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NTU welcomes bilingual bank to campus

National Taiwan University in Taipei City is to host E.Sun Commercial Bank’s first bilingual branch on its campus, aiming to improve services for the university’s international students.

The National Taiwan University campus in Taipei will host E.Sun Commercial Bank's first bilingual branch. Photo: wikimedia

The bank’s services – including opening an account, making deposits, transferring funds and loan applications – will be offered in English by 13 employees who have passed the Test of English for International Communication.

“The service is expected to make banking “more convenient””

The branch has 13 employees who are fluent in English and who have scored an average 850 points in the Test of English for International Communication, E.Sun Financial Holding Co president Joseph Huang told a press conference.

The service is expected to make banking “more convenient” for international students and faculty members, he said.

According to the Ministry of Education, NTU hosted the highest number of international students of Taiwan’s universities in the 2019 academic year.

Enrolling 2,970 international students, NTU welcomed more than fellow national universities National Cheng Kung University (1,899) and National Chengchi University (1,581).

Private higher education institutions, Ming Chuan University and Tamkang University held the top two places, hosting 1,957 and 1,868, respectively.

Department of Higher Education Director-General Chu Chun-chang noted that the total number of international students visiting Taiwan is expected to rise as the government promotes the New Southbound Policy and internationalisation in higher education increases, the Taipei Times reported.


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