TAIWAN: Recruitment of Chinese students begins

Universities and colleges in Taiwan are gearing up to attract mainland Chinese students after the ministry of education announced last week the quota allotted to each of them for the 2011 academic year, which will start in September, reports Focus Taiwan.

According to the ministry, 67 universities will be allowed to admit 1,123 Chinese students while 65 technology colleges can take 877, in line with an annual quota of 2,000 imposed by the government. The ministry will first target various prominent high schools in six provinces and cities in China's coastal regions as part of its efforts to promote Taiwan's higher-education institutions, said He Zhuo-fei, director of the ministry's higher education department.

The first mainland Chinese students are expected to arrive in or before September for the next academic year after Taiwan revised its laws last August to allow local universities to admit them.
Full report on the Focus Taiwan site