Welcome to apply for International study programs in Shih Chien University
The eligibility of application is regulated by “Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan” issued by Ministry of Education (MOE). For the up-to-date information regarding MOE regulations, please visit https://law.moj.gov.tw/ENG/LawClass/LawAll.aspx?pcode=H0110001
- Definition of International students:
- A person of foreign nationality who has never held Republic of China (“R.O.C.”) nationality and who does not have overseas Chinese student status at the time of their application is permitted to apply for admission to an educational institution, in accordance with these Regulations.
- A person of foreign nationality who meets the following requirements and who in the immediate past has resided overseas continuously for at least six years is also permitted to apply for admission to an educational institution, in accordance with these Regulations.
- A person who at the time of their application also holds dual R.O.C. nationality shall have never had household registration in Taiwan.
- A person who before the time of their application also held dual R.O.C. nationality but no longer does at the time of their application shall have renounced their R.O.C. nationality with the approval of the Ministry of the Interior on a date at least eight full years before making their application.
- The persons referred to in the preceding two subparagraphs must have never previously undertaken studies in Taiwan as an overseas Chinese student nor have accepted a placement by the University Entrance Committee for Overseas Chinese Students in the current academic year.
- A foreign national who was selected by a foreign government, organization, or school to study in Taiwan in accordance with the Education Cooperation Framework Agreement, and who has never had household registration in Taiwan may be given exemption from the restrictions set out in the preceding two paragraphs if the competent education administrative authority gives approval.
- The periods of six years and eight years stipulated in Paragraph 2 shall be calculated using the starting date of the semester (February 1, or August 1) as the end date of the period.
- The term “overseas” used in Paragraph 2 refers to countries or regions other than the Mainland Area, Hong Kong, and Macau; the term “reside overseas continuously” means that an international student has stayed in Taiwan for no more than a total of 120 days in each calendar year. When calculating the number of consecutive years spent overseas, if the initial or final year of the period is not a complete calendar year, any time spent in Taiwan in the initial or final year must not exceed 120 days. However, time that a person has spent in Taiwan is not subject to this restriction and it is not counted when calculating how long they were in Taiwan in a particular year if the person has documentary proof that they:
- Attended an overseas youth training course organized by the Overseas Compatriot Affairs Council or a technical professional training program accredited by the Ministry of Education;
- spent a total period of less than two years undertaking Chinese language classes at a Chinese language center at a university or tertiary college which has Ministry of Education approval to recruit students overseas;
- spent a total period of less than two years in Taiwan as an exchange student; or
- spent a total period of less than two years undertaking an internship that they came to Taiwan to undertake with the approval of the designated central competent authority.
- A person who held both foreign and R.O.C. nationalities and applied for annulment of their R.O.C. nationality before the date of effect of the February 1, 2011 amendment to these Regulations may apply for admission as an international student in accordance with the provisions in place before the amendment and is not subject to the restrictions set out in Paragraph 2.
- An applicant of foreign nationality, who is eligible for permanent residence in Hong Kong or Macao, who has never had household registration in Taiwan, and who at the time of their application has resided in Hong Kong, Macao, or elsewhere overseas continuously for at least six years may apply for admission in accordance with the provisions of these Regulations.
- A person who was formerly from the Mainland Area and who has foreign nationality and has have never had household registration in Taiwan, and who at the time of their application has resided overseas continuously for at least six years may apply for admission to an educational institution, in accordance with the provisions of these Regulations.
- Educational background:
- International students who have graduated from a high school, college, or university recognized by the Ministry of Education can apply for admission (for more information, please visit https://depart.moe.edu.tw/ED2500/ ). International students with a high school diploma from outside Taiwan are eligible to apply for undergraduate programs; international students with a bachelor’s or a master’s degree from outside Taiwan are eligible t o apply for master’s programs.
- Individuals who meet the regulations stipulated in the Standards for Recognition of Equivalent Educational Level as Qualified for Entering University shall be considered to have an adequate level of education to register for the new student enrollment entrance examination.
- Individuals with a degree/diploma from an institution of higher education in Hong Kong, Macau, or overseas should also meet the regulations stipulated in Article 9 of the Standards for Recognition of Equivalent Educational Level as Qualified for Entering University.
- Those having completed study at an equivalent foreign or Hong Kong / Macao high school which is equal to the sophomore of a senior high school in Taiwan may apply to the undergraduate program at Shih Chien Unversity. A high school graduate diploma and SPM Certificate shall be required, however, according to “Shih Chien University Study Regulations”, their required number of credits for graduation shall be increased by 12 credits at least to complete their study. The required credits and items which will be monitored by the department. (Please refer to “Deparment and Graduate Institutes.”)
Transferred International Student:
Accord to “Standards for Recognition of Equivalent Educational Levels for University Admission”
A person who satisfies any of the following eligibility criteria is considered to have equivalent scholastic ability and may take an examination to transfer into the second or third year of a university bachelor’s degree program (not including two-year bachelor’s degree programs), as appropriate:
1.The student has not completed a bachelor’s degree program and is in one of the following categories, and is able to provide a certificate of attendance, transfer certificate, or leave-from-studies certificate, each with a transcript of their results for all academic years attached:
(1) A transferring student whose completed studies accumulated together add up to two or more semesters may transfer into the first semester of the second year.
(2) A transferring student whose completed studies add up to three or more semesters may transfer into the second semester of the second year.
(3) A transferring student whose completed studies accumulated together add up to four or more semesters may transfer into the first semester of the third year.
(4) A transferring student whose completed studies add up to five or more semesters may transfer into the second semester of the third year.
There are no differences regarding admission programs or Eligibility between International students or Taiwanese students.
However, the transferred international student admission quota are available according to admission academic year doesn’t exceed.