International Students Application-Departmental Requirements

Department of Music
Enrollment Semesters2020 Fall
2021 Fall
  • Musicology
  • Music Education
  • Performance-Piano
  • Performance-Voice
  • Performance-String
  • Performance-Wind
  • Conducting
  • Composition
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 - 3
    or any other Chinese Proficiency Certificate with a score equivalent to above items

  • 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".
  • Autobiography: Please state your personal experience in learning music and your future learning objectives in details.
  • Audio-visual file: 1. For applicant’s major in Piano, Voice, String or Wind, an audio-visual file of previous performance for at least 30 minutes is required for submission. The works of performance should be selected from three different musical periods and be played from memory.
    2. For applicant’s major in Conducting, an audio-visual file of previous performance in orchestral or choral conducting for at least 30 minutes is required for submission. A concert program brochure must be submitted.
    *Please upload the audio-visual file to YouTube or any cloud storage (such as Dropbox) and provide the web link.
  • Portfolio: For applicant’s major in Composition, three compositions with different instrumentation, ideally including an audio or video file, are required for submission. Please upload the file to YouTube or any cloud storage (such as Dropbox) and provide the web link.
  • Lesson Plan: For applicant’s major in Music Education, a lesson plan (including teaching rationale, teaching objectives and outlines) is required. The lesson plan should be written in Chinese or English limited to 2000 to 3000 words.
Notes1. The department may require the admitted students to take basic Chinese courses as prerequisites in addition to the basic requirement if the department sees fit according to the students’ competence in Chinese.
2. Students will not be allowed to switch majors after being admitted.
3. Applicants with a score below 80 will not be admitted.
4. If admitted, students with non-music major degrees will be required to take placement tests in Music Analysis and History of Chinese and Western Music. If any result of the test is dissatisfactory, the students will be required to take relevant courses.
  • Admitted students are not allowed to defer admission until the next academic year.
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