Directions for Primary and Middle Schools Acquiring the Qualification for Enrolling Foreign Students
2009.11.10

Directions for Primary and Middle Schools Acquiring the Qualification for Enrolling Foreign Students

No.: 6 

1. Item name

Qualification for primary and middle schools to enroll foreign students

2. Certificate issued and its valid period

Certificate issued: document of approval jointly issued by the Education Bureau, Public Security Bureau and Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Bureau of Foshan

Valid period of the certificate: No

3. Type of examination and approval and the legal force

Non-administrative licensing examination and approval; Primary and middle schools are entitled to accept school-age foreign students to study in the schools after acquiring the qualification for enrolling foreign students

4. Legal basis

Circular on Implementing Guangdong Provincial Governments Decision to Decentralize the Authority to Examine and Approve the Qualification for Primary and Middle Schools to Enroll Foreign Students (Yue Jiao Wai [2003] No. 105) (Attachment: Provisional Measures on the Administration of Primary and Middle SchoolsEnrollment of Foreign Students), Circular on Measures for the Implementation of the Decentralization of the Authority to Examine and Approve the Qualification for Primary and Middle Schools to Enroll Foreign Students (Yue Jiao Wai [2003] No.163)

5. Conditions

1. Primary and middle schools applying for qualification to enroll foreign students shall have fairly good education condition and fairly high teaching and management level.  

2. Primary and middle schools qualified to enroll foreign students shall generally accept foreign students living in China with their parents, or with foreign or Chinese citizens living in China who are entrusted officially by their parents as their guardians after going through relevant legal formalities.  

3. If primary and middle schools qualified to enroll foreign students are to accept foreign students coming to China to study for a short period (no more than 6 months) in the form of groups, they shall sign an agreement in advance with the foreign organizations sending the students, and require the foreign party to fulfill in advance the legal formalities needed for minors to enter or exit the two countries in accordance with laws of the foreign country. The foreign party shall send representative(s) to China as the guardian(s) of the foreign students during their stay in China.      

6. Documentary requirements for application

1. Introduction to the applying school;

2. Basic Information Form of the School Applying for the Qualification to Enroll Foreign Students;

3. Rules and regulations for the management of foreign students;

4. Safety regulations for foreign students; 

5. Information of the foreign students management department;

6. Curriculum design;

7. Non-state-run schools are required to submit the License for Running a School and the Legal Person Certificate along with copies of the annual survey records of both certificates, and proof of their education capital.

7. Authorities accepting the application and its address

Basic Education Section of Foshan Education Bureau; Report to the Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges of the Ministry of Education and the Department of Education of Guangdong Province for the record.

No. 9 West Tongji Road; Report to the Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges of the Ministry of Education and the Department of Education of Guangdong Province for the record.

8. Approving authorities

Foshan Education Bureau

9. Procedure

1. The school submits the application documents to Foshan Education Bureau according to the relationship of administrative subordination;

2. Foshan Education Bureau holds counsel with public security bureau and foreign affairs department at the same level;

3. An examination panel jointly formed by the three departments of education, public security and foreign affairs shall carry out examinations of the applying school, and issue a document of approval to the school if it fulfills the conditions, certifying that it has the qualification to enroll foreign students. 

4. Report to the Department of International Cooperation and Exchanges of the Ministry of Education and the Department of Education of Guangdong Province for the record.

10. Time limit for examination and approval

20 days as of the day of acceptance of the application

 11. Charge

No

 12. Application form

Yes

13. Annual verification or survey

No

 14. Authorities entertaining consultation and complaint and their telephone numbers

Consultation authorities: Basic Education Section of Foshan Education Bureau

Complaint authorities: Supervision Office of Foshan Education Bureau
Consultation number: 83205091

Complaint number: 8320506383324008

 15. Remarks