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Welcome to Taiwan Congratulations on choosing Taiwan as your study destination! When you arrive, you will take advantage of Taiwan’s world-class education system. You are going to experience a unique kind of education promoting a learning style that discovers opportunities, encourages creative, innovative and develops independence in Taiwan. We will help you build valuable skills to give you academic, personal and professional advantages. This guide you are holding contains all the basic information you will need to help you settle into life as a student here. Weather your stay with us is for a few months or a few years, we would like you to feel right at home with us. At the same time, we are a very cosmopolitan country, which means that you will have the opportunity to meet people from many different cultures, taste food from around the world, and celebrate some of the richest cultural festivals from the east and west. We wish you every success with your studies and hope you. Enjoy your time in Taiwan!

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Table of Contents Introduction

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1.1 About Taiwan 1.2 The Education System 1.4 The ESIT Consortium Universities

Why Study in Taiwan

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How to Apply

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Scholarships

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Living in Taiwan

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Useful information

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2.1 International Education in Taiwan 2.2 The ESIT International Graduate Programs 2.3 Research Strengths of Taiwan’s Higher Education 2.4 International Students in Taiwan 3.1 Applying for a Degree Program 3.2 The Application Process 3.3 International Graduate Programs 4.1 Taiwan Scholarship 4.2 The ESIT Southern Sunshine Scholarship (SSS) 4.3 Scholarship Opportunities from ESIT Consortium Universities 4.4 The TIGP Scholarship

5.1 Accommodations 5.2 Services 5.3 Living Cost 5.4 Transportation 5.5 Employment 6.1 Getting Proper Visa 6.2 Before Your Arrival

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Introduction ▪ About Taiwan ▪ The Education System

▪ The Elite StudyInTaiwan Program Office (ESIT) ▪ The ESIT Consortium Universities

1.1 About Taiwan • The Country

Separated from the Asian continent by the 120 kilometers wide Taiwan Strait, the main island of the group is 394 kilometers long and 144 kilometers wide. To the northeast are the main islands of Japan and the East China Sea, and the southern end of the Ryukyu Islands of Japan is directly to the east; the Philippines lie to its south across the Bashi Channel. The mountainous island spans the Tropic of Cancer and is covered by tropical and subtropical vegetation.

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Taiwan, also known as Formosa (from Portuguese: Ilha Formosa, "Beautiful Island"), is an island situated in East Asia in the Western Pacific Ocean and located off the southeastern coast of mainland China. Taiwan comprises most of the territory controlled by the Republic of China (ROC) since 1949. "Taiwan" is also the commonly used alternative name both domestically and internationally to refer to the Republic of China. The capital city of ROC is Taipei.


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Taiwan generally enjoys an oceanic and subtropical monsoon climate. The entire island experiences hot, humid weather from June through September. The temperature during the cool, mild winters averages 18˚C / 64˚F, and the average temperature rises to 31˚C / 88˚F Taiwan’s annual weather patterns are strongly influenced by the East Asian monsoonal flow. The winter monsoon lasts from October to late March and brings steady rain to northeastern Taiwan, while the central and southern parts of the island experience mostly sunny winters. Many of Taiwan’s 4 offshore islands are buffeted by powerful winds during this time. The summer monsoon begins with the “plum rain” season (so named as it coincides with the plum season) in May and June and usually ends in late September. During this period, the south experiences high levels of precipitation while the north remains comparatively dry. Natural hazards such as typhoons from May to September and earthquakesare common in the region.

• Languages The written language intelligible to speakers of all Sinitic tongues is Chinese, the only pictograph-based writing system still in use on a large scale. While mainland China chose to adopt “simplified” characters in a bid to ameliorate widespread illiteracy, in the ROC, “traditional” written characters are still employed. Though the official spoken language of the ROC is Mandarin Chinese, large segments of the population speak Holo or Hakka.

• Exchange rate The exchange rate for Taiwan is about 32 NT rate for any currency from the Bank of Taiwan website at: http://www.bot.com.tw/english/ Pages/default.aspx


Although Taiwan is located in the subtropics, in winter, cold fronts from Siberia often drive temperatures to below 10 degrees Celsius and high mountains even receive snow. In summer, however, due to the influence of the subtropical Pacific high-pressure system, temperatures frequently rise to 35 degrees Celsius and above. The island’s mercurial weather patterns are further complicated by the Central Mountains. Taiwan experiences relatively frequent seismic activity due to its location on the circum-Pacific seismic belt and at the junction of the Manila and Ryukyu trenches along the west side of the Philippine Sea plate (PSP). Geologists have identified a total of 42 active faults on

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the island. According to the Central Weather Bureau, from 1994 to 2008, about 20,000 earthquakes occurred annually in the Taiwan area, of which around 1,000 were felt by people each year. In central and western Taiwan, earthquakes are less frequent, of a smaller scale and with shallower focal depths. There was one exception to this, however, on September 21, 1999, when a major earthquake occurred near Jiji Township in Nantou County, about 150 kilometers south of Taipei, registering 7.3 on the Richter scale. It was the largest seismic event to affect Taiwan in the 20th century.

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• Special Weathers of Taiwan and Earthquakes


1.2 The Education System In terms of higher education, there are 163 higher education institutions in Taiwan with different emphases in academic research, teaching, and technical education. Among them, there are 112 universities (45 public) and 51 colleges (9 public) with 96 focusing on vocational training. For general education system, the educational structure comprises of schooling stages at different levels with a total of roughly 22 years of formal study. Generally, the entire process includes 2 years of preschool education, 6 years of primary school, 3 years of junior high school, 3 years of senior high school, 4 years of college or university (7 years for medical school), 2-4 years of master's degree program, and 4-7 years of doctoral degree program.

• Compulsory Education The Ministr y of Education (MOE) has implemented a nine-year compulsor y 6 including 6 years of primary education education and 3 years of junior high school education. After junior high school, students may apply for or take entrance examinations to attend high school or vocational high school. Introduction

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• Senior High and Senior Vocational Education There are two types of institution above j u n i o r h i g h s c h o o l l ev e l . T h e s e a r e senior high school and vocational high school, both of which take three years to complete. Vocational high schools offer courses in areas such as agriculture, industr y, business, maritime studies, marine products, medicine, nursing, home economics, drama and art.

