Many uni­ver­si­ties raise tuition charges

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

For the first time in more than 10 years many uni­ver­si­ties across China will raise tuition fees for the up­com­ing aca­demic year.

Ac­cord­ing to the Jiangsu province ed­u­ca­tion de­part­ment, tuition for some ma­jors, in­clud­ing medicine, engi­neer­ing and lib­eral arts, will in­crease by up to 17.2 per­cent, from about 4,600 yuan ($747) to 5,500 yuan a year.

The Ningxia Hui au­tonomous re­gion an­nounced that tuition fees for many ma­jors, such as science, engi­neer­ing and agri­cul­ture, will in­crease by more than 50 per­cent, and some oth­ers will al­most dou­ble.

Most uni­ver­si­ties in Guizhou, Zhe­jiang and Shan­dong prov­inces have also raised fees.Though stu­dents pur­su­ing bach­e­lor’s de­grees in Guang­dong province will not need to pay thou­sands more, grad­u­ate stu­dents will be forced to pay much higher tuition fees.

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