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Information on the "Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Taiwan Scholarship"

useful LINKS:

MOFA's Taiwan Scholarship Website
MOFA Taiwan Scholarship Guidelines
MOFA Taiwan Scholarship Terms of Agreement
MOFA Taiwan Scholarship Plane Ticket Application Form

APPLICATION PERIOD:

For 2015, the application deadline is 13th March, 2015

Award amount:

For First-Year Mandarin Language Enrichment Program (LEP): NT$25,000/month
For Degree Programs: NT$30,000/month
The MOFA Scholarship also provides two one-way economy-class plane tickets for direct flights between Tuvalu and Taiwan.

Award period:

LEP: One year
Bachelor's: Four years
Master’s: Two years
PhD: Four years
The MOFA Scholarship award period begins on 1st August and ends in June of the year in which you complete your degree.

YOU are qualified to apply for the Scholarship if YOU FULFILL THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: 

  • You are a high school graduate or above with an excellent academic record; you possess good moral character and have no criminal record;
  • You are not a national of Taiwan or an overseas compatriot;
  • You have never attended an educational institution in Taiwan at the same level as the program you will apply for under the Taiwan Scholarship;
  • You are not an exchange student through any cooperation agreement between a foreign university/college and an educational institute in Taiwan while receiving the Taiwan Scholarship;
  • You have not previously had a scholarship revoked by a Taiwanese government agency or other relevant institution.

Required application materials:

  • A completed application form;
  • A passport photocopy or other documents that prove nationality;
  • A photocopy of your highest-level diploma or certificate of equivalent educational level and complete academic transcripts (These documents must either be authenticated by a Taiwanese diplomatic mission or directly mailed by the foreign educational institution you attended to the educational institution you plan to study at in Taiwan; if these documents are in languages other than Chinese or English, a Chinese or English translation should be provided);
  • Documents proving that you have applied to an educational institution or affiliated Mandarin Training Center in Taiwan;
  • If you are applying to a program taught in Chinese: a transcript or certificate for the Level 2 Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) or a higher level test;
  • If the national language of your country is not English: A TOEFL transcript or other proof of English proficiency;
  • Other documents requested by the Taiwan Embassy in Funafuti.

the mofa Scholarship will be suspended for one month for the following reasons:

  • You are absent from LEP classes for 12 or more hours in a single month, except in cases of serious illness or accident;
  • You fail to achieve an average score of 80 percent or above beginning from the second term/quarter of LEP study in Taiwan;
  • You fail to achieve a specified minimum average score for one semester in a degree program. If the degree program does not set a minimum average, the score will be 60 percent for undergraduates and 70 percent for postgraduates.
  • If you fail to attend class or leave the country without permission during your degree program (except during summer and winter vacations or when writing a dissertation or thesis), your stipend for the months you were absent will be suspended.

The MOFA Scholarship will be permanently suspended for the following reasons:

  • You fail to submit a photocopy of your Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) marked “Study” to your educational institution upon enrollment;
  • You reside in Taiwan for reasons other than pursuing academic studies;
  • You are expelled or suspended from your program or you are given a demerit for violating the laws of Taiwan; 
  • You receive two scholarships at once;
  • You fail to achieve an average score of 80 percent or above for two consecutive terms/quarters in the LEP beginning from the second term/quarter of study in Taiwan;
  • You fail to achieve a specified minimum academic average or an average score of 60 percent or above for two consecutive semesters in an undergraduate program;
  • You fail to achieve a specified minimum academic average or an average score of 70 percent or above for two consecutive semesters in a graduate program;
  • You fail to attend class or leave Taiwan for more than two months without permission from your educational institution (this rule does not apply during summer and winter vacations or when you are writing a dissertation or thesis).

THE Test of CHINESE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TOCFL) Requirement for the MOFA SCholarship:

"Recipients taking the LEP should submit a photocopy of the TOCFL Level 2 certificates for listening and reading by June of the year after their arrival. Those failing to do so will be disqualified from receiving the Scholarship for degree programs. Recipients should pay TOCFL fees themselves.”