• Junior College Education Junior colleges fall into two categories: the five-year junior college and the two-year junior college, each having a different set of admission requirements. Five-year junior colleges admit junior high school graduates and offer five-year courses of study. Twoyear junior colleges admit vocational high school graduates and offer two-year courses of study.

• Undergraduate Education University undergraduate programs require four years of study; however, students who are unable to fulfill their requirements within the designated time may be granted extension of up to two years. Specialized undergraduate programs such as dentistry or medicine require six to seven years, including an internship period of one year.

• Graduate Education Graduate programs leading to a master's or doctoral degree require one to four years and two to seven years, respectively. However, students who enter graduate school as part of their on-job training can be required courses or to complete their thesis or dissertation on time.


1.3 The Elite StudyInTaiwan Program Office (ESIT) The Elite StudyInTaiwan Project is sponsored by the Ministry of Education to provide services and create opportunities for higher education collaboration between Taiwan and the greater international community. The ESIT Program Office acts as a platform for academic exchange and coordinated services for international talent mobility and cultivation. One of the tasks the ESIT Program Office is charged with is to serve as a bridge for the international students who want to take advantage of the quality higher education system in Taiwan.

International Collaborations

To create opportunities for international higher education collaboration, ESIT has collaborated with the renowned talent mobility and cultivation projects such as Project 322 of Vietnam's Ministry of Education and Training (the cooperated program is called Vietnam Elite StudyInTaiwan, or VEST500), the Mekong 1000 project in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam, the Eastern-Central Vietnam (ECV) 1000 project, and the Singapore government scholarship program to send candidates to Taiwan.

The Vietnam Elite StudyInTaiwan (VEST) agreement between the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) of Vietnam and the Ministry of Education (MOE) of Taiwan was signed in September 2008 in Hanoi. This project aims to bring 500 college teaching staff to Taiwan to pursue their doctoral degrees within 12 years.

• Cooperation with Mekong 1000 Project The specific target of the Mekong 1000 project is to train 1,000 young staff overseas at master’s and doctoral levels from 2006 to 2013 to fulfill the human resource needs for the regional development of the Mekong Delta. The cooperation agreement was signed in March 2008 and ESIT acts as the coordination partner of Mekong 1000 project in Taiwan. The Mekong 1000 project is hosted by Can Tho University.

• Cooperation with Project ECV 1000 (Eastern-Central Vietnam) In December 2009, ESIT signed an agreement with the Eastern-Central Vietnam (ECV) 1000 project to facilitate the training of the 1,000 government staff in the eastern and central

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region (northern of HCMC) of Vietnam. Project ECV 1000 is hosted by the Vietnam National University at Ho Chi Min City.

• Cooperation with Danang City and University of Danang In March 2010, ESIT signed an agreement with the Danang City government and the University of Danang to offer higher education o p p o r t u n i t i e s to t h e g ove r n m e n t a n d university staff in the region at master’s and doctoral levels to fulfill the human resource needs of the Danang region. The project is hosted by the University of Danang.

• Cooperation with Singapore government ESIT has facilitated the candidates of the Singapore government scholarship program to come to Taiwan to pursue degrees. The candidates will serve as government officials after completing their education in Taiwan.

• Capacity Building Initiatives with the Philippines and Indonesia ESIT has been part of the initiative of MOE in creating higher education collaboration with the Philippines and Indonesia. Visitations to and discussions with governmental and nongovernmental human resource development projects have been undergoing.

Starting from year 2010, ESIT will expand its service to the human resource development projects and educational institutions in Southeast Asia and South Asia. With the support from the Ministry of Education and the participation of the ESIT Consortium universities, ESIT anticipates to continue to contribute to the international talent mobility and cultivation in Asia and around the globe.

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1.4 The ESIT Consortium Universities In order to coordinate the international education efforts for increased synergy among the universities in Taiwan, the ESIT has formed the ESIT Consortium consisting of 40 partner universities in Taiwan to offer more than 250 high quality English-instructed academic programs. The ESIT Consortium universities create sound international learning programs and environment to beneďŹ t both international students and domestic students. The ESIT Consortium universities offer high quality academic programs along with research projects, scholarships opportunities, and cultural activities.

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Chinese Culture University Chung Yuan Christian University Lunghwa University of Science and Technology Ming Chuan University Minghsin University of Science and Technology National Central University National Chengchi University 8 National Chiao Tung University National Ilan University National Taipei University of Technology National Taiwan Normal University National Taiwan Ocean University National Taiwan University National Taiwan University of Science and Technology National Tsing Hua University National Yang-Ming University Soochow University Yuan Ze University National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences

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http://www.pccu.edu.tw http://www.cycu.edu.tw http://english.lhu.edu.tw http://www.mcu.edu.tw http://www.must.edu.tw http://www.ncu.edu.tw http://www.nccu.edu.tw http://www.nctu.edu.tw http://www.niu.edu.tw http://www.ntut.edu.tw http://www.ntnu.edu.tw http://www.ntou.edu.tw http://www.ntu.edu.tw http://www.ntust.edu.tw http://www.nthu.edu.tw http://www.ym.edu.tw http://www.idc.scu.edu.tw http://www.yzu.edu.tw http://www.ntunhs.edu.tw

Chaoyang University of Technology Dayeh University Feng Chia University National Chung Hsing University National Taichung University National Yunlin University of Science and Technology Providence University Asia University Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology National Formosa University

http://www.cyut.edu.tw http://www.dyu.edu.tw http://www.fcu.edu.tw http://www.nchu.edu.tw http://www.ntcu.edu.tw http://www.yuntech.edu.tw http://www.pu.edu.tw http://www.asia.edu.tw http://www.ctust.edu.tw http://www.nfu.edu.tw

