◆Prospective students–Eligibility for enrollment–short-term academic exchanges (International)
Q: What is the eligibility for foreign exchange students? (Refer to the Division of Exchange and Cooperation)
(1) Exchange students will be accepted only after they have studied at our university for a school year or longer.
(2) Received a grade of 70 percent or higher.
(3) Average academic grade of 70 percent or higher within the previous academic year.
(4) As long as the applicant is an undergraduate student (regardless of status as Taiwanese national, International, Overseas Chinese, Hong Kong/Macau national, or mainland Chinese), they can participate in student enrollment. (Korean national undergraduates are exceptions.)
◆Admission payment information
Q: What documentation do International students need to provide for their enrollment applications? (Refer to Division of Exchange and Cooperation)
(1) Fill out and make two copies of the foreign student application form.
(2) Fill out and submit one copy of the student’s scholarship application.
(3) Fill out and submit one copy of the student’s study plan.
(4) Fill out and submit one copy of the student’s personal statement.
(5) Fill out and submit one copy of the financial statement issued by a verified bank (account under applicant’s name is required to have at least 2,330 USD, if the account(s) are owned by the parents of the applicant, the applicant needs to attach a statement of the nature of their relationship, as well as a guarantee that they will financially support the applicant)
(6) Verification of documentation from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in your country; each comes in two documents:
-(a) The diploma from the institute at which the applicant attained their highest level of education.
-(b) An academic transcript of the applicant’s time at the institute where they attained their highest level of education.
(7) Application Eligibility:
-(a) The only requirements are a high school diploma and for the applicant to be verified by TECO.
-(b) Additional related information indicating earned awards or licenses are welcomed.
Q: How do I search for syllabus (Refer to the Department of Academic Counseling)
(1) Enter the university’s website (at http://www.stu.edu.tw).
(2) Find the tab: https://info.stu.edu.tw/login/syslogin.asp#newStuData
(3) After entering (account and password not required) you may find course outline in the third line from the top and go to: https://info.stu.edu.tw/ACA/teacher/Syllabus/MainCoursequery.asp
Fill in the name of the course in question, select the year and semester you wish to take the course. The page will be in Chinese; an English version can be accessed from clicking on the icon on the top right corner of the screen.
◆Document preparation–Residence Visa 1
Q: How do you apply for a Residence Visa? (Refer to the Division of Exchange and Cooperation)
A: Apply for a Residence Visa and arrange the required documents:
(1) The original copy of a passport that is valid for at least another six months.
(2) One copy of the visa application form with two 2” x 2” colored photos.
(3) The original copy of the letter of admission from Shu-Te University.
(4) A Health Examination report
(5) Other related or requested documents.
(6) Payment of applicable Visa fees.
-(a) Resident Visa Fee of 2,200 NT (66 USD)
-(b) Processing Fee of 3,600 NT (100 USD, currently only required for American citizens)
-(c) Switching from a Visitor Visa to a Resident Visa in Taiwan requires a fee of 800 NT (24 USD)
-(7) Processing Authority: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bureau of Consular Affairs (at http://www.boca.gov.tw/).
◆Document Preparation— Alien Resident Certificate 2
Q: What documentation does one need to prepare to apply for an Alien Residence Certificate (ARC)? (Refer to the Department of Academic Counseling)
A: One would need an application form, 1,000 NT for international students, 500 NT for overseas Chinese, 2,600 NT for Hong Kong and Macau residents, letter of acceptance or certificate of enrollment, 2 and a half inch photo (identical to that found in an ID card), original passport and a photocopy (one each), the original visa, receipt for tuition (already paid), proof of accommodation, a report on Health Examination (required only for overseas Chinese, Hong Kong, and Macau students); Hong Kong and Macau students require a police clearance certificate (those under 20 years of age are exempt).
◆Important information for leaving for passing through borders and ARC
Q: When the summer or winter break arrives, what do I need to know regarding re-entering the country and my ARC? (Refer to the Office of Academic Counseling)
A: When the vacations are nearly over and you are about to return to Taiwan, please be aware of your ARC expiration dates. You are not allowed reentry with an expired ARC, and you must apply to extend your permits if they are about to expire. Your application process depends on your international status.
(1) Overseas Chinese: For those students who have not changed into residence visas as of 2014, it is required to prepare the application form, passports, residence visa, student ID, and then apply for reentry.
(2) Hong Kong or Macau students: For Hong Kong and Macau students who have already applied for visas, it is required to prepare the application, all relevant visas, the residence visa, the student ID, and 600 NT.
◆Applying for Scholarships
Q: Does Shu-Te University provide scholarship opportunities for international students? What kinds of scholarships are there? How does one apply for them? (Refer to the Office of Academic Counseling)
A: Yes, Shu-Te University awards scholarships based on your international status. Different scholarships are available and are listed below.
(1) International (non-Chinese) Students:
-(a) “Shu-Te University Foreign and Overseas Chinese Student Enrollment Scholarships”: Students may apply for these scholarships once the semester begins. In general, they may be applied once per school year. Those who enroll during the spring semester need to reapply for each school year. For more information on applying for these scholarships, please refer to the International and Cross-Strait Affairs Office’s website (http://www.iad.stu.edu.tw/?page_id=52). The deadlines for applications are stated in the website.
-(b) “The Ministry of Education Allocated Grant Scholarships for Foreign Students for Shu-Te University”: After a full academic year of study, those who fulfill certain conditions may apply for these scholarships. For more information on applying for these scholarships, please visit the International and Cross-Strait Affairs Office’s website (http://www.iad.stu.edu.tw/?page_id=52). The deadlines for applications are stated in the website.
(2) Overseas Chinese:
-(a) “Shu-Te University International Students and Overseas Chinese Scholarships”: On being accepted to the school, new students may apply for financial aid. As a rule, aid may be applied for once per school year. Application procedures and requirements can be found at the website of the Office of International and Cross-Strait Affairs (http://www.iad.stu.edu.tw/?page_id=52). The deadlines for applications are stated in the website.
-(b) “Shu-Te University Overseas Students’ Need-based Scholarships”: University-level students who are eligible (regardless of if they are incoming or existing students) are treated equally for the scholarship. For more on the application process, see the website of the Office of International and Cross-Strait Affairs (http://www.iad.stu.edu.tw/). The deadlines for applications are stated in the website.
-(c) “Overseas Chinese Affairs Commission Scholarship Awards to Excellent Overseas Chinese Students”: University-level students who have finished one academic school year and have an average of 80% conduct grade or higher for both semesters may apply for this scholarship. For more on the application process, see the website of the Office of International and Cross-Strait Affairs (http://www.iad.stu.edu.tw/). The deadlines for applications are stated on the website.
-(d) “Overseas Chinese National Salvation Federation of Various Overseas Chinese scholarships”: University-level students who are in need of financial assistance (required to demonstrate financial need) and have attended for one full school year with an average of 75 percent or higher in their grades as well as a satisfactory conduct grade may be eligible for this type of scholarship. For more on the application process, see the website of the Office of International and Cross-Strait Affairs (http://www.iad.stu.edu.tw/). The deadlines for applications are stated in the website.
◆Preparation of Documentation—Insurance
Q: How do new students apply for Cathay Insurance? What information do I need to prepare? (Refer to the Department of Academic Advising)
A: Fill out and submit a claim application form, medical certificates, medical receipts, a photocopy of residence permit, and a photocopy of your bank statement’s booklet cover.
★Notice: Every medical report must be included in the relevant medical certificate. For example, after the end of the medical exam, all reports must be included into the overall medical report. All tests and results must be included.