National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology (NKUST) was established on February 1, 2018 by the merger of three universities: National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, and National Kaohsiung Marine University, becoming the largest technological university in Taiwan.
As a technology university, NKUST has incorporated the strengths of the three former universities — strong connections with industries, innovation and entrepreneurship, and ocean technology – into the new university and realized synergies through integrating complementary resources and functions.
As the result of the merger, NKUST not only incorporates the strengths of the three universities—strong connections with industries, innovation and entrepreneurship, and ocean technologies—into the new university, but it also has great advantages in the aspects of vast campuses, strong human resources, complementary resources, and diverse cultural assets, which makes a lively and vigorous academic community and learning environment for students. With the merger, the university hopes to integrate all the resources and to cultivate more excellent technological professionals and lead the business and industry development in southern Taiwan.
- Fall semester application (Bachelor/Master/PhD Program) first round: January 29- March 31, 2021
- Fall semester application (Bachelor/Master/PhD Program) second round: April 1-May 31, 2021
110 (2021/2022) Fall Semester Application Requirements and Admission Quotas for International Degree Students
How to Apply?
- 2021 Application Requirements and Admission Quotas for International Degree Students Link: http://oia01.nkust.edu.tw/intladmission/brochure?year=110&sms=1
- NKUST Online Application System for International Students Link: http://oia01.nkust.edu.tw/intladmission/index/index/applyIntladmissionSn/19
- International Student Application for 2021 Fall Semester
- Scholarship (English) (attached)
There is no application fee for international students. However, applicants are required to submit the completed application before May 31st, 2021. Late submissions will not be considered for fall semester 2021 admission. All of the following items should be submitted at the same time via NKUST Online Application System for international Students.
- One completed application form (Fill in the online application form).
- Certificate of Nationality (passport, alien residence certificate).
- Academic credentials:
- Academic credentials from Mainland China: The regulations governing the accreditation of schools in Mainland China shall apply.
- Academic credentials from Hong Kong or Macao: Academic credential verification and accreditation methods adopted in Hong Kong or Macao shall apply.
- Academic credentials from other areas:
- 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.
- 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.
- Once admitted, students must provide original copies of diploma certificates for review upon registration.
- 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.
- One Official Transcripts
- This must be authenticated by the school/college/university from which students graduated and by the ROC embassy, consulate office, or Taipei Economic & Culture Office of the country in which the student resides. In addition, the transcript must bear the official seal of the institute issuing the transcript.
- 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 photocopy of scholarship award notification (scholarship award notification is certified by Taiwan government not by NKUST).
- 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.
- 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.
- At least one letter of Recommendation.
- Certificate of English proficiency.
- Certificate of Mandarin proficiency. (Optional)
- Other materials required by specific departments/institutes.
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