COVID-19

(Updated on 7/13) International students now can enter Taiwan with MOE permission, detailed on COVID-19 related Q&A

COVID-19

Students are encouraged to bring at least 20 face masks and a thermometer when entering Taiwan.

Online Orientation

  • Who
    should attend Orientation?
  • All student who have received their enrollment notification are encouraged to participate the orientation
  • Why
    attend Orientation?
  • Orientation provides multiple opportunities for you to connect with TMU administrative offices/services and current students
  • What
    happens at Orientation?
  • You will participate in courses/events that assist you to begin your academic journey at TMU

Pre-Registration Checklist

VISA (DO NOT ENTER TAIWAN with visa-exempt entry nor landing visa)

International students must enter Taiwan with a visitor visa or resident visa.

Students who enter Taiwan with a visitor visa will need to apply a resident visa before Alien Resident Certificates (ARC) application.

According to the regulations of National Immigration Agency, “A foreign national who enters with a residency visa, shall apply for an ARC within 15 days after entry into Taiwan.

Document Authentication

  • Students should present original diplomas and transcripts upon registration
  • All document shall be authenticated by the overseas Taiwan Representative Office

6-month Medical Insurance

Students who do not provide 6-month overseas medical insurance (coverage from Sep 2020 to Feb 2021) will be charge TWD 3000 upon registration

Accommodation

University-Owned Accommodation

  • TMU operate 5 units that will accommodate 64 single students
  • Cooking equipment of any kind is not allowed in individual student rooms or lounges. This includes hot plates, indoor grills, hot pots, immersion heaters, or any item with open coils
  • You can indicate a preference of the type of room when submit your application, however, TMU does not guarantee housing for all international students
  • Student should pay 5-month of rental and basic utilities upon move in

Private-Owned Accommodation

It is easier to find a private accommodation after you arrive, however, you may need to arrange a temporary accommodation (such as a hotel or B&B) when looking for a permanent place.

You can get an idea of prices and availability by looking on the internet, or look in

  • an accommodation agency
  • friends and relatives living in Taipei
  • the TMU Campus Security Center (Mr. Tang via jacktang@tmu.edu.tw)

Private accommodation usually charges 1-2 months of deposit and the first month rent upon signing the contract.

Open your bank account in Taiwan

Students shall open a bank account in order to receive monthly scholarship or TA/RA payment.

The ATMs (Automated Teller Machines) on main campus can be found at the following locations:

7-11: CTBC Bank

Back United Building: Post Office, Taishin International Bank, Taiwan Cooperative Bank

Important Dates for 2020 Entry

  • Jul 6 - Jul 17

  • Aug 11

    Enrollment Notification

    Your TMU ID number information will be provided

  • Aug 11 - Oct 13

    Online Orientation

    Students will need to login My2TMU with TMU ID number for the online orientation

  • Aug 6 - Jan 29

    Fall 2020 (AY109-1) Tuition Payment

    You can make the payment in Taiwan via 7-11, credit card or ATM during Aug 6 to Aug 17.

    All late payments should be made in cash through a branch of LAND BANK OF TAIWAN .

    Detailed instruction will be available on the online orientation

    Note: TMU only accepts credit cards issued from Taiwan

    The due date has been postponed from Aug 17, 2020 to Jan 29, 2021 in response to Taiwan entry restriction

  • Sep 1 - Oct 13

    Registration & Get your student ID Card

    Registration procedure will be released early Aug

  • Sep 6 Afternoon

    New Students Group Health Exam

    You may arrange your health check at TMU hospital on September 6 afternoon and pay TWD 800 group discount price.

    Group check in time:
    Master’s student 12:30PM, September 6
    Ph.D. student 1PM, September 6
    Group check in closed on 2PM, September 6

    You could arrange your own health exam if this schedule doesn’t suit you

    Taipei Medical University student physical examination record form

FAQ

Orientation & Registration

Is TMU Orientation Online?

TMU Fall 2020 Orientation events are online. Email invitations will be sent to students early August. Students will need to login My2TMU for the online orientation.

Is Orientation mandatory?

All new students are expected to participate in the Online Orientation.

When is Orientation? How long is it?

The Online Orientation begins in August, and it continues with online events and information sessions throughout August and September.

When does registration take place?

For Fall 2020, the registration process will take place from September 1 – October 13, 2020.

Can I register to TMU online?

Yes, you can register to TMU online, however, terms and conditions apply.
Detail information will be announced by Aug 21.

Students who register Fall 2020 online are required to present their hard copy of authenticated diploma and transcripts  to the Office of Academic Affairs no later than Jan 29, 2021. Fail to meet the requirement will result in expulsion from TMU.

Can I defer my admission to 2021 entry?

You could defer your 2020 admission to 2021 after you get the enrollment notification (early August via admission system).

Applicant should log in academic system with TMU account to create the application and submit to your intended program.

Your intended program will help you to complete the application and deliver to the Office of Academic Affairs no later than Sep 11, 2020

For any submission questions, contact Registration Section, Office of Academic Affairs directly via registration@tmu.edu.tw

Can I cancel my admission deferral application?

If you defer your admission due to the Taiwan entrance restriction before Sep 11,  but later found out your country is listed under the exception, you could arrange your on-site registration and cancel your deferral by October 13, 2020.

[Note] Original copy of the highest academic degree diploma and transcripts authenticated by Taiwan overseas missions/representative office should be presented upon registration

Scholarship

What’s the duration for 2020/21 TMU Scholarship?

