· First semester (Fall semester)
August 01, 2013 – January 31, 2014
Second semester (Spring semester)
Febuary 01, 2014 – July 31, 2014
VISA & ARC
Before you enter Taiwan, you should apply for a Resident or Visitor Visa from the Taiwanese Embassy or Mission in your residence country with letters of acceptance (both Chinese and English) from NTU. Look up Embassies and Missions closest to you.
If you are Mainland China Passport holder or, please apply for an Entry Permit (入臺證) through the assistance of NTU. Find out more in the Guide for Mainland China Passport Holders (.pdf 131 KB).
Will you stay in Taiwan for one academic year?
If so: once you have registered at NTU, you can apply for a Resident Visa at the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
As soon as you receive your Resident Visa, you have 15 days to apply for an Alien Residence Certificate (ARC) at the National Immigration Agency in Taipei. You can also request a Re-entry Permit (多重入國許可) simultaneously.
The ARC for exchange students is valid for one year and cannot be extended.
Insurance and Health Exam Requirement
NTU Insurance Policy
Please provide a proof of accident and medical insurance worth a minimum of TWD 1,000,000 (approx. USD 34,000) valid for the entire exchange period.
If you hold an Alien Residence Card (ARC) and have met the six-month minimum residency requirement, you can choose to join the National Health Insurance (NHI) with limited coverage.
NTU Health Exam Policy
You can fulfill the requirements of the NTU Health Exam Form by using the following methods:
1. Get the health exam done in your home country, then upload the NTU Health Exam Form by September 01 (First semester) / February 01 (Second semester), or submit it on registration day.
2. If you couldn’t get the health exam done in your home country, and your exchange duration is one semester, you can take the exam at NTU Hospital once you’ve arrived in Taiwan, then submit the form on registration day. However, if you need to change to a Resident Visa in Taiwan, you should take the exam at one of the designated hospitals appointed by the Center for Disease Control, asking them to fill in the results of the NTU Health Form.
Group Airport Pick-up
We provide group airport pick-up service upon request. This service is free of charge. There is one route from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to the NTU dormitories, with scheduled time slots.
If you need this service, you may request it using the online Group Airport Pick-up Request Form, which is available after you receive the notification from your regional manager. Once we’ve arranged the pick-up appointment, we will notify you to check the arrangements in the online system.
Find out more about how to get from the airport to NTU in the Handbook page 31-32.
Beside learning a lot of useful things about NTU, the Exchange/Visiting Student Orientation is a great opportunity to meet students from other NTU partner universities and from around the world. Several campus tour groups will also be especially arranged for incoming students, before or after Orientation.
The OIA will announce the date and venue of Orientation by email and on the OIA website.
To prevent limiting seating availability, please do not invite extra guests to Orientation.
NTU Student Volunteer
To help you settle in and to acquaint you with NTU student life, the OIA will assign a NTU student volunteer to you, upon request on your application form. You’ll receive a welcome email from your student volunteer in early July (First Semester) or early January (Second Semester). Please reply directly to his/her email. If you haven’t heard from your student volunteer by then, we suggest you contact your OIA regional manager.
For more information, please refer to the student handbook page 28.