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Application Procedure for International Students, Tamkang University

 

 

  1. Eligibility & Related Regulations
  1. Eligibility
  1.  “International Student” here refers to an individual of foreign nationality, who has never held nationality status from the Republic of China (“R.O.C.”) and does not possess an overseas Chinese student status at the time of application, is qualified to apply for admission.
  2. Individual of foreign nationality, pursuant to the following requirements and who has resided overseas continuously for no less than 6 years (up to August 1, 2015) is also qualified to apply for admission.

1. An individual who also is a national of the R.O.C., but does not hold nor has had a household registration in Taiwan.

2. An individual who also was a national of the R.O.C. but has no R.O.C. nationality at the time of their application shall have an annulled status regarding their R.O.C. nationality for no less than 8 years (up to August 1, 2015) after an annulment of R.O.C. nationality by the Ministry of the Interior.

3. Regarding individuals mentioned in the preceding 2 subparagraphs, they must not have studied in Taiwan as an overseas Chinese student nor received placement permission during the same year of the application by the University Entrance Committee for Overseas Chinese Students.

The six year calculation period as prescribed above shall be calculated from the starting date of the semester as the designated due date for the time of study.

The term “overseas” as prescribed above is limited to countries or regions other than Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau; the term “reside overseas continuously” means that an individual may stay in Taiwan for no more than a total of 120 days per calendar year. If the calculated calendar year is not one complete calendar year, their stay in Taiwan should not exceed 120 days within the calculated calendar year period. The only exceptions to this method of calculation are for those who fulfill one of the following requirements with written supportive proof:

l   Attended overseas youth training courses organized by the Overseas Compatriot Affairs Council or technique training classes accredited by the Ministry of Education;

l   Attended a Mandarin Chinese language center at a university/college of which foreign student recruitment is approved by the Ministry, and to which the total length of stay is less than 2 years;

l   Exchange students, whose length of total exchange is less than 2 years; or

l   An Internship in Taiwan which has been approved by an authorized central government agency, to which the total length of stay is less than 2 years.

  1. An individual, who has foreign nationality and had applied for an annulment of the R.O.C. nationality prior to February 1, 2011 (the effective date of this amendment of Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan issued by the Ministry) for at least 8 years since the date, on which a revocation was issued form the Ministry of the Interior, up to August 1, 2015, will then be qualified to apply for admission as an international student under the amendment effective before Feb. 1st, 2011 and will not be subject to the limitation of the preceding clause.

※R.O.C. nationality is defined in accordance with Article 2 of the Nationality Act:

A person who meets one of the following requirements has acquired nationality of Republic of China:

(1) A person whose father or mother was, at the time of his (her) birth, a citizen of the Republic of China.

(2) A person born after the death of his (her) father or mother who was, at the time of his (her) death, a citizen of the Republic of China.

(3) A person born in the territory of the Republic of China and whose parents are both unknown or are stateless.

(4) A naturalized person.

  1. Applicant of foreign nationality, concurrently holding a permanent residence status in Hong Kong or Macao, having no history of a household registration record in Taiwan and, at the time of application, has resided in Hong Kong, Macao, or overseas continuously for no less than 6 years is qualified to apply for admission. The six year calculation and the term “resided overseas continuously” mentioned here shall be subject to the preceding second paragraph of the second clause.
  2. An applicant being a former citizen of Mainland China and holds a foreign nationality, having no history of household registration record in Taiwan, and at the time of application, has resided overseas continuously for no less than 6 years is qualified to apply for admission.

The six year calculation and the term “resided overseas continuously” mentioned here shall be subject to the preceding second paragraph of the second clause.

