Organizations Administrative work regarding postgraduate education at SIFT is
jointly conducted by SIFT Postgraduate Office and Student Affairs
Office at the university level, and by specific schools that run
postgraduate programs. At the school level, postgraduate education
is generally the duty of a deputy dean.
Duration of Study Postgraduate programs normally last for two years and a half (for
academic degrees) and three years (for professional degrees).
Students outstanding in academic performance can apply for earlier
graduation, but the minimum duration of programs is two years for
academic degrees and two years and a half for professional degrees.
Students who have completed all program courses but who have not
completed degree dissertation, and students who, with valid
justification, have not completed program courses, can apply to
extend their study duration, but the maximum duration is four years
and a half for academic degrees and five years for professional
Postgraduate Programs School deputy deans in charge of postgraduate education and
directors of disciplines are responsible for formulating
postgraduate programs, which must be approved by their School
Degree-Conferring Sub-Committees. All programs should include:
1.Postgraduate program coursework; 2.Plan for encouraging students’ social practice and
innovation; 3.Plan for improving students’ research capacity,
including requirements for degree dissertation.