Transfer Application for International Students in Taiwan

【2024 Transfer Admission Application Information (Enroll in September)】

Application Deadline:(Taiwan Time) 23:59 May 29th , 2024 

Admission Information



Application (Bachelor Program) starts

April 29th 2024 - May 29th 2024

Admission results announcement and online registration

 Mid-July 2024

Letter of Admission is mailed out

End of July 2024

Orientation for international new students / School Opening/ Enrollment

Mid-September 2024


Application Process



Step 1

 Check the application requirements and admission quotas.


Step 2

 Read the admission guidebook (Downloadcarefully.

Step 3

 Create an account in application system.


Step 4

 Log in the application system.

Step 5

 Fill in all the information, send letter(s) of  recommendation to recommender(s), and upload all the needed documents.


1.  2024 Transfer Application Requirements and Admission Quotas for International Degree Students in Taiwan

2.  NKUST Online Application System for International Students 
3. 2022 Admission Guidebook for Fall Semester International Transfer Degree Students in Taiwan (Download)


The applicants are required to submit the completed application before May 29th, 2024. Late submissions will not be considered for fall semester 2024 admission. All of the following items should be submitted at the same time via NKUST Online Application System for International Students.

Application Eligibility

Please refer to the Admission Guidebook

Important Information about Applying

1.Only online applications shall be accepted. Please first complete the online application, and then upload all the relevant documents before the deadline. Hard copy applications/documents will not be accepted。
2.For available programs, please refer to:
3.Each applicant can apply for up to two preference orders for departments at the same time. If an applicant is admitted by these two departments, the first preference order will be the department to study.
4.Applicants must read these guidelines (including application requirements for each department/program) carefully before applying to avoid the application cancellation or admission cancellation due to loss of qualification.
5.Where an international student who has applied for or received an admission offer from NKUST violates any regulations of the MOE’s “International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan,” or where any of the documents and qualifications submitted are found to be fraudulent, forged, fabricated, altered, or invalid, their application or admission offer will be canceled immediately. If the said student is already enrolled, the applicant will be subject to a revocation of enrollment, or a revocation of graduation qualifications and cancellation of NKUST diploma. No academic certificate whatsoever will be issued
Scholarship Application
1.According to Regulations of NKUST Scholarship for Outstanding Foreign Master and Bachelor Students, transfer students are not eligible to apply for monthly stipend and tuition fee waiver but transfer students are allowed to apply for monthly stipend and tuition fee from the second semester. 
2.For more information, please refer to
Credit Transfer
1.Admitted transfer students can transfer credits after being reviewed and approved by Office of Academic Affairs and relevant academic departments. Credit transfers applications shall follow regulations ( 
2.For more detailed application periods and Credit Transfer Procedures, please refer to announcements on the official website of Office of Academic Affair (
Application Documents
(1) One completed application form (Fill in the online application form).
(2) Certificate of Nationality (passport, alien residence certificate).
(3) Academic credentials:
A. Academic credentials from Mainland China: The regulations governing the accreditation of schools in Mainland China shall apply.
B. Academic credentials from Hong Kong or Macao: Academic credential verification and accreditation methods adopted in Hong Kong or Macao shall apply.
C. Academic credentials from other areas:
(a) Photocopied certificate of current highest-level diploma and original transcript (A copy of Chinese or English translation shall be submitted if in a language other than Chinese or English) must be authenticated by the ROC embassy, consulate office, or Taipei Economic & Culture Office of the country in which the applicant resides (Refer to Note 4).
(b) Applicants who are graduating students without the proper diploma certificates at the time of application should provide upon enrollment the official diploma certificates for verification. Applicants should provide high school diploma for undergraduate studies, bachelor’s degree diploma for graduate studies, and master’s degree diploma for doctoral studies.
(c) Once admitted, students must provide original copies of diploma certificates for review upon registration.
(d) Translation of certified copies of diploma certificates MUST be authenticated by the school from which students graduated and by the ROC embassy, consulate office, or Taipei Economic & Culture Office of the country in which the student resides.
NOTE: “ROC representative offices abroad” refers to ROC embassies, consulates, representative offices, trade offices, or other agencies authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of ROC.
(4) One Taiwan Official Transcripts 
(5) One Certificate of Enrollment
(6) The applicant must show documented evidence that sufficient funds to cover all tuition, fees and living expenses are available for the first year of their studies at NKUST, by one of the following means:
(a) A photocopy of scholarship award notification (scholarship award notification is certified by Taiwan government not by NKUST).
(b) An official bank statement is required and should be issued in English/Chinese (dated within the last 3 months). In the case the bank statement is not issued in the name of the applicant, a signed declaration must be provided from the sponsor. In the declaration it should clearly state the sponsor’s relationship with the applicant and commitment to cover the applicant’s all expenses in Taiwan. 
(7) The Certificate of Nationality Renouncement of Republic of China is required for applicants who have once held Republic of China citizenship. The date of renouncement must be longer than 8 years prior to school start date.
(8) At least one letter of Recommendation.
(9) Other materials required by specific departments (Please refer to the online system).
(10) Applicants who apply for the programs taught in Chinese need to have Chinese language skill and are required to provide a Chinese proficiency certificate (TOCFL) level A2 or above; applicants who apply for the programs taught in English need to have English language skill and are required to provide an English proficiency certificate CEFR level B1 or above.
*Incomplete appliation packets will not be considered*
International students applying for the transfer application shall prepare the required documents and refer to the updated MOE Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan posted on the website of the Ministry of Education. For more information, please visit MOE Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan 
*This announcement is enacted in Chinese, which shall prevail in case of any discrepancy between the English translation and the Chinese original.