AccessPath's One-Stop-Solution Approach Simplifies a Complex Approval Process

AccessPath invites accredited foreign universities to engage in joint academic programs with Chinese universities that share a similar vision, passion, scale, and level of academic excellence. Foreign universities will benefit greatly from the joint programs. They will be able to expand their academic influence on Chinese universities and students, receive tuition every year from Chinese college students, and have the flexibility to give lectures on both Chinese campuses and local ones.

Challenges with Joint-Degree Programs

Strict Requirements, Complex MoE Approval Process

In 2003, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China released the Regulations on Chinese-Foreign Cooperation in Running School Programs, followed by Implementation Details from the Ministry of Education in 2004. Since then, the international cooperation in running school programs has been strictly regulated and restricted, and approval from the government has become more difficult.

Quality Differences Between Joint Programs

Not all educational institutions taking part in Chinese-foreign educational cooperation can design substantive models that take full advantage of their programs, nor can they all exploit the market's full potential. Consequently, program quality varies.
(By contrast, Instructions on Further Regulating Chinese-foreign Co-operation in Running Schools and Opinions of the Ministry of Education on Some Issues Concerning Current Sino-foreign Co-operative Education by China’s Ministry of Education, suggests that when monitoring Chinese-foreign cooperation in schools, educational authorities should pay attention to not only deciding whether to approve these programs, but also to several other important factors; such as the quality of the programs and teachers, the qualifications of the organizations running them, and student development.
This suggests that in the next phase of China's international cooperation, the success of a joint program will largely depend on three things: the experience of the educational institutions involved, the quality of education provided, and overall management.

AccessPath's One-Stop-Solution Approach Simplifies a Complex Approval Process

Traditionally, establishing a joint program is a bottom-up approach. This means that universities about to enter into a joint partnership with each other still have to meet daunting requirements posed by the Ministry of Education. Sometimes, months elapse because of minor administrative errors or a lack of expert instruction.
AccessPath's professional team consists of senior consultants, researchers, and other former employees of the Ministry of Education who have previous experience with ministerial policy-making and the approval of joint programs.
Our team provides our clients with a top-down approach in which we guide them through each step of the application process. The process mainly consists of the following:
  • The matching of foreign and Chinese universities.
  • Program design and implementation. Our experts ensure the rapid approval of programs, excellent program quality, and maximum student enrollment (as approved by Chinese government bodies).

Advantages of AccessPath in Joint Programs

Our Professional Team

AccessPath's team consists of specialists in their fields, many of whom are experienced consultants accustomed to working with China's education authorities. Our consultants are comfortable navigating China's education market and are very familiar with the procedures and pitfalls of seeking approvals for joint programs. AccessPath's proficiency in the application process gives us a high degree of confidence when it comes to successfully implementing programs.

Skilled Programme Operations and Management

After years of practical experience running joint programs, AccessPath has formed a robust system that covers program initiation and approval, student admission, operation and management, and study abroad preparation. All of this is achieved while ensuring the steady development of AccessPath's various programs.

AccessPath's Relationship with Key Chinese Universities

AccessPath has forged strategic relationships with leading Chinese universities and colleges across the country. This enables AccessPath to match overseas institutions’ strongest departments with those at Chinese institutions, leading to more frequent win-win solutions.

Excellent Quality Control System

AccessPath's unique quality control system ensures that our joint programs are consistently high in quality. Our system has more than ten MoE teaching specialists conducting reviews on the schools, teachers, and students involved. The specialists offer constructive suggestions for program improvements, and schools that are struggling to meet the MoE criteria receive help from a review panel in order to ensure their success in the following year.

Provide high-quality services for international colleges and universities

AccessPath is committed to providing a well-rounded, high-quality service for domestic and overseas partner institutions. We do this by adhering to a student-centered and quality-first philosophy. Given China's education market, AccessPath is adept at designing collaboration proposals that best reflect the overseas partner institutions. The one-stop service outlined above is an important part of this approach.

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