  1. Related Regulations
  1. International students applying for schools in Taiwan in accordance with the regulation in Article 2 and 3 of TKU Regulations Governing International Student Admission shall be limited to one application only. Upon completion of the course of study at a school in Taiwan, international students who continue to undertake higher academic studies at TKU, except for those who apply for graduate schools, shall follow application procedures as regular local students. Those who apply for graduate schools at TKU are qualified to apply under this handbook.
  2. International students shall submit the academic credentials that subject to the Regulations Regarding the Assessment and Recognition of Foreign Academic Credentials for Institutions of Higher Education, the Regulations Governing the Accreditation of Schools in Mainland China and Academic Credential Verification and Accreditation Methods adopted in Hong Kong and Macao. Students with a high school diploma are eligible to apply for undergraduate programs; Bachelor’s degree holders for Master programs and Master’s degree holders for Ph.D. programs, or with equivalent qualifications to that of Taiwan’s academic degree system. Students from Hong Kong, Macau, or overseas countries who graduated from high school in a year equivalent to the second year of senior high school in Taiwan, and from a school identical in level and form, or others who enter TKU with equivalent educational qualifications must complete an additional 16 credits within the time limit for graduation.

 

  1. According to the Article 4 of Regulations Regarding the Assessment and Recognition of Foreign Academic Credentials for Institutions of Higher Education, terms and conditions for recognition of academic credentials awarded in foreign countries are as below:

1. The diploma shall be awarded by an academic institution listed in the ROC Ministry of Education’s   reference list. Those not listed in the reference list shall be accredited by the foreign government concerned or foreign accreditation agencies.

2. The term of study and curriculum shall be the same as those prescribed by the equivalent ROC academic institutions.

With regard to the term of study and curriculum set forth in Article 4, Subparagraph 2, if the degree conferred by a foreign school is obtained through courses carried out via distance learning programs, the courses shall be taken with a school that is in compliance with Article 4, Subparagraph 1 hereof or with a domestic university under an international academic collaboration program; provided that, the amount of credits taken shall comply with relevant domestic regulations governing distance learning programs. 

  1. According to the regulation in Article 4 of TKU Regulations Governing International Student Admission, international students studying at a university or college in Taiwan may apply to transfer to study at TKU. Those wishing to transfer to TKU after being suspended from another university due to failed grades will only be allowed to apply for transfer to TKU by taking the standardized TKU Transfer Examination. Those who were expelled from study due to behavior issues, poor academic performance or a conviction under the Criminal Law will not be permitted to apply for admission. Transfer students entering TKU may apply to transfer credits during the designated application period for credit transfer. The TKU Regulations Governing the Transfer of Credits have been outlined separately and submitted to the MOE for future reference. For the students who study in Taiwan or in the foreign universities wishing to transfer to TKU, the accumulated period of study shall be at least 2 semesters.
  2. According to the regulation in Article 11 of TKU Regulations Governing International Student Admission, international students applying for the Extension Programs designed for returning education students, such as the in-service Master programs or the bachelor programs of night classes, shall have obtained legal resident status in Taiwan when application.
  1. Application eligibility is formulated in accordance with the “Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan” of the Ministry of Education. When the regulations are revised, the latest regulations of the Ministry of Education shall prevail.

 

  1. Application Issues
  1. How to Apply

You can choose to either apply online or send your application by mail or in person.

  1. Apply Online

Please apply in the application period and upload the application documents through the TKU apply online system.

http://exam.tku.edu.tw/foreign

Step1. Create your account

Step2. Fill in the online application forms.

Step3. Upload the required documents.

Step4. Complete the application and receive the confirmation e-mail. (Click the “submit the application” button to finalize the online procedure).

  1. Apply in Person or by Post Mail

Fill the application forms of the attachment 3 and send with the other application documents personally or send to the Admissions Section (the following address) by the deadline. DHL or FedEx service is recommended for application packages sent from overseas.

