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Visitor Visa

If you are on the semester program and intend to stay in Taiwan for less than six months, a Visitor Visa will suffice. Visitor Visa holders who are permitted to stay for 60 or 90 days and whose visas bear no such remark as "no extension will be granted" may apply at local service centers of the National Immigration Agency for a maximum of 90 or 120 days of extensions within 15 days before the current visa expires.

Resident Visa

If you are on the year program and/or intend to stay in Taiwan for more than 180 days, it is strongly advised to enter on a Resident Visa so that it is easier and faster to make the necessary change from your current visa to the Alien Resident Certificate (ARC; see the ARC section below). Students who enter with Visitor Visas but will stay for more than 180 days must change them into Resident Visas at the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs before the Visitor Visa expiration date.

Alien Resident Certificate (ARC)

For international students, the Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) serves as your temporary ID card which can prove your resident status in Taiwan. Moreover, whether you have entered Taiwan with Resident Visa or obtained Resident Visa through visa change in Taiwan, please remember to apply for the Alien Resident Certificate and Re-entry Permit (重入國許可) at the National Immigration Agency in your resident city within 15 days upon your arrival or within 15 days of the issue of your Resident Visa. The ARC for the exchange students is valid for one academic year only and cannot be extended. For more information, please contact the National Immigration Agency (內政部入出國及移民署).

General Required Documents
  1. A completed application form
  2. Two 3.5 x 4.5 cm head and shoulder photos in color with a white background
  3. Original passport and Resident Visa with one photocopy of each
  4. Admission letter (the original and a photocopy) and a certificate of enrollment issued by the university (a copy of both sides of your NTU student ID card)
  5. Application fee TWD 1,000

National Immigration Agency (內政部入出國及移民署)
No. 15, Guangjhou Street, Taipei (台北市廣州街15號; MRT Xiaonanmen Stn. Exit 2)
Tel: +886-2-2388 9393 # 2637 (Mr. XIAO)
Fax : +886-2-2361-1598
Information for Foreigner Line: +886-0800-024-111
Office Hours: 08:00 ~ 17:00 through the lunch hour (Monday to Friday)

Work Permit (for foreign professionals)

A work permit for foreign professionals allows you to accept paid employment in Taiwan and is the first Taiwan ID you need to apply for. As long as a work contract is signed with NTU, you will receive a permit from the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) through the University. With the permit you can apply for entry visa at the Taiwan representative office in your country. If you are already in Taiwan, you should apply for a change of visa at the Bureau of Consular Affairs after you receive the work permit.

NTU Insurance Policy

NTU regulations require each exchange student to provide proof of his/her Health and Accident insurance. Exchange students are recommended to purchase insurance for the entire period of your stay in your home country prior to your arrival in Taiwan. Per instruction of the Ministry of Education of Taiwan, exchange students are not allowed to purchase the standard student insurance plan provided for regular students by the university. Instead, exchange students who are ARC holders and who have met the four month minimum residency requirement may purchase the National Health Insurance (NHI) plans with limited coverage. Please note that all NTU exchange students are required to carry their own medical and accident insurance plans worth a minimum of TWD 1,000,000 (approx. US$34,000) valid for the whole exchange period. All prospective exchange students must show proof of insurance along with their applications; exchange students are advised to purchase their own insurance in their homecountries before coming to NTU. Taiwanese insurance company that offers accident insurance programs:

National Health Insurance

Exchange students residing in Taiwan for more than four months can be enrolled in the National Health Insurance (NHI) system. Please apply for NHI during the 4th month (not before) of your stay in Taiwan. For students living on campus, you may go to the Da-An District Office to complete the enrollment procedure. The premium is around TWD 604 per month.

Da-an District Office, Taipei City (台北市大安區公所)
8F, No. 86, Sec. 2, Xin-sheng S. Rd., Taipei (臺北市新生南路二段86號8樓)
(At the intersection of Ho-Ping East Road and Xin-Sheng South Road)
Tel: +886-2-2351-1711 #8602
Fax: +886-2-2341-9715

Policy of Health Exams for Incoming Exchange Students to NTU

From April 1st, 2008, incoming exchange students could fulfill the requirement of NTU Health Exams (Form I) according to the following methods:

  1. they may get the exams done in their home country and mail the Health Exam Form to our office with other required documents by the application deadline.
  2. If students couldn't receive their exam reports before they send out the application documents, they may
    • fax the copy of the Exam Form and then mail the original one to our office before their arrivals to NTU.
    • fax the copy of the Exam Form and the signed Health Exam Declaration to our office first, and then bring the original one to Taiwan, hand in the form to us in person on the Registration Day.
  3. If students couldn't complete the health exams in their home country, they should first send us the signed Health Exam Declaration, and then do the exams at the National Taiwan University Hospital once they arrive at Taiwan. Please see the attached file for the Instructions of Health Exams at NTU Hospital.

From Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

If you need to come to NTU from the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) on your own, the following are directions to get to the NTU Main Gate and different on-campus dormitories:

By Taxi

Fare: Around NTD$1,200; Travel Time: 60 mins. There is no direct train or bus traveling from the airport to NTU. If you carry heavy luggage with you, taking a taxi will be the easiest and most comfortable way to get to NTU. Taxi ranks are outside the Arrival Lobby of both Terminal 1 and 2 and services are available 24 hours a day. Airport taxis to Taipei city charge a flat rate of NTD$1,000 to 1,200 (highway tolls included). A night time surcharge may apply for rides after 11:00 pm. The address for the NTU Main Gate and NTU dormitories are listed below for your use. NTU Main Gate :

  1. No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei
  2. International Youth Center (IYC): No.30, Sec. 3, HsinHai Road, Taipei
  3. Prince House- NTU ChangHsing Dorms: No. 75, Sec. 3, KeeLung Road, Taipei
  4. Prince House- NTU ShuiYuan Dorms: No. 16-1, SiYuan Street, Taipei
By Bus + Taxi

Fare: Around NTD$300 ; Travel Time: 80 mins.Bus tickets are available at Arrival Areas of both Terminals(Terminal 1: on the southeast side; Terminal 2: on the northeast side). For your convenience, please take either the "Evergreen Bus" (長榮巴士) or the "Toward You Air Bus East Line" (大有巴士東線) to Taipei city. Get off either at MRT ZhongXiaoFuXing Station (捷運忠孝復興站) or at Howard Hotel (福華飯店) and take a taxi to NTU.

For Scholars

OIA Airport Pick-up Service

If you arrive in Taiwan between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. (Taipei time), the Office of International Affairs can provide free airport pick-up service. Please apply at least ten working days (two weeks) before your departure. Please send the completed Service Request Form via fax or e-mail to OIA. Confirmation email and contact information will be sent to you 48 hours before your arrival.

For Students

Types of Accomodation

Location Room Type Fee Note
Prince House - NTU ShuiYuan Dorms Single En Suite TWD 8,500 / month*1 A single room with a private bathroom and a communal kitchen shared among five residents
Prince House - NTU Dorms Single En Suite TWD 7,100 / month*1 Single room with a private bathroom
Prince House - NTU Dorms Twin En Suite TWD 7,100 / month*1 A room with a private bathroom shared between two residents
IYC Twin Share TWD 7,000 / semester*2 A room shared between two residents, shared common bathroom (one of the rooms is for three students, but the fee remains the same

*1 Only water bill included
*2 Both water and electricity bill included

For Scholars

NTU provides on-campus accommodation for full-time faculty members and visiting scholars with limited availability and will assist international scholars with other options:

1. Full-time Faculty Members

Regular full-time teachers living with spouse, underage children, parents, or adult children with disability, are eligible to apply for faculty and staff dormitory. To apply, please contact the General Affairs Office at NTU (Tel: 3366-3428).

Besides scholar dorms, newly employed full-time faculty members can apply for the dorm assigned for short-term returning scholars. Information on dorm vacancies and addresses will be announced on the website of The Property Management Division of the Office of General Affairs. The application should be made at the end of each month. For details or other helps, please contact your host department.

If a newly employed full-time faculty member arrives before employment date and needs a short-term accommodation, he/she may try visiting scholar dorms as long as vacancies exist. You will make the application as a visiting scholar. Please contact your host department for details or helps (see 2. Visiting Scholars).

2. Visiting Scholars

NTU has 26 family dorms and 30 single dorms for visiting scholars. All dorms are located on Chang-Xing street and Wen-Zhou street on campus. To apply, please contact the General Affairs Office at NTU (Tel: 3366-2234). For a list of dorms and their addresses, please see Chart One.

Dorm Room Type Rooms Monthly Rent Address
Changxing Street Family 19 suites 15,000 Lane 57 & 85, Changxing Street
Single 6 suites* 7,500 Lane 85, Changxing Street
Wenzhou Street Family 7 suites 24,000 - 27,000 Lane 22, Wenzhou Street
Single 24 suites* 12,000 Lane 22, Wenzhou Street

* Double occupancy

University Guesthouse and Campus Hotel

For short-term visiting scholars who do not meet the dorm application requirements, Lu Min Guest House provides on-campus accommodation with its 18 twin rooms and 8 double twin rooms, while the nearby Leader Hotel next to the Second Activity Building in the Management Corner offers full-service rooms (breakfast included) for your comfort.

Off-campus Hotels

For short-term visits, you may also consider off-campus lodging. Both Howard International House (across from the NTU Sports Center) and The Howard Hotel (15-minute taxi ride) provide discounts for NTU international scholars.

In addition, NTU has an agreement with the Tsue Ma Ma Foundation, a major locator in town, to provide housing information and services to international scholars.


Location: Room 419, 4th floor, 2nd Administration Building (第二行政大樓)
(Also known as New Agricultural Chemistry Building / 農化新館)
Tel: +886-2-3366-2007 or +886-2-2362-6801
Fax: +886-2-2362-0096

Managers of Student Exchange/ Visiting Student Programs

Ms. Winni KUO / 郭芠小姐
For general inquiries
Tel: +886-2-3366-2007 ext.204

Ms. Mollien TAO / 陶孟麟小姐
For Europe, Australia, and Latin America regions
Tel: +886-2-3366-2007 ext.206

International Scholars program

Ms. Lee Hui-Chun
International Programs Division
Tel: +886-2-33662007 ext.218
Fax: +886-2-23620096


Graduate Academic Affairs Division / 研教組

The Graduate Academic Affairs Division is in charge of graduate student enrollment, grades, registration, and various academic paper applications (e.g. academic transcripts, issuance of student ID cards, etc.)
Location: Room 209, 2nd floor, Administration Building (行政大樓)
Contact: Mr. Hsueh-Jung LU / 呂學榮先生
Tel: +886-2-3366-2388 ext.411
Fax: +886-2-2363-4383


Student Housing Service Division / 住宿服務組

The Student Housing Service Division coordinates housing assignments, policy, roommate issues, room switches, and other inquiries about on-campus accommodation.
Location: Next to the Administration Building (行政大樓)
Tel: +886-2-3366-2264 ext.8
Fax: +886-2-2369-6404

Contact for graduate students:

Ms. Serena LEE / 李翠屏小姐
Tel: +886-2-3366-2266

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