2020/21 TMU scholarship duration is from September 2020 to July 2021 (two semesters).

TMU scholarship recipients could apply for extension during their second semester, however, the maximum award period is 4 semesters.

When will I receive the first scholarship payment?

All scholarship payment will be directly deposited to your Taiwan bank account and take at lease 20 business days to process.

Scholarship recipients who do provide their ARC & Taiwan bank information by  Sep 30, 2020, your September and October payment will be made late October.

I was awarded for full tuition waiver, are there any other financing opportunities?

You may contact your intended program directly for research assistant opportunities.

I will defer my admission to 2021 entry, do I need to re-apply for TMU scholarship application when return to TMU?

2020/21 TMU scholarship offers for those deferring their admission to Fall 2021 will remain the same. Scholarship renew policy for the second year of study will be announced no later than July 2021.

Scholarship upgrade application from returning students will not be considered nor accepted.

Will I receive TMU scholarship monthly stipend if I register to TMU online?

For TMU Scholarship Recipient

Monthly stipend will not be paid to those outside Taiwan. Your monthly stipend will be suspended until the months you enter Taiwan and present your authenticated diploma and transcripts to the Office of Academic Affairs.
The last month for our 2020-21 TMU scholarship is July 2021.

For MOE-TMU Elite Scholarship Recipient

You will be disqualified from MOE-TMU Elite scholarship if you apply for admission deferral or online registration.

For Taiwan Scholarship Recipient

Please contact the overseas representative offices directly.

Can I defer my 2020 Taiwan scholarship/MOE-TMU Elite scholarship to 2021?

For Taiwan scholarship recipient, please contact the overseas Taiwan representative Offices.

For MOE-TMU Elite scholarship recipient, you will be disqualified from MOE-TMU Elite scholarship if apply for admission deferral or online registration.

University Housing

How do I state my housing preference?

You could indicate your housing preference of room type when filling in the application. Due to limited vacancies, students are NOT guaranteed housing placement, preferred dormitory, room type, room rate, or roommates.

Insurance

I am now cover by Taiwan NHI, could I transfer my account to TMU?

Yes. Please fill in the insurance status survey during the online orientation and pay TWD 3745 (Sep 2020-Jan 2021) insurance upon registration.

Is student accident insurance mandatory?

Yes, all registered TMU student are request to join the student accident insurance. The cost will show on your school bill, price may vary each semester from TWD 250 to 280.

What’s Taiwan National Health Insurance (NHI)?

The National Health Insurance Act stipulates that foreign nationals who with Valid Alien Resident Certificate must be registered in the National Health Insurance program upon living in Taiwan for 6 months (6 months of continuous residence in Taiwan or with one trip abroad not exceeding 30 days when the actual residency period of 6 months is reached after the days abroad have been deducted).

NHI Fees for international student:
TWD 749/month paid by student
TWD 500/month paid by Taiwan government

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On Campus Employment

Can I work on campus?

Yes and you must apply a student work permit before your employment starts.

According to the “Regulations on the Permission and Administration of the Employment of Foreign Workers”, you can apply for the student work permit if you are officially enrolled as a degree student in any university.

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 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.

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 TWD 30,000 to 150, 000.

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How to find the on campus job opportunities?

If you are looking for the part time research assistant positions, you may contact your program/department directly.

COVID-19 Related

Where should I stay during quarantine period? What’s the cost?

If you are requested to undertake 14-day quarantine when entering Taiwan, you should stay at a quarantine hotel assigned by TMU at your cost. The cost for quarantine hotel is TWD 3000 to 4000(including meals) per night.

Information for quarantine policy, check Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (https://www.cdc.gov.tw/En)

Transport to quarantine hotel

For those under quarantine, you should not take public transportation to the quarantine hotel. The cost for taxi service from airport to your quarantine hotel is around TWD 1000.

How can I enter Taiwan under the entrance restriction

MOE now only accept entering request from students holding nationality of
Australia
Bhutan
Brunei
Fiji
Hong Kong
Macao
Mongolia
New Zealand
Palau
Thailand
Vietnam
Laos
Cambodia
Malaysia
Singapore
Japan
Korea
Sri Lanka
Myanmar

What’s the following steps once MOE accept the entering request from 2020 intake?
[NOTE: Admitted students from 19 listed countries/area who submit their authenticated document before July 24, your information have been submitted to MOE and will be forwarded to overseas Taiwan representative offices, you should submit your VISA application ASAP, a detailed instruction will be sent via email by July 31]
1. Make sure your VISA is ready
2. Schedule you flight and check with TMU the availability of quarantine hotel (you should contact TMU at least 10 business days before your departure date)
3. Provide your detailed flight information, passport, proof of the 6-month overseas medical insurance and make the full payment of the quarantine hotel fee
(The charge of quarantine hotel is non-refundable, in the condition that your flight is re-schedule or canceled, you should contact TMU immediately)
4. TMU will submit the entering request to MOE and email you the permission once MOE approve your request
5. Print out the permission when boarding and report to MOE counter once entering Taiwan

Note
1. Student who arrive Taiwan with no permission from MOE will be forced to return their home country, the payment for quarantine hotel will not be refunded
2. Student who enter Taiwan with permission from MOE has to stay at the quarantine hotel assigned by TMU

Per Taiwan regulation, resident visa holder should submit ARC application in 15 days once enter Taiwan, how should I do as I will stay at the quarantine hotel for 15 days?

In response to COVID-19, this year the application period is extended to 30 days.

TMU International Student Organizations 

Vietnamese Student Organization

Vietnamese Student Organization