Shenzhen Polytechnic Regulations for International Students
(For Students of Non-degree Chinese Language Course)
Shenzhen Polytechnic has been authorized by relevant administrative management department of the Chinese government to admit foreign students since 2004.The courses provided to foreign students have always been focusing on non-degree course selections of Chinese language and culture. These regulations are formulated to further promote the internationalization of Shenzhen Polytechnic and effective administration of international students.
International Office responsible for all the items of international student, and the education items are directly charged by International Education Department.
1. Applicable Students
These regulations are applicable to students who are non-Chinese citizens and formally registered with Shenzhen Polytechnic for the non-degree course selections of Chinese language.
2. Prerequisites for Admission
Foreigners over eighteen years of age with a secondary education background who are eligible to obtain a Chinese visa are qualified to apply for the non-degree course of Chinese language in Shenzhen Polytechnic, and are exempt from entrance examination.
1）Application for enrollment can be made for either spring semester or autumn semester.
2）Foreigners who wishes to apply for admissions at Shenzhen Polytechnic shall fill in and submit an <Application Form for International students> and provide photocopies of passport, diploma and transcripts. Originals of the above mentioned documents may also be required for verification. Applicants who have previously taken HSK tests or other Chinese language proficiency tests may provide their certificates or test results, which will be used for the purpose of class placement.
3）International Office requested the International Education Department at Shenzhen Polytechnic shall be in charge of the admission, qualification verification, registration and organization of necessary examinations and interviews.
1）The tuition for international students enrolled in non-degree Chinese language course at Shenzhen Polytechnic shall be determined by the I International Office. For details please refer to <Payment Instructions for International students>.
2）International students are required to pay the required tuition in one lump sum before they can begin their course study.
Education regulations for international students
5.The basic requirements of international students studying at Shenzhen Polytechnic
During studying at Shenzhen Polytechnic, the international students should follow blow requirements:
Work hard at study and make efforts to complete learning tasks.
Observe rules and regulations of Shenzhen Polytechnic。
Respect teachers and school staffs。
Pay respect to fellow students and be friendly.
Take an active part in sports to keep healthy and maintain good personal hygiene.
Develop a good attitude and study habits and behave well.
Play a constructive role in maintaining a civilized campus and orderly living and study environment
Abide by the relevant laws and regulations of the People’s Republic of China.
Respect the customs and habits of the Chinese people.
Maintain and promote friendship among people from all of world.
6. Regulations for study administration
1) In order for them to complete their study task, efficiently, the international students should observe all study disciplines and attend class. They should not be late for or absent from classes or leave classes early. They should not smoke, talk or use mobile phones in class.
2) International students should respect teachers and be friendly to classmates, and contribute to building and maintaining good relationship among teachers and fellow students.
3) In case of absence from class due to sickness or personal reason for up to 4 hours, students should submit a written application for Leave-of-Absence and ask the supervising teacher for permission; in case of absence from class for more than 4 hours, they must submit a written application to International Office and ask for leave. Students failing to do so shall be recorded as absence without proper reasons
4） During study, international students shall not seek employment or engage in business activities.
5) International students should follow the teaching plan to complete their course and take examinations. The examinations use a percentage grading system.
6) Students who fail to participate in an examination due to personal reasons shall be treated as intentional giving up the test, and their score shall be recorded as zero. However，in case of sickness or other emergent reasons, a student may submit a written application to the International Education Department for reschedule of examination and provide relevant proof. If the application is approved, the International Education Department will make arrangement for rescheduled examination and the students shall pay an extra fee for the examination. Their scores shall be recorded and treated as normal test scores.
7) The scholarships of international students shall be closely linked to students’ academic record and class attendance rate. Only those students whose average attendance rate reaches 85% in one semester are qualified for scholarships.
8） International students should choose the suitable class depend on their language level, after registering to the class, it cannot be changed. If actually need to change class or take some lessons from other classes, international students should submit the written application to International education office.
Regulations for Living in International Students’ Dormitories
Students’ dormitory provides international students with a comfortable space for living, study, and social life. In order to maintain an orderly environment, the following regulations are formulated.
