Eligibility for applying for degree programs is slightly different between international students and overseas Chinese students.
If you meet the MOE Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan. If you hold foreign nationality, and has never held Taiwanese nationality, and does not possess an overseas Chinese student status at the time of their application, you are qualified to apply for admission under this regulation.
Overseas Chinese students:
If you meet the MOE Regulations Regarding Study and Counseling Assistance for Overseas Chinese Students in Taiwan. The term "Overseas Chinese Student” refers to those who were born overseas and resided there until the present time of application, or have stayed overseas for more than six consecutive years and have a permanent or long-term residence certificate.
Students from Hong Kong or Macao:
If you meet the MOE regulations regarding students from Hong Kong or Macao undertaking studies in Taiwan. If you have a permanent residence certificate issued by the governments of Hong Kong or Macao and have resided in Hong Kong, Macao, or another foreign country for more than six consecutive years, you are qualified to apply for undertaking studies in Taiwan.