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New students must come to ICES to register at the designated time and complete the registration procedure with their valid ordinary passport and visa, Admission Notice and the Visa Application Form (JW201/JW202). Those who cannot register at the designated time for some reason must ask for approval in advance, and should come to register in the first 2 weeks. Disapproved or unexcused overdue registration will make one lose his enrollment qualification.
New students must take the health check immediately after the registration. Those who have taken health check in their own country must go to the hospital in Shanghai for verification. If a student can’t meet the health criteria, he has to suspend or drop out of school.
At the beginning of each semester, the current students must come to ICES to complete the registration procedure at the designated time, pay the full tuition and accommodation fee in one time, produce the passport and get the enrollment stamp on the student card. Those who cannot register at the designated time must ask for permission. 2 weeks’ overdue registration without approval or without asking for leave will be considered as voluntarily withdrawal.
Students should pay for the tuition and accommodation fee at registration; however, they canapply for deferring payment due to special reasons, but the deferment should be 1 month at most, and overdue fine must be paid.
Students must attend classes on time, no late, no leave class early, nor play truant. They should ask for leave if there’s any excused absence due to illness or personal reasons. They should get approval from the instructor or supervisor for 1 or 2 times of absence, and submit a written application with the supervisor’s signature to Academic Office for more than 2 times’ absence. Disapproved or unexcused absence from the relevant activities will be considered as acts of truancy.
Instructor of each course takes attendance records. If the accumulated times of playing truant accounts for one third of a course’s total class hours, one will be disqualified to sit for the examination of that particular course, furthermore, they have to restudy the course and pay for restudy fee by themselves.
International students enjoy the winter vacation, summer vacation and other Chinese legal holidays. They can ask for approval from ICES to spend their own national legal holidays.
International postgraduates share the same Educational Outline with the Chinese students, but they can be exempt from politics and English courses which will be substituted by Chinese Language and Cultural courses.
International postgraduates take the Chinese-instructed course with the Chinese students together and use the same examination paper; for those who take the English-instructed courses, their examination paper will be assigned independently.
During their course study, candidates of Master’s degree must finish about 26 credits (different major may have different requirements) , including at least 75passing gradeof major courses. Course study period usually accounts for half of the whole schooling period, and there must be at least 1 year for them to prepare the proposal and write the thesis.
During their course study, candidates of Doctoral degree must finish about 20 credits (different major may have different requirements), including at least 14 credits of compulsory courses. After finishing course study, you will be allowed to take Qualification Test. Then, there must be at least 2 years for you to prepare the thesis proposal and write the dissertation.
If a student cannot pass 2 compulsory courses in one academic year, he must complete his study as a general advanced student. Only after achieving enough credits one can apply for proposal with the research direction of the supervisor and start further study on the relevant topic. The proposal should be finished in the 3rd semester. There is the mid-term examination during the preparation of thesis or dissertation.
The thesis or dissertation can be an academic study, a study report, a topic survey or an engineering design. It should be with strong application and closely related to the actual situation of one’s own country, and should embodies one’s ability of resolving practical problems on the basis of his professional knowledge.
The thesis or dissertation should be written in Chinese and abstracted in English. If the courses are instructed in English, one can write in English, but must abstract in Chinese.
Transfer to Other Universities and Change of Specialties or Supervisor
Normally international students are not allowed to change specialties, supervisors or transfer to other universitiesduring their studies.
In special cases, however, one should submit a written application and get approval from the relevant specialty college, Postgraduate Department and ICES. For the Chinese Government Scholarship students, there’s should be a formal admission letter of approval for transfer or change from embassy of his/her home country in China or relevant recommending organizations. The Chinese Scholarship Committee (CSC) will consider the case and make the final decision.
Suspension, Dropout & Resumption of Studies
Students who are absent from one third of the total class hours due to illness or personal reasons, and who are seriously ill and need a long time to recover will be asked to suspend their studies. They should produce the hospital’s letter at the resumption of studies.
The student status will be retained during the suspension, but those who fail to resume study on time will be considered as voluntarily withdrawal.
Students who have been absent from one forth of the total class hours due to truancy in one semester will be ordered dropout.
Students who cannot go on with the study due to other reasons, or who apply for withdrawal or are considered not be suitable to continue the study can drop out of school. It can be forwarded by either the student or the supervisor, and should be approved by relevant specialty college, Postgraduate Department and ICES. For the Chinese Government Scholarship students, they must report to CSC and their embassy in China. The dropout must leave within 15 days and are not allowed to resume in the future.
Rewards and Penalties
There is Annual Review for both Chinese Government Scholarship students and Shanghai Municipal Scholarship students. Only those who pass the Annual Review can enjoy the scholarship during the following study.
Students will be disqualified the appraisal if they are punished by judicial department or university, or do not abide by the rules or regulations, such as skipping class, skipping examination, cheating in the examinations, etc.
Students who do good deeds will be praised by ICES in words or writing, or be awarded accordingly. It will also be reported to their Embassy or parents.
Students who defy the school disciplines or regulations by skipping class frequently, destroying
public properties, excessive drinking, exchange blows or other bad behaviors, will be punished by criticizing, warning, serious warning, probation in school or being ordered to dropout according to the seriousness. The penalties could be discharged if one makes obvious progress in one year, otherwise, he will be ordered to drop out, and it will be reported to their Embassy or parents.
Graduate in Advance or Deferred Graduation
The schooling period is 3 years for master’s candidates, and 3 years for doctoral candidates.
In consideration of different languages and cultures, meanwhile, in order to assure the education quality, postgraduates are not allowed to graduate in advance. The schooling period can be flexible. According to the actual situation, students can apply to extend the study if they can’t graduate on schedule. The extension period is 1 year at most for master’s candidates, and 3 years at most for doctoral candidates.
For the Chinese Government Scholarship students, there should be a formal letter of approval for extension from the embassy of his/her home country in China or relevant recommending organizations. The Chinese Scholarship Committee (CSC) will consider the case and make the final decision. Those who are not approved cannot enjoy the scholarship during the extended study period.
The self-funded postgraduates can apply for partial tuition waiver during the extended study.Pleasereferto
Chinese Students of SUS.
Graduation and Completion
Postgraduates who have met the following requirements are authorized to graduate: having finished regulated study assignment, passed the examinations and thesis/dissertation defending. The qualified students will be conferred Master’s degree or Doctoral degree, and acquire the Diploma at the same time.
Those who drop out in the middle of the study can be issued only a Study Letter, those who cannot finish the thesis/dissertation nor pass the defending can obtain only a completion certificate; Masters who can not finish his/her research within 4 years will have no chance to continue his/her study. Doctors who can not finish his/her research within 6 years will have no chance to continue his/her study.
Excellent students will have chance to continue further study with the support of Shanghai GovernmentScholarship.
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