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China is committed and striving to build more world-class universities, and investing heavily in higher education. In addition from China's unique Chinese language, calligraphy, martial arts and other cultural subjects, Chinese degree programs ranging from engineering, science, medicine, economics and trade, MBA as well as finance are highly sought and respected by international communities. For students who has no knowledge of  Chinese language, many universities now offer degree programs fully taught in English, so you can earn your degree while learning the most widely spoken language in the world. 

The academic qualifications awarded by Chinese universities are recognized by most developed countries. The Chinese government has signed an agreement on mutual recognition of academic qualifications with a number of countries including the United States, Britain, France, Japan and 55 other countries and regions. Below is the table shown the mutual recognition agreements with countries and regions around the world. 

No.Countries and RegionsSigning DateType of Mutual Recognition Agreement

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Australia, China, North Korea, Vatican, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, the Philippines, South Korea, Russia, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan ( 20)
1983, Dec 16Asia and the Pacific Regional Convention on the Recognition of higher education qualifications, diplomas and degrees
1Sri Lanka1988, Aug 09The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and People's Republic of China signed mutual recognition of degrees and other educational certificates agreements
2Bulgaria1990, Jun 23China National Committee on Science Education and Ministry of Higher Education and the People's Republic of Bulgaria on agreement of mutual recognition of diplomas, degrees and certificates
3Algeria1991, Nov 14The Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Algeria signed agreement on mutual recognition of diplomas, degrees and titles
4Peru1991, Dec 13The Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Peru signed Agreement on the Recognition of Higher Education degree and diploma to each other
5Mauritius1992, Nov 17China and the Government of the Republic of Mauritius, the agreement on mutual recognition of diplomas, degrees and titles
6Uzbekistan1993, Mar 06Agreement with China's State Board of Education of Uzbekistan Ministry of Higher and Specialized Secondary Education of China and the Republic of Uzbekistan on mutual recognition of higher education and research institutions of higher education certificate issued (diploma) and degree
7Cameroon1994, May 04China and the Government of the Republic of Cameroon, the agreement on mutual recognition of diplomas, titles and diplomas
8Russia1995, Jun 26The Government of the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation on mutual recognition of qualifications, diplomas agreement
9Romania1995, Jul 04State Education Commission of Romania and the People's Republic of Romania Ministry of Education on the mutual recognition of higher education qualifications, diplomas and degree certificates of agreement
10Egypt1997, Nov 17PRC State Council and Ministry of
Higher Education Arab Republic of Egypt agreement on mutual recognition of qualifications, diplomas

11Hungary1997, Dec 02China and the Government of the Republic of Hungary, the agreement on mutual recognition of qualifications, diplomas
12Belarus1998, Oct 28China and the Government of the Republic of Belarus, the agreement on mutual recognition of academic certificates

