The Republic of China(Taiwan) is a free, democratic, prosperous, safe and modern country where the people are friendly, hardworking and willing to embrace different cultures. Taiwan’s education system requires students to complete 12 years of schooling from age 6: six years of elementary school, three years of junior high school, and three years of senior high school. Most students then go on to do four years of university or college. There are also plentiful opportunities for people of all ages wishing to pursue personal development programs.
The country’s quality higher education and preservation of elements of Chinese culture help make Taiwan a great destination for international students interested in pursuing higher education or learning Mandarin.
Nine universities in Taiwan are ranked among the top 400 in the world, with one ranked in the top 100 according to the 2015 QS World University Rankings (published by Quacquarelli Symonds, a British company specializing in education and foreign study).
In 2015, there were more than 110,000 international students studying in colleges and universities in Taiwan. Of these, some 18,000 were studying Mandarin.