- 【Exchange Program】COVID-19 information from NCTU (25 Mar. 2020 updated)
(23 Mar. 2020)
[NCTU]Update information of COVID-19
The Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported on March 22 that the infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 169 cases. Of 169 confirmed cases in Taiwan, 133 are imported and 36 are indigenous. Of the confirmed cases, there have been 2 deaths, and 28 patients have recovered while the remainder is in a stable condition and remains hospitalized in isolation.

The following are the updates from NCTU:
- From March 19, the entry of all foreign nationals will not be allowed unless documents of granted entry are provided and subject to 14 days of home quarantine after entering Taiwan.
- The CECC has announced that it will suspend the transit of airline passengers through Taiwan from 00:00 Taipei Standard Time (GMT+8) on March 24 (Tuesday) until April 7.
- NCTU strongly recommended our student who is now abroad returning to Taiwan. However, it is not compulsory, and we respect students’ decision whether they would like to leave the country and return to Taiwan/ home country.
If our student decides to terminate their exchange, please kindly contact our outbound student exchange project manager, Ms. Cherrie Chow.
- Most of the partner universities are recalling students back to their country. NCTU respect you and your students’ decisions on whether they would like to continue the exchange or return.
If your student has decided to go back, the student is required to inform NCTU coordinator, Ms. Iris Chuang, who is in charge of International student services about the decision.
We will try to assist them in completing their studies here and keep them with the updated information from the university.
- We accept AY2020/2021 Exchange Program nomination; the nomination link has already sent to every university/ institute, and the deadline is on March 30 (Mon).
Students’ application deadline is on April 15 (Wed); please make sure to complete the online application.
- NCTU has suspended the Short Term Research Program of this semester. Further notice will be provided before summer.
We will keep updating any new development to the partner universities/ institutions.

(12 Mar. 2020)
[NCTU] Update information of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)
The Central Epidemic Command Center reported on March 11 that infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 49 cases (Case #49 confirmed at March 20). These confirmed cases included 26 indigenous cases and 22 imported cases. Of the 48 confirmed cases, one died from the novel coronavirus, and 17 were released from isolation while the remainder is in a stable condition and remains hospitalized in isolation.

NCTU also take the prevention measure seriously to keep the safety of the students, staffs and visitors.
- To maintain the rights to study for students who cannot attend classes in person, course teachers/instructors or assistants may use video recordings to conduct non-synchronized distance teaching.
- Students who are unable to come to Taiwan due to epidemic prevention policies may take courses at local universities or higher education institutions accredited by Ministry of Education Taiwan.
- All offices of the university shall announce real-time information about all epidemic prevention & control measures and ‘Study at Ease’ measures on the special epidemic prevention website for all staff and students according to the allocation of tasks.
- Emails shall be sent to students if there is any important information released. Matters concerning confidentiality and privacy shall be dealt with according to relevant regulations.
- From March 9, NCTU has taken the measure that everyone entering every building (including dormitories) will have their body temperatures tested (by thermal imaging cameras).
NCTU will continue to monitor the situation closely and will keep you updated in the future.

(06 Mar. 2020)

Regarding the Coronavirus Disease condition in Taiwan
In light of the outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease, we would like to assure you that the University is doing its best to protect the students and staff from the virus, following the guidelines and recommendations of the authorities. NCTU has established an Epidemic Prevention Team to address and respond to the potential problems that students may encounter, and also act as the primary information sharing entity on campus.
We have also taken active preventive measures. These measures include:
- The introduction of disease prevention policies (including wearing surgical face masks in crowded areas, routine tests of body temperature, installation of hand sanitary devices)
- Cancellation of exchange programs to and from high-risk areas
- Quarantine policies for people who have been to high-risk areas
- Reduction of international academic activities
- Encouraging and supporting our faculty members to conduct lectures online and implementing policies to avoid unnecessary personal contact
Based on the Ministry of Education and Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, cases of community transmission have not occurred in Taiwan.
We urge all members of the NCTU community to stay calm and remain diligent in implementing the preventive measures mentioned above.
We will keep all students updated as we continue to monitor the situation.

(18 Feb. 2020)

[NCTU] Information about Novel Coronavirus
Regarding the epidemic of Novel Coronavirus infection, we would like to provide information about how NCTU is responding to the epidemic to ensure a healthy and safe environment for our students, staff, and faculties on campus.

Based on the Ministry of Education and Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, cases of community transmission have not occurred in Taiwan.
Furthermore, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), February 7 (CNA) starting on Monday, February 10, travellers who have transited through China, Hong Kong, or Macau on their way to Taiwan will be quarantined for 14 days upon the arrival. All citizens of China and most citizens from Hong Kong and Macau (including students) have also been temporarily banned from entering Taiwan.

NCTU has established an Epidemic Prevention Team to address and respond to the potential problems that students may encounter, and also act as the primary information sharing entity on campus. The followings are some of the protocols:
- The starting date of the spring semester, AY2019/2020 has been delayed until March 2, 2020. And the last day of the semester will be June 26, 2020.
- No cases of the Novel Coronavirus have been confirmed on all five of our campuses. Both inbound and outbound exchange programs with China, including Hong Kong and Macao are cancelled as a precautionary measure. All departments will synchronize the latest information and update the prevention protocols about the current Novel Coronavirus status on NCTU website.
- For non-local students from China, Hong Kong, and Macao, the Division of Register and the relevant university divisions have released the latest regulations of enrollment and class registration to ensure that non-local students can still complete their upcoming semester despite the Novel Coronavirus threat.
- Students who have been to China in the past 14 days will be quarantined in separated rooms inside the dormitory, and their health status will be checked regularly. They will also be required to wear masks and stay indoors until the end of the quarantine.
NCTU has implemented serious of protocols, including those mentioned above, to prevent students, staff and faculties from having anxiety and uncertainty regarding the epidemic.
Additionally, we have installed hand sanitizers and infrared thermometer throughout our campuses as a precautionary measure.


- Contact
Project Coordinator
Ms. Lily Cheng
  • +886-3-5131257
  • lilycheng@nctu.edu.tw
  • Inbound exchange, visiting & short-term research program