2020/2021 Exchange Student Program - Before Arrival

Pre-Arrival Guidebook (To be Confirmed)

The Office of International Affairs has compiled a guidebook for information to help you as you prepare to embark on your journey to Taiwan. Please click on the photo to the right to access the AY2019/2020 Pre-Arrival Guidebook which includes essential information on topics including dormitory, finance, course selection, etc. To download an electronic version, please click here.





Please apply for a Visitor or Resident Visa from the Taiwan Diplomatic Mission in your residence country with the acceptance letter (both Chinese and English), the admission letter (only in Chinese) and other supporting documents issued by NTU before you come to Taiwan. Look up the Taiwan Diplomatic Mission in your residence country by visiting the Ministry of Foreign Affair's website: www.mofa.gov.tw/en >> Embassies & Missions. 

Please upload the proof of your visa to the Online Application System by August 31, 2020. If you fail to obtain a visa issued by a Taiwan Diplomatic Mission, your exchange student eligibility may be canceled.

If you are a Mainland China Passport holder, you will need to enter Taiwan with an Entry Permit (入臺證). According to regulation of National Immigration Agency (NIA), the OIA or your college/department at NTU will help you with the application for an Entry Permit. Find out more in the Guide for Mainland China Passport Holders.


If you will be staying in Taiwan for one academic year, you may be able to obtain an ARC. ARC for exchange students may be valid for one year and cannot be extended.

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. Within 15 days of receiving a Resident Visa, you must apply for an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) at the National Immigration Agency in Taipei. You may also request a Re-entry Permit (多重入國許可) when you apply for an ARC.

Insurance and Health Exam Requirement

NTU Insurance Policy

You must purchase your own insurance in your home country before travelling to Taiwan. Please upload the following insurance proofs for your entire exchange period to the Online Application System by August 31, 2020:

-Accident insurance worth a minimum of TWD 1,000,000 (approx. USD 34,000)
-Medical insurance worth a minimum of TWD 1,000,000 (approx. USD 34,000)

The insurance policy has to be written either in English or Chinese and provided for registration.

If you hold an Alien Resident Certificate (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 complete a health exam conducted by a qualified doctor and complete all parts listed on the NTU Incoming Exchange/Visiting Students Health Exam Form and Form C (2 pages in total). Your helath exam is suggested to be completed by a qualified doctor in your home country after June 10 , 2020. Please submit the original hard copy forms on the registration day, or you will not be able to obtain your student ID card and complete your registration at NTU.

If you have to change your visa from a Visitor Visa to a Resident Visa, you have to take the health exam for the Resident Visa Application at a Ministry-designated hospital, which does not include the NTU Hospital. You are suggested to bring both NTU Health Exam forms and the medical form for residence application to a designated hospital and ask them to fill out the results on both forms. 

NTU Student Volunteer

To help you prepare for and be familiar with NTU student life, the OIA will assign a NTU student volunteer to you. You should receive a welcome email from your student volunteer before the semester starts. Please reply directly to his/her email. If you haven't heard from your student volunteer by then, please contact the NTU exchange student coordinator.

Update: 2020 / 04 / 28