Chinese middle and primary schools can receive international
students of proper school age. The schools are usually open to
international students whose parents are resident in China, while
international students whose parents are not resident in China must
be officially entrusted by their parents to foreigners resident in
China or Chinese as guardians.
The handling of entrust procedures: letters of authorization
should be notarized and certified by countries of international
students and Chinese embassies and consulates, if the entrust
procedures are conducted out of China; letters of authorization can
be notarized either by Chinese notary agencies or embassies and
consulates of international students, countries in China, if the
entrust procedures are conducted in China.
Foreign middle and primary school students can come to study in
China on shot-term (within six months) group programs, but the
accepting school and the sending side should sign an agreement in
advance. The sending side should go through legal procedures
necessary for organizing minors to go abroad according to laws and
regulations of its own country.
When foreign middle and primary school students come to and
leave China in organized groups, the sending side should dispatch a
representative to China with the students and to serve as their
guardian in China.
International students usually live together with parents or
guardians, or live in dormitories of the school.
International students usually have lessons together with their
Chinese counterparts, except when they need additional training in
International students are granted diplomas by the accepting
school after they finish all courses and pass examinations; those
who fail to finish all courses as planned are given true-to-fact
schooling credentials by the school. And those who finish all
courses are given true-to-fact schooling credentials by the
(Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange October 17,