First Work Permit for Fresh Foreign Graduates Issued in Shanghai
Issuing time:2015-07-31 17:19Source:Guide in China
Before July, all young foreign professionals needed at least two years of post-graduation work experience before they were legally employable in Shanghai. This put a damper on the dreams of many freshly graduated hopefuls with their sights set on China's big cities.
But now, it's a whole new world.
Shanghai has approved the first-ever two-year work permit for a fresh foreign graduate from a Shanghai university. The coveted document went to Albert Sapura, a 26-year-old Indonesian national who graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with a master's degree in Marketing.
So what exactly are the new changes?
According to China Daily, foreign graduates from Shanghai universities with a master's degree or above can work in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone or Zhangjiang National Innovation Demonstartion Zone - no work experience needed.
What about undergrad students?
Fear not, undergrad students also have opportunities - foreign graduates from Chinese universities with a bachelor's degree or above can apply for a startup private affairs permit, which enables them to intern in Shanghai and/or get involved in a startup business.
International grads, Shanghai is ready for you.