Before Arrival

After receiving your admission letter, please refer to the following procedure for you to smoothly get into NTU:

Step 1: Degree Verification (Only for Degree Student)

You are required to submit your verified diploma and transcript during NTU Registration Days.
Usually, the verification (authentication) procedures consume a lot of time (more than 2 months), please start the process as soon as possible.
Please note that you will not be able to complete the registration procedure (in February) without presenting all the required documents.

Foreign Degree Verification 

You are required to have all foreign diplomas and transcripts verified by the Taiwan Embassy/Mission in the country of the institution before submission. If your transcripts and diplomas (or graduation certificates) are not in Chinese or English, please first translate them into English or Chinese and verify the translated documents as well as the original documents. Please have all necessary documents verified before arrival in Taiwan.

Mainland Chinese Degree Verification

The verification procedure for Mainland Chinese diplomas is different than the general degree verification.
For Bachelor, Master and PhD Mainland Chinese Degree verification, please see the Verification Procedure for Mainland Chinese Academic Qualifications.

For High School graduation certificate and transcript verification, please see the Verification Procedure for Mainland Chinese High School Academic Qualifications.

Hong Kong and Macao Degree Verification

For information regarding the verification procedure for Hong Kong and Macao diplomas, please see Regulations Governing the Recognition of Educational Qualifications from Hong Kong and Macao.

Step 2: Log in the Online Pre-arrival Survey for New International Students

Please complete the survey below before the deadline to have a smooth entry to NTU: 

Online Pre-arrival Survey for New International Students

Step 3: Prepare your trip to Taiwan

Resident Visa and Alien Resident Certificate (ARC)

Resident Visa

A visa is required to reside in Taiwan. Please apply for a Resident Visa before arrival even if you are from a visa-free country, as it is a required document when you apply for your Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) after arriving in Taiwan. Otherwise, you may need to leave the country or go through other formalities to apply for your ARC.

For more information: Resident Visa

Alien Resident Certificate (ARC)

The Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) serves as your ID card that proves your legal resident status in Taiwan. 

For more information: Alien Resident Certificate (ARC)

Taiwan Entry Permit (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau Passport Holders)

If you are a Hong Kong or Macau passport holder, please contact the Taiwan Overseas Mission to apply for the Taiwan Entry Permit. If you are a Mainland China passport holder, your college or department office will assist you in applying for the Taiwan Entry Permit. For more information, please refer to the National Immigration Agency.


To ensure Taiwan's agricultural ecology and food safety, and to adhere to international standards, we hereby remind all students entering Taiwan that it is strictly prohibited to illegally import any items containing pork products and other animal goods.

Step 4: Apply for Credit Transfer 

If you are transferring from other institution(s), including taking transfer exams or (retaking) college entrance exams, you may apply for credit transfer online (during mid-August), and submit the original transcript from your previous institution for approval. Credit transfer eligibility will be processed based on the University’s Guidelines for Credit Transfer. For more information, please refer to the Credit Transfer Procedure (Curriculum Division).

Application Link: MyNTU >> Courses >>  Credit Transfer Application. 

For the current application date, please see the most recent Academic Calendar.

Step 5: Check your NTU Student ID, International Student Volunteer, and Course Enrollment Information

NTU Student ID

Please log into the Online Pre-arrival Survey for New International Students to check your student ID number 4 days before the course selection starts (August and February).

You may use your student ID to log into NTU systems, including the course selection system and NTU email.

Student Volunteer

To help you become more familiar with NTU student life, OIA will assign you an NTU student volunteer. The student volunteer can help you with both academic and practical matters at NTU, including the Online Course Selection System procedures, and help you adjust to life in Taiwan.
You may check your student volunteer information by logging into the Online Pre-Arrival Survey for New International Students system. 

For more information:  Student Volunteer

Course Enrollment

The course enrollment process consists of three parts:

  1. First Course Selection Period - about three weeks before the semester starts
  2. Second Course Selection Period - about two weeks before the semester starts
  3. Drop/Add Period (after the school semester starts) - a two-week period where you can add and/or drop courses

For more information: Course Selection

Online Course Selection System

Go to MyNTU >> Students >> Curriculum >> "Online Course Selection System I / II".

The User ID is your NTU student ID number with the first letter in lowercase.

The default password is an “a” plus the year and date of your birth. (For example, if you were born on January 22, 1995, then your password would be a19950122.).
For information about the course selection period, please refer to the NTU Academic calendar.

NTU International Students Facebook Group

We welcome all international students, including degree students, exchange students, and visiting students at NTU to join our Facebook group. You can find important announcements as well as information about on-campus activities in this group. It also functions as a community for international students to connect, share, and engage with one another.

Important: Please provide your Student ID Number so we can approve your joining request.

Join us here: NTU International Students

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Last update : 2024 / 06 / 17