PSA-Taiwan had canceled accepting incoming students for Summer SEP 2020-2021.
Community, Hospital/Clinical, Research in university
The majority of placements are community and hospital pharmacy, and we also provide research in some universities. The specific field of research can further discuss with SEO and LEO. Now we are still approaching quotas for the pharmaceutical industry. If there is any opportunity we will release the information.
Length of training periods
Usually 3-6 weeks, most of all are for 4 weeks no matter which fields/cities students stay.
Available months and cities
For Winter SEP, January and February are available. As for Summer SEP, July and August are your best choice. Our host sites cooperate with different universities, which are National Taiwan University(NTU), National Yang-Ming University(NYMU), National Cheng-Kung University(NCKU), Taipei Medical University(TMU), China Medical University(CMU), Kaohsiung Medical University(KMU), National Defense Medical Center(NDMC), Tajen University and Chia Nan University of Pharmacy & Science, so students might not be placed in the capital (Taipei). We set up a youtube channel to make some videos of different schools in Taiwan for sharing successful incoming students’ experiences and introductions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekb6RhBMg9Y
Most of the pharmacy schools here will provide student dorms for incoming students, but some dorms should prepare their own mattresses. However, some dorms need to pay extra fees for accommodation, which depends on the school students stay in. Please verify with LEO before you come.
Board, pocket money or other financial benefits/remuneration
No pocket money will be provided, and accommodations will be student dorms or hostels. The cost depends on the city students stay, and generally, it’s less than NTD 7000 (about 250 USD) per month. Money for SEP: It depends on how long students stay and the schedule students plan, so students can get advice from SEO or LEOs to know how much money they might spend during their internships.
English, good enough to communicate with the pharmacists and also students (Able to speak Mandarin would be helpful!)
People who come to Taiwan need 14 days of quarantine and PCR negative test within 3 days before boarding. (From 1st Jan to 28th Feb 2021 the government even banned every foreign people from entering Taiwan.)
Information on Work Permits and Visa
Students will need to obtain a Visiting Visa. Please check the following website: https://www.boca.gov.tw/mp-2.html The application process will be totally different which depends on each country incoming students come from. Please check your visa to Taiwan before you apply for and tell the information to SEO who can help you deal with visa problems.
Available time and region are our considerations because that will be related to the schedule and internship so much. Students are chosen by both SEO and LEOs.
SEO will send all information about students to LEOs who will see the region and available time and then choose the most suitable student.
The deadline for applying for Summer SEP in our association is about three months before the internship starts, earlier is better for us to arrange for the host and accommodation. Trying to make sure every placement and student goes well, once a student matches our time and region, we will reserve him/her then. However, Winter SEP will be selected after Oct.