Insurance
- National Health Insurance

Students who stay in Taiwan for 6 consecutive months after receiving the ARC are eligible to join National Health Insurance.

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 ARC issued date is January 01
Formulation ARC issued 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 ARC issued date is January 01 / You went abroad for 5 days
Formulation ARC issued 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 ARC issued 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 ARC issued 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 International and Cross-strait Services for applying NHI 1 week before your eligible date.
Fee: NTD.749 per month


Applicant without 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 NCTU 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.
  • NCTU 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.