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Title: University Act CH
Category: Ministry of Education(教育部)
Chapter 5 Student Affairs
Article 23
A student who has graduated from a public senior secondary school, a registered private high school, or an equivalent level school may enroll in a bachelor’s degree program.
A person who has a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent education level may enroll in a master’s degree program.
A person who has a master’s degree or an equivalent education level may enroll in a doctoral degree program. However, a student who is currently in their final year of a bachelor’s degree program and has outstanding academic results, or a student who is currently undertaking a master’s degree program and has outstanding academic results may apply to enroll directly in a doctoral degree program.
The standards for recognition of the equivalent education levels referred to in the preceding three paragraphs, and the regulations governing the direct enrollments in a doctoral degree program by students currently in their final year of a bachelor’s degree program or undertaking a master’s degree program referred to in the preceding paragraph, shall be prescribed by the Ministry of Education.
Article 24
Each university shall handle student recruitment in accordance with the principles of fairness, impartiality, and openness, independently or jointly with one or more other universities. Universities shall draw up regulations governing the admission methods (including examinations), admission quotas, verification of the identity of each person taking an entrance examination, avoidance of conflicts of interest, review of entrance examination results, procedures for handling appeals lodged by persons who took an entrance examination, and other related compliance matters and submit the regulations to the Ministry of Education. If the Ministry of Education approves the regulations, the university may then implement them.
A university may organize a university admission committee to handle student recruitment and admission or it may participate with one or more other universities to organize a joint university admission committee to handle student recruitment and admissions. A joint university admission committee shall engage in joint discussions of the matters referred to in the preceding paragraph and jointly draft the regulations referred to there. The jointly drafted regulations shall be submitted to the Ministry of Education, and if the Ministry approves the regulations, the universities involved may then implement them. Internal university admission committees and joint university admission committees may commission academic or professional organizations or foundation to handle matters associated with admission examinations.
The university or by the joint university admission committee shall formulate the regulations governing the organization, and responsibilities of the internal university admission committees and joint university admission committees referred to in the preceding paragraph, the eligibility criteria for academic or professional organizations or foundation to be commissioned, the scope of the activities and responsibilities of such commissioned bodies, of student recruitment committees or joint boards and qualifications, range of business, and other related matters and shall submit a copy of the regulations to the Ministry of Education for future reference.
In universities which have fine arts and art-related departments and/or institutes, the eligibility criteria and methods of admission (including examinations) to enroll in such a department or institute shall be handled in accordance with the Arts Education Act and related regulations, as well as the university’s admission regulations.
For all entrance examinations that a university conducts, it shall formulate rules governing examination venues and regulations governing how any contraventions of those rules will be dealt with and set these rules and regulations out clearly in its student admission information material.
Any person participating in any entrance examination who acts in contravention of the examination venue procedures or in any way that compromises the fairness of the examination shall be dealt with in accordance with relevant legislation, the examination venue rules and the regulations governing dealing with contraventions of those rules referred to in the preceding paragraph, and the provisions of the academic regulations of the university.
Article 25
Persons in any of the following categories who are entering a university to study for a degree is not subject to the published admission quotas or methods referred to in the preceding article: students from any area that has suffered a major disaster, children of parents who have been assigned to work overseas by the government, students who have participated in an international academic or skills-based competition and received excellent results, students who have been awarded for their excellent sports achievements, veterans, students from Mongolia or Tibet, persons who applied for naturalization in accordance with Article 4, Paragraph 1, Subparagraphs 1 to 3 of the Nationality Act and had their application approved, overseas Chinese students, students from the Mainland Area, and foreign students.
The students from the Mainland Area referred to in the preceding paragraph are not permitted to be admitted to colleges, departments, graduate institutes, or degree programs that the Ministry of Education has identified and publicly designated as involving national security and state secrets, after consultation with relevant government agencies.
The regulations governing the quotas, admission methods, eligibility criteria, the procedure schedule, formation of the student recruitment committee, selection principles, and other matters regarding the rights and responsibilities of persons taking an entrance examination, pertaining to the students referred to in Paragraph 1 who want to enroll in a university to undertake a degree program, with the exception of students from the Mainland Area, shall be prescribed by the Ministry of Education. The regulations governing the same matters pertaining to students from the Mainland Area who want to enroll in a university to undertake a degree program shall be drafted by the Ministry of Education but must then be approved by the Executive Yuan.
Article 26
The period in which a student should complete a bachelor’s degree program is, in principle, four years. However, this period may be extended by one or two years to accommodate the nature of particular departments, graduate institutes, colleges, and programs, and particular departments, graduate institutes, colleges, and programs may add a further internship period of between a half year and two years, to meet actual requirements. The period in which a master’s degree program must be completed is between one year and four years, and the period in which a doctoral degree program must be completed is between two years and seven years.
The periods in which degree programs must be completed referred to in the preceding paragraph may be shortened or extended. The university shall formulate the regulations governing the eligibility criteria, and application procedures for students to undertake shortened or extended programs and submit a copy to the Ministry of Education for future reference.
Students with any physical or mental disabilities undertaking a bachelor’s degree program may extend the period in which they must complete their degree program by up to a maximum of an additional four years, to accommodate their physical or mental condition and meet their learning needs, and regulations pertaining to mandatory withdrawal because of academic results are not applicable to these students.
