Enforcement Rules of the University Act
5.Amended on August 16,2006
6.Amended on January 24,2013
7.Amended on March 17,2014
Article 1 These Enforcement Rules are in accordance to the
stipulations in Article 41 of the UNIVERSITY ACT
(hereinafter referred to as the Act) Article 31.
Article 2 Universities referred to in Article 2 of the Act
shall include independent colleges, which may set
up departments or independent graduate schools.
Independent colleges complying with the
stipulations in related educational laws and
regulations may apply to rename the universities
in accordance with the stipulations in Paragraph
2 of Article 4 of the Act.
Article 3 Interuniversity research centers referred to in
Article 6 of the Act shall mean research
organizations established by more than 2
universities jointly in order to develop key
research fields and to centralize human resources
Article 4 After merger of universities, the newly established
university or the survived university after the
merger shall take over the rights and obligations
of the original universities.
After merger of a university and a academic
institution with prevocational classes for
prevocational education, to maintain the features
and functions of the original prevocational
classes, departments may be established upon
approval of the Ministry of Education if necessary.
For newly established universities after merger,
in case of public universities, the Ministry of
Education, shall appoint acting presidents, for
universities of municipalities, counties (cities),
the governments of municipalities, counties (cities)
shall appoint acting presidents, in case of private
universities, the boards of directors shall appoint
the acting presidents in accordance with Article 10
of the Act till the universities appoint their
Article 5 Universities shall appoint personnel out of their
universities as Deputy Presidents referred to in
Paragraph 1, Article 8 of the Act.
Article 6 (Deleted)
Article 7 Independent graduate schools established by a
university in accordance with Paragraph 1, Article
11 of the Act shall not be similar to colleges or
departments of the university.
Departments established by a university in
accordance with Paragraph 1,Article 11 of the Act
shall include master’s and doctorate classes the
same or similar to those departments in nature.
Graduate schools established by a university in
accordance with Paragraph 1,Article 11 of the Act
shall not be the same or similar to departments of
the college in nature.
Article 8 Credit courses referred to in Paragraph 2, Article
11 of the Act shall mean the design and combination
of interdepartmental, inter-institute or
inter-college courses in special fields; degree
courses referred to of the Act shall mean design
and combination of interdepartmental, inter-institute
or inter-college courses in special fields that award
To offer credit courses or degree courses, universities
shall be equipped with related departments, graduate
schools or colleges as basis and shall have recourses
like teachers, teaching space and equipment provided
by the departments, graduate schools or colleges.
Educational courses shall be transacted in accordance
with the Teacher Education Act and related laws and
Article 9 To offer credit courses in accordance with Paragraph 2,
Article 11 of the Act, universities shall hold meetings
on academic affairs at university-level for approval;
Establishment of credit courses of special fields
involving the control mechanism for training of human
resources stipulated by related agencies of the
government, universities shall be reported to the
Ministry of Education for future reference.
Credits to complete for credit courses shall be defined
by universities with regard to the integrity of the
design of the curriculum.
Article 10 Methods for universities to offer degree courses in
accordance with Paragraph 2, Article 11 of the Act,
universities are as follows:
1. Degree courses of recruitment outwards directly or
by universities or colleges shall be brought into
the quota plan of added and adjusted colleges,
departments, graduate schools as well as the
planning of courses and quota of student recruitment
, which shall be reported to the Ministry of
Education for approval before implementation.
2. Degree courses providing transfer of students during
the term of study or double degrees shall be
implemented upon the approval of the academic
affairs meetings and be reported to the Ministry
of Education for future reference. However, degree
courses of special fields concerning the control
mechanism for training of human resources stipulated
by related agencies of the government shall
be reported to the Ministry of Education for
approval before implemented. Credits required
for graduation of degree courses as well as other
proceedings to follow shall comply with stipulations
for different levels of degrees.
Universities shall publish names of degree courses or
names of the departments, schools and colleges that
have been crossed on diplomas of degree courses.
Article 11 To add or adjust colleges, departments, graduate
schools as well as degree courses and quota of student
recruitment outward in accordance with Article 12 of
the Act, universities shall report to the Ministry of
Education approval; the planning and results of
implementation shall be tracked and assessed by the
Ministry of Education as basis for the approval.
Article 12 Defining standards for colleges, departments,
institutes and degree courses of a university reaching
a certain scale with heavy academic affairs referred
to in Paragraph 3, Article 13 of the Act shall be
stipulated in the organization regulations of the
Agencies reaching a certain scale with heavy academic
affairs referred to in Paragraph 3, Article 14 of the
Act shall mean first-level administrative units in
universities; the defining standards shall be
stipulated by the Ministry of Education.
