International students need to know about “JW201/JW202 form” for their study purposes. These two forms are generated by a Chinese University upon admission acceptance. Once you’re accepted, your Chinese university will send you “Visa Application for Study in China (JW202 Form)”.
According to Chinese laws, foreign students studying in China should have a student’s visa for entrance. With the school admission notice, the required documentation of a visa application for study in China is Form JW201 or JW202, students apply for the student’s visa in the Chinese Embassy or consulate in their own countries. After the new regulations which take effect on September 1, 2013, students who plan to study in China for over 6 months will be issued an X-1 visa, and those students who want to study for less than or equal to 6 months will be issued an X-2 visa. The Chinese Embassy or consulate has full authority to make the decision if the applicant should be issued a visa or not.
JW201 or JW202 is a form generated by a Chinese university upon admission acceptance. When you have accepted, your Chinese university will send you “Visa Application for Study in China(Form JW201)”. JW201 is for those who study in China on a full scholarship or partial scholarship and JW202 (Form JW202) is for those students who study in China by self-supporting or partial scholarship. The Chinese Authorized Unit has the jurisdiction to decide which one is to issue. Not only they do for the application of the student visa (X-Visa), but also for the renewal and extension of the student visa after the student registers in the university.
JW202 form Sample
Remember that students should keep the original copies of both documents and they have to bring them in China. The photocopy of those documents is not qualified for the visa affairs. Since the student’s visa has a period of validity, students should arrange the trip reasonably and register at the university on time. Arriving in China too early may result in a visa expires before the indicated registration time. Late arrival always faced problems in the arrangement of the study schedule.
Please note this form is issued for long-term study (>6 months) in China. For short-term (≦6 months), students can come to study in China with a tourist visa.