Taiwan, does not belong to the People’s Republic of China. It is located in East Asia. Its neighbors include the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to the west, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south.
The country may not be in the same league with countries like USA, Canada, Australia, Germany etc, when it comes to oversea education; but one thing very pertinent about this country is its global importance as a powerhouse of technology and human resources.
International students who wish to study here stand to enjoy quality education same as their counter parts in the countries mentioned earlier.
Taiwan operates under a “dual-track system”. The universities have strong focus with fields such as technology, medicine, and law, while the technical track may also deal with technology, but more about production than design, as well as careers such as mechanics, finance, or manual labor. Most degree courses are completed over four years.
International students have the ample opportunity to stay back upon completion of their study in Taiwan.
Taiwan has more than forty accredited universities.
Here are The Top 10 Universities in Taiwan
1. National Taiwan University
2. National Chiao Tung University
3. National Tsing Hua University
4. National Cheng Kung University
5. Tamkang University
6. National Chengchi University
7. National Taiwan Normal University
8. National Sun Yat-Sen University
9. National Central University
10. Ming Chuan University
Entry Requirements in a Taiwanese university
Documents required for university applications:
- Photocopies of original diplomas or exam certificates (translated if not in Chinese or English)
- Financial statement of self-sufficiency
- Statement of purpose
- Letter of recommendation
- Application fee
- Any other documents, as required by individual universities, etc.
Tuition at each university is more affordable than in other developed countries because of innovative government policies.
The Tuition fees falls in the range of £2,000 to £4,200 a year for undergraduates and from £2,000 to £5,200 a year for graduates, depending on the programme.
The cost of living in Taiwan is in away higher than many other Asian countries. The living expenses depends largely on the city and lifestyle.
Rent- An average room in a shared apartment or a studio in Taipei can go for $250-350.
On-campus housing: costs vary between NT$ 4,600 ~ 11,600 per semester, not including utilities.
Cost for an apartment off-campus (unfurnished, three bedrooms) is approximately NT$ 25,000 (US$ 800) per month. Cost for a single room is approximately NT$ 5,000 ~ 9,000 (US$ 160 ~ 280) per month, not including utilities. Usually off-campus housing requires a deposit of one to three months rent.
Miscellaneous expenses: Cost of insurance, books, daily supplies, transportation, and utilities, etc., is approximately NT$6000 ~ 8000 (US$190 ~ 250) per mont.