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Does your university as a body have an admissions policy which is non-discriminatory or which details and explains the logic for any appropriate positive discrimination policies in admissions, which is publicly posted?

(1) In order to handle student recruitment affairs, the University has established the ‘Regulations on Transfer and Admission of Doctoral, Master’s and Bachelor’s Students’ in accordance with Article 24 of the University Act, Article 19 of its Enforcement Rules and the ‘Guidelines on the Review of Regulations Governing University Student Recruitment’.

(2) The admission prospectus of the University does not contain any discriminatory requirement to restrict the admission of students of a specific gender or of those with physical and mental disabilities.

The University’s Public Report on Self-assessment of Academic Affairs has mentioned the following policies for ensuring equal education opportunities and fulfilling its social responsibility. The relevant policies are as follows:

In addition to providing disadvantaged students with education opportunities in an active manner, the University also strives to develop a comprehensive supportive system for disadvantaged students in relation to their academic studies and daily lives during the study period. This allows the students to focus on completing their studies. The University invests resources in caring for and serving the society, in order to fulfil its social responsibility.

The University provides disadvantaged students with education opportunities:

1. Encouraging faculties to increase the admission quota proactively so that disadvantaged students have a greater chance of securing admission

(1) In recent years, the University has been offering additional admission quota proactively to admit indigenous and physically or mentally disabled students via various channels.

(2) To encourage faculties to offer additional admission quota for disadvantaged students proactively, the ‘Regulations Governing the Establishment and Promotion of the Recruitment Strategy Committee’ of the University stipulate that departments shall be granted an additional operating fund of NT$5,000 for each actual additional enrolment in classes in each academic year (including students from mainland China, overseas Chinese students, foreign students, physically or mentally disabled students, and indigenous students).

 (3) To cater to the comprehensive needs of disadvantaged students, the University has integrated supportive measures into the screening process in the second phase of ‘Individual Application’ for university admission in the academic year 2018. There are 10 departments (divisions) offering 12 admission places to disadvantaged students. Priority is also given to students from low-income or lower-middle income households and those living under special circumstances. The selection criteria in the second phase are also relaxed.

2. Reducing the financial burden for disadvantaged applicants – exemption from registration fee and provision of travel allowance for ‘Individual Application’

(1)The University allows economically disadvantaged students (those from low-income or lower-middle income households) to be exempted from the registration fee for the University’s self-administered entrance examinations including the ‘Second-phase Screening for Individual Application for Bachelor’s Degrees’, ‘Transfer Examination for Bachelor’s Degrees’, ‘Referral Screening and Entrance Examination for Master’s and Doctoral Degrees’, ‘Individual Recruitment of Physically or Mentally Disabled Students for Bachelor’s Degrees’ and ‘Screening and Selection of Skilled Students from Four-year Technical Colleges and Two-year Vocational Colleges’.

(2) During the screening in the second phase of ‘Individual Application’, the University grants students a travel allowance ranging from NT$150 to NT$1,000 according to their places of residence (See Appendix 1-59). The allowance will be distributed by faculties to eligible candidates on the day of screening.

3. Supportive measures for disadvantaged students

In order to support disadvantaged students in focusing on their studies, the University actively raises funds and establishes various supportive measures to improve the supportive mechanism for disadvantaged students. Support for disadvantaged students can be divided into two categories according to the goal of assistance: poverty alleviation (subsidy for tuition and miscellaneous fees) and emergency assistance (emergency aid funds and campus meal vouchers).

  1. Subsidy for tuition and miscellaneous fees as prescribed by the Ministry of Education

The reduced or exempted items include tuition fees, miscellaneous fees, pre-credit fees, base tuition and miscellaneous fees and other fees. The reduction and exemption of tuition and miscellaneous fees are applicable to students from low-income and lower-middle income households; physically or mentally disabled students; children of physically or mentally disabled individuals; indigenous students; students living under special family circumstances; surviving family members of deceased military personnel, public school teachers, and civil servants; and children of active military personnel. The Financial Aid Program for Disadvantaged Students in Higher Education Institutions targets students with an annual household income below NT$700,000.

  1. Active fundraising for emergency aid funds and campus meal vouchers

To motivate students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to strive for excellence, develop self-confidence and self-reliance, alleviate their financial burden during university studies, and allow them to study without financial worries, the University has established the following supportive measures: ‘Guidelines on the Implementation of Student Emergency Aid Funds’, ‘Guidelines on the Application for Mr. Wang Jin-pyng Emergency Aid Fund and Campus Meal Vouchers for Impoverished Students’, ‘Guidelines on the Application for the Student Emergency Aid Fund by Acting Bai Sha Culture and Education Foundation’, and ‘Regulations on the Distribution of Charity Meal Vouchers’. From 2015 to 2017, a total fundraised amount of NT$3.68 million was distributed.

Policy created (yyyy)   2014

The ‘Regulations on Transfer and Admission of Doctoral, Master’s and Bachelor’s Students’ of the University was formerly titled as ‘Regulations on Graduate Student Recruitment and Bachelor’s Transfer Students’. The title and contents were amended on December 3, 2014 and March 18, 2015, respectively.

Policy reviewed (yyyy)  2015

(1) Approved and put on record by the Ministry of Education in Order Tai-Jiao-Gao-(4)-Zi No. 1040045228 , issued on April 13, 2015.

(2) The University revised the contents of the Regulations again on May 31, 2017 in accordance with the enabling statute prescribed by the Ministry of Education. The amendments were approved and put on record by the Ministry of Education in Order Tai-Jiao-Gao-(4)-Zi No. 1060081175, issued on June 14, 2017.