[photopress:mba_fudan_uni_stiudents.jpg,full,alignright]It is a given that part-time jobs distract students from their research work. Now postgraduate students at Fudan University’s school of management will be banned from taking part-time jobs to earn extra money. To cover this they will have a subsidy of just over RMB1,000 ($132) a month.
Students will still be able to take internships or part-time jobs related to their academic research in management but must first register with school authorities and get permission.
At present, the Ministry of Education gives a monthly allowance of RMB200-300 to each postgraduate student — a drop in the ocean compared to Shanghai’s average living expenses of RMB800 to 1,000 a month.
Yin Zhiwen, the school’s vice dean who oversees education quality control said, ‘We understand students’ pressure to make a living, especially in a city with such high costs as Shanghai.’
Source: Beijing Review