Visiting Student Program


  1. Non-Taiwanese passport holder
  2. Currently enrolled in a university or graduate institute
  3. Have B1 level for English or Chinese Language Proficiency according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) as courses at NTU are mainly taught in English or Chinese.

Academic Year/Term Structure

Fall (First) Semester



Orientation week  (required) starts

September (the week before classes start)

 September (the week before classes start)

Classes start



Spring (Second) semester



Orientation week (required) starts

February (the week before classes start) 

February (the week before classes start) 

Classes start



**The dates will be updated by every academic year, please refer to Apply to NTU >>Visiting Student Program >> Admissions.

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 1st (Fall)/ 2nd (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/visiting 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 student.
  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 to Exchange/visiting students:
    1. Practicum courses offered by the departments
    2. Practice courses offer by the Department of Chemistry
    3. All GMBA required/core courses
    4. All EMBA and EiMBA courses
    5. Courses offered by Center for Teaching Education (師資培育中心)
    6. Summer Session (暑修) and Summer College (夏季學院) courses
    7. In regards to 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 the 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 the exchange rate may vary.
Both the 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 the second semester.
Visiting students are subject to ALL three fees above. These fees do NOT include the cost of living. See our 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 proof of the financial statement.

Important Notice

Students who are interested in conducting research and/or internship projects under the 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 >> Apply to NTU >> 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 / 01 / 22