UniversityNational Chiao Tung University (NCTU)

Contact Person : Feichin Chang
TEL : +886-3-571-2121 ext. 50666
FAX : +886-3-513-1473
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Lastest release date: Apr 25, 2016

National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) was originally founded in Shanghai in 1896 under the name of Nanyang College and shares the same origin as the Jiaotong universities in mainland China. In 1958, NCTU was re-established in Hsinchu City. Since then, the University had became the forerunner of science and technology in Taiwan and laid a firm foundation for the Hsinchu Science Park, the “Silicon Valley” of Taiwan.

Over the years NCTU has become one of the most prominent universities in Taiwan. As a center of academic excellence of international repute, it has made significant contributions to the development of information, communication and optoelectronics sciences and technology. A consequence of this has been the huge contribution the University has made to the economic development and consequent prosperity of Taiwan. An example of this is the prominent positions many of NCTU’s alumni hold in high-tech companies, as for example, Dr Stan Shih, the founder of the Acer Group, the largest manufacturer of notebook computers in the world, and Dr F. C. Tseng, vice-chairman of TSMC, the largest semi-conduction manufacturer in the world.

Over the past two years we have been crafting a 10-year blueprint that focuses on new directions the University should be moving in. These include taking a lead in integrating the fields of engineering, medicine and life sciences to effectively develop biomedical technologies, and in melding energy developments with environmental imperatives, in order to make a greater contribution to the future well-being of humanity.

To achieve these things the University must of necessity grow and we are in the process of negotiating for a large tract of land in Jhubei on which to develop a new campus.

As part of our continued emphasis on internationalization, NCTU pursues international collaboration with prestigious universities and research institutions world-wide. To date NCTU has entered into student exchange and joint research projects agreements with more than 80 academic institutions around the world, including Chalmers University of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). As a result, international students from more than 40 countries come to study at NCTU every year.

At NCTU, we provide our students with an excellent learning and research environment, outstanding teaching and research staff, a beautiful, state-of-the-art library, and the best research facilities available. NCTU boasts one of the most picturesque campuses in Taiwan, with delightful gardens with marvelous sculptures and artworks by prominent Taiwanese artists.


The University’s main campus (Kuang-Fu) is adjacent to the Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), an area that is commonly known as the Silicon Valley of Taiwan. More than 400 high tech companies have been established in the HSP, now the world’s most significant area for semiconductor research and manufacturing. The area is also the home of seven national laboratories, such as National Nano Device Laboratories, National Chip Implementation Center, Instrument Technology Research Center, National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, National Space Organization, National Center for High-performance Computing, and National Measurement Laboratory. Our close proximity to these organizations has created many and unique opportunities for collaboration at a number of levels.

Kuang-Fu Campus, the main campus, accommodates all except two of the University’s colleges, the main Library, an auditorium, a computer center, a gymnasium and other student facilities and a number of student dormitories. The College of Biological Science and Technology is located on the Bo-Ai Campus, the oldest of all campuses, which has six dormitories.

In addition to the two campuses in Hsinchu, the Taipei Campus is home to the Institute of Business Management and the Institute of Traffic and Transportation. The Tainan Campus, which was officially opened in fall 2009, is home to the College of Photonics.

With the growth the University is planning over the next 10–15 years in disciplines—particularly the addition of a College of Environmental Technology—and number of students to 20,000, plans for expansion have been put in place to establish two additional campuses, in Jhubei and Chiayi.

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There are fourteen dormitories approximate 5266 beds for male students: include 3236 beds for undergraduate students, 1356 beds for masters and 585 beds for doctorates. Female students have 1756 beds within three dormitories. Total lodging accommodations are 7022 students available. All seventeen dormitories are divided into six areas, each area has a conservator on duty 24 hours a day to serve or solve student’s problems. All of the dormitories are equipped with automatic sensor door to protect and provide a safe as well as peace environment to students lodging in dormitories.

1. Each undergraduate freshman is automatically assigned a space in the school dormitory. In this way, teachers may more easily help students, increasing the effectiveness of college education. The dormitory for men of sophomore and upper class rank is assigned based on the ratio of beds to total registration. Currently, there are thirteen buildings for men, and three for women. The number of beds currently adds up to 7,024 for both men and women. Our facilities are well equipped with all sorts of entertainment and household furnishings.

2. Each building of the dormitories has one supervisor to forward and distribute school notices to the dorm students. The supervisor is supposed to enforce the school rules, react to student comments, and keep order, peace and neatness in their building. The supervisor is supposed to help the students acquire good living habits such as being proactive and helping one another. The supervisor also is needed in guiding the students in conserving their resources, keeping a normal organized life, exercising self-control, and serving the community.

