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How to Apply

*Eligibility   *Application Procedure  *Application Deadlines   *Application Required Documents   

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    Application Guidelines for International Students (Undergraduate - Regular Admission)  
 Application Guidelines for International Students (Graduate) 
 NTHU Online Application Procedure


1. All individuals of foreign nationality, who never had a R.O.C. citizenship and do not possess an overseas Chinese student status at the time of their application, are qualified to apply for admission to National Tsing Hua University as an international student.

2. The following two exceptions are made for individuals who have lived overseas continuously for more than six years. The six year period shall be calculated from the starting date of the semester for which the applicant is applying (Feb.1st for spring semester or Aug.1st for fall semester). “Overseas” refers to countries or regions other than Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau; the term “continuously” means that an individual may stay in Taiwan for no more than a total of 120 days per calendar year.

(a) An individual who is also a national of the R.O.C. but does not currently hold and has never held a household registration in Taiwan.

(b) An individual who, at the time of application, has had their R.O.C. citizenship annulled by the Ministry of the Interior for no less than 8 years.

Individuals applying under the terms of these two exceptions must have not studied in Taiwan under the status of an Overseas Chinese Students, nor received placement permission through the University Entrance Committee for Overseas Chinese Students.

 3. Applicants, concurrently holding a permanent residence status in Hong Kong, Macao, having no history of a household registration record in Taiwan and, at the time of application, have resided in Hong Kong, Macao, or another foreign country for no less than 6 years, are also qualified to apply for admission as an international student.

1. Application eligibility is based on the Ministry of Education (MOE) Regulations -Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan. If the MOE Regulations are revised, the most recent MOE Regulations shall be enforced. For the latest information regarding the MOE Regulations, please visit MOE website at

2. International students who are approved for initial household registration, resident registration, naturalization or restoration of their ROC citizenship while studying in Taiwan will lose their international student status and shall withdraw from the university.

3. International students who withdraw from the university due to misconduct, poor academic performance or a conviction under the Criminal Code are not eligible for re-application.

4. Violation of any of the Ministry of Education’s regulations will result in immediate cancellation of the applicant’s admission status or the removal of the applicant’s status as NTHU registered student. No academic certificate will be given.

Application Procedure

 NTHU Degree Student Application Procedure

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester Application Period
 Undergraduate Admission: November 15 - January 15  17:00pm (Taiwan Time)
Graduate Admission: January 1 - March 15  17:00pm (Taiwan Time) 

Spring Semester Application Period
August 15 - October 16  17:00pm (Taiwan Time)

※All required application forms and relevant documents must be received by the above deadlines. If the application is received late or incomplete,  Office of Global Affairs will not handle the application.

Application Required Documents

*Required Documents

An application formonline application
Complete and print out the online application form at the website of OGA
If you have technical problems to fill in the online application, please contact us at hcchan@mx.nthu.edu.tw or  +886-3-5715131 ext 62461 


A photocopy of diploma in English or Chinese
Applicants for bachelor degree programs must provide a photocopy of their high school diploma.
Applicants for master degree programs must provide a photocopy of their bachelor degree diploma.
Applicants for doctoral degree programs must provide a photocopy of their master degree diploma.
Note :
1. Applicants who are in the process of completing their studies at the time of application can submit a letter from their current school/university clearly stating their anticipated graduation date.

2. Applicants who will be pursuing a second degree (B.Sc. or MA/MBA) in a different field of study must submit a photocopy of their first degree/diploma.
3. Before NTHU’s Registration, new students are required to submit diploma and transcript notarized by the Taiwan Embassy or Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the country of the school.


Official transcripts in English or Chinese
Applicants for bachelor degree programs must submit an official high school transcript.
Applicants for master degree programs must submit an official bachelor degree transcript.
Applicants for doctoral degree programs must submit official transcript from both bachelor & master degrees.

A study plan
Please provide a concise study plan with a maximum of three pages. In the study plan, applicants are encouraged to describe their motivation for choosing NTHU, and for choosing the specific department or program that they are applying. For graduate students, potential contribution to the department and research interests may also be included.

Two recommendation letters
Letters of recommendation are preferably from faculty members capable of evaluating the applicant’s academic qualifications and research potential.


Financial certificate
All applicants are required to provide a financial statement issued by a financial institution showing their financial sustainability (minimum US$ 4,000) for study in Taiwan, or a certificate of scholarship. If the submitted financial statement is not under the name of the applicant, then the applicant’s sponsor(s) must provide an affidavit indicating their relationship to the applicant and their intent to provide financial support throughout his/her period of study.


Declaration form
Print out the declaration form and sign at the bottom after reading it thoroughly. If applicable, we may ask the applicant to submit a copy of statement of travel record, or their Forfeited Nationality Permit Certificate issued by Ministry of the Interior and Non-Household Registration Declaration.


Verification of nationality
Applicants must provide a copy of their passport or some other acceptable verification of their nationality.

Program specific requirements
Applicants must read through the admission instructions for any additional application instructions and/or required documents of the department or program that they are applying to. If applicable, these should be submitted at the same time with their general application.

Applicants for Bachelor programs must download the Pretest Instructions from Online Application System and submit the pretest (if any).

*Application Fee: No application fees charged.
1. We only accept online applications. Please process your application at NTHU's Online Application System.
2. Incomplete submission is not acceptable and will result in cancellation of one’s application.
3. If you plan to apply to more than one program, you should submit a complete application packet for EACH program.
4. Please note that you should also have your highest level diploma and academic transcripts NOTARIZED by R.O.C. Embassy or Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the country/place where you received your degree and submit such documents upon registration

If you have any further questions, please contact us at
Tel:  +886-3-5715131  ext.62461 
Fax: +886-3-5162467
(8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, Taiwan time)