Implementation Regulations of International Graduate Student Assistantship at National Taiwan Sport University (NTSU)
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Article 1 These policies are established to promote the internationalization of NTSU, to recruit and to award outstanding international graduate students to study at NTSU.
Article 2 The term “international graduate students,” as defined in these policies, refers to students enrolled in graduate institutes who are not officially recognized as “overseas Chinese” or citizens of the Republic of China.
Article 3 Qualification:
The applicants shall not receive any assistantships from related agencies of bilateral governments and must satisfy at least one of the conditions below:
1. First-year international graduate students who are admitted to the university.
2. International graduate students who have studied at NTSU for at least one semester, and have received a minimum of three credits over the last two semesters with a minimum average score of 70 or GPA equal to or above 3.0 of each semester; students must not have minor/major demerits.
Article 4 Amount and duration of assistantship:
1. Once the graduate assistantship committee granted the applications, international graduate students may be eligible for a 100 % or 50 % off tuition waiver.
2. Full-stipend graduate assistantships: NT$ 8,000 per month; half-assistantship graduate assistantship: NT$ 4,000 per month.
3. For the fall semester, the assistantship will be granted from October to September of the next year; for spring semester, the assistantship will be granted from April to March of the next year. In addition, first-year graduate students will receive the assistantship starting from the month of registration; current
graduate students will receive the assistantship till the month of graduation. Suspended students will receive the assistantship till the month of suspension. Master students will receive the assistantship up to the second year at best; Ph.D. students up to the third year at best. The committee may extend the award period after evaluation if necessary.
Article 5 Application：
1. New graduate students should apply along with school admission.
2. Current graduate students should apply to Centre for International Affairs by September 20th for fall semester or March 10th for spring semester.
3. Application materials:
（1）Application for Graduate Assistantship. (Appendix I)
（2）Official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate programs. (Current students)
（3）A TOCFL (Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language), English proficiency test transcript, or proofs of academic excellence or outstanding performance.
Article 6 Evaluation：
The graduate assistantship committee is led by Dean of Office of Research and Development, and composed by deans of Office of Academic Affairs, Office of Student Affairs, and of all colleges.
The committee will evaluate the applicants and nominate candidates to the president for approval according to the NTSU fiscal budget of the current year. Scholarship priority is given to new graduate students and by priority of their application documents; current graduate students are given by priority of their grades of the previous year within the fiscal budget.
Article 7 The departments, graduate institutes or programs of the awarded students can form and announce their implementation plans for students’ learning activities based on the “NTSU Processing Rules of Protecting the Learning and Labor Rights for Students Served as Part-Time Assistants”.
The implementation plans should include learning principles, evaluation methods, credits or diploma requirements and award methods.The relationships between NTSU or the teachers and the students who participate in the learning activities mentioned above are not the employer-employee based. The learning activities are not the consideration relationships of labor services and compensation. Students who don’t pass the evaluation cannot apply for the assistantship for the next academic year.
Matters not mentioned herein should be implemented in accordance with the “NTSU Processing Rules of Protecting the Learning and Labor Rights for Students Served as Part-Time Assistants”.
Article 8 The graduate assistantship will be disbursed by NTSU public grants. If a shortage occurs, the graduate assistantship will be disbursed by university donation revenue.
Article 9 The regulations will take effect after being passed by the meeting of student affairs, and approved by the president. The same procedure will be applicable for amendment(s).