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					                                                                                                                 Annex I

                                                Leave of Absence

Students enrolling in different academic years are governed by different leave regulations as follows:

     Registration       Before         From 1 Sept 1999 to           From 1 Sept 2001 to              On or after
              date
                     31 Aug 1999          31 Aug 2001                   31 Aug 2004                   1 Sept 2004
Type of leave
Vacation Leave Up to 1                Up to 1 month in each        Up to 30 calendar days        Up to 14 days
(For full-time month       in         12-month        period       in each 12-month period       (excluding Sundays
students only) each      12-          during the normative         during the normative          and public
               month period           study    period    (for      study period                  holidays) in each
               during     the         MPhil students) or the                                     12-month period
               minimum                minimum study period                                       during the normative
               study period           (for PhD students)                                         study period*

Study     Min.
Leave     leave           Nil                    Nil                           Nil                         Nil
          period
          Max.       Leave of absence will not be granted A cumulative period of                 A        cumulative
          leave      for any consecutive period of more 12 months for all kinds                  period      of   12
          period     than 12 months                       of leave (i.e. vacation,               months for study
                                                          study and non-study                    leave for the entire
                                                          leave) for the entire                  period of study
                                                          period of study



Non-      Min.
study     leave           Nil                    Nil                           Nil               7 calendar days
Leave     period
          Max.       Leave of absence will not be granted A cumulative period of                 A       cumulative
          leave      for any consecutive period of more 12 months for all kinds                  period     of    12
          period     than 12 months                       of leave (i.e. vacation,               months for non-
                                                          study and non-study                    study leave for the
                                                          leave) for the entire                  entire period of
                                                          period of study                        study




* If students registered on or after 1 September 2004 would like to take more than 14 days of vacation leave in one year,
they may be allowed to advance the following year's vacation leave, subject to approval from the supervisor and the
Departmental Research Postgraduate Committee (DRPC). The maximum number of days of vacation leave that can be
advanced is 5 days. If students would like to advance more than 5 days, they are advised to take non-study leave on top
of the vacation leave instead.


                                                                                                      September 2004
                                                                                                      December 2005
                                                                                                         August 2006

				
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