Admissions Section, Office of Academic Affairs, Tamkang University

No.151, Yingzhuan Rd., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City 25137, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

  1. Required Documents
  1. The application forms.
  2. Verification of nationality or a copy of passport.
  3. Recent passport-size bust photo.
  4. A photocopy of the highest education diploma or equivalent academic attainment verified by the Taiwan’s overseas office. (When the original diploma or equivalent academic attainment is written in a language other than Chinese or English, the English or Chinese translation of the diploma is required and has to be verified with official stamps by the Taiwan’s overseas office.)
  5. The official transcript of the highest level school which has the detailed history of the applicant’s academic records and is verified by the Taiwan’s overseas office. (When the transcript is written in a language other than Chinese or English, the English or Chinese translation of the transcript is required and has to be verified with official stamps by the Taiwan’s overseas office.)
  6. A financial statement issued within 3 months from a financial institution with a minimum balance of US$4,000 or NT$100,000, or a copy of scholarship award notification.
  7. Application fee receipt.
  8. Declaration for international students.
  9. Additional required documents by the intended department or other supporting documents (such as the study plans, recommendation letters and so on).
  10. Doctoral program applicants, a copy of master’s thesis or papers in related fields, plus other application materials specifically required by the concerned graduate institute.
  1. How to pay the application fee

Those who apply for more than one major, please multiply the application and fee according to the number of majors. Application without paying application fee (non-refundable) will not be processed.

  1. Pay within Taiwan

You can choose any of the following methods to pay.

a. Pay to our Cashier's Section by person at the office of Room B304, Business and Management Building, Tamsui Campus.

b. Or remit the payment according to the following remittance information.

Beneficiary’s Bank Name

華南銀行淡水分行

Bank Code

008

Beneficiary’s Account No.

167 20 0491688(12 Digits)

Beneficiary’s Account Name

財團法人私立淡江大學

Payment

Application fee

Bachelor

Master

PhD

 NTD

$1,200

$1,300

$2,500

  1. Pay from abroad

Remit the payment according to the following remittance information. Please select “OUR” for payment in the Outward Remittance Application Form of your bank. You shall bear all the remittance fees. In addition to the application fee paid to our bank, you might need to bear the fees for the correspondent bank and the receiving bank.

Beneficiary’s Name

 TAMKANG UNIVERSITY

Beneficiary’s Address

No.151, Yingzhuan Rd., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Beneficiary’s Bank Name

HUANAN COMMERCAIL BANK, LTD. SHIN YIH BRANCH

Beneficiary’s Bank Address

No.183, Sec. 2, Xinyi Rd., Da-an Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Beneficiary’s Account No.

119 200234638(12 Digits)

Payment

Application fee

Bachelor

Master

PhD.

USD

$64

$67

$104

SWIFT Code

HNBKTWTP

  1. Study Programs & Admission Criteria

Applicants should take notice of the requirements set up by the departments or institutes they apply for, such as additional application materials or interviews

 

 

College of Engineering

Study Programs

Degree

Remarks

Bachelor

Master

Executive Master

Ph.D.

Department of Civil Engineering

1. Scoring categories: academic performance, application documents, oral interviews and Chinese and English ability.

2. Applicants of the bachelor program in Civil Engineering shall claim either Division of Infrastructure or Division of Construction Business in the application forms.

Division of Infrastructure

v

v

 

v

Division of Construction Business

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Length of Study & Class Location

According to the rules in Chapter 7 of TKU Student Regulations, five years for undergraduate students of the department of Architecture, four years for the rest of the undergraduate students, 1-4 years for the master program students, and 2-7 years for the doctoral program students. Students from foreign countries, Hong Kong or Macau, who graduate from schools of the same type and level that are equivalent to second year students in a high school in Taiwan have the same academic qualifications to enter school and must add sixteen credits to the total credits required for graduation within the specified amount of time allowed to complete the degree. The term of withdrawal of students shall not be counted in their course of instruction at school.

  1. Dormitory & Tuition Fees (Tentative)
  1. Dormitory Fees

http://www.acad.tku.edu.tw/AS/news/news.php?class=203

New students of Tamsui Campus who intend applying for the school dormitory shall submit the housing application form to the International and Mainland Student Guidance Section after receiving the admission notice. The housing application form will be sent with the admission notice or found on the Admission News section of the TKU website.

