A List of Important Documents/Items

Description Summit to OIA Note
1 Passport

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Apply for ARC, a new cell phone number, etc.
2 Diploma & transcript verified by Taiwan overseas office Provide the documents to the University Registrar
3 4~6 passport-size photos Applying for:

  1. ARC
  2. Health Exam 3.Medical Insurance
4 Proof of a negative result from taking a COVID-19 nucleic acid test Provide proof of a negative result from taking a COVID-19 nucleic acid test within three working days before scheduled flight to Taiwan.
5 Health Certificate for Residence Application

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  1. You are required to provide proof of positive measles and rubella antibodies  ( or measles and rubella vaccination certificates) to Tzu Chi University, right after arriving in Taiwan. Otherwise, you need to ask a Taiwanese hospital for help after completing a 14-day quarantine.
  • The chest X-ray for tuberculosis is a part of your health examination, and Tzu Chi University will assist you to do it after completing a 14-day quarantine.
6 Resident/Visitor Visa

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  • Please be sure to apply for a visa and do not enter Taiwan as a tourist.
  • The University is required to send a copy to the Ministry of Education.
7 Airline ticket

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8 Contact information of relative(s) or friend(s) living in Taiwan

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9 Open a joint bank account in your country You might want to  open  a  joint  account with your parent(s) in your  country  and apply for an ATM card for convenience in payingexpenses in Taiwan.
10 Cash to buy bedding supplies and personal necessities
11 Cash to pay tuition & fees, school housing fees, insurance premium, buy books, etc.
12 Cash for living expenses before opening a bank account in Taiwan
13 Pay tuition & fees in your country
  • Please read page 24 for details.
14 The OIA will help arrange a quarantine hotel The OIA will arrange a quarantine hotel for you, so please have cash (TWD)  ready when checking into the hotel.