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National Tsing Hua University

Hsinchu City Taiwan

National Tsing Hua University was established in Beijing in 1911 as “Tsing Hua Academy.” In 1956, National Tsing Hua University was re-established at its present location in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Since its relocation, NTHU has developed into a comprehensive research university offering a full range of degree programs in science, technology, engineering, humanities, social sciences, and management. NTHU consistently ranks as one of the premier universities in East Asia, and is widely recognized as a leading incubator for future leaders. Our outstanding alumni highlight the success of NTHU students, including Nobel Physics laureates Dr. Cheng-Ning Yang and Dr. Tsung-Dao Lee, Nobel Chemistry laureate Dr. Yuan-Tseh Lee, and Wolf Prize winner in mathematics Dr.Shiing-Shen Chern.

National Tsing Hua University is located in Hsinchu, Taiwan, 72 kilometers south of Taipei. The campus covers over 105 hectares (260 acres) of scenic land,flush with lakes and trees. Campus convenience is of the utmost, neighboring research institutes and universities, like: the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSSRC), National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHC), Food Industry Research and Development Institute (FIRDI), National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Chung-Hua University (CHU), National Hsinchu Education University (NHEU), and the Hsinchu Science-Based Industrial Park (HSIP). Hsinchu is accurately known and dubbed as the ‘Science city of Taiwan’.
NTHU has 7 colleges, 17 departments and 18 independent graduate institutes: the College of Science, Engineering, Nuclear Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Life Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and the College of Technology Management. The Commission for General Education
supervises the university’s general education curricula. NTHU employs over 662 full-time faculty members. More than 12,291 students, around 6,280 undergraduates, 4,225 master candidates and 1,786 for doctoral candidates as of data of fall semester 2015. The student-faculty ratio is 18.57:1 and male to female students is 2.1:1.
NTHU emphasizes interdisciplinary approach. In addition to upholding basic standards, undergraduate curricula are designed to maximize flexibility as well as integration. NTHU surpasses curricula norms, transcending collegiate and departmental boundaries.


No. 101, Section 2, Kuang Fu Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan 30013

◆UMAP Contact Person

Ms. Vicki Chan
Division of International Students, Office of Global Affairs

◆Regular Academic Calendar

·First Semester
From: Middle of September
To: Middle of January
·Second Semester
From: End of February
To: End of June

◆Semester Load in Credits/Units

·Minimum 9 Credits
·Maximum N/A

◆General Timetable and Requirements for Graduation

·Total Number of Credits Needed for Graduation

Depending on the different departments at NTHU

·Number of Years Typically Needed to Complete Undergraduate Program

4 years

◆List of Study Programs that are open for International Exchanges

Program: Teaching Language: Madarin, English Language Proficiency: N/A

◆Exchange- Related Information

·Exchange Duration
1 semester or 2 semesters for the maximum
·Language Proficiency Requirements
·Instruction Facilities and Other Supports

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Off Campus Assistance:


·Medical Insurance
·Visa Process

Application Submission Deadline: 
For nomination and application, please contact us at
Fall Semester:
Nomination: February 1 to April 1
Application: February 1 to April 15
Spring Semester:
Nomination: September 1 to October 15
Application: September 1 to November 1