The Education System in Taiwan

  • Study Period

Students may study, under the current education system, about 22 years, which includes 6 years of primary education, 3 years of junior high school, 3 years of senior high school, 4 to 7 years of college or university, 1 to 4 years for a master's degree and 2 to 7 years for a doctoral degree.

  • Compulsory Education

A 9-year Compulsory Education system was put into effect in 1968, of which 6 years for elementary education and 3 years for junior high school. To offer more diverse development opportunities for junior high school students, technical arts education is included as well, in addition to the regular curriculum. Practical classes allow students to better understand vocational education and their future career choices.

  • Senior High School and Vocational Education

This category includes senior high schools and vocational high schools and consists of three years of schooling. Senior high school includes "ordinary senior high schools," "comprehensive senior high schools," "magnet senior high schools," and "experimental senior high schools." Vocational high schools offer a special curriculum with general high school courses as well as classes in practical skills, classes in industry-related subjects, and cooperative education programs, all designed in line with the various needs of students for a balanced vocational education.

  • Junior College Education

Junior college education can be classified according to admission requirements into 5-year junior colleges and 2-year junior colleges. 5-year junior colleges admit graduates of junior high schools, whereas 2-year junior colleges admit graduates of vocational high schools.

  • University / College and Graduate School Education

The maximum study period for university education (including universities, colleges, universities of technology, and technical colleges) is 4 years (the Post-bachelor Second Specialty Program is 1-2 years, while the Associate Degree offered by technical colleges is usually 2 years), and internships can last one-half to 2 years depending on the needs of the subject. For Master's Degree candidates, the study period is 1-4 years and for Doctoral Degree candidates the duration is 2-7 years.

  • Special Education

Special education institutions are established for students with mental and/ or physical disabilities, and offer education at the levels of kindergarten, primary school, junior high school, and senior or vocational high school. 

  • Supplementary and Continuing Education

It provides extensive and comprehensive learning opportunities for the general public. This kind of education can be divided into general supplementary education, continuing education and short-term supplementary education.

  • International School

It provides education opportunities for foreigners in Taiwan.

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