 

Payment items

Payment cycle

Sung-tao Hall -Female Dormitory In Tamsui Campus

Dan Jiang Hall In Tamsui Campus

Dormitory

in Lanyang Campus

Accommodation Dormitory fee

Each semester

NT$10,900

NT$19,250

NT$9,000

Deposit

Each academic year

NT$2,000

NT$3,000

NT$500

Management fee

Each semester

NT$0

NT$3,000

Nil

Utilities

N/A

NT$0

According to the meters

Nil

Air-conditioning fee

N/A

Use cards to make payment by meter degrees

Calculated by computers

(paid along with water & electricity bills)

By unit

Internet access & telephone fee

Each

semester

NT$639 (excluding summer & winter vacation periods)

NT$0

NT$1,520 (excluding summer and winter vacation period)

Self-government association fee

Each academic year

NT$100

NT$100

NT$500

Housing period

(1) Starting from the beginning of next school year to the notified date.

(2) Winter and Summer vacation shall be applied with extra payment. (All dorms are closed during Chinese New Year holidays.)

Starting from the beginning of next school year, to the notified date.. (Winter and Summer vacation shall be applied with extra payment.)

(1) Starting from the beginning of next school year to the notified date.

(2) Winter and Summer vacation shall be applied with extra payment.

Notes

(1) Room for 4 students.

(2) Female Dormitory In Tamsui Campus

(1) Studio room for 3 or 4 student, with elevator.

(2) Walking in 10-12minutes from campus. Great living function.

(3)3rd to 6th Floor for female, 7th to14th Floor for male.

Room for 2 students; located in Lanyang Campus

 

 

  1. Tuition Fees
  1. New students will receive the tuition fees bill on the registration date and the payment shall be paid by the designated date to finish the registration.
  2. Miscellaneous fees for the students admitted beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year are to be increased. The following chart is the tuition and miscellaneous fees for the 2014-2015 Academic Year for reference.

                                        Item

College

Tuition

Miscellaneous Fees

Credit Fee

College of Liberal Arts

College of Foreign Languages and Literatures

College of International Studies

College of Education

Department of English Language and Culture (English- Taught Program)

Department of Global Politics and Economics (English- Taught Program)

NT$39,000

NT$7,880

NT$1,350

College of Sciences

NT$40,800

NT$13,460

NT$1,480

College of Engineering

Department of Innovative Information and Technology

NT$40,800

NT$13,920

NT$1,480

College of Business and Management

Department of International Tourism Management

NT$39,000

NT$8,590

NT$1,350

Executive Master programs

 

NT$10,810

NT$5,755 ~ NT$8,060

  1. Graduation Requirements

Before the graduation, all undergraduates should not only complete all the courses required by the department but also pass the English proficiency benchmark test assigned by the department and school. The undergraduates of Lanyang Campus should pass the English proficiency benchmark of TOEFL-IBT 61 or IELTS5.5orTOEIC 620. Regarding other requirements of graduation, please refer to the TKU Student Regulations (http://english.acad.tku.edu.tw/regulat.asp) and the website of each department or graduate institute.

 

  1. Chinese Language Center

 

Regular Chinese Language Program

The Regular Chinese Language Program is designed for students who are studying Chinese as a second language. Each term consists of 15 weeks. A new term begins each month and instruction is given all year round. Classes are arranged at 9 levels, from Elementary to Advanced. International classes provide different learning scenarios for students to develop their language skills. Classes are conducted in Mandarin.

Type of Class: International group    

Tuition: NT$27,000 / 15 weeks   Lessons are held from Monday to Friday

Time of Class: 08:40~11:30 or 13:10~16:00 

 

Intensive Summer Chinese Language Program

Designed for age from 14 to 30, the Intensive Chinese Language Program allows participants to improve their Chinese and learn more about Chinese culture and life in Taiwan. The program is held at the TKU Tamsui Campus. Two weeks Spring Program starts from March. Summer Program starts from early July and runs for 3 or 6 weeks. Each day, students will take part in five 50-minute sessions. Each week students will take 20 hours of Chinese language classes and participate in 8 hours of field trips around Taipei.

2-week course: NT. 28,000  3-week course: NT. 40,000    6-week course: NT. 65,000

Fee includes tuition, books, meals (except 2 weeks program), accident insurance, field trips, and on-campus accommodation; the 6-week program also includes a 3-day 2-night trip to central or southern part of Taiwan.A placement test (to be conducted on the first day of program start) involves listening, speaking, reading and writing.

