Regulations by University of Science and Technology of China for safety of international
1. These Regulations are established in accordance with the “Higher
Education Law of the
People’s Republic of China”, “Law of the People’s Republic of China on Control of the Entry and Exit of
Aliens”, “Provisions for the Administration of Students in Regular
Institutions of Higher Education” issued by the Ministry of Education, and “Regulations for Enrollment and Training of International Students by Schools and
Universities” issued by the Ministry of Education, as well as the concern for the
state of international students at the University
of Science and Technology of China (USTC) for the purpose of ensuring
the personal and property safety of international students at USTC,
promoting their physical and mental health, and maintaining normal academic and living order on campus that
are conducive to a good environment of education.
2. International students
shall obey the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China, State Security
Law of the People’s Republic of China, Law of the People’s Republic of China on Control of Entry and Exit of
Aliens, and other relevant laws and rules; they shall not compromise China’s
national security, disrupt its public
interests or order, stay in China illegally, or interfere with its internal
affairs. International students shall respect the generally-accepted Chinese
code of ethics and social customs.
3. International students
shall obey the Regulations of the People’s Republic of China for Religious
Activities of Aliens within Chinese Territory and Regulations of Religious
Affairs. USTC respects the national customs and religious beliefs of
international students, but does not provide venues for religious programs.
International students are not allowed to propagate any religion within USTC or
to hold religious gatherings, post religious propaganda material or display
religious images in public places within university premises.
An international student shall register for residence in the city with the public security authorities within 24
hours of his/her arrival at USTC, and also go through the formalities for extended stay in this country with the
assistance of the USTC Office of International Cooperation (“OIC”) within 30
days of his/her arrival at USTC. An international student shall keep his/her
passport in good validity order and apply to OIC for its extension or renewal
45 business days prior to its expiration. USTC shall not be held responsible
for any loss or expiration of a passport due to a student’s own neglect. An
international student must leave China within the designated period of time on
completion or termination of his/her study. An international student who has
been expelled or ordered by USTC to terminate his/her study must complete
his/her process of leaving USTC within the allowed period of time. OIC will notify the entry and exit control
department of the expulsion or termination and they will confiscate the
student’s alien residential certificate.
5. An international
student may not engage in commercial business or hold a temporary job during
his/her period of study at USTC. A student shall ask his/her school and OIC for
permission to leave Hefei City (including during a holiday or vacation). USTC
shall not be held responsible for any off-campus issue/problem of those who leave
USTC without permission or do not return on time.
6. An international
student shall comply with the regulations that are applicable to on-campus
accommodations, and maintain the order and safety of the dormitory which
precludes keeping any outsider for even a night. In case off-campus
accommodation becomes an option, an international student shall first submit an
application to OIC for approval. Then a copy of the clinched housing rental
agreement with the landlord must be submitted to OIC. It is the international student’s
responsibility to register his/her off-campus residence with the public
security authorities. The international student shall be fully responsible for
any issue/problem involving his/her off-campus accommodations.
7. International students
shall obey Chinese traffic safety rules, follow the regulations of the USTC
Office of Security and Campus Management when using motor vehicles on campus, and
observe conventional driving etiquette such as slowing down when riding
electric or regular bicycles through the university gates and at crossings
inside the campus. Riding motorcycles on campus is not allowed.
8. International students
shall obey relevant rules of the Chinese government and USTC when they use
computer networks, and shall not log on to illegal websites or transmit harmful
or false information.
9. An international
student shall make a request to discontinue his/her study as soon as he/she has
been diagnosed by a USTC-designated hospital as having a mental disease,
epilepsy or any other serious disease that makes him/her unsuitable to continue
studies. The international student shall apply for termination of study, have a
guardian process necessary formalities and leave China within a week from the ending
date of suspension of study due to his/her incurable disease or ailment. .
students shall not engage in any activities in violation of the Regulations of
Public Order Administration, including but not limited to excessive drinking,
fighting, gambling, drug taking, transmitting or duplicating or selling illegal
publications /audio or video materials, pyramid sales, cultic religion, and
superstitious activities. An international student shall be held fully
responsible for any consequence of his/her violation of the Chinese laws and
regulations, USTC rules and these Regulations, including any damage to his/her own
life or property.
In the event of a major threat or damage to human life and/or personal
property, a student must report promptly to the USTC Office of Security and
Campus Management, relevant school or department, and OIC, and provide
assistance as necessary.
12. In the event where
student safety, education and management, accident processing and determining of responsibilities are not
provided for in these Regulations, relevant state laws and regulations and USTC
rules shall apply.
13. These regulations
shall take effect from the date of their issuance and OIC shall hold the
prerogative for their interpretation.
(In case of any
discrepancy between Chinese and English versions, the Chinese version shall