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  2014/2015 NTU Guide for Exchange/Visiting Students


 Important Dates

·       2014/2015 First semester (Fall semester) 

       August 01, 2014 – January 31, 2015   

Aug 18-21

1st online course selection period

Aug 26-28

2nd online course selection period

Sep 09-10

Airport shuttle service available and dorm check-in begins

Sep 11

Campus Tour/Orientation for new international students 

Sep 12

Registration for new international students

Sep 14

General Chinese Course Registration & Placement Test

Sep 15

First day of NTU classes

Sep 22

First day of General Chinese Course 

Sep 15–27/28

Course add/drop period

Sep 29–Dec 12

Course withdraw period

Nov 10-14

Midterm exam period

Jan 09

Last day of NTU classes

Jan 12-16

Final exam period



       2014/2015 Second semester (Spring semester) 

       Febuary 01, 2015 – July 31, 2015

Jan 19–22

1st online course selection period

Jan 27–29

2nd online course selection period

Feb 23

Airport shuttle service available and dorm check-in begins

Feb 24

Orientation for new international students 

Feb 25-26

Registration for new international students 

Feb 25

General Chinese Course Registration & Placement Test

Feb 24

First day of NTU classes

Feb 24–Mar 07/08

Course add/drop period

Mar 09–May 22

Course withdraw period

Apr 20-24

Midterm exam period

Jun 18

Last day of NTU classes

Jun 22-26

Final exam period




          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.


     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 if you entered Taiwan on a Visitor Visa.

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/visiting students is valid for one year and cannot be extended. 


 Insurance and Health Exam Requirement

  NTU Insurance Policy
We advise you to purchase your own insurance in your home country before coming to Taiwan. 

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/visiting 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
To meet NTU and government requirements, all new students must take a health exam by a qualified      doctor and complete each examination listed on the NTU Incoming Exchange/Visiting Students Health Exam Form.
You can complete it one of the following ways:

1. Get the health exam done in your home country and upload the NTU Health Exam Form by September 01 (First semester) / February 01 (Second semester), or submit it on registration day.

2. If you can’t complete the health exam in your home country, you can take the exam at NTU Hospital(instructions) once you arrive in Taiwan and submit the results to OIA. However, if you need to change to a Resident Visa, be aware that you will have to take the health exam for the Resident Visa in a Ministry-designated hospital, in which NTU Hospital is not included. You can also take both the Resident Visa and NTU Health Exam forms at a designated hospital and ask them to fill out the results on both forms. As it takes 5-7 days for the health exam results, students who take the exam in Taiwan and cannot receive the report by registration day should sign an agreement to submit the health exam form within two weeks.

Please note
Ensure you provide the NTU Health Exam Form and insurance proof by the deadline. You cannot complete the registration procedure and get your NTU student ID card without them.


 Airport Shuttle Service to NTU 

An airport shuttle service (from Taoyuan International Airport to NTU Dormitories) is provided upon request to all international students free of charge; however, it is restricted to certain times from 8am to 9pm. Students who would like this service must sign up online at the online application system between August 01–August 16, 2014 (First Semester) or January 02–17, 2015 (Second Semester). Once the schedule has been arranged, we will notify you by email.

If you plan to get from the airport to NTU on your own, please refer to page 31-32 in the NTU Guide.

Please note

OIA will only arrange airport shuttle service for students who apply by the deadline. It is also not possible to provide individual service if your arrival time does not coincide with OIA scheduled times. Please note that the airport shuttle service is only for students who arrive at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.



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.

[Semester 1] Thursday, September 11, 2014
[Semester 2] Tuesday, Feburary 24, 2015

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.




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