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How to Homeschool In Taiwan
Homeschooling is legal in Taiwan. Read on for details.

Homeschooling in Chinese-Speaking Countries in Asia
February 20, 2014: Families in Taiwan help homeschooling grow in Hong Kong and China.

Taiwanese Student Receives International Volunteering Award
May 9, 2013: A homeschooled award recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community was honored at Washington, D.C. ceremony.

Homeschooling in Taiwan
May 8, 2013: A widely read Taiwanese magazine covers homeschooling on pages 24-25.

Homeschooled Students Receive International Volunteering Awards
May 7, 2013: Prudential Spirit of Community recipients honored at ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Parents in Berlin Exchange Experiences
December 3, 2012: Taiwan’s Central News Agency provides coverage of the recent Global Home Education Conference 2012.

Taiwan: Homeschoolers Help Needy Aboriginal Families
July 30, 2012: A homeschool family helps local teens discover their own talents and worth through their second-hand store and restaurant ministry.

Taiwan: Family Writes Bestseller About Homeschool Journey
July 25, 2012: A book written by a homeschool family has become a bestseller in Taiwan.

Taiwan: Homeschooler’s Film Nominated to International Festival
April 26, 2012: A 14 year old homeschooled student recently made a short film about skating in the 2011 Skate Asia competition.

Homeschool Hospitality in Taiwan
January 23, 2012: Homeschool mom Rhonda Kline’s account of her family’s experiences living and homeschooling in other countries.

Taiwan: Homeschoolers Hold Camp for Needy Children
September 30, 2011: The Mujen Home Educators Association hosts a summer camp that changes the lives of the children who attend as well as the homeschoolers who act as counselors.

Taiwan: Government Recognizes High School Homeschoolers
September 30, 2011: Outstanding news for homeschooled high school students in Taiwan.

Taiwan: Homeschool Family Publishes Book
June 30, 2011: Unique circumstances allow a Taiwanese homeschool family to publish a book about their experiences.

Homeschooling Highlights Shortfalls in Taiwan’s Education System
May 20, 2011: Taiwan Today, an online newspaper published by the Government Information Office, reports how homeschooling is proving one of the more successful means of educational reform on the island. This is the first time that homeschooling has been mentioned in any government publication.

Media Breakthrough: Taiwanese Newspapers Highlight Homeschoolers
March 9, 2011: A very special Christmas party for homeschoolers catches the eye of major Taiwanese news services.

Local Homeschool Group Helps American Family Connect
March 9, 2011: A homeschool mom describes her family’s adjustment to living and homeschooling in Taipei, Taiwan.

Homeschooling in Taiwan in 2010
An update from one of the Taiwanese homeschooling associations, Taiwan Homeschool Advocates, on the homeschooling situation in Taiwan as of March 2010, including several changes to the law and local regulations beginning this year.

Taipei Times: Homeschooled Students Face Special Challenges
April 17, 2010: While homeschooling is recognized by the Ministry of Education, it is challenging, with some authorities still reluctant to offer necessary help to homeschoolers, parents of homeschoolers said recently.

Homeschooling Movement on the Rise
One support group founded by a pioneering homeschool family now services about half of the 1,200 students being home educated in Taiwan.

Homeschool Freedom Grows in Taiwan
The Taiwanese government has been favorable toward homeschooling families because of the commitment of the homeschool movement to work with the government in a peaceable and respectful fashion.

Homeschooling Continues to Grow in Taiwan
The Chinese Christian Home Educators Association in Taiwan now has over 200 members.

Home Schooling Now Legal in Taiwan


 Country Information

Compulsory attendance law: Children in grades 1-9, ages 6-15

Legal status of homeschooling: Homeschooling has been legal in Taiwan since June 24, 1999. Foreign nationals may homeschool without restriction in Taiwan. The Educational Fundamental Act (2006.12.27), the National Education Act (2010.1.27), and the Experimental High School Establishment Regulations (2007.5.14) govern homeschooling.

Please see “How to Homeschool in Taiwan” to the left or contact the groups below for further details.

Estimated number of home schoolers: over 1000 families

 Contact Information


Mujen Chinese Christian Home Educators Association (in Taiwan)
POC: Mrs. Chuo-chuin Fan
President: Steven Huang

3F, No 3, Lane 81, Yungli Rd, Yungho City
Taipei County, 234 TAIWAN
Phone: +886 3-592-4855
Email: intotheglory@gmail.com
Website: www.mujen.org.tw

  • Currently has more than 270 member families;
  • Is the largest multi-denominational homeschool support group in Taiwan;
  • Is operated mainly by volunteers of homeschooling families.

Taiwan Homeschool Advocates
POC: Tim Chen, Organizer
Email: chen8@homeschool.tw
Skype: chenwernik (GMT +8)
Website: www.homeschool.tw

Last Updated: March 16, 2011