Summary of Registration Regulations for the 33rd Overseas Youth Vocational Training School (Approved by OCAC note # 1020500410 on May 21, 2013)
The Overseas Youth Vocational Training School (OYVTS) was organized by the "OCAC,Republic of China （Taiwan）"(OCAC) in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, with the purpose of helping overseas youth to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to start businesses in trading, agriculture, and others, promoting prosperity in their local communities.
2. Recruiting Schools and Classes
The OYVTS curriculum is categorized by profession and aims to better prepare students in a professional working environment in their chosen fields. (Recruiting schools and classes will be listed in the attached forms).
3. Application Requirements
(1) Applicants who meet the qualifications listed below should apply for "guaranteed admission". Quota will be filled based on the most qualified students.
i. Students must be born overseas, and have received citizenship or permanent residency in a foreign country, or received "Overseas Chinese" stamp on the Republic of China passport hold when departing Taiwan.
ii. Students must have completed the second year of high school (Equivalent of A level in British school system) and be overseas Chinese or ethnic Chinese under 40 years of age (born after July 1, 1973). The age limit for female applicants who have children may be extended two years per child to a maximum of 45 years of age. Please attach supporting documents.
iii. Students must be in good health, and be of good character without bad habits.
iv. Students must meet prerequisites for any subjects they plan to study.
v. Students must be able to speak Mandarin and take notes in Chinese.
vi. Applicants from Thailand who do not have Republic of China citizenship must have Thailand citizenship.
(2) Applicants must hold a valid passport; those using a travel permit or without a valid passport may not apply (recommenders/guarantors should verify that applicants hold valid passports).
(3) According to Ministry of the Interior, those who have applied for the loss of nationality of Republic of China and are approved but have not yet obtained the nationality of other nations may not apply.
(4) Nationals of the People's Republic of China (P.R.C.), Hong Kong or Macau, and anyone holding a passport issued by the P.R.C. government may not apply.
(5) The school is not accepting applications from Burma this term.
4. Application Process
(1) Locations: Consular offices, representative offices, and other agencies appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or overseas Chinese groups/individuals designated by the OCAC. Applicants should send in applications to the agencies/offices listed above in their residing area. Applications submitted outside the applicant's residing area will not be accepted.
(2) Application Period: July 15 to August 31, 2013 (mailed applications should be postmarked no later than the deadline). Late or incomplete applications, or those applications sent by sea mail, will not be accepted and no extensions will be made. (After reviewing the applications, the recommenders/guarantors should submit the applications to the consular/representative offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via registered airmail before September 10, 2013; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will then forward them to the OCAC.)
(3) The required documents listed below shall be reviewed and examined by the recommenders/guarantors and mailed to the consular/representative offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and then forwarded to the OCAC.
i. Application Checklist.
ii. Two copies of the application form, each with an attached two-inch photo of the applicant taken within the past six months. The photos should show the applicant's face, without a hat, and upper body. The recommenders/guarantors will keep one copy and mail the other to the OCAC.
iii. One copy of the overseas student's basic information card and affidavit.
iv. Copies of residency documents from the foreign residing country (e.g. a copy of the local I.D. card, passport, or a copy of the R.O.C. passport, including the endorsement page). Applicants from Thailand should also submit proof of Chinese descent and proof of national identification or citizenship from other countries.
v. Copies of graduation diplomas and report cards (documents in foreign languages must be translated into Chinese) should be stamped as proof that they were verified by the recommenders/guarantors.
(4) The application form, basic information card, and affidavit must be filled out in detail. Name, ancestral home, and date of birth must match the information found on the proof of residence and school documents. Applicants should choose the subjects they wish to apply for with caution (A maximum of four choices can be filled. Changes made without signature are void.). After the OCAC examines and confirms that applicants meet the qualifications, all applicants will be assigned to participating schools according to the order of their subject choices.
(5) Applicants should pay the recommenders/guarantors for shipping and handling fees of no more than $20USD, which should be converted to the local currency. Applicants should not pay any additional registration fee. The fee may be decreased or waived depending on the circumstances. Fees shall not be raised without the approval of the OCAC. The registration fee is solely to be used for the shipping and handling of the application form, and may not be used for any other purposes. Any overpayment should be returned to the applicant.
