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Taiwan universities' admission of mainland Chinese students hits record high

Published on Jul 8, 2014 10:12 PM

BEIJING - Taiwanese universities have accepted a record number of more than 2,600 students from mainland China this year, authorities reveal as cross-strait ties warm further under a recent visit by the mainland's first top official to Taiwan.

Citing the education department of Taiwan, the Xinhua news agency reported that 1,804 out of a total of 4,512 applications put in by Chinese students for undergraduate programmes were approved this year. This translates to an increase of 66 per cent year on year.

There will also be 849 people pursuing master's and doctoral degrees, the report added.

Statistics show that business, foreign language and design courses are the most popular majors; and Ming Chuan University, Tamkang University and Chinese Culture University are among the institutions enrolling the most students.

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