International International students with an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) who have resided in Taiwan for 4 months must enroll in the National Health Insurance (NHI) program at a local administrative office. Before they are eligible for the NHI program, students can purchase their own insurance or participate in a temporary health insurance program offered by the international students' office at their educational institution. The insurance premium has to be paid monthly once registration is completed. The premium is NTD 8,988 (about USD 300) per year. The cost of NHI is included in tuition fee every semester. Once registered with the National Health Insurance, you will only need to pay 30% of the total medical bill. International students, who enroll in the NHI program, should apply for the NHI IC card. Students can fill in the "NHI IC Card Application Form," and attach a photocopy of your identity document, Mail or bring it in person to a nearby NHI branch office or liaison office. You will need the following documents: application form, passport, ARC, and two one-inch photos.