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CHINA STUDY VISA REQUIREMENTS – WHAT TO KNOW

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.

With the amount of time the process takes and the need to be very detail oriented during the Chinese student visa application, we’ve written a blog post with all the answers. Continue reading to learn more about China’s student visa, the requirements and the application process.

REGISTER FOR SCHOOL


First and foremost, you will need to pick what school you will be studying at in China. While there are many different options, Keats School in Kunming, China, provides intensive one-on-one Chinese classes, with tuition covering accommodation and meals. Our school is accredited, we have the best teachers, and our classes can start anytime. We’re flexible to work with you.

1. Choose the Chinese course that you plan to take at Keats. We have eight different options that you can look at here.

2. Apply to your preferred program. Applications for Keats School can be filled out directly online through our website here.

3. Pay your tuition. At Keats, we require a deposit of USD 200 when applying for study abroad classes. Regarding the Chinese student visa requirements, when you’re studying abroad in China and applying for a student Visa, the school’s tuition needs to be paid in full before your application is processed.

APPLY FOR A CHINESE STUDENT VISA

After applying for school, it’s now time to fill out your Chinese student visa application form. Here’s how to do that.

After you apply to Keats School, we will send a visa application 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.

REQUIREMENTS FOR CHINESE STUDENT VISA


There are many requirements for a study abroad visa in China. These things are needed to have your visa processed and approved:

  • Passport
  • Visa application form and photo
  • Proof of legal stay in China
  • Documents showing the itinerary, including air ticket booking record (round trip) and an invitation letter issued by a relevant entity in China
  • Admission Notice issued by School
  • Original and photocopy of Visa application for study in China form.

We’ve created a detailed guide to student visas, which can be easily downloaded for free here. The guide breaks down these six things, explaining how to make sure each of these requirements is met correctly.

TIME IS SENSITIVE


It’s essential to realize that the Chinese student visa process takes time. You’re going to want to apply to Keats and for a student visa several months before you plan on heading to China. You’ll also have to make sure your current passport has several months’ worth of validity before applying for a visa.

CONSULT US BEFORE APPLYING

We are more than happy to answer all of your questions regarding Chinese student visa requirements. Please contact us before applying to Keats School if you have any questions regarding your study visa.

To dive a little deeper into the visa application process, download our free exclusive visa factsheet. This guide breaks down the detailed steps of getting a visa, passport photo requirements for China, and frequently asked questions… answered.

To get started on your Keats School application, apply directly online. If you have any questions, contact us today.

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Josh | USA

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I really had a wonderful experience at the school. The teachers are very very friendly. In my class, we practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing. We play games and other fun activities. We have trips around town. The staff at Keats is phenomenal. My teacher is one of the best teachers I have ever had in my educational experience. She comes in with a smile every day.

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Kunming’s scenery is very beautiful. It is the best place to study Chinese in China. My favorite learning method at Keats School is one-on-one because it is suitable for everyone. My teacher is very good, very caring, and lovely. My life when learning Chinese in Kunming is very good and the weather is very good. The air is very good. It is good for the elderly’s body.

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Claudia | Australia

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

I’ve been at Keats school and Kunming now for one month doing the one-on-one Chinese lessons with two different teachers. I really enjoy it. Both of my teachers are very friendly and patient. They really helped me to improve my Chinese, both of my reading and speaking. I really enjoy studying Chinese in Kunming as well. This city is really beautiful and the weather is nice, the air is clean. It’s one of the best cities in China to study Chinese.

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Hilary | USA

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

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.

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Jean | USA

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

I can’t tell you how much I liked it. The thing I liked about the teachers and the teaching method is that there is so much flexibility. The other thing I liked about the teaching is the combination of classic textbook learning and going outside. I loved it! I like getting to know other students. Everybody shared the same goal and that’s making their Chinese better. Kunming is a big city, but it is very safe to live here. Another thing I liked about Keats is the idea that people here help you. I can’t recommend it enough. I think it was a valuable experience. Looking forward to coming back!

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Ramji | USA

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

The best part of the school is the patience the instructors had and the time to focus on the fundamentals like pronunciation. I think it is very easy to skip over those and go to vocabulary. But by learning the pronunciation, I feel like it helped me gain a better understanding of the language.

Mike

Mike | Australia

Small Group Chinese Class

I think Kunming is a great city, the weather is really good. I really like Keats school and found it is very organized. The teachers here are very good. They have a coffee shop and new classrooms, a new lounge area here now, so you can chill out with your friends and practice your spoken Chinese with natives. If you’re considering coming to Keats to study, I would really recommend it. It’s the best place to learn Mandarin and I think it will be a great experience for you.

 

Judith

Judith | USA

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

Listening and speaking in the classroom every day has improved my communication skills. After three weeks, my new words and sentences became more and more natural and fluent. Now I am used to thinking in Chinese, and I understand better what other people say, to be able to have real conversations with other people.

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