The TOCFL is usually held twice a year in May and November; registration for the May exam is typically in March and registration for the November exam is typically in September and October:
Click here to register for the TOCFL exam

Transferring programs during the MOFA Scholarship:

LEP: No transfers allowed;  
Degree Programs: One transfer to another department or educational institution allowed.


Information on the "TaiwanICDF International Higher Education Scholarship"

USEFUL LINKS:

The ICDF's Scholarship Page
The Online Application System for the TaiwanICDF Scholarship
Partner Universities and Programs for the TaiwanICDF Scholarship
TaiwanICDF Scholarship Benefits
TaiwanICDF Scholarship Terms and Conditions
TaiwanICDF Scholarship Advisory 

APPLICATION PERIOD:

For 2016, the application period is 1st January to 18th March, 2016

Award amount:

Bachelor's: NT$12,000
Master’s: NT$15,000
PhD: NT$17,000
The TaiwanICDF Scholarship also pays for airfare to and from Tuvalu, as well as housing, tuition, all forms of health insurance, and books, but may not pay for utilities, books not considered directly related to your courses, or courses not considered necessary to your major.

Award Period:

You will be expected to return to Tuvalu at the end of August during the year in which your program ends.

YOU ARE QUALIFIED TO APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP IF YOU FULFILL THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: 

  • You are not a national of Taiwan or an overseas compatriot;
  • You satisfy the admission requirements of the Taiwanese partner university to which you have applied;
  • You satisfy the requirements necessary to apply for a Resident Visa and an Alien Resident Certificate for Taiwan;
  • You do not receive any other ROC scholarship while receiving the ICDF scholarship;
  • You have never had a scholarship revoked by a Taiwanese government agency or related institution and have not been expelled from any Taiwanese university.
  • If you have received the TaiwanICDF scholarship or MOFA Taiwan Scholarship on a previous occasion, you must return to Tuvalu for more than one year before re-applying for another scholarship.

Required Application Materials:

  • A completed application form;
  • A photocopy of your passport or other documents that prove nationality;
  • A photocopy of your highest-level diploma and academic transcripts (These documents must either be authenticated by a Taiwanese diplomatic mission or directly mailed by the foreign educational institution you attended to the educational institution you plan to study at in Taiwan; if these documents are in languages other than Chinese or English, a Chinese or English translation should be provided);
  • If the national language of your country is not English: A photocopy of a certificate of English proficiency;
  • A TaiwanICDF Medical Report dated within the past three months;
  • Two letters of reference;
  • You should also submit all documents required by the TaiwanICDF partner university you are applying to before the admissions deadline for that university;
  • Other documents requested by the Taiwan Embassy in Funafuti or other Taiwanese organizations.

The TaiwanICDF Scholarship will be suspended for one month for the following reasons:

  • You are involved in misconduct including being absent from school, or you receive minor demerits given by your host institution.

The TaiwanICDF Scholarship will be suspended for one semester for the following reasons:

  • You fail to meet the academic average required by your institution for any one semester (i.e., you fail to meet the required standard set by your program or average 60 percent or lower in an undergraduate program or 70 percent or lower in a postgraduate program). If you meet the academic average for the semester following your suspension, your scholarship can be reinstated but only by request;
  • You fail to fulfill the Master’s/PhD Thesis Research or Independent Study component of your program.

The TaiwanICDF Scholarship will be permanently suspended for the following reasons:

  • You engage in political activities or employment for profit or gain;
  • You violate the laws of Taiwan;
  • You are expelled or withdraw from your program of study or receive a major demerit from your program;
  • You fail to participate in program orientation or program registration;
  • You are physically unfit to study in Taiwan;
  • You fail one-half or more of all classes that you attend over two consecutive semesters;
  • You fail two-thirds or more of all classes that you attend in any one semester;
  • If you are attending a Mandarin-taught program: You fail to provide a certificate for the Level 3 TOCFL test in the areas of listening and reading by the end of your first year;
  • You transfer to another field of study.

