International Students Application-Departmental Requirements

Graduate Institute of Taiwan History
Enrollment Semesters2020 Fall
2021 Spring
2021 Fall
2022 Spring
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
    Not required for applicants whose native language is Chinese (self-statement needed).
    Not required for applicants whose previous degree is taught in Chinese (proof required).

  • 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
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research proposal
NotesProgram with Japanese taught courses.
  • Admitted students are allowed to defer admission until the next academic year.
Department Information
IntroductionDevelopment The Graduate Institute of Taiwan History (GITH) was founded on August 1st, 2004 in accordance with the Significant National Culture Policy. The faculty of the GITH includes five full-time professors and nine part-time professors. Associate Professor Su-Bing CHANG now serves as the Director. The research and teaching of the GITH emphasizes Regional Studies, Social and Cultural History, Paleo-History, and Economic History of Taiwan, etc. GITH hopes that these areas shall cultivate students' understanding of the dynamic and multidimensional development of Taiwan history. We also place a strong emphasis on the historical theory, literature, historical materials, as well the fieldwork. On September 9th, 2009, the GIGH signed the MOU with the Graduate School of Sociology, Chukyo University. Through joint efforts, we will continue to promote international collaboration.
Features of Curriculum● Graduation Requirements:
1.Complete 28 credits: 4 required courses, 24 elective courses.
2.Aside from a graduation thesis, students must take 28 course credits, and must obtain consent from the head of the graduate program if they wish to take 4 course credits outside the program (including interschool programs).
● Academic Requirements:
1.Attend an academic conference and publish one paper, or publish at least one article in an academic journal.
2.During the period of study, attend at least six national academic conferences and submit reports.
3.Students are responsible with assisting and attending all of the academic activities held by this program.
Career Prospects【Advanced studies】Students have the possibility to continue on with their study of Taiwanese history and cultural research at domestic research institutes or foreign programs.
【Employment opportunities】Student graduates have worked as secondary school teachers, research assistants, lecturers, administration staff, publishing editors, media practitioners, tourist guides, digital humanities professionals, cultural workers, chorography editors, etc.
Contact InformationMs Wei-Lun Hsieh / 886-2-7749-1478 /