Chinese agency, EduGlobal says it is "deeply shocked" following Australian TV channel ABC’s Four Corners: Degrees of Deception programme, aired earlier this year, which accused them of misconduct when sending students abroad.
Improving social status is the number one motivator for Chinese students to study abroad, a survey by China Daily has found. The survey also revealed widespread concern about 'diploma mills' overseas and a desire for more government direction on which foreign institutions are not legitimate.
Reputation and consultant qualifications outstrip cost as the biggest deciding factors for Chinese students when selecting a study abroad agent, but most are sceptical of profit motivated advice a survey of 22,000 parents and students has shown.
Chinese agency association BOSSA has partnered with video interview service Vericant in a bid to become the leading provider of student verification services for Chinese students applying to study overseas.