According to gmw.cn, on April 26, 2020, Shanghai Jiao Tong University decided to expel 21 graduate students, most of whom are foreign students, which had aroused great public concern.
Per the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, they made the decision after holding a special meeting over the issue where they found all the 21 graduate students had violated the following regulations leading to them being expelled:
1. The students failed to complete their studies within a certain period of time required by the school as per the law, the length of schooling is generally two to three years for master students and three years for doctoral students;
2. They had not resumed their studies after the suspension period;
3. They had not registered since the 2019’s fall semester.
According to the Graduate School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, as the following students were unable to be contacted, a notice was sent to them for their decision of dropping out.
The announcement was deemed to have been delivered within 10 days from the date of promulgation.
Students on the list should have contacted the school immediately after receiving the announcement, received the written decision of dropping out, and going through the procedures of leaving the school as required.
If there was any objection to the school’s decision, the students may have, within 10 days from the date of service of the announcement, appealed to the school’s student appeal handling committee in written form.
If they had failed to do so, it would have been deemed as a waiver of their rights.