Admission:New Degree Students

Posted by:gao-hq on 2019-08-12

Degree Students
Global Affairs Office
New Degree Students


▊ Before Arrival

Pre-Arrival Checklist

▊ Degree Verification

All foreign diploma 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. 

▊ Resident Visa and Alien Resident Certificate (ARC)

Resident Visa

[Recommended] Resident Visa→ ARC (within 15 days after entering Taiwan) 

[NOT Recommended] Visitor Visa (Visa upon arrival)→ Resident Visa→  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:

  1. Passport Original & Photocopy of 1) Information 2) Taiwan R.O.C Immigration Entry Stamp 3)Resident Visa
  2. One 2.5 to 4.5 cm color photo Guidelines
  3. 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.

▊ Coming Semester New Student Facebook Group

Join 2019 YZU Fall Semester Students FB Group to get to know your fellow friends and interact with GSA members. 

▊ Insurance

According to the National Health Insurance (NHI) Act, all foreigners staying in Taiwan for more than six months and meet criteria must join the NHI program. To ensure all international students are covered by a 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

Coverage DetailsDownload
Claim Application (Only in Mandarin)Download


▊ 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 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 original Letter of Consent notarized by Taiwan's embassies (or representative offices) from parents/guardian and photocopies of their valid photo IDs (passport) to open a bank account.

[IMPORTANT !!!] Upon getting your FEIB bank account, please log-in 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.

  1.  Please report to FEIB at once. Tel: 0800-231-788.
  2. 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.


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