Educational opportunities in Taiwan
On August 8, 2016, the ministry of education posted the results of Taiwan’s university entrance and admission “index standard” exam for assignment. For the 2016 school year, the ministry’s university student recruitment goal was set at 46,192 freshmen but only 44,958 applicants applied and took the exam. Among those who passed the exam, 43,659 have received admission assignments while 1,299 applicants did not pass the exam. The ratio of admissions to applicants is 43,659/44,958 = 97.11% while 1,299/44,958 = 2.88% did not pass.
A total of 43 universities filled their recruitment goals while 23 universities did not fill their recruitment goals. There are 2,953 student slots in 203 departments unfilled.
Chung Hua University has 516 unfilled slots, the Kai Nan University has 473 unfilled student slots, the Hua Fan University has 378 unfilled slots, the Ming Tao University has 68.61% of its recruitment goal unfilled, the Hua Fan University has 67.02% of its recruitment goal unfilled, the Hsuen Chuang University has 63.82% of its recruitment goal unfilled, Kang Ning University has 61.97% of its recruitment goal unfilled, Kai Nan University has 57.19% of its recruitment goal unfilled, the Chung Hua University has 53.97% of its recruitment goal unfilled, and Feng Chia University’s Chinese language department has 25 vacant student slots. The Taichung University of Education, Pingtung University, Tung Hua University, the Hsinchu University of Education, Chung Shan University and the Kaohsiung University also have vacant student slots.
This means that 23 universities on Taiwan cannot recruit enough students.
The 2016 Taiwan Malaysia higher education exhibit is now being held in Kuala Lumpur. There are 99 colleges and universities from Taiwan that are recruiting Malaysian students for undergraduate studies in Taiwan. For the 2017 school year, Taiwan is offering 30 Taiwan Scholarships to Malaysian Chinese and foreign students. In 2015, there were 14,946 Malaysian students studying in Taiwan, an increase of 1,660 students or 12.5% from the 13,286 students from Malaysia studying in Taiwan in 2014.
There are at least six private universities in Taiwan that have not fulfilled their recruitment goals for the 2016 school year.
When President Tsai Ing-wen visited Paraguay at the end of June, 2016, she met with two dozen Paraguayans who had studied in Taiwan, including the chief parade marshal and a Paraguayan police chief who had graduated from Taiwan’s police academy and an armed forces academy.
If you are interested in getting a good college and university education and learning Chinese, apply to a college or a university in Taiwan.