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China Becomes Most Popular Destination for Overseas Studies in Asia
Source:Chinese Women's Research Network | Release Date:2018-4-25-
Title: China Becomes Most Popular Destination for Overseas Studies in Asia
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China has become the most popular destination for overseas studies in Asia, according to the statistics from the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.

In 2017 489,200 students from 204 countries and regions studied in 935 higher institutions across China.

The top five source countries were South Korea, Thailand, Pakistan, the United States and India.

The number of students studying liberal arts subjects remained the highest, accounting for 48.45 percent of the total.

The number of those studying engineering, management, science, art and agriculture increased significantly, with a year-on-year growth of over 20 percent.

Moreover, 58,600 Chinese government scholarship students from 180 countries studied in the country in 2017, accounting for 11.97 percent.

Meanwhile, some 5.19 million Chinese students had gone abroad to further their studies since the reform and opening up of China 40 years ago, with 3.13 million returning back home after finishing their studies abroad.

In 2017, the annual number of Chinese students studying abroad exceeded 600,000 for the first time, up 11 percent, with 480,000 coming back after finishing their studies.

The Chinese government sent 31,200 students to study abroad in 94 countries in 2017, according to officials.

(Source: People.com.cn/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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