A Systematic Review of Chinese Students’ Academic Adaptation Overseas

  • Bi Shanshan Centre for Research in Media and Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Abdul Latiff Ahmad Centre for Research in Media and Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Jamaluddin Aziz Centre for Research in Media and Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
Keywords: Chinese overseas students, Academic adaptation, Factors, Strategies


With the economic development and the progress of globalization and internationalization, some Chinese students start to seek overseas study opportunities and China has become the largest exporter of international students since the year 2009. Successfully accomplishing study overseas is a prior task for Chinese students. This review was designed to understand the situation of Chinese overseas students’ academic adaptation, including factors affecting their academic success and related strategies to facilitate their study. Twenty-one empirical studies were identified to meet the criteria and these studies show various factors such as language capacity, pedagogic differences, social support, etc. Related strategies adopted to cope with academic challenges were also revealed.


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How to Cite
Shanshan, B., Ahmad, A. L. and Aziz, J. (2023) “A Systematic Review of Chinese Students’ Academic Adaptation Overseas”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 8(10), p. e002558. doi: 10.47405/mjssh.v8i10.2558.