3. Those who are not living in the school dormitory, shall be visited by their homeroom teacher on a regular basis and as needed. This is to understand the student's living conditions and current environment.


4. Applicants must be admitted or enrolled by the preferred more-in date specified on the application . Applicants are placed on a waiting list according to the date the application is received . Applicants are assigned for a two-,three-,or four-bedroom dorm . To encourage a diverse communal living experience, freshman girl students are assigned randomly according to their student numbers.

Housing Service Division:

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Getting Here

By Bus:

(1) Freeway No.1 toward South (from Taipei or Taoyuan)
Please see:
Taipei→Chung-Li→Hsin-Chu Interchanges(to the right)→(turn left to) Da-Hsuei Road(大學路, next to gas station)→NCTU Kuang-Fu campus

*Note: Hsin-Chu Interchange is a complex function interchange. If you drive to the south, after exit the free way, there are several intercepts. You will see Kong-Dao-Wu(公道五), then Kuang-Fu Road(光復路),Hsing-Chu Science Park(新竹科學園區). Please turn to Da-Hsuei Road from the right of Kuang-Fu Road exit.

(2) Freeway No.1 toward North (from Taichung, Tainan, or KaoShiung)
Please see:
Freeway No. 1 toward north(To Taipei)→Exit 95 Hsin-Chu interchange(turn left toward Hsin-Chu City)→Pass through freeway underneath →Turn left to Da-Hsuei Road(大學路, next to gas station)→NCTU

(3) Freeway No. 2 toward south
Please see:
Taipei→Kuan-Si→No. 100 Hsin-Chu interchange system→Transfer to Freeway No. 1 toward north(to Hsin-Chu)→Hsin-Chu interchange Exit(turn left toward Hsin-Chu city)→Pass through freeway underneath→Turn left to Da-Hsuei Road(大學路, next to gas station)→NCTU

(4) Freeway No. 2 toward north
Please see:
Freeway No. 2 toward north→No. 100 Hsin-Chu interchange system→Transfer to freeway No. 1 toward north(to Hsin-Chu city)→Hsin-Chu interchange Exit(turn left toward Hsin-Chu city)→Pass through freeway underneath→Turn left to Da-Hsuei Road(大學路, next to gas station)→NCTU

*Note:Even you heading south from Taipei to Hsin-Chu Via freeway No. 2, you should go north when transfer from freeway No. 2 to No.1 at Hsin-Chu interchange system.

By Car:

From Airport to NCTU:

(1) High Speed Railway Between Airport and Hsin-Chu: Airport(take Ubus) → TaoYuan High Speed Railway station → Hsin-Chu → Free bus to NCTU
There is free bus from High Speed Train station to Hsin-Chu city. Please get off the bus at National Chiao Tung University. You can also take the taxi from High Speed Train station to NCTU Kuang-Fu campus directly.

(2) Taxi between Airport and Hsing-Chu:
Airport Taxi serve 24 hours a day, everyday
Airport boarding place: (i) North side of Terminal 1 (ii) South side of Terminal 2
Telephone of Taxi service: (i)Terminal 1: +886-3-398-2832 (ii)Terminal 2: +886-3-398-3599
Customer service(Chinese): +886-3-398-2241 ; +886-3-398-2177。
Customer service(English): +886-3-398-2242 +886-3-398-2243。

From Hsin-Chu Train station to NCTU:
Train schedule: ( West line: Taipei ↔ Chung-Li ↔ Hsin-Chu ↔ Tai-Chun)

(1) Hsin-Chu Train station→Local bus No. 2 to NCTU(will enter Kuang-Fu campus)
Bus Stops:
Hsin-Chu train station(火車站)→East Gate market(東門市場)→East Gate elementary school(東門國小)→Park(公園)→Academic market(學園商場)→NCTU Boai campus(交通大學博愛校區)→Hsuei-Fu road entrance(學府路口)→Tsing-Hua kindergarten(清華幼稚園)→ Kuang-Fu High school(光復中學)→Tsing-Hua University(清華大學)→Chriatian college(神學院)→Tsing-Hua village(清華山莊)→NCTU Kuang-Fu campus(交通大學光復校區)

1001 University Road, Hsinchu, 30010 Taiwan, ROC

Research Output

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Academic Information

Academic Achievements

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanhai Jiaotong University, 2011

■ 39th worldwide in Computer Science

■ 46th worldwide in Engineering

Essential Science Indicator (ESI), 2009

■ 30th in the world in the number of journal articles published in computer science

