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Implementing Regulations on “Silk Road” Assistance Fund International Education College of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Revised in 2017)

2017-09-11

  In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jin-ping put forward the strategic initiative of jointly building “Silk Road Economic Belt” and “21st-Century Maritime Silk Road”, advocating the reinforcement of interconnection and exchange with adjacent countries of “One Belt& One Road”. In April. 2017, Ministry of Education declared that China has established mutual recognition on education and diploma with 24 countries including Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippine, Malaysia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Mongolia, Egypt. To answer the initiative, International Education College of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine revised in 2015 “Silk Road” Assistance Fund which aims to provide financial assistance for students from above countries annually.
  The “Silk Road” Assistance Fund (hereinafter referred to as “SRAF”) is going to be issued to excellent international students from adjacent countries of “One Belt& One Road” for their study of Chinese language and professional degrees.

Ⅰ.Eligibility:
To be eligible, applicants must:
  1. be a citizen of above listed countries, and be in good state of health. (Applications of students from adjacent countries of “One Belt& One Road” other than these countries shall be reviewed by International Education College.)
  2. comply with the laws and regulations of the Chinese government as well as the regulations and code of conduct of the university.
  3. hold earnest learning attitude and present excellent academic performance.
  4. finish at least one semester of Chinese language course or TCM Preparatory Program in the university and meet the acceptance requirement of either TCM Preparatory Program or degree programs of the university taught either in Chinese or in English. (Students can submit the application for SRAF after they finish the first half-year study of Chinese language course or TCM Preparatory Program.)
  5. pass all examinations and finish all courses in this period with attendance rate higher than 80% during the study of Chinese language or TCM Preparatory Program.
  6. have not obtained Chinese Government Scholarship (CSC Excellent Self-Support Scholarship not included), Shanghai Government Scholarship, or Discipline Scholarship and Assistance Fund.
  7. have not obtained Golden Key Scholarship or Pre-admission Scholarship of the university.
  8. be qualified to apply for SRAF for preparatory program as well as any degree programs. The fund can be issued to applications in succession for preparatory program, undergraduate program, master degree program and doctoral degree program.

Ⅱ Application Procedure
  1. Commencing date and deadline for application:
    TCM Preparatory Program(Fall):March.1st-June.15th
    TCM Preparatory Program (spring):December.1st- Feburary.28th
    Undergraduate Degree Program: March.1st-June.15th
    Master, Doctoral Degree Program: December.1st-March.15th
  2. Applicants shall apply this fund online with the study program. Online apply: http://apply.shutcm.edu.cn
  3. Applicant must guarantee the authenticity of the material. Once the material or information provided is found to be false or fraudulent, his or her candidacy for SRAF will be cancelled and the applicant shall bear all the consequences.

Ⅲ.Type, Criteria and Award of SRAF
 >Type and Criteria of Financial Assistance
  1. Doctoral Degree Program: RMB 30000 per year
  2. Master Degree Program: RMB 20000 per year
  3. Undergraduate Degree Program: RMB 10000 per year
  4. TCM Preparatory Program: RMB 5000 per semester
 >Award of SRAF
  1. The college shall evaluate and verify the submitted material.
  2. After the verification, the college will publicize the list of candidates for no less than 3 working days. If no objection or dissent is received, the candidates will be qualified for receiving SRAF.
  3. The college will inform the applicants the result of their application in written notice.
  4. SRAF will be granted to students in TCM Preparatory Programs on the 15th week of each semester and to degree program students on next January each year after the students have fulfilled payment of the tuition fee.

Ⅳ.Annual Evaluation of SRAF
 >Postgraduate Program
  1. The annual evaluation of SRAF in postgraduate program takes place in September.
  2. Candidates’ academic performance and conducts will be evaluated to determine if their qualification for SRAF can be maintained in the following academic years.
  3. If the candidate passes all the examinations in the first academic year and keeps good conducts, his or her qualification for SRAF in the second academic year can be maintained.
  4. If candidate wins approval for thesis proposal and interim report and keeps good conducts in the second academic year, his or her qualification for SRAF in the third academic year can be maintained.
 >Undergraduate Program
  1. The annual evaluation of SRAF in undergraduate program takes place in September.
  2. Candidates’ academic performance and conducts will be evaluated to determine if their qualification for SRAF can be maintained in the following academic years.
  3. If the candidate’s GPA is kept no lower than 2.0 in previous academic year, his or her qualification for SRAF in the following academic year can be maintained. If the candidate’s GPA is lower than 2.0, his or her qualification for SRAF in the following academic year will be suspended.
 >Preparatory Program
  If the candidate passes all examinations and finishes all courses in this period with an attendance rate no lower than 80%, his or her qualification for SRAF in the following academic year can be maintained.

Ⅴ. Precautions
  1. Candidates will be granted SRAF only after fulfilling the full payment of annual tuition. If the candidate violates the laws and regulations of Chinese government or code of conducts and regulations of the university before SRAF is granted, or if the candidate is dropped out from the university, or fails to go through the annual evaluation process, for students in TCM preparatory Program, the candidacy will be cancelled for that semester, and for students in degree program the candidacy will be cancelled for that academic year.
  2. If an international students has applied for interruption of study, his or her SRAF will be put to abeyance. The amount of SRAF will not be issued retrospectively whereas the student’s candidacy will continue once he or she resumes to study. If during his or her study the international student has received written warning, academic probation, or has violated university regulation and discipline, or discontinued schooling, his or her candidacy for SRAF will be cancelled.

Ⅵ.Other Specification
  1. This plan only applies to student who has registered as full-time students in Chinese language course or TCM Preparatory Program by December 2017.
  2. This plan is the only valid document regard SRAF from the date when it takes into force.
  3. The final interpretation of this plan is owned by International Education College of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

International Education College
Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
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