If you withdraw from your program of study without prior consent while receiving the TaiwanICDF Scholarship, you must return all airfare fees and living allowances provided to you by the ICDF.

The TEST OF CHINESE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TOCFL) Requirement for the taiwanicdf scholarship:

  • Students in English-taught Bachelor’s/PhD programs must pass the Level 2 listening and speaking test before graduation;
  • Students in Mandarin-taught programs must pass the Level 3 listening and reading test by the end of their first year.

Students from English-taught programs who do not take and pass their required TOCFL Test will not be provided with a free return plane ticket to Tuvalu upon completion of their studies and will have to purchase their return ticket themselves. Students from Mandarin-taught programs who do not take and pass their required TOCFL Test will be disqualified from the remainder of their program and sent back to Tuvalu.

The TOCFL is usually held twice a year in May and November; registration for the May exam is typically in March and registration for the November exam is typically in September and October:
Click here to register for the TOCFL exam

Other Important Requirements:

  • Your director or program manager should be informed of any travel plans you make for summer or winter vacation. If travel is to occur during the academic semester, your director or adviser should be informed of and approve your travel plans. If you do not notify your director or adviser of your plans, your living allowance will be suspended according to the number of days you are absent;
  • Master's and PhD students must summarize completed thesis manuscripts for publication in SCI, EI, A&HCI, SSCI, and TSSCI journals or the Journal of International Cooperation;
  • The TaiwanICDF holds monitoring meetings between ICDF staff and program directors regarding the performance of all students.

APPLYING FOR AN ALIEN RESIDENT CERTIFICATE (ARC)

applying for your arc:

Students who have entered Taiwan on resident visas are required to apply for an ARC to legally remain in the country. You must apply for an ARC at your local National Immigration Agency service center within 15 days of arrival. Please note that a penalty will be charged for those who fail to apply for an ARC before this 15 day period is over.

Locations of National Immigration Agency service centers throughout Taiwan

You must submit the following documents to the National Immigration Agency to receive an ARC:

  • An application form;
  • Your original passport and resident visa, as well as photocopies of these items;
  • One 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm photograph with a white background that was taken in the last year (applicants should not wear a hat or glasses in this photo);
  • NT$1,000;
  • For the LEP: Proof of registration and a class schedule from an approved university language center;
  • For a degree program: The original version and photocopies of both sides of your student ID (your ID must be stamped for the current semester) or a school status certificate (the admissions notice from your program of study and the acceptance notice for your scholarship will also be helpful when applying);
  • Documents verifying your address may also be necessary;
  • Documents issued outside of Taiwan MUST be translated into Chinese, and certified by the Taiwan Embassy in Funafuti.

APPLYING FOR AN ARC extension:

Student ARCs must be extended once a year. Within 15 days of your ARC expiration date, you must bring necessary documents to your local National Immigration Agency service center. If your ARC has already expired, you must leave Taiwan to apply for a new resident visa at a Taiwanese embassy or representative office, and re-apply for a new ARC at your local National Immigration Agency service center within 15 days after re-entering Taiwan. Please note that a penalty will also be charged if you stay in Taiwan past the expiration date of your ARC without renewing it.

You must submit the following documents to the National Immigration Agency to extend your ARC:

  • An application form;
  • Your original passport and ARC, as well as photocopies of these items;
  • One 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm photograph with a white background that was taken in the last year (applicants should not wear a hat or glasses in this photo);
  • NT$1,000;
  • The original version and photocopies of both sides of your student ID (your ID must be stamped for the current semester) or a school status certificate (the admissions notice from your program of study and the acceptance notice for your scholarship will also be helpful to your application);
  • Documents verifying your address may also be necessary.

