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Overseas Students

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International Degree Student / New INTL. Degree Students


 
Student Handbook 2019 Fall International Student handbook English Version
Acceptance of Admission
 
1.Admitted Students must go online to finish the Confirmation Survey of admission by July 15.
(
https://form2.thu.edu.tw/927028)

 
2. If you would like to live on campus, please fill out this form and send it back to us before July 15 by E-mail (isas@thu.edu.tw),
Application for On-Campus Dormitory (Graduate Students Only)
Airport Pick-up Service Information for the airport pick-up service are as follows:                
 1Deadline: 11 August, 2019
 2Service Dates: 29-30 August, 2019
 
3Shuttle Bus Route: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)  Tunghai University.
 
4Fees: Free of charge for new students (Attendant will be charged of NT$200 per person)
 
5Service Hours: 10:00 ~ 18:00

(Important) No matter you need the pick-up service at the airport or not, please submit the
Application Form for Airport Pick-up and Pre-0rder of Bedding Set for International Studentswith your flight information by August 11 via Email to isas@thu.edu.tw.

The bedding sets have three types, please click here: 
the bedding sets
Resident Visa Information
 
 
1. International degree students need to apply for a Resident Visa before entering Taiwan (with annotation "FS and the name of school")
2. Application for Resident Visa Online https://visawebapp.boca.gov.tw/BOCA_MRVWeb/subroot/MRVWeb0_form.jsp
(General Visa Applications
Category: Resident VisaNumber of Entries: Single)

 

If you fail to obtain Resident Visa from your country, you may apply for a Visitor Visa to enter Taiwan, and then change to a Resident Visa after enrolling at THU or before your Visitor Visa expires.

3. Required Documents

1Passport valid for at least six months and one photocopy
2A filled-out application form with two 2x2-inch color photo
3Original and one photocopy of admission letter from THU

4Specific health certificate and one photocopy(
Health Certificate (Form B))
5Highest education diploma and transcripts (Foreign diploma and transcripts must be authenticated by a ROC (Taiwan) overseas mission. For diplomas and transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English, a Chinese-or English-translation version is also required. The original-language diploma, transcript, and accompanying Chinese- or English-translation must be authenticated by an ROC (Taiwan) overseas mission. If the diploma and transcripts not authenticated by a ROC (Taiwan) overseas mission are sealed and mailed to THU by the school you last studied at, a statement from THU is required. The statement should attest that sealed documents are mailed to THU and you are admitted to THU.
(Malaysia and Indonesia students' documents only need to authenticated by Alumni Association)

6Original and one photocopy of proof of financial support (Proof of financial support from other countries must be authenticated by a ROC (Taiwan) overseas mission.)
7Other supporting and relevant documents or official letters of approval from a competent authority of the TAIWAN government.

4. Do not use a landing visa to enter Taiwan. If you do so, you will have to leave Taiwan, apply for a new visa, and then reenter.

5. Some designated countries may have specific procedures for applying for the visa. Please check the BOCA’s website for further information:
Required  Documents
  1. If you would like to live on campus, please fill out this form and send it back to us by e-mail (isas@thu.edu.tw) by July 15, 2019.Application for On-Campus Dormitory(Graduate Students Only)
  2. E-mail Application Form for Airport Pick-up and Pre-0rder of Bedding Set for International Studentsto isas@thu.edu.tw. by August 11, 2019.
Registration Documents for Registration:
  1. Passport
  2. Original highest-degree certificate/diploma: The original certificate/diploma will be returned to you after being verified upon registration.
  3. One photocopy of highest-degree certificate/diploma (authenticated by a ROC overseas mission, or by other notary agencies authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan) If the highest-degree certificate/diploma is in a language other than Chinese or English, a notarized copy of the translation of the certificate/diploma into English or Chinese is required.
    (Malaysia and Indonesia students' documents only need to authenticated by Alumni Association)
  4. Original school transcript of the highest degree (authenticated by an overseas embassy, consulate, or mission abroad of Taiwan, or by other notary agencies authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan) If the transcript is in a language other than Chinese or English, a notarized copy of the translation of the transcript into English or Chinese is required.
  5.  Proof of medical and personal accidental insurance papers issued from other countries valid for 6 months from entry. Insurance papers issued from other countries should be verified by a ROC overseas mission. If you are already covered by the ROC National Health Insurance, you also have to provide one proof of insurance.
  6. Emergency Authorization Form

The application fees for all the relative documents will be charged on the orientation.
Orientation

1. New Student Health Check-up:

All new students are required to have a health check-up for university enrollment. The health check-up will be held on August 31, 2019 on campus. You can go to do the health check-up by yourself or go with sophomores or juniors to do it. You are requested to come with an empty stomach for at least 8 hours. Therefore, it is suggested to fast after 24:00 on the day before the health check-up.

2. International Student Orientation
1Time: 1-4pm, August 31, 2019
2Place: ST019, ST020, ST021 classroom


3. Mandarin Chinese Competency Assessment/Chinese Placement Test
1Time: 4-6pm, August 31, 2019

2Place: ST021 classroom
*Please bring your own headphone/earphone for the listening test.(please be informed that iPhone headphone jack doesn't fit the examination facility.)

4. International Students Welcome Dinner

1Time: 6-8pm, August 31, 2019
2Place: TBA
Personal Insurance

For freshmen, you need to have your own travel and health insurance (valid for at least 6 months) before arriving in Taiwan. Failing to provide these insurance documents, you will be required to join the International Student Medical Insurance (ISMI) program provided by THU.

1Fees: NT$3,000 for 6 months.
2This insurance covers the treatments provided by the clinics and hospitals contracted with the National Health Insurance Administration.
3Steps for applying for the medical compensation from the insurance company

Please request the medical certificate of diagnosis or medical diagnostic report and receipts from the hospital/clinic where you have been treated.
Pay for all your medical treatments, get a receipt and the certificate of diagnosis and bring these documents to OIEP to apply for reimbursement.
Wait for the insurance companys evaluation result. Maximum compensation per day is NT$1,000.

Postal/Bank Account

The post office provides both postal and banking services, including shipping and receiving goods, deposit and withdrawal, etc. There is an on-campus post office located near OIEP. Apart from the post office, bank service is also available on campus. Please see the website of Mega International Commercial Bank as follows:  https://www.megabank.com.tw/

Required documents for opening an account at the post office or the bank are as follows:

1Original and one photocopy of passport
2Cash deposit of at least NT$100
3Original and one photocopy of ARC or a certificate of ROC ID Number

4)「
Letter of Consent from Legal Representative for Opening Financial Accounts 

According to Taiwan’s regulations, if you are not yet legal adults (I.e., under the age of 20) to open a bank/post office account, you must submit a letter of consent from your legal representatives or guardians notarized by a ROC overseas mission. Also, if you would like to claim different legal adult age regulations in your own countries, you shall submit relevant documents notarized by a ROC overseas mission for approval.

   
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