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Education Division in Malaysia and Selangor State Education Department Hold Study in Taiwan Webinar

Anne Hung, Representative at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia, gave opening remarks for the Study in Taiwan Webinar

Undertaking further studies in Taiwan has become a popular choice for local students, so the Education Division at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Malaysia and the Selangor State Education Department worked together to hold a Study in Taiwan Webinar on Saturday, August 7. The webinar was designed to provide practical information about studying in Taiwan for senior level students, graduates of SPM (Sijil Pendidikan Malaysia) and the parents of local secondary schools in Selangor to boost non-Chinese Malaysian secondary students’ interest in studying in Taiwan. It was held on a google meet platform and streamlined through Facebook.

Anne Hung, Representative at TECO in Malaysia welcomed everyone and encouraged the participating students to pursue their dreams in Taiwan and then return to contribute to the local society after graduating from university. She pointed out that Taiwan’s high-quality education environment and its diverse range of cultures have made Taiwan one of the best study abroad destinations for young people wanting to learn Mandarin or undertake degree courses. Students can experience a vibrant, modern society which has roots in one of the world’s most fascinating cultures and at the same time, values and encourages innovation. The tuition fees are very affordable and an increasing number of university programs are taught partly or fully in English, which attracts many international students. 

Charlin Chang, Director of the Education Division at TECO, and Alice Chen, Educational Attaché there then gave more details about Taiwan’s higher education system. Taiwan’s universities provide opportunities for international students to study a wide variety of subjects, ranging from education, arts and humanities, history to agriculture and forestry, engineering, business, healthcare, and more.

They explained that Taiwan welcomes students from different backgrounds and it has put a lot of effort into building a Muslim-friendly environment. Halal restaurants and prayer rooms are easy to find in Taiwan nowadays, in local society, as well as on campuses, so Taiwan is now a popular choice among Muslim students. They also gave details of various scholarships available to ease the financial burden for students and their parents.

The Study in Taiwan Webinar google meeting room was attended by more than 60 principals and teachers from schools and more than 200 students and parents watched on Facebook. The webinar organizers received good responses from the participants and viewers, and more webinars promoting study in Taiwan will be held soon.