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China student visa for learning Chinese in Shanghai

As a licensed language school, GoEast Mandarin can help you attain a China student visa to study Chinese in Shanghai for up to 180 days.

About GoEast Mandarin

GoEast Language Center is one of Shanghai’s premium Mandarin language schools. Our teachers and language consultants work together to provide the best learning experience for every student – whether they’re studying daily or business Chinese. In the past 7 years, over 90% of our students have renewed their lesson package with us.

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What is China student visa?

An X1 visa is issued to students who will be studying in China for more than 6 months. An X2 China student visa is a short-term study visa for individuals wishing to study in China for 180 days or less. This includes studying Mandarin! GoEast can support you throughout the X2 China student visa process and provide guidance to maximize your chance of obtaining a visa. Our visa application success rate is over 90%. Since we are not a university, our students are only eligible for tourist and X2 visas.

Looking to work in China instead? Click here for our article on how to get a work visa in China.

China student visa requirements

To apply for a China student visa, potential students need the following things:

  • A passport that is valid for at least six months with at least one empty page
  • A completely filled in visa application form – please visit your country’s Chinese consulate website to download the latest version
  • A recent photograph
  • An admissions notice. This is something GoEast Mandarin can provide if you choose to study Chinese with us. To be eligible, you must sign up for a course with a minimum tuition fee of 17000RMB for 3-month visa and 32700RMB for 6-month visa.
  • An invitation letter

(These are broad guidelines. Exact policies may differ per country)

How does the China student visa application work?

The process of applying for a China student visa is:

  • Work with GoEast to build your Chinese learning plan
    Schedule a free consultancy session with our consultant to build your tailored plan.
  • Pay a 750 USD deposit to GoEast
    This deposit will count towards your tuition fees and will be refunded fully if your visa application gets rejected. GoEast does not charge anything extra for the preparation of the admissions notice. We accept the following deposit payment methods: PayPal, Alipay, and WeChat Pay.
  • Complete your visa application
    GoEast will prepare an admissions notice for your application. We can either email it to you for free or mail you the original version for an additional 50-70 USD depending on your location. You can include that in your visa application.
  • Apply for your visa 
    We recommend you apply for your visa from your home country to maximize your chance of success. 

Why Choose GoEast Mandarin X2 Study Visa Programs?

Feature GoEast Mandarin Other Schools Universities
Application Fees
$70-200 USD
$70-150 USD
Refund if Visa Declined
 Full Refund
Partial Refund
No refund after semester starts, strict timeline
Study Hours Requirement
Flexible; as low as 6 hours weekly
Generally requires 20+ hours weekly
 Fixed start & end dates, intensive 30+ hours weekly
Classes Requirement
Combine small group & 1-on-1; flexible schedule
Mostly group or 1-on-1 alone; usually morning classes
Big group classes only; fixed all-day schedule
Extra Support
Extensive: help with apartments, agent recommendations, house contracts
Strong: plenty of activities for professionals
Limited activities
Activities mainly for university students

Frequently Asked Questions

Apply Student Visa with GoEast Mandarin

Please fill out this form and select a time to speak with a consultant to learn more about China Student Visa.

+86 21 5435 6358
Changle Lu 801, Room 705, Xuhui, Shanghai