Since September this year, several major cities in China have canceled many exams for studying abroad in October and November. The reason for the cancellation is due to the epidemic control policy.
The contestants shared on social media that Beijing temporarily canceled the TOEFL offline test at the end of September and all offline tests in October.
In addition, most of the October IELTS paper-based tests in some test centers in Sichuan, Yunnan, Henan, and Gansu has also been canceled.
All the GRE exams in Beijing and some October sessions in other places were also canceled.
The United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia are popular countries for Chinese students to study abroad. Most students need to submit foreign language scores when applying, and the mass cancellation of foreign language exams causes many students to delay their path to study abroad.
However, this is not the first time exams have been canceled on a large scale. In October last year, many exams were canceled. Many students have been waiting for this year.
As early as 2020, China canceled all TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, and GMAT exams nationwide in May and June.
The pandemic control has made it difficult for students to study abroad and do many scientific and sports activities.
During the pandemic, many students can only study online. They don’t get to study abroad, making it difficult for them to find job opportunities abroad.
Moreover, the pandemic caused the Chinese economy to plunge. The unprecedented job competition in China puts more pressure on students.