Higher Education in Asia
In Asia, the higher education systems vary across countries and universities. Many universities utilise a structure where students take several courses at the same time. Courses generally last one semester and student performance is commonly assessed via a series of small tests and larger so-called final exams at the end of each semester. Student attendance is often recorded for each course meeting and is taken into account when course grades are assigned. Semester start and end dates as well as credit systems vary across universities. Click the respective universities further down on this page for more detailed information.
Students need strong English skills to be able to study in Asia. Some universities require a passing score on a standardised test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL or IELTS). For more information, see under each respective university below. If you want to apply to a university that requires a TOEFL or IELTS score, we recommend that you register for a test as early as possible as seats are limited and often fill up quickly.
Most universities in Asia also allow exchange students to take courses in the domestic language. However, if you are interested in doing this, you need to prove that you have sufficient skills in the respective language.
Information about scholarships for studies abroad is available here.