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Medical School in Taiwan admission?

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Medical School in Taiwan admission?

Postby vpsparkling » 22 Jul 2013, 14:48

Hey guys, I'm a CBC (Canadian born Chinese) living in Vancouver. I'm going into my senior year, and I'm interested in applying to med school in Taiwan. Preferably to one in Taipei (NTU, TMU, Yang ming). I've looked at all the admission guidelines to apply as an overseas Chinese, and I'm qualified in those respects (living overseas for 8 years etc.). Admission is done through my local overseas chinese affairs office, and is based on my high school transcript especially courses I've taken in English, Mandarin, Chem, Bio, and Math. Just wondering if anyone else has gone through this admission process or has any information (like around what marks they are looking for? I understand that many students admitted to med are perfect scorers on the entrance examination :/)? Or anyone who went to college in Taiwan having grown up in North America? Knowing how competitive Taiwan students are, needless to say I'm super nervous. Haha.
I really really want to come back here for med school. Any advice would be greatly (!) appreciated.

I'm new here, please be gentle :)
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Re: Medical School in Taiwan admission?

Postby nooodlemancer » 16 Jun 2016, 13:38

Hey man!
I think I can help you out a bit. I'm actually starting my MBA in Sept this year. The application process is a bit different but shouldn't be that different. I believe as a overseas student your chance of getting accepted is better than local students. They will look at the basic requirements for admission such as your grades and language proficiency. After than they might ask you for a autobiography, study plan and skype interview. I'm not sure what school your applying to and what they have listed as there requirements but you can always look at the schools website or call the overseas office here in Canada. They are really helpful.
When I applied for the MBA program they let me choose 3 schools in any program. Every school required a transcript of grades, a copy of bachelor diploma, 2 signed recommendation letters, autobiography, study plan, language proficiency certificates and any other supporting documents that will benefit your application. Since I finished my bachelor in Canada they waived my requirement for english proficiency certificate.
I know some schools require you take GMAT or the equivalent for Med school.
I think the admission process is less intense for foreign Chinese students and easier to be admitted. As for grades, I'm going to be honest with you... my grades after graduating from my BA degree is terrible. LOL but I think my application essays and autobiographies says I'm a decent student. I mentioned how i didn't have a interest in what I was majoring in but still finished it because I knew how it would benefit me later on.
Getting into NTU med school I would imagine your grades should be at least 86% average. Show them you have extracurricular involvement and other interests besides school.
If you have dual citizenship, Canadian and Taiwanese you might have conscription duty so don't apply as international student if you do.
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You might have to apply as overseas Chinese
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Re: Medical School in Taiwan admission?

Postby hsinhai78 » 17 Jun 2016, 08:23

nooodlemancer wrote: If you have dual citizenship, Canadian and Taiwanese you might have conscription duty so don't apply as international student if you do. You might have to apply as overseas Chinese

In fact if OP has ROC citizenship he must not apply as an international student or risk forfeiture of student status. ROC citizenship is not determined by holding a valid ROC passport, but depends on whether OP's parents have ever renounced ROC citizenship - this is often misunderstood by many ABCs / CBCs who are not really aware of their citizenship.
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