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Is CUCAS a Scam? 7 Things You Must Know About CUCAS

Date: April 29,2019

Summary: 7 frequently asked questions about CUCAS listed in this article. Let's find out how CUCAS works.

 

  CUCAS

What is CUCAS?

Is CUCAS a Genuine Portal?

Or is CUCAS a Scam?

For some of you who have just heard of CUCAS and some of you who still have doubts or uncertainty, we listed some basic questions that are frequently asked about CUCAS.
We also captured some comments to explain how CUCAS works. Hopefully you could have better understanding of CUCAS.

Q1. What is CUCAS?

CUCAS, known as China's University and College Admission System, is an official online portal for international students applying to China's universities. It is jointly operated by CEAIE, and Chiwest Ltd. - a China’s leading IT company.

About CEAIE:

Founded in 1981, China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE) is China’s nationwide not-for-profit organization conducting international educational exchanges and cooperation. Its headquarters is located in Beijing. Learn More>>

About Chiwest Ltd.:

Founded in 2008, Chiwest Ltd. is a value-driven company with a passion for international students who will study abroad in China. Its main business is China’s University application service, Education Software Sales and Advertising. More than 300 China’s Universities are using Chiwest Ltd. service. CUCAS helps a great number of foreign students apply to Chinese universities every year. Learn More>>

Q2. Why should I apply through CUCAS?

For admissions in China, students can choose to apply by themselves or through CUCAS. It’s up to the students themselves. So, what can CUCAS offer?

a. Faster Reply

Unlike university, CUCAS has a counselor team that just for contacting students. You can contact our counselors by Whatsapp, WeChat, phone call, Skype or Email and get reply in few seconds or hours. While by email universities, it might take days to get a reply.

b. Higher Success Rate

You can search and browse the latest information of 20,000+ courses in 300+ Chinese universities on CUCAS easily, instead of collecting outdated information from multiple university's official websites before you can make a decision.

c. Save Time

You can search and browse the latest information of 20,000+ courses in 300+ Chinese universities on CUCAS easily, instead of collecting outdated information from multiple university's official websites before you can make a decision.

d. Affordable Fees

For self-sponsored programs, except for the application fee that you need to pay to the university, mostly we only charge $50 service fees, and it includes DHL fee, which itself even cost like 50 USD! There is no hidden charges on CUCAS and it is the most cost-effective service you could find in this industry.

For scholarship programs, we only charge $200 for non-degree programs and $500 for degree programs. While other services will charge you about $800 to $5000 service fee by giving you an unfulfillable promise "Guaranteed or Promised scholarship". And it also contains DHL fees for scholarship.

e. Enjoy More Services

You can enjoy more services like booking accommodation, booking airport pick-up services in certain cities if you apply through CUCAS. Some universities don't provide all these services and it will be a trouble for you to go to the university after you landed in China.

Besides, we will print a CUCAS Handbook for you and send you along with admission package to make sure you are aware of how to register in the university.

Q3. Why does the acceptance letter takes 2 months?

We are sorry for the inconvenience we might brought to these students. However, to be honest, it’s normal for applicants to receive the admission documents within 2 months.

Firstly, the university needs time to process application. Secondly, after students get admitted, the university needs to apply for JW202 form. It also will take time and won’t be able to finish within a short time. And CUCAS will deliver the admission documents to applicants without any delay once CUCAS receive it.

Room reservation is a free service provided by CUCAS and all CUCAS staff has been trying to do their best. Yet CUCAS needs to receive the response from universities. We obey the “no delay” rule all the time and make sure that applicants will be informed promptly when we get any response from the university.

CUCAS is committed to provide its users with convenient and easily application experience. However, there could be some inevitable accident during your application procedure. We appreciated any piece of your advice and compliments, and we’re always willing to take your advice and improving our service.

Q4. What is CUCAS Admission Service?

Our counselor will help students choose suitable programs and guide them to prepare their application documents. Next, our assessor team will review and help make corrections of those documents which will help the students get more chance to be accepted by the university. Then, our application-follow-up team will communicate with the university and track the application result. After the application admitted, CUCAS will send the admission offer and JW202 form to students by DHL. And we’ll also help students book dormitories, arrange pick-up service and guide registration.

Q5. How much is the application fee and service fee?

For self-financed programs, the application fee and service fee is $125 -300 (No extra fee). (The application fee is different from different universities.)

For non-degree Chinese language scholarship, the application fee and service fee is $200. For degree programs scholarship, the application fee and service fee is $500 (No extra fee).

Q6. Whether can applicants get refund of the application and service fee if they do not get the admission offer?

For the self-funded application, the application fee and service fee is not refundable if the application failed. And students will get another chance to apply to another university with the help of CUCAS.

For the university scholarship application, students will have two choices if the application failed. Get a 60% refund of the application and service fee, or re-apply to a different school’s scholarship without pay the application and service fee again.

For the government scholarship application, students will only have one choice if the application failed, which is to re-apply to a different school’s scholarship without pay the application and service fee again.

Q7. Why should I pay the application and service fee in advance?

Scholarship application takes time, effort and resource of both CUCAS and universities, and the process is irreversible. So in case of casual applications and attempts, CUCAS charge service fee in advance. There is no extra cost or hidden charge.

Above are the 7 most frequent asked questions. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have other questions. CUCAS always wish every student had an easy application experience, and that's why we are here! Check some successful cases:

 

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