Kaohsiung Medical University National Cheng Kung University National Kaohsiung First University of Sciences and Technology National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences National PingTung University of Science and Technology National Sun Yat-Sen University National University of Tainan I-Shou University Southern Taiwan University Kun Shan University

http://www2.kmu.edu.tw http://www.ncku.edu.tw http://www.nkfust.edu.tw http://www.kuas.edu.tw http://www.npust.edu.tw http://www.nsysu.edu.tw http://www.nutn.edu.tw http://www.isu.edu.tw http://www.stut.edu.tw http://www.ksu.edu.tw

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▪ International Education in Taiwan ▪ Research Strengths of Taiwan’s Higher Education ▪ The ESIT International Graduate Programs ▪ International Students in Taiwan

In addition to information technology products, Taiwan's higher education has also been highly developed: there are 163 higher education institutions in Taiwan with different emphases in academic research, teaching, and technical education. Taiwan's society is known for its people's sincere hospitality. It's safe, rich in culture, and universities are strong in research and committed in teaching. Therefore, Taiwan is a great place for pursuing studies in higher education.

•World Quality Education, “Taiwan Price”

From 2004 to 2010, Taiwan's SCI and SSCI publication number has grown from around 20 th to 15th worldwide. The WEF (The World Economy Forum) Global Competitiveness Repor t has also highly ranked Taiwan's higher education and training sector. With the world quality and competitiveness, however, the cost of education and living in Taiwan is very reasonable and affordable.

• Gateway of Asia Pacific Taiwan is the central point of the Asian Pacific rim and the gateway to East Asia and especially to the greater China region. Taiwan is highly accessible from Asia Pacific countries and the transpor tation industry reached out to the whole world. This makes Taiwan a great place to start your advanced study and career.

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•Rich Culture & Friendly People

Multicultural development has been a major characteristic of Taiwan society, and is a focal point for regional culture and global business events.

•Highly Developed Industries

Taiwan has been known for the manufacturing of information technology products. Specifically, Taiwan is an internationalized place with vigorous industry and business operations competing with the best brains in the whole world on a daily basis.

•English-Friendly Environment

Taiwan is working hard to create a friendly international and English speaking environment for our international friends. Government offices and public affairs offices have created English and Chinese websites in order to assist individuals to access information and services, in a more efficient and convenient manner.

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2.1 International Education in Taiwan The number of international students in Taiwan has increased with the internationalization efforts of the higher education institutions from 1,283 students in 2003 to 8,801 students in 2010, mainly studying in engineering, technology and business management. The international students are from 169 countries around the world with about 62% from Asia. The top 5 source countries are Vietnam (1,826), Malaysia (1,589), Indonesia (740), Republic of Korea (441), and Japan(416). Most international students study in the area of Science & Technology (34.88%) and Business & Management (29.76%) although many do take their study in Humanities & Arts (20.18%). For international students from Malaysia, fields in Humanities & Arts are most popular (33.04%) while Social Sciences stand as secondary (30.08%).

2.2 The ESIT International Graduate Programs

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Currently, there are more than 250 English-instructed master’s and doctoral international graduate programs in 16 fields offered by the 33 ESIT Consortium universities. These fields include A g r i c u l t u r e , A rc h i te c t u r e & D e s i g n , A r t s , E d u c a t i o n , L a w, H u m a n i t i e s , Communications, Business & Management, Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Sciences, Social Science, Life Science, Earth Science, and Medicine & Health,and Sports & Health.

2.3 Research Strengths of Taiwan’s Higher Education Along with Taiwan's global leadership in information technology and electronics industries, the high quality of the higher education system makes Taiwan and ideal plans for students considering advance their education. According to the 2010 statistics by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), the number of research publication of Taiwan is ranked 17th in SCI (Science Citation Index) and 15th in SSCI (Social Science Citation Index). Taiwan is ranked 9 th in EI (Engineering Index), the largest engineering database. In The Global Competitiveness Report 2010-2011 by WEF (The World Economic Forum), Taiwan’s higher education and training is the 11th among the 139 countries ranked. In the Global Information Technology Report 2010-2011 by WEF (The World Economic Forum), Taiwan is the 6th among the 138 countries ranked. This reveals the high R&D capacity of Taiwan’s universities and the technology infrastructure of the society.


2.4 International Students in Taiwan Asia Rico Tedyono from Indonesia

Master Student of Chemical Engineering National Cheng Kung University

do I choose NCKU? The motivating factors for my decision are threefold: the university’s prestige, diversity and modern facilities. NCKU is one of the very few universities in Taiwan which can boast of having a truly multi-cultural student population. One of the main differences between NCKU and other university is its emphasis on hands-on experience. Almost all our core subjects consist of lab work. I feel that the most important thing about lab work is that it lets us have a feel of what we have learned and enables us to see the whole picture. Sometimes, I find myself collecting bits and pieces of a jigsaw puzzle during lectures and the lab work is the frame where I piece everything together. Real applications often involve a blend of a variety of technologies, and knowing the options and limitations help a great deal. The vigorous nature of the course teaches me to pick up new skills quickly and to work within a tight schedule. Without hesitation, I rate the graduate program and in particular Chemical Engineering at NCKU as an excellent academic experience. I have no regrets choosing the graduate NCKU Chemical Engineering Dept as my first choice to pursue my PhD and I would put it as my first choice again.

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was born and grew up in Hochiminh city which is one of the biggest cities Manlinh Truong in Vietnam. Because of the economic from Vietnam development rapidly, there are lack Master Business Administration of many people who are good at Chung Yuan Christian University business administration. That is the reason why I decide to study business administration in Taiwan. Due to the help of the Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), I have the chance to enter here and major in mater degree. Before I came here, I felt a little worry because I did not know how to adapt the live in Taiwan; however, after coming to CYCU, teachers and people in Taiwan are very kind. They also treat foreign students very well and always give the helping hand for us. Hence, I am very happy to learn in the CYCU and also thank the people in here. In addition to the things I mentioned above, CYCU always provides us with good studying conditions and help us to held lots of activities in order to cultivate the friendship between foreigners coming from Vietnam. For example: Organizing students coming from Vietnam in CYCU into a club and holding the activity to gather all Vietnam students in 2009 in Taiwan, etc. On behalf of all Vietnamese students, I would like to say our thankfulness to CYCU and we wish all international students - who have been studying in Taiwan – have good health, happiness and get high achievements in study.

