Taiwan is a modern, vibrant nation with an excellent educational system. Taiwan has been a center for technical excellence for decades. Taiwan’s school system is renowned for producing exceptionally high levels of attainment in the fields of technology and the sciences. It has an outstanding higher education system that provides numerous opportunities for internationals who wish to study abroad. Taiwan is ideal for students who wants to learn Chinese since it is one of the few countries that still use traditional Chinese characters in the written form of the language. These days, in almost every country where people speak Chinese, simplified Chinese characters are used.
Government Support System
Taiwan’s government agencies monitor the quality of all areas of the education system to ensure that students gain the skills they need and obtain qualifications that are relevant and good value for money. They put forth strong efforts for the promotion of English within Taiwan's society. Government offices and public affairs offices have created English and Chinese websites in order to assist individuals to access information and services, in a more efficient and convenient manner.
The educational system in Taiwan is the responsibility of the Ministry of Education and recognizes that learning is an on-going process. Within the last few years, it has launched a number of challenging and innovative programs for its institutions of higher education. Among them are policies for raising Taiwan's international academic competitiveness and for providing more opportunities for foreign students to study in Taiwan.
The Ministry of Education recently established "The Taiwan Scholarship Program" in order to encourage promising students from foreign countries to pursue their language, undergraduate and graduate studies in Taiwan, along with enhancing the focus for educational and academic exchange and cooperation.
Reasonable and Affordable Tuition Fee
Taiwan's universities are able to offer more affordable tuition rates, as compared to other international universities because of innovative government policies. Foreign students will not have to pay high "foreign out of country tuition fees", as required by many other international universities and colleges.
Taiwan's economic prowess has gained it respect throughout the world. Rapidly, moving up the economic ladder from an agriculture-based society to an export-oriented manufacturing society and then to a service-based economy. Today, Taiwan is recognized as a major world high-tech supplier. The economy Taiwan is the 7th largest economy in Asia and ranked 15th in the world by the Global Competitiveness Report of World Economic Forum.
A Democratic and Safe Environment
A thriving and democratic society is entitled to a safe living environment. Taiwan's strong infra-structure allows its citizens this basic right, along with the right of free speech. In recent years, Taiwan's residents and international students have witnessed many dramatic political reforms. These reforms are continuing to pave the way for Taiwan's competitiveness internationally.
Taiwan's Friendly People & Cultural Diversity
Taiwan is known throughout the world as being a friendly society. Many efforts are underway to help preserve their culture and its traditions.
Taiwan's development can be attributed to its rich heritage of diverse populations. Immigrants from Holland, Spain, Portugal, Japan and more recently, from Mainland China have all played a role in Taiwan's development. While learning about Taiwan and its cultural traditions, these immigrants also give to Taiwan, examples from their respective customs and traditions.