Beginning March 1, 2021, foreign nationals who wish to travel to Taiwan for reasons other than tourism and regular social visits may apply for a special entry permit with an R.O.C. overseas mission by submitting relevant documents and forms. However, the entry of foreign students will still be based on regulations of the Ministry of Education. (Please note that currently only students in formal degree programs in Taiwan and recipients of the MOFA Taiwan Scholarship attending the Mandarin Language Enrichment Program may enter the country.)
What do y’all think? I’ve currently put all of my eggs in one basket in terms of the Huayu scholarship and I desperately want to return to Taiwan so I’ve been grasping at any kind of clarity in the visa process and the scholarship application process itself. Let me know if anyone else is in a similar boat!
It seems that MOE scholarship holders wishing to study Mandarin in Taiwan are finally permitted to enter the country. It’s about time!
According to this Focus Taiwan report, “students who are recipients of two types of Mandarin learning scholarships offered by the MOE will be allowed entry” effective immediately—with the usual negative PCR test result and the usual quarantine requirements to be followed.