Changing Information on Your ARC:

Students who move to a new address or change schools must update this information at their local National Immigration Agency service center within 15 days after they relocate or change schools. Fines will be imposed if changes of information are not completed within the allotted time limit.

  • To change your address, bring proof of your new address (proof includes a lease or a new household registration certificate) to your local National Immigration Agency service center;
  • To change your school, bring proof of your enrollment in a new school to your local National Immigration Agency service center (this procedure can usually be completed when you apply for an ARC extension).

Working in taiwan

Students receiving scholarships are not eligible to work in Taiwan (work is defined as any labor or service rendered, regardless of whether it is paid or voluntary). However, you are allowed to undertake the following internships after one academic year and with approval from your school adviser:

  • Curricular training internship: Relevant to the curriculum offered through you degree program;
  • Curricular practicum: For students required to engage in fieldwork experience as an integral part of their degree program.

Applying for a work permit:

If you hope to engage in one of the aforementioned internships, you must first obtain approval from your school and then apply for a work permit through the Ministry of Labor. Your passport, ARC, and student ID, as well as other materials, are required to apply for a valid work permit. The website for the Ministry of Labor's Workforce Development Agency provides relevant application forms and procedural explanations.


APPLYING FOR A POST OFFICE BANK ACCOUNT

You many be advised to apply for a Post Office bank account and bank card after you arrive in Taiwan so that your monthly scholarship stipend can be deposited into your Post Office account, after which you will be able to use your Post Office bank card to easily withdraw funds. To apply for a Post Office account and bank card, you should bring the following items to your local Post Office:

  • Your ARC (if you do not yet have an ARC, you will have to apply for a "Record of ID No. in the Republic of China" from your local National Immigration Agency service center);
  • Your passport;
  • A stamp that bears your name in English or Chinese;
  • More than NT$10.

While at the Post Office, you will also have to fill out application forms to successfully open your account and should make sure to request that the Post Office issue a bank card to you. See the Post Office website for more information.

Post Office locations throughout Taiwan


APPLYING FOR National Health Insurance

All students must apply for Taiwan's National Health Insurance after having their ARC for 6 months. National Health Insurance is mandatory in Taiwan; costs NT$749 a month for foreign students; and allows students to visit doctors, dentists, and hospitals for significantly reduced fees.

If you attend a Mandarin language program (or LEP) during your first year in Taiwan and do not apply for National Health Insurance at the 6 month mark, you will be required to do so once you begin your university program, and, at that point, you will be required to provide back pay for the 6 months of health insurance you did not enroll for when attending Mandarin classes. However, after back fees are paid, you will be eligible to receive refunds for any medical visits you made during the period covered by the back pay as long as you have retained relevant receipts.

You should always ask personnel at your Mandarin language program (or LEP) if they will be applying for National Health Insurance on your behalf. If your program will not be applying for National Health Insurance on your behalf, you should apply for this insurance independently; insurance bills will then be sent to your home or another address you designate. 

NOTE: If your language center (or LEP) records insurance fees as a part of your tuition during your first six months in Taiwan, they are purchasing group health insurance for you. Group health insurance is different from National Health Insurance, and you will still be required to register for National Health Insurance after being in Taiwan for 6 months.

Applying for National Health Insurance:

To apply for National Health Insurance, bring the following documents to your local town or district office (you can identify your local town or district office by locating the town or district you live in as recorded on your ARC; if you Google the name of your town or district with the word "公所" or "Office" added, you should be able to find the address for this office):

  • Your original ARC, as well as a photocopy of this item;
  • Your passport, as well as a photocopy of this item;
  • A passport size photo (i.e., a 2-inch photo);
  • Your personal stamp with your name in English or Chinese.

Your local town or district office will help you register for National Health Insurance and should provide a form that you can use to apply for your National Health Insurance card. This form can be sent to your nearest National Health Insurance service center, which will make your card and then send it to you.

