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Application Timetable (Updated on March 9, 2020)




Spring Semester

Fall Semester

Admission Brochure released

Nov. 5, 2019

Nov. 5, 2019

Application package will be posted on the NCNU website for download.

Admission Application Period

Nov. 25 - Dec. 4, 2019

Feb. 3 - May 1, 2020

Applications may be submitted through the website.

Scholarship Application Period

Nov. 25 -Dec. 4,


Feb. 3, - May 1, 2020

Scholarship applications should be submitted together with the admission applications.

Pre-admission Screening, Interviews, and Examinations

Dec. 11 - 17, 2019

May 11 - 22, 2020


The date and mode of screening follow the individual departments’ requirements.

Admission Results Announced

Jan. 10, 2020


The 2nd week of June, 2020


The results will be posted on campus bulletin board and the NCNU website.

Admission Notices Mailed

Jan. 17, 2020 (tentative)

The 3rd week of June, 2020 (tentative)


Foreign Student Admission Online Application 

  1. Admission Requirements
    1. Applicant Eligibility:
        1. Anyone not fitting into one of the following categories is eligible to apply as an international student: citizens of the R.O.C., citizens of Hong Kong, Macau or the People’s Republic of China, as well as those who have previously studied in Taiwan as an overseas Chinese student.
        2. If the applicant holds dual nationalities and is a citizen of the R.O.C. as defined in Article 2 and Article 3 of the Nationality Law, please see Article 2 and Article 3 of “MOE Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan” issued by the Ministry of Education on 23 August 2013.


( Article 2:the law about the nationality of the R.O.C. Note:Only the nationality of the father needs to be considered for individuals born on or before February 9th, 1980.)

    1. Requirements to apply for a program:
        1.  To apply for a bachelor’s program, a high school diploma is required. To apply for a master’s program a bachelor’s diploma is required. To apply for a doctoral program master’s diploma is required. Diplomas must be issued by schools recognized by the R.O.C. Ministry of Education.
        2. If no diploma, applicants must hold equivalent qualifications for undergraduate or graduate study.
    2. Applicants who have completed secondary education in the Republic of China are not eligible to apply to bachelor degree programs as foreign students.
    3. International students who are expelled from any university/college after admission due to any misconduct, poor academic performance or a conviction under the Criminal Code may not thereafter reapply.
    4. Applicants who have been previously disqualified from participating in National Chi Nan University courses as a result of any violation of university regulations are ineligible to apply.
    5. Applicants must meet all individual departmental requirements.
  1. Application Procedures and Deadlines
    1. Applications for Spring Semester must be received between November 25 and December 4, 2019; Applications for Fall Semester must be received between February 3 and May 1, 2020. Applications received after the deadline will not be processed.
    2. Please complete the application under “Foreign Student Admission” on the website, and print out all required forms posted online. Please refer to the following website.
    3. Applicants are required to submit their application packages to the Office of Academic Affairs at the NCNU either in person or by registered mail before the designated deadline to be eligible for consideration.

Please mail your application to the following address:

Admission Section, Office of Academic Affairs, National Chi Nan University,

No 1, University Rd., Puli, Nantou, 54561, Taiwan

TEL:+886-49-2910960 ext. 2230~2233

  1. Documents Required for Application

Submit the required documents in the order-from top to bottom as instructed below, clipped or stapled together in the upper left corner. Applications will not be accepted if any of the following materials are missing. No submitted documents will be returned.

(1) Two copies of the application form (A current personal photograph, head + shoulders shot without a hat or head covering, must be attached to each form)

(2) One copy of the applicant’s passport (Unless specially authorized by the Ministry of Education, applicants for non-degree status must also provide a copy of Alien Resident Certificate.)

(3) One copy of the highest-level diploma issued by an overseas education institution (these documents must be translated into Chinese or English), authenticated by an R.O.C. overseas representative office.

(4) One copy of the transcript of the highest degree earned, and the transcript has to be issued by an overseas education institution (these documents must be translated into Chinese or English), authenticated by an R.O.C. overseas representative office.

※ Applicants who are admitted must submit the originals of the diploma and transcript authenticated by the R.O.C. representative office when registering.

  1. Letters of recommendation: letters must be sealed by the recommender. The number of letters required is stipulated by individual departments.
  2. One study plan written in Chinese or English (including an autobiographical statement)
  3. One copy of a financial statement certified by an R.O.C. overseas representative office indicating sufficient funds for study in Taiwan, or proof of full scholarship provided by a government agency, university, college, or private organization.
  4. Other documents as required by individual departments.
  5. Applicants are required to provide Chinese Proficiency Certificate: Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) instead of Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK).
  6. Applicants who wish to apply for an International Student Scholarship should submit the documents listed in the National Chi Nan University International Student Scholarship Guidelines. International Student Scholarship documents are not required for students who do not intend to apply for the scholarship.
  1. Scholarship and Tuition Reduction Application
    1. Applicants must submit all the required documents listed in the International Student Scholarship Guidelines with all other application documents.
    2. Foreign students who wish to apply for scholarships awarded by organizations outside of NCNU must follow the guidelines and requirements of each granting organization. Examples of scholarships awarded outside of NCNU include the MOE Taiwan Scholarship and the MOFA Taiwan Scholarship. Students who wish to apply for these types of awards must apply on their own. Applicants can visit the following websites to obtain more information:

Having been awarded a Taiwanese government scholarship or another institution’s scholarship does not guarantee admission into National Chi Nan University. Admission into Chi Nan University does not guarantee a scholarship or Tuition Reduction. Admissions and scholarship awards are evaluated by different committees of National Chi Nan University and are unrelated

    1. The same scholarship will not be awarded to the same individual more than once.
  1. Programs of Study–Departmental Requirements

The final quota is subject to MOE approval.


