Admission：New Degree Students
Global Affairs Office
|New Degree Students|
▊ Before Arrival
▊ Student Visa for Taiwan
Students, whose length of stay in Taiwan exceeds 180 days, must apply for a Resident Visa at a Taipei Representative Office. Resident Visa holders are required to apply for the Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) at the National Immigration Agency in Taipei within 15 days from the next day of their arrival. Students may stay in Taiwan as long as the Alien Resident Certificate remains valid.
Resident Visa applicants are also required to undergo a medical exam before applying for the visa and have this Health Certificate form filled out by the examining doctor.
The Health Certificate must first be legalized at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the applicant’s home country before submitting to the Taipei Representative Office with other visa application documents.
You can start the visa application process after receiving the official acceptance letter from Yuan Ze University. You will receive more information on the visa process after you accepted YZU Admission Offer.
[Recommended] Resident Visa from your home country→ Alien Residence Certificate (ARC) within 15 days after entering Taiwan
[NOT Recommended] Visitor Visa (Visa upon arrival)→ Resident Visa then to ARC (within 15 days after entering Taiwan)
All new students (including Visa-free countries) MUST apply for a Resident Visa before entering Taiwan. If you failed to do so, you would still need to change the Visitor Visa into Resident Visa before applying for ARC.
Alien Resident Visa
ARC serves as your ID card in Taiwan. GAO will assist in applying for the ARC card during your first semester.
Documents to be handed in on Orientation Day to apply for ARC:
- Passport Original & Photocopy of 1) Information 2) Taiwan R.O.C Immigration Entry Stamp 3)Resident Visa
- One 2.5 to 4.5 cm color photo Guidelines
- Application Fee: NT$ 1,000
Students are responsible to renew the ARC card every year. Please read Degree Students→Current Degree Students→Renewal of Alien Resident Certificate (ARC)
▊ Health Exam
New coming students are required to complete the YZU new student health checkup (compulsory for all new students) and Form B Medical Checkup required for ARC application.
▊ Degree Verification
All foreign diplomas and transcripts must be authenticated by your local or nearest R.O.C (Taiwan) embassy, consulate, or representative office. If the transcripts and diplomas are neither in Mandarine Chinese nor English, please verify the original documents and the translation of the documents before you arrive in Taiwan.
R.O.C (Taiwan) Embassies & Missions: List
▊ Course Selection
The online course selection consists of three stages: Stage 1-3 of Online Course Selection and an Off-line Course Sign-Up/Drop application. Please refer to Course Selection Notification for more information and important dates concerning course selection.
According to the National Health Insurance (NHI) Act, all foreigners staying in Taiwan for more than six months and meet the criteria must join the NHI program. To ensure all international students are covered by medical insurance before joining National Health Insurance (NHI), GAO will help all international students to buy commercial medical insurance (Cathay Life Insurance Group Students Health Insurance) for the first six months.
Cathay Life Insurance Group Students Health Insurance
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▊ Bank Account
It is advisable for students to open a Far Eastern International Bank account as your scholarship will be directly wired into your FEIB account. FEIB Service Schedule on campus. Required documents are original and a copy of both your passport and ARC and at least NT$ 1,000 for a deposit. It is strongly recommended that you apply for an ATM bank card, so you can use it to withdraw money from any ATMs near you.
Note: If you are under 20 years old, you need to submit the original Letter of Consent notarized by Taiwan's embassies (or representative offices) from parents/guardians and photocopies of their valid photo IDs (passport) to open a bank account.
[IMPORTANT !!!] Upon getting your FEIB bank account, please log in to your YZU portal and follow the steps in the tutorial to key in your bank account. Tutorial
If you lost your FEIB ATM Card, please follow the steps below.
- Please report to FEIB at once. Tel: 0800-231-788.
- Apply for a new bank card at any FEIB branches or on-campus FEIB Service Schedule on campus. Please bring along your original Passport and ARC card with you.