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International Students for Internships after Graduating from University/College in Taiwan

Ministry of Education ( MOE ) has announced new regulations for those who wish to extend their ARC for internship opportunities:

“ Operation Directions Governing Applications from Overseas Chinese Students, Students from Hong Kong and Macao, and International Students for Internships after Graduating from University / College in Taiwan ”

For 2017: students who are seeking to apply for internships please complete and prepare all required documents and submit them to Center for International Academic Cooperation before May 31, 2017.

 

Article 2 (qualifications of students)
International students, and overseas Chinese students in Taiwan who do not have household registration who meet any of the criteria listed below and have obtained an approval document in accordance with Article 3 from the institute where they propose to undertake the internship (including details of what the internship entails,any financial allowance, and the duration) shall submit their application for a postgraduate internship to their university or college two months prior to the expiry of their residence permit at the latest.

  1. Overseas Chinese students, students from Hong Kong and Macao, and international students who will be eligible for a Master’s degree (or higher degree) in their graduation semester, and who have never withdrawn from study during the period of their academic studies.
  2. Overseas Chinese students, students from Hong Kong and Macao, and international students who will be eligible for a tertiary degree in their graduation semester; have never withdrawn from study during their degree study; have maintained a grade average of at least 70 during the period of their academic studies; and have been recommended in writing by their instructors or their department chair.
  3. Overseas Chinese students, students from Hong Kong and Macao, and international students who will be eligible for a Bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) in their graduation semester and who have won a prize in any national/international contest or science fair during the period of their academic studies, or who have been outstanding in some other field, and who have received a recommendation by someone from their university or college or a recognized organization accompanied by written certification.
  4. Overseas Chinese students, students from Hong Kong and Macao, and international students who will be eligible for a Bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) in their graduation semester, have never withdrawn from study during the period of their academic studies, have completed the first stage of the National Physician Exam, and are applying for the Program of General Medical Training (Postgraduate Year – G.P.Y.).

 

Article 3 (qualifications of internship organizations)

Organizations in Taiwan that provide internships for overseas Chinese graduates, graduates from Hong Kong and Macao, and international student graduates (hereinafter referred to as “internship organizations”) shall have one or more of the following qualifications:

  1. Domestic enterprises, and overseas Chinese and foreign direct investment companies that have had a revenue of at least NTD10 million for the most recent year, or newly‐established such enterprises and companies that have a capital of at least NTD5 million.
  2. A Taiwan branch company of a foreign company that has an annual revenue of at least NTD10 million, or a newly‐established Taiwan branch of a foreign company that has a working capital of at least NTD5 million.
  3. Taiwan offices of foreign that have procurement records amounting to at least USD1 million. Taiwan offices of financial service providers are not subject to this restriction.
  4. A Free Trade Zone business as designated in Article 3, Subparagraph 2, of the Act for the Establishment and Management of Free Trade Zones.
  5. A juridical person delegated by the competent industry authority that has had business expenditure of at least NTD5 million in the most recent year.
  6. Foreign Chambers of Commerce.
  7. Enterprises, juridical persons, or institutions that provide off‐campus internship programs for college students or that have signed industry‐academic cooperation contracts.
  8. Major training hospitals under the Program of the General Medical Training Hospital that have been authorized by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

Requiredment Documents:

  1. Application form for Graduating Overseas Chinese Students, Students from Hong Kong and Macao, and International Students for an Internship in Taiwan; their full academic transcript; and a written agreement from the internship organization where the student plans to undertake the internship.
  2. Related certification documents from the internship organizations:
  • For enterprises: the company registration certificate or business registration certificate; a photocopy of the annual profit‐seeking enterprise income tax return for the most recent year, or procurement records; and photocopies of other related documents shall be submitted. However, if the internship organization is the Taiwan office of a newly‐established enterprise or of a financial service provider, it does not have to provide a photocopy of their annual income tax return.
  • Juridical persons delegated by competent industry authorities: shall submit photocopies of proof of their legal establishment, articles of incorporation, and of other related documents.
  • Foreign Chambers of Commerce: shall submit formal invitations issued by the Chamber.
  • Enterprises, juridical persons, or institutions that provide off‐campus internship programs for college students or that have signed industry‐academic cooperation contracts: shall submit a photocopy of the internship or industry‐academic cooperation contract, and of other related documents.
  • Training hospitals, under the Program of the General Medical Training Hospital which have been authorized and publicly identified by the Ministry of Health and Welfare shall submit a photocopy of the certificate of the internship hospital which was issued by the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

Article 7
The maximum duration of each internship permit for overseas Chinese graduates, graduates from Hong Kong and Macao, and international student graduates is one year. If the internship permit is for less than one year from their graduation, those who need to do so may apply to extend their internship one time. The extension cannot go beyond the date one year from their graduation, and they must submit an internship extension application form which has been stamped by their internshiporganization to their school one month before their original internship is due to end. After the approved extension has been received by the university/college, the graduate shall take their stamped application with the school’s official seal to the local service center of the National Immigration Agency, in order to proceed with the residency extension procedures. During their internship, overseas Chinese graduates, graduates from Hong Kong or Macao, and international student graduates shall submit an internship report stamped by their internship organization, which is to be sent to their school, every three months. This report is also for schools’ reference when considering approval or denial of an internship duration extension. If these reports are not submitted, then the university/college may inform the MOE to cancel the internship permit.