Belarus2000, Jul 26China and the Government of the Republic of Belarus, the agreement on mutual recognition of diplomas
13Ukraine1998, Dec 11The Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of Ukraine agreement on mutual recognition of qualifications, diplomas
14Mongolia1998, Dec 11The Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of Mongolia agreement on mutual recognition of qualifications, diplomas
15Germany2002, Apr 09The Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany Agreement on mutual recognition of higher education equivalent
16Kyrgyz2002, Jun 24China and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic Agreement on mutual recognition of qualifications, diplomas
17Britain2003, Feb 23The Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the United Kingdom and the custodian agreement on mutual recognition of higher education diplomas
18France2003, Sep 30French Ministry of Education and Youth, National Education and Higher Degree Research Department and the mutual recognition of diplomas administrative agreement
19Australia2003, Oct 24The Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of Australia agreement on mutual recognition of higher education qualifications and degrees
20New Zealand2003, Oc 26The Ministry of Education of PRC and the New Zealand Ministry of Education in the field of higher education on the mutual recognition of qualifications and degrees of agreement
21Hong Kong, China2004, Jul 11Mainland and Hong Kong memorandum on mutual recognition of higher education diplomas
22Austria2004, Oct 17China and the Government of the Republic of Austria agreements on mutual recognition of higher education equivalent
23Portugal2005, Jan 12China and the Government of the Republic of Portugal Agreement on mutual recognition of qualifications, diplomas of higher education
24Netherlands2005, May 30Kingdom of the Netherlands Government and the Government of the People's Republic of China agreement on mutual recognition of higher education diplomas and admission
25Italy2005, July 04China and the Government of the Republic of Italy agreement on mutual recognition of higher education degrees
26Canada (Quebec)2005, Sep 23The Ministry of Education of PRC and the Government of Quebec, Canada on mutual recognition of qualifications, degrees and diplomas cooperation agreement
Canada (Ontario)2005, Nov 09The Ministry of Education of PRC and the Ontario Memorandum of Understanding on mutual recognition of higher and post-secondary education
Canada (New Brunswick)2006, May 30The Ministry of Education of PRC and the Canadian province of New Brunswick Memorandum of Understanding on mutual recognition of higher and post-secondary education
Canada (Price Edward Island)2006, July The Ministry of Education of PRC and the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island Memorandum of Understanding on mutual recognition of higher and post-secondary education
Canada (Saskatchewan)2006, Oct 07The Ministry of Education of PRC and the People's Republic of Saskatchewan, Canada Memorandum of Understanding on mutual recognition of post-secondary education, the promotion of academic, research and student exchange exchange
Canada (British Columbia)2006, Nov 21Representatives of the Ministry of Education of PRC and the Minister of British Columbia, Canada by the Governor on behalf of the mutual recognition of higher Memorandum of Understanding / post-secondary education
Canada (Manitoba)2007, May 22The Ministry of Education of PRC and the Canadian province of Manitoba Memorandum of Understanding on mutual recognition of higher and post-secondary education
Canada (Nova Scotia)2007, AprThe Ministry of Education of PRC and Nova Scotia, Canada Memorandum of Understanding on mutual recognition of higher and post-secondary education
Canada (Alberta)2007, May 15The Ministry of Education of PRC and Alberta, Canada on mutual recognition of higher education and post-secondary Memorandum of Understanding
Canada (Newfoundland)2008
27Ireland2006, May 23The Government of the People's Republic of China and the Irish government agreement on mutual recognition of higher education degrees diploma
28Sweden2006, May 14The Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden on the framework agreement on cooperation in the field of higher education
29Kazakhstan2006, Dec 20China and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan agreement on the mutual recognition of qualifications and diplomas
30Thailand2007, May 28Ministry of Education of PRC and the Ministry of Education, Kingdom of Thailand Agreement on mutual recognition of higher education qualifications and degrees
31Denmark2007, May 25The Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark agreement on the mutual recognition of higher education degrees
32Spain2007, Oct 21The Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Kingdom of Spain agreement on mutual recognition of academic degrees
33Korea2008, May 27Ministry of Education of PRC and Ministry of Education, Science and Technology People's Republic of Korea memorandum of understanding on mutual recognition of academic degrees in higher education
34Cuba2008, Nov 18The Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Cuba on Higher Education, diplomas, certificates of mutual recognition agreements
35Vietnam2009, Apr 30The Ministry of Education of PRC and the Ministry of Education and Training of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the People's Republic on mutual recognition of academic degrees in higher education provision
36Philippines2009, Nov 20The Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines, an agreement on mutual recognition of higher education qualifications and degrees
37Mexico2010, Jul 30Mexican's Government and the Government of the People's Republic China to enable students continue to learn about and mutual recognition agreements degree, diploma, degree
38Latvia2010, Oct 22The Ministry of Education of PRC and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia agreement on mutual recognition of higher education qualifications and degrees
39Malaysia2011, Apr 28In April 2011, during China Premier Wen's visit to Malaysia, the two countries signed the "Agreement on mutual recognition of academic degrees

Source - China and relevant countries and regions signed the mutual recognition of academic qualifications, degrees, diplomas agreement and conditions

 


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