FAQ: Things that International Students Should Know
1.Where is NTNU?

AG NTNU has three campuses, which are the main campus, Gongguan campus and Linkou campus. The main campus and Gongguan campus are located in downtown Taipei, whereas the Linkou Campus is located outside of Taipei City. The main campus is close to the Guting MRT station on the Xindian Line, and the Gongguan campus is between Gongguan station and Wanlong station on the Xindian Line. Addresses and phone numbers of the three campuses are as follows.
Main campus:
ADD: No.162, Sec.1, Heping East Road , Taipei 10610 , Taiwan (ROC)
TEL: +886-2-7734-1111

Gongguan Campus
ADD: No.88, Sec. 4, Tingzhou Rd., Wenshan Dist., Taipei City 10677, Taiwan(ROC)
TEL: +886-2-7734-6666

Linkou Campus
ADD: No.2, Sec. 1, Ren-ai Rd., Linkou Township, Taipei County 244, Taiwan(ROC)
TEL: +886-2-7714-8888

¨For more information on transportation to each campus, please see the webpage About NTNU-Transportation

2.What are the defining characteristics of NTNU?

AG NTNU has always prided itself in being considered the major hub for training Taiwan・s primary educators, especially in the humanities, arts, and physical education. NTNU is currently transforming itself into a more diversified and international institution. There are ten academic colleges, including the College of Education , College of Liberal Arts, College of Science, College of Arts, College of Music, College of Technology, College of Sports and Recreation, College of International Studies and Education for Overseas Chinese, College of Management, and College of Social Sciences. Moreover, the Mandarin Training Center, established in 1956, is the largest and most well-known language center in Taiwan for training non-native speakers of Mandarin, boasting a proud and long history.

3.How do you define :international student;?

AGAn international student is defined as follows: Any applicant who is not a citizen of the Republic of China as defined in Article 2 of the Nationality Act, is not a citizen of Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and does not have the status of overseas Chinese.
NoteGiArticle Two of the Nationality Actj
According to Article Two of the Nationality Act, a person who fits one of the following descriptions is considered as being a national of the Republic of China:

(1) Anyone who was born to a father or mother that was a citizen of the Republic of China at the time of the birth. i¨j

(2) Anyone born after the death of their father or mother, if the deceased parent was a citizen of the Republic of China at the time of death. i¨j

(3) Anyone born in the territory of the Republic of China and whose parents are either both unknown or are stateless.

(4) Any naturalized citizen.

i¨jAn individual born on or before February 9th, 1980 needs only consider the nationality of their father.

4.How many semesters are there per academic year at NTNU?

AG There are two academic semesters per academic year, each lasting approximately 16 weeks. The fall semester begins in mid-September and runs through mid-January. Winter break is from mid-January to mid-February. The spring semester begins in mid-February and runs through mid-June. Summer break is from mid-June to mid-September.

5.When do classes begin each semester?

AG The first semester begins in mid-September. The second semester begins in mid-February.

6.Does every department at NTNU accept international students?

AG Not every department accepts international students, but there are currently 49 departments and graduate institutes which do. Please see Application to Academic/Degree Programs.

7.Do I need to speak :perfect; Chinese to be admitted to NTNU?

AG Not necessarily, but please refer to the language requirements for each department or graduate institute. You are, however, advised to have adequate command of the language in order to handle your academic work.

8.Does NTNU offer Chinese language courses?

AG NTNU provides Chinese Courses (from basic, intermediate to advanced levels) and One on One Tutoring for International Students to take as optional courses. In addition, the Mandarin Training Center also offers non-credit, culture and language-related courses at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Please refer to the Mandarin Training Centerwebsite for further details.

9.How do I apply for an academic degree program?
10.How do I apply for language courses offered at the Mandarin Training Center?

AG The Mandarin Training Center offers four terms per year, each lasting three months, plus a summer session. For application procedures and deadlines, please go to the following website: http://www.mtc.ntnu.edu.tw/index.html

11.How much are the tuition and living expenses if I am admitted into an academic degree program?

Tuition: Undergraduate tuition is between NT$47,180-55,200 (~US$1,474-1,725) per semester. Graduate tuition is between NT$50,726-56,264 (US$1,571-1,758) per semester.
Food: Approximately NT$ 6,000 ~ 8,000 (US$ 200 ~ 270) per month.
Housing: Dormitory rooms on-campus range between NT$ 650 ~ 1,800 (US$ 20 ~ 60) per month. The average monthly cost to rent a single room off-campus is NT$ 6,000 ~ 10,000 (US$ 190 ~ 325), not including utilities.
Living expenses: The average cost per month is roughly NT$6000 ~ 8000 @(US$200 ~ 270), including insurance, books, supplies, transportation and utilities.

12.Does NTNU provide housing for international students?

AG International students can apply to live in NTNU dormitories. New students are given priority of application. Generally speaking, undergraduates will have no problems getting into the dorms. Graduate students, however, are advised to apply early.

For more information, please visit:
On-campus Housing
Division of Student Housing Affairs, the Office of Student Affairs

13.Are there scholarships available to international students?

AG Yes. In order to reward excellent and deserving students, NTNU has established two types of scholarships for international students.

1. The NTNU First-Year International Student Scholarship:

Applicants must complete an application form to apply for the scholarship and send it in along with any other application materials to university admissions.
Graduate students: NT$15, 000 per month.
Undergraduate students: NT$10, 000 per month.
Tuition Waivers
Undergraduate students: Credit hour tuition is waived, but basic tuition must still be paid.
Graduate students: Basic tuition is waived, but credit hour tuition must still be paid.

2. NTNU Scholarship for International Students:
The amount awarded is NT$10, 000 per person per month.
For more details, please see belowG
Guidelines for :NTNU Scholarship for International Students;
Division of International Student Affairs, Office of International Affairs.

14.Can international students work part-time in Taiwan?

AGYes, but the Taiwanese government requires all foreign nationals to obtain a work permit. It is illegal to work without a work permit. International students who meet the following terms may apply for a work permit:

Conditions that may applyG
Financial difficulties, inter-school research, off-campus internships, or a job that would contribute to technical expertise in Taiwan.

Work to be doneGRelated to language or one・s area of academic expertise.

Required duration of stay in TaiwanG
Having completed two semesters at a university/ technical college, or a full academic year at a language-training center.