Applying for a Chinese student visa is one of the biggest processes in terms of studying abroad. Not only does the China study visa requirements change throughout the years, but the process does take a bit of time.
Since the information is always changing, we’ve written a blog post with the updates you can expect for 2020. Continue reading to learn more about China’s student visa, the China visa requirements and the application process.
Yes. If you’re planning to take Mandarin lessons, you will need to get a student visa for China. We understand that the visa process can be confusing and overwhelming for hopeful students, so let us break it down for you.
Once you have a passport, you can apply for a Chinese visa at the Chinese embassy in your country.
There are two options when it comes to Visas and our school, Keats.
Keats School is the first private language school in China to help hopeful students during the visa application process.
While some language schools accept tourist visas, Keats School recommends strictly applying for a student visa. We are a professional, established school that helps you make your application process easy, and we’re proud to say that Keats School has a 100% visa pass rate.
Getting a Chinese student visa doesn’t happen overnight, but if you have the process down pat, it won’t take long either.
It takes 3 weeks to get your JW 202 form issued and 1 week to deliver it to you. After that, it should take you between one and two weeks to get your Chinese visa.
The best time to apply for your Chinese visa is two or three months before your set Mandarin language course start date. Be sure to take the time to understand the process. If you apply for your visa too early and don’t use it, it will expire. Some visas expire after 90-180 days, starting from the day you obtain them.
You should apply for your Chinese student visa through your local Chinese embassy. Before applying for the student visa, you will have wanted to apply and be approved to study Mandarin in China lessons.
After you apply to Keats School, we will send a visa application and supporting materials directly through express mail. Once you receive these materials, head to the nearest Chinese embassy to apply for an X1 student visa.
An X1 student visa is valid for 30 days after you arrive in China. Once you arrive, we will help you get a resident permit to complete your study in China.
A resident permit allows you to study in China for between 6 months to two years and gives you access to multiple entries into the country.
The Chinese student visa requirements remain the same as the 2017 requirements. While there has been some news and changes to the tourist visas, the student one will remain the same.
The Chinese student visa is not free. There are several different options when it comes to the cost of your visa. The China Embassy has created this graph to show you the possible options:
Getting a visa for China doesn’t have to be rocket science. However, it takes a lot of detail and time to ensure your visa is approved the first time.
At Keats School, we are here for potential students every step of the way. We will respond to emails and phone calls to help answer any China student visa questions. So, if you still need a bit more guidance and information, contact us today. We look forward to being able to answer your questions.
I’ve had a really great time here. I’ve studied a lot with my teacher who was fantastic. Keats School tried very hard to match its students with really good teachers that their personality works very well together. I really enjoy studying Chinese at Keats and I will definitely come back.
They really care about what our interests are, what questions we have, what requirements we have. Then they adjust our Chinese language program content according to the situations. One teacher and one student, so it is easy to keep your focus for the 6 hours of immersion Mandarin lessons. It is very convenient to study, live and eat in one building.
I have to say it’s tons of fun. I have been here for 2 weeks. Not knowing what it was gonna be like, I was more than surprised at how great it is. The teachers are great, they are understanding. They do a Chinese language program that suits just you. The location is perfect for learning Chinese in China.
I have 2 teachers, and I do 4 hours a day. So I have got Dong Laoshi and Jin Laoshi. Both of them are very good. They made the experience very nice to me. They are willing to help you whenever, so if you ever have a question here, the teachers are always there to help you whether it is visas, whether it is getting around the city. Everyone wants to talk to you.
I have studied at Keats for 2 semesters. I highly recommend Keats School. If you are very interested in taking a Mandarin course in China, I would suggest you come to Kunming. Kunming people are very friendly. The weather in Kunming is great. So I recommend that you study Chinese at Keats in Kunming.
Last year I started studying Chinese at University. The reason that I came here is that currently, I’m preparing for the HSK 5 test. Also, I heard that this is one of the best schools to study Mandarin in China. After I came here I realized that Kunming is a pretty cool city to live in and with regards to the teachers’ teaching methods, I think they’re very professional. And I think the language environment is good so now I’m ready to take the HSK 5.
All teachers are really lovely. The teaching level at Keats is so much higher. I really love the city. It is very comfortable to get around. I fully recommend Keats. It is a great place to study Chinese in China. We are looking forward to coming back again later this year.