  1. 3 levels of Chinese language classes: Basic, intermediate and advanced, focusing

    on different aspects of the Chinese language

  1. Weekly field trips to destinations around Taipei City and Tamsui.
  2. Free airport pick up and/or drop off service (for groups with more than 15 participants arriving and/or depart

 

  1. TKU Regulations Governing International Student Admission

1. These regulations were formulated in accordance with Article 6 of the Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan and issued by the Ministry of Education (the “Ministry”).

2. An individual of foreign nationality, who has never held nationality status from the Republic of China (“R.O.C.”) and who does not possess an overseas Chinese student status at the time of their application, is qualified to apply for admission under this regulation.

An individual of foreign nationality, pursuant to the following requirements and who has resided overseas continuously for no less than 6 years is also qualified to apply for admission under this regulation.

(1) An individual who also is a national of the R.O.C., but does not hold nor has had a household registration in Taiwan.

(2) An individual who also was a national of the R.O.C. but has no R.O.C. nationality at the time of their application shall have an annulled status regarding their R.O.C. nationality for no less than 8 years after an annulment of R.O.C. nationality by the Ministry of the Interior.

(3) Regarding individuals mentioned in the preceding 2 subparagraphs, they must not have studied in Taiwan as an overseas Chinese student nor received placement permission during the same year of the application by the University Entrance Committee for Overseas Chinese Students.

According to the Education Cooperation Framework Agreement, a foreign national who was selected by a foreign government, organization, or school, and does not hold a household registration from the time of their birth is not subject to the limitations as prescribed in the preceding 2 paragraphs after receiving the approval from the authorized educational government agencies. If the calculated calendar year is not one complete calendar year, their stay in Taiwan should not exceed 120 days within the calculated calendar year period.

The six year calculation period as prescribed in Paragraph 2 shall be calculated from the starting date of the semester (Feb. 1st or Aug. 1st) as the designated due date for the time of study.

The term “overseas” as prescribed in Paragraph 2 is limited to countries or regions other than Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau; the term “ reside overseas continuously” means that an individual may stay in Taiwan for no more than a total of 120 days per calendar year. The only exceptions to this method of calculation are for those who fulfill one of the following requirements with written supportive proof:

(a) Attended overseas youth training courses organized by the Overseas Compatriot Affairs Council or technique training classes accredited by the Ministry;

(b) Attended a Mandarin Chinese language center at a university/college of which foreign student recruitment is approved by the Ministry, and to which the total length of stay is less than 2 years;

(c) Exchange students, whose length of total exchange is less than 2 years; or

(d) An Internship in Taiwan which has been approved by an authorized central government agency, to which the total length of stay is less than 2 years.

An individual, who has both foreign and R.O.C. nationalities and has applied for an annulment of their R.O.C. nationality before Feb. 1st, 2011, the effective date of this amendment of Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan issued by the Ministry, will then be qualified to apply for admission as an international student under the amendment effective before Feb. 1st, 2011 and will not be subject to the limitation as prescribed in Paragraph 2.

3. An applicant of foreign nationality, concurrently holding a permanent residence status in Hong Kong or Macao, having no history of a household registration record in Taiwan and, at the time of application, has resided in Hong Kong, Macao, or another foreign country for no less than 6 years is qualified to apply for admission under these regulations.

An applicant being a former citizen of Mainland China and holds a foreign nationality, having no history of household registration record in Taiwan, and at the time of application, has resided overseas continuously for no less than 6 years is qualified to apply for admission under these regulations.

The term “reside overseas continuously” mentioned in the preceding paragraphs means an individual may stay in Taiwan for no more than a total of 120 days per calendar year. However, such a term may be exempt, if any of the conditions prescribed in Subparagraphs 1 through 4, Paragraph 5 of the previous Article applies and is supported with written proof, and the said domestic length of stay shall be excluded from the overseas length of residency.

The six years calculation period as prescribed in Paragraph 1 and Paragraph 3 shall be calculated from the starting date of the semester (Feb.1st or Aug.1st) as the designated due date for the time of study.

