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There are two types of visas. Preferably, you will get resident visa.

1. Visitor visa -> Resident visa -> ARC
2. Resident visa -> ARC

International students must enter Taiwan with a visitor visa or resident visa. 
No visa-exempt entry or landing visa.

* Start your visa application here.

Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) Form
Students entering Taiwan with resident visa must apply for ARC within 15 days of arrival (NT$1000/year).

Taiwan ID Number Form
Students entering Taiwan with visitor visa (cannot apply for ARC right away) should apply for Taiwan ID number for banking or cell phone service.


Health Check

1. TMU health check (NT$800) is required for all new students.
2. Type B health check (NT$1870) is required for resident visa application. Students who enter Taiwan with visitor visa need to apply for resident visa after arrival.

Original & copy of your passport, 2 passport photo (1" or 2") and a small fee will be needed on the day of your health check.


New students will need the following documents to complete registration: 
1. TMU Health check.
2. Complete personal information online (log in here), print out and attach 2-inch photo.
3. Admission Notice and proof of financial support.
4. Proof of 6-month overseas medical insurance or you can purchase insurance upon registration (NT$3,000 for 6 months).
5. Passport, verified diploma, transcript and a photocopy of each document.

Medical Insurance by Cathay Life Insurance
Insurance Policy (En)
Insurance Claim Form (Ch)


National Health Insurance

Enrolled students are required to join Taiwan National Health Insurance for NT$749/month (prices are subject to change without notice) from 7th month in Taiwan. New students who would like to transfer their National Health Insurance under TMU should notify the International Office.

Airport Transportation (from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to TMU)

Take bus 1960 to Taipei City Hall Bus Station where you can take shuttle to TMU.

CitiAir Bus (1960)


Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport  <--> City Hall Bus Station
Ruengshieng Garden, MRT Zhong-Xiao Fu-Xing Station, Howard Plaza, Far Eastern Plaza, Grand Hyatt Taipei, Taipei City Hall Bus Station
Adult NT$145/Child NT$70
20-30 minutes
Service Hours
from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport: 6 AM to 12 AM (Terminal 2) / 1 AM (Terminal 1)
from Taipei City Hall Bus Station: 4:40 AM to 11 PM
Driving Distance
70~80 minutes

TMU Shuttle
Mon-Fri: 7 AM to 9:30 PM (runs every 10 mins until 7:30 PM)
Sat: 7 AM to 4 PM



Purchase a prepaid SIM card

To purchase a prepaid SIM card in Taiwan, you will need to present 2 original photo ID issued from your country (i.e. passport, driver's license) 
Get a phone service with contract, available plans.

Open a Bank Account

You need ARC number (ID number), passport, TMU student ID card and NT$1000 deposit to open an account.

Question about courses/programs

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