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Admission for International Students

Application Timetable 2022-2023

Schedule of Events Dates (Taiwan Standard Time)
Session Fall admission Spring admission
On-line Application February 07 - March 31
Re-opens Now to July 11 August 18 - September 29
Review and Evaluation by Departments/ Graduate Institutes April 11 - April 22 July 19 - July 26 October 14 - October 24
Application Results Posted on the CGU Website and Admission Letters Sent to Applicants May 23 August 11 November 17
*International Master of Science in Reconstructive Microsurgery:
May 01
Reply Deadline for Accepted Applicants May 31 Subject to an individual Acceptance letter November 27
Class Starts September February, 2023

NOTE: The academic year (two semesters in each academic year) begins on August 1 and ends on July 31 of the following year. Fall term classes usually begin in mid- or late-September, and spring term classes begin in late February of the following year. Each semester consists of 18 weeks.

Procedure

Eligibility

Please make sure that you are eligible to apply as an international student and read the instructions carefully. The prospective applicants have to refer to the link: "MOE Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan".
Applications that do not meet any of the above-mentioned criteria will not be processed.

Online registration & fill in the application form

Website: https://www4.is.cgu.edu.tw/aplforis/ (Re-opens Now to July 11)
Register an account and fill in the application form step by step online.

Upload all the required documents & Submit

All required documents must be uploaded and submitted before the online application deadline.

Complete!

Eligibility criteria
  1. An individual of foreign nationality, who has never held a nationality status from the Republic of China and who does not possess an overseas Chinese student status at the time of his/her application, is qualified to apply for admission.
  2. An individual of foreign nationality and has resided overseas (excluding Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau) for more than 6 consecutive years, 8 consecutive years for applying for School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, prior to August 1, 2022, and whose stays in Taiwan per calendar year do not exceed a total of 120 days, and must fulfill the following requirements:
    • An individual who has a nationality status from the Republic of China at the time of his/her birth but does not hold a household registration must state this on his/her application.
    • An individual who has had a nationality status from the Republic of China but has no R.O.C. nationality at the time of his/her application shall have an annulled status regarding his/her R.O.C. nationality for no less than 8 years after an annulment of his/her R.O.C. nationality by the Ministry of the Interior.
    • Regarding individuals mentioned in both of the above subparagraphs, they must not have studied in Taiwan under the status of an overseas Chinese nor received placement permission for an academic school year by the University Entrance Committee for Overseas Chinese Students.
  3. An individual who once had R.O.C. nationality and applied to renounce R.O.C. nationality (prior to February1, 2011) for at least 8 years since the date, on which a revocation was issued from the Ministry of the Interior, up to September 15, 2022.
  4. An individual who has foreign nationality, concurrently holding a permanent residence status in Hong Kong or Macau, but has never held household registration in Taiwan since birth at the time of application, has resided in Hong Kong, Macao, or overseas (excluding Mainland China) for more than 6 consecutive years, 8 consecutive years for applying for School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, prior to August 1, 2022, and whose stays in Taiwan per calendar year do not exceed a total of 120 days.
  5. An individual who was the former citizen of Mainland China and currently has foreign nationality, but has never held household registration in Taiwan since birth at the time of application, has resided overseas (excluding Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau) for more than 6 consecutive years, 8 consecutive years for applying for School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, prior to August 1, 2022 and whose stays in Taiwan per calendar year do not exceed a total of 120 days.
  6. An individual who has been selected to study in Taiwan by a foreign government, organization, schools or educational/cultural group according to the Education Cooperation Framework Agreement and does not hold the household registration since birth as well as receive the approval from the designated authorized government educational institutions.
  7. An applicant with a high school diploma is eligible to apply for undergraduate programs (However, the applicant who has completed the courses of a study program in Taiwan as a foreign student is NOT eligible to apply for an undergraduate program); an applicant with a bachelor’s degree is eligible to apply for master’s degree programs; an applicant with a master’s degree is eligible to apply for doctoral programs at CGU.
  8. The most up-to-date version of the “MOE Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan” can be found on the Ministry of Education (MOE) website. Applicants are recommended to visit the website before submitting the application. If the MOE regulations are revised, the latest MOE regulations shall prevail. Regarding the calculation of the duration of overseas residence, CGU conforms to Articles 2 & 3 of the Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan” formulated by the Ministry of Education. The term “reside overseas continuously” means that an individual may stay in Taiwan for no more than a total of 120 days per calendar year.
    R.O.C. nationality mentioned above is defined in accordance with Article 2 of Nationality Law. (See below) According to Article 2 of the Nationality Law, a person shall have the nationality of the Republic of China under any of the conditions provided by the following subparagraphs:
    • His/ Her father or mother was a national of the Republic of China when he/she was born.
    • He/ She was born after the death of his/her father or mother, and his/her father or mother was a national of the Republic of China at the time of death.
    • He/ She was born in the territory of the Republic of China, and his/her parents cannot be ascertained or both were stateless persons.
    • He/ She has undergone the nationalization process.

