Education in China
Chinese educational system is divided into four parts, namely, basic education, secondary vocational and technical education, higher education and adult education.
Basic education composes preschool education, elementary and secondary education. The schooling of elementary education (primary school) in China is six years. Secondary education which consists of junior and senior middle school usually lasts three years. Moreover, some schools provide integrated curriculum of nine years which combines primary education and junior middle school.
Higher education is the education of high level for fostering junior college students, undergraduates and postgraduates.
The schooling of junior colleges is two to three years, and that of universities is generally four years, except medical courses which need five years for graduation. Moreover, some engineering institutes require 5 years for students’ graduation. Postgraduates usually need two to three years to accomplish their study, and doctoral candidates need another 3 years.