Visa, Housing, Food & Taipei Life & Attractions :
Visa Application Procedure:
All foreign students need to submit documents and pay the processing fee for visitor visa at the closer embassy,consulate or representative agency for it for visiting Taiwan, please click on VISA here for its details.
For the location missions and embassies of Taiwan please click Taiwan Embassies & Missions abroad.
Foreign students with visa extension and status changes:
1. If your visitor visa is valid for 60 days, you must submit your visa extension application within 60 days of arrival. It is recommended that you extend your visa one week before expiration.
2. Please come to Pioneer office to pay the tuition for next semester,
3. Apply for Enrollment Certificate and attendance record.
National Immigration Agency and its location:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs
3rd Fl., 2-2 Chi-Nan Road, Section 1, Taipei
台北市濟南路一段2-2號3樓 ( Tel: 02-2343-2888)
take Bus, Taxi or Taipei MRT ( Guting MRT,Exit 4, 12-14 mins. to Pioneer School).
Take Danshui Line(Red), Zhong-He Line(Orange),Xindian(Green) to Guting MRT, exit, then along He-Ping East Rd about 12 min to Pioneer Building Entrance.
Or take Xindian Line( Green) to Tai Power MRT, exit 3, then walking along Shida Road and turn right on He-Ping E. Rd, about 10 min. to Pioneer Building Entrance.
Take Bus No. 3, 15, 18, 74, 235, 237,254, 278, 662, 663, 672, 907 or He-Ping Line(和平幹線) to Shida Bus Stop or Shida One Bus Stop.
PLI does not provide dormitory for students. Most students either stay at hotels, hostels or private apartments upon arrival before finding a long term accommodation. Short term lodging : Small sized room-NT$7000, Medium sized room-NT$8000, Private Suite -NT$9500, address :5F, No,21, Lane 101, Roosevelt Road, Sec 2, Taipei. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Small room, about 2 pings per room, monthly rental is about NT$6,500-NT$8,000 or more, depending on the size, furnishing and the location the room ( Taipei city or New Taipei city area like Yong-He, Xindian,NeiHu or BanChio district). 1 ping = 3.44 sq metres = 36 sq. ft of living area.
Monthly rental of suite( 1 room with a bathroom) is about NT$12,000~NT$20,000 and for a private utility apartment is about 12000 and more, determined by its size and equipments,i.e. air conditioner, refrigerator, telephone...etc.
CASH & Credit Cards
Taipei & Climate
Taipei is a lively cosmopolitan city with convenient,cheap and clean public transportation systems which take travelers to almost every corner of the city. Banks, convenience stores, shopping malls and supermarkets are usually just a few blocks away. From the finest restaurants which offers Chinese to exotic foreign cuisines to inexpensive small diners and night markets, the choices for dining are abundant. It is one of the safest cities in the world and the taiwaneses are warm, friendly and helpful to foreigners. Taipei is a city where foreign travelers will not feel lonely and stranded.
The climate of Taipei is sub-tropical and it is usually humid throughout the year, more so in summer season. Summer is from May to September, the temperature is around 33C. Winter is short, from mid-December to Late February, it is chilly (between 10-20C).
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Taipei is about NT$15000 to NT$20000 per month( excluding tuition). It varies with each individual's live style. Please bring sufficient funds to finance you stay in Taipei.
Historical and Tourist locations
Official Residential Building of the Shilin Residence
Local News, Activities, Sport Centers & Taipei Government
NanGang Sport Center
List of Well-Known Night Markets:
Huaxi Night Market(Snake Alley)
Keelong Night Market(Keelong)
Fengchia Night Market(Taichong)
Locations of Mountain Climbing: