Visiting Scholars Program

Visiting Scholars Program

Visitoring scholars are individuals who possess a Ph.D.and whose primary purpose for residence on NTU campus is to conduct research and / or lectures. The applicant shall not possess a student identity when applying for the program. The length of stay for a visiting scholar is normally at least one month and not more than one year. Visiting scholar positions are not compensated. Please refer to our Visiting Scholars' Services and Fee Paying Policy for more information.

A visiting scholar program is a fee-charge program

Since August 2014, every visiting scholar must be enrolled in the Visiting Scholars’ Program. It incurs a university fee based on the duration of your stay:

Identity University fee
Exchange scholar In accordance with the exchange scholar agreement
Non-exchange scholar
  • 1-14 days : TWD 6,000
  • 15-30 days : TWD 10,000
  • 31-90 days : TWD 15,000元
  • 91-180 days : TWD 26,000元
  • 181 - one year : TWD 46,000元

All visiting scholars are required to pay a one-time non-refundable university fee 30 days prior to their visit.

* Please note that visiting scholars are also responsible for their own insurance, parking license, transportation from airport. We will also incure a payment of 150 NTD for reissuing your NTU ID

Since we are still working on our online application and paying system, please send in your application via email 30 days in advance. Once you have arrived in Taiwan, please come to our office to obtain the payment sheet. We will assist you to complete your payment. Please note that our University Cashier only accepts cash, we apologize for any inconveniences.

Visiting scholars are granted a variety of privileges, including access to your department building, the University’s Libraries, and gym. For more information please visit the International Visiting Scholar Benefits & Privileges.

International visiting scholar status does not guarantee assignment of an office or workspace. These must be negotiated with the host department or research institute.

Want to become a visiting scholar?

All visiting scholars must have a NTU host ( i.e., faculty member, Dean, Director, Department, Research institute ). First check our list of colleges and departments and find a match with your area of interest; then simply contact them. Once a prospective visitor and host have agreed on a period of appointment, the host or his/her representative will send you a formal invitation letter. To fully enroll yourself in the program, please apply via our online application system. ( please download our Visiting Scholars Program form and email you application to intlscholar@ntu.edu.tw )

Applicaiton Procedure

If you have any further questions or inquiries regarding our International Visiting Scholars' Program, please feel free to send us an email at intlscholar@ntu.edu.tw.

Types of Scholar Programs

Visiting Scholars Program
Visiting Scholars are individuals who possess a Ph.D. or its equivalent, and whose primary purpose for residence on NTU campus is to conduct research and/or lecture. Visiting scholars should already have a NTU host and an official invitation letter from NTU’s respective college/department.

Faculty Exchange Program
An exchange scholar is a scholar who is recommended by a partner institution under a bilateral agreement with NTU and formally approved by NTU. If you are interested in coming to NTU as an exchange scholar, please refer to our list of faculty exchange partners then contact your international office for nomination.

Partner Universities
Universität Hamburg
Universität Heidelberg

University of Bologna
Saint Petersburg State University
Kyoto University
Kansai University
Peking University

Taiwan Fellowship Program
The Taiwan Fellowship program was established in 2010 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to award foreign experts and scholars interested in researches related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, Asia-Pacific region and Chinese studies to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan. Please apply via the Taiwan Fellowship website.

Update: 2016 / 10 / 21