Admission Application

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.

Note
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 http://english.moe.gov.tw/

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.
Online Application Procedure

 NTHU Online Application Procedure

Application Required documents

1.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 

2.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.


3. 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.

4. Statement of purpose 
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.

5. Two recommendation letters 
Letters of recommendation are preferably from faculty members capable of evaluating the applicant’s academic qualifications and research potential.
 
6. 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.

7. 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.
 

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

9. 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. 

10. Pretest
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.

*Note:
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
     

 

Application Deadlines

 Fall Semester Application Period 
Undergraduate Admission: November 15 - February 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.

International students are eligible to apply from the following scholarships or financial support. Scholarships may come from different sources, such as NTHU, government institutions, and private organizations. Please follow the steps and processes required for a particular scholarship program. 
 

:: National Tsing Hua University ::
Scholarship Scholarship description Apply to whom How to apply
NTHU International Student Scholarship ● Doctoral students: NT$ 10,000  per month
● Master students: NT$ 5,000 per month
● Bachelor students: NT$ 5,000 per month
● tuition fee waived
Center for Continuing Education at NTHU Click here

FAQ
NTHU Country Heights Holding Bhd Filial Piety Scholarship
● Opens to prospective undergraduate students who are Malaysian citizens
Division of Student Assistance at NTHU Please contact Division of Student Assistance
       
:: Government Agencies ::
Scholarship Scholarship Description Apply to whom How to apply
Taiwan Scholarship

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
●  NT$ 30,000 per month 

Ministry of Science and Technology

●  NT$ 30,000 per month 

Ministry of Education
● Doctoral students: NT$ 20,000 per month 
● Master's students: NT$ 20,000 per month  
● Bachelor students: NT$ 15,000 per month
● MOE will pay up to NT$40,000 each semester for each recipient's approved tuition, the remaining amount must be paid by the student. 

Taiwan Embassy or Taipei Economic and Cultural Office  Click here
Academia Sinica International Graduate Student Scholarship   Click here Academia Sinica Click here
Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) Scholarship Click here Taiwan Embassy or Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Click here
       
:: Other Scholarships::
Scholarship Scholarship Description Apply to Whom How to Apply
ITRI & NTHU Coordinated Graduate Program
(Scholarship & Internship)
● NT$ 10,000 per month
During summer/winter vacation: full-time paid internship at ITRI
-Master’s student: NT$35〜45K/month
-PhD student: NT$45〜65K/month
● Airfare subsidy (to travel to Taiwan)
NOTE: Details of your offer will be confirmed if you are selected.
Office of Global Affairs at NTHU Click here

  You may contact colleges / departments for the possibility of other financial aids. 

 
 

     Application for Admission and Exchange program

    Ms. Hui-Chen Chan 
    Division of Internaitonal Students
    
Email: hcchan@mx.nthu.edu.tw
 Tel:
 +886-3-5715131 ext62461 
 Fax: +886-3-5162467
    

 

 

Application for NTHU International Student Scholarship


 Center for Continuing Education
    
Email:  scholarship@my.nthu.edu.tw
 Tel:
 +886-3-5715131 ext: 31007
    

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester

Fall Semester : September - January
Spring Semester : February - June

Degree Programs

Please check the website - Click here

Course Information

Division of Curriculum - Click here
 

Tuition

Below is the estimated tuition and living expenses for one semester of study at NTHU

::Undergraduate::
Tuition

College of Science,
College of Engineering,

College of Life Sciences,
College of Nuclear Science,
College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Hsinchu Teachers College (Department of Special Education)
College of Arts

Tuition Fee
NT$ 39,990

Miscellaneous
Fee
NT$ 13,210

Total
NT$ 53,200

College of Humanities and Social Sciences,
College of Technology Management
Tsing Hua Interdisciplinary Program
Hsinchu Teachers College (Not including Department of Special Education)

Tuition Fee 
NT$ 38,340

Miscellaneous 
Fee 
NT$ 7,760

Total
NT$ 46,100

Housing NT$ 6,370~16,660
Textbooks (every semester) NT$ 5,000~10,000
Living expense (every month) NT$ 8,000~15,000

Tuition Information for Undergraduate Students of Fifth-year and Up 
(Effective from 2016-2017 Academic Year)
Taking 10 credits and more: Pay full tuition fee and miscellaneous fee.
Taking 0 – 9 credits: Pay credit fee and miscellaneous fee.

