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FAQs: General Information

1. How can I apply for studying at NTNU?
Foreigners who would like to study degree programs at NTNU may apply as “International Students” or “Overseas Chinese Students.” Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements as international students may submit applications directly to NTNU. Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements as overseas Chinese students may apply through the University Entrance Committee for Overseas Chinese Students (UECOCS) or through Recommendation by Overseas Senior High Schools. For short-term Chinese studies, please refer to below options:
  1. Apply for Exchange/Visiting student Program.  more information
  2. Enroll in Mandarin Training Center (MTC) for Chinese culture and language learning.  more information
  3. Sign up for short-term language classes or workshops from NTNU Extension School of Continuing Education.  more information
  4. (4) Overseas Chinese identity students can attend Division of Preparatory Programs for Overseas Chinese Students (NUPS) in order to improve their Chinese proficiency, lay foundation to their college studies and to adapt the college life beforehand.  more information
2. How do I know if I am an international student or overseas Chinese student (including students from Hong Kong or Macao)?
Eligibility for applying for NTNU degree programs for international students and overseas Chinese students is slightly different.

International students:Applicants must meet the MOE Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan. An individual of foreign nationality, who has never held nationality status from the Republic of China (“R.O.C.”) and who does not possess an overseas Chinese student status at the time of their application, is qualified to apply for admission under this regulation.

Overseas Chinese students:Applicants must meet the MOE Regulations Regarding Study and Counseling Assistance for Overseas Chinese Students in Taiwan. The term "Overseas Chinese Student” refers to those who were born overseas and resided there till the present time, or have stayed overseas for more than six consecutive years and have a permanent or long-term residence certificate.

Students from Hong Kong or Macao:Applicants must meet the MOE regulations regarding students from Hong Kong or Macao undertaking studies in Taiwan. An individual who has a permanent residence certificate issued by governments of Hong Kong or Macao and has resided in Hong Kong, Macao, or another foreign country for more than six consecutive years, is qualified to apply for undertaking studies in Taiwan.
3. If I meet the eligibility requirements for both international students and overseas Chinese students, which status should I use for application? Which status is better?
If you meet the requirements for both statuses, you may refer to separate Admission Prospectus to decide which student identity you would like to choose. The major differences would be:
  1. Tuition fee: tuition rates for Overseas Chinese Students are the same with the rates for Taiwanese Students, while tuition for international students are approximately two times than that of Overseas Chinese Students.
  2. Scholarship: scholarship for Overseas Chinese students are usually available after students are enrolled, while international students have to apply for scholarship prior their enrollment. For more information, please refer to the following two websites:
  3. Overseas Chinese Students     International Students
  4. Once you choose to apply as an “Overseas Chinese Student,” you will have to choose the channel of Overseas Chinese Student admission recruitment and are not allowed to shift as an international student.
4. How much are the tuition and living expenses if I am admitted into an undergraduate program at NTNU?
Studying at an undergraduate program
Overseas Chinese students: tuition per year (two semesters): NT$56,000, equivalent to US$1,900.
International students: tuition per year (two semesters): NT$112,000, equivalent to US$3,800.

Studying at a postgraduate program:
Overseas Chinese students: tuition per year (two semesters): NT$26,000, equivalent to US$860; Credit fee: NT$1,470 per academic credit, equivalent to US$49. (The credit fee depends on how many credits the student takes in that year.)
International students: tuition per year (two semesters): NT$114,000, equivalent to US$3,800 (for the first two academic years); NT$66,600, equivalent to US$2,220 (for the third academic year and above).

On-Campus Dormitory (Utilities not included): Around NT$12,600~NT$24,700 per year, equivalent to US$450~US$850.
Off Campus Dormitory (Individual rooms): Around NT$8,000~NT$16,000 per month, equivalent to US$300~US$600.
Living expenses: Around NT$9,000~NT$12,000 per month, equivalent to US$300~US$400.
(US$:NT$=1:30)
For the details of tuition & miscellaneous charges, please refer to  Tuition & Miscellaneous Charges
 

FAQs: International Student Application

1. How should international students apply for degree programs?
Application submission: Office of International Affairs, NTNU.
Application deadline: FALL semester: March 15; SPRING semester: October 31.
Online application
2. Can I apply for more than two programs?
Yes. Applicants have to fill out their personal information for more than two times and choose the programs they intend to apply for. The application system will generate separate application numbers for the applied programs. Applicants should send relevant documents in a separate application package by post to the Office of International Affairs.
3. Does NTNU provide any scholarships for international students? What are the eligibility requirements?
NTNU provides various types of scholarships funded by the school or external sources for international students. The time span of each scholarship may vary, and the amount of scholarships ranges from NT$6,000 to NT$30,000 per month, equivalent to US$200 to US$1,000.
More information on scholarships   more information
4. If I can’t speak Chinese fluently, does NTNU provide any short-term Chinese learning courses? How long should I learn Chinese before studying at NTNU?
The Mandarin Training Center (MTC) at NTNU is the largest and the most renowned Chinese language center in Taiwan. It provides Chinese learning courses for students at different levels and ages. Courses offered include seasonal program, short-term programs and online course. The duration of seasonal program is three months per term.
For more details, please visit the MTC website  MTC website

Regarding the terms of study, it may vary from person to person. Our suggestion is to read the criteria by each department listed in our Admission Prospectus thoroughly. In addition, you may consult with your Chinese instructor in order to determine the level of your Chinese proficiency.
 

