International student need to apply for a visa at the Chinese Embassy or Consulate-General to study in China. Below are the types of visa for international students to study in China:
X1 visa: intend to study in China for a period of more than 180 days.
X2 visa:intend to study in China for a period of no more than 180 days.
F visa: intend to go to China for exchanges, visits, studytours and other activities.
L Visa: intend to go to China as a tourist or student who takes summer program or winter program (such as the Summer Camp).