5. Assignment, Admission & Enrollment Regulations
(1) Students will be assigned to subjects based on their choices. The number of classes opened will depend on the number of students who have chosen the given subject and the maximum capacity of classes allowed. Students will be assigned to other chosen subjects if there is no room for the first choice of subject.
(2) The training period for each subject is between March 2014 and December 2015 (including internships at school).
(3) School orientation is from February 20 to February 28, 2014. Classes start on March 1, 2014.
(4) According to Article 5 of the Enforcement Rules of the Act Governing Foreign Passport and Visa, the consular offices under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs may require applicants to be interviewed, provide travel plans, a family relationship certificate, proof of health inspection, a certificate showing no criminal record, a financial statement, a travel purpose certificate, information about relevant people or guarantors in Taiwan, and other required documents. If admitted to the school, applicants holding foreign passports may only attend classes after acquiring a Taiwanese visa through legal procedures.
(5) After arriving in Taiwan, if the document of a student is found not meeting enrollment requirements or if the information on the application is found to be false, the OCAC must revoke their enrollment and those students must return to their foreign residency at their own expense.
(6) After arriving in Taiwan, students must undergo a physical exam. Those who are found to have phthisis, mental health problems or chronic ailments or handicapped will not be permitted to enroll. Those already enrolled will be expelled and must return to their local residency at their own expense.
(7), Students should obey school regulations during the training period. If students disobey and do not correct their behavior after being reprimanded, depending on the seriousness of the situation, those students will either be disciplined or expelled from the program and must return to their foreign residency at their own expense.
(8) For safety reasons, students are required to live in the school dormitory.
(9) After arriving in Taiwan, students who fail to enroll or drop out of school will not be allowed to stay in Taiwan and will have to return to their foreign residency.
(10) Students training to be professionals in agriculture, trade, commerce, and home economics are required to pay higher fees. Applicants should prepare enough funds to cover their living expenses and other costs in Taiwan. Students who are unable to afford the necessary fees will not receive any financial aid from the government.
(11) Enrolled students are not allowed to transfer to other schools or subjects.
(12) Upon completion of the program, those with passing grades will receive Chinese-English graduation diplomas from each school according to the regulations. Students who were qualified as university applicants before the training, and have afterward completed the required number of credits with passing grades, may receive a credits completion record from the school. Those who did not complete all required credits will only receive attendant certificates.
(13) Students who drop out, or graduate from the program will not be allowed to apply for admission for at least four years.
(1) School fees are divided into four semesters and should be paid at the time of registration in the beginning of a semester.
i. The fee per semester including miscellaneous items is $1,900 NTD; the total fees for four semesters are $7,600 NTD.
ii. Dormitory fees are collected according to the regulations of each school (Detailed chart attached).
iii. Material fees (Detailed chart attached).
(2) Handling fees are charged by the school on behalf of various agencies:
i. According to the National Health Insurance Act, overseas Chinese students who have been residing in Taiwan for four months or more should participate in the National Health Insurance, and pay a monthly amount of $374 NTD (please refer to the announcement of the Bureau of National Health Insurance for the exact amount). In the first Six months after arriving in Taiwan, students should purchase the overseas Chinese student injury and treatment insurance according to the Overseas Chinese Student Injury and Treatment Insurance Regulation, which equals to about $622 NTD for Six months (please refer to the announcement of the Bureau of National Health Insurance for the exact amount). Other arrangements should be made according to related regulations if and when the overseas student insurance is suspended for any reason.
ii. The extracurricular activities fee per semester is $425NTD; the total fees for four semesters are $1,700NTD.
iii. The uniform fee is NT$3,480 (uniform styles and amounts will be distributed according to school regulations and will be collected in the first semester). Other working uniforms will be made based on the needs of schools.
iv. The fees for books and materials are approximately $3,500NTD (for reference only) per semester; the total fees for four semesters are approximately $14,000NTD.
v. Fees for group insurance and the health exam the school required for students are based on regulations (Detailed chart attached).
vi. The fees mentioned above are approximations only; fees may vary from subject to subject. Schools will refund any overpayments made. Monthly meal and boarding fees are about $4,000NTD (approximation for reference only). Students are responsible for their own daily allowance and transportation.
vii. Schools are not allowed to charge other fees besides the above mentioned, such as class tuition, fees for materials, clubs, and extra insurance. However, students' consent must be obtained should additional fees incur.
