Visiting Scholars Program

Visiting Scholars Program

Visiting scholars are individuals who is whose primary purpose for residence on NTU campus is to conduct research and / or lectures. The applicant shall not possess a student identity when applying for the program. The length of stay for a visiting scholar is normally not more than one year. Visiting scholar positions are not compensated. Please refer to our Visiting Scholars' Services and Fee Paying Policy for more information.

A visiting scholar program is a fee-charge program

Since August 2014, every visiting scholar must be enrolled in the Visiting Scholars Program. It incurs a university fee based on the duration of your stay:

Duration University fee
1-14 days TWD 6,000
15-30 days

TWD 10,000

31-90 days TWD 15,000
91-180 days TWD 26,000
181 days - 1 year TWD 46,000

All visiting scholars are required to pay a one-time non-refundable university fee.

* Please note that visiting scholars are responsible for their own insurance, parking license, transportation from airport. We will also incure a payment of 150 NTD for reissuing your NTU ID card.

Since we are still working on our online application and paying system, please send in your application via email 30 days in advance. Once you have arrived in Taiwan, please come to our office to obtain the payment sheet. We will assist you to complete your payment either by cash or credit cards. Please note that we can only accept Visa, MasterCard, JCB, or American Express cards.

Visiting scholars are granted a variety of privileges, including access to your department building, the University’s Libraries, and gym. For more information please visit the International Visiting Scholar Benefits & Privileges.

Visiting scholar status does not guarantee assignment of an office or workspace. These must be negotiated with the host department or research institute.

Want to become a visiting scholar?

All visiting scholars must have a NTU host ( i.e., faculty member, Dean, Director, Department, Research institute ). First check our list of colleges and departments and find a match with your area of interest; then simply contact them. Once a prospective visitor and host have agreed on a period of appointment, the host or his/her representative will send you a formal invitation letter. To fully enroll yourself in the program, please apply via our online application system. ( please download our Visiting Scholars Program form and email you application to )

Applicaiton Procedure

If you have any further questions or inquiries regarding our International Visiting Scholars' Program, please feel free to send us an email at

Types of Scholar Programs

Visiting Scholars Program
Visiting Scholars are individuals whose primary purpose for residence on NTU campus is to conduct research and/or lecture. Visiting scholars should already have a NTU host and an official invitation letter from NTU’s respective college/department.

Taiwan Fellowship Program
The Taiwan Fellowship program was established in 2010 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to award foreign experts and scholars interested in researches related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, Asia-Pacific region and Chinese studies to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan. Please apply via the Taiwan Fellowship website.

Last update : 2021 / 04 / 30