1）If International students wish to apply for on-campus dormitory, they should pay the accommodation fee (including 1600 yuan for deposit) and the tuition at the same time, otherwise the student would be regarded as an extern student. An international student shall be assigned a dormitory room after they have made the payment. They shall not occupy other rooms or exchange rooms among themselves without prior notification of and permission from the International Education Department. International students should submit their passport and photographs to the teacher in charge of visa affairs within 24 hours after they move in the dormitory to register Temporary Residence for Foreign Visitors.
During summer and winter holidays the dormitory shall be closed. We don’t provide rooms for couples or family members of a student. International students shall not put up or accommodate anyone else in their dormitory unless they have acquired approval from the International Office and made extra payment. Normally two students will share one dormitory room. If a student wishes to live in one room by him- or herself, he or she should apply to the International Education Department. The application shall be granted if there are sufficient dormitory rooms and the student shall pay single room fee.
2) Dormitory room fees are as follows: 600 yuan/month/bed when two students share a room and 1200 yuan/month for a single student taking one room, 30 yuan/month/person for residential property management fee, 1600 yuan for deposit of the room, 200 yuan for deposit of the key and air-conditioner controller. The exchange students should pay deposit for the room and other fees as stipulated in the agreement between Shenzhen Polytechnic and their own university. After registration for each semester, the self-funded students can move to the dormitory after they have made the payment for the tuition fee and the accommodation fee (including 1600 yuan for deposit) and signed the agreement to abide by the Regulations for International Students’ Dormitory. Under special circumstances the student can apply to the International Office for delay in payment. A clerk would read your water and electricity meters every month and paste the bill on your door. Payment for the bill should be made within three days, failure in doing so may result in the suspension of water and electricity supply in your room.
3）Before a student checks in to the accommodation, he must sign < The Contract for International Students to Live in School Dormitory> and < Shenzhen Polytechnic Safety Responsibility Paper>, which will be kept for record.
After completing the documents of check in, students can get their room keys and an air conditioner controller at the Mentor’s office and sign on the corresponding form. Once entering the dorm, the student need to double check the items in the dorm according to the item list, the current readings on the water and electricity meter, fill in the <Shenzhen Polytechnic International Student Accommodation Registration Form> and sign for confirmation. At the time the student moves out, Shenzhen Polytechnic will retrieve the keys and air conditioner controller, check the room items against the item list. In case of any loss or damage the student shall make compensation for it. after this Shenzhen Polytechnic will refund the room deposit to the student.
If a student wishes to continue to study at Shenzhen Polytechnic and live in the students’ dormitory in the next semester, he should make payment for the tuition for next semester within the last two weeks of the current semester. The student then can use the receipt for tuition to make reservation for accommodation for the next semester Otherwise the student must go through all the necessary formalities for checking out at the end of the semester.
4) In case of any damage to furniture or other facility, residents should promptly report to the Accommodation Administration Office for repair or replacement. If the damage occurs as a result of improper usage, the resident should make compensation. If there are any existing damages when the students move in, they should immediately report the damage to the to their mentor or housekeeper.
5) Residents shall not engage in any forms of activities in violation of laws of the People’s Republic of China and Shenzhen Polytechnic regulations, and they shall not transfer or sub-lease their dormitory room, or accommodate others in their room. Residents shall not use the dormitory room for religious activities, violation of which will lead to immediate cancellation of resident’s accommodation qualification. If the consequences are serious, the student will be handed over to relevant authority for further investigation. The International Office retains the right to transfer a resident to another room if necessary.
6）Residents should abide by the provisions of fire prevention. Misusing power distribution box and fire-fighting equipment or storing inflammable, explosive items indoor are strictly forbidden. Residents are liable to all losses caused by the afore-mentioned misbehaviors. Residents should take care of electric safety. They shall not throw burning cigarette butts carelessly. In order to prevent fire, the use of heating equipment and high power electric equipment such as electric stoves, alcohol stoves, etc. in the dormitory is prohibited. Violation of these rules will lead to confiscation of the relevant electrical equipment. If any damage or accident occurs as a result of the use of such equipments, the violator shall be solely responsible for all losses and legal responsibility.
