Having decided to study in China, you are wondering about how to apply, what documents are needed and when to reply. You try your best to search the information in the Internet. But you can not find the exact information. You want to find a reliable application system. But you are afraid you are cheated by some agents. What to do? Here is a suggestion.
As is known to us all, each website has its unique domain. To find a reliable online application system for Chinese universities, analyzing the domain is a good solution.
In China, the common domains are as following.
1)com. It is the abbreviation of company. The website that has “com” in it always stands for some companies relating to finance, commerce and labor.
2)edu. It is the abbreviation of education. It usually stands for some national education departments.
http://www.whu.edu.cn/This is the official website of Wuhan University.
3)gov. It is the abbreviation of government. It usually stands for some government departments.
http://www.court.gov.cn/ This is the website of the Supreme People’s Court.
4)org. It is the abbreviation of organization. It is usually stands for some non-profit organizations.
5)cn. It is the first level domain in China, charged by CNNIC (China Internet Network Information Center).
Having learned about this, here will be some examples of official online application system. In CISS （China International Students Application System）, there are two kinds of universities.
One kind is that they authorize CISS as the only official application system. Here are three examples.
1)http://admission.xidian.edu.cn/ This is the official website of Xidian University for international students application. http://xidian.ciss.org.cn/ This is the website of Xidian University in CISS. You can click both of them. You will find they are actually the one.
2)Another example is in Anhui Medical University. http://sie1.ahmu.edu.cn/ This is the site of international education school of Anhui Medical University. When you enter it, you click the button of “recruiting”, you will enter this website http://ahmu.ciss.org.cn/.
3)http://english.xsyu.edu.cn/ywwz/. This the English version website of Xi’an Shiyou University. When you enter it, click the “admissions” at the right side. You will enter this website. http://xsyu.ciss.org.cn/
The other kind is that they authorize CISS to assist them to enroll international students. In this way www.ciss.org.cn is an official representative of these universities.
If you are confused by all kinds of online application systems, you can pay attention to the domain name to tell whether they are reliable. And you can get more here if you have any further questions.