FAQ - Exchange Student Program | Returning to NTU
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While there is no specified format for the exchange experience report, it is advised to be at least 1000 words long and must be written in either English or Chinese. We highly encourage students to include at least 5 photos portraying their life as an exchange student. Students can share any information that will help future exchange students, such as courses offered, accommodation, local/student activities, expenses (insurance/living/miscellaneous), reflections, experiences, or even advice for fellow future exchange students.
Some host institutions only provide the students’ transcripts a few months after the end of the student exchange programs. Transcripts are typically delivered as follows:
- Hard copies: Sent by post to the OIA. In the case where the transcripts are mailed directly to the student’s address, please inform the NTU Study Abroad Team
- Soft copies/Digital only: Sent via email or to be downloaded from the host university’s system. Upon receiving the transcripts, please email a copy to NTU Study Abroad.
- Since 2012, outgoing students of NTU should log all their results obtained during their study abroad within 2 months of their return in the Returned Exchange Student Course Records System and provide their English transcripts (with their student ID and name written on it) to their respective department/institute. If the courses taken are to be counted towards graduation, the syllabus and total hours of the courses should also be provided.
- As the courses taken must be logged in English, students are advised to confirm that they will be able to obtain English transcripts for the courses they take before the end of their exchange. Should any problems arise, contact your nominator (NTU Study Abroad or your college/department/institute) for assistance.
- When logging results, all information must be logged in full according to the English transcripts provided by the host institution. Required information includes course name (including letter cases), credits (choose the most suitable option: Units, Credits, ECTS, WGT, etc.), and results (regardless of grading system).
- Students should ensure that they have obtained the original copy of their English transcripts before they submit their results. Students that have yet to receive their English transcripts may first type in their results, but should not submit them.
- Students may decide, according to their own needs, whether the courses taken during their exchange need to be counted towards graduation. Students who have already met graduation requirements before their exchange may carry out their application to leave school upon returning and log their results after receiving their transcripts from the host institution. However, note that students that have completed their application to leave school will no longer be able to apply for credit transfer. Students that wish to have their courses counted towards graduation must first log their results and apply for credit transfer. Students that meet their graduation requirements after credit transfer may graduate immediately. These procedures must be completed by the first week of the following semester.
- If the logged courses are to be counted towards general education credits, please upload your English transcripts and the syllabus of the courses as PDF documents to be reviewed by Center of General Education.
- For those that do not provide any course results, “出國期間於國外學校修課不符本校規定 (Courses Taken Abroad Were Not in Compliance With Requirements)” will be stated on their transcript of records.
As the course records system is managed by the Office of Academic Affairs, please directly contact the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Division or the Graduate Academic Affairs Division for assistance.
Students that wish to have the credits taken during their exchange counted towards their graduation requirements must complete all procedures by the first week of the following semester. E.g., Students that went for a one-year student exchange program in the 2021/2022AY (from September 2021 to June 2022) and will be graduating immediately after transferring the credits obtained during their exchange must complete their credit transfer and graduation procedures by the end of the first week of the 1st (Fall) semester of the 2022/2023 AY (September 2022). Students that have completed all relevant procedures by then will be considered to have graduated in the 2nd (Spring) semester of 2021/2022AY. Otherwise, students will have to apply for an extension of school year and graduate in the 1st (Fall) semester of the 2022/2023 AY. Students with a tight time frame are advised to request their exchange transcripts before leaving their host institution (and may be subject to additional charges). If the logged courses are to be counted towards general education credits, please upload your English transcripts and the syllabus for the courses as PDF documents to be reviewed by the Center of General Education.