• Working While You study
    There are many advantages to working while you study, such as reducing financial pressure, using work opportunities to practice Chinese, and even making friends with Taiwanese people. In addition, you also need to balance your abilities and job loading. Do not let your work affect your academic performance.
    If you wish to work while you study (either on campus or off campus), the following are some points to note:
    1. You are required to apply for and obtain the work permit before starting work.
    2. The maximum work hours are 20 hours per week, except during summer and winter vacation.
    3. If you hold a job without applying for the work permit, you may be fined for NT$30,000 to NT$150,000 and ordered to leave the country immediately.
    For more detailed information and application methods for work permits, you may ask the universities or institutions you are attending.
    You can also visit EZ Work in Taiwan for related regulation. 
  • Working After Graduation
    Since Taiwan is a modern country and welcomes talents from all over the world, many international students wish to work in Taiwan after graduation. In order to attract and retain outstanding international students, Taiwanese government lowers restrictions for international students to remain after graduation and allows foreign graduates to extend their stay in Taiwan from 6 months to a year. We believe that international students who graduate from Taiwanese universities have gain a certain level of understanding of Taiwanese culture, an adaption to the environment, and better language abilities. Thus, they should be given priority and a longer time to seek employment in Taiwan. The bill allows international students to extend their stay for 6 months right after graduation. If international students are in the middle of a job search or need more time to complete their work permit application, they can apply for another six-month extension.
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