National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) was established in Taiwan in 1958. After undergoing 60 years of development and refinement, it boasts outstanding research performance in the fields of information and communications, science, engineering, biotechnology and management. At present, the total number of students stands at more than 14,000. There are 11 colleges, including College of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Computer Science, College of Science, College of Engineering, College of Biological Science and Technology, College of Photonics, International College of Semiconductor Technology, College of Management, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Hakka Studies, and School of Law.
Please refer to "Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan" released by the Ministry of Education (MOE): https://law.moj.gov.tw/ENG/LawClass/LawAll.aspx?pcode=D0030001
1. Application Form Fill out the online application form, print and sign it.
2. Study plan The study plan can be written in English or Chinese. Basic content shall include motivation of application, education/ research Background, and prospective study at NCTU.
3. Official degree certificate Graduating student should submit a certificate and the statement of the date you can get the official graduation certificate issued by the school/university for the forth-coming graduation.
4. Full official transcript (with the grading system, GPA and the ranking in class) If you have attended more than one institution, separate official transcripts should be submitted by each institution.
Note: (1) Required degree certificate and transcript: Bachelor’s degree applicants: High school (or above) degree certificate and transcript Master’s degree applicants: Bachelor’s (or above) degree certificate and transcript Ph.D. applicants: Master’s (or above) degree certificate and transcript (
2) The official degree certificate and transcript must be translated into either English or Chinese when the original one is not issued in either language.
(3) Once the applicant is offered admission, all official academic documents and their translations should be notarized by the R.O.C. (Taiwan) Embassy or R.O.C. (Taiwan) Representative Office in or near the country where the documents are issued. Please refer to the following website for the notarization offices: http://www.mofa.gov.tw/en
5. Two letters of recommendation The letters of recommendation must be written by the applicant’s teachers/advisors/employers (who are able to evaluate your academic performance and research potential) in either English or Chinese. If recommenders select online mode and submit letter through online system, then no hard-copy is required. Alternatively, recommenders can choose to “send the recommendation letter by post” and submit in sealed and signed envelopes by post to our office.
6. Proof of nationality - Passport - If the applicant does not have the passport, the national ID or related identity certificate should be submitted.
7. Confidential financial statement (No need to submit at the time of application; however, the admitted students should submit the financial statement on the registration day) The applicant must show documented evidence that sufficient funds to cover all tuition, fees and living expenses are available for the first year of their studies at NCTU, by one of the following means:
- A photocopy of scholarship award notification, or
- An official bank statement is required and should be issued in English/Chinese (dated within the last 3 months) in the amount of USD 6,000 (NTD 200,000) or more. In the case the bank statement is not issued in the name of the applicant, a signed declaration must be provided from the sponsor. In the declaration it should clearly state the sponsor’s relationship with the applicant and commitment to cover the applicant’s all expenses in Taiwan.
8. Proof of English proficiency One photocopy of the test score is required. The minimum requirements (or equivalent) are TOEFL PBT 500 / CBT 173 / iBT 73 or IELTS 5.5 unless specified otherwise by some departments/institutes. Note: Not required for applicants from or whose previous degree is from English-speaking countries: United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia.
9. Proof of Chinese proficiency This document is required for undergraduate programs; for graduate program, it is subject to each institute’s admission regulation. Chinese proficiency may be evaluated by letters written by Chinese instructors, certificates, or photocopy of test score. TOCFL (Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language) test result is preferred. http://www.sc-top.org.tw/english/committee.php
10. Proof of work experiences (if applicable) It is required for application to the GMBA program.
11. Proof of renouncement of nationality of the Republic of China (if applicable) The document should be issued by the Ministry of Interior for more than 8 years to the registration date of intended term of entry.
12. Other documents Documents such as GMAT/GRE scores or proof of work experience may be required by specific department/institute. For specific requirements, please visit the website of individual department/institute.
Note: 1. For application to the College of Management, a valid GMAT result is required. (Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)) http://www.mba.com/mba/thegmat
2. For Ph.D. degree applicants, please upload the thesis of master's degree or the outline of thesis of master's degree and other publications.
|Intake||Application Deadlines||Course Begins||Announcement|
|Spring Semester||Aug 10 - Sep 30||Mid-February||Mid-November|
|Fall Semester||Dec 20 - Mar 05||Mid-September||Mid-May|
1. Make sure you are qualified to apply as an international student.
2. Check whether the department/institute for which you intend to apply accept international students.
3. Fill out the application form online, upload and submit all required forms.
4. Check whether you need to submit additional documents for the department/institute to which you intend to apply.
5. Prepare all required documents accordingly and confirm all required signatures.
6. Upload to our online application system by the specified deadline. Late submission and incomplete application will not be processed.
If you are applying for more than one program, you should list the programs according to your preference and priority; if you are accepted to more than one program, we will only issue the admission offer from the program of your highest preference.
No application documents will be returned, whether the applicant is admitted or not. It is the applicants’ responsibility should the admission result be affected by not submitting the required documents as specified.
Admission to NCTU does not guarantee the issuance of a VISA for Taiwan, Republic of China (ROC). Applicants for Fall intake should choose to apply for either Early Action batch or Regular Action batch and cannot apply for both application batches.