The National Health Insurance fee is NT$749 per month.

national health insurance Service Center Locations:

  • Taipei Service Center: No. 7, Zhongshan North Road, Section 1, Zhongshan District, Taipei City 10439 (10439臺北市中山區中山北路一段7號)/Mailing Address: P.O. Box 30-200, Taipei City 10099 (10099台北市郵政30-200號信箱) Phone: 02-21912006;
  • Service Center for Northern Taiwan: No. 525, Zhongshan East Road, Section 3, Zhongli District, Taoyuan City 32005 (32005桃園市中壢區中山東路三段525號) Phone: 03-4339111;
  • Service Center for Central Taiwan: No. 66, Shizheng North First Road, Xitun District, Taichung City 40709 (40709臺中市西屯區市政北一路66號) Phone: 04-22583988;
  • Service Center for Southern Taiwan: No. 96, Gongyuan Road, Central Western District, Tainan City 70006 (70006臺南市中西區公園路96號) Phone: 06-2245678;
  • Service Center for Kaohsiung and Pingtung: No. 157, Jiuru Second Road, Sanmin District, Kaohsiung City 80706 (80706高雄市三民區九如二路157號) Phone: 07-3233123;
  • Service Center for Eastern Taiwan: No. 36, Xuanyuan Road, Hualien City, Hualien County 97042 (97042花蓮縣花蓮市軒轅路36號) Phone: 03-8332111.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU LOSE YOUR PASSPORT

Immediately contact the Embassy at 02-2876-7606 or via e-mail at tuvaluembassyroc@gmail.com and travel to one of Taiwan's National Immigration Agency service centers to report your passport missing. 

Locations of National Immigration Agency service centers throughout Taiwan

At the National Immigration Agency, you will have to provide a picture ID, 2 passport-size photos, and an application form to formally report your passport missing and obtain a "Lost Passport" report.

You can review relevant procedures at the National Immigration Agency's information page on lost passports.

To apply for a new passport from Tuvalu, you will need to provide the "Lost Passport" report given to you by the National Immigration Agency, two passport-size photos, 3 signature samples (small, medium, and large), and the AU$50 fee required to make a new passport.

You can contact Tuvalu's Immigration Department directly to lodge your application or you can contact the Embassy to assist with the application process.

 


Applying to DEGREE Programs or Mandarin Training
Programs in Taiwan

The Study in Taiwan website is a resource for information on degree programs offered through universities in Taiwan. The site also allows you to tailor your program search based on the location of the university you hope to study at, the language the degree program is taught in, the type of university you hope to attend, and the level of program you want to apply for.

It is strongly cautioned that all students or prospective students using the Study in Taiwan programs page double check the information provided on the website. In some cases, programs advertised as being 90% taught in English are in reality taught mainly in Chinese. If you are unsure as to whether a program you hope to apply for is in English, you should contact the program directly. Alternatively, you can contact the Embassy for assistance at tuvaluembassyroc@gmail.com.

You can also explore the section of the Study in Taiwan website on Mandarin Training Programs if your scholarship requires that you attend a year of Chinese classes before applying to a degree program. 

Documents usually required when applying for degree programs in Taiwan are as follows:

  • Application form;
  • Verification of nationality (i.e., a copy/scan of your passport);
  • Photocopy of the diploma for your highest academic degree (in English) This item should be authenticated by the Taiwan Embassy in Funafuti;
  • Full transcripts for your highest academic degree (in English) This item should be authenticated by the Taiwan Embassy in Funafuti; 
    *If you are applying for an undergraduate program, you must provide Taiwanese universities with transcripts from your Form 4, Form 5, Form 6, and Form 7 classes. These documents should all be authenticated by the Taiwan Embassy in Funafuti
    ;
  • Autobiography or CV (Total of 2 pages);
  • Study plan (Total of 2 pages);
  • Two letters of recommendation This item should be authenticated/certified by the Taiwan Embassy in Funafuti;
  • Proof of scholarship award This item should be authenticated/certified by the Taiwan Embassy in Funafuti;
  • Passport-sized photo.


