What should I prepare before I come over Taiwan?
For International Students, before entering into Taiwan, you shall apply for a Student Resident Visa in your home country. After arrival in Taiwan, you shall visit a local Immigration Agency and apply for an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) personally within 15 days.
Will CJCU provide accommodations for overseas students?
All overseas students are guaranteed four years of on-campus housing (dormitory). Office of Admissions (OA) will register housing for every freshman at the first semester, while you need to access the housing application by yourselves from the following semester through student online system.
Notice of Accommodation Deposit Fee: Each of dormitory students should submit the accommodation deposit fee to reserve for a year slot of accommodation, and ensure dormitories’ properties are in a good condition as well. The accommodation deposit fee will be returned to the students’ bank accounts by the next year as long as you pass from the final dormitory checking. The accommodation deposit fee may not be returned if anyone is abandoned for living on campus upon making a payment.
How many semesters of an academic year?
A3：ㄧ學年有兩學期，每學期上課時間18週。第一學期(Fall semester)自九月到一月，接著放寒假；第二學期(Spring semester)自二月到六月，接著放暑假。詳細日期請參考本校行事曆: http://dweb.cjcu.edu.tw/ShepherdFiles/B0309/File/2018070414112867.pdf
There are two semesters of an academic year, and 18 weeks for studying of a semester.
Fall semester: from September to January. After that, it is winter vacation.
Spring semester: from February to June, and continue with a summer vacation. More calendar information please refers to the website: http://dweb.cjcu.edu.tw/ShepherdFiles/B0309/File/20180702101930381.pdf
When does the school starts in every semester?
Fall semester: Mid-September.
Spring Semester: Mid-February.
How much is the tuition?
Specific programs and departments may have different tuition amounts. You could refer to the website of Accounting Section for estimates based on currently approved amounts. Please note these figures may not be final. http://dweb.cjcu.edu.tw/ShepherdFiles/B1500/File/20180926144738679.pdf
Regarding the tuition fee, do I have to pay for one semester or two semesters at a time?
Students pay their tuition fee at the beginning of every semester. So, you pay for a semester at a time.
When should I pay the tuition fee?
Students must pay their tuition fee before the beginning of the semester.
What if I were sick when I study in Taiwan?
To ensure access to health care when you need it, before you are eligible to join National Health Insurance (NHI), all International Student freshmen are encouraged to join Overseas Student Medical Insurance. The cost is NTD 500 per month.
What is NHI?
NHI is Taiwanese National Health Insurance, founded to provide all citizens a friendly and high quality health environment in Taiwan. Joining in NHI is compulsory: everyone who meets the eligibility criteria must join in the insurance plan.
How should I know whether I am eligible to join NHI or not?
You will be eligible as the following situations,
(1) After entering Taiwan and receiving an ARC, you have stayed in Taiwan for six consecutive months. Or
(2) After entering Taiwan and receiving an ARC, you have ever exited Taiwan once for less than 30 days. After the number of days that you have been away from Taiwan is deducted, the period of staying Taiwan amounts to six months.
How much do I have to pay for NHI?
After you join NHI through CJCU, for the first time OA will provide a form demanding the fee and you have to pay the fee with the form in the Cashier Section in CJCU. In the following every semester you study in CJCU, six months NHI fee will be included in registration fee. It will be NTD 4,494 (NTD749/one month).
Q12 獎學金 學校提供哪些獎學金鼓勵境外學生在台求學時申請呢?
Is there any scholarship or subsidy for Overseas students?
Yes, for newly admitted overseas students studying at the undergraduate level, a fixed subsidy of TWD $35,000 is offered in the first semester of enrollment. From the second semester of study, following the regulations of scholarships, overseas students can apply for the University Scholarship (i.e. TWD $ 25,000 for each semester). To help overseas students studying in Taiwan, other funding programs and financial assistance are also available upon request. For more scholarship information, please refer to the following link
Q13 工讀 境外學生在台求學期間可以工讀嗎?
Could I work part time as I study in CJCU?
Yes, as long as you are issued a work permit by the Workforce Development Agency. An employer should help you to join labor insurance. Except winter and summer vacation, working hours for one week cannot exceed 20 hours.
※The following is the website for work permit application.
Q14 交通 我在台灣沒有交通工具，我該如何到其他地方（城市、景點）?
I do not have a car, scooter or bicycle. How can I move to other cities in Taiwan?
There is a train station on campus named CJCU station. It just takes 18 minutes to Tainan downtown and 4 minutes to High Speed Railway (HSR) Tainan station. By HSR, you could go to most main cities in Taiwan.
Does school offer Mandarin lessons?
The principal language of instruction at CJCU is Chinese （Mandarin）. Applicants should be proficient in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese (except some courses are taught in English). If students are unable to keep up with their regular course work due to their inadequate Chinese language skills, they could be requested to take remedial Chinese language courses from the Chinese Language & Culture Center of Chang Jung Christian University at their own expense.
Q16 綜合 我來到台灣就學可以申辦電話卡嗎?
Could I apply for a cellphone SIM card in Taiwan?
Yes. Taiwanese cell phone providers generally provide pre-paid card to overseas users. You could apply it in an international airport or OA will invite a provider to campus within the first week as overseas students arrive.
Q17 綜合 除了學費外，我應該還要準備多少錢來學校?
How is the living expense in Tainan, Taiwan?
In Southern Taiwan, one meal is about NTD50-100. One-way train ticket from CJCU to Tainan downtown is about NTD15-25.
How to transfer my birth date from A.D. to Republic Era (民國), the calendar used in Taiwan?
Different countries/areas may have its own calendar. A.D.is used worldwide and most Taiwanese can understand it. However, Taiwan has its own calendar, called Republic Era (民國). In certain documents you need to write down your birth date in Republic Era (民國). You could just have the A.D. year minus 1911 and the number will be the year for Republic Era (民國). For example, A.D.1997 is Republic Era (民國) 86. Month and day for Republic Era (民國) are the same as those for A.D. so you do not have to transfer month and day.
Q19 綜合 學校甚麼時候放假?甚麼時候上課?
When are summer and winter vacations?
In Taiwan, there are two semesters and the period for one semester is 18 weeks. Between two semesters, students have summer vacation and winter vacation. The first semester generally starts from the middle of September, then in the following January students will have winter vacation for about one month. The second semester begins around February and from June students will have summer vacation for about 3 months.
Q20 綜合 台灣的天氣如何呢?我該帶些什麼樣的衣服?
How about the weather in Taiwan?
There are four seasons in Taiwan: Spring (Mar-May), Summer (Jun-Aug), Autumn (Sep-Nov) and Winter (Dec-Feb). There is huge temperature difference between Summer and Winter so that you’d better prepare short-sleeved and long-sleeved clothes and even a windcheater.
Q21 綜合 我還有其他問題想要詢問，可以和誰聯絡?
Who I supposed to contact once I have further questions?
For International Students：Ms. Hsiao-Yin Chen (Emily) firstname.lastname@example.org
For Overseas Chinese Students, Students from Hong Kong and Macau：Ms. Chen, Tzu Chi email@example.com