Regulations on Student Status Management of International Undergraduates of Fujian Medical University
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Regulations on Student Status Management of International Undergraduates of Fujian Medical University

  

Chapter I General Principles

Article 1 These Regulations are hereby formulated in accordance with the Management Regulations on University and College Students (Act 41 promulgated by the Ministry of Education), the Management Measures for the Enrollment and Cultivation of International Students by Schools (Act 42 promulgated by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Public Security) and with reference to the Regulations on Student Status Management of Undergraduates of Fujian Medical University (Document No. 239 [2017] of Fujian Medical University), for the purpose of meeting the needs of the reform and development of higher education in China, maintaining normal teaching order of Fujian Medical University (FMU), regulating the student status management of international undergraduates (hereinafter referred to as international students) of FMU, fully arousing their initiative in study, respecting and protecting their legitimate rights, educating and guiding them to fulfill their due obligations and responsibilities, encouraging and supporting them to conduct self-management, self-service, self-education and self-supervision and promoting their all-round development.

Article 2 These Regulations apply to international undergraduates attending degree courses in FMU.

  

Chapter II Enrollment, Payment and Registration

Article 3 International students who are admitted by FMU shall bring the original copies of the Admission Letter, the Physical Examination Record for Foreigner, the Visa Application for Study in China, passport, high school diploma, transcripts and other relevant certificates required by FMU to register on the date fixed in the Admission Letter. Those who fail to report duly shall submit a written explanation and attached verification materials to Overseas Education College and ask for leave. The leave shall not exceed 2 weeks. Those who fail to apply for leave, or fail to be granted a leave, or whose leave is overdue shall be considered as giving up admission qualification, except for the force majeure or other justified reasons.

Article 4 The International Students Office shall assign personnel to review the admission qualification of freshmen upon registration, which shall mainly include:

I. Whether the admission qualification is authentic and complies with the relevant provisions of China and FMU;

II. Whether the student and his or her identity certificate are identical with that specified in the Admission Letter, the Visa Application for Study in China and other admission materials;

III. Whether the student’s physical and mental health can guarantee the normal study and life of the student at school.

Those who are qualified shall be allowed to register and have student status. For any freshman who is ill and is not suitable to study at school as diagnosed by relevant health and quarantine authority of Fujian Province or a hospital of Grade-A, Level-II or above designated by FMU, his or her admission qualification shall be revoked. Where any student is found to practice fraud and commit illegalities for personal gains during the review, the student shall be determined as failing to pass the review upon verification, and his or her admission qualification shall be revoked immediately; or the case shall be reported to relevant departments for investigation and dealt with if it is serious.

Article 5 International students have the obligation to pay tuition fees in accordance with the law and shall pay a one-off tuition fee (including tuition, training fee, accommodation fee, and so on) in full per academic year (or per semester for students who register for a semester) at the beginning of the first semester of each academic year according to the fee rates of their majors and grades stipulated by FMU. Where a student cannot pay tuition fees on time for special reasons, he or she shall submit a written application for deferred payment and can pay tuition fees in two weeks upon the approval of Overseas Education College.

Article 6 At the beginning of each semester, international students shall bring their student ID cards and payment vouchers to Overseas Education College to complete the registration procedures in person after paying their tuition fees and other relevant fees on the specified date, so as to be qualified for studying in FMU in the semester. Students shall not entrust others to complete the procedures on their behalf. Students who have not paid their tuition fees as stipulated by FMU or are not qualified for registration shall not be registered.

Those who fail to report duly shall visit Overseas Education College to ask for leave or handle procedures for deferring registration. The leave shall not exceed 2 weeks. Those who fail to apply for leave, or fail to be granted a leave, or whose leave is overdue shall be considered as giving up student status and withdrawing voluntarily, except for the force majeure or other justified reasons.

Article 7 FMU requires all international students to buy insurance. International students must buy insurance according to relevant provisions of China and FMU. Those who fail to buy insurance as required shall not be registered or shall withdraw from FMU.

  

Chapter III Length of Schooling and Credit Calculation

Article 8 The credit system is employed each academic year for international students in FMU. The length of schooling of each major shall be subject to the length of study stipulated in the training program of the major.

Article 9 International students who fail to meet graduation requirements within the specified length of schooling are allowed to extend their length of study. The maximum length of study for international students is as follows:

I. No more than six years for four-year international students; no more than eight years for five-year international students; no more than nine years for six-year international students.

II. Any international student who is disqualified for graduation upon expiry of the maximum length of study shall not register, and his or her student status shall be revoked automatically.

