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Students from Latin America increases every year

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  • Post Date: 06/11/2007

Overseas students are the bridge of international friendship. The number of overseas students of a country represents the attraction and influence of that country. Number of overseas students from Latin American countries having a diplomatic relationship with Taiwan is small over the years because of the distance and language barrier between these countries and Taiwan. However, as we established the Taiwan Scholarship in recent years to aggressively propagate and encourage excellent overseas students to study in Taiwan, the number of students from Latin American countries studying in Taiwan increases every year. This not only promotes the interactions between both countries but also improve the understanding and friendship between us.

  1. Total number of overseas students in Taiwan
    In 2006 there were 14,479 Latin American students in Taiwan (including students pursuing a degree, exchanged students and students studying Chinese as a second language), with an increase of 2,750 students from the total of 11,729 in 2005. In 2006 there were 790 overseas students from Latin America (commanding at 5.5% of the total), with an increase of 297 students from the total of 493 students commanded at 4.2%) in 2005.
  2. Total Number of Overseas and
    Latin American Students Studying in Taiwan in 2005-6

    1.Total Number of Overseas and Latin American Students Studying in Taiwan in 2005-6

  3. Total number of overseas students pursuing a degree in Taiwan
    The total number of overseas students pursing a degree in Taiwan was 2,853 in 2005 and 3,935 in 2006, with an increase of 1,082 students. The number of Latin American students pursing a degree in Taiwan was 184 in 2005 and 365 in 2006, with an increase of 181 students. In 2006, these students were from 107 countries, including 23 Latin American countries. Most Latin American students were from Paraguay ranked at the 15th of the total, with a total of 46 students; and then from Honduras with a total of 43 students, Panama with a total of 40 students, and Belize with a total of 39 students.
  4. Total Number of Overseas and
    Latin American Students Pursuing a Degree in Taiwan in 2005-6

    2.Total Number of Overseas and Latin American Students Pursuing a Degree in Taiwan in 2005-6

    No. Country Ranking Students in 2005 Students in 2006 Growth
    1 Paraguay 15 19 46 27
    2 Costa Rica 17 24 43 19
    3 Honduras 17 20 43 23
    4 Panama 19 30 40 10
    5 Belize 20 19 39 20
    6 Nicaragua 22 7 33 26
    7 Guatemala 27 9 22 13
    8 El Salvador 29 12 16 4
    9 Bolivia 37 5 13 8
    10 Peru 39 8 12 4
    11 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 46 4 9 5
    12 Haiti 46 4 9 5
    13 Brazil 52 10 7 -3
    14 Argentina 52 1 7 6
    15 Chile 56 3 6 3
    16 Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis 62 4 5 1
    17 Mexico 62 5 5
    18 Ecuador 76 1 3 2
    19 República Dominicana 80 3 2 -1
    20 Colombia 80 2 2
    21 Venezuela 80 2 2
    22 Commonwealth of Dominica 107 1 1
    23 Grenada 1 -1
    Total 184 365 181
  5. Number of Latin American exchange students in Taiwan
    The number of exchange students enrolling to normal programs in Taiwan was 694 in 2005 and 1,409 in 2006, with an increase of 715. The number of Latin American exchange students was none in 2005 and 9 in 2006. In 2006 these students were from 50 countries, including 9 Latin American countries: Mexico , Peru , Bolivia , Argentina , Venezuela , Belize , Nicaragua , Panama and Brazil .
  6. Total Number of Overseas and
    Latin American Exchange Students in Taiwan in 2005-6

    3.Total Number of Overseas and Latin American Exchange Students in Taiwan in 2005-6

  7. Number of Latin American students Learning Chinese in Taiwan
    The total number of overseas students learning Chinese in Taiwan was 8,182 in 2005 and 9,135 in 2006, with an increase of 953 students. The number of Latin American students learning Chinese in Taiwan was 309 in 2005 and 416 in 2006, with an increase of 107 students. In 2006 these students were from 111 countries, including 24 Latin American countries. Most of them were from Paraguay , ranked at the 20 th with a total of 53 students; then from Honduras with a total of 47 students, Brazil with a total of 46 students, and Nicaragua and Panama with a total of 36 students.
  8. Total Number of Overseas and
    Latin American Students Learning Chinese in Taiwan

