佛光大學 Fo Guang University
International Student Admission for Spring Semester 2023
Applicants are required to submit,
between February 1 and April 30 (Fall semester)
October 15 and November 15 (Spring semester) each year,
the following documents directly to the Admission and Registration Section of the Office of International and Cross-Strait Affairs of Fo Guang University.
二 外國學生申請入學簡章（Guidelines for International Students Applying to FGU）
三 申請資格（Application qualification）
International students (those who are foreign citizens, have never held R.O.C. citizenship, and are not Overseas Chinese students) are to apply to FGU according to the regulations stipulated by the Guidelines for International Student Admissions.
Those who have resided overseas for over six consecutive years and meet the following qualifications are also eligible to apply for admission as an International Student to this University:
1. Currently holds dual nationality with the R.O.C. and another country, but has never had any household registration in Taiwan.
2. Once held R.O.C. citizenship but has renounced R.O.C. nationality for at least eight years by the time of application to the University.
3. Those who meet the above two requirements, have never studied in Taiwan as an overseas student, and will not receive an assignment from the University Entrance Committee for the upcoming academic year.
The aforementioned six or eight years of continuous residency overseas required to qualify as an international student candidate is calculated ending with the date of intended enrollment (Feb 1 or Aug 1).
The term “overseas” refers to residency in regions or countries excluding Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau; “continuous/consecutive residency” refers to those whose stay in Taiwan have not exceeded 120 days each calendar year.
The term “overseas” refers to residency in regions or countries excluding Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau; “continuous/consecutive residency” refers to those whose stay in Taiwan have not exceeded 120 days each calendar year. However, those who meet the following criterion and can provide written documentation are exempt from this requirement. Furthermore, lengths of stay within Taiwan are not calculated within the length of overseas residency.
1. Attended overseas youth training courses organized by the Overseas Compatriot Affairs Council or technique training classes accredited by the Ministry of Education (hereafter referred to as “the Ministry”);
2. Attended a Mandarin Chinese language center at a university/college of which international student recruitment is approved by the Ministry, and to which the total length of stay is less than 2 years;
3. Exchange students whose duration of exchange does not exceed 2 years; or
4. Held an internship in Taiwan approved by an authorized central government agency, to which the total length of stay did not exceed 2 years.
An individual, who has both foreign and R.O.C. nationalities and has applied for an annulment of his/her R.O.C. nationality before Feb. 1, 2011, the effective date of this amendment, is then qualified to apply for admission under the original regulation as an international student and is not subject to the limitation as prescribed in Paragraph 2.
Applicants of foreign nationality who concurrently hold a permanent residence status in Hong Kong or Macau, have no record of household registration in Taiwan and, at the time of application, has resided in Hong Kong, Macau, or another foreign country for no less than 6 years is qualified to apply for admission as a international student under these regulations. However, an individual who plans to apply for study within a department of medicine, dentistry, or Chinese medicine must have continuously resided overseas for no less than 8 years.
The aforementioned “continuously resided overseas” refers to individuals whose duration of stay in Taiwan does not exceed a total of 120 days per calendar year. However, such a term may be exempt, if any of the conditions prescribed in Subparagraphs 1 through 4, Paragraph 5 of the previous Article applies and is supported with written proof, and the said domestic length of stay shall be excluded from the overseas length of residency.
An applicant being a former citizen of Mainland China and holds a foreign nationality, having no history of household registration record in Taiwan, and at the time of application, has resided overseas continuously for no less than 6 years is qualified to apply for admission under these regulations. However, an individual who plans to apply for study at a department of medicine, dentistry, or Chinese medicine must reside overseas continuously for no less than 8 years.
The term “continuously resided overseas” means refers to individuals who stay in Taiwan for no more than a total of 120 days per calendar year. However, individuals who meet at least one of the four requirements listed above and have related supporting documentation, are exempt from this requirement; the said length of stay within the country shall be excluded from the length of overseas residency.
The six and eight years calculation period as prescribed in Paragraph 1 and Paragraph 3 shall be calculated from the starting date of the semester of intended enrollment (Feb.1st or Aug.1st) as the designated due date for the time of study.
The term overseas as prescribed in paragraph 5 in previous article shall apply to paragraphs 1 to 4.
【學歷 Educational (or academic) background】
Applicants graduated from high school, college, or university that is recognized by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan are qualified to apply. （Please refer to the website https://depart.moe.edu.tw/ed2500/News.aspx?n=E8380E03A0E16960&sms=D2E10027BB4EC183 and https://depart.moe.edu.tw/ED2200/News_Content.aspx?n=5E9ABCBC24AC1122&s=2690D12DF5118DE0 for Mainland China）. International students with a foreign high school diploma or above are eligible to apply for undergraduate programs; bachelor's degree or above for Master programs; and Master's degree or above for Ph.D. programs. In addition, for those who apply Ph.D. programs, all must provide a master's thesis and related works (can be dismissed only if your degree was obtained without a thesis and can be replaced by research reports) to apply for the same academic qualifications, and a equivalent master's academic work is required.
Applicants with equivalent qualifications to the academic degree system of Taiwan can apply for admissions.
Application eligibility is based on "MOE Regulation Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan." If the MOE (Ministry of Education) Regulations were revised, the most updated MOE Regulations shall prevail. For the latest information regarding the MOE Regulations, please contact MOE（http://www.edu.tw）.
Requirements and regulations can be found on the Ministry of Education (MOE) Website. The most up-to-date version of the MOE Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan can also be found on the MOE Website at http://english.moe.gov.tw/content.asp?CuItem=7996 . Before submitting your application, please check the MOE and Fo Guang University websites for important information and updates.
Applicants must have a reasonable command of reading, listening, speaking and writing in Chinese language, except for those applying to English-taught programs.
If you apply for a program in which English is the language for instruction, please submit a photocopy of an English Proficiency Certificate, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS.
（三）若所錄取之系所為全中文授課，則請提供中文相關能力證明。 Please submit the Certificate of Chinese Proficiency if you apply for a program in which for those applying to Chinese-taught programs.
International students’ application for admission is based on “FGU Study Regulations” and “FGU Admission Guidelines for International Students”.
Application fee: None.
佛光大學招生委員會 2022.09.26 公告