Notes:
1. The miscellaneous fee depends on number of credits taken in the semester.
   (Example: 5 credits = 50% of full amount miscellaneous fee)

2. Teacher education courses, double major or minor, will pay 70% of full amount miscellaneous fee.
3. Due to zero credit for PE course, taking PE courses will pay according to number of course hours. (Example: Two-hour PE course = 20% of full amount miscellaneous fee)

 

::Graduate::
Tuition

College of Science
College of Engineering

College of Life Sciences
College of Nuclear Science
College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Hsinchu Teachers College (Department of Special Education & Department of Physical Education & Graduate Institute of Mathematics and Science Education
)
College of Arts 
International Intercollegiate Ph.D. Program
Dual Master Program for Global Operation Management

NT$ 33,000

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Technology Management
Hsinchu Teacher College
International Intercollegiate MS Program (MA in Teaching Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language),

 
NT$ 26,300
Credit fee (per credit)
College of Science
College of Engineering
College of Life Sciences
College of Nuclear Science
College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Hsinchu Teachers College (Department of Special Education & Department of Physical Education), College of Arts

 
NT$ 2,100

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Technology Management
Hsinchu Teacher College

 
NT$ 2,100

International Intercollegiate MS Program
(MA in Teaching Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language)

 
NT$ 3,000

International Intercollegiate Ph.D. Program
 
NT$ 5,000

Dual Master Program for Global Operation Management
 
NT$ 8,000
Housing NT$ 10,170~27,800
Textbooks (every semester) NT$ 5,000~10,000
Living expense (every month) NT$ 8,000~15,000
*Graduate dorm includes triple room, double room, and single room, and the relevant fees are different with the different facilities and space. For more information, please contact Students Housing Office
NOTES   
The fees mentioned above are used for reference only.  
NTHU reserves the right to amend related fees.
 
US$ 1 = NT$ 30 as of April, 2018  

 

 
1. Am I eligible to apply as an international student?                                                                                                                                                    
Please refer to our Admission Instructions for International Students and Ministry of Education (MOE) Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan.
 
2. How do international students apply?                                                                                                                                                                                
Please refer to Online Application Procedure.
 
3. What documents are required for the application?                                                                                                                                                          
Please refer to our Admission instructions for International Students for required documents and program-specific requirements.
 
4. Do I need to send in hard copies of the applications to NTHU after online application is done?                                                                              
It is not necessary to send the hard copies of applications to NTHU.
 
5. Can I apply through email, fax or personal delivery?                                                                                                                                                       
No, We only accept applications through online.
 
 6. When are applications due?                                                                                                                                                                                               
Fall Semester Application Period: 
Undergraduate Admission: November 15 - February 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)
 
7. What programs offered for international students?                                                                                                                                                         
Please refer to our Admission Instructions for International Students for academic programs offered at NTHU.
 
8. Where can I get information about programs including curriculum, teaching format and graduation requirements, etc.?                                
Please refer to webpage of each department/institute. You may also contact the department/institute directly.
 
9. Can I apply for more than one program?                                                                                                                                                                           
Yes. One can apply more than one program at once but in case of two admissions are granted, students only can choose one program.
 
10. If I have not received my diploma by the application deadline, what should I do?                                                                                                   
 For applicants expecting to graduate in this semester, please submit an enrollment letter issued by their school showing their year of study.
 
11. Can applicants upload recommendation letters?                                                                                                                                                           
No, after filling out the information and name of referral, the system will automatically send an email to your referral to upload recommendation or fill out online recommendation.
 
12. What if the referral did not get the notice from Online Recommendation System?                                                                                                 
 If the referral did not receive the notification email, please inform the referral to check e email in the Spam mail box. If still can’t find it, please contact us.      
   
13. Do I have to submit financial proof?                                                                                            
Applicants must provide either the scholarship certificate (scholarship application is not considered) or the bank statement with minimum USD 4000. If the bank statement is not in the account of the applicant, please submit a sponsorship letter.
 
14. Do I have to submit Chinese or English Proficiency certificates?                                                                                                                                  
Please refer to Admission Instructions for International Students to see if the programs you are applying to require any language proficiency certificates.
 
15. Do my application materials need to be in a particular language?                                                                                                                              
If your application materials include any documents that are not in Chinese or English, you must provide us with an official English or Chinese translation in addition to the original documents.                                                          
 
16. Is there any application fee?                                                                                                                                                                                               
No application fees required.
 
 17. What English-taught courses are offered at NTHU?                                                                                                                                                     
For information about English-taught courses, please refer to curriculum webpage for the detailed information.
 
18. Can international students apply for scholarships?                                                                                                                                                        
International students can apply for the NTHU international student scholarships through the Center for Continuing Education. To learn more about scholarships please refer to webpage Scholarship Information.
 
19. What are the office hours?                                                                                                                                                                                                 
 8:30 AM–5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, Taiwan time.
 
20. If I have any further questions regarding admission application, whom to contact?                                                                                                
 If you have more questions, please feel free to contact us at hcchan@mx.nthu.edu.tw.

 
Fall 2019 Online Application for International Students (Undergradaute Program)
Applications for Fall 2019 (Undergraduates only) starts from November 15, 2018 to February 15, 2019. 
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If you have questions, please contact us at hcchan@mx.nthu.edu.tw