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Why Taiwan


  • 日期:2021-01-30

Education System in Taiwan

The Taiwan education system encompasses 6 years of primary education, 3 years of junior high school, 3 years of senior high school, 4 to 7 years of college or university, 1 to 4 years for a master's degree and 2 to 7 years for a doctoral degree.

A 9-year compulsory education system was put into effect in 1968, including 6 years of elementary education and 3 years of junior high school. To offer more diverse development opportunities for junior high school students, technical arts education is included in addition to the regular curriculum. Practical classes allow students to better understand vocational education and their future career choices. 12-year compulsory education was implemented in 2014.

Education Institutions for International Residents

There are 21 international schools in Taiwan, mostly located in Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Taichung, and Kaohsiung. For the latest school addresses and contact information please visit: Education Institutions for International Residents .

Studying Chinese in Taiwan

Taiwan has for many years been home to numerous institutions devoted to the study of the Chinese language. This is one reason why the number of foreign students coming to the Taiwan for all levels of language study has been continuously increasing.

Students find that in addition to being able to enjoy the benefits of language training facilities, there is a much to be learned from experiencing the blend of tradition and modernity found in Taiwan. Students can simultaneously observe traditional Chinese culture as well as enjoy the advantages of a modern, developed society. This, combined with the ease of association with native speakers, makes the Taiwan an outstanding Chinese language learning environment.

Taipei is a very good place to study Chinese. There are many schools that offer Mandarin instruction, such as the following institutions that have Chinese language programs:

You can get the latest news from Study in Taiwan, and from Chinese language centers  operated by the Ministry of Education. 

Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL)

The Steering Committee for the Test of Proficiency – Huayu is responsible for the operat of the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL). (Steering Committee for the Test of Proficiency-Huayu (SC-TOP))

Apply for scholarship

  • Taiwan Fellowship: The Taiwan Fellowship, offered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), is awarded to foreign experts and scholars who are interested in research related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, the Asia-Pacific region or Chinese studies to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan. (Taiwan Fellowship).
  • Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES): The Ministry of Education offers the HES to encourage international students to study Mandarin in the Taiwan, providing them with opportunities to increase their understanding of Taiwanese culture and society, and promoting mutual understanding and interaction between Taiwan and the international community. Students from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau are not eligible for the HES. (Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship International Student Directions, Taiwan Scholarship and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Program (The language interface of this website is controlled by the web server, please click“English”at the top to change language.) )