The Research Visiting Program is a non-degree program designed for international students who are currently enrolled in academic institutions outside of Taiwan but wish to engage in short-term research or internships with NTU faculty members. This program offers a valuable opportunity to gain hands-on experience and collaborate with experts in your field.
It is important to note that research visiting students are not permitted to enroll in regular NTU courses during their participation in the program. The program has a maximum duration of 180 days, allowing participants to make the most of their time at NTU.
- Applicants must be currently enrolled as undergraduate or graduate students at an overseas university, actively pursuing a formal degree.
- Your home university must be included in the reference list issued by the Ministry of Education, R.O.C. You can find the reference list on this link. Please ensure that your university is listed.
- Students who already graduated from the university are not eligible to apply.
- Applicants must hold a foreign nationality. Taiwanese nationals are not eligible to apply.
- For Mainland Chinese, Hong Kong, or Macau passport holders, please refer to the Chinese version of the website for specific application instructions. （持有中國大陸、香港或澳門地區護照者，請參照訪問研究計畫中文版網頁）
3. Purpose of Visit:
- Please consider the following purposes of visit based on your academic level:
- [Undergraduate Level]: Applicants at the undergraduate level should be those who are required to fulfill internship obligations to meet their graduation requirements.
- [Graduate Level]: Applicants at the graduate level should fall into one of the following categories:
- A. Those who are required to complete an internship as part of their graduation requirements.
- B. Those who are interested in conducting short-term research in Taiwan as a means to contribute to their thesis writing.
- The Research Visiting Program offers flexible program durations, allowing students to customize their stay according to their needs. The program duration can range from a minimum of 14 days to a maximum of 180 days. Students have the flexibility to choose their preferred starting time based on their availability and academic schedule.
- It's important to note that the program duration is subject to visa regulations. According to these regulations, the duration of stay in Taiwan cannot exceed 180 days. If you wish to extend your stay beyond this maximum period, you will need to exit Taiwan to obtain a new visa and then re-enter the country. Please be aware that an additional program fee will apply for the extended duration.
||32-62 days||63~92 days||93~180 days
|Application Fee (paid with application)||TWD 5,000||TWD 5,000||TWD 5,000||TWD 5,000|
|Program Fee (paid upon arrival)||TWD 5,000||TWD 10,000||TWD 15,000||TWD 25,000|
|TWD 10,000||TWD 15,000||TWD 20,000||TWD 30,000|
Participants in the Taiwan Experience Education Program (TEEP), MECO-TECO Sandwich Scholarship Program, and International Internship Pilot Program (IIPP) receive a 50% discount.
- Non-refundable Application Fee:
- The Application Fee is non-refundable once it has been paid. This includes cases of incomplete applications, cancellations, incorrect payments, duplicate payments, and similar situations.
- Payment Instruction:
- Applicants should download the payment sheet from the application system and make the application fee payment through a bank wire transfer.
- Please note that international remittance transactions may incur double exchange rate differences, resulting in being charged twice by the bank. Additionally, there may be fees associated with the transfer of foreign currencies. Please ensure that you add an appropriate amount to your payment to cover these fees.
- Accepted Currencies:
- We accept wire transfer payments in foreign currencies equivalent to the amount in New Taiwan Dollar (TWD). It is advisable to consult with your bank to determine the transfer amount, as exchange rates may vary.
- Cost of Living:
- The aforementioned fees do not include the cost of living.
- Please refer to Accommodation (Off-campus) for housing rates, and the factsheet for other estimated expenses.
- Financial Support:
- The University does not provide financial support for this program. Applicants are responsible for covering all educational and living expenses during their stay at NTU.
- For scholarship opportunities offered by the Taiwan government, please refer to the Government Scholarship (external web page). We also recommend seeking information from your home university and home country regarding potential financial support options.
- The Research Visiting Program is a non-degree program, which means that students will not receive any academic credits or a degree from NTU upon completion.
- However, it is important for you to have open communication with your host professor to understand your role and responsibilities within the program. Consulting with your host professor will help clarify expectations and ensure a productive and meaningful experience during your research visit at NTU.
Finding an NTU Host Professor
Before initiating your application, it is essential to secure an NTU faculty member who is willing to serve as your supervisor during the Research Visiting Program. To assist you in finding a suitable supervisor, we recommend following these steps:
1. Browse the Faculty List:
- Currently, NTU comprises 16 colleges, 58 departments, and 146 graduate institutes. You can refer to the List of Colleges & Departments to explore the diverse academic offerings available at NTU. Browse through the faculty list in the department or graduate institute that aligns with your research interests.
- This will help you identify potential supervisors who are conducting research in your area of interest.
2. Explore Individual Faculty Websites:
- Visit the websites of individual faculty members to gain insight into their research interests and experiences.
- This will allow you to assess if their expertise aligns with your research goals and interests.
3. Contact Potential Supervisors:
- After narrowing down your choices, reach out to a few potential supervisors directly to initiate discussions about your research interests.
- It is advisable to express your interest in working with them and inquire about their availability and willingness to supervise your research.
International Student and Scholar Services
Office of International Affairs, National Taiwan University
T: +886 (0)2 3366 2007 ext. 344