Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much will I get paid?
Salaries are paid by the school and are usually CNY16,000 - 20,000/month. This equates to USD$2400 - $3000/month. You can earn much more on top of this if you take on a few private tutoring hours. (Currency Converter)
2. What is China like?
China is the center of the universe. If you want it, it's here. We guarantee no lifestyle sacrifices - you'll have a ball. Check out TimeOutBeijing for inspo.
3. Are there VISA requirements?
Yes. For this opportunity, China requires that you:
i. Have a passport from either USA, Canada, AUS, NZ, UK, Ireland, or SA. AND
ii. Have a University Bachelors Degree or above (any degree qualifies) - Don't have a degree? There is a work around for this. AND
iii. Have a clean criminal record
4. What are the jobs like?
Our schools are awesome. All classes are taught in English. Most of the jobs are English teaching jobs, but you will have a choice on what you teach. You can also select to teach any age group you'd like. Teaching hours are usually 15-25 per week and no evening or weekend work ;)
5. What's the deal with Accommodation?
You will have an accommodation fund as part of your salary package. Some schools will provide free accommodation although schools do not commonly offer this to players with less teaching experience.
6. Accommodation cost?
CNY3,000 - 4,000/month. (Currency Converter)
Most landlords require 2 months of rent in advance.
7. Any language barriers?
Living in China is definitely easier if you speak the language, but most of us can't. It's entirely possible to exist here super comfortably without language skills. If you want to learn Chinese then there's no better place to learn!
8. Can I bring my partner?
Yes. We can find work (and rugby) opportunities for your partner too! Spouse visas are also an option for partners who do not want to work / do not meet work visa requirements. Partners are made to feel welcome at all our clubs.
9. What is the level of women's rugby in China?
Click here for a detailed rundown with gameplay footage. Women's rugby caters to all skill levels. No matter your skill, you'll find a place on the field and be challenged. Higher skill level players also have fantastic opportunities to work within our development pathways to skill up talented, aspiring Chinese women players!
10. What is the level of men's rugby in China?
The top level of club rugby is the Hong Kong Premiership which is semi professional. There are also competitive leagues that sit below the premiership including social leagues at the lower end of the scale. No matter your background, you will find a challenge on the pitch. Click here for more info regarding the level of men's rugby including game footage.
11. How many players do we need?
Rugby in China is expanding which gives us the capacity to take a large number of players on. Players will be placed in a team appropriate for their skill/experience level. As long as players are eligible and a good fit for the club, we will have a place for you on one of our teams.
Twice a week. Usually Tuesday and Thursday nights. Additional midweek touch rugby for those interested.
13. Living costs?
Beers: $0.5 (Convenience Stores) $1.5-4 (Bars)
30 min Taxi/Uber: $5-8 (super cheap)
Subway ride: $1-2
Western Restaurant Lunch/Dinner: $6-15
Chinese Restaurant Lunch/Dinner:$2-8
Weeks worth of groceries: $20
A night out on the town? ...We will leave that up to you ;)