Study abroad agencies in China will no longer need to be licensed by provincial authorities in order to operate, China’s State Council has announced, which should make it easier for newer businesses to enter a market that is currently dominated by larger, long-established brands.
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Chinese education agency association, BOSSA, has signed an MoU with StudentMarketing to work more closely to build both interest among Chinese in overseas study and in promoting study and scholarship opportunities in China.
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.