China opens the doors to foreign university graduates

China opens the doors to foreign university graduates


From our office IC&Partners Asia


A new Regulation, announced on 6th January 2017 by the Chinese Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, stated that foreigners who have graduated within the past 12 months with a master’s degree or above from the universities in China or foreign well-known universities are eligible to work in China.


According this new regulation, the further work permit requirements for foreign people are the following: to be at least 18 years old, have valid passport, be healthy, possess a clean criminal record, have excellent academic record, have a job offer in China consistent with the applicant’s degree.


This is an important news because, until last year,  foreign graduates were required to have at least two years of work experience in a related field abroad in order to be granted work permit in China; this new policy is a further evidence that Chinese government is willing to attract international talents.


Another important news about higher education degrees is the ratification, during the last year, of several agreements between China and 19 European Union member states (including Italy, France and Germany) on mutual recognition of diplomas awarded by universities of their respective countries.


As recently said by the President of Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella,  during his lectio magistralis in Shanghai Fudan University, education and knowledge are an important part of the new Silk Road that China and Europe are building to strengthen their relationships.