University tuition in Guangdong will be more expensive this upcoming year. South China University of Technology recently announced that its tuition fees would increase by up to 1,690 RMB.
A spokesperson from the university said on Friday that the changes will only affect incoming freshman, and not students that are already enrolled in the university.
The Guangdong provincial government recently issued a statement that said that in fall 2016, tuition for public universities will increase by 20.2%.
Tuition for PhDs and undergraduate in the liberal arts will be adjusted to 5,510 RMB. Tuition for science and engineering, foreign language, and sports professional degrees will pay 6,230 RMB. Medical students will pay 6,960 RMB. At the same time, the PhD and undergraduate fees for high-ranking public universities will be increased by another 10%.
South China University of Technology is a top ranked university in the province. Therefore, fees for liberal arts majors will be 6,060, and fees for science and technology majors will be 6,850. This is 1,500 RMB and 1,690 RMB more than last year, respectively.
Chongqing, Anhui and other provinces have also announced that tuition rates for their public universities will be adjusted. However, no exact prices have been announced.
Jiangxi province will adjust its fees as well. In May, tuitions at its public university was adjusted to an average of 4,000 RMB per student per academic year. This is a 2.3% increase for undergraduates, a 10% increase for masters’ students and a 20% increase for doctoral students.
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