International Students Application-Departmental Requirements

Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling
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 - 4
    Application without the required Chinese language proficiency certificate or scores above will not be accepted.
    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 (Provide one of the following English score reports):
    TOEFL iBT - 71
    IELTS - 5.5
    TOEIC - 750
    or any other English Proficiency Certificate with a score equivalent to above items
    Application without the required English language proficiency certificate or scores above will not be accepted.
    Not required for applicants from English-speaking countries (proof required).
    Not required for applicants whose previous degree is 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".
  • Autobiography
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Study plan
  • Admitted students are allowed to defer admission until the next academic year.
Department Information
IntroductionI. Educational goals
(1) To cultivate the general knowledge of the educational psychology and counseling personnel.
(2) To cultivate the professional knowledge of counseling and career planning teachers from secondary and high schools, respectively.
(3) To cultivate the academic research and practical application ability of counseling psychology.
(4) To cultivate the academic research and practical application ability of educational psychology.

II. Department characteristics
(1) Our department provides a wide range of applied psychology foundations and educational psychology and counseling courses, allowing students opportunities to explore their career development interests. Elective courses or minor programs are encouraged for students to promote their diverse development; internship courses and supervision are provided to enhance professional competitiveness.
(2) Numerous teachers have received outstanding performance awards from the National Science Council, special outstanding talent awards, and teaching excellence awards. In addition, the quality and quantity of research teaching services in various professional fields are outstanding. Moreover, the students actively publish research papers at local and foreign academic conferences, and have won numerous outstanding postgraduate and undergraduate thesis awards.
(3) Our department actively strengthens the teaching curriculum, invests in advanced research equipment, and conducts capstone research on educational and counseling psychology. The Journal of Educational Psychology—edited by our department—is listed in the databases of the Taiwan Social Sciences Citation Index, Airiti Library, and PsycINFO of the American Psychological Association.
(4) Our department establishes short-term lecturer–student exchanges, dual degree programs, and cooperation agreements with foreign countries such as the United States, Malaysia, and Japan; invites internationally renowned professors to give lectures in Taiwan; organizes domestic and international academic seminars and other activities to cultivate students’ international vision; and promotes international academic exchanges.
(5) Our department respects students’ opinions and lecturer–student relationships are harmonious. Through the service learning course, joint efforts of students in kindergartens as well as secondary school students in adjacent school districts are promoted to cultivate students’ attitudes on social care.
Features of CurriculumStudents’ core competencies courses:
1. Knowledge or cognitive level
(1) Possess basic knowledge of human behavior and psychology
(2) Possess core knowledge on the curriculum
(3) Possess relevant counseling knowledge
2. Functional orientation
(1) Possess practical skills in the curriculum
(2) Possess a practical ability to provide counseling
(3) Possess psychological research ability (a professional ability index of graduate students)
3. Personal traits
(1) Possess Global vision and diverse thinking
(2) Able to respect individual differences
(3) Possess the qualities of a counselor
4. Value or ethics
(1) Possess professional ethics
(2) Possess the spirit of humanistic care
Career ProspectsThere are many job opportunities for students after graduation:
1.School guidance: Finding employment is available in junior high schools and senior high schools. To assist the students in adapting school lives and making career choices are the main issues.
2.Guidance in Social service institution: Increasing number of opportunity are available for therapeutic workers. Counseling and supervising work are required in a lot of the social service institution, such as the Vocational Rehabilitation institution, Volunteer Service institution and children farewell institution and etc.
3.Supervising work in the industrial and commercial sectors: The demand for Personnel Administrators who plan and supervise community facilities in the industrial and commercial sectors is stronger and stronger. In addition, there are increasing numbers of job opportunity available for areas in marketing research, policy-making, advertising and vocational guidance .
Contact InformationMs Clare Tu / 886-2-7749-3758 /