International Students - FAQ

2016-07-28 10:00:00


Q: Can I apply as a fee-paying (free-mover) student? 

A: Yes, you can apply as a fee-paying student for up to 2 semesters.
Applicants for Fall Semester (September ~ January): March 15th to April 30th
Applicants for Spring Semester (February ~ June): October 15th to November 30th 
Admin. fee of US$100 is required to pay at time of application, payment procedures please visit http://exchange.oia.nsysu.edu.tw/nsysu/doc/view/menu_sn/2

Late application will NOT be accepted! 

Q: Do I need to pay admin. fee of US$100 if I'm an exchange (nomination) student?

A: Exchange (nomination) students are not required to pay admin. fee of US$100. 

Q: Can I apply more than one department?

A: No. You must select the department that best fits with your major. 

Q: Can I apply on-campus housing?

A: Yes, you must apply on-campus housing at time of application. Late application will NOT be accepted! 

We don't accept on-campus housing withdrawal after application period!!! 

Q: Are single rooms available?

A: There are no single rooms available. 

Q: Can I request a roomate? 

A: If there is someone you would like to live with and they are agreeable, please write your request on the application. We will do our best to accomodate you. Late request will NOT be accepted! 

Q: Do I need to send hard copies of application forms to NSYSU?

A: All the documents MUST be uploaded into the system before due date. There isn't any document to be sent in hard copy. 

Q: How will I be informed of my admission decision?

A: The notification for the admission decision will be sent by email. Students who applied for fall semester, the decision will be sent before June 30th.  For spring semester, students will receive the     decision before mid-Janaury. 

Q: When will I be informed of my on-campus housing decision?

A: Fall Semester: end-August 
     Spring Semester: mid-February 

Q: What is tuition fee standard? 

A: Click here

Note: Students’ credit fees will be charged by credit hours if there is any difference between credits and credit hours.

Q: Who should I contact if I decide to withdrawal from the exchange/fee-paying program? 

A: Students should send an email to oia.exchange@mail.nsysu.edu.tw immediately, if for whatever reason you may not abel to come to the University after having been admitted. 
Admin. fee of US$100 is non-refundable. 


Visa & Registration Procedures

Q: Do I need a visa to enter Taiwan?

A: After receiving your Acceptance Letter, you must start to apply for VISA.  One semester student must obtain a Visitor Visa to enter Taiwan. The visitor visa will be issued to students depending on the length of the study. Students who staying in Taiwan for 2 semesters must apply for a Resident Visa.  

Q: When should I arrive in Taiwan?

A: We strongly advise that you plan to arrive a week prior orienation. The orientation day is compulsory for freshman. Topics covered will include visa, cultural adjustment and important regulations. During orientation you will have the opportunity to get to know other new international students, some current NSYSU students, and explore NSYSU comprehensive resources. 

Q: When should I pay tuition fees?

A: Payment invoice will be ready in mid-August (fall semester) and mid-February (spring semester).  The invoice will be issued on orientation day. All exchange students can make the payment by any Post Office and Bank of Taiwan.  If the fee is less than NT40,000, the payment can also be made by any convenience store in Taiwan.  For fee-paying students, you may pay fee by wire transfer, for the University's banking information, please contact us oia.exchange@mail.nsysu.edu.tw

Q:  Do I need to take medical health check-up?

A: According to the update regulations announced by the Ministry of Education in June 2015, all the short-term students must take C form. The medical check-up must be taken before arrival, and one copy of the report must submit upon registration.   For resident visa holders, a copy of B form report is required to submit upon registration. 

Q: Do I need to purchase travel insurance?

A: Yes! All students are required to purchase a travel insurance including both accident and medical care, and it must be valid starting as your arrival in Taiwan. A copy of English version of tranvel insurance is required to submit upon registration. 

Q: Do you offer pick-up service?

A: We don't provide pick-up service. We strongly advice freshman to take taxi to NSYSU dormitory directly.  

Q: Is there any scholarship for fee-paying students?

A: Exchange / fee-paying students are not eligible to apply for NSYSU scholarship. 

Q: Do I need to pay for Taiwan Health Insurance? 

A: According to National Health Insurance Act, any international students continuously staying in Taiwan over six months is obligated to join the NHI. The cost is NTD 749 per month. The insurance fee will be included on the tuition fees payment invoice. For more information, please visit

National Health Insurance Administration Ministry of Health and Welfare.

Q: Where should my mail or package be sent? 

A: Don't send your mail or package to your dorm room. Please use our office address (as blow) as your mailing address in Taiwan. 

Room 2004, Admin. Building, 70 Lien-hai Rd., Kaohsiung City, R.O.C (Taiwan) 80424

A notify email will be sent once your mail or package is received by OIA. 

Q: Can I work on- or off-campus?

A: Exchange/fee-paying students are not eligible to apply for a work permit in Taiwan. 

Q: Is there someplace on campus I can go to if I am feeling sick?

A: NSYSU clinic is located next to Post Office. Registration fee will be charged when check-in at clinic, and treament fees will be charged in accordance with treament at each appointment.  Please present your student ID card and NHI card (if any) at each appointment. Click here for clinic opening hours. 

Q: Can I apply early leave?

A: Exchange/fee-paying students are expected to be assessed at the same time and in the same way as the other students in class.  If you have to leave early due to unavoidable circumstance, a Written Approval must be obtained from each lecture professor. Also, the leaving procedure form must be collected at the Office of International Affairs, and completed at least 3 days prior leaving. Students who leave the university without the Written Approval and leaving procedure form, their grades will not be given. 



Q: How do I know my student ID number?

A: The students ID number will be sent by email before the second initial selection. 

Q: When can I get the list of English courses?

A: Fall semester: the final course list will be announced by the end of June, visit http://selcrs.nsysu.edu.tw/smain.asp?eng=1 

 Spring semester: the final course list will be announced in mid-January, visit http://selcrs.nsysu.edu.tw/smain.asp?eng=1 

Q: Do I need to select my courses before arrival? 

A:  Yes, you must select the courses starting second initial selection.  The courses you select are run through random-selection not first-come-first served basis. 

Q: How many credits can I take as a fee-paying/exchange student?

A:  We advice incoming students to take 15 credits (approx. 5 courses) per semester. 

Q: Can I select the courses from different pograms and levels?

A:  Yes, exchange/fee-paying students are eligible to select courses offered by different department/institution. Bachelor students can select elective courses in the master level, and doctoral courses are open to master students. But, IBMBA courses are not open to bachelor students. 

Q: What is the grading system at NSYSU?

A: Every 18 hours is counted as 1 credit.  For example if the total class hour during a semester is 54 hours, the course is a 3-credit course.









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Graduate student: B- is the passing grade

Undergraduate student: C- is the passing grade 

Q: When can I receive my transcript ?

A: Grades will post via http://selcrs.nsysu.edu.tw/scoreqry/. The username and password is same with your course selection. Transcript will be sent to your home university once all your grades are posted online. For students enrolled in fall semester; the estimated date for sending transcript is in the mid-Feb.   The estimated date for spring students is in the beginning of August. 

Q: Can I request more copies of my transcript after return to my home university ?

A: Yes. All requests for transcripts must be made in writing to oia.exchange@mail.nsysu.edu.tw.  The requests can be made by sending the "Request Form" together with one copy of your passport and proof of mailing fee.  The transcript will be sent via DHL, the mailing fee is US$40. For payment instructions and payment system, please visit http://exchange.oia.nsysu.edu.tw/nsysu/doc/view/menu_sn/2