Short Term Research Program (suspended)
- International Students
  • Students admitted through Inbound Short-term Research Program are called "Inbound Research Student", and it is a non-degree program.
  • All applicants must firstly identify and contact a full-time professor at NCTU to be their research supervisor.
  • Office of International Affairs does not involve in matching students and NCTU host professors.
  • The student is required to apply two months before the tentative research start date.
  • List of NCTU professors who might want to host NCTU short-term research application.

    • Program Profile:
      Current students from international academic institutions who wish to do research in NCTU.
    • Qualification:
      International students enrolled in overseas academic institutions.
    • (**The list of the international academic institutions is issued by the Ministry of Education, R.O.C., please refer to Database for the Reference List of Foreign Universities.)
    • Program Duration:
      Due to visa regulations, the maximum program duration shall not exceed 180 days. If the student would like to stay for a longer period, the applicant must re-apply to the program. This would mean a new visa is required, and a program fee for the second period will be charged.
    • Program fee:
      1. OIA administration fee: NTD 1,500
      2. Short term research application fee:
      Less than 2 months (60 days)2 to 4 months (61 to 120 days)4 to 6 months (121 to 180 days)
      NTD 3,000NTD 6,000NTD 8,000
    • (**The above fee does not include the cost of living.)

    • An applicant who meets the following requirement may receive a "short term research application fee" waiver:
      1. Students from our partner universities.
      2. Short Term Research Scholarship awardees.
      3. Taiwan Experience Education Program (TEEP@AsiaPlus) students.
      4. Students who were invited by an NCTU professor for international academia collaboration.

    • Documents Required:
      • Application form (typewritten) (doc.) (odt.
      • Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English
      • Research Proposal of your research at NCTU (1 A4 page)
      • Invitation Letter from NCTU supervisorr
      • (The letter is compulsory for the visa application process. It should include a formal letterhead and signed by a NCTU supervising professors.)
      • Latest “Enrollment Letter” with an official stamp or student card with an expiry date
      • (Please make sure that the duration of internship in NCTU does not exceed the enrollment period at your home institution.)
      • A copy of the passport (valid for at least 6 months)
      • *A proof issued by the home university that internship is one of the graduation criteria or part of graduation requirements
      • (This is a compulsory visa application requirement only for undergraduate applicants.)

    • Application Instruction:
      Email “completed application package” (all required documents mentioned above) at least 2 months before the tentative research start date to NCTU coordinator.
    • **Students who submit the completed application package in advance, will have the priority to apply for the accommodation.
    • Admissions:
      After the application, admitted students will receive an admission letter from NCTU and official Ministry of Education (MoE) approval letter two to three weeks.
    • Other Information:
      Division of International & Cross-strait Services (ICS) will email the "Welcome Package" to admitted students in which registration, arrival, and dormitory application information…etc. is contained.


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