WIRING Money

You can transfer money to and from Taiwan using services like MoneyGram and Western Union, which have locations throughout Taiwan. 

See the MoneyGram and Western Union websites for the addresses of Taiwan service centers, as well as more information on sending and receiving money.

Before traveling to a MoneyGram or Western Union location, make sure that the location can process the currency you will be sending or receiving money in (e.g., ensure that, if you hope to receive money in Taiwan dollars, the MoneyGram or Western Union location provides services for this type of currency).


SHIPPING TO TUVALU

If you are attempting to ship items to Tuvalu (especially after you graduate), please keep in mind that Taiwan's Chunghwa Post Company is willing to provide boxes for students to package items in and can send personnel to universities/apartments to pick up boxes that need to be shipped

Chunghwa Post's shipping DEtails from Taiwan to Tuvalu are as follows:

  • Air parcel service to Tuvalu is available.  Parcels are sent to Sydney for onward transmission.
  • The size and weight limits for each parcel are: Size: not to exceed 1.05 meters for any one dimension and 2 meters for the sum of the length and the greatest circumference measured in a direction other than that of the length. In other words: length x 1 + width x 2 + height x 2 =2 meters.  Length should not be over 1.05 meters. Weight: 20 kg per parcel.
  • Postage rates: up to 0.5 kg costs NT$305; NT$175 is charged per additional 0.5 kg.
  • It will take about 2-3 weeks from the date of posting for the package to reach its destination.

Please consult the Chunghwa Post website for more information and contact the Embassy at tuvaluembassyroc@gmail.com if you are interested in this offer.


What to Bring TO TAIWAN

  • Sweaters, coats, and other warm clothing. Taiwan's temperatures can reach 2 or 3 degrees Celsius or below in the winter! If you are unable to prepare warm clothing in advance, make sure to set aside enough money to purchase warm clothing after you arrive in Taiwan.
  • Bedding including pillows and blankets. Your dorm or apartment may not provide these items.
  • Toiletries for use during your first few days in Taiwan.
  • Any important documents that may be useful when applying for and attending educational programs in Taiwan, including admission letters and transcripts. Ensure that all documents not issued by the Taiwanese government have been authenticated by the Taiwan Embassy in Funafuti before you come to Taiwan. The Tuvalu Embassy in Taiwan cannot provide authentication services for this type of document.


Dental and Health Care in Taiwan

Ambulances

Taiwan has an emergency dispatch system; ambulances can be summoned by calling 119. 

HOSPITALS

In many hospitals in Taiwan, it is expected that the patient's family will undertake routine hygiene and chores frequently taken care of by nursing staff in hospitals in other countries. Many hospitals expect that at least one family member will sleep in the patient's room (even semi-private rooms). Some hospitals expect patients to bring their own bath towels, toilet tissue, soap, and other toiletries.

Outpatient clinics

Outpatient clinics are run through Taiwanese hospitals. The first visit is usually the most difficult. The registration areas are crowded and sometimes confusing. Signs are frequently in Mandarin only, and your first contact may not be with an English-speaking registrar. Persistence will be rewarded and foreigners will find a kind response to their questions and someone who speaks English will be produced to guide you through the process. Second appointments are generally made in the clinic where you are seen and it isn't necessary to repeat the registration process each time you visit the hospital. The drill is to register, find your clinic, consult the physician, travel to the lab (if necessary), pay your bill, and then pick up your prescription. Expect to take a number and wait in line at each stop along the way.

Popular Treatment Centers in Taipei

1. Priority Care Center (Adventist Hospital)
Address: No. 424, Sec. 2, Bade Rd., Songshan Dist., Taipei 
Tel: 2776-2654

PCC is well known for its articulate native-English-speaking nursing staff. The PCC is on the second floor of the centrally located Adventist Hospital. All signs are in English (as well as Mandarin). Most visits are scheduled, and patients can call the clinic to arrange appointments for a full range of medical problems. The clinic attracts many expatriates for OB/GYN services.

