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Taiwan

Hi, my name is Sian and I have recently been appointed as the country manager for Taiwan.

I will be visiting Taiwan regularly to meet and advise prospective students about applying and preparing for studying at Cardiff, supporting our in-country advisers and catching up with our alumni. My forthcoming visits will be advertised on this page so please keep checking for upcoming events as I would be delighted to meet with you then.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about studying or living in Cardiff, or would like advice and guidance, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I hope to hear from you soon.

Foundation courses

If you have graduated from the Taiwanese education system, you will be required to successfully complete a one year International Foundation Programme before entering Cardiff University's undergraduate programmes.

You will be required to successfully complete the Senior High School leaving certificate with grades of a B average to qualify for the International Foundation Programme.

Undergraduate courses

Cardiff University will consider students who either have the GCE A-level qualifications or the International Baccalaureate (IB) for entry on to undergraduate programmes.

If you hold the Senior High School Diploma with an average mark of 75%, and have completed a suitable foundation programme, you will be considered for admission to an undergraduate programme.

If you have a Junior College Diploma, you will also be considered for entry to the first or second year of our undergraduate programmes. Your previous academic performance and work experience will be taken into account by the admissions tutors.

Postgraduate taught courses

You will be required to have a good bachelor's degree (at a minimum of 70% or minimum GPA of 3.0) from a recognised institution, to be considered for postgraduate study at master's level.

Postgraduate research programmes

You will be considered for PhD study if you have a good master's degree from a recognised institution.

If you have completed a four year undergraduate degree (at a minimum of 70% or minimum GPA of 3.0), you may also be considered for entry to Cardiff University's postgraduate programmes.

English language

A relevant English language qualification is also required — normally a minimum of 6.5 IELTS or TOEFL 575 (230 CBT), however, this may vary from course to course.

If you are unsure of your qualifications or entry requirements please contact the International Office.

Representatives from the International Office visit Taiwan regularly throughout the year. Details of our next visit will appear here shortly.

For further information regarding our visits please contact us at international@cardiff.ac.uk.

Hsinchu

Company Contact name Address Contact details
UKEAS
Hsinchu Office

Mr Richard Murray-Nobbs 7F-2, No 38,
Pei-Da Road
Hsinchu 300,
Taiwan

Tel: +886-3-531-6441
Fax: +886-3-531-6447
Email: hsinchu@ukeas.com

Kaohsiung

Company Contact name Address Contact details
UKEAS
Kaohsiung Office
Mr Paul Ryan 2F-2, No 139 Zhongzheng
2nd Road Kaohsiung City 802
Taiwan ROC
Tel: +886-7-573 4884/3969
Fax: +886-7-223-3080
Email: kaohsiung@ukeas.com
Index
Kaohsiung Office
12F-1, No.110, Sanduo 4th Road
Kaohsiung City 802
Taiwan
Tel: +886-7-537 4884
Fax: +886-7-7537 4940
Email: kaohsiung@indexedu.com.tw
IDP Education
Kaohsiung Office
Alison Chih 10F, No.189, Bo’ai 1st Rd
San min Dist
Kaohsiung City 80743
Tel: 886 7 311 2280
Fax: 886 7 311 2380
Email: info.kaohsiung@idp.com

Keelung

Company Contact name Address Contact details
UKEAS
Keelung Office
Mr Nick Dillon 9F No. 61, Yi 1st Rd.
Jhongjheng District
Keelung City 202

Tel: +886-2-2424-1973
Fax: +886-2-2424-2073
Email: keelung@ukeas.com

Taichung

Company Contact name Address Contact details
UKEAS
Taichung Office
John and Richard Smith 4F-9, No. 378 Wenhsin Road,
Section 1,
Taichung 408
Tel: +886-4-23198148
Fax: +886-6-2328-3363
Email: taichung@ukeas.com
Index
Taichung Office
6F-2, No. 42, Chung-Ming S. Rd.,
Taichung 403,
Tel: +886-4-23198148
Fax: +886-4-23287166
Email: taichung@indexedu.com.tw
IDP Education
Taichung Office
Charlie Liao 3F, 247 Taizhonggang Road, Sec 1
Taichung
Tel: 886 4 2326 1722
Fax: 886 4 2326 0377
Email: info.taichung@idp.com

Tainan

Company Contact name Address Contact details
UKEAS
Tainan Office
Mr Tim Greenwood 5F-1, No 88 Chung Shan Road
Tainan City 700
Tel: +886-6-222-4790
Fax: +886-6-222-4791
Email: tainan@ukeas.com