Article 10 Credits for a course shall be calculated mainly based on the class hours of the course stipulated in the training programs. Class hours for each semester are generally 18 weeks. In principle, 18 class hours (an average of 1 class hour for every week of a semester) will be counted as 1 credit. The minimum unit of the grade point is 0.5 (0.1-0.2 rounds down to 0; 0.3-0.4 rounds up to 0.5; 0.6-0.7 rounds down to 0.5; 0.8-0.9 rounds up to 1).

Article 11 1 credit for 30 class hours of during-course practice, probation, PE class and classroom discussion; 1 credit for a week of intensive practical teaching activities including clinical practice, professional practice, graduation practice (including graduation design and graduation dissertation), social surveys and scientific research practice; 2 credits for theory test and practical technique test in the graduation examination respectively; 2 credits for graduation dissertation.

Article 12 In order to be qualified for graduation, international students must ensure that their credits obtained shall add up to the total credits stipulated in the training programs of their majors. Refer to the training program of each major for more details about the total credits required for the graduation of international students.

  

Chapter IVAcademic Discipline

Article 13 International students shall abide by academic ethics, conscientiously study all courses and complete all curricular tasks (hereinafter referred to as courses) according to the requirements of the training programs and participate in all activities required, arranged and organized by FMU.

Article 14 International students shall attend class on time and properly set up the phone and other communication devices to avoid any disturbance to teachers or classmates. For theory courses, students shall observe classroom discipline, listen to the teachers carefully, make notes and actively participate in class; for experimental courses, probation courses and other practice courses, students shall abide by rules and regulations of the lab and the place for probation, listen to the teachers carefully, work hard to learn experimental (clinical) operation and complete experiments and probation records (reports).

Article15 FMU will provide integrity education for international students, properly record their integrity information in aspects of academic performance, academic competence and conduct, and set up a mechanism to restrain and punish dishonest conduct. Those who engage in serious dishonest conduct shall receive corresponding disciplinary punishment in accordance with the regulations.

Article 16International students shall abide by the principles of justice and equity and the rules of examinations, obey the arrangements and requirements of examination regulators and obtain examination results with proper means. Those who violate the rules of examinations or cheat in the process of examination shall be punished in accordance with relevant regulations of FMU.

Article 17 International students who seriously violate the academic discipline shall be punished in accordance with the Student Disciplinary Punishment Regulations of Fujian Medical University.

  

Chapter V Attendance

Article18 The attendance of international students to courses and curricular activities shall be recorded by Overseas Education College. International students who are unable to attend any course or activity shall ask for leave in advance and gain approval. Any international student who fails to ask for leave, whose leave application is not approved, or who fails to extend the leave or timely report back from leave upon expiry of the leave shall be deemed as absent from the course or activity. Any late arrival or early leave for three times shall be deemed as absent from class for 1 class hour. Any international student who is absent from class without asking for leave shall be criticized and educated by Overseas Education College according to relevant provisions of FMU and receive corresponding disciplinary punishment in serious cases.

The time of absence from courses shall be calculated according to class hours specified by the class schedule; the time of absence from clinical practice, professional practice and graduation dissertation without causes shall be calculatedas 9 class hours per day.

Article19 Responsible course teachers shall develop measures for course attendance (e.g., roll calling, signing names, and so on) for their own courses in accordance with these Regulations, features of the course and the number of international students. The measures shall be released to international students in the first class and implemented in the teaching process. Course teachers shall take the attendance of international students into account in certain proportion when assessing their daily performance and timely report the attendance, including late arrival and absence from courses without asking for leave, to Overseas Education College.

Article 20International students who ask for sick leave shall submit a written application and attached proof of disease diagnosis issued by a hospital designated by FMU. Generally, international student shall not ask for a leave for private affairs.

An application for a leave of absence no more than 2 days (including 2 days) shall be signed by the counselor with comments and reported to the Student Affairs Office of Overseas Education College for filing. An application for a leave of absence more than 2 days but less than 7 days (including 7 days) shall be reviewed by the Student Affairs Office of Overseas Education College and reported to responsible leaders of Overseas Education College for approval; the application of the CSC student applying for the leave of absence shall be reported to his or her school (department) for filing. An application for a leave of absence more than 7 days shall be reviewed by the Student Affairs Office, reported to leaders responsible for student affairs and teaching affairs of Overseas Education College for approval and reported to Overseas Education College; the application of the CSC student applying for the leave of absence shall be reported to his or her school (department) and the International Students Office and the Security Department of FMU for filing.

International students shall timely report back from leave upon the expiry of the leave to their counselors or the Student Affairs Office. The Student Affairs Office shall timely report the return of students who ask for leave to responsible leaders of Overseas Education College. The procedures for extending a leave are the same as that for asking for a leave.

