[photopress:queen_and_chinese_students.jpg,full,alignright]Chinese students studying overseas can expect to face better employment prospects in the future. A series of new policies for international students was announced at the 12th China International Education Exhibition Tour Spring Exhibition in Beijing.
Representatives from the United Kingdom, Australian, New Zealand and Netherlands Embassies, as well as officials from the Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE), attended the conference.
Li Qin from the British Embassy said the United Kingdom has introduced a new policy that allows international postgraduate students to extend their visa by one year after they graduate. International students at universities in Scotland will be able to remain in the country for two years after graduation to help them gain more work experience. An official from the Netherlands Embassy confirmed Holland is introducing the same student visa policy as the United Kingdom.
CSCSE Vice Director Shao Wei said the center has established a new website for returning students and employers who want to hire them. It will serve as a two-way platform for overseas Chinese students to communicate directly with businesses.
Shao Wei also said Chinese students have started making more rational choices when selecting schools and study majors. He advised students heading overseas to study general subjects like the natural sciences and agriculture because they have lower tuition fees and offer broader prospects for employment.
Source: China View