Taiwan Education/School FAQ 就學常見問題
Foreword: Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of questions. This is meant to only give a basic overview of Taiwan's schooling landscape to those who have never been there.
Are there foreign schools for my children in Taiwan?
Yes, there are a number of American and European schools in Taiwan. Please click here for a full list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_international_schools_in_Taiwan
Is Taiwan Safe?
Yes, Taiwan is one of the safest countries in the world according to Prescavve, due to low crime and high economic freedom and devolopment.
How to study in Taiwan? How do you Study in Taiwan?
There are many coffee shops, book stores, and libraries with free internet. Here is a map of working café’s made by Alexander Synaptic:
Why live in Taiwan?
Taiwan is one of the best countries in the world with one of the best qualities of life. Taiwan boasts delicious food, great weather year round, amazing tourist sites, friendly people, cheap cost of living, and economic opportunity.
What are the best schools in Taiwan?
The best universities in Taiwan according to U.S. News are
What scholarships and financial aid are available for foreigners in Taiwan?
There is a living stipend of 25,000-30,000 NT for qualifying foreigners studying at Taiwan universities. For other financial aid and scholarships, contact the university you wish to apply to. For more information, click here: https://www.englishintaiwan.com/life-in-taiwan/free-scholarhips
How many foreign students are there in Taiwan?
There were 116,416 foreign students studying on colleges or universities in 2016.
Which universities have English programs in Taiwan?
There are over 170 English taught programs in Taiwan universtities. Universtites with international programs in English include:
Chang Gung University
China Medical University
Chung Hua University
Chinese culture university
Chung Yuan Christian University
Fo Guang University
Fu Jen Catholic University
Fu Jen University
Kaohsiung Medical University
Ming Chuan University
National Central University
National Cheng Kung University
National Chengchi University
National ChengKung University
National Chiao Tung University
National Chiayi University
National Chung Cheng University
National Chung Hsing University
National Dong Hwa University
National Kaohsiung Normal University
National Quemoy University
National Sun Yat-sen University
National Taichung University of Education
National Taipei University
National Taiwan Normal University
National Taiwan Ocean University
National Taiwan University
National Taiwan University of Arts
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
National Tsing Hua University
National United University
National University of Kaohsiung
National Yang-Ming University
Shih Chien University
Shih Hsin University
Taipei Medical University
Taipei Municipal University of Education
Taipei National University of the Art
Taipei Physical Education College
University of Kang Ning
Yuan Ze University
For more information about these schools and their programs, click here.
Which bank should I use in Taiwan?
Most banks will let foreigners set up an account, however you first need an ARC. Some handy accounts to have when shopping are with Cathay Pacific Bank, which has the Costco credit card, CTCB which has the PX Mart credit card, and Yushan Bank which is aligned with Carrefour. However, the maximum credit allowance they will give you is sure to be low, probably no more than 50,000 NT.
How do I open a Taiwan bank account?
Typically you can walk in to any bank, and open an account if you bring your ARC. If you do not have an ARC, then you will need to apply for a Taiwan uniform ID number at the immigration office first.
If you are from a list of countries that is high risk because of money laundering it may be harder to open an account.
Also, if you are American you will have to sign a W2 or similar form because of FACTA, and list that you have a foreign account when you file taxes.
What is it like to live on campus?
For more information on campus life, visit the governments website here.
How do I apply for a work permit on a student visa?
Please check out this guide by Nihaositgoing on the latest process for applying for a work permit as a student in Taiwan.
Have any more questions about school in Taiwan? Please leave them in the comments below, and we might just add them to the list!
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5/6/2020 01:54:55 am
As a full time student who works part time ( freelance) and Resident (over 183 stay within the tax year period) how do I pay taxes? I did not know I had to until recently and I have lived here for several years.
Bimo Harya Tedjo
7/28/2022 10:56:09 pm
What is the kindergarden near NCKU in Tainan? How much I pay for it ?
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