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Policies on studying in China

2010Ministry of EducationStudy in China Plan”In order to implement the “Outline of the National Medium and Long-term Education Reform and Development Plan (2010-2020)” and promote the further development of the work of studying in China, our Ministry has formulated the “Study in China Plan”.
2017Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China“Administrative Measures for School Enrollment and Training of International Students”In accordance with laws and regulations and departmental management responsibilities, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Public Security jointly formulated the “Administrative Measures for the Enrollment and Training of International Students in Schools.” It is hereby announced and will come into force on July 1, 2017.
2018Ministry of Education“Quality Standards for Higher Education for International Students in China (Trial)”In order to earnestly implement the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, promote the connotative development of higher education, and improve the quality of higher education for international students in China, our Ministry has formulated the “Quality Standards for Higher Education for International Students in China (Trial)” (hereinafter referred to as the “standards”)
2019Office of the Ministry of EducationNotice on Printing and Distributing the “Administrative Measures for the Work of Chinese Government Scholarships”In order to support students and scholars from all over the world to study and research in Chinese institutions of higher learning, to enhance mutual understanding and friendship between the Chinese people and people from all over the world, and to develop exchanges and cooperation between China and other countries in the fields of education, science and technology, culture, economy and trade, China The government establishes a Chinese government scholarship. The Ministry of Education is responsible for providing Chinese government scholarships in accordance with the agreements or plans reached between the Chinese government and foreign governments or international organizations, and entrusts the China Scholarship Council (CSC) to be responsible for foreign students studying in China (hereinafter referred to as Chinese government scholarships). Scholarship students) enrollment and management of daily affairs. In order to strengthen the management of Chinese government scholarships and scholarship students, these regulations are formulated.
2020Ministry of Education“Notice on Regulating the Relevant Work of Our Colleges and Universities Accepting International Students”In accordance with the Education Law of the People’s Republic of China, the Higher Education Law of the People’s Republic of China and the Nationality Law of the People’s Republic of my country, in order to maintain the fairness of higher education in our country, and in accordance with the requirements of the “Administrative Measures for the Enrollment and Training of International Students in Schools”, we now offer To accept applications from international students to enter the undergraduate and junior colleges of our colleges and universities, the following supplementary provisions are made.

With the promulgation and implementation of the national medium and long term education reform and development plan (2010-2020), in order to speed up the development of education for foreign students in China, the state has set up special scholarships for foreign students.

China’s public financial expenditure on overseas education has increased year by year. In 2019, China’s public financial expenditure on overseas education is 9.323 billion yuan, of which 3.97 billion yuan, accounting for 42.58%.



Around the relevant policies of China’s development of overseas education in China, the head of the Department of international cooperation and exchange of the Ministry of education answered the questions of journalists.

Q: first of all, please introduce what policy measures have been taken by the Ministry of education to develop overseas education in China under the new situation?

China’s one belt, one road, has been a strong support for the construction of the “one belt and one road”. It also made positive contributions to enhancing the international influence of education, enhancing mutual understanding and friendship between Chinese and foreign people, and helping developing countries to train their talents for social and economic development.

With the socialism with Chinese characteristics entering a new era, the study in China has entered the development stage of improving quality and efficiency. The Ministry of education has made it clear that the development of studying abroad in China should adhere to the quality first, strictly regulate management and take the connotation development road. The main measures taken by the Ministry of education in recent years are as follows:

First, we should improve the policy system and manage it in accordance with the law. In 2017, the Ministry of education, together with the Ministry of foreign affairs and the Ministry of public security, issued the management measures for the enrollment and training of international students, which requires all universities to strictly enforce the entrance threshold and conduct the qualification examination, examination or assessment of the applicants to China to ensure that the students recruited meet the school entrance standards and strengthen management in accordance with the laws and regulations.

Second, the national standards are issued to clarify the basic norms. In 2018, the quality standard for higher education of overseas students in China (Trial) was issued, which provides guidance and basis for government management, school running and social evaluation, among which the requirements for admission, training quality, Chinese level and assimilation management of overseas students are specially strengthened.

Third, change the government function and establish the quality assurance mechanism. Third party industries are encouraged to organize and carry out quality certification work for studying in China, and establish and improve quality assurance mechanisms such as incentive, certification and evaluation. Meanwhile, we should strengthen management and supervision, carry out supervision and inspection, strictly check the procedures for accountability, strictly block management loopholes, and attack the illegal and illegal phenomena, so as to ensure the healthy and orderly development of studying abroad in China.

Fourth, strictly manage scholarship to ensure the quality of training. The system of strict selection, unified management, pre science education, completion examination and annual review has been implemented, which effectively ensures the quality of training for the Chinese government to reward students.

Next, the Ministry of education will continue to adhere to the quality first in the development of studying abroad in China, further improve the modern governance system and management mechanism for studying abroad in China, innovate working methods, improve management measures, build a brand of “studying abroad in China”, and effectively improve the quality and management level of overseas education in China.

Q: according to the statistics released by the Ministry of education, in 2018, 492000 international students from 196 countries and regions studied in 1004 universities and scientific research institutions in China. With the rapid development of scale, what has the Ministry of education done in recent years to ensure the quality of studying abroad in China?

A: the China president pointed out in his speech at the national education conference that we should create an internationally competitive education for overseas students. Quality is the lifeline of education for studying abroad in China, and the key to improve international competitiveness is to improve the quality. After years of rapid development, the study abroad in China has made remarkable achievements, but there are also some problems in the education quality and management, such as the quality of students in some colleges and universities to be improved, the training effect is uneven, and the management service has loopholes. In view of these problems, the Ministry of education has made specific deployment on the quality assurance of studying in China around the theme of “standardized management, improving quality and efficiency”.

