Approval of Intermediary Services for Self-financed Overseas Study

Legal Basis for Such Administrative Approval:
 1. Regulations of Intermediary Services for Self-financed Overseas Study, promulgated by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Public Security and State Administration of Industry and Commerce; 
 2. Implementing Rules of Regulations of Intermediary Services for Self-financed Overseas Study, promulgated by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Public Security and State Administration of Industry and Commerce. 
 
Eligible Applicant:
Educational institutions or education service institutions; 
Conditions:
  1. Educational institutions or education service institutions with legal person status in Shanghai; 
  2. Equipped with personnel familiar with relevant educational and studying policies of China and the targeted counties and with experiences of providing education services; 
  3. Having established stable cooperative and exchange relationship with overseas educational institutions; 
  4. Having sufficient fund to indemnify students in accordance with the agreement where the legitimate rights and interest of the students are jeopardized.
 
Application Materials:
  1. Application letter and application form for qualification recognition of intermediary service provider of self-financed overseas study; 
  2. Certificate of legal person status;
  3. Resumes and relevant certificates of legal representative and main working personnel;
  4. Letter of intent or agreement regarding the cooperation in self-financed education, which is directly signed with overseas higher educational institution or other educational institution, and document of certification issued by Chinese embassy or consulate resident in the relevant country; 
  5. Certificates of assets or capital verification report issued by qualified accounting firm; 
  6. Articles of association of the institutions; 
  7. Proof of office and office facilities; 
  8. Application form of intermediary service provider for self-financed overseas study.
 
Service Hours and Reply:
  1. Service hours:throughout the year 
  2. Timing of reply:within 7 working days after receipt of the approval letter of the Ministry of Education.
 
Procedures:
  1. Submission and acceptance of the application; 
  2. Initial review by the municipal educational committee, municipal public security bureau and municipal administrative authority of industry and commerce; 
  3. Examination and approval by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Public Security Bureau; 
  4. Issuance to the applicant the Certificate of Qualified Intermediary Service Provider for Self-financed Overseas Study, upon approval by the Ministry of Education.