■ 62nd in the world in paper citations

The Colege of Management was accredited by AACSB in 2007

Distinguished Scholars

■ 2 National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Members

■ 6 Academia Sinica Fellows

■ 26 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellows

■ 6 Optical Society of America (OSA) Fellows, 1 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Fellow, 1 American Phytopathological Society (APS) Fellow, 18 fellows of other societies

Research Centers

The faculty has made significant contributions to their professional fields that have earned international recognition and numerous awards. To further promote innovation and ground-breaking research, NCTU has established six research centers on campus under the “Aiming for Top University” Plan governed by the Ministry of Education:

■ Emerging Nanoelectronics and System Research Center (ENES)

■ Intelligent Information Communication Research Center (I2CRC)

■ Frontier Photonics Research Center (FPC)

■ Biomedical Electronics Center for Translational Research (BETRC)

■ Center for Renewable Energy and the Environment (CREE)

■ Center for Research in Arts and Technology (CREATE)

Office of International Affairs

Lastest release date: Aug 27, 2015

The office is to overall plan international affair resources and aims to promote globalization development and international reputation; the office shall lead National Chiao Tung University to an international academic research and professional education center.

Office of International Affairs plans and carries out National Chiao Tung University globalization development policy and strategy, in order to:

1. Construct NCTU campus to an international environment and suitable for international interaction and exchange.

2. Promote NCTU reputation and fame and build up international image of high-quality teaching/research.

3. Increase and improve participation of foreign professors, students and research fellows in joint research project, education and exchanges.

4. Improve globalization ability of NCTU faculty and students and to become international talents.

5. Promote administrative staffs to participate in international exchanges, extend visions and abilities and to set up high-quality internationalized administration system.

6. Encourage local and foreign industry/government/academic cooperation and improve the international development of Taiwan academia, education and industry.


Dean & Associate Dean
Division of Academic Exchange
Division of International Admissions
Division of Industry Cooperation
Division of Project Administration
International Service Center


+886-3-571-2121 ext.50023





Division of International Admission, Office of International Affairs






Chinese Learning Center Information

Lastest release date: Mar 26, 2013







Chinese Language Center of National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) was founded in 2005 with an aim to offer Mandarin courses to foreigners staying in Hsinchu area. Specifically speaking, the learner body of our Center consists of NCTU international students, foreign professionals from international companies at Hsinchu Science-based Park, non-Chinese English teachers and others.




1. Accommodation services of NCTU Chinese Language Center (CLC) depend on Service Division.
2. Off-campus housing information is available on the NCTU website and the bulletin boards near campus.

Location & Facilities

The center is located near Hsinchu Science-based Park. We provide an audio-visual self-learning classroom and a library with large collection of books. Besides, we establish on-line forum and interactive learning web and thus extend classes to outside classrooms as well as beyond class hours.

Local Attractions

1.City God Temple:
2.17 KM Coastline Scenic Area:
3.18 Peaks Mountai:

Popular Course

1. Mandarin(I): This course is designed for students to acquire Mandarin and Chinese culture. Students are expected to be able to comprehend short dialogues and passages read or spoken by Chinese natives at normal speed with familiar vocabulary.
2. Prac

Programs for international students

Lastest release date: Oct 21, 2016

Hit Program Title Field of Study Level Language
star Electrical Engineering Computer Science (EECS) International Graduate Program-Doctor Degree Electrical & Elecronics Egnineering, Computer Science PHD 90% ↑ in English
star Electrical Engineering Computer Science (EECS) International Graduate Program-Master Degree Electrical & Elecronics Egnineering, Computer Science MA 90% ↑ in English
star International College of Semiconductor Technology Electrical & Elecronics Egnineering, others PHD 90% ↑ in English
star International Master of Science Program for Interdisciplinary Molecular Science of Materials and Chemical Biology Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Enginerring MA 90% ↑ in English
star International Master’s Program in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, University System of Taiwan (IACS-UST). Sociology, others MA 50% ↑ in English
star International Ph.D. Program in Environmental Science and Technology (UST) Environmental Enginerring, others PHD 90% ↑ in English
Global MBA Regional Studies, Commerce (including Accounting) MA 90% ↑ in English

Scholarships List

Lastest release date: Oct 21, 2016

Scholarship Title Background Purpose
CHT Scholarship (Master) graduated Study, Others
CHT Scolarship (Bachelor) undergraduated Study, Others
NCTU Elite PhD Scholarship graduated Research, Study
NCTU Interational Scholarship(Doctor) graduated Research, Study
NCTU Interational Scholarship(Bachelor) undergraduated Study
NCTU Interational Scholarship(Master) graduated Research, Study
TIGP scholarship graduated Research, Study

Alumni List

Lastest release date: Jan 28, 2015

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