Q&A

  • Industry-Academia Collaboration Overseas Youth Vocational Training Program Bachelor Degree (OYVTP Bachelor Degree)  introduction and characteristics.

    1. In support of the implementation of the strengthened population and immigration policies, and the expansion of the cultivation and retention of overseas compatriot students, the OCAC piloted the Industry-Academia Collaboration Overseas Youth Vocational Training Program Bachelor Degree (OYVTP Bachelor Degree) in the 2023 academic year to recruit overseas compatriot students with high school graduation or equivalent academic qualifications to come to Taiwan to study on four-year technical and vocational programs (undergraduate department,) allowing students to acquire solid technical and vocational education through hands on experiences; it offers courses in manufacturing, construction, long-term care, agriculture, e-commerce and services that meet global market needs.
    2. The study mode of the OYVTP Bachelor Degree focuses on industry-university cooperation and on cultivating mid-level technical talents. Starting sophomore year, students go to enterprises for technical training according to the needs of domestic and overseas industries. The proportion of internship and part-time hours may demand over half of a student’s academic work. With an allowance above basic income, students can be self-sufficient in life. After graduation, they can apply for employment in Taiwan through the “Points System (Scoring Criteria) for Foreign and Overseas Chinese Students to Work in Taiwan”.
  • Who is eligible to apply for the OYVTP Bachelor Degree?

    1. Taiwanese descendant students who were born overseas and have resided continuously to date, or have recently resided overseas continuously for more than 6 years, and have obtained a permanent or long-term residence permit in their place of residence.
    2. Meet the requirements of the " Standards for Recognition of Equivalent Educational Levels for University Admission " and have graduated from a local senior secondary school or above or have equivalent academic qualifications.
    (1)The Ministry of Education allows foreign graduates of similar schools whose graduation grade is equivalent to the second grade of domestic senior secondary schools to apply with equivalent academic qualifications; however, for those who are admitted and allocated, each technical college will increase the credits required for graduation. (12 credits), or extend the period of study.
    (2)Graduates of Malaysian national or national type secondary schools and Brunei secondary schools can apply with equivalent academic qualifications.
    3.Mandarin proficiency: Obtain level A1 of the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) or study Mandarin for 240 hours in a certified overseas compatriot school (if the above requirements are not met when registering for this special class, the study hours should be made up after admission and before the end of the first school year).
  • What is the student identity of OYVTP Bachelor Degree students and what visa is issued?

    The identity of students in the OYVTP Bachelor Degree is "overseas compatriot student" and they hold an "overseas compatriot student" visa (FC) during their studies. Regarding schooling, study counseling and further studies after graduation, all are in accordance with the Regulations Regarding Study and Counseling Assistance for Overseas Chinese Students in Taiwan.

  • How is the period of continuous overseas residence of OYVTP Bachelor Degree applicants calculated?

    1. Overseas compatriot students who wish to apply to study in schools at all levels in Taiwan as overseas compatriot students must comply with the provisions of Articles 2 and 3 of the Regulations Regarding Study and Counseling Assistance for Overseas Chinese Students in Taiwan, that is, they must have lived overseas for more than 6 consecutive years. The term "overseas" refers to countries or regions outside Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.
    2. Subparagraph 1, Paragraph 2, of Article 3 of the " Regulations Regarding Study and Counseling Assistance for Overseas Chinese Students in Taiwan stipulates "Attended an overseas youth technical training course conducted by the OCAC or a technical professional training program accredited by the central competent education administration authority.” It means, during the period of continuous overseas residence, if you come to Taiwan to study on the OYVTP (non-degree program, before the 41st session)" or a technical training class recognized by the Ministry of Education (non-degree program), it is not regarded as a break in continuous residence, and the period of residence in Taiwan will not be included in the calculation of the period of residence abroad.
  • What degree is awarded to graduates of the OYVTP Bachelor Degree?

    Students in the OYVTP Bachelor Degree who have completed their studies in accordance with regulations, completed the required credits and passed the exam will be awarded a bachelor's degree (Bachelor Degree), and each host school will issue a Mandarin and English diploma in accordance with regulations.