FAQs: Overseas Chinese Student Application

1. How should Overseas Chinese students apply for degree programs?
Overseas Chinese students should apply through the University Entrance Committee for Overseas Chinese Students (UECOCS). Or students may apply through Admission through Recommendation by Overseas Senior High Schools. Each application channels are briefly introduced as follows:
  1. The UECOCS – Individual applications: recruitment of undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD students.
  2. The UECOCS –Joint admission placements for undergraduate programs.
    For more information, please visit the UECOCS website
  3. Student Admission with Recommendation from Overseas Senior High Schools: Undergraduate programs.
    Overseas Senior High Schools can recommend and coordinate suitable students to apply for admission. Only school is able to complete the online application process. The university will review the applications and assign to applicants’ department choices according to their order of preference.For more information, please visit the website  Application System
2. Does NTNU provide any scholarships for overseas Chinese students? What are the eligibility requirements?
NTNU provides various types of scholarships funded by the school or external sources for overseas Chinese students. The time span of each scholarship may vary, and the amount of scholarships may be up to NT$ 150,000.   More information on scholarships
3. If I want to be admitted to a degree program at NTNU as an overseas Chinese student, do I have to study at the Division of Preparatory Programs for Overseas Chinese Students first? How should I apply for it?
It is not compulsory to study at the Division of Preparatory Programs for Overseas Chinese Students at NTNU (abbreviated below to “NTNU Division of Preparatory Programs for Overseas Chinese Students”). Overseas Chinese students who wish to study at NTNU may submit individual applications to the University Entrance Committee for Overseas Chinese Students (UECOCS) or participate in joint admission placements conducted by the UECOCS. If overseas Chinese students fail to be assigned to NTNU, they may apply to the UECOCS for being re-assigned to the NTNU Division of Preparatory Programs for Overseas Chinese Students by September 10. After students complete one-year study of the preparatory programs, the NTNU Division of Preparatory Programs for Overseas Chinese Students will submit students’ final results from the program along with other application materials to the UECOCS, and the UECOCS will determine which university each overseas Chinese student will be assigned to.

Studying at the NTNU Division of Preparatory Programs for Overseas Chinese Students has many benefits. It can better prepare students for college-level schoolwork (the Division also offers evening remedial teaching course and Chinese improvement course which is partially taught in English), enhance students’ Chinese language abilities and help them adapt to college life earlier.

However, if you cannot speak Chinese at all or cannot communicate in Chinese fluently, we strongly suggest that you should directly apply for studying at the NTNU Division of Preparatory Programs for Overseas Chinese Students via the UECOCS. This will help you better cope with the academic work and campus life in the future.
For application brochures, deadlines, and procedures, please visit the UECOCS website  UECOCS
4. What programs are offered in the NTNU Division of Preparatory Programs for Overseas Chinese Students? How much is the tuition?
Please refer to the website of Division of Preparatory Programs for Overseas Chinese Students  NUPS
5. If I am a student from Macao who holds a Portuguese passport, should I apply for admission as an overseas Chinese student or international student?
Currently, students who are from Macao and also hold Portuguese passports may choose to apply for admissions as either overseas Chinese students or international students. Those who choose to apply as overseas Chinese students must meet the requirements stipulated in MOE regulations, and should apply through the University Entrance Committee for Overseas Chinese Students (UECOCS) or through Recommendation by Overseas Senior High Schools. Those who want to apply as international students may apply directly to NTNU. The main differences between the overseas Chinese student status and the international student status are tuition fees and rules of scholarships.
6. If I am an overseas Chinese student or a student from Hong Kong or Macao, can I take teacher education programs to attain education credits? Can I be a teacher after returning to my country of residence?
  1. After overseas Chinese students and students from Hong Kong or Macao are admitted to NTNU and surveyed on their interests in being teachers, those who are willing to be trainee teachers can register to take teacher education programs. Overseas Chinese students or students from Hong Kong or Macao enrolled in NTNU undergraduate or postgraduate programs are all welcome to take professional education courses here.
    Application period:
    Please submit the application for professional education courses to the teaching assistant of your department/graduate school every March and December.For more information, please visit the website of Office of Teacher Education and Careers
  2. Regarding whether overseas Chinese students or students from Hong Kong or Macao are qualified to be teachers in their country of residence after completing teacher education programs and attaining relevant credits at NTNU, please contact the authority in charge in the country of residence for further information.
 

FAQs: Student Affairs

1. How can I print out my transcript?
Information  For relevant matters, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs or visit
2. I need to buy flight tickets to return to my home country for winter/summer vacations, what are the University's vacation dates and semester dates?
Information  For relevant matters, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs or visit.
3. What should I do if I lose my student ID card?
Information  For relevant matters, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs or visit.
4. I am an international student. If I am awarded the MOE Taiwan Scholarship, the MOFA Taiwan Scholarship, or any scholarship from NTNU, will I still be able to apply for a work permit?
Yes. For details about work permit application, please visit:   Information
5. I am still not eligible to participate in Taiwan’s National Health Insurance program, but I have purchased the international student insurance policy that costs NT$3,000 for one semester via the Office of International Affairs. How do I file an insurance claim?
For out-patient and in-patient services, first pay all required fees, then file an insurance claim.
Be sure to include the following documents:
  1. Certificate of diagnosis
  2. All relevant hospital receipts
  3. Insurance claim application form
  4. Copy of the front cover of your post-office bank account book
The maximum reimbursement for out-patient service or emergency room service claim is NT$1000
  1. Maximum reimbursement per day of in-patient care is NT$1000.
  2. Maximum reimbursement for a single, continuous stay in the hospital is NT$120,000.