NSYSU / National Sun Yat-sen University
Program A/B
2020 Fall (1st,2nd Cycle)

General Information

Host Institution

National Sun Yat-sen University was established in 1980 along the Sizihwan in the city of Kaohsiung, and has since been a thriving institution of higher learning. There are six colleges: Liberal Arts, Science, Engineering, Management, Marine Sciences, and Social Sciences, and one general education center. Equal emphasis is placed on the teaching and research of humanities as well as science and engineering. Since 2006 NSYSU has been granted by the Ministry of Education through the “Aim for the Top University Plan” to improve teaching and research. Outstanding academic achievements exhibited by many departments have landed NSYSU among the world’s top universities in many academic rankings.

The NSYSU campus is uniquely situated at the crossing of hills and sea, and adjacent to the Kaohsiung Harbor. Our strategic geography prompted our feature advancements in marine research, which heeds to Kaohsiung’s aspiration to develop into a Marine Capital, as we become the leading academic institution of marine sciences in Taiwan. The university encourages interdisciplinary collaboration between marine studies and other academic fields so as to stimulate new ideas and research directions. NSYSU is ranked in the top 200 by ESI in the fields of engineering, mathematics, and information engineering. We are also highly competitive in the fields of communications engineering, electronic commerce, materials science, and optoelectronics.  

NSYSU has sister-university agreements with over 160 universities from more than 30 countries around the world. Within these partnerships we engage in student exchange programs, dual degree programs, joint dissertation supervisions, research collaborations, and co-sponsorship of symposiums. We are dedicated to creating an internationalized campus. Each year over 1,200 foreign students come to NSYSU for degree programs, exchange programs, research fellowships, or language learning. The vast array of activities provides ample opportunities for domestic students and foreign students to interact and bridge their understanding of different cultures.   

The campus is located in the scenic Sizihwan and surrounded by the Longevity Mountain and the Taiwan Strait. The spectacular beach offers a natural venue for recreation and water sports, and the sunset is the most popular scenery sought by tourists from all over the world.

Mailing Address


Study Abroad Year
Fall Semester
Nomination Deadline
1st cycle:06/Jan/2020
2nd cycle: 16/Mar/2020
Contact information


Accept Program A 2students / Semester
Accept Program B

2students / Semester

approx USD $1084

Local currencyNT$49,460~NT$63,560

Local currency exchange rate

1USD ≒30

Update date 20/Apr/2020 05:44:08
Outline ID 388

List of study programs that are open for international exchanges

Content All fields are open to exchange students as long as the student has adequate Chinese proficiency. Otherwise, students can only take courses offered in English. Students are allowed to choose courses from different departments or levels. Some graduate level courses are not open to undergraduate students.
Teaching Language Chinese & English
Exchange Duration
1st Semester
From: 01/Sep/2020 To: 31/Jan/2021
Language Proficiency Requirements

Accept Native English


Academic Field
Area Studies
--Asian Studies, --Chinese Studies, --Pacific Rim Studies,
--Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, --Botany/Plant Biology, --Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, --Marine Sciences,
--Accounting, --Business Communications, --Business Management, --Economics, --Finance, --Human Resources Management, --International Business/Trade/Commerce, --Management Information Systems, --Marketing,
--Digital Communication and Media,
--Curriculum and Instruction, --Educational Leadership and Administration, --Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language,
--Computer Engineering, --Electrical and Electronics Engineering, --Environmental Engineering, --Mechanical Engineering, --Nanotechnology, --Robotics, and Automation Engineering,
English Language and Literature
--American Literature (United States), --English Literature (British and Commonwealth), --General Literature, --Writing,
Foreign Languages and Literatures
--Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other,
International/Global Studies
--International Relations and Affairs,
Natural Resources/Conservation
--Marine Resources Management, --Sustainability Studies,
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
--Chemistry, --Physics,
--Educational Psychology,
Social Sciences
--Political Science and Government, --Sociology,
Visual and Performing Arts
--Acting, --Art History, --Art Studies, --Directing and Theatrical Production, --Drama and Theatre Arts, --Music Pedagogy, --Music Performance, --Music Theory and Composition,
Instruction Facilities and Other Supports
Scholarship information
Housing Type
  • Dormitory

Housing charge
Local currency
  • 8500-17000
  • USD $100 per month
Cost of living

Estimated living cost per month excluding Housing Fee

$ 300 - 400 per month
Medical Insurance Required (For student)
Visa Process Once accepted, students will receive Letter of Acceptance for visa application.

All exchange students are advised to apply for a valid Visitor or Resident Visa in their country of residence BEFORE entering Taiwan. NTU College of Management will not be involved in individual VISA application but will issue the Letter of Acceptance of NTU for exchange students to apply VISA.

As there is no “Student Visa” for international students studying in Taiwan, students whose exchange period is less than 180 days can apply for an extendable Visitor Visa and students whose exchange period is more than 180 days can apply for a Resident Visa.

The required documents for the VISA application may vary depending on the countries where the exchange students are from. For example, VISA applications from the designated countries might need a Guarantee from the applicant’s sponsor in Taiwan, according to the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.(Taiwan). Therefore, exchange students are strongly advised to visit ROC Embassies and Missions Abroad or find the nearest embassy around your area to get the most updated information to facilitate your VISA application process.

Please inform prospective dates of acceptance if the dates would be later than UMAP's Timeline for onlire placement period. It helps students to choose their preferences.

Link to the Course List available for international students / Other related links

Regular Academic Calendar (indicate the period)

First Semester
From:01/Sep/2020To:31/Jan/2021(5 months)
Second Semester
From:01/Feb/2021To:30/Jun/2021(5 months)
Third Semester
Fourth Semester
Website of academic year

Semester Load in Credits/Units

1UCTS = 1Credit/1.5ECTS/3CATS *What's UCTS?


General Timetable and Requirements for Graduation

Total Number of Credits Needed for Graduation
Number of Years Typically Needed to Complete Undergraduate Program

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