International Students Application-Departmental Requirements

Department of Design
Enrollment Semesters2020 Fall
2021 Fall
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 - 2
    Application without the required Chinese language proficiency certificate or scores above will not be accepted.

  • 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
  • Language proficiency certificate: Please refer to the "Language proficiency".
  • Two recommendation letter(s)
  • Autobiography
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Study plan
  • Portfolio
  • Research proposal
  • Any document that might be supportive
NotesAdmitted students will need to achieve the Chinese proficiency level specified by the department to qualify for graduation.
  • Admitted students are not allowed to defer admission until the next academic year.
Department Information
IntroductionDepartment of Design aims at inspiring innovative thinking and cultivating talents of design. In addition to focusing on transmission of professional knowledge and skills, our department educates students to develop collaborative design ability in multi-disciplines as well. Department of Design emphasizes interdisciplinary learning and encourages active participation in related fields. In addition, the department actively holds academic forums, workshops, seminars and international exchange activities to improve aesthetic sense, develop sensitivities of art as well as broaden the horizon.
Features of CurriculumThe courses are separated into "Visual and Media Design" and "Product and Service Design", which provides students to learn about advanced specialties. The curriculum is designed to focus on design thinking of interdisciplinary collaboration, and to provide learning environment for students with different design expertise. The department provides a variety of professional projects from Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Science and Technology and industrial circles for students to carry out a plan and design practical training.
Career ProspectsContinuing Education: To study domestically or overseas, such as visual communication, product and interior design, cultural and creative and digital media, and etc.
Career: To engage in industries, for example, being advertising designers, product designers, and interior designers. In addition, they serve as a cultural and creative staff in public administration or educationalist in educational circles.
Contact InformationMs Pi-Hua Yeh / 886-2-7749-3092 /