Bill passes to ease university admission for naturalized citizens

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/11/26
By: Lin Chang-shuan and Joseph Yeh

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Taipei, Nov. 26 (CNA) An amendment to the University Act that would allow naturalized Taiwanese citizens to apply to universities under a special admissions system similar to the one for overseas Chinese or foreign students passed the Legislative Yuan Tuesday.

According to the author of the legislation, ruling Democratic Progressive Party lawmaker Lee Li-feng (李麗芬), naturalized citizens who take Taiwan's standardized university entrance exams are often at a disadvantage because they might lack Chinese language ability.

Currently, under Article 25 of the University Act, certain categories of students, such as overseas Chinese and foreign students, can be admitted to local universities with exemptions from the entrance requirements that govern the admissions process for Taiwanese students.

Students in such categories are handled according to separate Ministry of Education (MOE) regulations.    [FULL  STORY]

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