Inbound Short-term Research
- Short-term Research Students

  • Program Profile
    • Current students from international universities who wish to do research work at NCTU (less than 180 days)
  • Documents Required
    • Application form (typewritten)
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English
    • Research Proposal
      Of your research at NCTU (1 A4 page only)
    • The Invitation Letter
      From NCTU supervisor (The letter is compulsory for visa process. It should be formal and with professor’s signature, department, email address on it.)
    • Latest “Enrollment Letter”
      with official stamp from the home university (or valid student ID card with expiry date on it, please make sure the enrollment letter should cover your duration of internship in NCTU)
    • A copy of valid passport (valid for at least 6 months)
    • *A proof issued by home university that internship is one of the graduation criteria or part of course requirement (Undergraduate students only, it’s compulsory for visa process)
  • Application Instruction
    • Email “completed application package” (all required documents mentioned above) two months before the tentative research start date in order in one time to NCTU coordinator.
  • Admissions
    • Admitted students will receive admission letter and official MoE approval after the application is reported to MoE.
  • 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.

  • Program Profile
    • General information & Poster
    • Graduate students (Master and PhD) from international universities are eligible to apply (Students from partner institutions will be considered first).
    • Students holding Mainland China passport & undergraduate students are NOT eligible to apply.
    • Research duration: at least 2 months (minimum 60 days), between Feb. 22 to Nov. 30 each calendar year.
    • Financial support: FREE round-trip economy class flight ticket + NTD 5,000 scholarship (including tax)
  • Documents Required
    • Application form (typewritten)
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English
    • Research Proposal
      Of your research in NCTU (1 A4 page only)
    • The Invitation Letter
      From NCTU supervisor (The letter is compulsory for visa process. It should be formal and with professor’s signature, department, email address on it.)
    • Latest “Enrollment Letter”
      with official stamp from the home university (or valid student ID card with expiry date on it, please make sure the enrollment letter should cover your duration of internship in NCTU)
    • A copy of valid passport (valid for at least 6 months)
    • *For 4th year undergraduate students in 5-year integrated programs, a stamped proof issued by home university indicating internship is one of the graduation criteria or part of course requirement is a necessary document.
    • A copy of original transcript of academic records translated in English or in Chinese.
  • Application Instruction
    • There are 3 rounds of applications; students may choose either one according to the following deadline.
      Application Deadline Research Starting Date
      1st Round Dec. 5 of prior year Late Feb. of the year onward
      2nd Round Mar. 6 Early May of the year onward
      3rd Round Jun. 5 Early Aug. of the year onward
    • Email “complete application package” (all required documents mentioned above) before the above “Application Deadline” in order in one time to NCTU coordinator.
  • Admissions
    • The result would be announced no later than 1) Jan., 2) April and 3) July each year to the applicants via email, please check the email regularly for the admission notice.
  • Other Information
    ICS is part of the Office of International Affairs and is located on the 1st floor of Administrative Building. ICS is established to offer on-site service, such as accommodation, insurance, visa, registration for our international students. ICS cooperates with other school units to process course selection and tuition payment as well as providing guidance and assistance for all international students.

- Contact
Project Coordinator
Ms. Joyce Kuo
  • +886-3-5131257
  • joycecykuo@nctu.edu.tw
  • Inbound exchange, visiting & short-term research program, Elite Internship Program