In recent years, the number of overseas Chinese students increased at the speed of over 24%; according to the statistics, this number in 2011 was more than 330,000; driven by this strong demand, China’s overseas study agencies developed rapidly. However, with the expansion of the market scale, the agencies’ service quality and level declines continuously, and the quantity of illegal agencies becomes more and more, therefore, the service dissensions increase year by year.
According to the Ministry of Education, in 2000, the first batch of recognized overseas study intermediary quantity was only 68. By August 17th, 2012, there were 448 legal intermediaries that supervised by www.jsj.edu.cn through the Ministry of Education. However, according to the surveys, there are many other illegal intermediaries all over China.
Aiming at the market status quo of overseas study service industry, the state and local governments have put forward relevant norms and policies in succession; therefore, Huidian Research believes that the overseas study service industry will be standardized in the near future.