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Inbound Exchange Student Program
Taiwan Tech's international exchange program is designed for students from our partner universities.
Interested students who have passed the selection process in their home universities should carefully read the following information on  application procedures.
Semester length
1 semester = 5 months (18 consecutive teaching weeks)
Fall: mid-September ~mid/late-January
Spring: mid-Feb ~ mid/late-June      
Credit information
1 credit = 18 teaching hours, 1 course = 2 or 3 credits 
Each course lasts a semester (18 weeks )
1 credit is usually equal to 1.6 ~ 3 ECTS credits (depends on home university)
Level of Exchange
for courses
Minimum Credits or Course Selection per Semester



9 credits. Students can take courses in different departments/ different level.
*A new English-taught Bachelor's programme is offered by the College of Engineering: International Advanced Technology Program (link)

Chinese/ English

1 course. Students can take courses in different departments/ different level.

Chinese/ English

1 course. Students can take courses in different departments/ different level. 

Orientation information

            Academic Calendar for 2019/2020 (download)    /      Fact Sheet 2019-2020 (download

"NEW"  For Fall Semester 2019:  
              Orientation: September 4th, 2019 
              The first day of class: September 9th, 2019.              Last day of class: January 10th, 2020.
      Mid-term exam week: November 4th ~ 8th, 2019.     Final exam week: January 6th ~10th, 2020.
              Important Notice (download)
            For Spring Semester 2019:  
              The first day of class: February 18th, 2019.              Last day of class: June 21st, 2019.
      Mid-term exam week: April 15th ~ 19th, 2019.        Final exam week: June 17th ~ 21th, 2019
              Important Notice (download)                     Orientation Day (PPT) (download) "NEW"
              Course Selection Regulation (download)    Guideline Course Selection (PPT) (download) "NEW"
              Exchange Student Orientation & registration procedure: 
  • Date and time: February 14th at noon 12: 00. Location: International Building IB-401 (4th floor)
  • Registration:  Registration procedures are to be done on orientation day and will last for 1 week. 
  • Course Registration
  • (1) to be selected by the students via the online system before arrival. More information on course selection information will be announced. 
  • (2) to be selected by the students via the online system during the first two weeks of semester start. More information on course selection information will be announced.
  • Course dropping
  •  (1) Via the online system during the first two weeks of the semester start. (2) Between April 29th and May 16th (17:00) manually.

Course information

Course catalog: Link to course catalog ) Course list is usually available 1 or 2 months prior to semester start. Specific course selection regulation will be sent to the student by email in late June/ January.


  • Course selection (pre-selection & during first 2 weeks of arrival): Students could add/ drop/ change classes on arrival during the first 2 weeks via online course selection system.

Housing information


  • Due to heavy demand and the renovation of our on-campus dormitories, Taiwan Tech is not able to provide dormitory rooms for exchange students. Students have to find housing by themselves on the private market.


  • Recommended areas: Da’an District and Zhongzheng District where Taiwan Tech, National Taiwan Normal University, National Taiwan University are located. Reasonable rates per person per month lie between NT$ 7000- NT$ 14000, depending on room types and location. 



Application information

Students who wish to join our exchange program have to be nominated by their home universities with their names, e-mail, study level, and year of study.
After the nomination is received by our coordinator, nominated students will receive a link for the online application procedure in due time.
All application materials are to be uploaded to the application system before the deadlines of  November 15th/ May 15th.
Contact Person: Ms. Irene HO,
Application Deadlines
Application for the spring semester: November 15th
Application for the fall semester: May 15th
Application Result 
Application results will be sent to students and coordinators by email in late December/ late June.
A scanned copy of the Letter of Acceptance can be downloaded by applicants and by the coordinators of the home universities in late December / late June.
NOTICE: Acceptance to NTUST exchange students’ program cannot be guaranteed, as decisions on admission are made by faculty committees.  Please do not arrange your flight tickets before you receive an official Letter of Acceptance from NTUST

Visa information

Please visit the website of the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs for visa application, as soon as you recieve your letter of Acceptance from NTUST.
Website: Students are strongly recommended to apply for a visa before arrival (for study purpose), without a valid visa you might be rejected to enter Taiwan.
  • Visitor’s Visa: For those who will stay in Taiwan for no more than 6 months.


  • Resident Visa: For those who will study in Taiwan for more than 6 months.


  • Alien Resident Certificate (ARC)If you will study in Taiwan for more than 6 months, you will have to apply for an ARC within 15 days from the day after arrival, otherwise a fine will be applied by visa office. Please visit the National Immigration Agency website for application information:


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