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Visiting Student&Research Scholar

Publish:2013-08-13 12:13:03

Academic Information for Visiting Students

 
♦ Class Enrollment
•General visiting students include language students and subject-study students. Language students refer to visiting students attending Chinese language training courses at PKU School of Chinese as a Second Language. Subject-study students refer to visiting students attending undergraduate courses at PKU departments/schools.
• Language students are arranged into suitable classes according to the results of their online self-assessment on Chinese proficiency prior to arrival and the face-to-face interview upon registration. After the Chinese language training if they receive the new HSK Level 6 certificate and meet the requirement of havingcompleted at least one year of undergraduate study at their own university, they can apply to attend undergraduate courses in the following semester.
• Subject-study students normally take undergraduate courses, and every semester they should take courses of no less than 6 credits and no more than 20 credits. Language students must take a Chinese language course load of 18 academic hours per week minimum.

• Visiting students must register at the International Students Division every semester within the designated date and select courses in accordance with the Regulations for Visiting Students Selecting Courses. Language students can select courses using their campus card under the guidance of the teachers at the School of Chinese as a Second Language.
• Senior visiting students and research scholars normally do not take any courses. They conduct research regarding a specific subject with a supervisor from the accepting department/school. They may audit courses pertaining to their research topic with the approval of their supervisor and department/school.
 
Attendance and Excused Absences
• Attendance and participation are mandatory for all lectures, tests, and other academic activities. If you miss any academic activities, you must ask for an approval for excused absences in advance. Senior visiting students and research scholars need to have their absences approved by both their supervisor and the dean of their department/school. Subject-study students should ask for approval from the professor(s) of the course(s) for their absences. Language students should ask for approval from the School of Chinese as a Second Language for their absences.
• Visiting students who have accumulated over a month of excused absences within one semester will be considered withdrawn from the university. Absentees without approval will be warned or even dismissed from the university in accordance with related PKU rules and regulations.
• General visiting students who fail to attend over one-third of their classes are not eligible to receive a certificate of achievement.
 
Extension of Studying Period
• Students will be considered for an extension of study upon request. The request will be approved by the International Students Division based on the students’ previous academic records and attendance.
• The extension application is usually in May and November. Students should pay the processing fee for their extension of study period.
 
Procedures before Leaving: Transcript and Certificate
• When finishing all the courses, students should come to the International Students Division with their student ID and apply for transcripts and certificate. Senior visiting students, research scholars and dropouts must complete required departure procedures before applying for a certificate/transcript.
• Students will receive a final official transcript and certificate upon completion of their studies. The first copy is for free. For more copies, the student should pay the necessary fees.
• During their studies, however, students will not receive any official certificate/transcript but may inquire about grades. If formal transcript/certificate are needed, they should pay for the copy/copies.


Regulations for Visiting Students Selecting Courses

Profile
• Language students must take a Chinese language course load of 18 academic hours per week minimum.
• Subject-study students normally take undergraduate courses. If graduate courses are needed, they should get approval from the department
.• Subject-study students should take courses of no less than 6 credits and no more than 20 credits per semester.
• Subject-study students should obey the principle of resource priority. Degree-seeking students of Peking University have priority in selecting courses. Courses provided by special programs first meet the demands of their students.
• While conducting research senior visiting students may take some graduate courses, if the department approves.
 
Selecting Courses
• Chinese language training courses should be selected under the guidance of the teachers at the School of Chinese as a Second Language.
• Undergraduate courses are selected online under the guidance of the relevant instructions released by the PKU Office of Educational Administration.
• Graduate courses are selected with the Course Selection Form. Students pick up the Form at the International Students Division and go to the department to select courses and then return the Form (with the official department stamp) to the International Students Division within the designated period.
 
Examinations and Grades
• Once the courses have been selected, they all appear on the final transcript.
• Students should take the final exam; otherwise, the grade will be zero.
• The International Students Division is in charge of issuing official transcripts to visiting students.
 