Admission Quota









Spring SemesterClasses begin on Feb. 1, 2020 for Master programs and Ph.D. programs

Fall SemesterClasses begin on Sep.1, 2020 for undergraduate programs, Master programs, and Ph.D. programs


Departmental Requirements for Application

College Humanities

College of Education

College of Management

College of Science and Technology


  1. Length of Study
    1. Bachelor’s program: Usually in a period of 4 years. Students may postpone graduation for 1-2 years. Some students may postpone graduation for practical training within half-2 years to meet the departments’ requirement.
    2. Master’s program: 1-4 years.
    3. Ph.D. program: 2-7 years.
  2. Important Regulations
    1. Required documents and relevant regulations will be subject to the most update MOE Regulations Regarding (International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan). Amended on May 21, 2012 and effective on August 1, 2012. August 2013.
    2. The foreign academic certificate, complete transcript of record and validated financial statement submitted upon making an application for admission must be authenticated by a Taiwan’s overseas representative office.
    3. Overseas Chinese students who are not citizens of the Republic of China may apply for admission either as an “Overseas Chinese Student” or as an “International Student” based on their personal circumstances. Applicants must choose only one status. Applicants found to have applied using both statuses will have their acceptance and/or student status revoked.
    4. Subject to school enrollment policies, the applicants specified below cannot be admitted to this university. Any violation of these policies will result in cancellation of the applicant’s candidacy for admission.
      1. International students who are expelled from university/college after admission due to conduct matters, poor academic performance or a conviction under the Criminal Code.
      2. Applicants in a non-degree-granting program at this University who have had their student status revoked owing to violation of University regulations.
    5. For applicants admitted, registration is limited to one department or graduate institute and one degree program at a time.
    6. No submitted documents will be returned.
    7. Applicants who have been awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Taiwan and intend to apply for a Master’s Degree or above are required to submit their transcripts and diploma from the granting university in lieu of submitting the highest foreign diploma earned. Applicants who have been awarded a Chi Nan National University Bachelor’s Degree and intend to apply for a Master’s Degree or above are required to submit transcripts and their Chi Nan University diploma, and do not need to submit a passport copy, Chinese or English study plan, foreign transcripts or a diploma earned outside of Taiwan. However, different departments might have different requirements. Applicants are obligated to present any and all documents required by the departments they are applying to.
    8. Any violation of academic honor, general laws or the submitting of falsified documents by the applicant will result in dismissal from the University after being admitted to NCNU, or removal from consideration from the application process. Should the violation be discovered after the applicant’s graduation, the University will deprive him/her of his/her former student status and revoke his/her diploma.
    9. Foreign students are not eligible to apply to the Master’s Degree program for Working Professionals, Evening Courses or courses offered during holidays. However, applicants who possess a legal residence visa or who apply for international courses approbated by the Ministry of Education are exempted from this regulation.
    10. Those applicants having completed study at an equivalent foreign or Hong Kong / Macao High School which is equal to the sophomore of a senior high school in Taiwan may apply to the undergraduate program at NCNU; however, according to “NCNU Study Regulations,” their required number of credits for graduation shall be increased or their length of study shall be extended at NCNU.
    11. Every registered student has to take a Chinese test after admission, and the outcome of which will be evaluated as the criteria on whether the student must attend extra language training courses or not.

※ Departments that require students to take Chinese training crouses: Department of Chinese Language and Literature , Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, Department of Public Policy and Administration, Master’s Program in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Department of Economics, Department of Tourism, Leisure, and Hospitality Management, Division of Hospitality Management, PhD Program in Strategy and Development of Emerging Industries, Master Program in Strategy and Development of Emerging Industries, Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Resource Development (including Bachelor’s program of Lifelong Learning and Human Resource, Master’s program of Lifelong Learning and Human Resource Development, Bachelor’s program of Guidance and Counseling, Master’s and Ph.D. program of Guidance and Counseling) and Graduate Institute of Curriculum Instruction and Technology (Master’s Program).