7) It is strictly prohibited to change the electric and cable wires or set satellite antenna. Residents are reminded to take care of their personal belongings and important documents to guard against theft. Make sure the door is properly locked before you leave the room. If a resident leaves his key in his lucked room, he may seek help from the dormitory guard or housekeeper, who will allow him to use the janitor’s key to unlock his room. It’s forbidden to borrow and use room keys to others’ rooms, or lend your own room keys to anyone other than your roommate.
8) Residents are prohibited to replace their door lock without permission. If the lock needs to be replaced due to a proper reason, the residents must submit a written application to the mentor. If it is approved, then the lock shall be replaced by a professional workers, and one spare key should be submitted to the dormitory service center or the mentor.
9) Residents should make the public places (including corridors and staircases) and their dormitory rooms a quiet, clean and comfortable place for everyone. They shall not pile up any sort of sundries or stain the wall. For each stain on the wall the responsible person shall be fined 5 yuan with a receipt for the fine. The forfeit will be used to reward to well behaved residents or for dormitory maintenance. It’s forbidden to keep any pet in the dormitory, once found, the violator will be given a written warning from the International Office, and send the pet away within three days. If the resident fails to do so or is found to keep a pet for a second time, the pet will be confiscated and the violator will be disqualified from accommodation.
10) Residents shall turn off the main room light before 23:00, while the use of table lights are permitted. It’s prohibited to make any loud noise after 23:00, such as talking loudly, play music loudly, or linger in the corridor or other public places and residents must get back to their own room. If anyone breaks this rule for the first time, he will get a warning, and if he violates again, he will be disqualified from accommodation.
11) Residents are not allowed to get out of the dormitory gate after 23:00 from Sunday to Thursday or after 23:30 on Friday and Saturday. If you need to go out in special cases, you should contact the housekeeper to fill in an application form (include: time of leaving, expected time of return, where you are going, contact person and telephone number, and declaring to take sole responsibility for personal and financial security).After coming back to school, you should inform the housekeeper by SMS or telephone call. Climbing over the wall or the gate etc is strictly forbidden, the violator will get a warning for the first time, and will be disqualified from accommodation for a second violation.
12) Unless they can produce a permission note from the dormitory housekeeper or they are under special circumstances, all residents who return after 23:00 from Sunday to Thursday or after 24:30 on Friday and Saturday need to follow the gatekeeper’s instructions and register as BEING LATE. Residents BEING LATE or not following the instructions will get a warning for the first time, and will be disqualified from accommodation for a second violation.
13) The Lounge Room. Residents can only use the lounge room after informing the housekeeper or appointed assistants and make the registration. The following behaviors are forbidden in the lounge room: being noisy, lighting candles, drinking alcohol, any activity which might affect other residents, and any behavior which is against the Regulations for Living in International Students’ Dormitory. Residents who have used the lounge room should clean it, turn off the power supply and leave it before 23:30. Residents shall not hold parties in the dormitory without approval from the International Office. Residents who do not follow the rules for the lounge room eg. using without registration, forcing open the door and other behaviors which is against the Regulation will get a warning for the first time, and will be disqualified from accommodation for a second violation.
14) To prevent bodily injury, residents should not play balls and skateboard or ride bicycle in the corridor. They should not sit on the handrail, jostle or fight beside the handrail. Nudity is banned in public places, violator of which will be given a warning for the first time, while a second violation will lead to disqualification of accommodation.
15) Boys are not allowed to enter the girls’ dormitory. Girls are allowed to enter the boys’ dormitory if they have got permission from the housekeeper, they need to leave the boys’ room at the specific time. Violation of this will lead to a warning for the first time and disqualification of accommodation for the second time.
16) Nonresident students who want to visit a resident student need to show ID documents to the door keeper. Before they can enter the dormitory, they should fill in a visitor’s form and leave their ID documents with the door keeper, which will be returned to them when they have completed their visit. Anyone other than resident students should not enter the dormitory without permission. During visit the visitors should not make any noise and keep quiet in the dormitory.
17) Residents should take good care of public property, save water and electricity. They shall not replace furniture, damage or remove the facilities in the dormitory building and room. Any loss or damage of the public property need to be compensated according to the cost.
18) Residents should maintain good personal hygiene and behave well in the dormitory. They should not brawl, heckle and throw bottles, lamps or other rubbish. Any activities that may interrupt or disturb other residents are banned.
