International Students Application-Departmental Requirements

Graduate Institute of Social Work
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

  • 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
  • Study plan: including motivation, research direction, future aspiration and self-evaluation of ability
  • Any document that might be supportive
Notes1. Any international students admitted to the Institute have to take the courses related to the Chinese language to facilitate their learning of professional subjects if necessary.
2. If the applicant's first degree is not in social work and if the applicant has not taken classes related to “social case work,” “social group work” and “human behavior and social environment,” the applicant will be required to take these classes at the undergraduate level with a minimum of 3 credits for each class to satisfy the graduation requirements. However, these classes are not included in graduation credits.
3. The credits of English-taught courses, which are offered by College of International Studies and Social Sciences, can be acknowledged as graduation credits in the M.A. program.
  • Admitted students are allowed to defer admission until the next academic year.
Department Information
Introduction1. Small class sizes, diverse student body and faculty, and rich academic resources.
2. Emphasizing practice experience with a flexible practice curriculum. One of the two practice curriculum can be substituted by an elective course when students’ working experiences meet the requirements.
3. Supporting oversea practicum with local supervision and online meeting with faculty in our program. (The students have been to Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Mongolia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and United States )
4. Providing exchange study opportunities at the Sister Schools. (The students have been to University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Oslo, and Beijing Normal University).
5. Making options available for master thesis: either a research thesis or a technical report.
Features of CurriculumStudents in the MSW program are required to complete 32 credit hours, comprising required courses and electives. The program has 4 required courses (15 credits), including (1) Advanced Quantitative Research Method for Social Work Studies, (2) Social Work Theory, (3) Field Practicum I & II, and (4) Advanced Social Statistics or Qualitative Research Method. Each student must select at least 2 elective courses from Practice Methods. This MSW degree requires completion of all courses taken, and a successful oral defense of thesis.
Career Prospects◆Students who meet the requirements of the Ministry of Examination in Taiwan are eligible to take Senior Social Worker Licensure of Higher Examination and Exclusive Social Worker Examination.
◆Pursue higher education (social work、social welfare、social science..etc.)
-Other graduate institutes in Taiwan
-Graduate institutes in other countries
-Government Employees
-Nonprofit Organizations
-Other areas, like Academic Research、Children & Youths、Women & Children、Gerontology
Contact InformationMs Ting-Ting Chuang / 886-2-7749-5531 /