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Asia Hello, my name is Hariyanto Gunawan.

I am from Indonesia. Since I came to Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), I like this campus. CYCU is Master Business Administration great school and the best private Chung Yuan Christian University University in Taiwan. Many faculties and depar tments are of fered for International students cover undergraduate or graduate programs. I am also impressed by the quality of professors here, majority are graduated from abroad and have years of industry experience. Besides that I also can learn Chinese here, school offers Chinese courses to International student. It is very useful for me when I go outside and communicate to others people.

Hariyanto Gunawan from Indonesia

Why Study in Taiwan

The Office of International Affairs here work very professional, they always help and support us. When we need something or get difficulty, we know where to find someone whom we could ask and everybody was always friendly and help us whenever we needed assistance. They also arrange many activities for International Student and make our life here colourful, life and not boring.

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I like campus life, the research atmosphere, activities and the people. They are friendly and kindness, here we all are like a huge community and family and everything is so close. The campus environment is so nice, many restaurant, cafe and night market are here and open until 3AM, these make us very convenient. Many International students here from many other countries and we can know different people, different perspectives, opinions, habits, point of view and etc. I really enjoy live and spent my time here. I can get good knowledge, problem solving skill, critical thinking abilities and culture sensitivity through academic and activity experience, so make us complete. CYCU is best private university in Taiwan and I recommend you guys to come and study here at CYCU and enjoy your life as well as I enjoying now.

Hoang Vuong Pham from Vietnam

Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering Dayeh University

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Pham is a PhD student at Depar tment of Mechanical and Automation Engineering. Because one of his friends also studies at DYU, he received some entrance information from him and decided to apply for a PH.D degree at the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering. The reason for Pham to make a decision to study at DYU is the well qualification of professors and he also can find a suitable research topic here. Besides, Pham likes the study environment in Taiwan. He was attracted by the Taiwanese culture and the traditional personality of Taiwanese. On the other hand, he feels the traffic system in Taiwan is really convenient.


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When we study at MUST, we live in the school dormitory. The teachers and students here help us too get familiar with the life in Taiwan and in Minghshin. Our professors are very enthusiastic and always use good methods to teach us. The University Library is also very modern and very useful for us to enrich our knowledge. Everyday, because Minghshin has a grand sport field; After class, we play many kinds of sports such as football, basketball, badminton, go swimming, etc.. So we are very happy and feel comfortable when we are studying at MUST.

Europe Piero Costa from Italy

Graduate Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language National Taiwan Normal University

I believe that everybody has a place where he or she is meant

to live. Well, that place for me is definitely Taiwan. Since I came to this island, the sun shone on me. NTNU’s teachers, students, courses and activities are great and fulfil my highest expectations. NTNU community made me feel at home, thousands of kilometres far away from home. Studying at NTNU is a wonderful experience that I strongly recommend to anybody who wants to pursue a high class education. By Piero Costa, National Taiwan Normal University

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name is Tran Huu The. I am a foreigner student in Precision Mechatronic Institute of Minghshin Institute of Precision University of science and Technology Mechatronic Engineering (MUST). After 3 months living in Minghsin University of Science Taiwan. My friends and I have a and Technology lot of memories we never forget. The people here are very friendly; they are willing to felp us as we need it. We also visit a lot of famous destinations during the weekend. When I have a chance to visit Night Market around the school, I am really impressed. There is a “sea” of people; we can find our various things from foods to accessories and the other stuffs. At night market, I can enjoy many kinds of traditional foods and play a lot of traditional games.

Tran Huu The from Vietnam


America Nisean Castillo from Belize

Department of Computer Science & Information Engineerimg National Chiao Tung University

Living in Taiwan for the past two and a half years has been

quite an enriching experience. As a recipient of the Taiwan Scholarship program, I spent my first year living in Taipei City, where I studied Mandarin Chinese. I am now pursuing an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Information Engineering at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Hsinchu City. Upon entering this university I was astonished by the warm and generous environment, which makes foreign students feel more at ease. We often hold many different activities to fortify the bond between local and foreign students, at the same time learning about each other’s culture.

Why Study in Taiwan

I’m quite sure that many students considering coming to Taiwan to further their studies have wondered about the food. Well, as a foreigner to the country, I thought of this as well. However, the food turned out to be pretty good. I have developed a passion for many Taiwanese dishes and I enjoy trying new ones whenever I have the chance. For the foreigner who needs more time to adjust, there are many restaurants and franchises that serve western dishes. This, therefore, creates a variety of dishes to choose from.

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In conclusion I can clearly state that the warm and welcoming atmosphere along with the generosity of the Taiwanese people have made universities here in Taiwan a conducive environment to successful study. My stay here as a student will surely be a time period that I will remember, and I therefore strongly recommend Taiwan as a place of study for anyone interested in furthering his/her education. So come and share the experience! I’m confident that it is going to be one of your most memorable experiences.

Africa Mary Mendy from Gambia Master of Agricultual Economics National Taiwan University

Mary Mendy majored in Sociology and Economics. She is a top-level

researcher in Gambia. Mendy is married and has a daughter, and said she hope to devote her knowledge of agricultural economics to Gambia’s development. Mendy said that she enjoys studying at NTU and hopes to finish her study by getting a Ph.D. at NTU.


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How to Apply ▪ Applying for a Degree Program ▪ The Application Process ▪ International Graduate Programs

3.1 Apply for a Degree Program In order to provide information service and to ease the process of application for international candidates, ESIT has built an online application system to provide access to the 250+ Englishinstructed programs from the ESIT Consortium universities and the ESIT online application system. To apply for a degree program from the ESIT Consortium universities, please visit our online application system (http://www.esit.org.tw) to start your application. You will need to prepare a list of application materials so that the Consortium universities may review your qualification for admission and scholarship.