A student may extend the period in which they must complete their degree program on account of pregnancy, childbirth, or looking after one or more children aged three or younger.
The number of course credits to be completed to be eligible to graduate from the bachelor’s degree program referred to in Paragraph 1 and the method for calculating course credits shall be prescribed by the Ministry of Education. The number of course credits to be completed to be eligible to graduate from its master’s degree programs and from its doctoral degree programs, and the regulations specifying the examinations and assessments that students must have passed to be conferred particular master’s degrees and doctoral degrees shall be set by the university and the university shall submit details to the Ministry of Education for future reference.
Article 27
If a student completes the prescribed credits for a credit course, the university shall issue the credits for that course to the student; if a student completes the credits required for a particular degree program and has passed the associated examinations and assessment with satisfactory results, the university shall award that degree to the student, in accordance with the law.
Article 28
Each university shall include rules governing university students sub-majors at that university or another university, studying a double major, studying an elective at another university, the retaining of admission eligibility, transfer to another educational institution, transfer to another department (section) or graduate institute, transfer to another degree program, student suspension of their studies, withdrawal from studies, cancellation of student status, assessment and review of grades and results, credit offsets and summer programs, assessment and recognition of foreign academic records and credentials, handling of student status while students do military service or are overseas, students being simultaneously enrolled in two different educational institutions, and other matters related to student status. in its academic rules, and the university shall submit a copy of its academic rules to the Ministry of Education for future reference.
The principles and procedures pertaining to the assessment and recognition of foreign academic records and credentials referred to in the preceding paragraph, and other related compliance matters shall be prescribed by the Ministry of Education.
Article 29
A current university student who has been given authorization may study for a degree in their domestic university and a foreign university at the same time. Each of the universities shall act in accordance with the provisions of related ordinances and incorporate details of related matters into their respective academic regulations and provide details to the Ministry of Education for future reference.
Article 30
Students undertaking a degree at any level in accordance with the provisions of this Act may earn some of the course credits in remote education mode. The regulations governing the proportion of credits that may be earned in distance learning mode, the prerequisites, and other related matters shall be prescribed by the Ministry of Education.
Article 31
Universities may offer continuing education, in principle, in the form of subjects or course credits. However, any student who has earned the course credits stipulated by a department or graduate institute, passed examination and assessment with satisfactory results, and had passed the entrance examination may be awarded a degree in accordance with the provisions of the preceding paragraph.
The implementation regulations governing the continuing education referred to in the preceding paragraph shall be prescribed by the Ministry of Education.
Article 32
To ensure sound and effective student learning and establish codes of conduct for students, universities shall formulate academic regulations and regulations governing awards and penalties, and submit them to the Ministry of Education for reference.
Article 33
To enhance educational achievement, each university shall invite the elected student representatives to attend all meetings on matters related to students’ academic activities and programs, and life, and the formulation of regulations governing awards and penalties.
Each university shall advise and assist its students to form a student association by holding elections in which all the students of the university have a vote, and to set up other associated self-governing organizations, in order to enhance the effectiveness of students’ on-campus learning and their ability to act autonomously.
Students are ipso facto members of the student association referred to in the preceding paragraph. The student association may collect membership fees from its members; the university shall collect such membership fees from the students on behalf of the student association if requested to do so.
Universities shall establish a student appeal system to handle cases of appeals made by any student, or by the student association, or by any other student self-governing organization against some university disciplinary action, administrative action, or some other university measure or decision, to ensure that the rights and interests of students are protected.
The regulations governing the handling of the matters referred to in the four preceding paragraphs shall be set out in the charter and by-laws of each university.
Article 33-1
When handling cases of the appeals referred to in Paragraph 4 of the preceding article, universities shall act in accord with the principles of objectivity, fairness, and professionalism and provide the appellant sufficient opportunity to make a statement and put forward their case.
The university shall inform the appellant, in writing or through some other appropriate means, of the decision made after a review of their appeal, and of the remedy procedures available if the appellant is not satisfied with the decision.
Details of the student appeal system shall be set out in the Student Handbook and be widely publicized.
Article 33-2
If the appellant referred to in the preceding article has lodged an appeal with the university regarding a matter that the university designated an administrative disciplinary action and the appellant is not satisfied with the university’s decision regarding their appeal, the person may initiate any further appeal proceedings available to them under the law.
If the appellant has lodged an appeal with the university regarding disciplinary action, or some other university measure or decision, that is not included in the administrative disciplinary action category, and the appellant is not satisfied with the university’s decision regarding their appeal, depending on the nature of the appeal, the person may initiate proceedings available to them under the law to seek a remedy.
Article 34
Each university shall arrange group insurance for its students. The regulations governing the scope of the cover, insurance benefit amounts, premium payment method, insurance period, insurance benefit payments, rights and obligations, and other related matters shall be set by each university. When a student files an insurance claim, the university shall actively provide the student with assistance.
Article 35
The particular fees collected by a university from its students, the uses to which the fees collected are put, and the fee amounts are not permitted to go beyond the related stipulations of the Ministry of Education.
The government shall organize student loans to help students to study at university; loans may be provided to cover the expenses of tuition and miscellaneous fees, internships, books, accommodation, living costs, student group insurance premiums, and overseas study or research; the regulations governing loan eligibility criteria, loan amounts, rights and obligations, and other related compliance matters shall be prescribed by the Ministry of Education.
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