The leave application submitted by an international student, the proof of disease diagnosis issued by a hospital, comments on review and approval of relevant persons-in-charge and other documents shall be properly kept for future reference and regularly sorted out to announce attendance to international students. Any international student whose total sick leaves and personal leaves exceed one third of the total class hours of a semester shall be handled according to Article 45 hereof.

Article 21Any international student who is absent from teaching activities required by FMU for 2 consecutive weeks without asking for leave or receiving approval for his or her application for leave shall be handled according to Article 50 hereof.

  

Chapter VI Course Study

Article 22 There are compulsory courses and optional courses.

I. Compulsory courses refer to the courses or teaching activities that should be attended by international students to learn basis theories, knowledge and skills as required by the educational objectives of each major, including basic public courses (general education courses), basic specialized courses, specialized courses and all compulsory courses included in practical teaching activities;

II. Optional courses refer to the courses that are offered for international students to acquire specialized knowledge and skills required, strengthen their specialized foundation, expand their specialized knowledge, widen their scope of knowledge and improve their overall quality.

Article 23 In principle, international students shall take the courses of each semester required in the teaching schedule of the teaching plan of their own major.

Article 24 International students majoring in clinical medicine (taught in English) must perform well in Chinese courses (including Basic Chinese, Medical Chinese, and so on), score 180 and above in HSK-3 before the end of the first academic year and score 180 and above in HSK-4 before the clinical practice.

Article 25 International students with excellent academic performance and a strong self-study ability are allowed to be exempted from the related courses or study the related courses by themselves upon approval of their application.

I. Exemption. Any international student who has a good command of theoretical knowledge of a course through self-study and corresponding abilities may submit an application to the counselor for course exemption a week before the course starts and complete the Course Exemption Application Form. Upon the signature and approval by the school (department) offering the course and Overseas Education College, the international student may take an exemption examination organized by the school (department) offering the course and will be allowed to be exempted from the course after passing the examination. The result of the examination will be taken as the grade of the course and recorded in the student’s transcripts together with the credit(s) of the course.

II. Self-study. Any international student whose average grade of the courses that have been taken is above 80 may apply for studying a part of courses by himself or herself. The international student who applies for self-study shall submit an application to the counselor for self-study within a week after each semester starts and complete the Self-study Courses Application and report to the school (department) offering the course and Overseas Education College for approval upon consent of the course teacher. The international student who is approved for self-study can be exempted from taking the theory courses, but shall actively keep in touch with the course teacher, complete the assignments or experimental reports on time, take the mid-term examination and take part in practical teaching activities, in order to be qualified to take the final examination.

An international student shall apply for learning no more than two courses by himself or herself in a semester and shall not earn credits of PE class, practice and other similar courses (experiments, internship, social surveys, curriculum design, and so on) through applying for self-study.

Article 26 Retaking. The international student who fails in the make-up examination of a course shall apply for retaking the course in accordance with the following provisions:

I. International students shall submit an application to their counselors for retaking a course within two weeks after each semester starts and complete the Course Retaking Application Form. Upon review by Overseas Education College, the application form shall be submitted to the school (department) offering the course for reviewing and approving the application and adding the course to the class schedule in the educational administration system. In principle, an international student shall apply for retaking no more than two courses in a semester. The international student who attends the course without completing the retaking procedures shall not take the examination of the course. A course is allowed to be retaken once for free; any international student who applies for retaking a course twice or more shall pay the fee for retaking the course.

II. In case that a course retaken by a student clashes with some of his or her regular courses, the intermittent attendance at the course retaken is allowed. Any international student who applies for the intermittent attendance at a course retaken shall submit an application to the counselor within a week after the course starts and complete the Application Form for the Intermittent Attendance at Courses Retaken. After the application is approved by the school (department) offering the course, the school (department) will notify the course teacher and report to Overseas Education College for filing. For the intermittent attendance at a course, the class hours of theory courses taken by the student shall account for one third of the total class hours of theory courses. Meanwhile, the student shall attend all experimental (probation) courses and complete all assignments, in order to be allowed to take the final examination.

III. In case that a course retaken by a student clashes with some of his or her regular courses, the student is allowed to retake the course by self-study. Any international student who applies for retaking a course by self-study shall submit an application to the counselor within a week after the course starts and complete the Application Form for Retaking Courses by Self-study. After the application is approved by the school (department) offering the course, the school (department) will notify the course teacher and report to Overseas Education College for filing. The student who is approved to retake the course by self-study shall actively keep in touch with the course teacher, complete the assignments, experimental reports or other practical teaching activities on time, take the mid-term examination, or submit reading reports, in order to be allowed to take the final examination.

IV. In principle, if a student need to retake a course, the student shall retake the same course that is offered to lower-grade students. If the course is not offered to lower-grade students, the school (department) offering the course will make separate arrangements.