Preceding subparagraph 1 and subparagraph 2 shall also apply to the persons who were minors at the time of the revision and promulgation of the Act.

Application Dates and Deadline
  1. All programs:
    • Fall Admission: February 7, 2022 ~ March 31, 2022 (RE-OPENS: from now to July 11, 2022, 23:59 (Monday, GMT+8))
    • Spring Admission: August 18, 2022 ~ September 29, 2022 (Taiwan Standard Time) [add to Calendar]
  2. Apply Online: https://www4.is.cgu.edu.tw/aplforis/
  3. Applicants should fill in the application form step by step online, and all required documents must be uploaded before the online application deadline. (Applicants may "save" & revise the application multiple times before application is submitted.)

    Fees: TWD $1,500 (USD$50). Unpaid applications will not be processed. Once the payment is made, it is not refundable. Please upload the payment receipt on the online application website after the transfer has been made. (DO NOT SEND CASH)

    Undergraduate programs are open for FALL ADMISSION only.Application Deadline:
    • Fall Admission: March 31, 2022 24:00pm (RE-OPENS: from now to July 11, 2022, 23:59 (Monday, GMT+8))
    • Spring Admission: September 29, 2022 24:00pm (Taiwan Standard Time)
In the Application System, you will provide (all in electronic format, uploaded to the system):
  1. Personal information with a 2-inch x 2-inch photo (electronic upload). You will be able to save and edit before submission.
  2. Photocopy of the applicant’s passport (First two pages) or a nationality certificate of the applicant.(Individuals possessing ARC or other legal resident’s certificates, please provide a photocopy of ARC if there’s any).
  3. A photocopy of the original graduation certificate of the highest academic degree verified by the issuing office/university (One notarized copy of the translation in English or Chinese is necessary if the original graduation certificate is not in English/Chinese). Please turn in an official certificate of your student status/expected graduation (English/Chinese) month issued by your current university and a photocopy of the student ID card, if you are going to graduate soon. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree or above obtained from universities in Mainland China which are specifically recognized by the MOE are also required to submit the certificate of degree conferral.
  4. Photocopy of the transcript/mark sheet of your highest academic degree verified by the issuing office/university (One notarized copy of the translation in English or Chinese is necessary if the original transcript / mark sheet is not in English or in Chinese). Please attach photocopies of ALL transcripts/mark sheets of your highest academic degree, if the grades/scores of all semesters/years are not in a single transcript/mark sheet.
  5. Two letters of recommendation (subject to each department’s requirements).
  6. Bank statements or records of remittance provided by the applicant or his/her relatives within the third degree of kinship (grandparents, parents and siblings).
  7. Language Proficiency Test
  8. Other merits for application, such as awards, distinguished performance, thesis…., etc. Current Taiwan scholarship recipients should submit a photocopy of the Taiwan scholarship award certificate.
Notes to all Applicants
  1. Each applicant can apply for three departments/graduate institutes/ programs at most.
  2. According to Article 2 of the “Regulations Regarding Study and Counseling Assistance for Overseas Chinese Students in Taiwan”, verification of overseas Chinese student status can only be granted by the authorities at the Overseas Compatriots Affairs Commission. During the course of study, the overseas Chinese student may not change his or her student status, unless otherwise permitted by other regulations. According to Article 21 of the above regulation, the students stipulated below will lose their status as an overseas Chinese student, if they stay in Taiwan over one year and do not continue their education: Graduated, Expelled or Dropped out. Students whose status is temporarily suspended will resume their status upon returning to school.
  3. Applicants admitted to CGU shall be revoked of their admission and/or dismissed from CGU if any defect is found in the applicants’ qualifications for application or in the authenticity of the documents submitted. Those who have graduated shall have their diploma revoked.
  4. The acceptance letter to any program DOES NOT guarantee the issuance of a visa. A visa can be approved only by the Bureau of Consular Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Taiwan Overseas Representative Offices. Some Taiwan Overseas Representative Offices may require the applicants to submit the proof of Chinese Language Proficiency (enrolling in Chinese-taught programs) or proof of English Language Proficiency (enrolling in English-taught programs) for visa application. For the requirement of visa application, please contact the Taiwan Overseas Representative Office in/near your country.
  5. According to the regulations of the MOE (Ministry of Education), those who have been approved to make Initial Household Registration, Moving-in Registration, or Acquisition or Restoration of Nationality during their study in Taiwan and have thus ceased to possess the status as foreign students, shall be expelled from any school they are attending. Moreover, those who withdraw or are expelled from school in the Republic of China due to misbehavior, unacceptable academic performance or conviction of a penal crime may not thereafter apply again for admission under the “Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan.” Violation of the regulations will result in the rejection of an application for admission.
  6. International students’ applications for admission are based on the “Regulations Regarding Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan” formulated by the Ministry of Education (MOE), the “CGU Study Regulations” and the “CGU 2022- 2023 Admission Instructions for International Students”. If there are any discrepancies between the English and Chinese instructions, please follow the Chinese version.

