For international students who wish to work in Taiwan (either on campus or off campus), a valid work permit is required (online application).
With the exception of the winter and summer vacations, foreign students' sum of working hours shall not exceed 20 hours per week.
International students who work without a valid work permit will be fined NT$30,000 to NT$150,000 and may lose their residence eligibility and be deported.
For applications made in the first semester, the work permit is valid until March 31st of the next semester;
for applications made in the second semester, the work permit is valid until September 30th of the same year.
The maximum validity period of a work permit is six months.
If your work permit is about to pass the expiration date, it is suggested to send out the new application 2~3 weeks earlier. For the new application, please remember to send out under the correct application type "work permit", NOT "work permit re-issue".
Work Permit: If it is your first time applying or your work permit is expired, please select this application type.
Work permit re-issue: If you lose your unexpired work permit, please select this application type.
Apply for the work permit here:
**Starting from Jan 1, 2020, the Ministry of Labor no longer sends out the work permit card, please download it from the website by yourself.
USER GUIDE - NSYSU WORK PERMIT ONLINE APPLICATION
For detailed information, please visit: https://ezworktaiwan.wda.gov.tw/en/cp.aspx?n=826B2B8EDB213BC4