The term overseas as prescribed in paragraph 5 in previous article shall apply to paragraphs 1 to 4.

4. International students applying for schools in Taiwan in accordance with the two previous articles shall be limited to one application only. Upon completion of the course of study, at a school in Taiwan, to which an international student has applied, the student's admission to another school academic level shall be handled in a manner identical to the procedures for admission for local students. An exception is that an application for a master’s degree or higher levels of graduate studies can be processed under this regulation.

An international student who has been approved for an internship after their graduation from a university in Taiwan may have his or her international student status may be extended for one year at most after graduation.

During the course of study in Taiwan, international students, who have undertaken initial household registration, resident registration, naturalization or restoration of the R.O.C. nationality, will lose their international student status and shall be dismissed by the school.

International students who are dismissed from schools after admission due to behavior issues, poor academic performance or a conviction under the Criminal Law may thereafter not apply for admission under this regulation.

International students who have been studying in Taiwan schools can apply for transferring to TKU under this regulation. However, those who are dismissed from Taiwan schools due to poor academic performance can only transfer to the school by the channel of local transfer admission exams. International students who are dismissed from Taiwan schools due to behavior issues, poor academic performance or a conviction under the Criminal Law may thereafter not apply for admission.

5. The enrollment quota for international students indicated in this article means the amount of degree seeking international students. An enrollment quota for international student is the additional 10% of local student enrollment and the total enrollment quota shall be submitted to the Ministry for approval in each academic year. The enrollment quota for the special international programs cooperated with foreign universities and ratified by the Ministry, are exempted from this Article.

6. Departments or graduate institutes that admit foreign students should formulate a set of review procedures with which to evaluate foreign student applications. These review procedures should then be submitted to TKU for future reference.

Foreign students’ applications for study are processed by the Office of Academic Affairs, which assesses whether all required documents have been submitted (preliminary review). Those who pass this preliminary review will have their documents compiled and sent to the related department or graduate institute for the secondary review.

Each department / graduate institute must then select successful applicants in accordance with their individual admissions criteria and foreign student enrollment quotas. And after producing a list of successful candidates, the department / graduate institute must send the list to the Office of Academic Affairs, which will submit it to the Student Admissions Committee for confirmation. After finalizing the list of successful candidates, the names of such candidates will be released and each candidate informed.

7. International students who wish to apply for study must submit the documents listed below to the Office of Academic Affairs in the application period outlined in the Handbook. Those who pass the review process will be issued a letter of acceptance to study at TKU.

Required application documents include:

(1) Application form.

(2) The highest or equivalent-level academic credentials:

(a) Academic credentials from Mainland China: The Regulations Governing the Accreditation of Schools in Mainland China shall apply.

(b) Academic credentials from Hong Kong or Macao: Academic Credential Verification and Accreditation Methods adopted in Hong Kong and Macao shall apply.

(c) Academic credentials from other areas:

(i) Academic credentials earned at overseas Taiwan schools or Taiwan schools in Mainland China shall be regarded as the same as those at domestic schools with equivalent levels.

(ii) Academic credentials referred in the preceding 2 Items shall be subject to the Regulations Regarding the Assessment and Recognition of Foreign Academic Credentials for Institutions of Higher Education. However, academic credentials earned from schools or branches established in Mainland China by foreign schools shall require public notarization in Mainland China and be verified and examined by an institute established or appointed by, or through a private agency commissioned by the Executive Yuan.

(3) Financial proof that shows financial sustainability for study in Taiwan.

(4) Unless the individual department stipulates otherwise, applicants for PhD programs should also submit their Master’s thesis or other related publications.

(5) Documentary proof of personal identity and acknowledgement of educational qualifications and any other related documents.

In the event there is any doubt regarding the application documents without verification by overseas consulates, representative offices, agencies of the country or other bodies authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (hereinafter referred to as ‘Overseas Agencies’) or institutes established or appointed by the Executive Yuan, or a private agency commissioned by the Executive Yuan as prescribed in subparagraphs 2 and 4 of the preceding paragraph may request for verification. If the said documents have been verified, the school may request examination of the documents.