International students who wish to take advantage of the convenience ESIT online application will go through the general procedure below: 1. Program Information Viewing the listed Englishinstructed programs offered by the ESIT Consortium universities. (http://www.esit.org.tw/pro_view. php) 2. Online Application Visiting http://www.esit.org.tw to register and apply for a program of study. 3. Reaching the Consortium Online application materials will be transmitted to the applying Consortium universities.

4. Review & Admission

The ESIT Consortium universities review candidate qualifications for admission and scholarship decisions while ESIT provides consultation and information to facilitate the process.

Applicant Online Application on the ESIT website

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ESIT forward application materials to ESIT Consortium universities of applicant’s choice ESIT Consortium universities review

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ESIT Consortium universities send the admittance letter to applicant Applicant decide on program when admitted by multiple programs Applicant confirm YES

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3.3 International Graduate Programs There are 163 Universities and Colleges in Taiwan. We have listed 216 English-instructed master’s and doctoral international graduate programs in 16 fields from the 40 ESIT Consortium universities, including: Agriculture (15), Architecture and Design (5), Arts (5), Business and Information Management (38), Communications (5), Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (21), Earth Sciences (3), Education (3), Law(0), Engineering (61), Humanities (9), Life Sciences (13), Medicine and Health (19), Sciences (9) , Social Sciences (7), Sports and Recreation (3).

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Department of Tropical Agriculture and International National Pingtung U. of Corporation (Bachelor Program) Science and Technology

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National Taiwan Ocean U.

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Aquaculture Department of Tropical Agriculture and International Corporation (Master Program) International Master Program of Agriculture International Master Programme in Aquaculture Science and Technology (IMPA) Marine Affairs and Resource Management Food Science International Master Program in Marine Sciences and Resource Management (ICDF) Marine Biology Department of Tropical Agriculture and International Corporation ( Ph.D.Program) ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN Institute of Ceative Industries Design (ICID) Commercial Animation Specialized Program Department of Art and Design Specialized Program in Commercial Animation Travel & Tourism

National Taiwan Ocean U. Master's National Pingtung U. of Master's Science and Technology National Chung Hsing U. Master's National Taiwan Ocean U. Master's National Taiwan Ocean U. Master's National Taiwan Ocean U. Master's/Doctoral National Taiwan Ocean U. Master's/Doctoral

National Taiwan Ocean U. National Pingtung U. of Science and Technology Chinese Culture U. Architecture and Design National Cheng Kung U. Ming Chuan University Yuan Ze University Ming Chuan U. Arts Ming Chuan U. National Yunlin U. of Cross Cultural Design Science and Technology Bachelor of Business Administration Program Yuan Ze U. International Business & Management Ming Chuan U. International Finance Program Ming Chuan U. International Trade and Management Ming Chuan U. Department of Business Administration Kun Shan U. National Sun Yat-Sen U. Business and Department of Business Management Information Department of Information Management Yuan Ze U. Management Department of International Business Management Dayeh U. Global Business Program(GBP) Soochow U. Global MBA National Taiwan U. Global MBA National Chiao Tung U. National Kaohsiung U. of Graduate Institute of Commerce - International MBA Applied Sciences

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Ming Chuan U. Central Taiwan U. of Science and Technology National Tsing Hua U. National Kaohsiung First U. of Science and Technology Southern Taiwan U.

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Chinese Culture U.

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International MBA Program

I-Shou U. Lunghwa U. of Science and Technology Feng Chia University Feng Chia University Yuan Ze University Yuan Ze University Yuan Ze University Yuan Ze University Yuan Ze University National Dong Hwa U. National Dong Hwa U. National Dong Hwa U. National Cheng Kung U. National Yunlin U. of Science and Technology National Dong Hwa U. National Dong Hwa U. Yuan Ze U. Feng Chia U. Yuan Ze U. Ming Chuan U.

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National Chengchi U.

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Chinese Culture U.

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Ming Chuan U. Yuan Ze U. National Tsing Hua U.

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National Chiao Tung U.

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Yuan Ze U. Southern Taiwan U.

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Feng Chia U.

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National Taiwan U.

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National Dong Hwa U.

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Southern Taiwan U.

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Feng Chia U.

Doctoral

Health Industry Management International Master of Business Administration International Master of Business Administration

International MBA Program (IMBA) Announcement Master's Program in International MBA Business and Master's Program in International Trade Information MBA Program in International Business Management MBA Program in Leadership MBA Program in Management and Service Science MS Program in Accounting MS Program in Finance Department of Business Administration Department of Finance Department of International Business Institute of International Management (IIMBA) Department and Graduate Institute of Finance of Ph.D. Department of Accounting Department of Information Management Doctor of Philosophy Program Ph.D. Program in Business Department of Information Communication Journalism & Mass Communication International Program in International Communication CommunicatStudies ions Masters,s Program in department of journalism Department of Tourism, Recreation and Leisure Studies Applied Computing Department of Computer Science and Engineering Department of Information System and Applications Electrical Engineering Computer Science (EECS)-International Graduate Program Graduate School of Social Informatics Computer M.S. in Electrical Engineering Science and Master's Program in Information Engineering and Electrical Engineering Computer Science Computer Science and Information Engineering Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering Ph D in Electrical Engineering Ph.D. Program in Information Engineering and Computer Science

Master's Master's Master's Master's Master's

Master's Master's Master's Master's Master's Master's Master's Master's Master's/Doctoral Master's/Doctoral Master's/Doctoral Master's/Doctoral Doctoral Doctoral Doctoral Doctoral Doctoral Bachelor Bachelor

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Field

Program

Geosciences - Geology Division and Applied Geology Division Institute of Marine Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology Institute of Marine Biotechnology Master’s Program for International Students in EARTH SCIENCES Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Department of Ethnic Relations and Cultures Geosciences Teaching Chinese as a Second Language Program Department of Curriculum Design and Human Potential Development Department of English The Graduate Institute of Educational Measurement and Statistics International Undergraduate Program in Mechanical Engineering

Earth Sciences

Education

University

Degree

National Taiwan U.

