· 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.
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 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
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.
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, 2013 (First Semester) or January 02–17, 2014 (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.
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.
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.