Agency Survey: Taiwan
Agency Survey
Average business growth for Taiwanese agencies increased in 2016 with students eyeing up alternative ELT markets.

2,506 is the total number of students placed by the 11 agencies in our survey


2 - 1,160 students were placed on courses by individual agencies per year


52 per cent of Taiwanese language students preferred host family accommodation when studying overseas


Language is the largest sector of the study abroad market for Taiwanese agencies (60.5 per cent)





Chase Wen, StudyDIY Co., talks to us.

"In the past 12 months, the Taiwanese market has changed. We dropped around 20 per cent for the USA, while Canada, UK and Malta increased around 15 per cent each. The Philippines keeps increasing, with massive growth over the last year. This is a quite a new market for Taiwan and we assume there is still room for growth."


Irene Liu, IDP Education,talks to us.

"The market looks to be steady. We have seen a growth in leads for Australia, UK, Canada and New Zealand. The US is slightly slow. There are more enquiries from young students. That is high school, and the undergraduate sector is growing. There is a trend to send students early and parents are more involved in collecting information and attending education fairs."






"Agency business grew in the last 12 months, supporting Ministry of Education data, which documented a 7.3 per cent increase in the number of students studying abroad. One agency reported increased interest in the Philippines. However, this trend appears isolated for now."

Nicola Hancox, Editor







Thank you to the following agencies for taking part in this survey: Direct Line International Education,; First Study,; Hello Study,; IDP Education - Taiwan;; i-Link Educational Services;; Legacy Academic Group,; OVO Education,; StudyDIY Co.,; StudyLink Education Advisory Services,; VIP Education Services,; WeCare Study Perspective Corporation,



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