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Does your university as a body provide access schemes for people with disabilities?

Yes, the University offers screening quotas for students with physical or mental disability and admission quota for the ‘Individual Recruitment of Students with Physical or Mental Disability’ for Bachelor’s degrees.


As a university, we are dedicated to achieving the goal of sustainable development, and we have adopted relevant educational measures through the organisation of meaningful educational activities.
For example, to increase the accessibility of higher education, in recent years, we have improved the mechanism of assisting disadvantaged students to effectively foster social mobility through implementing the ‘Flying Eagle Programme: Every eagle should fly’. The focus and expected benefits of the programme are as follows:
1. Programme focus
First year (2018): Open the gates to the university by setting up a channel that prioritises the encouragement of disadvantaged students to enrol in our university.
Second year (2019): Improve the current mechanism of academic counselling by actively assisting students struggling with their studies to increase their learning motivation, and integrating professional counselling resources to improve the referral services provided by the Lighthouse Academy, and to provide personal and academic counselling according to students’ needs.
Third year (2020): Set the quota for prioritised candidates of low-income disadvantaged students for the teacher training scholarship.
Fourth year (2021): Close the gap between urban and rural education through persistently caring for and assisting disadvantaged students from rural areas, expanding the resources team that assists rural students, and improving the planning of academic counselling courses.
Fifth year (2022): Establish a remedial teaching resources centre to co-ordinate and plan students’ learning strategies and deal with remedial teaching within the university, in order to prevent students from not being able to receive counselling due to financial reasons.
2. Expected benefits
1. Project funds will enable disadvantaged students to attend the university without any financial burden
2. The Wooden Pallet Passage will secure places for disadvantaged students to increase their enrolment in the university
3. The Lighthouse Academy will provide immediate care and assistance
4. Personalised academic support services will be provided to students with special needs
5. Holistic care will be provided to disadvantaged students throughout their entire learning experience

3. Programme details
1. Provide more opportunities for the enrolment of disadvantaged students
(1) The situation of recruiting disadvantaged students
(2) The number of disadvantaged students with different educational backgrounds and limited opportunities for attending the university
(3) The mechanism for recruiting disadvantaged students: 1. set up an independent pathway for recruiting students with chronic physical and mental disorders; 2. increase the additional quota for aboriginal students each year; 3. take measures for helping disadvantage students to participate in the admission tests; 4. waive admission test fees and subsidise transport fees; and 5. assist in academic counselling provided to disadvantaged students from rural high schools
2. Support mechanism for disadvantaged students and external funding: We actively raise funds from external sources for the counselling mechanism for disadvantaged students to aid their development.

In addition, we promote and provide meaningful education on the sustainable environmental development through the Higher Education SPROUT Programme. The details are as follows:
1. Offer training courses on ‘local environmental issues’: Offer special courses such as Landscape Beautification of the Changhua Area, Cultural Heritage Preservation and Revitalisation, Education on Environmental Protection for Sustainability, and Creative Writing in Changhua (USR-A2 ‘Wind, Sun, Water, Earth: Fangyuan Reborn’)
2. Offer training courses on ‘local industries’: Through cross-sector collaboration, we offer in-service training courses, including special courses such as the Industry 4.0 Special Course (USR-B1 ‘Sustainable and Value-Added Smart industries in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park’), Brand Building and Operations Special Course (USR-A3 ‘Sustainable Operation of the Sock Manufacturing Industry in Shetou Township’), and ‘Sustainable Operation and Feature Shaping of Local Industries’
3. Improve the courses and teachings on the smart use of green energy in Changhua: Offer courses on the innovative practices of the smart use of green energy and train professionals certified in green electricity
4. Establish think-tanks and human resources platforms in the four areas of humanistic care, environmental protection, local industries, and green energy
Form professional services teams to help resolve local issues
1. Form a local humanistic care team (USR-A1 ‘Learning the Changhua Culture As We Go’)
2. Form a sustainable environment professional services team (USR-A2 ‘Wind, Sun, Water, Earth: Fangyuan Reborn’)
3. Form a care team for sustainably operating industries (USR-A3 ‘Sustainable Operation of the Sock Manufacturing Industry in Shetou Township’)
4. Form an industry care innovative R&D team (USR-B1 ‘Sustainable and Value-added Smart Industries in Changhua Coastal Industrial Park’)
Establish industry, academia, and government collaboration in the four areas of humanistic care, environmental protection, local industries, and green energy
1. Industry, academia, and government collaboration and co-operation in humanistic care
2. Industry, academia, and government collaboration and co-operation on resource integration in environmental issues
3. Industry, academia, and government collaboration and co-operation in local industries
4. Industry, academia, and government collaboration and co-operation in the Changhua Coastal Industrial Park
5. Industry, academia, and government collaboration and co-operation on promoting the smart use of green energy
(1) Hold discussion forums on the smart use of green energy
(2) Train seed teachers who are certified in green electricity
(3) Establish county-level green energy and self-made education development centres
6. Promote social practice in action
Together, the colleges of the University, Office of International Affairs, Centre of Teaching Excellence, Environment Education Centre, Teacher Training Centre, Science Education Centre, College of Extension Education, etc. will provide the most well-rounded education in accordance with the goals of sustainable development education.