V. The performance assessment methods for the courses retaken shall be the same as that for regular courses. The specific provisions are as follows:

1. The assessment results of a course retaken include the results of daily performance assessment and final examination. The actual assessment results of a course retaken shall be recorded. For a course retaken more than once, the highest grade shall be recorded.

2. For the courses retaken, the student who has passed the previous assessment of the experimental (probation) courses may be exempted from the experimental (probation) courses, and the previous assessment results of the experimental (probation) courses can be taken as the results of the experimental (probation) courses retaken; the student who failed to pass the previous assessment of the experimental (probation) courses shall attend all experimental (probation) courses and participate in the assessment; the student can take the final examination only after he or she passes the assessment.

3. In case that the final examination of a course retaken clashes with that of another course taken in the current semester, the student may apply for deferment of assessment of the course taken in the current semester.

4. The student who fails to pass the assessment of a course retaken shall not be allowed to take the make-up examination and must apply for retaking the same course again.

VI. The international student who has passed the assessment of a course, but is not satisfied with the assessment result, may apply for retaking the course only once within a year at his or her own cost. The higher grade will be recorded.

Article 27 Generally, the teaching activities and assessments shall not be separately arranged for the student who retakes a course or defers the assessment of a course. International students shall attend teaching activities and assessments of the course in the following semesters.

Article 28 International students shall actively consult their counselors about the matters related to course retaking or the deferment of assessments and handle the procedures for course retaking or the deferment of assessments according to regulations. Any international student who fails to handle the procedures and miss the course retaken or the deferred assessment shall be solely responsible for the consequences arising therefrom.

  

Chapter VII Course Assessment and Recordation

Article 29 International students shall have assessment of the courses and other curricular activities (hereinafter referred to as courses) as specified in the training program. Those who pass the assessment can obtain the credits of the course. The assessment results shall be kept in transcripts and filed in their personal archives upon graduation whether they pass the assessments or not.

Article 30 The assessment results shall be comprehensively determined based on daily performance assessment and final examination. The daily performance shall be determined according to attendance, classroom discussion, completed experiments (probation), assignments, experimental reports and course papers, accounting for 40% - 50% of the total grade. Any international student whose daily performance cannot be fully assessed due to illness or other reasons shall be graded by the school (Teaching and Research Office) according to the actual conditions. The result of the final examination accounts for 50% - 60% of the total grade. Those who fail to pass the daily performance assessment shall not take the final examination.

The directors of schools (Teaching and Research Office) and the responsible course teachers shall develop measures for course assessment before a course begins according to the nature and requirements of the course. A course teacher shall release the assessment methods and the measures for grade evaluation of the course in the first class.

Article 31 There are two types of assessment, i.e., examination and pass/fail performance assessment. The specific provisions are as follows:

I. Examinations include closed-book examinations, open-book examinations, oral examinations, and so on. The core courses prescribed in the training program shall adopt closed-book examinations. For other courses, a course instructor shall decide and propose a written plan for the examination method according to the nature, features and teaching requirements of the course and implement the plan upon approval of his or her school (department). For open-book examinations, the exam papers shall be distributed in the designated examination room and a stipulated time to students for completion.

II. The results of pass/fail performance assessment are comprehensively determined based on students’ regular test performance, experimental operation, experimental (investigation, practice) reports, course papers, classroom discussion, assignments, attendance, and so on.

Article 32 For courses with experiments, assignments and probation, international students shall complete the experiments (including experimental reports), assignments and probation with a grade of Pass and above, in order to take the final examination. For students who fail to complete or practice fraud in experiments, assignments and probation, their daily performance assessment shall be recorded as Fail and shall not be allowed to take the final examination.

Article 33 Provisions on grade records and criteria for Pass are as follows:

I. The assessment results of compulsory courses are graded by the hundred mark system and recorded in round numbers. Students who score 60 can pass the examination and earn the credits of a compulsory course. The assessment results of optional courses are recorded as Pass (P) or Fail (F). Students who pass the assessment can earn the credits of an optional course.

II. For cross-semester courses, theses and experiments or undergraduates’ scientific research projects that cannot be completed within a semester, the grade of an uncompleted course shall be recorded as In Process (IP) and the result of the final comprehensive assessment of the whole course shall be recorded as the assessment result of the course.

III. Students who fail to participate in the assessment for illness or other special personal reasons may apply for deferment of assessment. The grade of the course with deferment of assessment shall be recorded as Incomplete (IC).

Article 34 Provisions on deferment of assessment are as follows:

I. International students shall submit an application to their counselors for deferment of assessment before the assessment and complete the Application Form for Deferment of Assessment (the proof of disease diagnosis issued by the hospital of FMU or a hospital designated by FMU is required for deferment of assessment due to illness). After the application is approved by Overseas Education College and the school (department) offering the course, the applicant can defer the assessment. The applicant who fails to submit an application in advance due to acute disease shall complete related procedures the day after the date of the assessment. The student who exceeds the time limit shall be deemed as absent from the assessment.

