Eligibility is based on MOE (Ministry of Education) Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan. If there have been any changes or updates to the regulations, the latest version announced by the MOE prevails. For the latest information about MOE regulations, please contact the MOE.
You may apply as an international student if you are:
An inlabelidual of foreign nationality who has never held nationality status from the Republic of China (R.O.C.) and who does not hold status as an overseas Chinese student at the time of their application.
An inlabelidual of foreign nationality who meets the requirements below and will have resided overseas (excluding Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China) continuously for no less than 6 years prior to August 1, 2017 and whose stays in Taiwan per calendar year do not exceed a total of 120 days. However, an inlabelidual planning to apply for study at the School of Medicine must have resided overseas continuously for no less than 8 years.
An inlabelidual who also holds nationality status from the R.O.C., but has no history of household registration in Taiwan.
An inlabelidual who previously held nationality status from the R.O.C., but who has already renounced that nationality status at the time of application, and the nationality will have been annulled by the Ministry of the Interior for no less than eight years as of August 1, 2017.
Inlabeliduals mentioned in the preceding 2 subparagraphs must not have studied in Taiwan under the status of an overseas Chinese student nor received placement from the University Entrance Committee for Overseas Chinese Students for the 2017-2018 academic year.
An inlabelidual of foreign nationality who concurrently holds permanent residence status in Hong Kong or Macao, has no record of household registration in Taiwan, and will have resided in Hong Kong, Macao or another foreign country (excluding mainland China) for no less than 6 years prior to August 1, 2017 and whose stays in Taiwan per calendar year do not exceed a total of 120 days. However, an inlabelidual planning to apply for study at the School of Medicine must have resided overseas continuously for no less than 8 years.
An inlabelidual who is a former citizen of mainland China and holds foreign nationality, has no record of household registration in Taiwan, and will have resided overseas (excluding Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China) continuously for no less than 6 years prior to August 1, 2017, and whose stays in Taiwan per calendar year do not exceed a total of 120 days. However, an inlabelidual planning to apply for study at the School of Medicine must have resided overseas continuously for no less than 8 years.
If an applicant meets one of the conditions below and can provide supporting documents, then any time spent in Taiwan for the reasons specified below will not be calculated as part of the 120-day limit:
(1) The applicant attended overseas youth training courses organized by the Overseas Compatriot Affairs Council or technical training classes accredited by MOE;
(2) The applicant attended classes at a Mandarin Chinese language center at a university/college which is approved by the MOE to recruit foreign students, and whose period of study was less than two years;
(3) The applicant was an exchange student who was on exchange for less than 2 years; or
(4) The applicant held an internship position in Taiwan which was approved by an authorized central government agency, and which lasted for less than 2 years.
An inlabelidual who has both foreign and R.O.C. nationalities, but has applied for an annulment of his/her R.O.C. nationality before February 1, 2011, the effective date of this amendment, is then qualified to apply for admission under the original regulations as an international student and is not subject to the restrictions as prescribed in Paragraph 2.
Applicants who have graduated from a high school, college or university recognized by the Ministry of Education (R.O.C.) may apply for admission (please refer to the Database for the Reference List of Foreign Universities, Ministry of Education). International students with a high school diploma are eligible to apply for undergraduate programs; bachelor's degree holders for Master's programs; Master's degree holders for Doctoral programs.
For other regulations related to eligibility, please read FU JEN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY Regulations Governing Admission of International Students provided in the appendices to this brochure.
Note: Article 2 of the Nationality Act states:
A person shall have the nationality of the R.O.C. under any of the conditions below:
1. His/her father or mother was a national of the R.O.C. when he/she was born.
2. He/she was born after the death of his/her father or mother, and his/her father or mother was a national of the R.O.C. at the time of death.
3. He/she was born in the territory of the R.O.C., and his/her parents cannot be ascertained or both were stateless persons.
4. He/she has undergone the naturalization process.
Subparagraphs 1 and 2 above also apply to persons who were minors at the time when this Act was amended and promulgated.