Notice Regarding the Arrangements for Winter Vacation in 2021
January 12, 2021
Dear all international students:
According to the university's winter vacation of 2021 work arrangements, the winter vacation will start on January 15, 2021 and end on February 28, 2021. This winter vacation coincides with the high incidence of the rebound of the Covid-19 epidemic in winter, and the global epidemic prevention and control situation is still very severe. We hereby recommend that international students in China do not travel if non-essential, reduce unnecessary outings and gatherings, and try not to travel to other domestic cities, especially high risk areas or leave China, the following consequences caused by the risk of infection and prevention and control due to private travel will be borne by the students involved. The related work arrangements for winter vacation are notified as follows:
1. Application for access permissions to campus
During the winter vacation, in principle, international students living outside campus are not allowed to enter the school. If there is such a need, you should apply for temporary access to the campus through the international student management system, which will be submitted to the review of your department and the School of International Education. If you need to enter the campus to carry out research work, you should get the consent of the supervisor (no online procedures are required), and apply for temporary access to the campus through the international student management system one day in advance. International students living on campus are not encouraged to leave the campus if non-essential. If there is such a need, you should apply for temporary access through the international student management system (no more than 3 times per week), which will be reviewed by the department and the School of International Education. In addition, the travel information should be registered at the reception of the apartment, and the staff of each international student apartment will also check the winter vacation destination information of the students in their apartment before the holiday.
2. Application for leaving Wuhan or China
During the winter vacation, international students are not recommended to travel out of Wuhan. If you do need to, you are required to apply to the counselor/supervisor, the department and the School of International Education for approval. If international students need to return to their country, the students themselves should report to the embassy of their country in China for approval. For Chinese government scholarship students who leave China during the winter vacation, their living allowances will be suspended in accordance with relevant regulation. According to the relevant notice of the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Commerce does not provide air tickets for visiting home during the winter vacation. If you apply to return to the country at their own expense, you should apply to the competent authority of their home country and the competent authority will send a note to the Chinese embassy (consulate) abroad, only after the relevant Chinese embassy (consulate) in local agree and inform the training center of the Ministry of Commerce, then you can go through the relevant travel procedures. If you do not leave China as above required procedures, the relevant consequences will be borne by yourselves.
3. Other considerations
During the winter vacation, International students staying in Wuhan must pay attention to the electricity security, pay attention to the cold weather and keep warm, and maintain good study and rest habits. In case of any emergencies, please contact the apartment staff, the department counselor or the staff on duty of the International Student Office as soon as possible (duty location: Counter 1 of the Administrative Service Center; on-duty telephone: 027-87541868 ext. 8001).
Wish you a safe and peaceful winter vacation!
Wish you a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year!
International Student Office-SIE
Huazhong University of Science of Technology