New Degree Students

New degree students need to complete and know the following to enroll to the NTU, including visa, insurance, degree verification and so on. Below are the introductions to these items.

For more information about new degree student, please refer to:
2017/2018 Guidebook for International Degree Students


2018 Spring Semester Orientation

You may find the power point files of 2018 spring semester orientation sessions as below.


Academic Information             National Health Insurance

Resident Visa and Alien Resident Certificate (ARC)

Resident Visa

Visa is a required document for entering Taiwan. We recommend you to apply for Resident Visa, because it is also a required document when you apply for Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) later on. Even you are from a visa free country, we still recommend you to apply for Resident Visa in advance. Otherwise, you may need to leave the country or go through other formalities to apply for ARC.

For more information: Resident Visa

Alien Resident Certificate (ARC)

The Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) serves as the ID card that proves your resident status in Taiwan. It is a very important document and we advise you to take good care of it and pay attention to its expiration time.

For more information: Alien Resident Certificate (ARC)

Health Exam

New coming students are required to complete the NTU Health Exam as part of the registration procedure and submit the required forms during Registration Days. For more detailed information and to download the health exam form, please refer to the following files.

Bachelor's Degree: Health Exam Instruction , Health Exam Form

Master's and Doctorate Degree: Health Exam Instruction , Health Exam Form


During registration, all students are insured by general student insurance. However, according to the National Health Insurance (NHI) Act, all foreigners staying in the ROC for more than six months must be covered by NHI. For the first six month before enrolling in NHI, we will automatically process the group medical insurance for you (which is similar to NHI). You are required to pay the above-mentioned insurance fee during registration.

For more information: Group medical insurance , National Health Insurance

Post Office/Bank Acount for Under 20

According to the Taiwan regulations, students under the age of 20 are considered to have limited capacity to make juridical acts and must submit a letter of consent notarized by a Taiwanese embassy (or representative office) from their statutory agents or guardians before they are able to open a bank or post office account. However, if international students can prove that they are legally adults in their home country, as verified by a Taiwanese embassy (or representative office), they do not need a letter of consent.

A sample can be downloaded from the following link: Declaration from the student's statutory

Since scholarship money and other payments will be transfered through Chung Hwa post office accounts, we suggest you open a post office account.

Degree Verification

You are required to show your verified diploma and transcript during NTU’s Registration Days. Please note that you will not be able to complete the registration procedure during Registration Days, unless you present all the verified documents.

Foreign Degree Verification

In addition, you should have all foreign diplomas and transcripts verified by the Taiwan Embassy/Mission in the country of the institution and show them on Registration Days. If the transcripts and diplomas (or graduation certificates) are not in Chinese or English, please verify the original documents and the translation of the documents before you arrive in Taiwan.

Mainland Chinese Degree Verification

Verification procedure for mainland Chinese diplomas is different from the General Degree Verification. For more information please refer to “ Verification Procedure for Mainland Chinese Academic Qualifications ”

Hong Kong and Macao Degree Verification

Verification procedure for Hong Kong and Macao diplomas is different from the General Degree Verification. For more information please refer to “ Regulations Governing the Examination and Recognition of Educational Qualifications from Hong Kong and Macao”

Course Enrollment

The course enrollment process consists of three parts:

First Course Selection Period, Second Course Selection Period, and the Drop/Add Period after the school semester starts. Please refer to Courses for more information, and for other relevant dates concerning course registration, please refer to Important Dates for International Students.

Online Course Selection System

Go to >> Students >> Curriculum >> "Online Course Selection System I / II" .

The User ID is your NTU student ID number with the first letter in lowercase.

The default password is an “a” plus your date of birth. (For example, if you were born on January 22, your password would be a0122.)

How to get to NTU

Please refer to “ Transportation Information ” section in Campus life.

Dormitories Moving-in and Maps

Below are some moving-in information and maps to the different dormitories, for your reference.

Prince House - NTU Chang-Hsing (長興) / Shui-Yuan (水源) Dorms

On the day of moving in, you may purchase the bedding items (mattress, pillow, blanket etc.) from the front desk of Building A (refer to the picture below) or from the convenience stores nearby. As for the daily necessities, you may purchase them from the convenience stores nearby.

You may request assistance from your student volunteer on the day of moving-in.   

For more detailed information, please refer to NTU Prince House.

Below is also the Prince House Guide Map for your reference.

Guo Qing Dorms ( IYC )

On the day of moving in, you may purchase the bedding items and daily necessities from the convenience and departmental stores nearby. Please refer to the Guide Map below. 

You may request assistance from your student volunteer on the day of moving-in.   

For more detailed information, please refer to Guo Qing Dorm.

Orientation activities

After your arrival in Taiwan, OIA arranges a series of activities for International Students, helping you to get to know campus quickly, including the following:

Orientation Camp for Freshmen  (September 6-9, 2017, for bachelor degree student only)

Campus tour (September 4-5, 2017)

Orientation for International Students (September 5, 2017)

Registration Days (September 6, 2017)

Welcome Mixer (September 9, 2017)

For more information, please refer to Activities for International Students > Orientation Activities

NTU International Students Facebook Group

In order to provide more effective service, we created a Facebook group, NTU International Students.

The Facebook group welcome all international students including degree students, exchange students, and visiting students at NTU. Please send a request to our group so we can add you.

In this group, OIA will post useful information about activities on campus as well as any relevant announcements that you may need to know. The group also functions as a community for international students to interact, share, and chat with one another.

We hope that you will find the group useful!

Student Volunteer

To help you to be familiar with NTU student life, and assist you during your stay at NTU, OIA provides you a NTU current student volunteer to help you. Your volunteer can help you in both academic and practical matters in NTU and Taiwan such as operating the complicated Online Courses Selection System, give you some useful tips in choosing courses.

If you have had already applied for one , we hope you have a good time with your volunteer ; if you have not and you are willing to get one, please refer to Ms. Gina Chen at

Update: 2018 / 05 / 25