According to the “Regulations on the Permission and Administration of the Employment of Foreign Workers”, you can apply for the student work permit only if you are officially enrolled as a degree student in any university or have taken one-year language course in Taiwan.
With the exception of summer and winter vacations, students with a valid work permit may work a maximum of 20 hours per week. The maximum duration of a work permit for foreign students, overseas Chinese students, and ethnic Chinese students is 6 months. Work Permit for fall semester is valid until March 31 of the following year; work permit for spring semester is valid until September 30. A new work permit shall be applied after expiration. Students should return their work permit (if still valid) if they suspend or discontinue their schooling.
For foreign students with proficiency in a special language, the Ministry of Education may issue work permit to these students on a case-by-case basis, following their enrollment, to take employment as instructors at language institutes affiliated with universities, colleges, junior colleges, or at language institutes affiliated with foreign cultural and educational organizations in Taiwan.
The Workforce Development Agency has the right to revoke a permit if the applicants do not follow the regulations. According to Employment Services Act, foreigners who work without a work permit will be fined from NT$ 30,000 to NT$ 150, 000.
For more details and regulations, please contact Workforce Development Agency
Address: 4F., No.439, Zhongping Rd., Xinzhuang Dist., New Taipei City 24219, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Service hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30a.m.~12:30a.m.；1:30p.m.~5:30p.m.
Office hours for foreigner’s work permit application: Monday to Friday, 8:30a.m ~ 5:30p.m.
Address:10F, No. 39, Sec. 1, Zhonghua Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City