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National Sun Yat-sen University

Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Website: info for exchange students. See also FAQs for exchange students
Language of instruction: Chinese. 
Terms: Fall semester (September – January) and Spring semester (February – June)


NSYSU Campus
  • The university is located in the warm, scenic seaside location of Kaohsiung, the second largest city in Taiwan.
  • Many ancient Chinese customs and holidays are still observed in Taiwan some of which include the Dragon Boat Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival and the Feast of Lanterns.
  • The bustling night markets are a great place for students to go and enjoy the vast array of delicious foods.

Area of study

  • Liberal Arts
  • Science
  • Management
  • Marine Science
  • Social Sciences

For a list of available courses, see the lastest course catalogue.

Exchange credit history

See the exchange credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the National Sun Yat-sen University. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.


  • On-campus housing: Available.
    • Exchange students are eligible for the recently renovated dormitory, International Villa, offering shared, furnished dormitory rooms for two students. Alternatively, international students are eligible for the student dormitory (four students per room).
    • The housing application deadlines are April 30th (fall semester) and November 30th (spring semester).
  • Off-campus housing: Students are fully responsible for finding for their off-campus housing.
  • There are a number of off-campus housing resources reccommended by the university available:

For more information on the dorms, check out the housing website.

Medical Insurance, Immigration & Arrival

  • Medical insurance: Mandatory
  • Immigration documents: Visitor visa required and students need to apply for a residence visa and the Alien Resident Certificate from the Foreign Affairs Division of the Kaohsiung Police Headquarters on arrival.
  • Orientation program: Available

How to apply

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