    4.Total Number of Overseas and Latin American Students Learning Chinese in Taiwan

    No. Country Ranking 2005 2006 Growth
    1 Paraguay 20 45 53 8
    2 Honduras 24 32 47 15
    3 Brazil 25 25 46 21
    4 Panama 30 34 36 2
    5 Nicaragua 30 27 36 9
    6 Mexico 34 11 31 20
    7 Costa Rica 29 29 29 0
    8 Chile 39 9 20 11
    9 Argentina 40 15 18 3
    10 Peru 42 12 15 3
    11 Colombia 47 3 12 9
    12 Belize 48 14 11 -3
    13 Guatemala 48 12 11 -1
    14 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 48 9 11 2
    15 El Salvador 61 5 7 2
    16 Haiti 61 4 7 3
    17 Bolivia 68 4 6 2
    18 Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis 72 5 5 0
    19 Ecuador 78 4 4 0
    20 República Dominicana 87 2 3 1
    21 Republic of Trinidad and Tobago 87 3 3
    22 Jameica 87 3 3
    23 Venezuela 98 3 1 -2
    24 República Oriental del Uruguay 98 1 1
    25 Grenada 4 -4
    26 Guyana 1 -1
    Total 309 416 107
  9. Number of Latin American students receiving the Taiwan Scholarship

    The aim of the Taiwan Scholarship established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to provide students from countries having a diplomatic relation with Taiwan and countries which are friendly a scholarship to Taiwan to study in Taiwan (including the Chinese language program). Besides strengthening the diplomatic relationship and friendship with these countries, we are taking our international duty to help developing countries to cultivate talents. We hope that with this scholarship, we are providing education opportunities and making contributions to the international society.

    The Taiwan Scholarship was established in 2004. The MOFA offers 100 scholarships to 19 Latin American countries every year through the local ROC Embassy. In 2005, 204 scholarships were given to students from 20 countries; in 2005, 327 scholarships were given to students from 20 countries. In addition to one round-trip economy class flight ticket, the scholarship includes NT$ 30,000 a month for every candidate.
    No Disbursed from Students receiving the Taiwan Scholarship
    2004 2005 2006
    1 Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Argentina 2 4 6
    2 Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Chile 2 4 7
    3 Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Brazil   2 2
    4 Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Colombia 1 1 3
    5 Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Mexico 2 5 12
    6 Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Peru 2 4 8
    7 Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Bolivia 1 5 10
    8 Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Ecuador 1 1 2
    9 Embassy of the Republic of China ( Taiwan ), Asuncion , Republic of Paraguay 23 43 61
    10 Embassy of the Republic of China ( Taiwan ), Panama City , Republic of Panama 20 26 35
    11 Embassy of the Republic of China ( Taiwan ), Managua , Republic of Nicaragua 3 22 35
    12 Embassy of the Republic of China ( Taiwan ), Guatemala City , Republic of Guatemala 4 7 20
    13 Embassy of the Republic of China ( Taiwan ), Santo Domingo , Dominican Republic 1 1 2
    14 Embassy of the Republic of China ( Taiwan ), Tegucigalpa , Republic of Honduras 8 24 44
    15 Embassy of the Republic of China ( Taiwan ), Belize City , Belize 4 10 15
    16 Embassy of the Republic of China ( Taiwan ), San Josė , Republic of Costa Rica 11 20 29
    17 Ambassade de la Republique de Chine (Taiwan), Port-au-prince, Republique d'Haiti 4 6 6
    18 Embassy of the Republic of China ( Taiwan ), Kingstown , St. Vincent and the Grenadines 4 8 13
    19 Embassy of the Republic of China ( Taiwan ), Basseterre , Saint Kitts and Nevis 3 5 7
    20 Embassy of the Republic of China ( Taiwan ), San Salvador , El Salvador , C.A. 4 6 10
    Total 100 204 327

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