Chinese language classes at the CLC are open to persons who possess at least high school diploma or its equivalent. Applicants are encouraged to have a good academic record and exhibit sincere interest in learning Chinese.
Owing to the large number of applications each quarter and in order to allow enough time for newly admitted students to receive a visa, prospective students are encouraged to submit their application materials as early as possible. All application materials must be received before the application deadline and will not be returned once submitted.
The CLC operates on a quarter basis, with new classes at all levels of instruction offered at the beginning of each period of study. A six-week Summer Session is also offered.
Periods of Study & Application Deadline
|Apply from abroad||Apply from Taiwan|
|First||Mar. 11~May 31||15||Nov.30||Feb. 14|
|Second||Jun. 10~Aug. 23||15||Feb.29||May 14|
|Third||Sep. 5~Nov. 26||15||May 31||Aug. 14|
|Fourth||Dec. 2~Feb. 26||15||Aug. 31||Nov. 14|
|Summer Session||Jul. 1~Aug. 9||25||Mar. 31||May 30|
Please submit your application documents as soon as possible, all application materials must be received before the application deadline
Registration for new students takes place during the last one week before
the beginning of each quarter. All registration arrangements must be
completed in person. It is not possible to register or pay school fees by
post. Students are therefore urged to arrive at least one week before the
beginning of the quarter. At present, the CLC is unable to accept
bank transfers, and payment must be made in cash. Registration and
enrolment consist of the following steps:
- Registration: Students should present their admission letter, passport and visa while making the registration procedures, submit two 2-inch photographs, and complete the registration form and a survey of the student's language background.
- Placement Evaluation and Class Selection: In order to facilitate effective teaching and learning in small groups, students are allocated to classes on the basis of their performance of the Chinese proficiency test. This test is designed to ensure that students are placed in a group which is appropriate to their current level of Chinese. After taking the placement test, students will be evaluated on their overall proficiency in Chinese and suitable classes will be suggested and arranged.
- Tuition payment: Tuition, mandatory health insurance premium, and accommodation fee (only for students who apply this) must be paid in cash (NT$) at the CLC. The registration fee is non-transferable and non-deferrable.
Note: Students who plan to continue the program after studying two years should submit the study plan.
- The CLC encourages students to arrive in time for the regular registration, but students may register late if they notify the CLC in advance by fax (+886-7-5253039) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Late registrants should note that there may be only limited number of openings in classes.
An orientation session will be held for all new students. Orientation is designed to help students make the most of their stay in Taiwan and to familiarize them with procedures and requirements for renewing and changing their visa. Class schedules and Students’ handbook will be distributed after the orientation.
The CLC is a non-credit-granting institution. All courses at the CLC are offered on a non-credit basis. Thus, the CLC does not confer diplomas. Students completing the courses and passing the examination will be issued certificates by the CLC. Many schools do grant credits to students that study at the CLC, but that is performed on their end and depends on individual institute. Ask your home school for details.
At the conclusion of a student’s studies, the CLC will provide a transcript which lists the classes, the number of class hours required and a percentage grade.
Students who take courses for less than 15 hours per week are not considered full-time students and no Certificate of Enrolment will be issued, in accordance with the regulations of the Ministry of Education.
Students applying from abroad who have received a formal letter of admission should apply to the nearest office of Taiwan Foreign Affairs, consulate or representative agency for a visitor visa. Extendible and non-extendible visitor visas are issued to students. Most visas allow the holder to remain in Taiwan for sixty days. The former may be extended twice for a maximum stay of up to 180 days. If the visa is non-extendible or when no further extensions will be granted, the holder must leave Taiwan for a short time. If the visa is not valid for multiple entries, a new visa must be obtained from abroad. Student should pay close attention to the date stamped by customs upon entry into Taiwan. Since visitor visas are limited to 6 months (180 days), students who plan to study for two terms should be aware that the expiration date may fall before the end of the term.
Students who hold a 14 day landing visas should note that the visa is non-extendible. Therefore, students must leave Taiwan after 14 days and apply for a new visa from abroad.
After four months of consecutive study at the CLC, students in good academic standing who plan to continue studying at the CLC may apply to change their visitor visa to alien residential visa.
Students who are absent for more than one-third of total course hours are not allowed to extend visa. Students who are absent for more than a quarter of total course hours are not allowed to apply for alien resident visa.
Please note that Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs sometimes requires student to have a guarantor before a visa is issued. According to the policy of the Ministry of Education, the CLC is not allowed to act as a guarantor.
For those who hold a single-entry visa and would like to leave Taiwan during the period of study, please apply for a Certificate of Enrolment at the CLC before leaving Taiwan, and be sure to apply for a new visa before entering Taiwan.
Be sure that you understand the rules and regulations regarding visas before you leave your country. For further details, contact the nearest Taiwan embassy, consulate or representative agency, or log on the following website >http://www.mofa.gov.tw. You can also consult the Immigration Agency or visit its website http://www.immigration.gov.tw.