7. Application for Entry, Residence and Registration
(1) Those holding foreign passports should submit resident visa application to the consular offices under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs apply with the following documents: (1) valid passport for at least six months (2) visa application; (3) two 2-inch colored photos showing the head and upper body that were taken within the past six months; (4) notification of acceptance from the Ministry of Education; (5) enrollment notice; (6) health certificate issued no more than three months earlier by appointed hospitals entrusted by the Department of Health, Executive Yuan (please refer to the local consular offices under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs). (The health certificate should include an HIV test, proof of serological test for syphilis, proof of positive measles and rubella antibody titers, or rubella vaccination certificates etc. For more details, please go to "Alien and Alien Residence Health Examination" on the website of Centers for Disease Control, Department of Health, Executive Yuan at http://www.cdc.gov.tw. In addition, students should apply for the Alien Resident Certificates at the branch office of the National Immigration Agency within 15 days of arriving in Taiwan. (If the procedure is not completed within this time frame, a maximum fine of $10,000NTD can be charged according to Taiwan and Immigration Laws). If the appointed hospital is not available, students should consult with their local consular offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to get the visa issued.
(2) Those holding R.O.C. passports but are without a household registration record in Taiwan should submit the following documents to the Bureau of Consular Affairs office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to forward to the National Immigration Agency and have the permit for single entry and duplicates of Alien Resident Certificate issued. The duplicated Alien Resident Certificate should be replaced by the original document issued by the National Immigration Agency within 15 days of entering Taiwan. Those who are already residing in Taiwan should submit the following documents, along with the entry permit, to the National Immigration Agency and apply for the Alien Resident Certificate.
a. One application form (attach one photo in compliance with the regulations governing the photo on IC card);
b. Proof of foreign resident identity;
c. R.O.C. passport or other document proving that the student is an R.O.C. national;
d. Criminal records showing no imprisonment for the past five years in the foreign residency (not required if the student is under the age of 20 or the local police institute has not issued or is unable to issue it);
e. A health certificate issued within the past 3 months by the appointed hospitals entrusted by the Department of Health, Executive Yuan; and
f. School notification letter or related documents.
(3)Those who have household records in Taiwan, holding R.O.C. passport or a re-entry permit to enter Taiwan (with the airport stamp or a copy of the re-entry permit ) should go to the original household record location of the Household Registration Office within 30 days of entering Taiwan to register for a resident record.
(1) Please read the summary of Registration Regulations carefully before filling out forms and documents.
(2) Those who enter Taiwan from Brunai with a tourist visa is not eligible to convert to student visa during the training program.
(3) The recommenders/guarantors should examine and confirm that information filled in for the third item (Application Qualifications) and the fourth item (Application Procedures) listed in this Registration Regulations Summary is accurate before signing and stamping their affidavits.
(4) After the applications sent by the recommenders/guarantors are received by OCAC, and applicants are examined and approved to participate in the training, OCAC will send the notifiation letters issued by the Ministry of Education to the original recommenders/guarantors. Applicants can then start the process to travel to Taiwan. Applicants should arrive in Taiwan one week before the first day of school to enroll, students may not maintain their enrollment standing if failed to do so.
(5) Under no circumstances can a registered and/or unregistered student maintain his/her enrollment standing.
(6) Recommenders/guarantors should pass the notification letters on to the applicants upon receipt from the Ministry of Education, to allow students to start the visa process to study in Taiwan.
(7) The recommenders/guarantors should notify all applicants immediately of all the fees. Please note that students are responsible for their own daily allowance and roundtrip transportation cost. Those who are not interested in learning technical skills should not apply.
(8) Students planning to return to their overseas residence to visit family during winter and summer vacations should apply for approval at their attending school. Students shall not be permitted to leave in the middle of the school year without reasonable excuses.
(9) According to Article 3 of the Conscription Regulations for Naturalized Aliens & Returning Overseas Chinese, a draftee-to-be with the status of an Overseas Chinese, having previously established household registration in the Republic of China, shall be subject to conscription enlistment, according to law, upon expiry of a one-year period beginning the day following his return to the Republic of China.