Study in Taiwan
Taiwan is an appealing destination for international students, due to the country’s academic resources, rich cultural environment and future job prospects. Taiwan has favourable living conditions and lower tuition rates compared to western countries.
Universities have been actively recruiting exceptionally talented international students and they continue to increase number of degree courses taught in English. Another important aspect is that government of Taiwan offers numerous scholarships including for international students.
Over the last years, numerous students from Taiwan have been winners of prestigious honours and product design awards for innovative research in the technology field.
Why study in Taiwan?
1. You can apply for numerous scholarships
In an effort to attract a larger number of international students, the Taiwanese government and local universities are offering various scholarships to non-local students. Check out government scholarships and university scholarships in Taiwan.
2. Learn Chinese
The official language in Taiwan is Mandarin Chinese. Learning it can quickly transform your CV from good to excellent, as an increasing number of international companies are looking for job applicants who are proficient in this language.
3. Affordable tuition fees
Taiwanese public universities have affordable courses, which start at around 700 EUR per academic year. The highest you can expect to pay is around 13,000 EUR per year, but only for specific disciplines.
Combine these fees with a scholarship and you can make your study experience in Taiwan much more affordable.
4. Enjoy the local scenery and buildings
Taiwan is a beautiful place where one can live and study. While you're here, we recommend visiting the Taroko National Park, the Sun Moon Lake, Jioufen, the Kenting National Park, the National Palace Museum, the National Chiang Kai-shek park, the Lungshan Temple, etc.
Education System in Taiwan
There are over 100 higher education institutions in Taiwan. All schools, including higher education institutions focus on Technological and Vocational Education (TVE), which involves matching the industries’ workforce demand and student abilities in a way that leads and highly contributes to Taiwan’s economic development and prosperity. Study period for university education is 4 years, between 1-4 years for Master’s degree and from 2 to 7 years for PhD studies.
General Application Requirements
Only foreign students who meet the eligibility terms required by Taiwan Ministry of Education can apply for an undergraduate or graduate degree programme.
Check and read carefully eligibility conditions here.
Here is a list of necessary documents for university application:
- Photocopies of original diplomas or exam certificates (translated in Chinese or English, if it’s the case)
- Application form
- Financial statement of self-sufficiency
- Statement of purpose
- Letter of recommendation
- Application fee
- Any other documents, as required by individual universities
Study Options in Taiwan
Taiwan’s most popular university subject areas are engineering and technology, social sciences and management, with eight Taiwanese universities appearing in the world’s top 400 for each. Students are especially attracted to these disciplines due to Taiwan’s exceptional tradition in business and technology, being a leading supplier of computer chips, smartphones and GPS devices.
There are other universities ranked for natural sciences, life sciences and medicine, and for arts and humanities, but one of the biggest attractions for international students is to learn Mandarin Chinese.
Language of instruction
Language of instruction used in universities in Taiwan is Chinese, the country’s official language. International students can follow undergraduate and graduate studies that are taught in English. They can choose between programmes that are 50% or 100% in English.
Computer Science and Information Technology, Engineering, Health Science, Business Administration, Law, Global Politics and Economics are a few examples of degree programmes that are offered in English in over 40 universities.
English exam preparation courses in Taiwan
Meet language requirements for university admission in Taiwan by choosing an English language preparation course offered by English language schools worldwide, including Taiwan.
By taking the right English exam training course you will advance your language skills in order to get the needed scores for IELTS, TOEFL, C1 Advanced, PTE Academic, or other English exams.