Chinese students’ top fears about studying overseas

Education service provider EIC last week released its seventh annual report on Chinese students intending to study overseas. Drawing on responses from over 22,000 students in 20 Chinese cities, the report includes top fears experienced by students preparing to go abroad. According to the report, students planning study overseas fear their grades (57.9 per cent) or their language skills (50.4 per cent) are insufficient to be accepted for study, 27.6 per cent fear their soft skills will be insufficient, 38.2 per cent fear being unable to integrate socially, 36 per cent fear being unable to communicate effectively, 30.9 per cent fear being unable to keep up with their courses.

For more analysis of this year’s EIC overseas student report see the upcoming Issue 9 of China Higher Ed’s Industry Journal.

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