Date: February 1, 2016
Taiwan’s nonresident student numbers hit a record 110,182 in 2015,
up 17.66 percent from the year before, according to the ROC Ministry of Education Jan. 30.
This group comprised 8.27 percent of enrollment at local tertiary educations, up from 6.9 percent in 2014 and 5.9 percent in 2013. The number of diploma-seeking students rose 16.08 percent to 46,523 during the year.
“The figure surged 62.12 percent compared to 2012, showing that government policies aimed at promoting Taiwan as a top destination for tertiary education is paying dividends,” an MOE official said.
Among the 57.78 percent of nondiploma-seeking students, those from mainland China on short-term courses comprised 53.59 percent, followed by those studying Chinese at 29.29 percent and other programs at 7.47 percent. [FULL STORY]