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NCHU Launches Priority Admissions for Students from Disadvantaged Families 67 Slots Available

2016-03-23 09:00:44

NCHU Launches Priority Admissions for Students from Disadvantaged Families 67 Slots Available

35 of the schools and colleges at National Chung Hsing University launch a priority admissions program this year. 67 slots are available to students from low-income, lower-middle-class, and special-needs families. The University also opens preferential admissions to students whose homes were destroyed in the Tainan Earthquake on February 6.

By presenting a copy of the "special-needs family" documentation, issued by the competent agency under a county/city government, the student would automatically qualify for priority admissions. These students would also qualify for commute stipends for traveling to the University for the screening test, by presenting the documentation proving their status as victim of the quake.

35 of the University's most popular departments are now accepting priority admissions: finance, business administration, law, materials science and engineering, entomology, life sciences, and veterinary medicine, with one to three slots available. Every department in undergraduate studies is now offering universal priority admissions in hopes of helping top-performing scholars from socioeconomically-marginalized families.

NCHU is one of the handful of top universities in Taiwan to inaugurate a priority admissions program to students from low-income and lower-to-middle income households. In addition to priority admissions, registration fees for the screening test are also waived. Meanwhile, commute stipends are available to examinees traveling to NCHU for stage-two of the application process. Examinees from Pingtung or outlaying islands along the east coast could stay for free at the hotel operated by the Affiliated Taichung Senior Agricultural Vocational High School of NCHU. Examinees from lower-to-middle-income households are qualified for a 30% discount off the screening test registration fee, and receive commute stipends.

For examinees from low-income households living in Pingtung, they would receive approximately NT$1,000 in train fare stipends for traveling to Taichung. They are also qualified for a registration fee waiver between NT$900 and NT$1,300. In other words, examinees can save up to more than NT$2,000 for each trip taken.

NCHU's outreach program to students from disadvantaged families celebrates its fourth year this year. At present, 25 such students have been accepted to the University via priority admissions. A dozen or so examinees are also qualified for registration fee waivers and commute stipends every year. Other financial aid programs are available to students when they begin school, including tuition waivers, student housing fee waivers, scholarships, allowances, and internship placement services on campus. Donations from local businesses go towards the establishment of the "scholarship programs for freshmen from low-income households," encouraging them to aspire after scholastic excellence.