II. The international student who is approved to defer the assessment shall submit an application to the school (department) offering the course for attending the next assessment of the same course. For any international student who fails to complete the assessment of a course, the grade of “IC” will automatically turn to “0” before the graduation review.

III. Any international student whose application for deferment of assessment is not approved or who fails to attend an assessment without approval shall be deemed as absent from the assessment. Where any student is found to practice fraud in application for deferment of assessment, the student shall be deemed as absent from the assessment.

Article 35 The final assessment of a course shall be organized by the school (department) offering the course in accordance with the following provisions:

I. The teaching and assessment of a course with an examination question database and an examination paper database shall be separated and examination papers shall be designed based on the databases. For a course without an examination question database and an examination paper database, the director of the school (Teaching and Research Office) shall organize the course instructor to design examination papers according to the teaching syllabus. Two sets of examination papers (Test Paper A and Test Paper B) with the same level of difficulty, reliability and distinction shall be designed and the repetition rate of questions in two sets of examination papers shall not exceed 10%. Upon review and approval of the director of the school (Teaching and Research Office) or the responsible course teacher, a set of examination papers that will be used shall be printed by the designated printer within 5 days before the examination; another set of examination papers will be used for the make-up examination.

II. Both examination and pass/fail performance assessment can be adopted for the courses adopting the pass/fail performance assessment; optional courses generally adopt the pass/fail performance assessment.

III. International students’ physical education performance can be comprehensively determined based on attendance, curricular teaching and extracurricular exercise and physical health while highlighting the process management.

Article 36 The exam results shall be recorded and released according to the following provisions:

I. All exam results (including the results of daily performance assessment and final examination) shall be recorded into the educational administration system by the responsible course teachers. The results of daily performance assessment of the courses taught in English shall be recorded into the educational administration system within a week after the courses end and printed into transcripts which shall be submitted to Overseas Education College for filing upon review and signature of the leaders of the schools (department) offering the courses; the results of final examinations shall be recorded into the educational administration system within 10 working days after the assessment and printed into transcripts which shall be submitted to Overseas Education College for filing upon review and signature of the leaders of the schools (department) offering the courses. Any school (department) that fails to record the results into the educational administration system and report to Overseas Education College within the prescribed time shall be deemed as failing to complete teaching tasks.

II. The results of make-up examinations shall be recorded according to the actual results and reported to Overseas Education College within 5 working days after the make-up examinations. The procedures and methods for reporting the results of make-up examinations are the same as that for reporting the results of final examinations.

III. Any international student who has any objection to his or her own exam results and wants to apply for re-checking the results shall complete the Mark Recheck Application Form within 10 working days after the results are released and submit a written application to the counselor. The exam results will be re-checked upon review and approval of Overseas Education College. International students shall not directly require course teachers to provide examination papers for them to check by themselves.

IV. The exam results shall be re-checked within 5 working days after an international student submits an application for re-checking. The teaching management personnel of the schools (departments) offering the courses and the directors of the schools (Teaching and Research Office) shall assign 2 to 3 courses teachers to jointly re-check the exam results. The results of the re-check shall be reported to Overseas Education College for filing upon review and signature of the schools (departments) offering the courses. The exam results shall be corrected within 30 days after the re-check.

Article 37 International student who fail to pass examinations shall follow the following provisions:

I. Those who fail in compulsory courses and optional specialized courses may apply for taking make-up examinations at the beginning of the next semester;

II. Those who fail to pass a make-up examination or is absent from a make-up examination shall apply for retaking the course;

III. Those who fail in practical activities shall apply for participating in the activities again.

Article 38 International students who are absent from a course or examination without asking for leave or violate the discipline or practice fraud in an examination shall be punished in accordance with the following provisions:

I. With regular attendance check, for any student whose cumulative absence exceeds one third of the total class hours of a course, his or her result of daily performance assessment shall be recorded as Fail; with random attendance check, for any student who is absent from a course for three times or more, his or her result of daily performance assessment shall be recorded as Fail;

II. For any international student who is absent from an examination without asking for leave, the exam result of the course shall be recorded as “0” and included in the final grade of the course. The student shall not be allowed to take a make-up examination. If the student can repent his or her error, he or she can retake the course after his or her application is approved by Overseas Education College and relevant procedures are completed;

III. For any international student who is punished for violating the discipline or practicing fraud in an examination, but does repent his or her error, the student can apply for retaking the course at least a year after he or she receives a punishment, and may be allowed to retake the course upon approval of Overseas Education College.

