International Students Application-Departmental Requirements

Graduate Institute of Mass Communication
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 - 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).

  • 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): at least one of them is from a Mandarin language teacher or a referee who can evaluate your Mandarin and English language proficiency
  • Autobiography: An autobiography in Chinese or English
  • Audio-visual file: A 6 minute video recording: the recording should introduce who you are and specify your research proposal and interests. All recordings should be conducted in Mandarin (please upload your recording to YouTube, Google Drive or Dropbox and fill out website address)
  • Research proposal: A research proposal in Chinese or English
  • Any document that might be supportive: e.g. project reports, academic honors or awards
NotesStudents who have never taken any courses related to the “News Gathering and Writing” are required to take “Studies in News Gathering and Writing” in their studies with our program. However, credits earned from this course will not be counted in the core requirements of the program.
  • Admitted students are not allowed to defer admission until the next academic year.
Department Information
Introduction● The Graduate Institute of Mass Communication at NTNU was established in 1997 and is a well-known program in the field of communication in Taiwan.
● The institution strives to cultivate communication talent whose skills can meet the needs of this era and master current trends. Our objective is to cultivate contemporary elites with technical skills and up-to-date communication analysis decision-making capabilities.
● Our faculty is young and dynamic with expertise that covers the fields of information communication, digital content production and media management, interactive advertisement and marketing, popular culture, Internet culture, media literacy, and journalism among others.
Features of Curriculum● Graduation requirement: 34 credits
● Required courses: Communication and Information Theories, Research Methods, Applied Statistics for Communication Studies, The Social and Cultural Foundation of Communication, Seminar in Communication (I), Seminar in Communication (II)
● Feature of the Curriculum: “New Communication Technology and Digital Content”, “Social, Political, Economic, and Cultural Studies of New Media”, “Basic Communication Skills”
Career Prospects● Academic Pursuit:
A Ph.D. degree in journalism and communication, information communication, public relations, advertising, creative media, new media, communication management, cultural and creative industries, cultural studies, or other relevant disciplines.
● Employment:
Students graduating with a master’s degree may pursue a career in a variety of fields, such as news, public relations, advertising, music, TV, film, cultural and creative industries, Internet and social media, telecommunication, or education.
Contact InformationMs Yu-Ling Jian / 886-2-7749-5418 /