International Students Application-Departmental Requirements

Graduate Institute of Performing Arts
Enrollment Semesters2020 Fall
2021 Spring
2021 Fall
2022 Spring
  • Theatre Arts
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Arts Marketing and Culture Industries
Language of InstructionProgram taught in Chinese
Admission Evaluation
  • Document Review
  • Weighted Score:
    Document Review: 100%
Required Qualification
Language Proficiency
  • Chinese Language Proficiency (Provide one of the following Chinese certificates):
    Test of Chinese as Foreign Language, TOCFL Level - 4

  • English Language Proficiency: Not 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
  • Two recommendation letter(s): Two or more recommendation letters
  • Autobiography
  • Curriculum vitae: Resume and study plan (specifying autobiography and motivation)
  • Audio-visual file: Applicants for Theatre Arts and Collaborative Piano tracks are required to submit a DVD format video recording of their performances (Provide web link)
NotesAdmitted students shall take the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (Level 4: Advanced on the reading comprehension exam), which is held by Steering Committee for the Test of Proficiency-Huayu before registration. Those who do not reach the proficiency level shall take Chinese language courses as required.
  • Admitted students are not allowed to defer admission until the next academic year.
Department Information
IntroductionFounded in August 2005, the Graduate Institute of Performing Arts has three sub-disciplines: theater performance, collaborative piano, arts marketing and industries.

The primary objective of the graduate institute and bachelor degree program is to provide high quality training for theater musicians, design artists, performing arts management administrators, collaborative pianists, and to establish the platform for cross-sectors collaboration in cultural creative Industries. With equal emphasis placed on theory and practice, this institute endeavors to provide fine-quality training for on-stage and backstage performing artists, hoping to catapult Taiwan’s performing arts to the world stage.

There are 8 full-time and 26 adjunct faculty members in our institute. Both faculty and students share the following common values to achieve the goals of the graduate institute:
Graduate Institute of Performing Arts
‧ G = generative
‧ I = ideal
‧ P = passionate
‧ A = active
Our graduate institute pays special attention to strengthening students' administrative and management skills, as well as professional knowledge regarding the production and performance of operas, musicals and plays. Equal attention is paid to the training of piano accompanists. Expert performing artists are recruited as faculty of the graduate institute and focus is equally divided between theory and practice.
Features of Curriculum
Career ProspectsThe alumni of GIPA mostly set their professional careers in 4 aspects:
‧Theater performance: Professional musical actor/actress, Director, Technical director, Choreographer, Composer, Script writer, Designer...
‧Collaborative piano: Collaborative pianist, Professional pianist…
‧Arts marketing and industries: Executive producer, Theatre manager, Arts administrator, Marketing director, Public relations practitioner, Curator…
‧Performing arts teacher
Contact InformationMs Hsiao-Wen Lin / 886-2-7749-5485 /