As a student currently enrolled in an overseas university, am I eligible to apply for a transfer to NCHU? If yes, how can it be done?
- Applicants should have enrolled in a domestic or overseas university (accredited by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan) for a full year and present a transcript that include the courses taken, and the credits and grades received to be eligible for transfer.
- Registration for transfer exam is available online from late May through early June, during which individual academic credentials will not be reviewed.
- Academic documentation should be submitted for approval by an overseas office of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in your local area. Upon acceptance, the approved documentation should be presented during orientation in early August to be fully admitted to the school.
- The transfer exam held by NCHU is a paper-based test. Please refer to the brochure for more information about test subjects, admitting programs, and the number of admissions available. Admission brochure will be available for purchase from late April through early May. For more information on the transfer exam, please visit us at: http://recruit.nchu.edu.tw/college-exam/transfer/ or dial 04-22840216.
- Students passing the transfer exam will be admitted and enrolled in the second year programs. They may apply to waive the courses already taken in the previous institute.
Note: Should you choose to be considered a freshman applicant, you will be asked to sit in the JOINT COLLEGE ASSIGNED-SUBJECT EXAMINATION as local students do. Foreign applicants may click on the “International Students” link on the homepage to apply.
What’s the difference between an overseas Chinese student and an international student? Can I apply as both?Simply put, “overseas Chinese students” refers to students of Chinese descent who were born overseas, have resided (1) overseas for more than a year (2), and hold a permanent or long-term residence permit of the overseas locality, whereas “international students” refers to foreign nationals without ROC citizenship, or with both foreign and ROC citizenships but no household registry in ROC, and have resided overseas for a consecutive number of years (2). Students from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau will not be considered as international applicants.
Applicants can only be considered as one of the above categories and shall not apply as both overseas Chinese student and international student.
- Applicants applying to schools of Medicine, Dentistry or Chinese Medicine are required to have resided in overseas for a minimum of 8 consecutive years, while other applicants a minimum of 6 consecutive years.
- “A consecutive number of years” refer to a maximum period of 120-day residence within a calendar year (From January 1st to December 31 st).
I am a foreign national who has obtained a bachelor’s degree in Mainland China. How should I apply to the master’s programs at your school as an overseas Chinese student?As stipulated by the law, the term “overseas Chinese students” excludes Mainland residents and degrees obtained in Mainland China. Foreign applicants who have received their degrees in Mainland China will not be considered overseas Chinese students.
Note: Current residents of Hong Kong and Macau can apply as overseas Chinese students.
How many credits from my previous university will be accepted by NCHU？A maximum of 90 credit hours for undergraduate students and 1/2 graduation credits for graduate students can be accepted when transferred from other university. Whether the specific credits can be applied toward a degree depends on the requirements of the department in which you are enrolled.
When should I apply for transferring credits？You should apply for transferring credits when you enroll. The application must be completed no later than two weeks after the first day of school
Temporary suspension of schooling
I am currently enrolled in the 2011 fall semester, but I plan to temporarily suspend schooling for the next semester (2012 spring semester). What is the application timeline or process? Will I lose my student ID as a result?
- ou may submit the application only after you have received all the scores for the subjects you are taking in the current semester (2011 fall semester).
- You must first fill out the application form for temporary suspension of schooling or drop-out (downloadable from the NCHU Registration Division website), which should be tamped by all relevant offices as specified on the form. You must deliver the application form to each office in person and present your student ID upon arrival. You may authorize others to act as your representative and complete the aforementioned procedures on your behalf. The representative must present a letter of authorization, his personal ID, your student ID, and your personal ID to each office for the application to be accepted.
- Once the application is approved, you can still keep your student ID but the university will stamp on the back of the ID to indicate that you have temporarily suspended schooling.
New Teaching Faculty
What is the application process of the Mentor-Mentee Program Grant for new teaching faculty?Applications are accepted online twice a year.
Application is open between Sept 1 and Sept 30 for the fall semester, Feb. 1 and Feb. 28 for the spring semester.
What is the application process for one to become a teaching assistant (TA)?Appointment of TAs for school-level general knowledge courses and college-level basic undergraduate courses is handled by the Center for Development of Teaching and Learning. For the aforementioned TA positions, applications for the fall semester should be filed during summer break (August); applications for the spring semester should be filed during the winter break. Application for department-level course TA should be sent to and is determined by each department or graduate institute.
How are TAs selected? How much is the TA grant?Based on the actual amount of available budget for the semester, the TA Selection Committee chooses TAs for school-level general knowledge courses and college-level basic undergraduate courses and determines the amount of TA grant on a semester basis. Appointment of TAs for department- or graduate institute-level courses is carried out in accordance with each department's/graduate institute's Regulations on Graduate Students Scholarship.
What are the selection criteria for TAs?TAs are selected by the instructor of each course. First priority is given to doctoral and master students, second priority to juniors and seniors with good academic standing. In principle, each student can only serve as TA for one course. Students who are enrolled in a course are prohibited from acting as the TA for that course.
What are the procedures for students to fill out the teaching evaluation form
- Timeline: students will be given access to the online evaluation platform four weeks prior to the final exam.
- Method: Students should fill out the form individually
- Please log in to the new Academic Affairs Online Platform (教務系統)Self Service → Involvement → Survey
How can the teaching faculty look up results of teaching evaluation?Please log in to the new Academic Affairs Online Platform (教務系統)Self Service → Involvement → Survey