The University offers learning opportunities not only to students from lower-income households but also to those who are culturally or economically disadvantaged, or physically or mentally disabled.
1. Departments are encouraged to proactively set up additional quota and admission streams.
(1) In recent years, the University has been proactively allotting additional quota for aboriginal and physically or mentally disabled students to be admitted through various pathways.
(2) To encourage departments to proactively allot additional quota to culturally or economically disadvantaged students, the University has stipulated in their ‘Regulations Regarding the Establishment and Promotion of the Recruitment Strategy Committee’ that each department shall be granted an additional operating fund of TWD 5,000 for each actual enrolment as part of the additional quota per class in the current academic year (including mainland Chinese, overseas compatriots, international students, physically or mentally disabled students, and aboriginal students). (For details, refer to the ‘Regulations Regarding the Establishment and Promotion of the Recruitment Strategy Committee’)
(3) To accommodate to the holistic needs of disadvantaged students, the University has implemented supportive measures pertaining to the second-round screening for individual applications since the 2018/19 academic year, which include giving preference to students from low-income or middle-to-low-income households and families in hardship and loosening the second-round screening criteria. Since the 2019/20 academic year, the Eagle Recruitment Stream has been established to allow students to compensate for their lack of economic resources by emphasising their motivation to learn, their past endeavours in academic studies, and personal growth through measures such as the loosening of GSAT screening criteria, application fee waivers, and exemption from interviews (written review only). (For details, refer to the ‘Departmental Regulations on Individual Applications’ from 2018/19 and 2019/20)
2. Alleviate the financial burden of economically disadvantaged applicants: application fee waivers and travel and accommodation allowances for individual applications.
(1) The University offers application fee waivers for economically disadvantaged applicants (from low-income or middle-to-low-income households) for its self-administered entrance examinations, including ‘Second-round Screening of Individuals Applications for Bachelor’s Degrees’, ‘Transfer Examination for Bachelor’s Degrees’, ‘Referral Screening and Entrance Examination for Master’s and Doctoral Degrees’, and ‘Individual Recruitment of Physically or Mentally Disabled Students for Bachelor’s Degrees’.
(2) During the second-round screening of individual applications, applicants are granted a travel allowance ranging from TWD 250 to TWD 2,000, depending on their place of residence. They are also granted an accommodation allowance of TWD 1,000. The allowances will be distributed by the department to eligible candidates on the day of the screening. (For details, refer to ‘Instructions to Candidates for Individual Applications’ in 2018/19 and 2019/20.)

The University provides students from low-income households with full waivers of tuition, miscellaneous fees, and on-campus accommodation fees in accordance with regulations and differential rental subsidies for off-campus accommodation depending on the place of residence. Students are also eligible to apply for and receive on-campus meal vouchers, as shown on the following website:

The University provides students with a multi-dimensional coaching mechanism through the Higher Education Sprout Project—‘Project Eagle’.
1. Independent Learning
The University offers students the opportunity to set their own learning goals in order to stimulate their willingness to learn independently. Through devising their learning plan or process, they can allocate their study time and manage their learning progress, thereby improving their skills in planning and independent thinking and facilitating self-discovery and personal growth.
2. Interdisciplinary Learning
(1) Students are encouraged to expose themselves to more diverse topics and opinions through partaking in a variety of skill-enabling talks (activities). A mechanism of reflective feedback and counselling is adopted to expand their scope of learning, foster their diverse perspectives and interdisciplinary skills, and motivate and guide them to cultivate and invest in their own skills.
(2) Through participating in the maker workshops organized by the University, students can improve their professional skills, develop a second specialty, and enhance their academic competitiveness through a variety of themed courses.
3. Academic Coaching
Regarding subjects with a higher number of academic alerts, students are given academic coaching by their peer mentors and friends. The peer-assisted learning strategy can improve the mentors’ teaching skills and confidence, while providing a stress-free environment for the mentees to improve upon their weaker subjects.
4. Cultivating a Reading Culture
A peer-supported learning environment is developed, where peer-to-peer reading projects and discussions are adopted to foster students’ reading competency, stimulate their diverse thinking, achieve sustained learning and growth, and reinforce their motivation to read independently.

1. Higher Education Sprout Project––‘Project Eagle’: A series of coaching incentives are open for economically disadvantaged students. For details, please refer to the project website:
2. The University offers waivers of tuition and miscellaneous fees to students from low-income households in accordance with its regulations.

Through our ‘Project Eagle’ scheme, the university acts on the education front to eradicate poverty. By providing different financial aids and scholarships, the university aims to improve the conditions of low-income families as well as physically and mentally challenged students; it provides low-income families with the chance, based on education, to eliminate their poverty at the local, regional, and national fronts.