Taipei

Company Contact name Address Contact details
UKEAS
Taipei Office
Jenny Lin 10F-2, No.169 Chung-Hsiao East Road, Sec.4, Taipei 106 Tel: +886-4-23198148
Fax: +866-2-2778-2602
www.ukeas.com.tw
Email: sherry@indexedu.com.tw/indextpe@ms42.hinet.net
UKEAS
Taipei Office
3F, No.121 Chung Ching South Road
Sector 1
Taipei 100
Tel: 00 886 2 2370 9780
Email: taipei@ukeas.com
Index
Taipei Office
Jon Fang 10F, NO. 261, Sec 3, Roosevelt Rd,
Da-an District
Taipei City 106
Taiwan
Tel: 886-2-23692928
Fax: 886-2-23628495
Email: indextpe@ms42.hinet.net
IDP Education
Taipei Office
Wen-Lei Wang 7F, 25 Tunhwa South Road, Sec 1
Taipei
Tel: 886-22570 1466
Fax: 866 22570 1477
Email: info.taipei@idp.com

Taoyuan

Company Contact name Address Contact details
UKEAS
Taoyuan Office
5F-6, No. 11 Da Tong Road
Taoyuan 330
Tel: 00 886 3 3384716
Email: taoyuan@ukeas.com
Cheng Ying Chen

Cheng Ying Chen

Course Title: MA Public Relations
Country: Taiwan

Year of Graduation: 2008
Current Employer: Spirox Corp


After being a Global Marketing Specialist in Tennrich Corp, she has recently moved from the Electronics Industry to the Semi-conductor industry. She now heads the Marketing Department in her new company and attributes her language, cultural understanding and public-speaking skills to her rigorous postgraduate training at Cardiff.

As a Student at Cardiff University
Why did you choose Cardiff for your MA?

Mainly because of the good reputation that Cardiff University enjoys in the UK and Taiwan. Before I made my decision, I knew some of the alumni working in the PR industry in Taiwan. This was a crucial point when choosing a University because not many Taiwanese are familiar with British universities.

After arriving I really liked Cardiff especially since the new shopping centres have made Cardiff a far more shopper-friendly place compared to London. I’d like to say that Cardiff is somewhat of a second home to me.

Tell me a little about your time here. Did you enjoy the degree? And did your degree equip you with the necessary skills for your job?

The MA in International Public Relations in Cardiff definitely helped enhance my language skills and confidence in public speaking. Only one-fifth of the class were Chinese so I was lucky in the sense that I had a chance to practice using English. I had really hoped to be in a completely English-speaking environment and additionally, one that was culturally diversified.

Through mock press conferences, debating, focus groups and group reports, I learnt team management skills and how to work with people from internationally-diverse backgrounds. It was fantastic! So now when I meet people from different countries, I know how to put myself in their shoes and try and think from their point of view. I have also gained confidence to speak English in public. Now, I’m always sought after as an MC or interpreter in a press conference or corporate banquet.

Furthermore, I found that the critical and logical thinking aspect in academic work was lacking from the Taiwanese education system. Over here, I was pushed to answer questions in public and was taught to write reports according to strict methodologies. I still use that skill when writing marketing plans.

Life after Graduation
What does your role as a global marketing specialist consist of on a day to day basis?

I currently collect market information from news clippings of competitors, posters, advertisements and communication made to distributors. I am also in charge of checking that my company adheres to the branding guidelines in all the visual advertisements that we publish.

What do you enjoy most about being a global marketing specialist?

I enjoy meeting international clients, organising and holding international tradeshows by myself. I’ve participated in quite a few such as: MWC (Spain), CeBIT(German), Computex (Taipei) and CES (US). These tradeshows have been one of the most influential in the consumer industry.

What are your career goals for the mid and long term?

I hope to not only be a leader in marketing, but also in management. Since moving from Tennrich, I have a new leadership role and am managing two staff members under me. I am also creating an entire customer database for my company which has 250 employees. I have also just undertaken a customer relationship management system (CRM) project. I like creating something that has a direct impact on my team members. I am also happy that as a marketer, I am able to generate real sales revenue and see growth in my company.

Reflections
Do you have any words of wisdom to share with prospective Taiwanese students?

Be open minded and never stop exploring. Keep having faith!

Although Taiwan is a small island, we have the power to compete and collaborate with the world’s biggest and most powerful vendors in the electronics industry. I hope that all potential students thinking about coming to Cardiff University should be open to new things and start afresh when they arrive in the UK. Challenge and if necessary, get rid of old influences from your home country and try to respect other new cultures throughout your university journey. May your academic journey be a wonderful one; Cardiff University is one of the best choices you could make.

Going to Cardiff University is one of the best choices you could make.

Student views

When I first started getting in touch with Cardiff Law School, the staff were so friendly and gave me so much information about the school and the city.

Chang Wen-Ta, LLB

I enjoy nights out with friends - locals and internationals. Living costs are relatively lower in comparison to many other places in the UK.

Khoo Pui Lip, BSc Pharmacy

Sian Keepin
Cardiff Contact - Sian Keepin

Hi, my name is Liz and I'm the country manager for Taiwan.

I have recently joined the International Office but have spent a number of years both studying and working at Cardiff University.

I am very excited to begin travelling to Taiwan and I'm looking forward to learning more about your country. I hope to meet you at an event in the near future, but in the meantime please get in touch if you have any questions about studying or living in Cardiff - I'll be very happy to help.

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