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APPENDIX C Regulations Governing Grants to Foreign Scholarship Students and Fees for Self-Financing Foreign Students (February 1, 19SSJ State Education Commission People's Republic of China 1. Starting February 1, 1985, the State Education Commission of the People's Republic of China will apply the following standards in ex- tending financial aid, denominated in renminbi, to foreign scholarship students: a. Monthly living stipend: 150 ynan for undergraduates; 170 ynan for general advanced students and master's degree students; 190 ynan for senior advanced students and doctorate degree students. b. Monthly supplements for students majoring in physical education, navigation, dance, theater and wind instruments is 30 ynan. c. Monthly regional differential: 30 ynan for students in Guangdong and Fujian provinces; 10 ynan for students in Gansu, Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning provinces. The following expenses are covered directly by universities and col- leges for foreign scholarship students (and are not included in grants given to the students): a. 90 ynan for lodging for each student, 20 ynan for medical care, 12 to 14 ynan for activities per month, 40 ynan per semester for books. b. Other expenses, such as for furniture, bedding, water and elec- tricity, central heating, cooling devices, laboratory equipment, field trips and subsidies for winter clothing are covered by universities and colleges, subject to certain regulations. The total cost of such a scholarship is 6,000 ynan renminbi per aca- demic year. 2. The fee scale for self-financing foreign students set by the then 168
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APPENDIX C 169 Ministry of Education (now the State Education Commission) in 1980 is obviously too low. The fees being paid by self-financing foreign stu- dents are not covering the cost of their studies to their universities and colleges. Therefore, starting September 1, 1985, Chinese universities and colleges will charge self-financing foreign students the following fees: (Calculated in U.S. dollars. Foreign currencies must be paid in Foreign Exchange Certificates.) a. Tuition (per person per academic year) Liberal arts: $1,200 for undergraduates; $1,600 for master's degree students; $2,500 for doc- torate degree students; $1,200 for general advanced students; $2,000 for senior advanced students. Science, engineering, agriculture and medicine as well as physical education and arts: $1,600 for undergraduates; $2,500 for master's de- gree students; $4,000 for doctorate degree students; $2,000 for general advanced students and $2,500 for senior advanced students. Elementary Chinese language courses, and pre-university courses in mathematics, physics and chemistry: $1,200. b. Lodging fees: $1.50 a day per student in a double room (two beds) in a campus dormitory. $4 per day for a single room, assuming the college can provide this. If a student leaves the university or college, either because he or she has completed his or her studies or has sus- pended or discontinued them for any reason, his or her rent will be assessed according to the days he or she has used the room. c. Apart from the above-mentioned fees paid to the college by the self-financing foreign students themselves, the Commission will con- tinue to provide subsidies to universities and colleges that enroll self- financing foreign students. d. All expenses for board, medical care and field trips as well as for field work, laboratory experiments and professional trips outside the scope of the study program are to be paid by the self-financing foreign students themselves. e. Tuition and lodging fees may be paid in installments during the academic year. However, half of the total must be paid before the start of each semester. Students enrolled for more than half a year but less than one year must pay a full-year's fees. Those enrolled for one se- mester or less must pay a half-year's fees. Those who have not paid by the required time will not be permitted to register. Payment may be delayed in special cases only after the student's request in this regard has been approved by university or college authorities. But five percent of the total fee will be added on for late payment, a fee which must be paid no later than one month into the semester. f. The foreign currency paid by self-financing foreign students for college expenses will be converted into Foreign Exchange Certificates
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170 CHINA BOUND according to the exchange rates in effect on February 1 and September 1, respectively. g. Those who transfer to another university or college on their own initiative may not receive a refund for fees paid. Fees for their studies at the new university or college will be assessed according to regula- tions. h. These regulations do not apply to research scholars in China. Those who enjoy mutual exemption from tuition or other expenses under bilateral agreements are subject to the terms of their special arrange- ments. i. The fee scale for self-financing foreign students already studying in China remains unchanged. Undergraduates enrolled in programs leading to degrees may continue their studies under the old regulations through graduation and advanced students may finish their predeter- mined course. Anyone who wants to continue his or her studies beyond the current program will do so according to the new regulations. When these new regulations take effect, the old regulations governing fees for self-financing foreign students will be terminated.