Chinese people going overseas to study will surpass 450,000 by the year end, up from 2012's total of 399,600, an official in international education exchange has estimated.
Zong Wa, deputy secretary-general of the China Education Association for International Exchange said on Monday, "Diversified demands from China's overseas study market have provided opportunities for educational institutes from various countries, and many foreign governments regard enrolling Chinese students as a key measure for educational internationalization."
Zong was commenting ahead of the China Education Expo 2013, scheduled from Nov. 2 to 3. It will see more than 600 universities and educational institutes from 42 countries and regions take part, according to the association.
The event is part of the China Annual Conference for International Education 2013, which is sponsored by the association.
According to Zong, the large-scale event indicates a growing number of Chinese people choosing to study overseas, with their destinations remaining diversified.
At the event, representatives will provide consultations for Chinese visitors in addition to Q&A sessions and lectures held by various embassies and institutes.
Nearly 200 foreign universities will conduct one-to-one interviews with applicants and review their documents at the expo, Zong added.