Best Universities in China 2024-25

Best Universities in China 2024-25

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Rahul Singha
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Updated on Apr 19, 2024 14:26 IST

Best Universities in China: A sought-after destination for medical studies, China has over the years made its presence stronger in the global education platform. A globally recognized faculty combined with state-of-the-art infrastructure complete with modern amenities has placed China on the global education map.

Top 10 Universities in China 2024

The number of students visiting China for the purpose of studying has increased gradually over the years and for all the right reasons. Today China has grown into a prominent study abroad destination among Indians and International students alike.

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Candidates looking to study in the top universities in China for 2024 would want nothing but the best for themselves. For the benefit of our readers and all who plan on visiting China for the purpose of studying, we have brought together the QS World University Ranking for the Top 10 Universities in China 2024 along with the Times Higher Education (THE) Ranking for the Best Universities in China for 2024. Read on to know more about the popular universities in China below.

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Top 10 Universities in China for 2024

Read on to know more about the best universities in China 2024 spread across the country. Candidates can check out more about every university on our website or by visiting the official university website.


QS World University Rankings 2024 

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2024

Peking University



Tsinghua University



Zhejiang University



Fudan University



Shanghai Jiao Tong University



University of Science and Technology of China



Nanjing University



Wuhan University



Tongji University



Harbin Institute of Technology



Know more about the universities in details here

Tsinghua University

Founded in 1911, originally under the name "Tsing Hua Imperial College". Tsinghua University has been ranked amongst the best universities in mainland China by most National and International university rankings. Admission to the university and graduate schools is highly competitive. According to reports, only about 16% of MBA applicants are admitted each year. The University has 21 Schools that are further sub-divided into 59 Departments teaching various courses to students at various levels.

Peking University

Peking University is the first national comprehensive university of China. Peking Univeristy was established in 1898 as Imperial University of Peking. After the revolution of 1911 it was renamed as National University of Peking. Peking University is located at the Haidian District in the western suburb of Beijing and is a National Key University in China. The university comprises of 30 colleges and 12 departments, with 93 specialties for undergraduates, 2 specialties for the second Bachelor's degree, 199 specialties for Master's degree candidates, and 173 specialties for Doctoral candidates. Presently, the university has 216 research institutions and research centers, including 2 national engineering research centers, 81 key national disciplines, and 12 national key laboratories. With 4.5 million holdings, the university library is the largest of its kind in Asia.

Fudan University

Founded in 1905 originally as Fudan Public School. In 1917 it was renamed Fudan University, which has been kept ever since. Fudan University is one of the oldest and most selective universities in Shanghai, China. The University is a member of the C9 League and Universitas 21. The University is composed of four campuses, including Handan, Fenglin, Zhangjiang, and Jiangwan. Fudan University comprises of 28 schools and departments. The university offers 154 doctoral degree programs, 224 masters degree programs and 70 bachelor's degree programs to students across the world. The university offers more than 50 undergraduate and postgraduate courses taught in English. 

Fudan University – Courses

Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
MBBS 6 Years INR 8L

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Established in 1896, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is a public research university located in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Jiao Tong University is also referred to as Shanghai Jiaotong University or simply Jiaotong University. The University is one of the oldest, most prestigious, and selective universities in China along with being a member of the C9 League and Yangtze Delta Universities Alliance in China. SJTU encompasses 33 schools (departments) and offers 60 undergraduate programs, more than 100 masters-degree programs, 203 Ph.D. programs, 28 post-doctorate programs to international students across 9 disciplines; Economics, Management, Law, Literature, Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, and Arts . University has 11 state key laboratories and national engineering research centers and 12 affiliated hospitals.  

Zhejiang University

Zhejiang University (ZJU) aka Chekiang University, is a national cum oldest institution of higher education in China. It is a member of the C9 League and Yangtze Delta Universities Alliance. It was founded in 1897 under the name; Quishi Academy. Zheijiang is a modern univeristy located in the city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, the University spans 12 academic disciplines, covering philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history, art, science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, and management. Students can choose from 130+ undergraduate programs, 300+ graduate programs through 39 colleges/schools spread on 7 campuses spread across china. 

Zhejiang University – Courses

Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
MBBS 6 Years INR 4.6L

University of Science and Technology of China

Founded in 1958, the University of Science and Technology of China, (USTC) is one of the leading Chinese universities. The university is known for its advanced science and high technology programs, unique management studies, and well-tailored disciplines in the humanities. USTC boasts 8 national key programs of first-level disciplines, 4 national key programs of second-level disciplines, 2 programs with major national support, and 19 programs with major provincial and ministerial support. USTC offers 34 undergraduate programs in 12 disciplines, besides, USTC offers over 100 masters programs and 90 doctoral programs in science and technology, as well as management and humanities, across different school and research institutes in Shanghai, Nanjing, Suzhou, Shenyang, Changchun, and Hefei. 

Nanjing University

Established in 1902, Nanjing University (NJU) is one of the oldest and key comprehensive universities in China under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Education. The University, currently, consists of three beautiful campuses, Gulou, Pukou, and Xianlin. The university is also a member of the C9 League and Yangtze Delta Universities Alliance. The university provides multiple courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and research stages of education. There are 28 schools under direct control of Nanjing University. 

Wuhan University

Wuhan University is one of the most prestigious universities in China. It was founded in the year 1893 and is one of the oldest universities in China. It is famous worldwide for its beautiful cherry blossom gardens. The university hosts a Cherry Blossom Festival during spring. Wuhan University campus is spread over a massive area of 2.42 km. It has different schools of studies ranging from the School of Social Sciences, School of Humanities, School of Medical Sciences, School of Law, School of Engineering, and School of Information Sciences. All the schools are led by experienced and learned faculty in state-of-the-art campuses.

Wuhan University – Courses

Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
MBA 24 - 30 Months INR 4.3L
MBBS 6 Years INR 4.3L
MA 1 - 2 Years INR 3.5L
MS 24 Months INR 4.1L

The above tabular data has been sourced from Shiksha Study Abroad from an earlier date. The numbers could vary subject to the current economy.

Tongji University

Established in 1907, Tongji University is a comprehensive university located in Shanghai. The university is one of the oldest, most selective, and prestigious universities in China. The University is especially renowned for its engineering, business, and architecture programs. Tongji University is a member of the Yangtze Delta Universities Alliance and the Asian-European Laotse Universities Network.

Harbin Institute of Technology

Founded in 1920, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) is a research university with three campuses in China: Harbin campus in Heilongjiang Province, Weihai campus in Shandong Province, and Shenzhen graduate school in Guangdong Province. The University is ranked amongst the best science and engineering universities and is a member of the Chinese C9 League (the top nine Chinese universities and was acknowledged to be "China's Ivy League"). HIT boasts 23 schools, which hold 86 undergraduate degree programs, 143 master programs, 81 doctorate programs. Besides core science, engineering, and research programs, the university also has several schools in humanity, social science, and management. HIT has 9 national key disciplines, 7 national key labs, and 39 members of the prestigeous Chinese Academy of Science and Chinese Academy of Engineering.

Lucrative part-time work options, friendly post-study work permit, and an easy visa application process have all made the desire to study in China all the sweeter for students looking to make an indelible mark in the global market. Got more queries? Don’t hesitate to write to us in the comments section below.

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