Taiwan universities open doors to students from Hong Kong

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 22 November, 2019
By: Leslie Liao

Taiwanese students returning to Taiwan from Hong Kong

Universities in Taiwan are opening their doors to students from Hong Kong, allowing them to continue their studies despite school closures back home.

Taiwanese students enrolled in Hong Kong universities are returning from the territory early. That’s because Hong Kong schools have ended their semester early. The reasons for the school closures? Weeks of escalating clashes between police and protestors, and resulting safety concerns.

As unrest continues, a return to Hong Kong is looking more and more unlikely for many. This has prompted students to start applying to continue their studies in Taiwan instead. Universities here have received over 600 applications from those currently studying in Hong Kong.

National Taiwan University has received over 90% of these applications, as many try to get into its non-degree visiting student program. Over half of the Hong Kong-based students looking to get into this program are Taiwanese. A further 168 are Hong Kongers; and the remainder comes from China and other countries.    [FULL  STORY]

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