AMID the havoc caused by COVID-19, Taiwan continues to build a bridge for higher education exchange between Taiwan and the Philippines. The Taiwan Education Center in the Philippines (TEC-PH) officially launched the 2020 Online Taiwan Higher Education Fair on September 15th, 2020, which will last until the 15th of October. This is the first time the event has taken the online form due to the dire situation created by the global pandemic.
The 2020 Online Taiwan Higher Education Fair presents a total of 66 quality public and private universities and colleges in Taiwan, the most ever in any Taiwan Education Fair. The 2020 Online Taiwan Education Fair website features a clean and intuitive interface for Filipino students who are interested in studying in Taiwan. Students can search by field of interest or by location. Students can also post further inquiries on participating universities’ information pages and will receive timely responses from university representatives.
In his opening remarks for the event, Ambassador Michael Peiyung Hsu of TECO celebrated the close collaboration in higher education between Taiwan and the Philippines, and encouraged Filipino students to experience the quality higher education in Taiwan. Dr. Ying-Yao Cheng, President of National Sun Yat-Sen University added that Taiwan has done a remarkable job preventing the threat of Covid-19, thus making it not only a convenient location, but a safe and smart choice for Filipino students wishing to study abroad.
Director General Andy Bi of the Department of International and Cross-strait Education, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, also announced the good news that more Taiwan scholarship positions have been opened to students from the Philippines.
The 2020 Online Taiwan Higher Education Fair also holds a weekly raffle for opportunities to study Mandarin in Taiwan for free. Participants need only like, share and post a message on TEC-PH’s Facebook page to qualify for the draw. Prize winners will be announced each Friday throughout the month on the Taiwan Education Fair official website.
As higher education institutions in Taiwan strive toward internationalization, colleges and universities are actively promoting global exchange and collaboration through education and research. The 2020 Online Taiwan Higher Education Fair hopes to become a gateway to more opportunities for students in the Philippines.