Paid Placements in Taipei

6 month paid placement programme in Taipei, Taiwan

Apply with the Placements Team for the opportunity to secure 6-month placement in Taipei city. With funding from Loughborough Business School, two students will receive support from the Pagoda team to be matched with a company of their choice and receive on-site support. The competition is open to second-year students from Loughborough Business School.

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Alongside the minimum working hours required to accredit the placement, Pagoda Projects ensures all placements fulfill academic requirements and workplace health and safety standards. You will be paid a monthly salary and receive unrivaled pre-departure and on-place support from Pagoda’s experienced team. Placements can be extended past 6 months and this will be assessed on an individual basis. 

Programme Start Date: 30th September 2024

What's Included?

  • A paid placement in a host company (>100 to choose from across all sectors)
  • Visa support
  • Accommodation support
  • Airport pickup, Orientation sessions
  • On-site 24/7 emergency support
  • Regular organised group trips, dinners and activities
  • The salary for your role in Taipei will depend on how much you agree with your chosen host company. In almost all cases you’ll earn above the national minimum wage and typically enough to cover your rent and living expenses.

Destination Taipei

Taipei is the capital city of Taiwan, located in the north of the island and only a short metro ride away from the beach. The city is home to around 3 million people and one of the tallest buildings in the world (Taipei 101). With free wifi throughout the city, one of the best transportation systems and amazing street food… it’s no wonder Taiwan wins the top country in the world for best quality of life every year!

Application Process

The Loughborough University Placements Team will narrow down candidates through the competition and the finalist students will then be asked to apply here with Pagoda.

1. Get in touch to register interest

Simply fill in the form below and we will be in touch

2. Confirm Eligibility

Once we have confirmed you are eligible for the program and funding we will proceed to send you more information about the program.

Pagoda Portal

All programmes are managed on the Pagoda Portal - a digital hub for our student community. This is where you can track your progress, register for events, access skills courses, network with other participants and request additional support.

About Pagoda Projects

Pagoda Projects is a leading provider of internships and sustainable global experiences. We work with universities and companies around the world to provide quality internships that enhance students’ international employability.


Yes. As with all Pagoda Projects programmes, you will know exactly how much you will be paid, interview with the placement company and confirm your placement before committing to the programme. The salary for Taipei placements will easily cover living expenses (rent, food etc) and meet minimum legal requirements.

This usually depends on the placement company – Most of our partner companies don’t require any Chinese language skills though.
As you will be living in Taipei for a while, we do encourage you to do some self learning of the basics though to help you settle in.

For the Taipei programme you will be issued a working holiday visa. Pagoda Projects will guide you through the visa application process and help you register in Taipei.

Please note that the application fee refund does not include any other other costs associated with the visa application. Certain nationalities may be required to pay for health checks, criminal records/background checks, notorization costs, additional costs for expedited services or travel or postage required in order to successfully obtain a Taiwan Visa.

Pagoda Projects can not be held accountable for the outcome of your visa application nor can we cover any fees, visa application or otherwise, should your visa application be unsuccessful and you do not complete a programme with us. If you have any questions about acquiring a Working Holiday Visa please let us know.

Our Taipei placements are full time, so you will work roughly 40 hours per week. Monday to Friday for at least 6 months. Placement extensions upto 12 months total can be considered on an individual basis. 

We are currently offering placements in the Business, Design, Education, Engineering, Finance, HR, Hospitality, IT, Law, Logistics, Marketing, Media, Sales and Translation sectors.

We’re continually adding new partner companies and looking to increase the diverse range of roles we offer, so look through the listings again in the near future if you feel none of the positions are suitable at this time.

The Loughborough Business School are funding the programme fees for two placement students. The competition winners will need to fund their own return flights to Taiwan and their accommodation. However, the placement salary will cover the accommodation cost and Pagoda will help you find somewhere appropriate to stay. Please let us know if you have any questions about costs/funding.

We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups such as those who: attended state school or college, or are from a minority background, or whilst at school were eligible for free school meals, or immediate family did not attend university.

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