  

Chapter VIII Demotion

Article 39 All international students on campus shall be assigned to appropriate majors and grades for study. In order to strengthen the teaching management, the provisions on the demotion of international students are as follows:

I. At the end of the second semester, any international student whose cumulative credits of compulsory courses uncompleted and failed amount to half of the total credits of the compulsory courses required in the first academic year according to the training program or who majors in clinical medicine (taught in English) and fails to score 180 and above in HSK-3 shall be demoted to the lower grade;

II. At the end of the fourth semester, any international student whose cumulative credits of compulsory courses uncompleted and failed amount to a quarter of the total credits of the compulsory courses required in the previous two academic years according to the training program shall be demoted to the lower grade;

III. At the end of the sixth semester, any international student whose cumulative credits of compulsory courses uncompleted and failed amount to one sixth of the total credits of the compulsory courses required in the previous three academic years according to the training program shall be demoted to the lower grade;

IV. At the end of the eighth semester, any international student whose cumulative credits of compulsory courses uncompleted and failed amount to one eighth of the total credits of the compulsory courses required in the previous four academic years according to the training program shall be demoted to the lower grade;

V. At the end of the tenth semester, any international student who majors in clinical medicine (taught in English) and whose cumulative credits of compulsory courses uncompleted and failed amount to one tenth of the total credits of the compulsory courses required in the previous five academic years according to the training program shall be demoted to the lower grade;

VI. International students shall get the qualification to undertake graduation practice. An international student shall be disqualified from undertaking graduation practice (clinical internship, graduation internship, graduation dissertation, and so on) and be demoted to the lower grade in any of the following circumstances:

1. The international student fails to pass the make-up examinations of basic specialized courses and specialized courses, which are organized on a unified basis;

2. The international student who majors in clinical medicine (taught in English) fails to score 180 and above in HSK-4;

VII. Any international student who fails to earn the total credits for graduation as required by the training program within the length of schooling of each major, does not meet the conditions for withdrawal and is approved to extend the study period shall be demoted to the lower grade.

Article 40 Overseas Education College shall put forward a list of international students who shall be demoted to the lower grade within two weeks after the results of make-up examinations are released and issue a document to notify the students who shall be demoted upon review and approval of leaders of Overseas Education College. Any international student who shall be demoted to the lower grade and is unwilling to be demoted shall be solely responsible for adverse consequences including any loss of school work, time and economy.

Article 41 The counselor shall timely warn and educate the international student who may be demoted to the lower grade due to too many failed courses; Overseas Education College shall issue a “yellow-card” warning to the international student who shall be demoted to the lower grade; Overseas Education College shall issue a weighty “red-card” warning to the international student who still fails in courses after he is demoted to the lower grade. The “yellow-card” and “red-card” warnings issued to international students are not punishments, but are responsible and gentle reminders. International students shall take the “yellow-card” and “red-card” warnings seriously and strive to improve their academic performance.

  

Chapter IXChange in Major and College

Article 42 Generally, an international student shall not change his or her major or transfer to another school. If an international student does need to change his or her major or transfer to another school for special conditions, the student shall submit a written application in person (a winner of Chinese Government Scholarship must obtain a formal letter issued by the China Scholarship Council to approve the change of major or the transfer to another school) to the International Students Office for review and approval and then to relevant superior competent department for approval, in order to be allowed to change his or her major or transfer to another school.

Article 43 An international student shall not be allowed to change his or her major in any of the following circumstances:

I. The international student studies at FMU for less than a semester;

II. The international student is in the junior year or above;

III. The international student suspends schooling;

IV. The international student shall withdraw from school or be expelled from school.

Article 44 Any student who applies for transferring to FMU from another school shall submit a written application, a proof of consent to his or her withdrawal from the original school and other related materials to Overseas Education College for review and approval and then to relevant superior competent department for approval, in order to be allowed to transfer to FMU. After Overseas Education College has assessed the student’s transcripts of the original school, the student will continue his or her study in corresponding major and grade; the student must retake the failed or uncompleted courses that are taken at the previous school.

Chapter XSuspension and Resumption of Schooling

Article 45 International students may handle procedures for suspension of schooling within the specified maximum length of schooling in any of the following circumstances:

I. The international student shall suspend schooling for over six weeks to receive treatment and recuperate for illness or injury that is diagnosed by a hospital of Grade-A, Level-II or above;

II. The international student's cumulative absence exceeds one third of the total class hours of a semester for sick leave or personal leave according to the record of attendance;

III. The international student is unable to have normal study and has been considered by the Overseas Education College that it is necessary to suspend schooling;

IV. The international student applies for suspension of schooling or is deemed to suspend schooling by FMU for some special reasons.

