On 1 June 2023, the Higher Education Quality Council within the Royal Government of Bhutan’s Qualifications and Professionals Certification Authority issued a public notice to students, and their parents, who are seeking higher education opportunities outside Bhutan. It covered several issues, including a warning about unlicensed education agents, and the need to confirm the status of overseas courses and institutions.

With regard to education agents, the public notice states:

It has come to our notice that there are private individuals and education agents operation from abroad that are not registered with BQPCA promoting study abroad opportunities on social media platforms. These entities do not possess a valid trade license from the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Employment. We urge all aspiring students to verify the status of Education Consultancy & Placement Firms (ECPF) before availing their services to avoid any undesirable situation.

Furthermore, students and parents are encouraged to seek assistance from licensed Education Consultancy & Placement Firms registered with the BQPCA. the addresses and contact details of these firms can be accessed through: http://www.dahe.gov.bt/index.php/services/education-consultancies.

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