International Exchange Programs bring benefits to students by providing them with opportunities to have international exposure, to acquaint them with new cultures and global educational standards. Such activities are important components of the overall development of students, giving them awareness and helping them to adopt alternative, multi-faceted approaches to learning. With the changing global economic conditions, international exchange programs are becoming practicable and effective, increasing prospects of learning and gaining international experience.
The international students’ exchange policy of Daffodil International University (DIU) includes outbound and inbound exchange programs. In addition, a faculty exchange policy is also considered.
Under the outbound program of Daffodil International University, students will spend one or more semesters (up to a maximum of 3) in an international educational university/ institute. The program may also be for a short duration of one month or even less. The following rules will apply to students going abroad under outbound exchange programs.
2.1 Students who have completed at least three semesters at Daffodil International University and obtained a minimum CGPA of 3.0 will be eligible for outbound exchange programs.
2.2 To take advantage of this opportunity, the student must apply to the Director of International Affairs through the Head of their Department and the concerned Dean of the Faculty. He (Director) will scrutinize the applications and make a short list. He will then arrange for interview of the candidates through a board comprising: the Dean of the Faculty as Chairman and Heads of the concerned departments, as members. The Director will work as a member secretary of the board.
2.3 The board will select candidates based on proficiency in language, subject matter and other social skills.
2.4 The Director will forward the list of successful candidates to the Vice-Chancellor for final approval.
2.5 Prior to taking advantage of the outbound exchange program, the student must arrange to freeze his semester activity in Daffodil International University by submitting an application to the Registrar through the concerned Head of Department. The process of freezing all formalities will be free of any charges to the student.
2.6 The duration and number of semesters to be frozen will depend on the period which the student will spend abroad with the program.
2.7 Students going on outbound exchange programs will bear travel, food, lodging and other incidental expenses. In this regard an undertaking will have to be signed between the sponsor/guardian of the student and Director, International Affairs.
2.8 Transfer of Credits for Outbound Exchange Program
2.8.1 Transfer of credits will only be applicable in Government (Ministry of Education or relevant organizations) universities/institution of that country. For transfer of credits, the student must apply to the Registrar. This will be applicable only for undergraduate programs and equivalent courses and for courses completed with a minimum CPGA of ‘B’. However, in any exceptional case the equivalence committee’s decision will be considered. For transfer of credits, students must submit original transcripts and the prescribed syllables of the university concerned. Daffodil International University will only accept the credits of successful candidates within the program (short or long).
Students will get additional benefit without paying any extra money in the form of incentive/scholarship/waiver for course(s) completed but not matched with courses in DIU in their transcripts.
Foreign students wishing to take advantage of inbound exchange programs in Daffodil International University for one or more semesters (up to a maximum of 3) must apply to the Director, International Affairs through the Director, International Affairs of his own university. The following policy will be applicable for inbound exchange programs.
3.1 Inbound exchange programs will be applicable in Government (Ministry of Education or relevant organizations) universities/institution of that country.
To take advantage of this program, candidates must have obtained ‘B’ or the equivalent in their native university. Original transcripts and other relevant papers should accompany the application. The application should also contain a consent letter from his/her parent university. The student must be proficient in English. After successful completion of course(s) in DIU, the student will be awarded an official transcript/ certificate for those course(s).
Registration, tuition, residential requirement and other fees will be charged as per existing rules of the University. However, tuition fees may be waived as per agreement between the two universities.
In exceptional cases, students having a CGPA slightly less than B may be considered eligible for the program, provided the authorities of both countries agree.
4 . ACADEMIC STAFF EXCHANGE
Daffodil International University has already established academic links with top universities around the world. This will strengthen the academic staff exchange program of DIU. As a result, DIU faculty members will have exposure to modern teaching techniques and research potential. This exchange program will primarily be guided by the terms and conditions of the agreement between the two participating universities. The polices for the program are:
4.1 To take advantage of this opportunity, permanent faculty members who have served the University for at list three years may apply through the Head of the Department and the Dean of Faculty to the Director, International Affairs. The Director will make necessary arrangements for approval by the University Vice-Chancellor.
4.2 The exchange program will have a duration of a maximum period of one semester. However, in special cases, the duration may be extended for a further period depending on the agreement between the two participating universities. The participating faculty member will enjoy a monthly salary, allowances, benefits, bonuses, provident fund, etc. from his own university. The incumbent faculty member will also receive allowances (air fare, daily allowances, living allowances, transport costs, etc.) as per the conditions of the exchange program.
4.3 The visa and other paper processes linked to travelling to the foreign university will be managed centrally by the office of the Director, International Affairs.
Any issues which are not covered above and may arise during the tenure of the exchange program will be decided by the authorities of the two universities.
Professor Dr Md. Fokhray Hossain Director International Affairs
Professor Dr. Engr. A. K. M. Fazlul Hoque Registrar