Master's

National Dong Hwa U.

Master's

National Dong Hwa U.

Master's

Chinese Culture U.

Master's

National Dong Hwa U.

Master's/Doctoral

National Dong Hwa U. National Taiwan U. Ming Chuan U.

Doctoral Doctoral Bachelor

National Dong Hwa U.

Master's/Doctoral

National Dong Hwa U.

Master's/Doctoral

National Taichung U.

Master's/Doctoral

Kun Shan U.

Bachelor

Bachelor/Master's/ Doctoral Bachelor/Master's/ Electrical Engineering National Taiwan Ocean U. Doctoral Civil Engineering - Structural Engineering Division National Taiwan U. Master's Communications, Navigation and Control Engineering National Taiwan Ocean U. Master's Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Yuan Ze U. Master's Science Department of Electrical Engineering Yuan Ze U. Master's Department of Electrical Engineering(Master Dayeh U. Master's Program) Department of Environmental Engineering(Master Dayeh U. Master's Program) Department of Industrial Engineering and Yuan Ze U. Master's Management Department of Mechanical and Automation Dayeh U. Master's Engineering(Master Program) Department of Mechanical and Electro--Mechanical National Ilan U. Master's Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering Yuan Ze U. Master's Department of Photonics Engineering Yuan Ze U. Master's DIGITAL MECHATRONIC TECHNOLOGY Chinese Culture U. Master's Graduate Institute of Civil Engineering and Mitigating National Kaohsiung U. of Master's Technology of Disasters--Master Applied Sciences Graduate Institute of Industrial Engineering & National Kaohsiung U. of Master's Management--Master Applied Sciences Graduate Institute of Industrial Engineering and Dayeh U. Master's Technology Management Graduate Institute of Mold and Die Engineering-National Kaohsiung U. of Master's Master Applied Sciences Graduate School of Computer Science and National Yunlin U. of Master's Information Engineering----Master Program Science and Technology Computer Science and Engineering

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Engineering

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Engineering

Program

Graduate School of Renewable Energy Engineering Graduate School of Safety, Health and Environmental Engineering----Master Program Industry Research Master Program International Graduate Program in Civil Engineering and Management (ICEM) International Master Program for Environment Sustainable Development, IESD International Master’s Program in Electric Power Engineering International Master's Program in Mechanical Engineering M.S. in Mechanical Engineering Master's Program in Aerospace and System Engineering Master's Program in Chemical Engineering Applied Mechanics Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering Chemical Engineering Department of Construction of Engineering Master and Ph.D. Department of Mechanical Engineering Industrial Engineering Department of Electrical Engineering Department of Electrical Engineering Doctoral Program Department of Environmental Engineering Doctoral Program Department of Materials Science and Engineering Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering Doctoral Program Graduate School of Engineering Science and Information----Doctoral Program International Graduate Program in Energy and Optoelectronic Materials: Master and PhD Ph.D in Mechatronics Ph.D. Program in Chemical Engineering PhD Degree of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Humanities

Department of Chinese Linguistics and Literature Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology Department of Foreign Languages and Applied Linguistics Department of Taiwan and Regional Studies ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURES Graduate School for Visual Arts Graduate school of Applied English/ Master program Department of Economics

University

Yuan Ze University National Yunlin U. of Science and Technology National U. of Tainan

Degree Master's Master's Master's

National Cheng Kung U.

Master's

National Central U.

Master's

National Sun Yat-Sen U.

Master's

Kun Shan U.

Master's

Southern Taiwan U.

Master's

Feng Chia U.

Master's

Feng Chia U. National Taiwan U. National Taiwan U. National Taiwan U. National Yunlin U. of Science and Technology Chung Yuan Christian U. National Taiwan U. National Dong Hwa U.

Master's Master's/Doctoral Master's/Doctoral Master's/Doctoral

Dayeh U.

Doctoral

Dayeh U.

Doctoral

National Dong Hwa U.

Doctoral

Dayeh U.

Doctoral

National Yunlin U. of Science and Technology National Taipei U. of Technology Southern Taiwan U. Feng Chia U. National Yunlin U. of Science and Technology Yuan Ze U. National Dong Hwa U.

Master's/Doctoral Master's/Doctoral Master's/Doctoral Doctoral

Doctoral Doctoral Doctoral Doctoral Doctoral Master's Master's

Yuan Ze U.

Master's

National Dong Hwa U. Chinese Culture U. Yuan Ze U. Ming Chuan U. National Dong Hwa U.

Master's Master's Master's Master's Doctoral

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BIOTECHNOLOGY Biotechnology Program Department of Bioindustry Technology(Master Program) Graduate Program for Biomedical Informatics Life Sciences Graduate School of Biotechnology and Bioengineering Entomology Faculty of Medicinal and Applied Chemistry Biotechnology Department of Life Science Plant Biology International Health and Nursing Administration Undergraduate Program Physical Therapy International Nursing Master of Science Program MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (MSN)

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Master Program in Clinical Medicine Medicine and Graduate Institute of Medicine--Division of Basic Health Medicine Graduate Institute of Medicine--Division of Clinical Medicine Graduate Institute of Natural Products Master’s Program, School of Dentistry & PhD Program, School of Dentistry Radiological Sciences(Master’s and Doctoral) Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene Transportation Science Astrophysics Graduate Institute of Biochemical Sciences and Technology Applied Physics Chemistry--Doctoral Programs Department of Applied Mathematics Department of Chemistry Department of Physics Physics Graduate School of International Affairs/ Master program International Doctor’s Program in Asia--Pacific Studies, IDAS Travel & Tourism Department of Social and Policy Sciences Master’s Program for International Students in Sport Coaching Science

Sciences

Social Sciences

Sports and Recreation

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University

Degree

Dayeh U.

Master's

Yuan Ze U. Yuan Ze U. National Taiwan U. Kaohsiung Medical U. National Taiwan U. National Dong Hwa U. National Taiwan U. National Taipei College of Nursing

Master's Master's Master's/Doctoral Master's/Doctoral Doctoral Doctoral Doctoral

Chinese Culture U. Chung Yuan Christian U.