Program Admission Quota Program Duration
Undergraduate Programs 60 Within 1-4 years
Master Programs 60 Within 4-6 years
Ph.D. Programs 50 Within 2-7years

The departmental or institutional admission committees will review the application materials to process an initial screening. If necessary, written exams or interviews will be incorporated. The CGU admission committee will process the final screening. The admission roster shall then be approved by the President of CGU. Notification will then be sent to each individual.

Admission roster of accepted applicants will be announced on the website of CGU in the following dates appointed. It will be posted online (https://oia.cgu.edu.tw/var/file/15/1015/img/2755/admission.html). A letter of admission will be mailed to admitted students individually.

  1. All programs:
    • Fall Admission: May 23, 2022 (Taiwan Standard Time)
    • Spring Admission: November 17, 2022 (Taiwan Standard Time)
  2. International Master of Science Program in Reconstructive Microsurgery: May 1, 2022 (Taiwan Standard Time)

  1. Admitted students shall be present at the university for registration on the date specified and present the original copy of passport, diploma and the Chinese or English translation of school transcripts authenticated by ROC representative offices abroad (for authentication purpose only, documents will be returned immediately), or the status of admission shall be revoked. Admitted students should register on time and submit the above documents upon registration, or the status of admission shall be revoked.
  2. According to Article 22 of “MOE Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan”, upon registration the admitted students should provide a proof of medical and personal accidental insurance papers insured outside ROC with validity from entering ROC up to at least six months. If already being insured at the national health insurance of ROC, the enrolled students only need to provide a proof of the related insurance papers. The above-mentioned insurance papers issued outside the ROC should be authenticated by ROC representative offices abroad.

For more details, please refer to CGU regulations and articles of the MOE.

  1. Information related to application and admission: please contact the Office of International Affairs
  2. Information related to TA or RA stipend: Please contact your department or institute office (After admission to CGU).
  3. Information related to study grant from the second semester onwards: Please contact your department or institute of each college. Website: https://www.cgu.edu.tw/index.php?Lang=en

Available Academic Programs