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“Study in Taiwan” Briefing in Sarawak, Malaysia

A “Study in Taiwan” briefing session was held in Miri in Sarawak on December 1, 2014 to promote the tertiary education system in Taiwan and provide the latest information for students who want to further their studies there.

The briefing session was jointly organized by the Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Malaysia, and the Sarawak Taiwan Graduates’ Association (Miri Division Branch). It took place in the Miri Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and successfully attracted many students, parents, and teachers.

Ms. Canny Liao, the Assistant Deputy Director of the Education Division at TECO in Malaysia, explained the application procedure for studying in Taiwan, including the differences if people apply as an overseas Chinese student or as an international student. She also gave details about the cost of living and lifestyle in Taiwan, scholarship programs, and the possibilities for students to pursue a personal career in Taiwan after they graduate there.

Mr. Chu To-Ming, the Director of the Education Division at TECO in Malaysia, also spoke at the briefing session. He urged students to plan their study very carefully before registering in a program, advising them to only choose a program in which they are really interested. Mr. Siew Tick Chai, the President of Miri Division Branch pointed out that the number of Malaysian students furthering their studies in Taiwan has been increasing in recent years. He considered that this is a result of the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan (HEEACT) and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) signing a Statement of Confidence expressing their mutual confidence in each other's quality assurance outcomes, saying “This Statement of Confidence has increased confidence among Malaysian students about studying in Taiwan. Nowadays, Malaysian graduates from Taiwan can be found in various fields and contribute well to the society in Malaysia.”