HYCC Comprehensive Service
HYCC Services are designed to support students wishing to learn Mandarin Chinese in China. They are designed around the fundamental concept that universities handle the language teaching while HYCC provides supplemental services to participating students.
The HYCC Comprehensive Service is designed to not only manage the university application and registration processes, but also provide the participant with ongoing support throughout their course of study. It is suitable for students with little or no Chinese language ability on their first visit to China. Specifically, the support provided includes the following:
_ Answering various questions asked by participants prior to arrival
_ Arranging enrolment on specific course desired by students
_ Preparing and sending all documents necessary for visa application
_ Reserving dormitory room
_ Meeting at airport / train station in destination city
_ Provide participant with a mobile phone for use during the period of study (with deposit – to be returned upon completion of study)
_ Arranging transportation to university and check in at dormitory / hotel
_ Registering the student at university
_ Opening a bank account for the student
_ Accompanying student to health check (if necessary, depending on visa type)
_ Providing a campus and town orientation
_ Negotiating with the university if student is not happy with class allocation
_ Locating an apartment for participants who wish to live off campus, negotiating with brokers and landlords to protect the interests of participants
_ Providing constant support during the participant’s period of study (very useful in the event of emergencies)
_ Other general services as requested by participants
HYCC Comprehensive Service Cost
The cost for the HYCC Comprehensive Service depends on the length of study selected by the participant. For short courses of between two to six weeks the cost is EUR 400 / US$ 510. For semester courses the cost is EUR 700 / US$ 910. For one year courses the cost is EUR 900 / US$ 1,150. Please note that this is separate to all the related costs payable to the university for tuition and accommodation after arrival.
In order to reduce the risk to participants of paying a large amount of money before the commencement of the course, HYCC splits its fee into two installments. The first instalment of EUR 100 / US$ 125 should be paid after HYCC confirms that the applicant can be accepted onto the course by the university (before arrival in China). The remaining fee is only paid after the participant arrives in China, and once HYCC has helped setup his / her bank account.
Please note that unlike the fees payable in Chinese Renminbi to the university, the fee charged by HYCC is fixed in either US$ or Euros and will not change based on the future exchange rate fluctuations.
Applicants should also be aware that they will have to pay a fee to the Chinese Embassy in their home country for processing of the visa. The amount of this fee depends upon the country and visa type applied for.
Advantages of Using the HYCC Comprehensive Service
_ Participants can be confident that the enrolment and visa application process will be handled smoothly and efficiently
_ Prior to arriving in China participants can use our experience to receive reliable advice about necessary preparation
_ Participants need not worry about paying university tuition and accommodation fees in advance. The only fee to be paid is the first instalment Service fee (Euro 100 / US$125). This has two advantages:
1. Participants understand clearly what they will be paying for before handing over money to the university for tuition and accommodation
2. The financial loss to a participant is limited if they need to cancel or delay their trip to China for some reason (sickness / injury / change in circumstances etc.)
_ Upon arrival in China participants will have someone to meet them and deal with any immediate emergencies
_ HYCC will assist participants with the time-consuming and complex procedures involved with finding an apartment off-campus and signing a contract that protects the interests of the student
_ Participants and their families will have the constant support of HYCC throughout the period of study as long as the student remains in the city where the course is being provided