National Taiwan U.

Master's Master's

Bachelor Bachelor/Master's/ Doctoral

National Taipei College of Master's Nursing Central Taiwan U. of Master's Science and Technology Kaohsiung Medical U. Master's Kaohsiung Medical U.

Master's/Doctoral

Kaohsiung Medical U.

Master's/Doctoral

Kaohsiung Medical U.

Master's/Doctoral

Kaohsiung Medical U.

Master's/Doctoral

Central Taiwan U. of Science and Technology National Taiwan U. National Taiwan Ocean U. National Taiwan U. Chaoyang U. of Technology National Taiwan U. National Taiwan Normal U. National Dong Hwa U. National Dong Hwa U. National Dong Hwa U. National Taiwan U.

Master's/Doctoral Doctoral Master's Master's/Doctoral Master's/Doctoral Doctoral Doctoral Doctoral Doctoral Doctoral Doctoral

Ming Chuan U.

Master's

National Chengchi U.

Doctoral

Ming Chuan U. Yuan Ze U.

Bachelor Master's

Chinese Culture U.

Master's


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Scholarships ▪ Scholarship Opportunities from ESIT ▪ Taiwan Scholarship ▪ The ESIT Southern Sunshine Scholarship (SSS) Consortium Universities ▪ The TIGP Scholarship

Various government agencies and then many ESIT Consortium universities offer scholarships to international students. The major scholarship programs are as follows:

4.1 Taiwan Scholarship Starting from 2004, four government agencies of Taiwan, the Ministry of Education (MOE), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), and National Science Council of the Executive Yuan (NSC), jointly established the Taiwan Scholarship Program to encourage outstanding international students to undertake degree programs in Taiwan.

● MOFA Scholarship ♦Recipients from countries that have diplomatic relations with the R.O.C. (Taiwan) or countries specified as being diplomatically favorable by MOFA. ♦Undergraduate and/or postgraduate degree programs. Embassies of the R.O.C. can also award a pre-degree Mandarin Language Enrichment Program (LEP) scholarship to recipients to improve their language abilities. ♦Amount of Scholarships : One economyclass, direct-route roundtrip international airfare ticket, plus a monthly stipend of NT$30,000 (approximately US$930).

● MOEA Scholarship ♦Recipients from countries other than those specified in the MOFA Scholarship. ♦Postgraduate programs only. ♦Amount of Scholarships: A monthly stipend of NT$30, 000.

● NSC Scholarship ♦Recipients from countries other than those specified in the MOFA Scholarship. ♦Graduate Programs in science and technology (physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, medicine and agriculture science, to name a few) ♦Amount of Scholarships: A monthly stipend of NT$30, 000.

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● MOE Scholarship ♦Recipients from countries other than those specified in the MOFA Scholarship. ♦Undergraduate and/or postgraduate programs. R.O.C.'s overseas offices can also designate a predegree Mandarin Language Enrichment Program (LEP) to recipients to improve their language abilities. ♦Amount of Scholarships: A monthly stipend of NT$25,000 (approximately US$775) for undergraduate or LEP study, and NT$30,000 for a postgraduate degree program.


4.2 International Graduate Programs The Southern Sunshine Scholarship (SSS) program is a joint initiative by the ESIT Program Office and the participating ESIT Consortium universities, which is designed for the candidates from Southeast and South Asia region who are interested in coming to Taiwan to pursue their advanced degrees. The Consortium universities provide English-instructed programs of study in various disciplines and tuition-waiver or up scholarships to qualified candidates.

4.3 Scholarship Opportunities from ESIT Consortium Universities

Scholarships

The ESIT Consortium universities provide many scholarship opportunities and high quality English-instructed programs to international students. Further information about the scholarship opportunities are available at the ESIT website at http://www.esit.org.tw.

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4.4 The TIGP Scholarship The Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) of Academia Sinica provides full fellowship support for all full-matriculated students for 3 years. The stipend levels are about US$950 (NTD$32,000) per month. For further information please visit the TIGP website at http://www.tigp.sinica.edu.tw

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▪ Accommodations ▪ Services ▪ Living Cost

▪ Transportation ▪ Employment

5.1 Accommodations

Off-campus

• Dormitories are single-sex • Usually 2 to 6 students share a room • Pets are not allowed • • • •

Housing costs usually range between NT$4,000-9,000 per month. Rent varies according to location. Rent does not include cost for utilities and amenities. Rental information can be found on the Internet or by visiting a local real estate agency. The real estate agents may take a service charge.

5.2 Services Insurance With the development in social economy and the implementation of National Health Insurance (NHI), Taiwan's medical standard and the quality of healthcare have been upgraded significantly. Foreigners in Taiwan are also able to enjoy these high quality medical services. Foreigners with an Alien Resident Certificate who have resided in Taiwan for four months must enroll in the National Health Insurance program. They have to go to the local administrative office to enroll in the NHI program. Before they are eligible for the NHI program, students can either purchase their own insurance or participate in a temporary health insurance program offered by the foreign student office inside their host institutes. When traveling overseas for a short period of time, either on business or on vacation, and then returning to Taiwan with a valid ARC, foreigners must remain enrolled in the NHI program.

Bank Account Most banks offer foreign currency exchange and banking services in NT dollar. Foreign students can open bank accounts with their passports and ARC cards. Individual who wants to open an account without an ARC card needs to get a universal identification number at the local police office.

Postage Chunghwa Post, the postal service of Taiwan, provides international and domestic mail services to the public. There are over a thousand branches disturbed all over the island, providing regular and express postal service. International students can apply for a postal box at the nearest branch. Students who receive Taiwan Scholarship need to open an account at a post office of Chunghwa Post. In addition, most convenience stores serve as pick up locations for international and domestic express service.

