International Students Application-Departmental Requirements

Department of Human Development and Family Studies
DegreeDoctorate
Enrollment Semesters2020 Fall
2021 Spring
2021 Fall
2022 Spring
Division
  • Program of Family Life Education
  • Program of Early Childhood Development & Education
Language of InstructionProgram taught in English (* Program with enough English courses to meet graduation requirements)
Admission Evaluation
  • Document Review
  • Interview
  • Weighted Score:
    Document Review: 40%
    Interview: 60%
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
    or any other Chinese Proficiency Certificate with a score equivalent to above items
    It is recommended to submit the relevant Chinese proficiency certificate, but this is not required.
    Not required for applicants whose native language is Chinese (self-statement needed).

  • English Language Proficiency (Provide one of the following English score reports):
    TOEFL iBT -
    GRE(Applicants for Family Life Education do not need GRE score report)
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 that can properly evaluate the applicant’s command of the English language
  • Autobiography
  • Master’s thesis: or equivalent academic publications. If written in languages is other than English, an English abstract should be submitted along with the thesis.
  • Academic publications: Other publications within the past 5 years. If written in languages is other than English, an English abstract should be submitted along with the publications.
  • Research proposal
  • Any document that might be supportive
Notes
Examination Date and Location
  • Interview of the 2020 Fall Semester will be held on at (Main Campus I). Detailed timeline will be announced on the department website on Friday, March 20, 2020. No other notifications will be sent.
  • Interview of the 2021 Spring Semester will be held on at (Main Campus I). Detailed timeline will be announced on the department website on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. No other notifications will be sent.
  • Interview of the 2021 Fall Semester will be held on at (Main Campus I). Detailed timeline will be announced on the department website on Friday, November 20, 2020. No other notifications will be sent.
  • Interview of the 2022 Spring Semester will be held on at (Main Campus I). Detailed timeline will be announced on the department website on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. No other notifications will be sent.
Remarks
  • Admitted students are allowed to defer admission until the next academic year.
Department Information
Websitehttp://www.hdfs.ntnu.edu.tw/
IntroductionThe focus of our department is to explore the quality of human life in life course perspective. Professional domains include 1)Family Life Education & 2)Early Childhood Development and Education. In an effort to meet urgent societal development needs, our department offers three career tracks for each professional domain: teaching, research, and extension & management.
Features of CurriculumThe Doctoral Program requires the completion of a minimum of 30 credits and a thesis to graduate.
Career ProspectsFamily Life Education Program
1.Teaching Fellows in Higher Education of Family Life Education
2.Research & Development Specialists of Family Life Education and Home Economics Extension in Government and Nongovernment Organizations
3.Research & Development Specialists in Professional Family Life Education Organizations
4.Research & Development Specialists in Family Life Education Communication
5.Research & Development Specialists in Family Related Industries
Early Childhood Development and Education Program
1. Research and Teaching Fellows in Higher Education in Areas of Early Childhood Development and Education
2. Guidance Providers in Areas of Early Childhood Development/Parenting Education/Family Life Education
3. Specialists in Research and Design in Areas of Early Childhood Development and Education
4. Communication Specialists in Early Childhood Development and Education
5. Specialists in Research, Design and Teaching in Early Childhood and Family Industries
Contact InformationMs Eileen Lin / 886-2-7749-1416 / eileenlin@ntnu.edu.tw