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Mainland Affairs Council

Mainland Chinese Students in Taiwan

Statistics on Mainland Students Researching and Studying for Degrees in Taiwan

Year 

Short-term Students *

Degree Students
(Enrolled from 2011)

Total

(Short-term + Degree Students)

Admission
(only new students)

Enrolled
(incl. existing students)

2011 

11,227

928

928

12,155

2012

15,590

951

1,864

17,454

2013

21,233

1,822

3,554

24,787

2014

27,030

2,553

5,881

32,911

2015

34,114

3,019

7,813

41,927

2016

32,648

2,835

9,327

41,975

2017

25,824

2,139

9,462

35,286

2018

20,597

2,140

9,006

29,603

Total

188,263

16,387

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Source: Ministry of Education (MOE)

 

* The MOE calculated the number of short-term student for the period 2011 to 2015 on "number of admissions" and from 2016 on the "immigration number."

** The numbers of enrolled degree students is cumulative and should not be totaled across different years to prevent duplicate counting.