Applicants' eligibility is based on "MOE Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan". If the MOE Regulations are updated, these Regulations announced by the MOE will take priority. For updated information relating to the MOE Regulations, please contact the MOE directly.
(1) Applicants must qualify for legal student status in compliance with Article 2 of the Ministry of Education's Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan". International students are defined as follows:
a. Individuals of foreign nationality, who has never held nationality status from the Republic of China and does not possess an overseas Chinese student status at the time of application, are qualified to apply for admission under this regulation.
b. Individuals of foreign nationality, pursuant to the following regulations and who held residency overseas continuously for no less than 6 years, are also qualified to apply for admission under this regulation.
i. An individual who also is a national of the R.O.C., but does not hold or has had a household registration in Taiwan.
ii. 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.
iii. Regarding individuals mentioned in both of the above articles must not have studied in Taiwan as overseas Chinese student nor received placement permission during the same year of the application by the University Entrance Committee for Overseas Chinese Students.
c. 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 R.O.C. household registration from the time of his/her birth is not subject to the limitations as prescribed in Paragraph 2, is eligible to apply with approval from Ministry of Education.
d. 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 continuously for no less than 6 years.
e. 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.
(2) Upon completion of the course of study, at a school in Taiwan, to which an international student has applied, the student's admission to higher academic levels shall be handled in a manner identical to the procedures of 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 the procedures of each individual school.
(3) An individual who has never been dismissed by other universities in Taiwan.
(4) 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.
(5) 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.
Violation of any regulation of MOE Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan will result in immediate cancellation of the applicant’s admission or the deprivation of the applicant’s recognized status as NSYSU registered student, or revocation of applicant’s NSYSU diploma. No certificates will be awarded.
i. According to Article 2 of the “Nationality Law” of R.O.C., a person shall have the nationality of the Republic of China under any of the conditions provided by the following subparagraphs:
(i) His/Her father or mother was a national of the Republic of China when he/she was born.
(ii) He/She was born after the death of his/her father or mother, and his/her father or mother was a national of the Republic of China at the time of death.
(iii) He/She was born in the territory of the Republic of China, and his/her parents cannot be ascertained or bothwere stateless people.
(iv) He/She has undergone the nationalization process.
Preceding subparagraph 1 and subparagraph 2 shall also apply to the persons who were minors at the time of the revision and promulgation of this Act.
ii. The "overseas" prescribed in Paragraph 2 is limited to countries or regions other than Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau; the term "continuously" means that an individual may stay in Taiwan for no more than a total of 120 days per calendar year.
iii.The calculation of the 6 and 8 year period prescribed in Paragraph 2 can only be counted up to the starting date of the semester, August 1st (Fall semester) and February 1st (Spring semester).