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Questions and Answers Regarding Education for Young Overseas Compatriots in Taiwan

08/10/2011

  1. What is the Policy of the ROC on education for overseas compatriots?
  2. What is the difference between overseas compatriot students, students from Hong Kong or Macao, and international students?
  3. How is the University Entrance Committee for Overseas Chinese Students formed?
  4. Which schools offer cooperative education programs?
  5. What is the vocational training program for young overseas compatriots like?
  6. How do overseas compatriot students apply for admission to schools of different levels?
  7. How do overseas compatriot students apply for admission to graduate programs after completing their undergraduate studies in or outside Taiwan?
  8. How do overseas compatriot students apply for admission to PhD programs after acquiring their master’s degrees in and outside Taiwan?
  9. How do new overseas Chinese students apply for reassignment?
  10. What are the student status regulations for overseas compatriot students during their periods of study in Taiwan?
  11. What are the school transfer regulations for overseas compatriot students?
  12. What scholarships are available for overseas compatriot students?
  13. What measures are there for students'cost of living requirements and financial aid for overseas compatriot students?
  14. What qualifications do overseas compatriot students require to apply for student loans?
  15. What are the remedial measures for overseas compatriot students with inferior academic performance?
  16. What activities does the ROC government conduct for overseas compatriot students?
  17. Can overseas compatriot students take an educational program (including full-time teaching training for six months)?
  18. What relevant procedures shall overseas students follow during their residence in Taiwan?How to apply for ARC extension?
  19. Is it possible to extend the period of stay or residency for new overseas compatriot students entering Taiwan before the enrollment time so that they can avoid getting fined for overstaying?
  20. How do overseas compatriot students holding ROC passports resume their household registration or apply for resident certificates?
  21. Can overseas compatriot students apply for extension of stay after they graduate, take leave of absence, or withdraw from school?
  22. Can overseas compatriot students apply for extension of stay to take examinations for admission to graduate programs after completing their undergraduate studies?
  23. Can overseas compatriot students apply for permanent residency after staying in Taiwan for seven years?
  24. What are the regulations on the mandatory military service for overseas compatriot students?
  25. Do students from Hong Kong and Macao have to do military service if they stay in Taiwan for another year after graduation?
  26. What administrative procedures do students from Hong Kong and Macao need to go through to remain in Taiwan for work after graduation?
  27. Does the ROC government permit overseas compatriot students to work in hi-tech professions after they complete their undergraduate studies?
  28. What are the income tax rates for overseas compatriot students working part-time outside the school?
  29. Why has the ROC government stopped issuing national IDs for overseas compatriot students?
  30. How do foreign nationals or stateless people apply for naturalization to become ROC citizens?
  31. Are credentials from ROC universities recognized by other countries?
  32. Does the Hong Kong government recognize credentials from ROC universities?
  33. Does the ROC government provide verification for the academic credentials which overseas compatriot students have obtained from educational institutions in Taiwan?
  34. What are the situations in which overseas compatriot students studying in Taiwan do not meet the requirements for draft deferral?

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