International Students Application-Departmental Requirements

Department of English
Enrollment Semesters2020 Fall
2021 Fall
Language of InstructionProgram taught in English (* Program with enough English courses to meet graduation requirements)
Admission Evaluation
  • Document Review
  • Interview: In-person / Video-conferencing interview will be arranged.
  • Weighted Score:
    Document Review: 60%
    Interview: 40%
Required Qualification
  • Priority Enrollment Order for Examinees with the Same Score:
    First Priority: Interview.
    Second Priority: Document Review.
Language Proficiency
  • Chinese Language Proficiency (Provide one of the following Chinese certificates):
    Test of Chinese as Foreign Language, TOCFL Level - 3
    Proof of at least two years of Chinese learning experience or grade report of TOCFL Level 3 equivalent or above (recommended but not required)

  • English Language Proficiency (Provide one of the following English score reports):
    TOEFL iBT -
    IELTS -
    TOEIC -
    or any other English Proficiency Certificate with a score equivalent to above items

    Not required for applicants 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".
  • Two recommendation letter(s): including one from a referee that can properly evaluate the applicant’s language proficiency
  • Study plan: Study plan in English
Examination Date and Location
  • The location and date for Interview of the 2020 Fall Semester will be announced on the website of the department from Friday, March 20, 2020 to Friday, March 27, 2020
  • The location and date for Interview of the 2021 Fall Semester will be announced on the website of the department from Friday, November 20, 2020 to Friday, November 27, 2020
  • Admitted students are not allowed to defer admission until the next academic year.
Department Information
IntroductionFounded in 1946, with the graduate institute following in 1956, we were one of the first foreign language graduate institutes in Taiwan. In 1999, the master and doctoral programs were officially divided into three: literary studies, linguistics, and English teaching.

Our academic performance has long been recognized, and the three journals we publish, Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, Concentric: Studies in Linguistics, and English Teaching and Learning, are listed as first-class journals in THCI by the Ministry of Science and Technology, and are included in a number of international journal indices, such as AHCI and Scopus.

We have many notable alumni, including four academicians in Academia Sinica, ambassadors and interpreters in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and many successful figures in the fields of finance and technology. Additionally, many of our alumni are heavily involved in charity work. However, no matter what field they strive in, what they learned in our department will remain a solid foundation.

Features of CurriculumOur bachelor’s degree program aims to cultivate competence in English and lay the basis for academic research and English teaching. In their freshman and sophomore years, students receive intensive education in the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Moving on to their junior and senior years, the courses focus on professional abilities. Also, the department places an emphasis on core courses such as literature, culture, linguistics, and teaching proficiency. This demonstrates the depth and width of our program.

As for literature and culture, in addition to standard courses such as Introduction to Literary Works, English Literature, and American Literature, we offer a number of diverse and cross-department elective courses to include Asian and comparative viewpoints. With these courses, we aim to cover the latest in literary and cultural issues.

In the field of linguistics, we don’t just offer essential courses like Introduction to Linguistics and Language Analysis, but also elective courses, such as Syntax, Phonology, Semantics, Language Discourse, and Pragmatics. This course design covers the relationships between language and culture, society, psychology, and gender, to more fully illuminate and understand the close connections between language studies and daily life.

As for English teaching courses, by combining the results of empirical research and field experience in classes, following current trends in foreign language learning, we offer students the opportunity to apply what they have learned about “micro-teaching” and “teaching internship” in junior high or high schools.

Our program not only further improves our students’ English abilities, forming a solid foundation for developing literary, cultural, linguistic and teaching research skills, but also enhances critical thinking skills. We encourage our students develop an international outlook to help them succeed and lead in different fields.

Minimum credits required for graduation: 128
62 (required by the department) + 13 (must selected by the department) + 25 (elective) + 10 (liberal arts) + 18 (general education) = 128 +6 (physical education)
Career ProspectsGraduates from our department have extensive choices. For further study, they attend graduate schools in Taiwan and abroad, and engage themselves in academic research or university teaching. Regarding employment, students regularly go on to establish careers in the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Additionally, many graduates become translators/interpreters, teachers in junior high, senior high or language schools, editors of teaching materials, administrative staff in schools, translators for documents or instruction manuals, advertising specialists, international trading specialists, or secretaries.
Contact InformationMs Mu-Han Wang / 886-2-7749-1802 /