1.Chinese Placement Test
All new international graduate students (including Master students and Ph.D. students while excluding those majored in Chinese Language & Literature) are required to take the Chinese Placement Test organized by the Graduate School and the School of Humanities during the first week after enrollment. For those who miss the test because of late registration, the Graduate School will organize a make-up examination on Sunday of the second week. The detailed arrangement will be announced later on. Those who fail to take the test is not eligible to exempt from taking the course Chinese.
2.Teaching Arrangement: Chinese
Exemption: Those who receive a qualified score in the Chinese Placement Test is eligible to apply for exempting the course.
Compulsory: All other international students will be enrolled into different teaching classes (Beginner level and intermediate level) based on their performance in the Chinese Placement Test. The course has 2 hours a week, and 32 hours in total. In the Fall semester, the course runs from the 3rdweek to the 18thweek; in the Spring semester, it runs from the 1stweek to the 16thweek.
3.Teaching Arrangement: Chinese Culture
Classes taught in English: The students who are in Beginner-level or Intermediate-level Chinese class will be enrolled in the Chinese Culture classes taught in English. The course has 2 hours a week, and has classes in both the Fall semester and the Spring semester at both Minhang and Xuhui Campuses. The students will be enrolled according to their respective campus of study.
Course taught in Chinese: The students who are eligible to exempt taking the Chinese course will be enrolled in the Chinese Culture classes taught in Chinese. The course has 2 hours a week, and has classes in both the Fall semester as well as the Spring semester at both Minhang and Xuhui Campuses. The students will be enrolled according to their respective campus of study. (Note: In the 2017 Spring Semester, only Xuhui Campus is available.)
Student who is familiar with Chinese culture can apply for Course Exemption to the instructor by submitting a signed form of Course Exemption of Chinese Culture. The instructor will review the application and decide whether approve the application or not. The applications approved by the instructor should be submitted to the graduate school(Miss Jiang, Room 337, Chen Rui Qiu Building)for review and archive. Please note that the students who obtain the course exemption permission are still REQUIRED to attend the examination of the course.
(2)Course & Exam Exemption
Student who has already taken and passed the examination of Chinese Culture at SJTU before formal admission is eligible to apply for Course & Exam Exemption, if allowed by his/her program curriculum. The application should be made within two weeks of the semester, by filling the form of Course Exemption of Chinese Culture and attaching the grade record of the course taken; the grade is valid for two years. After being reviewed and approved by the supervisor and the instructor, the application materials should be submitted to the graduate school (Miss Jiang, Room 337, Chen Rui Qiu Building) for final review.
(3)Students majored in Chinese Language & Literature
Students majored in Chinese Language and Literature are exempted from taking Chinese and Chinese Culture. Instead, some specialty courses should be taken.
Chinese: The grade for students granted Course & Exam Exemption will be registered as “P” (Pass), while for others depends on the final exam. If the final exam is passed, it will be registered as “P”. Otherwise, the student should re-take the course or attend a reexamination.
Chinese Culture: The students should take the final exam, and the grades will be marked as “A, B, C, D” according to their levels. The students who fail in the examination should re-take the course or attend a reexamination. The grades of students who are granted Course & Exam Exemption are recorded as their original grades.
Students can login the Graduate Education Information Management System (Graduate School Homepage-> Student Login) to lookup their Examination grades. If there are any objection to the grades, the student can submit a report including his personal information, grades, the reasons of objection, etc. to his school/department. The school/department reviews and stamps the report with school/department seal, and submits the report to the Graduate School (Miss Miao, Room 337, Chen Rui Qiu Building). The Graduate School will inform the related school/department to organize the grade re-check by the course instructor. Normally, feedback will be forwarded to the school/department within one week.
6.Change Personal Course Schedule
To guarantee the teaching order, the students are not allowed to change their teaching classes without permission. In special circumstances, the student can submit an application to change his/her teaching class within two weeks after the start of the course. The Graduate School will adjust his/her personal course schedule after approving the application.