If any of the documents submitted by the applicant as proof of personal identity or educational qualification are forged, borrowed, fraudulent, or false, those who have been admitted but have not started studying will have their admissions qualifications cancelled. Those who have already started studying will have their student status removed. If applicants who have already registered to take the entrance examination but have not yet taken the exam do not meet exam eligibility requirements, they will have their exam registration cancelled. If such an applicant has already registered for study – after already taking the exam and being admitted to study – their admission status will be cancelled. If they have already started studying they will be expelled.

8. An international student who has completed a bachelor’s degree or a higher degree in Taiwan and applies for a master’s program shall be exempt from the rules listed in Article 7, Paragraph 1, Item 2, provided that a graduation certification and transcript for each consecutive semester issued from the schools in Taiwan shall be enclosed.

International students who have graduated from private high schools, lower grade schools for international residents in Taiwan, or from bilingual programs affiliated with senior high schools, or from a foreign curriculum department and classes at private senior high schools or below must submit credentials and transcripts for each academic semester to apply for admission under Article 7, and are exempt from the Article 4, Paragraph 1 and Article 7, Paragraph.

9. At the time of registration new international students shall present proof of a medical and injury insurance policy which is valid for at least 6 months from the date the student enters Taiwan. Current student shall present written proof that they have joined Taiwan’s the National Health Insurance Plan.

The abovementioned written proof of insurance issued in a foreign country shall be verified by Overseas Agencies.

10. After enrolling to study at TKU, international students may apply for a foreign student scholarship with the Office of International and Cross-Strait Affairs (OICSA). Guidelines for these scholarships have been outlined separately.

11. International students may not apply for Extension Programs designed for returning education students, part-time, in-service courses of Master programs, or other programs, which are restricted to night classes and classes during holidays. International students who have obtained legal resident status in Taiwan, or are enrolled in a program ratified by this Ministry, are exempted from this Article.

12. Accepted international students may enroll at the time not beyond one-third of the first semester of the current school year shall register for the first semester; or at the time beyond one-third of the first semester of the current school year shall register for the second semester or the next school year.

13. In the event of establishing special international student programs under international academic cooperation programs or special circumstances shall comply with the Standards for Student Admission Quotas and Resources at Institutions of Higher Education, and report to the Ministry for approval.

14. TKU may sign education cooperation agreements with foreign schools and recruit international exchange students with the condition that it will not compromise normal teaching routines.

15. International students shall apply to TKU’s Office of Academic Affairs for admission and observe all the regulations promulgated by both our country and TKU upon being accepted. International students shall pay for their schooling fees in accordance with the schooling fee standards except when an agreement is otherwise specified.

OICSA is responsible to handle the consultation, liaison and other related matters for international students in coordination with departments/graduate institutes. In addition, OICSA shall reinforce the arrangement of home stay lodging for international students and assist them to learn Mandarin Chinese and Taiwan culture in order to better enhance their understanding about Taiwan. OICSA shall also arrange non-periodical activities to enhance the globalization of TKU and encourage more exchanges between local and international students.

16. Regarding international students’ dropout, expulsion, and change of student’s status, TKU shall inform Bureau of Consular Affairs of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Immigration Agency and shall send a copy to the Ministry.

   TKU shall promptly register into the international student data management information system designated by the Ministry the following: school entrance, transfer, suspension or dismissal and any change or loss of student status.

TKU shall immediately handle the cases in accordance with the regulations if international students violate the Employment Services Act after investigation.

17. Article 7, 9, 10, 15 and 16 shall apply to the application procedures, scholarships or subsidies, discipline and guidance, and reporting of change or loss of student status regarding international students that are attending the affiliated Mandarin Chinese language center of TKU.

18. Any application not stipulated herein shall be subject to the Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan issued by the Ministry and other applicable regulations promulgated by TKU.

19. These regulations take effect on the date of its publication after being passed in an academic affairs meeting and approved by the MOE. The same applies to any later amendments made.

 

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