Most of central and southern Hebei lies within the North China Plain. The western part of Hebei rises into the Taihang Mountains (Taihang Shan), while the Yan Mountains (Yan Shan) run through northern Hebei, beyond which lie the grasslands of Inner Mongolia. The Great Wall of China cuts through northern Hebei from east to west as well, briefly entering the border of Beijing Municipality, and terminates at the seacoast of Shanhaiguan in northeastern Hebei. The highest peak is Mount Xiaowutai in northwestern Hebei, with an altitude of 2882 m.
Hebei borders Bohai Sea on the east. The Hai He watershed covers most of the province's central and southern parts, and the Luan He watershed covers the northeast. Not counting the numerous reservoirs to be found in Hebei's hills and mountains, the largest lake in Hebei is Baiyangdian, located mostly in Anxin County.
The education in Hebei has been improving with the development of economics. Many universities and high schools are qualified to accept the international students, the famous schools include: Hebei Agricultural University, Hebei Normal University, Hebei University of Economics & Business, Hebei University of Technology, Hebei University, Hebei United University, Hebei University of Science and Technology, Yanshan University, Hebei Medical University, North China Electric Power University, Shijiazhuang University of Economics, North China Institute of Science and Technology, Hebei North University, Chengde Medical University, Shijiazhuang Tiedao University, Hebei Institute of Foreign Language etc., the famous high schools include Shijiazhuang No. 25 High School and Shijiazhuang No. 42 High School.
Hebei Normal University
Hebei Normal University is a provincial key university with hundred years' history and glorious tradition. The university originated from the Beijing Shuntianfu School that was created in 1902 and Tianjin Beiyang Female Normal School that was created in 1906, which is one of the earliest and most scaled advanced normal universities in China. Since the establishment of the People's Republic of China, the school has trained more than 180 thousand professional talents for the country.
Hebei Institute of Foreign Language
Hebei Institute of Foreign Languages (HIFL) is a public institution providing a high quality education, with a strong emphasis on foreign languages instruction, professional skills, employment and careers. The institute has a history of over 100 years and traces its origins back to 1906 when it was known as the Funing Teachers School. It weathered the storms and bumpy roads of the 20th century, and then in the year 2002, it leapt from being a teaching school, to become an institute of foreign languages. The institute is located on 35 hectares of land and has idyllic surroundings, with the Daihe River bordering the school to the north, and the Bohai Sea lying to the south. In order to meet the demands of an ever-increasing number of students, the institute is in the middle of expanding. The institute buildings will occupy an area of 180,000 square meters after being finished.
How much will it cost for studying in Hebei?
Studying in Hebei is relatively much cheaper than studying and living in other cities of China.
Application fee: RMB 400 - 600
Visa fee: RMB 400
Tuition fee: RMB 14,000 to RMB 26,000 annually, the tuition fee is depended on which university you will apply for and which program you would like to study.
Accommodation: RMB 6000 -9000 per year
Textbook: RMB 200-600, which is depended on the program you select
Living cost: about RMB 1000 per month, mainly depending on your lifestyle, eating at the school canteen is very cheap.
How is the transportation of Hebei?
Hebei is situated on the rim of the Bohai Bay and neighboring Beijing and Tianjin, the capital of Hebei province has a location of strategic significance and is growing into a key transportation center.
It has a widespread road network, air service to more than 20 domestic cities and 10 international cargo routes and one of China's three biggest cargo railway stations.
With the Capital-Beijing and Port City–Tianjin in the North, and Bohai Sea and North China Oilfields in the east, and the towering Taihang Mountains and the coal bases in China–Shanxi Province in the west, Shijiazhuang City was called "the Nation Capital's Suburbs"in the old times. Shijiazhuang City enjoys convenient transportation conditions, called as "a gate from south to north and the throat from Hebei to Shanxi".