These directions are especially adopted by the Ministry of Education (hereinafter referred to as the MOE) for the purpose of increasing interactions between outstanding international students, who have graduated from universities/colleges,
and domestic industrial, academic & research circles, thus strengthening international connections, cultivating international talent resources and executing the regulation of Paragraph 1 of Article
12 in the MOE Directions Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in
International students, who have any of the following qualifications or have acquired agreement documents (including internship contents, subsidies, duration) from the intended internship organization pursuant to the following regulation
below and have been recommended in writing by their instructors or department chairs, may submit an application for internship to the school within the time limit regulated by the school.
Organizations that provide international student graduates with internships (hereinafter referred to as the internship organizations) must have one or more of the following qualifications:
Universities/colleges shall appoint designated agencies to assist with providing outstanding international student graduates with internship opportunities and information.
Universities/colleges shall review international student graduate applications for internships pursuant to these directions, make a list of their names (if the internship organizations are qualified), ascertain that the internship
is relevant to their majors, and apply for an internship permit with the MOE. They must also submit the following documents before June 20 and December 10 of each year (late applications will not be accepted):
For enterprises, company registration certificates or business registration certificates, photocopies of the annual profit-seeking enterprise income tax returns for the most recent year or procurement records and other related
photocopies shall be submitted. However, if the internship organizations are
Taiwan offices of newly-established enterprises or financial service industries, they will not have to provide photocopies of their
annual income tax return.
For juridical persons charged by designated authorities of each industry, photocopies of proof for the legal establishment, articles of incorporation and other related photocopies shall be submitted.
For foreign Chambers of Commerce, formal invitations from those Chambers shall be submitted.
For enterprises or juridical persons that provide college students with off-campus internship programs or have signed industry-academic cooperation contracts, photocopies of internship or industry-academic cooperation contracts
and other related photocopies shall be submitted.
Those training hospitals, under the Program of the
Hospital which have been authorized and anounced by the Department of Health, Executive Yuan R.O.C. (Taiwan),
shall submit a photocopy of the certificate of the internship hospital, which was issued by the Department of Health, Executive Yuan R.O.C. (Taiwan).
5. Related screening records from the schools:
the MOE may review school applications in consultation with designated authorities of the internship organizations, if necessary. Those schools shall follow the MOE’s screening results and assist international students whose
applications have been approved with residency and other related procedures. The approval or denial of residency shall be decided by the designated authorities; graduated international students may not reside in
Taiwan based on the internship approval documents issued by the MOE.
Internship organizations that accept international student graduates may not violate public order or good ethics, jeopardize national security, public welfare and national health nor have risks of serious occupational fatality or
injury. They shall purchase accident and other related insurance for international students according to the internship description and responsibilities.
The internship organizations shall sign internship contracts with the international student graduate interns to specify their mutual
rights and obligations.
The duration of each internship permit for international student graduates who may apply for duration extension will be no more than one year after graduation. If these students are short less than one year of their internship,
they may have additional time to complete their one year internships. However, they must submit an internship extension application to their schools, which has been stamped by their internship organization one month before their original internship is to
end. After the approved extension has been received by the schools, international students shall take their stamped applications with the school’s official seals to their local service centers of the National Immigration Agency,
in order to proceed with the residency extension procedures.
During their internship, international student graduates shall submit internship reports stamped by their internship organizations, which are to be sent
to their schools every three months.
This report is also for their schools’ reference of approval or denial of an internship duration extension. If this is not done, then the universities may
inform the MOE to cancel their internship permits.
Regardless, if they have internship approval by the MOE or not, if the international students cannot graduate as scheduled and violate Regulation 2, the schools shall immediately inform the MOE, and then inform the local service
centers of the National Immigration Agency to annul their residency permits but only after MOE completes its annulment of the internship permits.
During their internships, international student graduates shall comply with domestic
laws, regulations and directions. They may not switch to another internship organization without the MOE’s approval or their schools’ approval and they may only engage in work consistent with the nature of their internship.
The internship organizations shall immediately inform the schools of any graduated international students who violate the above mentioned regulation. The
schools shall immediately inform the MOE of any violation after investigating.The schools must then inform the local service centers of the National Immigration Agency regarding their residency permits. If the schools fail to handle or neglect such related
matters, the MOE upon consideration of the circumstances, may defer the schools’ internship applications of graduated international students for the next year or decrease the graduated international student internship quota. If graduated international students
are going to receive general medical internships, they should follow the directions of the
Hospital, since it has been authorized and approved by Department of Health, Executive Yuan R.O.C. (Taiwan).
If there is unlawful conduct by the internship organizations that affect the rights of graduated international students, the graduated international students, after reporting this unlawful conduct to the schools and if their information
is deemed true after an investigation, the MOE may terminate the internship contracts with the internship organizations. The schools shall then assist graduated international students to switch to another internship organization and inform the MOE and the
local service centers of the National Immigration Agency.
If an international student graduate experiences problems adapting or performs poorly, and this information is ascertained following an investigation by the college or university, the internship organization
may terminate the internship contract with the international student graduate. Schools shall immediately inform the MOE and all related organizations and the local service centers of the National Immigration Agency to cancel his/her residency permits after
the MOE’s annulment of the internship permits.
When paying the graduated international students subsidies during their internships, the internship organizations shall withhold income taxes pursuant to the Income Tax Act. Any graduated international student who resides in
Taiwan more than 183 days in one year, should declaration income tax.
All international student graduates shall join in the National Health Insurance Program pursuant to the National Health Insurance Act during their residency