Fewer graduates from China's top two universities－Tsinghua University and Peking University－have chosen to continue their education abroad in recent years, according to data from the two institutions.
Tsinghua University said 15.3 percent of last year's graduates went abroad to study, down 1.2 percentage points from 2018 and 1.7 percentage points from 2017. It added the figure has continued to fall this year.
In addition, 29 percent of last year's graduates have chosen to continue their studies at domestic universities and research institutes, compared with 28.5 percent in 2018 and 2017.
Data from Peking University showed a similar trend, with fewer graduates choosing to continue their studies abroad.
Last year, 14.8 percent of graduates from the university chose to study abroad after their graduation, down from 15.2 percent in 2018 and 15.6 percent in 2017.