Perceptions of Students from Southbound Countries

Read about the perception of students from soutbound countries to share the insight of studying in Taiwan.

Sanket N. Yerule 葉尚楷/ National Chiao Tung University

Nationality : Indian
Major : Electrical and Computer science

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(Taipei Train Station (Middle))

I am technology ambitious person. I like to learn new thing. I have interest in travelling, music, sketching. I came to Taiwan 2 years back and loved this place, and willing to be here for more and more years.

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1. What made you decide to study in Taiwan?

Peaceful country, advanced in technology area, good research institute

and excellent facilities for work as well as good scholarships made me

choose Taiwan for my further studies.

2.  Briefly tell us about the program you are studying. What subjects are you studying? What have you enjoyed the most in your studies?

I am studying in Electrical and Computer Science Institute for International Master’s Program at

NCTU. I am taking machine learning, embedded system, system oriented architecture and wireless

communication network in my masters. I loved working on my lab projects, which gave me more

exposer to industrial environment and allowed me to excel in the areas like Machine learning and

artificial intelligence.

3. How is studying in Taiwan when compared to studying and being a student in your home country? (Teaching Quality、Environment、School Equipment、Laboratory or others)

Teaching quality is good as compared to my country but in my country courses mostly concentrates

on basic studies and not implementation. Definitely, study environment is more relaxed and joyful in

Taiwan. This less pressure environment made me work more efficiently in my masters. Facilities

which are available in school and lab are world class and I would like to appreciate it. The most

important thing I liked about Taiwan’s study environment is the freedom to choose number of courses

per semester and even the facility to choose course by wish.I also liked the structure and organization

of lab and lab work.

4.  What has been the most difficult part about applying to study in Taiwan? How did you overcome the difficulty?

The most difficult part was to check the courses offered at my universities and the unclear selection

criteria. I consulted with my Indian friend who was already studying in Taiwan.

5.  What do you plan to do after you have finish your studies in Taiwan? Would you like to stay in Taiwan?  Why? 

As I liked this place so much that I have decided stay in Taiwan for more years. After graduating from

NCTU I would like to search a good job in Taiwan but I would also like to continue my research by

enrolling to the PhD program.

6.  How do you think studying in Taiwan can benefit you in your future career?

Yes definitely it will benefit me in future. With perusing my master’s I learned many things which are

very important even if I go to work anywhere in the world. As Taiwan is advanced in technology

related to my studies, it will also help me if I try to get some job in other countries.

7.  What do you see as your key achievements when studying in Taiwan?

1) Improved leadership capability by leading the project group.

2) Made me a better human being and taught me to LOVE

3) Gave exposer to work on recent technologies.

8. What advice do you have for other interested overseas students who want to come to Taiwan to study?

 I would like to suggest all the overseas students to look towards Taiwan as technology hub and take

it as a life time opportunity. I would also suggest them to learn a bit of Chinese before coming to

Taiwan as it will make their life easier in Taiwan.