[photopress:MBA_Chinese_student_overseas.jpg,full,alignright]Last year the U.S. Embassy issued 51,546 visas for overseas study to the Chinese mainland — up 40% over the previous year.
There is already an 80% admission rate for Chinese mainland applicants to US higher learning institutes; and 67,723 Chinese students went to the US to pursue studies in 2007 alone.
The United Kingdom and Canada have also expanded their education markets in recent years to draw in as many overseas students as possible, by lifting restrictions on the recruitment of overseas students and making it easier for students to apply for work visas upon graduation. China has become a much-sought after target.
There is also now more favorable treatment for returning Chinese professionals.
Universities and higher learning institutions overseas have lowered admission requirements to accept more students. Some even waive the entrance examination and necessary language tests such as the TOFEL and IELTS.
Yang Xinyu, Vice-Secretary General at the Commission of Overseas Study Funding, warned students and their parents about sub-standard schools and fraudulent agencies.
She said that although a blacklist system had been introduced to relay information about poor quality education institutes and the agencies with bad performance to the China Ministry of Education; there are still some loopholes which can be taken advantage of.
Source: People’s Daily Online