The forging of academic records is not a new problem. 

BOSSA President Peng Sang stated the source of this problem can be attributed to the desire of students and more so parents to study at a prestigious and famous foreign university. Regardless of whether the university is suitable for the student, forging academic documents is way to satisfy this desire. Unfortunately, students who follow this unjust path to overseas study, usually have trouble completing their studies anyway. Choosing a suitable university that matches the student’s academic ability could help reduce the practice of forging documents.

The Tuesday, May 12th 2015, signing of the Study Abroad Academic Record Verification Memorandum included organizations and representatives of:

  • ICEF GmBH China Supervisor An Hui Sheng
  • New Oriental Study Abroad Market Supervisor Li Jun
  • Edu-Global International General Manager Chen Yuan
  • BOSSA President Peng Sang
  • Shiny Way International Vice-Chairman Hai Ri
  • EIC Education Group Beijing Supervisor Gong Bo
  • Aoji Education Project Management Centre Supervisor Li Shu
  • Aoji Education Project Management Centre Supervisor Bian wei
  • BOSSA Academic Record Verification Centre Director Charlie Zhao

These organizations voluntarily pledged to uphold honest principles when verifying student academic documents.

Academic documents include secondary and tertiary records.

BOSSA Authentication Centre was established in March 2014 and began operations in August 2014.

To this date the centre has verified academic  documents of more than 5,000 students.

 The centre caters for students travelling to the USA, England, Canada, Australia, France, Holland, Germany, Italy, Korea, Japan and Malaysia.

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Other instances have frequently come to light of a student’s personal statement being written by recruitment agents on behalf of students, which contain exaggerations or blatant untruths, as well as bogus qualifications.

“Our association and its members strongly oppose this dishonest behaviour,” said Sang, “We would like to place future emphasis on the verification and authentication of students’ academic documents. BOSSA and the majority of our agency members recently signed a study abroad academic verification memorandum pledging to combat this issue,” he said. 

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About the BOSSA Authentication Center 

The MOE (the Chinese Ministry of Education) wants to ensure complete authenticity of Chinese applicants and prevent fraudulent documentation which has arisen as a major problem with foreign institutions. In order to address this issue, particular countries such as France, Korea, Japan, Italy and many American institutions now require all student documents to be legally verified by the MOE before they are permitted to be granted student visas. 

In the process of Chinese students applying for studying abroad, verification of education documents which includes the previously earned degree, diploma, certificate, transcripts and other documents, issued by Chinese Ministry of Education, has become a tide and required by majority of education institutions across the world. Nevertheless, the difference with other countries is that every Chinese student has two certificates of both degree and diplomas. Moreover, verification of the two different types of certificates is managed by two different departments of the MOE, which in return makes the verification of such important documents more complex and time consuming.

To assist this effort, the BOSSA Authentication Center was founded in March 2014 in order to help Chinese students ease the process of verification. After obtaining legal authorization from both the two assigned organizations of the MOE, China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC) and China Academic Degrees & Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC), BOSSA Authentication Center is equipped as all-inclusive center for accepting applications of Chinese students for academic verification on behalf the MOE. In October 2014, BOSSA was granted permission to translate documents into English to facilitate the MOE.

All the verification reports are securely posted with special seals and notarization from the Ministry of Education.

Chinese Qualifications Verification

Supporting Organization: 教育部学位与研究生教育发展,

China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center,