Miscellaneous
• Language students are normally not permitted to attend undergraduate/graduate courses. Exchange students at university level, however, while studying Chinese, may take English-taught undergraduate courses of no more than 6 credits each semester. Should another agreement exist, course selection will be executed in accordance with that agreement.
• Subject-study students may take elective Chinese language courses. However, they should not take any required Chinese language courses, otherwise, they must pay the required tuition fee.
• Exchange students at department level are only permitted to take courses of their department. To takes courses of other departments they should pay the required tuition fee.
 
 
General Course Selection Schedule
(In China the week starts with Monday and ends with Sunday)
A week prior to the beginning of classes (Zero Week):     pre-selection
The weekend prior to the beginning of classes (Zero Week):  draw courses
The first and second weeks: add/drop courses
Sunday 8:00AM of the second week: deadline for dropping courses
Monday 10:00AM of the third week: systerm closes
 
Others
1. Class Time:
1st period   08:00—08:50 7th period  15:10—16:00
2nd period   09:00—09:50 8th period  16:10—17:00
3rd period   10:10—11:00 9th period  17:10—18:00
4th period   11:10—12:00 10th period  18:40—19:30
5th period   13:00—13:50 11th period  19:40—20:30
6th period   14:00—14:50 12th period  20:40—21:30
 
For instance, on the class schedule “1-2” refers to the 1st and the 2nd periods, therefore the class time is from 8:00-9:50 am.
 
2. Shortened Names of Classroom Buildings: 
一/二/三/四教 ——►  the 1st/2nd/3rd /4th classroom buildings
理教 ——► Natural Sciences Teaching Building
电教 ——► Audio-Visual Education Building
 
NOTE: Please refer to the PKU academic calendar for more information about the starting date of the classes.
 
Tuition and Fees for Visiting Students 
1. Tuition
Field
 
Type
Humanities Sciences
RMB RMB
 
General visiting student
 
GVS1 26,000/year 30,000/year
GVS2
GVS3 18,000/semester
 
Senior visiting student
 
30,000/year 34,000/year
 
Research scholars
 
3320/month
 
2. Other Related Expenses:Processing fee for the extension of study period: 300RMB.
Fee for transcripts and certificates: 10RMB/copy
 
3.  Regulations for Paying Tuition:
(1) Students studying for more than one semester but less than one full year must pay one full year’s tuition. Students staying for one semester or less must pay half of the full year’s tuition.
(2) International students should pay their tuition fees within the university’s designated period. New students should pay their tuition in full during registration.
(3) The deadline for paying tuition is the last day of student registration.
(4) If students have to pay the tuition later than the deadline, they must submit a written application to the International Students Division to get approval.
(5) Students would be considered as being in arrears without reason, under the condition of:
(a.) failure to pay the tuition within the designated period;
(b.) failure to pay the tuition in accordance with the standard;
(c.) failure to pay the tuition without a written application for special permission via the International Students Division;
(d.) the written application for special permission not being approved.
Students will be dismissed from the university if they are already one week in arrears without reason.
 
4. Regulations Regarding Refunds
(1) Students wishing to receive tuition refunds must provide their original receipt in order to receive any refund.
(2) Students who discontinue their studies within two months of the start of the semester will only be refunded 50% of that semester’s tuition. Students who discontinue their studies after two months into the semester will not receive any refund for that semester’s tuition. The start of the semester is the first day of the first week of the semester on the school calendar and the departure date is the day when all the school departure procedures are completed.
(3) Students who fail to register during the stipulated time but already paid the tuition fee through wire transfer may process the school departure procedures within 6 months of the start of the semester and receive refunds in accordance with the regulations. If the tuition is still not claimed after 6 months into the semester, it will all be turned over to the university.
 
NOTE: According to China’s financial policies, all refunds require an original receipt in order to be completed. Please save all receipts in order to avoid any unfavorable consequences!

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