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Students may be issued a visitor visa or a resident visa, depending on the length of their study program. Resident Visa holders are required to apply for an Alien Resident Certificate at the local office of the Immigration Agency within 15 days after their arrival.


Pakistani nationals who wish to study in Taiwan have to follow special visa application procedures that require some advance planning.


International students at Taiwan universities have to be covered by health insurance. Students who are holding an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) must enroll in the National Health Insurance (NHI) program.


This insurance is only offered for new international degree students who are not eligible for National Health Insurance during the first 6 months of their stay in Taiwan.


International students who wish to work in Taiwan are required to apply for and obtain a work permit before starting work.


Taiwan Tech offers free Mandarin Chinese Language Courses to international exchange and degree students.


Student clubs and associations are an important part of NTUST campus life. International students are encouraged to establish their own student associations, or join those of local students.


Find out more about the wide range of facilities and services that Taiwan Tech offers for international students.



Taiwan Tech, located in the centre of Taipei city, is easy to reach by public transport.