New websites verify employee education history


The Education Department issued a notice on 23 July 2018 implementing an online system allowing students and employers to check a person’s higher education history using student diploma and ID information.

The China Higher Education Student Information and Career Centre will maintain a database of higher education histories collected from colleges and universities, and place that information on two websites.

Information about student graduation certificates earned since 2002 from domestic higher education institutions can be viewed at, while information about student degree certificates earned since 1 September 2008 from domestic higher education institutions can be viewed at

Employers can access these government-run websites via a membership to verify the authenticity of a job applicant’s or an employee’s education history. Membership on requires an annual subscription priced from RMB200 (US$28) to RMB1,000, while membership on is free.

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