Article 46 Generally, the period of suspension of schooling of an international student shall be a semester or an academic year at a time. The suspension of schooling starts when the international student fails to come to school to study. An international student may continue to suspend schooling upon approval of FMU after the expiry of the previous suspension in the premise of ensuring the normal completion of schooling.

Article 47 An international student who applies for suspending schooling shall complete the Application Form for Suspension of Schooling (those who apply for suspending schooling for illness shall provide relevant proof of disease diagnosis). The international student can only handle procedures for suspension of schooling after the application is approved by the Overseas Education College.

Article 48 Issues related to international students who suspend schooling shall be handled in accordance with the following provisions:

I. An international student who has suspended schooling must handle procedures for suspension and bear his or her travelling expenses (including international traveling expenses). FMU will retain his or her student status;

II. During his or her suspension of schooling, an international student shall no longer enjoy the treatment that international students on campus enjoy. An international student who is a winner of Chinese Government Scholarship shall not receive the scholarships;

III. FMU assumes no responsibility for any accident, adverse event or consequence suffered by the international student who suspends schooling.

Article 49 The resumption of schooling of international students shall be handled in accordance with the following provisions:

I. An international student whose suspension of schooling is going to expire shall submit the Application Form for Resumption of Schooling and a written application for resumption of schooling to Overseas Education College two months in advance before a new semester begins. After the application is reviewed and approved by Overseas Education College, the student can handle the procedures for registration in Overseas Education College on the specified date with student visa;

II. An international student who applies for suspending schooling for illness to return to his or her country to receive treatment must provide the health certificate issued by a hospital when applying for resumption of schooling. The student who meet the requirements for physical health in the review of relevant health and quarantine authorities of Fujian Province and can insist on normal study shall be allowed to resume schooling upon approval of Overseas Education College;

III. If an international student seriously violates laws and disciplines during the period of suspension of schooling, his or her qualification for resumption of schooling shall be revoked;

IV. In principle, after resuming schooling, an international student shall be degraded while his or his major remaining unchanged and shall pay tuition, accommodation fee and other fees according to the fee rates of his or her current major and grade.

  

Chapter XI Withdrawal

Article 50 An international student shall withdraw from school or be expelled from school in any of the following circumstances:

I. The international student's cumulative credits of compulsory courses uncompleted and failed amount to two thirds or above of the total credits of the compulsory courses required in an academic year according to the training program;

II. The international student fails to register before specified deadline without handling procedures for deferring registration;

III. The international student is absent from required teaching activities continuously for two weeks without approval;

IV. The international student fails to apply for resumption of schooling within two weeks after the expiry of suspension or is unqualified for resumption of schooling upon review of his or her application for resumption of schooling;

V. The international student's illness or accidental injury prevents him or her from continuing study as diagnosed by relevant health and quarantine departments of Fujian Province or a hospital designated by FMU;

VI. The international student fails to complete study within the specified maximum length of study;

VII. The international student applies for withdrawal from school by himself or herself;

VIII. Other circumstances stipulated by FMU where an international student fails to complete study and shall be expelled from school.

Article 51 An international student who applies for withdrawal from school by himself or herself shall submit the Application Form for Withdrawal to Overseas Education College and can only handle the withdrawal procedures upon review and approval of Overseas Education College and FMU.

Article 52 Before disqualifying an international student from admission, expelling an international student from school or making other decisions that involve vital interests of an international student, Overseas Education College shall carry out a legality review and then submit the results to the President’s Meeting or other special meetings authorized by the President for discussion.

Article 53 In order to disqualify an international student from admission, expel an international student from school or make other decisions that involve vital interests of an international student, Overseas Education College shall directly deliver the relevant notice to the student concerned. Any student who refuses to sign for the notice shall be deemed as receiving the notice upon delivery; for any student who has left school, the notice can be delivered by mailing; for any student who can hardly contact with, the notice can be delivered through posting on the official website of FMU or releasing to the news media.

Article 54 Matters arising from the withdrawal of an international student shall be handled in accordance with the following provisions:

I. The international student who withdraws from school shall complete the procedures for withdrawal within 15 working days after the date when the student receives the notice of withdrawal or the withdrawal announcement issued by FMU comes into force. Overseas Education College shall timely notify the Entry–Exit Administration Office to cancel the Residence Permit of the student.

II. FMU shall issue a certificate of withdrawal to the international student;

III. The guardian of the international student who suffers from illness (including accidental injury and disability) diagnosed by a hospital designated by FMU shall bring the student back to home;

IV. The international student who withdraws from school shall no longer enjoy the treatment that international students on campus enjoy from the date when the notice of withdrawal is delivered;

V. For any international student who withdraws from school but fails to complete related procedures, FMU shall cancel his or her registration, refuse to issue the certificate of withdrawal and the certificate of incompletion and order the Security Office and other related departments to urge the student to leave school.

