Applicant's Eligibility

Posted at 2016-07-05 15:23:50

Who is International Degree Students?

International Degree Students are students who possess a non-ROC nationality and are pursuing a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree at NCU in accordance with the "MOE Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan".

Applicants who wish to apply to NCU should do so in accordance with the aforementioned MOE regulations. Violation of these regulations will result in the immediate cancellation of the applicant's admission, the deprivation of the applicant's recognized status as a NCU registered student, or the revocation of the applicant's NCU diploma. In addition, no academic certificate will be conferred.

Applicants who are recommended to study in Taiwan under cultural exchange and cooperation agreements with foreign governments, schools, institutions and cultural or educational organizations, are not subject to the restrictions mentioned above.

* Overseas Chinese applicants must apply through the University Entrance Committee for Overseas Chinese Student. Please contact the Committee directly for further inquiries.

* Mainland Chinese applicants (PRC passport holders) must apply through the University Entrance Committee for Mainland Chinese Students. Please contact the Committee directly for further inquiries.

Nationality Requirements

International applicants who meet the following requirements are eligible to apply:

Applicants must have never studied in Taiwan before as an Overseas Chinese Student at the point of application nor have accepted the assignation of the University Entrance Committee for Overseas Chinese Students in the year of application. Applicants must apply in accordance with the Ministry of Education (MOE) "Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan."

According to Article 2, "Nationality Act of the Republic of China", a person shall have the nationality of the ROC under any of the conditions provided by the following Subparagraphs:

1. His/her father or mother was a national of the ROC when he/she was born.

2. He/she was born after the death of his/her father or mother, and his/her father or mother was a national of the ROC at the time of death.

3. He/she was born in the territory of the ROC, and his/her parents can't be ascertained or both were stateless persons.

4. He/she has undergone the naturalization process.

Preceding Subparagraph 1 and Subparagraph 2 shall also apply to the persons who were minors at the time of the amendment and promulgation of this Act.

Violation of any of the above-mentioned regulations will result in immediate cancellation of the applicant's admission, the deprivation of the applicant's recognized status as a NCU registered student, or revocation of the applicant's NCU diploma. No academic certificate will be given.

Academic Qualification Requirements

Applicants who have graduated from a high school, college or university recognized by the Ministry of Education – Taiwan (http://www.fsedu.moe.gov.tw/) can apply for admissions.

International applicants with a high school diploma are eligible to apply for undergraduate programs;

International applicants with a Bachelor's degree are eligible to apply for Master’s Degree programs;

International applicants with a Master's degree are eligible to apply for PhD programs.

Applicants with equivalent qualifications to that of our academic degree system can apply for admission.

Applicants are not dismissed from university/college after admission due to behavior issues, poor academic performance or a conviction under the Criminal Law.

Note: Applicants with a previous degree from Mainland China are subjected to the following regulations.

The university where the previous degree was obtained must be listed under MOE’s “List of Recognized Higher Education Institutions in Mainland China” (Chinese version only).

The period of study must fulfil the minimum requirements of Article 7 of MOE’s “Regulations on Academic Qualifications from Mainland China” (Chinese version only).

One must not meet any circumstances listed under Article 8 of MOE’s “Regulations on Academic Qualifications from Mainland China” (Chinese version only).