Insurance
- National Health Insurance

International students and overseas Chinese students are compulsory to join National Health Insurance (NHI) during their stay in Taiwan. The eligibility for NHI usually starts after the students stay in Taiwan for 6 consecutive months. The OIA staff will inform the students to prepare for application and payment for the NHI when the eligibility is about to start.

Please refer to the following formulation to estimate your eligible date to join NHI.

Type Example / Formulation / Eligible date
Type 1 You didn’t go anywhere out of Taiwan from the date you came. Example Assume your entry date is January 01
Formulation Entry date + 6 months
Eligible date January 01 + 6 months = July 01
Type 2 You went abroad 1 time but not more than 30 days. Example Assume your entry date is January 01 / You went abroad for 5 days
Formulation Entry date + 6 months + the days you went abroad
Eligible date January 01 + 6 months + 5 days = July 06
Type 3 You went abroad more than 1 time. Example Assume your entry date is January 01 / You went abroad for 3 times. The last time you came back to Taiwan is on March 28.
Formulation The last date you came back to Taiwan + 6 months
Eligible date March 28 + 6 months = September 28
Type 4 You went abroad 1 time but more than 30 days Example Assume your entry date is January 01 / You went abroad on January 10 and came back to Taiwan on May 01
Formulation The last date you came back to Taiwan + 6 months
Eligible date May 01 + 6 months = November 01.

Please bring the following documents to the Division of Overseas Student Affairs for applying NHI 1 week before your eligible date (you will be informed by email when you are eligible to join).
Fee: NTD.826 per month (updated JAN 1, 2021)


New applicant for NHI card or lose the card:

  • 2-inch color photo
  • Valid ARC (Original and copy)
  • Fee for NTD.200(Applicant missed/ broke the previous card)

Applicant with NHI card:

  • Valid ARC (Original and copy)

The need-to-know rules regarding National Health Insurance:

  • The fees for National Health Insurance will be included in your tuition bill and NYCU charges 6-month fees in advance.
  • Applicant who loses the card shall pay NTD.200 and mail the application form by one self.
  • National Health Insurance is mandatory for foreigners who are eligible to join. If eligible doesn’t apply, he/she will be fined for NTD.5000 and need to make up the pending fees.
  • NYCU will cancel students’ NHI after their graduation. Students who are staying in Taiwan after graduating have to visit the NHI office in Hsinchu City for further procedures.
Contact Person at NYCU Chiao Tung Campus:
Ms. Flora Chen Hsueh: flora@nycu.edu.tw