Current Students - Work Permit 

International students who wish to work in Taiwan (including in NCHU laboratories) for additional income must apply for a work permit.

How to apply a work permit?

(It takes 7-14 working days to be issued)


Required Documents

  1. Fill in the online Application form

  2. A copy of both sides of student's ID

  3. A copy of valid Passport

  4. Formal Certificate of Enrollment of each semester

     ※ Formal Certificate of Enrollment that is provided by the OIA can't be used to apply for Work Permit

     ※ Please pay the tuition fees and complete the course selection, then print at the 1st floor of Administration Building 

  5. Consent Form

  6. Get a payment slip at OIA, pay at the Post Office:100NT


Useful Information

  1. Work Permit Checking-list

  2. Postal Giro Payment Slip (sample)

  3. Consent Form for Work Permit


Check for Status

  1. Go to Status Check of Work Permit Application for Foreign Professionals

  2. Login with your account and password

  3. Check the application



  1. Each student may work up to 20 hours per week (excluding summer/winter vacation).

  2. According to the Employment Services Act, if you work without a work permit, you will be fined from NTD 30,000 to NTD 150,000 and you may have to leave Taiwan immediately.

  3. According to the "Regulations on the Permission and Administration of the Employment of Foreign Workers," you can apply for the student work permit only if you are officially enrolled as a degree student in any university in Taiwan.

  4. You should return the work permit (if valid) to OIA office if you are suspended or discontinue your education at NCHU.

  5. For applications made in the first semester, the work permit is valid until March 31st of the next semester; for applications made in the second semester, the work permit is valid until September 30th of the same year. The maximum validity period of a work permit is six months.

  6. For the complete regulation, please refer to the Ministry of Labor Employment Service Act.


Contact Information

  1. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  2. Website: Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor

  3. Website: EZ Work Taiwan

  4. Tel: 0800-881-339/ (02)2380-1720

  5. Office Hour: Monday to Friday, 8:30-12:30, 13:30-17:30