International Students Application-Departmental Requirements

Graduate Institute of European Cultures and Tourism
Enrollment Semesters2020 Fall
2021 Fall
Language of InstructionProgram taught in English (* Program with enough English courses to meet graduation requirements)
Admission Evaluation
  • Document Review
  • Weighted Score:
    Document Review: 100%
Required Qualification
Language Proficiency
  • Chinese Language Proficiency: Not Required
  • English Language Proficiency (Provide one of the following English score reports):
    TOEFL iBT - 92
    IELTS - 5.5
    TOEIC - 750
    or any other English Proficiency Certificate with a score equivalent to above items
    Not required for applicants from English-speaking countries (proof required).
Application Documents
  • Signed application form
    ※Please print out, sign the application forms, scan and upload it to the system.
  • Two-inch passport photo
  • Receipt or proof of application fee or a U.S. dollar wire transfer
  • Passport/Identification and R.O.C. Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) for those holding one
    ※If the applicant is of foreign nationality as specified in Article 2 under the MOE Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan and possesses (or has possessed) nationality status from the Republic of China (R.O.C.), additional proof is required, such as entry and departure records for the past 6 years, a declaration form stating that they do not hold a R.O.C. household registration, Certificate of Nationality Renouncement of Republic of China or other proof of documents.
  • An official financial statement
    ※a minimum of NTD 100,000 (or USD 3,000) is required. Please select one of the following ways of submission:
    (1)An official financial statement issued within the past three months from a financial institution.
    (2)If the financial statement provided is not under the name of the applicant, please submit (a) the sponsor’s financial statement (b) a financial guarantee from the sponsor
    (3)The proof showing the applicant have been awarded full scholarship.
  • Diploma of the highest academic degree
  • One translated copy of the applicant’s highest diploma in English or Chinese
  • One translated copy of the applicant’s complete transcripts (for ALL years of study) in English or Chinese
  • ※Eligible applicants who graduate at the same year as the admission to National Taiwan Normal University must submit transcripts for each academic semester and the ‘Deposition of Admission Documents for National Taiwan Normal University International Applicants’, and are not required to submit the diploma during application. The diploma and transcripts for each academic semester must be submitted upon registration (Diplomas or degree certificates from China are required to have the documents notarized by relevant authorities.); otherwise, the applicants admitted to NTNU will have their admission revoked.

    ※Applicants applying with diplomas or degree certificates from China are required to have the documents notarized by relevant authorities. If authentication cannot be completed by the application deadline, please submit degree certificate, complete transcript and a signed Deposition of Admission Documents.

    ※Admitted students must submit the original ones for review to the Office of International Affairs on the day of enrollment.

    ※NTNU holds the right to request applicants to have their degree certificate or diploma authenticated by the ROC diplomatic missions should NTNU find any problem in the applicants’ documents.

Departmental Requirements
  • Language proficiency certificate: Please refer to the "Language proficiency".
  • Two recommendation letter(s): Two recommendation letters in English
  • Curriculum vitae: Resume in English, including autobiography and experiences.
  • Study plan: Study plan in English, including a 5-page research proposal.
  • Audio-visual file: A 5-minute mp4 file of self-introduction and study plan.
  • Any document that might be supportive
NotesThe institute may require admitted students to take basic Chinese courses as prerequisites in addition to the basic requirement if necessary.
  • Admitted students are not allowed to defer admission until the next academic year.
Department Information
Introduction“Based in Taiwan, with expertise in Europe and the world in view," the Graduate Institute of European Cultures and Tourism (GIECT) at NTNU, founded in 2007, is a place where researchers undertake diverse Europe-related research, and where students are trained into tourism talent of international vision and multicultural cultivation.
Features of Curriculum●Required Courses
History of European Cultures
Basic Latin
Research Methodology

●Selective Courses--European Cultures Track
Food Culture in Europe
Performing Arts in Europe
European Literature
European Festival
Cultural Policies in Europe
Conceptualizing Culture in European Context
European Cultural Creativity
Intermediate Latin
Contemporary Europe
Matters of Identity--Europe and Its Others
European Art, Culture and Gender

●Selective Courses--Cultural Tourism Track
Cultural Tourism
Cultural Studies and Tourism
Tourism Studies
Cultural Heritage and Tourism in Europe
Media and Tourism
Travel Writing
Fashion and Consumer Culture
Museum and Cultural Display
Cultural Tourism Management
European Film and Travel
Tourism and Social Change

●Selective Courses--Regional Culture and Tourism Track
Field trip of European Cultures and Tourism
French Cultures and Tourism
German Cultures and Tourism
Italian Cultures and Tourism
Iberia Cultures and Tourism
British & Irish Cultures and Tourism
Central European Cultures and Tourism
Eastern European Cultures and Tourism
Scandinavian Cultures and Tourism
Career ProspectsUpon graduation, our alumni generally follow a career in either culture-related institutions (museums, government offices, cultural foundations, art magazines, etc.) or tourism-related companies (travel agencies, the hotel industry, aviation companies).
Contact InformationMs Linda Hsieh / 886-2-7749-3955 /