Article 55 Any international student who has any objection to the decision of withdrawal of FMU may submit a written appeal to the Student Appeal Committee within 10 working days from the date when the student receives the decision on withdrawal from FMU. The appeals of international students shall be processed according to the Regulations on Management of Appeals from Undergraduates of Fujian Medical University.

  

Chapter XII Graduation, Completion, Incompletion and Degree

Article 56 An international student who has completed study of all courses required by the training program within the specified maximum period of schooling, passed all examinations, obtained required credits and fulfilled the graduation requirements shall be allowed to graduate and granted Certificate of Graduation.

Article 57 An international student who has completed study of all courses required by the training program within the specified maximum period of schooling, but fails to fulfill the graduation requirements shall be granted a Certificate of Completion. Within the specified maximum length of schooling after winding up, an international student may retake uncompleted and failed courses, take make-up examinations, have internships and complete graduation dissertation after Overseas Education College approves his or her application and the Certificate of Completion can be replaced by Certificate of Graduation after he or she meets the graduation requirements. The graduation date shall be subject to the date of the diploma. An international student who meets the requirements for a bachelor’s degree may apply for a bachelor’s degree.

Article 58 Any international student who has studied for an academic year or who fails to complete the courses required by the training program within the specified maximum length of schooling (including the suspension period) shall be granted a Certificate of Incompletion according to his or her actual length of study completed and shall not be allowed to replace the Certificate of Incompletion with Certificate of Graduation or Certificate of Completion. Any international student whose length of study is less than a year shall be provided with Academic Transcript.

Article 59 An international student who has withdrawn from FMU shall be provided with a descriptive studying certificate or Certificate of Incompletion.

Article 60 Overseas Education College shall review the academic records, graduation appraisal and other documents of each international undergraduate. International students who comply with the provisions on the conferment of a bachelor’s degree in the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Academic Degrees, the Interim Measures for the Implementation of the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Academic Degrees, the Measures for Conferring Bachelors Degree of Fujian Medical University and the Regulations on Granting Academic Degree to International Students of Fujian Medical University may be granted with bachelor’s degrees in disciplines specified in the training program and the certificate of the bachelor’s degree upon approval of the Academic Degree Evaluation Committee.

Article 61 According to the Measures for Conferring Bachelors Degree of Fujian Medical University (Document No. 12 [2018] of Fujian Medical University), an international student shall not be granted a bachelor’s degree in any of the following circumstances:

I. The international student breaches academic integrity during the study period by cheating in an examination, plagiarism of papers, tampering or forging of research results (data), etc.;

II. The international student receives a demerit or more severe punishment that is not rescinded due to the reasons other than academic integrity.

Chapter XIII Management of Academic Certificates

Article 62 Diplomas, degree certificates and other academic certificates shall be prepared and issued by FMU in strict accordance with the type of school and the form of study that are determined when enrolling students and the personal information provided by international students when they are enrolled.

An international student who needs to change his or her name, date of birth or other information required by the academic certificates during the study period shall provide reasonable and sufficient reasons and appropriate legally effective supporting documents.

Article 63 FMU shall comply with the management regulations for electronic registration of higher education certificates, improve the management methods for information of student status and education background and timely complete the electronic registration of student status and education background of students.

Article 64 For international students who obtain admission qualification or student status through violating national admission regulations, FMU shall cancel their student status and refuse to issue diplomas and degree certificates once verified; diplomas and degree certificates that have been issued to the students shall be revoked by FMU according to law. For international students who obtain diplomas and degree certificates through cheating, plagiarizing and copying and other academic misconducts and improper means, the diplomas and degree certificates shall be revoked by FMU according to law once verified.

If diplomas and degree certificates that are revoked have already been registered, FMU shall cancel the certificates and report to education administrations to declare that these certificates are invalid.

Article 65 In case of any lost or damaged diploma and degree certificate, a certificate shall be issued by FMU upon application by the international student and verification by FMU. Such certificate shall be equally authentic as the original.

Chapter XIVSupplementary Provisions

Article 66 These Regulations have been discussed and approved by the President’s Meeting of FMU and shall come into effect from the date of issue. The Provisional Regulations on Student Status Management for International Students of Fujian Medical University (Document No. 369 [2010] of Fujian Medical University) shall be abolished at the same time. For any discrepancy between these Regulations and other relevant regulations, these Regulations shall prevail.

Article 67FMU authorizes the International Students Office to formulate separate or supplemental regulations on matters not covered by these Regulations according to the reform and management of education. Such regulations shall be implemented along with these Regulations upon the approval of FMU.

Article 68 FMU authorizes the International Students Office to interpret these Regulations.