2. The Health Promotion Program (HPP) at Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center
Address: No. 125, Lide Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei
Tel: 2897-0320

Virtually all of the doctors have trained in the United States; many are licensed to practice medicine in the United States as well.
All signs are in English as well as Mandarin. 
The clinic offers physical examinations and consultations in general medicine; pediatrics; endocrinology; gynecology; general surgery; Ear, Nose and Throat; urology; dermatology; and all manner of cancer treatment. It has a reputation for mammograms and OB/GYN care.

Hospitals in Taipei

1. Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center
Address: 125 Lide Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei
Tel: 2897-0011

This modern, state of the art hospital is affiliated with Duke University Medical Center. Although it emphasizes oncology and cancer treatments, it has developed a strong general medicine section. Outpatient services are provided but the number of patients seen is limited to a fraction of that at other area hospitals. While national health insurance is accepted, in many instances, the patients will make up the difference with a large co-payment. The ancillary medical staff, nurses, and technicians frequently speak English.

2. Adventist Hospital
Address: 424 Bade Rd., Sec. 2, Taipei
Tel: 2771-8151

Adventist is a private hospital. There is an emergency department, a full range of outpatient services, and a Priority Care Clinic (PCC) frequently used by foreigners. Signs are in English as well as Mandarin. The clinics are not as busy as those at the major medical centers. 

3. Veterans General Hospital
Address: 201 Shipai Rd. Sec. 2, Shipai, Taipei
Tel: 2871-2121

Virtually every medical specialty is represented at this hospital, and it is well known for the treatment of infectious diseases and for emergency medical care. The ER is one of only 3 local hospitals with a trauma team available 24 hours. In addition to trauma and serious cases of all kinds, Veterans is the destination of choice in Taipei for poisonings and snakebite cases. 

4. Cheng Hsin Hospital
Address: 45 Cheng Hsin Rd., Shipai, Taipei
Tel: 2826-4400

Cheng Hsin Hospital is an excellent destination for those seeking cardiac care or a consultation with a cardiologist.

5. National Taiwan University Hospital
Address: 7 Chung Shan S. Rd., Taipei 
Tel: 2312-3456

This teaching hospital has a reputation for offering some of the best physicians in Taiwan. It is organized like other large hospitals and sees huge numbers of patients in its outpatient clinics. Generally, most of the department heads and a significant number of doctors have received additional training in the United States.

6. Chang Gung Memorial Hospital System
Address in Taipei: 199 Tun-Hwa North Road, Taipei
Tel: 2713-5211
Address in Linkou: 5 Fu-Hsing Street, Kuei Shan District, Taoyuan
Tel: 03-328-1200
Address In Keelung: 222 Mai-Chin Road, Keelung
Tel: 02-2431-3131

This regional hospital system is one of the largest and most technically advanced in Taiwan. The Linkou Medical Center is the regional hub for northern Taiwan. Some of the signs are in English. In addition to the broad array of specialty care offered, the Medical Center is well-known for its burn unit, plastic surgery department, organ transplantation department, and emergency department.

7. Min-Sheng General Hospital
Address: 168, Ching-Kuo Rd, Taoyuan 
Tel: 03-317-9599

This hospital provides comprehensive medical services including a 24-hour emergency room and intensive care. It is located in the city of Taoyuan, 20 minutes from the international airport. Besides the routine service of a hospital, it provides the following specialties: Cardiac Care, Minimally Invasive Surgery and Bariatric Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Lasik Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, and In-Vitro Fertilization Technology.

 8. Cathay General Hospital
Address: 280 Jen Ai Rd, Sec. 4., Taipei
Tel: 2708-2121

This Regional Medical Center, centrally located in Taipei, has a modern priority-care clinic and a large emergency department.

