International Students Application-Departmental Requirements

Graduate Institute of Art History
DegreeMaster’s
Enrollment Semesters2020 Fall
2021 Spring
2021 Fall
2022 Spring
Division
  • Eastern Art History (EAH)
  • Western Art History (WAH)
Language of Instruction
  • Division of Eastern Art History (EAH): Program taught in Chinese
  • Division of Western Art History (WAH): Program taught in English
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
    EAH: The undergraduate degree program in Chinses or higher for one year or longer, please attached the copy of the diploma.
    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 - 7
    IELTS - 5.5
    TOEIC - 750
    WAH: TOFEL CBT 197 or higher, GEPT high-intermediate or higher, Undergraduate degree program in English or higher for one year or longer.
    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".
  • Two recommendation letter(s): for the EAH: The recommendation letters may also be in English or Japanese
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research proposal: Statement of intent for application, including research plan and description of courses already taken
  • Any document that might be supportive: for the EAH: Documents can be in Chinese, English or Japanese
NotesWAH:
1. Based on the applicant's level of expertise, the GIAH reserves the right to decide whether the applicant will need to take other relevant courses after being admitted.
2. A few necessary courses for WAH might be given in Chinese.

EAH:
1. Based on the applicant's level of expertise, the GIAH reserves the right to decide whether the applicant will need to take other relevant courses after being admitted.
2. Some necessary courses for EAH might be given in English.
3. Admitted students of EAH shall take the TOCFL Level 4 or higher for Chinese proficiency. Those who do not reach the proficiency level shall take Chinese language courses as required.
Remarks
  • Admitted students are allowed to defer admission until the next academic year.
Department Information
Websitehttp://arthistory.ntnu.edu.tw/
IntroductionThe Graduate Institute of Art History (GIAH) was founded in 2008. It is unique in Taiwan in offering Eastern and Western Art History Programs, and is one of the few places in Asia where it is possible to study Western art history in depth and broadly—from medieval manuscripts to Hollywood cinema. Our students undertake a Master of Arts degree by coursework and thesis, in either our Eastern Art History Program—taught for the most part in Mandarin—or our Western Art History Program—taught for the most part in English. However, the programs are linked, to provide cross-fertilization in understandings of Western and Eastern art and architecture.
Features of CurriculumStudents must pass at least ten courses (30 credits), both required and specialization courses. The required courses provide the foundational skills for interpreting visual art and documentary sources. Our specialization courses cover a wide array of art forms and contexts, and are updated regularly. These allow you to study in-depth those aspects of Art History that most interest you or are most relevant for your career plans. It is a feature of our degree that in the Eastern Art History Program you study at least one course in the Western Art History Program, and vice-versa.

Finally, you will write a master’s thesis under the supervision of a professor. The thesis is an opportunity for you to develop your independent research skills, to produce new knowledge on a topic of significance in your chosen field, to resolve longstanding historical problems, or address new and emerging issues.

Second language learning is also a feature of the course, whether you choose French, Italian, or German in the Western Art History Program, or Japanese, or another Asian language, in the Eastern Art History Program. This will prepare you to conduct art historical research in another language.

Our classroom based teaching and learning is enhanced by visits to museums and galleries, as well as examples of Chinese, colonial, and contemporary architecture around Taiwan. Every year we also organize international study trips to countries such as Japan, China, Italy, Germany, Belgium, and Spain.

We collaborate with art history programs of universities in Taiwan and other countries. National and international students’ symposiums are organized every year. Students present papers on topics related to their coursework or theses, gaining feedback from international professors and experience in academic presentations. With our Japanese partners, we also regularly arrange joint courses and workshops in Taiwan and Japan.
Career ProspectsOur graduates find employment in museums, commercial galleries, auction houses, publishing, the media, education, public service, and cultural policy. The Master’s degree also qualifies graduates to apply for a doctoral program in art history. We can assist you to arrange internships in museums and cultural institutions of Taiwan and overseas.
Contact InformationMs Stefanie Chen / 886-2-7749-5605 / hoart@ntnu.edu.tw