  • When will the 2024 OYVTP Bachelor Degree admission prospectus be announced?

    1. The admission prospectus for the 2024 OYVTP Bachelor Degree had been announced in November 2023.
    2. For more details, please visit the online enrollment section of our program at https://admission.taiwan-world.net/en/4year/brochure4.
  • How to apply for the OYVTP Bachelor Degree?

    1. The admissions prospectus for the 2024 OYVTP Bachelor Degree had been announced in November 2023. It will be handled through joint admissions. Please refer to the admissions prospectus for relevant registration conditions and application materials.
    2. To apply, please fill in the information on the registration website: https://student.oyvtp.org/. After filling in the form, please submit it to an ROC embassy, ​​consulate, representative office, office, other Ministry of Foreign Affairs authorized organization, OCAC culture center or designated recommending unit in your region during the registration period.
    3. If you have any questions when registering, you are welcome to ask an ROC embassy, ​​consulate, representative office, office or other Ministry of Foreign Affairs authorized organization, OCAC culture center or designated recommending unit in your region
    (The list of recommending units can be found on the website of the OCAC / Services for Overseas Compatriot Student and Youth).

  • When will the list of applicants accepted for the OYVTP Bachelor Degree be announced?

    The admission list of this program for the 2024 academic year will be announced in June 2024. At that time, please go to the OCAC’s online admissions area for this program to check. (https://www.ocac.gov.tw/OCAC/Pages/VDetail.aspx?nodeid=6481&pid=58582487)

  • When does the OYVTP Bachelor Degree start?

    Program classes will begin in fall this year (according to the time announced by each school).

  • What financial counselling measures are in place for the OYVTP Bachelor Degree?

    1. The OCAC provides the following subsidies: (New Taiwan Dollars)
    (1) Scholarship for Top Overseas Compatriot Students: Starting from the 2023 academic year, merit-based scholarships for top overseas students are provided and awarded. The scholarship is NT$100,000 per academic year. If the results meet the qualifications, it can be renewed for the second academic year, with a total of 200,000 for the two academic years.
    (2) Tuition fee: Tuition fee for the first academic year is subsidized, NT$20,000 per student per semester.
    (3) Academic Excellence Scholarship: merit-based basis, NT$6,000 per person per academic year.
    (4) Subsidy for picking up new students at the airport.
    (5) Overseas compatriot insurance (6 months): a total subsidy of NT$600 (before joining health insurance after arriving in Taiwan).
    (6) Health insurance: Subsidy half of the deductible of health insurance premiums for economically disadvantaged students (monthly subsidy of NT$413).
    (7) Work-study and study subsidies: NT$2,500 per student per month for students who have the opportunity to work-study.
    (8) Emergency consolation and assistance: Assistance will be provided on a case-by-case basis.
    2. Students must bear part of the tuition fees, internship materials fees, miscellaneous fees, living expenses, accommodation fees, health insurance fees, and round-trip air tickets and travel expenses.
    3. For information on scholarships provided by each OYVTP school, please refer to the admissions prospectus of each school. For details, please go to the OCAC’s online admissions area for this program (https://admission.taiwan-world.net/zh_tw/4year / brochure4) inquiry, or contact the digital consultation system of each school.
  • Do students of the OYVTP Bachelor Degree get preferential treatment when taking out overseas compatriot insurance or national health insurance?

    In order to take care of the OYVTP students who have just come to Taiwan to study, the OCAC provides overseas students with medical insurance for injury and illness. In addition, for overseas students from poor families, it also subsidizes half of the health insurance premium deductible. Those who purchase insurance as a dependent must bear all their own fees.

  • Can consolation money be applied for if a OYVTP Bachelor Degree student requires medical treatment or has an emergency during the period of study?

    All overseas compatriot students studying in Taiwan who are hospitalized for medical treatment due to injury or illness, causing a heavy financial burden; due to family changes, their financial resources are interrupted and their lives are difficult; encounter force majeure events or natural disasters, causing heavy economic losses; death, etc. can apply for subsidies from the OCAC.