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5.3 Living Cost As the standard of living in Taiwan improves, the cost of living also rises on the island. But it is lower than many Asian countries. However, most imported goods and many types of services in Taiwan are expensive. If you can 'go local' and eat at food stalls and noodle stands, your food cost should not exceed NT$300 a day. On the other hand, you can spend a lot more if you decide to go to fancy restaurants.Many universities provide international students inexpensive or free dormitory as part of scholarship offer. For food and other expenditures, the cost could range from NT$ 6,000 to 12,000 per month depending on the area of residence.

5.4 Transportation By Air There are six domestic airlines providing services between major cities such as Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung and Hualien. Prior reservations are always required.

By Train

Living in Taiwan

• Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR) If you would like to save time, THSR is another choice. While traveling from Taipei to Kaohsiung takes 5 hours by train and 6 hours by car, the THSR takes only 1.5 hours. Advanced reservations are recommended

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• Train The railway network along the coastline is another economic option for traveling around Taiwan. There are four classes of passenger seats: Tze-chiang, Chukuang, Fu-hsing and Economy. Traveling by train is recommended on public holidays because it can avoid the hustle and bustle of the long distance highway bus service. Advanced ticket reservations are recommended.

B y Motorcycle/ S cooter & Bicycle Motorcycles and scooters are very popular means of transportation. Most universities provide motorcycle/ scooter parking around campus for students. Bicycles are widely used within campuses. Bicycle racks can be found throughout campuses.

By Bus & Taxi Each major city has its own bus system. Fares are inexpensive and service is frequent. Taxi fares start at NTD 70 (USD 2.1) and increase with the time and distance traveled. It is a good idea to have the name of your hotel or address written in Chinese when you travel by taxi.

By Passenger Car

In Taiwan, cars are driven on the right. • Metro/Subway Students with international driver licenses In Taipei and Kaohsiung, the metro system (MRT) may drive in Taiwan. However, driving is not provides convenient and comfortable transportation. recommended for those who are unfamiliar There are eight major routes in Taipei and two major with the unique road and traffic conditions routes in Kaohsiung, covering different parts of the in Taiwan. Traffic is heavy and car drivers two cities. Metro fares range from NTD20-60 (USD must watch out for slow-moving pedestrians 0.6-1.8). and bicyclists, fast-moving motorcycles and scooters, as well as other cars, buses and By Highway Bus trucks. Drivers have to be extra cautious. International or foreign driver license holders Long distance highway bus services provided can apply for ROC driver licenses at the local by private transportation companies are very Motor Vehicles Office. popular. They have an extensive network and a frequent service schedule. Tickets are usually competitively priced and some bus companies even provide 24 hour service.

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5.5 Employment Foreign students who have studied in school for two semesters or a language programmer for one year, with an excellent scholastic record, can work in Taiwan when one of the following circumstances applies: 1. Events of a serious nature have affected their financial ability to support themselves or continue their education, and the student can provide evidence of such circumstances. 2. An academic research institution at the student's school requires a foreign student to provide assistance in its work. 3. The student needs to take part in an off - campus internship related to his or her field of study.

Application for a work permit Foreign students who want to work in Taiwan must hold a valid work permit. With the exception of summer and winter vacations, students with work permit may work a maximum of 16 hours per week while the work permit is valid. The maximum duration of a work permit for foreign students, overseas Chinese students, and ethnic Chinese students is 6 months. A new work permit shall be applied after expiration. Students can apply for work permits at the Council of Labor Affairs, or each school office of students can apply collectively for work permits at the Council of Labor Affairs by mail. Application forms can be downloaded from the BEVT. The standard process usually takes 5 working days to issue a work permit. For other questions concerning work permit, please visit the BEVT website. • Employment Service Center, Taipei City Bureau Of Labor Affairs • Department of Labor, Taipei City Government • Taichung Region Employment Service Center (TRESC) To obtain information on work permits, please visit the Office of Student Affairs at your school or the Council of Labor Affairs: http://www.cla.gov.tw. It usually takes five working days to issue a work permit. Application forms can be downloaded from the Bureau of Employment and Vocational Training at: http://www.evta.gov.tw/

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For foreign students with proficiency in a special language, the Ministry of Education may, on a caseby-case basis, give its approval for such students, following their enrollment, to take employment as instructors at language institutes affiliated with universities, colleges, or junior colleges, or at language institutes affiliated with foreign cultural and educational organizations in Taiwan.


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▪ Getting Proper Visa ▪ Before Your Arrival

6.1 Getting Proper Visa Before you leave your home country to come to Taiwan, you will need to apply for a visa at your local Taiwanese Consulate. You will be required to take the following with you to apply for your visa: • Acceptance documents • Valid passport • 2 passport sized photographs • An application processing fee - varies country to country • A statement showing that you have enough funds

• You should bring some formal wear as well as traditional clothing from your culture for special occasions.

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and inform them that you intend going to Taiwan to 26 study and ask them which documents are required for applying for a visa. You should apply for a residence visa although sometimes a tourist visa is issued for

6.2 Before Your Arrival and you’ve secured your student visa, it’s time to start thinking of some of the practicalities of travelling to Taiwan. • It’s worth packing a few mementos from home that will give you some comfort when you’re missing your friends and family, but keep in mind that most airlines have a checked baggage restriction of about 20kg (about 44lb). • The type of clothing you should bring with you depends on the part of the country you will be living in, and the time of year you arrive. The semester in September, which is when most international students arrive. This means that you can probably get by with jeans, t-shirts

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and light jackets. If you arrive in time for the second academic semester by mid-February, you’ll need to pack some warm sweaters, long-sleeved t-shirts and a coat to cope with winter weather.

• You can bring your MP3 player along for the journey, and mobile phone and other electronic equipment, but make sure to get power adaptors suitable for use in Taiwan so you can charge it. • Lots of international students bring some pre-packaged food from home in their luggage. • You should also try to find a place for photocopies of all your important insurance documents, credit cards, ATM cards and your admission letter. • Make sure you also leave copies of all these documents with someone at home in case you lose the original copies.

• You also should bring enough Taiwan currency in cash for your first few days. Without carrying large amount of cash with you, credit cards are accepted at major hotels, resort, shops and restaurants. It is probably best, in terms of convenience and getting the best rates, to change money at the airport on arrival.


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