9. Central Clinic
Address: 77 Chung Hsiao E. Rd., Sec. 4, Taipei
Tel: 2751-0221

10. Chung Shan Hospital
Address: 11 Lane 112, Jen Ai Rd., Sec. 4,Taipei
Tel: 2754-7700

This is a privately owned hospital. It has a reputation for Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

11. Country Hospital
Address: 61 Jen Ai Rd., Sec. 4, Taipei
Tel: 2771-3161

12. Mackay Memorial Hospital
Address: 92 Chung Shan N. Rd., Sec.2, Taipei
Tel: 2543-3535

13. Shin Kong Hospital
Address: 95 Wen Chang Rd., Shihlin
Tel: 2833-2211

14. Tri-Service General Hospital
Address: 325 Cheng Kung Road, Section 2, Nei Hu District, Taipei
Tel: 8792-3311
Address: 40 Ting Chou Rd., Sec. 3, Taipei (only for outpatient)
Tel: 2365-9055

15.  Taipei Municipal Yang-Ming Hospital
Address: 105 Yu Sheng Street, Shilin Dist., Taipei
Tel: 2834-9721, 2838-9145

Dentists in Taipei

Chengxin Dental Clinic
No. 23, Lane 65, Alley 285, Neihu Road Section 1, Taipei
Appointments: 8797-6001

Dr. Lin and Partners Dental Office
5F, #60, Tienmu West Road, Taipei
Appointments: 2873-6488
3F, #259, Nanking E. Road, Sec. 3, Taipei
Appointments: 2715-2476

Central Taiwan Hospitals (Changhua and Taichung)

1. Changhua Christian Hospital
Address: 135 Nanhsiao Street, Changhua
Tel: (04) 723-8595

Changhua Christian Hospital has three locations: Nanguo, Chunghua Road, and Erlin. The main hospital at Nanguo is the largest tertiary care medical center in central Taiwan; it provides care in more than 40 specialties and subspecialties. The care settings include in-patient, outpatient (including evening clinics), and emergency care. 

2. Taichung Veterans General Hospital
Address: 1650 Taiwan Boulevard, Sec. 4, Taichung
Tel: (04) 2359-2525

This is a large, public hospital similar to its Taipei counterpart. It has a large medical staff, many of whom have received training in the United States.

3. Chung Shan Medical University Hospital
Address: 110, Chienkuo N. Rd. Sec. 1, Taichung
Tel: (04) 2473-9595

Chung Shan is Tuvalu's sister hospital. For special assistance, contact the international medical center at 04-2473-9595#34985.

4. China Medical University Hospital
Address: No. 2 Yuh Der Road, Taichung
Tel: (04) 2205-2121

In terms of western medicine, each attending physician holds certifications in their medical specialty. In terms of traditional Chinese medicine, CMUH has clinical departments of Chinese internal medicine, pediatrics, traumatology, gynecology, and acupuncture. 

5. Kuang Tien General Hospital
International Health Services Center (IHSC)
Address: No.117, Sha Tian Rd., Shalu Dist., Taichung
Tel: 04-2665-1900

Kuang Tien General Hospital’s International Health Services Center (IHSC) offers native English speaking coordinators that will take care of appointment scheduling, medical inquiries, and personal escorts throughout your entire visit. Kuang Tien also offers an entire hospital wing dedicated to International Patient Rooms. 

SOUTHERN TAIWAN (KAOHSIUNG)

Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Address: 123 Ta Pei Road, Niao Sung Dist., Kaohsiung
Tel: (07)731-7123

Eastern/Coastal Taiwan (Hualien)

Tzu Chi Buddhist Hospital
Address: 707 Chung Yang Road, Section 3, Hualien
Tel: (03) 857-8600
Voice Mail Registration System: (03) 856-0779

Approximately half of the emergency cases in Hualien are seen at this hospital.

Western Taiwan (Tainan)

Chi Mei Medical Center
Address: 901 Chung Hwa Road, Yongkang Dist., Tainan
Tel: (06)281-2811


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