Program Introduction

Visiting Student Program is designed for outstanding current international students of overseas/partner institutions who wish to broaden their horizons while earning credits at NTU, one of the world's leading institutions of higher education. While enrolled as a non-degree-seeking but full-time student, you are permitted to gain access to and take advantage of NTU's fullest range of academic programs. The duration of studies ranges from one semester to one academic year.

2020/2021 Fact Sheet


2020/2021 Factsheet (PDF download)

Term Structure of 2020/2021 Academic Year

2020 Fall (First) Semester From To
Orientation week starts September 8, 2020 September 11, 2020
Classes start September14, 2020 January 15, 2021

* Orientation is mandatory. 

2021 Spring (Second) semester From To
Orientation week starts February 18, 2021 February 21, 2021
Classes start February 22, 2021 June 25, 2021

* Orientation is mandatory. 

Course Information

According to NTU regulation, visiting students must take at least 2 courses or 4 credits per semester. Furthermore, students should also follow the requirements of their home universities.

The course information for 2020 Fall/2021 Spring semester is available in August/January. Before course information is announced, you may still refer to the Online Course Information website to search for courses offered in the past few years for your reference. For questions regarding a specific field/course, please contact the relevant department or the course instructor directly.


  1. The College of Medicine (醫學院) does not accept senior and graduate exchange students. Only basic medicine courses are open to exchange/visiting students; the practicum courses 實習課(clinical medicine courses and medical research) are not open to exchange/visiting students.
  2. The Department of Veterinary Medicine (獸醫系) does not accept undergraduate exchange students.
  3. The Department of Anthropology (人類學系暨研究所) requires exchange students having Chinese language proficiency for there is no course taught in English.
  4.  The following courses are NOT open for exchange/visiting students:
    • -Practicum courses offered by the departments
    • -All GMBA required/ core courses.
    • -All EMBA/EiMBA courses.
    • -Practice courses (實驗課) offered by the Department of Chemistry.
    • -Courses offered by Center for Teaching Education(師資培育中心).
    • -Summer Session(暑修) and Summer college courses (夏季學院).
    • -In regards to the student status restrictions, please refer to the column "Limits on Course adding/dropping" for each specific course at NTU online Course Information.
  5. The Department of Economics is under the College of Social Science at NTU. Courses related to economics can also be found in other departments (e.g. College of Management).
Application Fee Program Fee Tuition Fee
One-time payment Per semester Per semester
TWD 15,000 (approx. USD 500) TWD 40,000 (approx. USD 1,340) Vary by college and level of study
The application fee is a non-refundable, one-time payment that must be paid by wire transfer before application deadline. This administrative fee is paid by all students in the Visiting Student Program to cover expenses related to this self-funded program. This fee is charged per semester; for students enrolling for their first semester, the fee is paid by wire transfer to confirm the acceptance to the offer of admission. The payment deadline is Registration Day. The Tuition Fee (international-degree-student rate) is collected by the University to make NTU's high-quality education accessible to visiting students. This fee is charged per semester and is paid in cash to the University Cashier, a convenience store or a post office by the Registration Day. An additional TWD 400 NTU Wireless Network will be applied to the tuition bill.
You can find your beneficiary's account details on the 'Payment' section of the Online Application System. Please note that each applicant is assigned a unique beneficiary's account, and that you must only wire your payment to your own designated account.
Please note that banks charge fees for international transactions, please consult with your bank about transferring money to a bank account in Taiwan and add accordingly to your payment to cover these fees.
We accept wire transfer payments in foreign currencies equivalent or approximate to the amount of New Taiwan Dollar (TWD). Please consult your bank to determine the transfer amount as exchange rate may vary.
Both program fee and tuition fee are charged per semester. A full-year visiting student should pay the second  program fee and tuition fee on the registration day of second semester.
Visiting students are subject to ALL three fees above. These fees do NOT include cost of living. See Cost of Living page for other estimated expenses.

All visiting students must document their ability to meet all educational and living expenses at NTU, as the University does not offer financial supports to visiting students. If you will be attending NTU on a scholarship, you may provide relevant documents as a proof of financial statement.

Important Notice

Students who are interested in conducting research and/or internship projects under supervision of a faculty member of NTU, and do not intend to enroll in any course, may consider applying to Research Visiting Program as an alternative. To get more detail information, please refer to oia.ntu.edu.tw >> Study >> Research Visiting Program>> Research Visiting Program.

Wondering what courses you can choose from, what visa to get, or how you'll live and study? The 2020/2021 Guidebook for Exchange/Visiting Students is likely to answer your questions. 

Last update : 2021 / 02 / 26