2019/10/24 Ministry of Education offers low tuition to children of foreign workers in Taiwan

The Ministry of Education (MoE) in Taiwan has approved the implementation of opening an international school program for children of professional foreign workers at a very minimal tuition fee compared to other international schools.

The “Executive Yuan” has been promoting the ‘global competitive talent program’ in the Republic of China in year 104 (2015), that aims to employ professionals from all over the world to work in Taiwan. In order to support the promotion of this directive, an international school program has been created to support the foreign expatriate community in accessing affordable tuition cost. Taiwan’s Ministry of Education has mandated the Affiliated International High School of National Chengchi University (AIHSNCCU), a government school situated in Wenshan District, to open its enrollment this school year in Taipei City after the successful implementation of other experimental middle schools in Hsinchu and Tainan.

Located on Zhengda Street in Wenshan District, the AIHSNCCU, which is also supervised by National Chengchi University (NCCU), has a high academic reputation among public schools in Taipei City. Starting this school year, it admits foreign students whose parents are working in Taiwan as either ““professional and skilled workers in the fields of art, sports, and humanities” or “outstanding overseas scientific and technological personnel” as stipulated in the “Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals.” Children of foreign teachers, however, who work at a cram or tutorial school are not eligible. The international school program follows the Common Core Standards curriculum with Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Currently, the school offers Grade 10 through Grade 12 with a fixed tuition fee of 100,000 NTD for one school year.

To find out more about the school and its international school program, visit its website or FB page. – AIHSNCCU Staff