  • How can information on OYVTP Bachelor Degree school dormitories be found?

    Please refer to the admission prospectus of each school. For details, please go to the OCAC’s online admissions section for this program (https://admission.taiwan-world.net/en/4year/brochure4).

  • What subjects does the OYVTP Bachelor Degree have?

    1. In response to global industrial trends, the job market, and the demand for talents from overseas compatriot and Taiwanese businesses, please refer to the Admission Prospectus for the enrollment details of the current academic year.
    2. The subjects offered in the 2024 OYVTP Bachelor Degree include: smart technology applications, intelligent automation work, semiconductor fabrication, 5G and smart networking, aviation mechanical engineering, vehicle technology, mechanical engineering, industrial management, environmental safety and health engineering, biotechnology, food technology, elderly care, digital marketing, tourism and leisure, catering management, hotel management, etc. The teaching approach emphasizes both theory and practical skills to provide students with a solid foundation.
    3. For more details, please visit the online enrollment section of our program at https://admission.taiwan-world.net/en/4year/brochure4.
  • What is the proportion of subject and practical courses of the OYVTP Bachelor Degree?

    1. This program is a four-year technical and vocational course. The curriculum planning is mainly to cultivate students' professional and technical abilities. Each school plans professional and practical courses in accordance with relevant regulations. The ratio of disciplines to practical courses is not specified. If you want to know the detailed courses for planning content, please refer to each school’s admission prospectus.
    2. For details, please go to the OCAC’s online admissions section for this program (https://admission.taiwan-world.net/en/4year/brochure4), or contact the digital consultation window of each school.
  • How many years of study are required for the OYVTP Bachelor Degree?

    4 years. For details, please go to the OCAC’s online admissions section for this program (https://admission.taiwan-world.net/en/4year/brochure4) to check the relevant regulations of the admissions prospectus.

  • Can OYVTP Bachelor Degree  students do other work besides the internship?

    If students of the OYVTP Bachelor Degree need part-time work in Taiwan (whether on-campus or off-campus), they must apply for a work permit from the Ministry of Labor. The work permit period can be up to 6 months at a time, and the maximum work-study limit per week during the semester is 20 hours, with no limit during winter and summer vacations. If students want to apply, they can ask their teachers for assistance after enrolling.

  • Can graduates of the OYVTP Bachelor Degree stay in Taiwan to work?

    1. Graduates apply to engage in specialized or technical jobs in accordance with the“Points System (Scoring Criteria) for Foreign and Overseas Chinese Students to Work in Taiwan”:
    (1) If the applicant’s academic experience, salary level, special expertise, language ability, growth experience in other countries, compliance with government industrial development policies, recipients of scholarships or outstanding academic performance during school, etc., the accumulated points after evaluation exceed 70 points. (total rating points 190), they are eligible.
    (2) For details, please go to the EZWorkTaiwan website (http://ezworktaiwan.wda.gov.tw) of the Workforce Development Agency of the Ministry of Labor.
    2. Mid-level technical jobs can be applied for under the Program for Long-term Retention of Foreign Workers: To find out the relevant application qualifications such as salary, technical requirements or language ability, please go to the Information Page of the Program for Retention of Foreign Mid-Level Skill Manpower of the Ministry of Labor's Workforce Development Agency (https://fw.wda.gov.tw/wda-employer/home/mid-foreign-labor).

  • What is the channel for further study of OYVTP Bachelor Degree graduates?

    1. In line with government policies and industrial development needs, encourage overseas compatriot students to come to Taiwan to pursue degree studies and stay to work after graduation to obtain international career experience and personal growth opportunities.
    2. Respect the personal career plans of overseas compatriot students. If graduates of this program want to continue their studies in Taiwan, the relevant path for further studies is to study at graduate school (master's degree), which is handled by each college and university. For detailed enrollment information and review conditions, please refer to each school’s announcement.