    1. Applicants are responsible for providing correct email addresses, cell phone numbers and contact phone numbers. If necessary, this institution will contact the applicant. Any failure by the applicant to respond to this institution’s requests will be regarded as abandonment of the applicant’s right of application.
    2. Any cases not covered in this brochure will be resolved in accordance with this institution’s regulations or, if necessary, evaluated by the NCNU Foreign Student Admission Committee.
    3. Should there be any inconsistency or ambiguity between the Chinese version of this brochure and English version, the Chinese version shall prevail.
  1. Dates and Places for Admission Interviews and Examinations
    1. Date: Spring Semester: Dec. 11 - 17, 2019; Fall Semester: May 4 - 20, 2020 (decided by individual departments)
    2. Review and Evaluation: Admission is based on the applicant’s written documents and material submitted to the university. Some departments may require an interview, so please refer to the individual department requirements. Applications are screened by an evaluation committee once a year. The evaluation process includes initial and final reviews. No documents will be returned, and the application fee is non-refundable.
    3. Place: Location of any exam required by the individual department will be set by the departments concerned.
  2. Admission Regulations

The final admission list is made by the Foreign Student Admissions Committee. The number of accepted students does not necessarily reach the number of admission stipulated by individual departments. After approval by the president, the accepted applicants on the list will be notified by the Office of International and Cross-Strait Affairs by mail. The Registration Section will notify students of enrollment details for Spring semester in mid-January and for Fall Semester after mid-August.

  1. Admission Result Announcement
    1. The final admission list of Spring Semester will be announced on the bulletin board of NCNU on Jan. 10th, 2019; the final admission list of Fall Semester will be announced in the 2nd week of June, 2019. It is also accessible on these websites: ( and (
    2. An admission letter will be mailed to the accepted students individually. Applicants for Spring Semester must contact the school by Jan. 30th, 2020 if no announcement of student admission has been received. Applicants for Fall Semester must contact the school by June 30th, 2020 if no announcement of student admission has been received. (Tel: +886-49-2910960 ext.3665;
  2. Appeals

Any complaints regarding admission procedures or gender equality guidelines must be clearly written and submitted to the NCNU Recruitment Department within 30 days of the announcement of student admissions. Anonymous complaints will not be considered. (Find Appeal Form on page 45-46.)

  1. Registration and Enrollment
    1. All students accepted should register according to the instructions in the official notice of acceptance. Applicants who fail to complete these procedures will be considered to have declined acceptance. Documents required for registration include:
      1. The original of applicant’s passport
      2. The original of the highest-level diploma received, authenticated by an R.O.C. overseas representative office.
      3. The original of the transcript of the highest degree received, authenticated by an R.O.C. overseas representative office.
      4. The original of the validated financial statement, authenticated by an R.O.C. overseas representative office.
      5. Proof of medical insurance or National Health Insurance Program (Taiwan). Students with no insurance shall pay the insurance fee upon registration; NCNU will enroll students in an insurance plan.
    2. Any foreign student admitted to NCNU arriving on campus before one-third of the first semester of the academic year has passed shall be considered enrolled for that semester. Arrival on campus after one-third of the first semester of the academic year has passed shall be considered for enrollment for the second semester.
    3. Transferring credits from other universities is possible by application to the concerned department/institute.  Credit transfer is evaluated based on the general policy of the University.





Contact unit

Service item


Office of Academic Affairs

Admission section

Admission Affairs


Register Section

Registration and Enrollment


Office of International and Cross-Strait Affairs

Section of International Students

1.Scholarship and Assistantship

2.Information for Visa, airport immigration control, Health Insurance

3. Pre-admission requirements for foreign students: counseling and guidance

4. Post-admission guidance for foreign students


Office of Student Affairs

Student Guidance Section

Students loans


Dormitory Service Section

Information for Dorm and Off-campus Housing


Health Care Section

1.Medical Checkup for Freshmen

2.Safety Insurance for students


Office of General Affairs

Cashier Section

Notice for Tuition and Other Fees


Ministry of Education

International and Cross-Strait Affair

Tel:(886-2) 77366666


Bureau of Consular Affairs

Tel:(886-2) 23432888



Other Information

(1) National Chi Nan University Academic Calendar for the Year 2020 is posted on the website during May - June.

(2) Tuitions and Other Fees: The unit of fees: NT

College/ Department

1.Colleges of Science and Technology

2.Department of Information Management 

College of Management

College of Humanities

College of Education







General fees








Master’s. program

General fees




Tuition (Fee of  each credit)






General fees




Tuition (Fee of  each credit)




2. Textbook costs: vary from program to program, but average about NT $2,000 to $3,000 each semester.

3. Accommodations:

(1) Undergraduate Dormitory (room for 4): NT$6,660 for each person per semester; the Internet facilities fee NT $300.

Graduate Dormitory (room for 2) : NT$10,750 for each person per semester; the Internet facilities fee 

NT $300.

(2) Cash deposit of NT $2,000 is required, and it will be returned after leaving the dormitory.

4. Living expenses: approximately NT $6,000 per month.

5. Health Insurance:

(1) Foreign Student Medical Insurance: NT $4,494($749 * 6 months) per semester.

(2) Life Insurance: NT $269 per semester.

6. Other Fees:

Language equipment charge NT $550elective course for English Listening Comprehension

Sports facilities fee NT $550.

Computer and network communication fee NT $250.



1. The tuition and fees are subject to change annually. After approval by the Ministry of Education, the tuition of the latest academic year will be announced on the University’s website.

2. The above tuition and fees apply only to 1 semester. There are 2 semesters in each academic year.

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