13 February 2024 at 10:30 am

Replacement for China’s discontinued JSJ List announced

The JSJ List was originally launched in 2003 by China’s Ministry of Education (MoE) and was used by Chinese students and their families to find information on overseas institutions. The list has been discontinued and replaced by study abroad information hosted on the Smart Education of China Website.  

JSJ is the abbreviation in Chinese for ‘Website of Information on International Education Affairs Supervision and Management’ (Chinese Pinyin: Jiaoyu Shewai Jianguan Xinxiwang; Chinese Characters: 教育涉外监管信息网). Since 2003, this had been a key portal used by Chinese students and families to find information on overseas institutions. To be added to the JSJ list, providers had to apply to China’s MoE for approval but in late 2022, the JSJ List for all countries was removed from the JSJ Website. Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao (ENZ) has been informed that this list will not be returning 

A new list of international institutions was released in late 2023 on the Smart Education of China website (Chinese Pinyin: Guojia Zhihui Jiaoyu Gonggong Fuwu Pingtai; Chinese characters: 国家智慧教育公共服务平台). This is an official government website supplying standardised information and services on education to the public.  

New Zealand institutions will appear on the new list if a student had a qualification from that institution successfully verified by the Chinese Service Centre for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE), within the past five years. The CSCSE is the agency under China MoE mandated to provide verification of foreign qualifications. It should be noted that the CSCSE’s scope of services extends only to qualifications at the equivalent of Level 5 and above on the New Zealand Qualifications and Credentials Framework. This process is automatic, and institutions cannot apply to China MoE or CSCSE to be listed. A summary of the New Zealand Higher Education Institutions included on this CSCSE list (as of January 2024) can be found here.  

Notably CSCSE has an existing list of overseas institutions which have issued qualifications that students have successfully verified through the agency. The information on the Smart Education of China website replicates this list. Any updates to the listed institutions will be made to both lists simultaneously. The CSCSE List is available (in Chinese) here - https://yxcx.cscse.edu.cn/rzyxmd?aisiteOutPageId=515a44d6f5774554a701ff1b20802c0b   

If you have any questions in relation to the above that relate to qualification recognition, please contact the NZQA team at: internationalunit@nzqa.govt.nz 

If you have any questions in relation to the above that relate to the China market, please contact ENZ’s China team – China@enz.govt.nz  

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