NSYSU / National Sun Yat-sen University
International Exchange Program
Program A/B
2021 Spring (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
Spring Semester
Nomination Deadline
1st cycle:03/Jul/2020
2nd cycle: 22/Sep/2020
Contact information


Accept Program A 2students / Semester
Accept Program B

2students / Semester

approx USD $1770

Local currency56000

Local currency exchange rate

1USD ≒30

Update date 14/May/2020 23:59:04
Outline ID 657

List of study programs that are open for international exchanges

Content http://www.nsysu.edu.tw/p/412-1000-88.php?Lang=en

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/Feb/2021 To: 30/Jun/2021
2nd Semester
From: 01/Sep/2021 To: 31/Jan/2022
*Students can choose either 1 semester study or 2 semesters study

Language Proficiency Requirements

Accept Native English


Academic Field
Instruction Facilities and Other Supports
Scholarship information
Housing Type
  • Dormitory

Housing charge
Local currency
  • 8500-17000
Cost of living

Estimated living cost per month excluding Housing Fee

$ 300 - 400 per month
Medical Insurance Required (For student)
Visa Process All students must apply Visitor/Resident Visa to enter Taiwan with their admission letter. After their entry to Taiwan, students need to extend the visa for another 60/90 days prior to the expiration date. For students staying for a full academic year, they must obtain a Resident Visa to enter Taiwan, and they are required to apply for an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) within 15 days after their arrival.

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/Feb/2021To:30/Jun/2021(5 months)
Second Semester
From:01/Sep/2021To:31/Jan/2022(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

This program has been closed for appplications

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