Article 13 Any universities equipped with a Military Education
Office according to the organization procedure shall
allocate a director and several military training
instructors and nursing teachers; the director shall
be selected by the president from personal with
sufficient qualifications or from 2 or 3 military
training instructors recommended by the Ministry of
Article 14 Universities shall formulate the staff quota plan for
university teachers and staff, national or private
universities shall report to the Ministry of Education
for approval before implementation; that of
universities of municipalities, counties (cities),
the governments of municipalities and counties
(cities) shall be transacted in accordance with
stipulations of the municipalities and counties
Article 15 (Deleted)
Article 16 The academic affairs meetings referred to in Article
15 of the Act shall be held and presided by the
Other attendants or attendants as nonvoting delegates
referred to in Paragraph 1, Article 15 of the Act
shall include academic and executive representatives;
the defining methods and proportion of attendants or
attendants as nonvoting delegates of the meeting
shall be stipulated in the organization procedure of
Article 17 For the long-term engagement stipulated in Article 18
of the Act, the term of engagement shall be defined
by the universities, and stipulations for dismissal,
suspension and refusal of reengagement shall be
specified in accordance with the Teacher Act and
Article 21 of the Act on appraisal of teachers.
Article 18 Basic teaching hours of full-time universities
teachers shall be stipulated by the universities.
Article 19 Universities shall formulate stipulations of
recruitment in accordance with Paragraph 1, Article
24 of the Act, which shall be reported to the
Ministry of Education for approval before being
formulated into the Student Recruitment Regulations.
Stipulations of recruitment referred to in the
preceding paragraph and proceedings concerning the
interests of the examinees shall be specified in
the Student Recruitment Regulations.
To entrust academic organizations or corporate
bodies for carrying out related businesses of
examination in accordance with Paragraph 2,
Article 24 of the Act, recruitment committees or
joint boards of universities shall sign contracts
with the aforesaid academic organizations or
Article 20 To recruit students who have already obtained the
bachelor’s degree or associate’s degree to study for
the bachelor’s degree, universities shall shorten
their term of study in accordance with Paragraph 2,
Article 26 of the Act.
Students studying for the bachelor’s degree
completing the credits required for graduation with
excellent grades within the stipulated term of study
may be allowed by the universities for advanced
graduation in accordance with Paragraph 2, Article
26 of the Act.
Article 21 Term of study for each level of degree as well as the
requirements and application procedure for reduction
or extension of the term of study stipulated in
Paragraph 1 through 4, Article 26 of the Act shall be
listed in the academic rules.
Article 22 Credits required for graduation of a bachelor’s
degree stipulated in Paragraph 5, Article 26 of the
Act shall not be less than 128 credits for a 4-year
term of study for a bachelor’s degree; for term of
study other than 4 years, the credits required shall
be extended or reduced according to the term.
To carry out educational experiments, universities
shall report the programs to the Ministry of
Education to approve the reduction of credits
stipulated in the preceding paragraph.
Credits required for graduation and conditions for
graduation shall be listed in academic rules of
Article 23 The calculation of credits for universities referred
to in Paragraph 5, Article 26 of the Act shall follow
the principle that 18 teaching hours shall be equal
to 1 credit.
Calculation of practical credits shall be stipulated
by the universities.
Article 24 Universities shall plan the curriculum according to
their features of development, which shall be
approved by related university-level meetings before
implementation and shall be reviewed or amended
When universities hold meetings on planning the
curriculum, student representatives shall participate
in the discussion on related resolutions; in case the
amendment for the discussed curriculum influences the
credits required for graduation and the calculation
of credits stipulated in Paragraph 5, Article 26 of
the Act, it must be published to the students.
Article 25 University students’minor study in other
universities, study of double degrees, courses,
and interuniversity optional courses shall be approved
by the students’university or other universities they
study.Universities shall define the charging standard
for students’minor study, study of double degrees,
courses, and interuniversity optional courses
Article 26 The membership fee charged by the Student Union in
accordance with Paragraph 3, Article 33 of the Act
shall be limited to that related to the handling of
the study, life of students and proceedings directly
related to their interests.
The membership fee charged by the Student Union or
by students in the name of the Student Union shall not
be prerequisite for the completion of enrollment.
Article 27 In order to actively make university affairs
information publicly available, in accordance with the
stipulations of Article 39 of the Act, universities
shall specify which information can be made public,
in what manner and form, and the application procedure
for accessing such information, and each university
shall establish a dedicated public information area on
the university’s website and shall designate a
university office or staff member to regularly update
and manage it.
The university affairs information referred to in the
preceding paragraph includes basic statistics and
trends; information about a university’s governance,
structure and programs, and its long-term development
vision; its performance, and the results of
assessments and reviews; where graduates subsequently
go, and achievements of alumni; financial information,
tuition and other fees; and details of financial
Article 28 These Enforcement Rules shall be effective as of the
date of promulgation.
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