The quality standard for overseas students’ Higher Education (Trial) issued by the Ministry of education in 2018 is the first unified national basic standard for the higher education of overseas students in China since the founding of new China. This is a key and basic work in the process of the transformation and development of overseas students’ Education in China, which lays the foundation for the construction of the quality assurance system for overseas students in China . The Ministry of education will focus on the implementation of quality standards and include them in the key points of 2019, strengthen the guidance and supervision of colleges and universities, urge colleges and universities to improve the quality of development and improve the standardization level, and realize the healthy and sustainable development of education work for studying abroad in China.

In contrast to the requirements of the quality standard for higher education for overseas students from China (Trial), the Ministry of education has carried out supervision and inspection of overseas education in China, searched for loopholes and strengthened the governance and rectification. In 2018, the Ministry of education seriously handled all kinds of illegal and illegal behaviors in the management of 18 universities in the process of recruiting, accepting and visa students from China, and suspended the qualifications of 16 related institutions to recruit foreign students. The quality certification of third-party industry organizations, academic and professional institutions is a quality assurance mode that is generally accepted by all parties. The Ministry of education actively guides the third-party industry institutions to carry out pilot certification. The China Education International Exchange Association has started pilot certification since 2016, and 93 universities have been certified in pilot projects. This year, it has officially been certified. On this basis, the quality certification system which is in line with the world is gradually established, so that the enrollment and training of colleges and universities can be more transparent under social supervision.

Teachers and management cadres are the new forces in the development of studying abroad in China. The Ministry of education attaches importance to the improvement of the ability of these two teams. Since 2012, 26 English teaching teacher training courses have been held continuously, with more than 1300 teachers trained; 18 national training courses for overseas students have been held, with more than 3000 left in charge cadres. The Ministry of education is also accelerating the construction of the national management system for studying abroad in China, and will realize the whole process management of overseas students to China in the year, and effectively improve the management efficiency.

Next, the Ministry of education will continue to urge local and school to implement the main responsibilities in strict accordance with the spirit and policy requirements of relevant documents, further improve the standards of enrollment, teaching and examination, ensure the quality of students and training, improve the management service level and win the key battle of studying abroad in China.

Q: Ministry of education has just released the final accounts of the Department in 2018. Can you introduce the use of overseas study funds in China?

A: the funds for studying in China are mainly used to fund non Chinese citizens who study or carry out scientific research in Chinese universities according to the educational exchange agreement signed by the Chinese government and the governments of the relevant countries (regions). In 2018, there were 63000 Chinese government awarded gold students to study in China, accounting for 12.8% of the total number of overseas students. The funds for studying abroad in China are directly allocated to universities, most of which are used by universities for the training and management of overseas students in China. Only the living expenses are paid to the students who are awarded the prize.

At present, China and more than 180 countries have signed intergovernmental education exchange agreements to support the mutual sending of students from both sides to study in the other countries. Among them, the Ministry of education supports the students from other countries to study in China in the form of Chinese government scholarship, and Chinese students go abroad to study further through scholarships provided by the other countries.

The Chinese government scholarship is an important part of studying in China, which has greatly improved the level and level of students. In 2018, 70% of the Chinese government awarded gold students, 70% of them were master students studying for degrees. Over the years, a large number of outstanding alumni have emerged among the Chinese government’s scholarship winners, which have made positive contributions to promoting friendly and cooperative exchanges between China and foreign countries.

The Ministry of education attaches great importance to the source and quality of scholarship students of the Chinese government, requires the National Overseas Study Fund Commission and universities to implement strict selection and admission procedures, and strictly assess the gold medal students through annual review and other methods. If they fail to pass the evaluation, the qualification of the scholarship shall be suspended or cancelled, and the training quality and utilization efficiency shall be effectively improved.

Next, the Ministry of education will further improve the enrollment and management of gold students awarded by the Chinese government, improve standards and ensure quality. Meanwhile, we will improve the evaluation mechanism of scholarship institutions, and cancel the qualification of recruiting and training gold medal students for colleges that are not up to the standard in enrollment or quality training.

Q: we note that “assimilation management” has become one of the current directions of education management for studying abroad in China. How does the Ministry of education consider in promoting the “assimilation management” of Chinese and foreign students?

A: the quality standard of higher education for overseas students from China (Trial Implementation) clearly proposes to promote the convergence of teaching, management and service of Chinese and foreign students, and requires that the education of overseas Chinese students be incorporated into the education quality assurance system of the whole university in the future, to realize the unified standard teaching management and examination system, to provide equal and consistent teaching resources and management services, and to guarantee the culture of Chinese and foreign students To make exchanges and legitimate rights and interests.

The Ministry of education will further promote the management and service assimilation between overseas students and Chinese students, and intensify efforts to urge the educational administrative departments and colleges and universities at all levels to implement the policies. Colleges and universities shall, in their entrance and daily education, conduct Chinese laws, regulations, school discipline and safety education for overseas students who come to China, and take serious measures against the students who violate the rules and regulations. If they are suspected of committing illegal crimes, they shall cooperate with relevant departments to deal with them in accordance with the laws and regulations, and shall not condone condolence.

However, convergence does not mean waiting for assimilation. We should treat students from both China and abroad equally, and also see differences in customs, customs, languages and cultures of overseas students. In order to help students learn about Chinese national conditions and culture and integrate them into schools and society as soon as possible, based on the principle of rationality, fairness and prudence. In terms of education and teaching, an effective teaching guidance system is established to provide academic assistance to overseas Chinese students; in terms of management services, it organizes and guides overseas students to participate in healthy and beneficial extracurricular education activities, and promotes cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Chinese and foreign students.

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