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  • Application Only

  • Help On Arrival

  • Find An Apartment

As China is developing and more and more students are interested in coming to China, the levels of support required by students is changing.  We understand that sometimes it can be more difficult and stressful than expected when trying to relocate to China; however, we also understand that sometimes students don't require the full package support provided by CSA. For those students who prefer just a bit of assistance with a particular aspect of their program, we also want to make sure you have the backup needed – regardless of where you may need the support. Enter... CSA's living in China support packages (to the rescue!).

If you opt to forego our full package assistance for studying Chinese in China (you study abroad rockstar, you!), you can also select our services à la carte. There are 3 different options to choose from:

  • Application Only (US$150) - Let us help you complete and turn in your Chinese university application!
  • Help On Arrival (US$500) - Ease into the transition of moving to China with this support package.
  • Find An Apartment (US$500) - Because actually finding a place to live and managing the process in China can be a handful.

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Chinese University Application Assistance Package US$150

The CSA Chinese university application assistance package is designed for students who are looking for an independent experience in China, but would like a little help with the paperwork beforehand. We will assist with making your application to any university in Beijing, Shanghai, or other Chinese cities and advise on all queries before you get here.

The application you fill out for attending university in China is quite different than the format, style, or expectations of the kind of apps you are used to. Let CSA help coordinate your application to your Chinese university of choice, retrieve your application materials and acceptance letters, and coordinate safe mailing procedures from China direct to your doorstep. For a nominal fee, you can free yourself of the worry of "getting in" or not!

What services are included?

We're glad you asked! Students who sign up for this package can expect...

  • Pre-departure assistance
  • Chinese University Application Submission
  • Chinese University Application Fee (usually around US$100)
  • Document Retrieval from University
  • Arrange Document Delivery, scanned or originals as needed
  • Assistance with Visa Application issues/questions

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If you're ready to study Chinese in China but paperwork gives you a headache, this assistance package has your name on it. Let us help your life in China starts off on the right foot (and at the right university, no one likes to walk into a classroom they're not supposed to be in!). Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today to sign up for our assistance package.

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Help On Arrival Package US$500

What is more fun than getting off a plane in a new country and trying to figure out how to get to your dorms or apartment? Not many things, but if that sounds like an added stress to studying abroad, this is the package for you. With CSA's airport pick up and transfer package, you'll be able to land in China and get where you need to be (without all the headaches of figuring out public transit systems or risks of getting ripped off by your taxi driver!). We'll also show you around, introduce you to other CSA students and be available for your whole stay in case you run into any problems - it is like an insurance policy, we're there if you need us!  

For those arriving in China and looking for a little help in navigating your first trip into the city, you're in luck. If you are not confident in your Chinese skills, communicating something as simple as where you'd like to go with your cabbie can be a monstrous task.

Let CSA do the dirty work for you, and help make your first moments in this fascinating country special, not stressful.

What services are included?

CSA wants to ensure the transition to life abroad is a smooth one - this program includes...

  • Airport Pick-up
  • Local area orientation (restaurants, supermarkets etc.)
  • Assistance buying a local SIM card on arrival (app/mobile payments setup etc.)
  • Help open a local Bank Account (and any other errands!) 
  • Welcome Dinner
  • University Registration assistance when you arrive 
  • Meet up with the other CSA students and be kept in the loop! 
  • 24-hour on the ground support while you are in China, including medical assistance. More Information ►

What's NOT included?

If any of these additional services listed below sound appealing to you, you might consider our additional assistance packages or a full-support program while studying Chinese in China.

  • Assistance finding an apartment/room
  • Police registration
  • Your Chinese university application coordination

More information

Ready to take that giant leap into the great unknown and move abroad to China? With the help of CSA, you'll be able to do it without missing a beat. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today to get the ball rolling on your amazing experience living in China!

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Apartment Assistance Package US$500

We are constantly working on the best way to help students get out to China. In recent years the price of accommodation in China has significantly increased, but at CSA we can’t and won’t lower the standards of where we are willing to place our students when they sign up for CSA apartments. What we can do is help students out who are on a budget. This might mean they are willing to live in slightly less appealing apartments that we couldn’t usually offer, or even shared apartments with 3 or 4 other people in them. As a way of trying to help out new arrivals in China, we’ve put together a Housing Help options for those straight off the plane.

How It Works

Sign up for the "Find An Apartment" option with your CSA Program and we’ll be there at the airport to pick you up on arrival in China as usual. We’ll then take you to whatever hotel or hostel you have booked. If you need advice on where to stay before you arrive, just let us know and we can recommend plenty of good options depending on your budget! We’ll arrange a time to meet up with you over the next day or so to start the housing hunt. You’ll be assigned a CSA staff member who will take you around for the next 2 days acting as your translator and help you contact as many local agents as possible. They will be available for you for two days, each an 8 hour day. After the two days, we’ll have taken you around the area and put you in contact with as many agents as possible so you should be set to go. We’ll still be available after these two days over the phone though if you need any more help.

Please note that the housing rental system in China is a little different, typically the agents don’t keep the keys so expect long days and a lot of waiting. We advise that you bring a book or something to keep you occupied. Or you can just practice your Mandarin with the CSA staff member to give you a head start before your classes begin!

Have you already organized your own housing, but are nervous about any issues that may come up? No problem, sign up for our Property Management Package and we'll throw in 24hour phone support for any housing issues you may encounter. We will assist with any problems as they arise and provide assistance to get the problem solved in the quickest and most efficient way.

Trying to navigate rentals and tenancy in our home countries is hard enough as it is. Tack on a language you aren't fluent in, a foreign system, and different cultural expectations and you're in for a real headache (and the potential for being scammed). Instead of relying on some joe schmoe you found in the local classifieds, let CSA roll up their sleeves and get down to business. We'll help with your billing and setting up your utilities and communicate with your Chinese landlord on your behalf, leaving you with the task of simply moving in and turning your new house into a home.

What's more, our services don't just stop there - should any issues arise during your stay in China (think: late-night power outages or a broken refrigerator) we've got your back. We'll help you through the thick of it and coordinate with the local servicemen to ensure your needs are met. Let us help you make your life in China a little easier.

What services are included?

  • 3 full days of apartment hunting with a CSA Staff Member
  • Negotiating rent
  • Negotiating agency fees
  • Signing contracts
  • Police registration 
  • Phone support for your accommodation issues/questions
  • Any maintenance needed (cost covered by student)
  • Help with lost keys
  • Heating/air con issues
  • Help with paying bills
  • Setting up internet/wifi
  • Communication with landlords
  • Any other issues that may arise!

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Renting in China can be a difficult process for even the most advanced Chinese-foreign language speaker; the intricacies of the system are even more difficult to explain to outsiders. CSA's collective experiences living in China have us prepped and ready to tackle the real-estate scene head on in your behalf. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up for this assistance package today!

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    China Study Abroad Ltd
    3610 Capital Mansions,
    6 Xinyuan Nan Road, Chaoyang
    Beijing, 100027
    Phone: (+86) 10 8468 3799 
  • London

    China Study Abroad Ltd
    154 Bishopsgate
    London EC2M 4LN
    United Kingdom
    Phone: (+44) 0207 377 84 
  • Hong Kong

    China Study Abroad Ltd
    Rm 604-7 Dominion Centre
    43-59 Queen’s Road East
    Hong Kong
    Phone: (+852) 800 968 924 

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