In order to strengthen the management of recipients of Chinese government scholarships, uphold the value and usefulness of these scholarships, and help recipients to continue working hard and maintaining discipline in their studies while building unity and friendship and cultivating academic talent, our School puts forth the following policies. These policies follow the relevant policies regarding Chinese government scholarships, combining relevant education and management policies from our School, to establish the procedures for the annual evaluation of those students of our School who are recipients of Chinese government scholarships.
1. Foreign students who are recipients of Chinese government scholarships are required to participate in and pass an annual review in order to continue receiving scholarship benefits. The annual review includes a review of academic scores, attitude toward studies, attendance, behavior, and any received awards or punishments.
2. In general, the annual review process begins each year at the end of April. Foreign student recipients of scholarships who wish to continue receiving scholarship benefits in the following year must come to the School's Foreign Student's Office at this time in order to obtain the “Chinese Government Scholarship Annual Review Application” form, complete the form promptly, and submit it to the School's office.
3. If any of the following circumstances is met, this will result in a discontinuation of scholarship benefits for the following year:
ñ Due to failing test scores, the student is not promoted to the next academic year of study, or is demoted.
ñ Required courses do not obtain required academic credit for two consecutive years.
ñ The student is on academic probation.
4. Scholarship recipients whose benefits are discontinued because of disqualification will, automatically at the beginning of the following academic year, no longer receive scholarship benefits. Those students, however, can (in accordance with the relevant School policies) apply with the School to pay their own study costs or have the necessary portion covered by alternate means in order to continue studying at the University. Before the period of discontinuation is completed, the student, on his/her own initiative, can apply for the next annual review. If this student passes the annual review and receives the approval of the scholarship committee, the receiving of scholarship benefits can resume at the beginning of the following academic year.
5. If any of the following circumstances is met, this will result in a disqualification and the student will have his/her scholarship benefits permanently canceled.
ñ The student is forced by the University to quit school or is expelled for disciplinary reasons.
ñ The student has failed his/her annual scholarship review two times.
ñ The student, without reasonable grounds, fails to participate in an annual scholarship review.
Students who have had their scholarship benefits canceled because of disqualification will have their benefits suspended immediately from the date of disqualification. This cancellation is permanent, and there is no opportunity for resuming the receiving of benefits in the future.
Details for full tuition scholarships
I. Free tuition
II. Free dormitory housing
III. Living expenses stipend
A. Amounts (in Chinese RMB, per month)
i. Undergraduate of Advanced Chinese Studies students: 1400 RMB/month
ii. Master's Degree graduate students or Standard Studies students: 1700 RMB//month
iii. Doctoral students or High-Level Studies students: 2000 RMB/month
B. Living expenses stipends automatically begin being disbursed monthly, starting on the day that the student begins studies at the University.
i. New students who register on or before the 15thof the month will receive the living expenses stipend for an entire month. Students who register after the 15thof the month will receive a stipend equivalent to half of a month.
ii. Graduating students will receive the stipend up until half a month after the University's official date of graduation.
iii.For students who take an academic deferral, quit school, or complete their studies and return to their home countries, the living expense stipend benefits will terminate at the beginning of the following month.
iv. The stipend will continue to be given as normal even through University sanctioned holidays. Students who were unable to obtain their stipend because they left the school grounds during holiday periods are able to obtain the appropriate stipend amount when they return.
C.If any of the following circumstances is met, the amount of living expenses stipend may be reduced. This will follow a review of the severity of the circumstances.
i. The student, without proper grounds, fails to register at the school on time. The living expenses stipend will not be disbursed until the beginning of the following month.
ii. The student, either because he/she did not apply for a leave of absence or because his/her application for a leave of absence was not approved, is truant. Students who are truant will, based on the severity of their case, have their living expenses stipend reduced.
a) If a student is truant for one-third or more of the classes in a given month, the living expenses stipend for that month will be reduced by half.
b) If a student is truant for two-thirds or more of the classes in a given month, the living expenses stipend for that month will be forfeited in its entirety.
iii. If a student takes a leave of absence for health-related reasons, the living expenses stipend for that leave period may be reduced pending a review of the severity of the student's case, taking into consideration special circumstances (such as leave for illness and the showing of proof by a hospital):
a) If a student's leave of absence results in the missing of one-third or more of the classes in a given month, the living expenses stipend for that month will be reduced by one-quarter.
b) If a student's leave of absence results in the missing of two-thirds or more of the classes in a given month, the living expenses stipend for that month will be reduced by one-third.
c) If a student's leave of absence is for an entire month, the living expenses stipend for that month will be forfeited in its entirety. For students whose leave of absence exceeds one month, it is recommended that these students consider academic deferral.
IV. Study Materials Costs: The scholarship benefits cover all basic study materials listed as requirements by teachers in any of the student's required courses.
V. The costs of any activities or internships which fall outside of the scope of the student's prescribed study plan will be the responsibility of the student.
VI. If a scholarship recipient student arrives to China but then, upon health inspection, is found to have an illness which results in the forced return to home country because of Chinese entry-exit health laws, the cost of return travel is the responsibility of the student.
VII. If a scholarship recipient student suspends studies (academic deferral) due to disease or severe illness, returning to his/her home country for health recovery, the cost of return travel is the responsibility of the student. Students who receive approval by the University for a suspension of studies can maintain their qualification for scholarship benefits for up to one year. However, the living expenses stipend will be suspended during the period of the suspension of studies. If a student suspends his/her studies for any other reason, he/she will lose his qualification for scholarship benefits.
These policies go into effect on May 14, 2012.