19) Violators of these regulations will be duly punished depending on the severity in accordance to relevant regulations.
Reward and Punishment Regulations
1） Reward for excellent study performance
For the purpose of encouraging international students to work diligently and achieve better academic performance, Shenzhen Polytechnic has established the following scholarships for outstanding foreign students, details are as follows：
? Stay in compliance with Chinese laws and all regulations of Shenzhen Polytechnic, keep a clean record.
? Respect teachers and fellow foreign students, actively participate in group activities.
? Study diligently and aggressively, be honest and maintain good character, have achieved excellent scores.
? Be active and attentive in class, complete course assignments carefully. Grade average above 85 points and class attendance rate above 85%.
Any international student who meets the above four requirements are qualified to apply for the scholarship.
② Scholarships Category：
? Comprehensive Scholarship
Up to 15% of the total international students would be awarded with Comprehensive Scholarship, each scholarship recipient would be awarded RMB 1500 Yuan.
? Single Curriculum Scholarship
The quota of awarded students depends on the actual conditions of the applicants, each scholarship recipient would be awarded RMB 500 Yuan. The Single Curriculum Scholarship includes the following types:
a) Award of Progress (Apparent improvement in academic performance)
b) Outstanding Achievements(Participating actively in student activities with a strong sense of service）
c) Full Participation（100% class participation rate, no late-for-class or early quit）
d) HSK Award (Pass Band 6 or higher HSK tests while studying at Shenzhen Polytechnic)
Students may be awarded both Comprehensive Scholarship and Single Curriculum Scholarship at the same time.
① Skipping class without asking for leave would be considered Absence if no special occasion would apply.
② Being late for class for longer than 15 minutes would be considered absent for one credit hour, being late for class for less than 15 minutes each time but for three times accumulatively would be considered absent for one credit hour
③ In case of being absent for more than 20% of the total credit hours in one semester, the student would be required to meet with the director of the International Education Department. If the absence rate reaches 50% of the total credit hours in one semester, the student would be disqualified to sit for the final exams and to obtain a certification for the course. The student would only be given a proof of enrollment instead. If the absence rate amounts to more than 70% of the total credit hours in one semester, Shenzhen Polytechnic would dispel the student without refunding the tuitions, and contact the Bureau of Exit and Entry Administration of the Ministry of Public Safety to revoke the visa of the student.
④ During one semester, if students who absent from class achieve or more than 60% in first month, their will receive the written warning from students’ tutor, in second month, if these students continuously absent from class achieve or more than 60%, they would be required to meet with the director of the International Education Department, if the absence rate of students continuously achieve or more than 60% for three months, Shenzhen Polytechnic would dispel the student without refunding the tuitions, and contact the Bureau of Exit and Entry Administration of the Ministry of Public Safety to revoke the visa of the student.
⑤ For exchange students, the financial aid or stipend Shenzhen Polytechnic provides for them shall be linked to their class attendance rate. If a exchange student has been absent from class for three times in one semester without proper reasons, the above mentioned financial aid will be suspended automatically.
3) Regulations for Dormitory
① 从入住宿舍至每学期结束，未曾违反本规定任何条款的宿舍，将评为 优秀宿舍，给予书面表扬及一定的物质奖励。
① From the date of moving in to the end of each semester, those dormitories that have never violated any rules of this Regulation would be awarded Excellent Dormitory and be given certain material award.
② If any object or furniture for public use are damaged or missing from the dorm, the responsible student is required to compensate at the corresponding price.
③ Students violating any of the following rules would be warned for the first time and be dispelled from the dormitory permanently.
? Turning room lights on after 23:00, playing high volume music or talking loudly in the corridor or the courtyard.
? Leaving dormitory after 23:00 from Sunday to Thursday, or leaving dormitory after 23:30 on Friday and Saturday by climbing over the walls or gates.
? Coming back to dormitory later than 23:00 from Sunday to Thursday, or coming back to the dormitory after 23:30 on Friday and Saturday, and refuse to register with the dorm doorman properly during entry to the dorm.
? Not using the lounge room in accordance with the relevant regulations.
? Female students entering male dorms or male student entering female dorms without permission.