experience city of QS students in 2018 (ranking first in Asia).


Advantages of studying in Malaysia:

(1) Malaysia is rich in tourism resources, tourism, hotel management professional hot selection.

(2) English environment is good, in the Commonwealth countries, except for public universities, private colleges and universities teach in English.

(3) Short class hours and flexible length of schooling: 3 years for undergraduate, 1-1.5 years for postgraduate, 1-2 years for undergraduate, and 2-3 years for postgraduate.

(4) Application procedures are simple: To study in Malaysia, no IELTS, no TOEFL, no financial guarantee, visa rate is very high.

(5) The most rational investment country for studying abroad: all the expenses for studying abroad are only 1 / 4 to 1 / 3 of the expenses for studying abroad in Europe and the United States, while the expenses for graduate students in public universities are almost the same as those of domestic universities, with tuition and living expenses ranging from 40000 to 80000 RMB per year (the expenses of domestic two universities and three universities are not much different from those of studying abroad in Malaysia, so why not.

(6) Dual courses (2 + 2, 2 + 1, etc., which can be transferred to universities in the UK, the United States, Australia, Canada, Singapore, etc.) are easy to sign for a third country, which is a golden springboard to a third country.

(7) High gold content of diplomas: both diplomas and diplomas of the third country are internationally recognized.

(8) Flexible admission methods and low threshold: Malaysia has no restrictions on the academic qualifications of international students, and most colleges and universities have three admission times a year.


9. Thailand


Thailand’s education quality level has been recognized by international examination institutions. Thailand’s higher education adopts European and American models in curriculum, education methods and education system. The outstanding majors of Thai universities include: engineering technology, tourism services, agriculture, public health and health, humanities, literature and art, forestry, science, business administration, medicine, etc., and most of the university degrees have been recognized by universities in developed countries more than ten years ago. For Asian students, Thailand has a safe environment and friendly people.


Advantages of studying in Thailand:

(1) Internationalization of teaching quality

Thai universities are mostly concentrated in the capital Bangkok, with an average of 70% of foreign teachers in each university.


(2) Reasonable cost, competitive

Tuition and living expenses in Thailand are very low. One year’s cost of studying in Europe and America is equivalent to four years’ undergraduate education in Thailand University.


(3) High visa rate and the short application period

China and Thailand have friendly relations. The materials for Chinese students to apply for a Thai visa are simple and there is no need for a financial guarantee.


(4) Transfer station of famous schools in Europe and America

After 1-2 years of study in Thailand, students can apply to transfer to Britain, the United States, Australia, and Canada for further study.


10. Dubai


Dubai, a legendary country. She has created wonders of the world: the first seven-star hotel in the world, the world’s largest artificial palm island, the world’s first Dubai Tower, etc. In addition, she has attracted many overseas students to study in a high employment rate, high income, and comfortable environment. As the second-largest Emirates of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is located in the throat of the Gulf inside the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf and is known as the Pearl of the Gulf. About 70% of nonoil trade in the UAE is concentrated in Dubai, which is the export trade center of the whole Middle East region. In recent years, the Ministry of education of the United Arab Emirates attaches great importance to the development of education, which provides a great development space for many educational institutions from policy, human and financial aspects, and also supervises and checks the teaching quality of each school every year. The advantages of studying in the United Arab Emirates attract more and more Chinese students to study in the UAE and provide better educational resources for the Chinese working in the UAE.


Advantages of studying in Dubai:

(1) Low cost

Dubai has a slightly lower cost of studying abroad than in Europe, America, Australia, and Canada, and the tuition fees are paid every semester, which has relatively little economic pressure on parents and students. Only the tuition fee and visa fee of the first semester are required to apply for enrollment. Meanwhile, Dubai has a lower cost of living than other countries.


(2) High-quality teaching and low threshold

The teaching quality of Dubai university is strictly regulated by the Ministry of education of the United Arab Emirates. Many teachers and professors come from Europe, America, and Australia. Although the teaching quality of Dubai university can be comparable with that of European and American universities, it is relatively easy to enter Dubai University. IELTS can enter the undergraduate course after reaching 5 points; 5.5 points can be admitted to graduate students. And the school has provided the corresponding extracurricular English supplementary courses for overseas students.


(3) No economic guarantee

One of the biggest advantages of applying for a Dubai visa is that it does not need an economic guarantee, reduces the economic pressure of applying for family, and basically completes all applications in two to three weeks.


(4) Quick approval

The procedures for studying abroad visas in Dubai are simple, and the approval speed is fast, and the success rate of student visas is almost 100%.


(5) Part-time earning tuition

Dubai’s master’s program is taught at night, with students choosing to “study while working” and even fully paying for their tuition and living expenses. Undergraduate students can also play a few odd jobs.


(6) Gold springboard for studying abroad

Most Dubai universities offer 2 + 2 or 3 + 1 projects, i.e. two or three years of study in UAE, and the last two or one year can be transferred to our university or other famous European and American universities to complete their studies.


(7) The safest country to study abroad

Due to the strict Islamic law, UAE can be said to be the safest place in the world, with a very low crime rate, and few people have heard of theft, robbery, and murder. In addition, local laws stipulate that unmarried men and women cannot live in the same room, so the dormitories are separate from men and women, and some universities are separated from male and female campuses. Therefore, for those young high school graduates, especially girls, parents are more reassured.


(8) Zero tax

The UAE has no tax, no tax is paid on personal income, and there is no tax bureau in the country.


(9) Opportunities to learn bilingual

All Dubai universities are taught in English, but Arabic lessons are available after class. For students, learning here can improve English and have the opportunity to learn Arabic.


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