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National Chiao Tung University: Hsinchu, Taiwan

This international exchange is currently available to three graduate or undergraduate students in the Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering.

University Population

Students: 4786 Undergraduates, 7505 Graduates
Faculty: 588

What would I be studying?

Students conduct on-site research and engage in classroom discussion on Industrial Engineering & Management. This research and interaction supports the University’s mission of providing a strong liberal arts base and unique research opportunities. Classes are offered in English. Courses in engineering.

How can I study at NCTU as an Exchange Student?

Students enroll and pay Florida State University tuition and fees, and tuition and fees are waived at the host university. All participants must be currently enrolled and degree-seeking students in good standing with all academic credit earned at the host institution being credited to Florida State University. A student participating in the exchange must be in attendance at Florida State University for one semester prior to the exchange.

  1. To participate in this exchange you must be a Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering major. Contact Florida State University Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Academic Advisor for this International Exchange, Dr. Chuck Zhang , who will direct you through the department's selection process for outgoing reciprocal exchange students at Florida State University.
  2. Complete the Application for outgoing reciprocal exchange student at Florida State University, including authorizing signatures.
  3. There will be an application form for National Chiao Tung University as well. Once your application has been evaluated by NCTU you will receive an acceptance letter.
  4. Required documents for students participating in an international exchange at Florida State University



The application deadline for Fall Semester is March 31st, and for Spring Semester is October 31st.

Academic Calendar

The Fall semester is early August to mid January. The Spring semester is early February to mid June. Current Academic Calendar.

Financial Aid and NCTU’s Academic Calendar

FSU students going to National Chao Tung University’s Fall semester (early August-mid January) and who have been awarded financial aid will have their aid disbursed within a week of the start of classes at FSU. FSU students going to National Chao Tung University’s Spring semester (early February-mid June) will be eligible for their financial aid in early February. and who have been awarded financial aid will have their aid disbursed within a week of the start of classes at NCTU. You may be eligible for a tuition deferment if your FSU tuition is due prior to this date.

How do I secure a student visa?

The NCTU International Service Center can provide student specific assistance for obtaining a visa. 

Accommodations- Where would I live? What is the cost of Living?

There are student dormitory and guest house accommodations available. Visit this link for information on living accommodations, local transportation, and the campus scene. The cost ranges from $180-$390 a semester. The living expense in Hsinchu is about $250-$500 a month.

The costs above are calculated for the average person and subject to change according to variations in exchange rates. All students must have sufficient funds to cover their daily expenses during the period they are on the exchange program.

Health Care

All international students are required to enroll in the national health care program. The cost is NT $1,296 for the first four months paid to NCTU when reporting to NCTU. After the first four months the cost is NT $659 per month paid at registration for every semester.


NCTUEstablished in 1958, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Taiwan, offers 15 bachelor, 41 masters and 29 doctoral degree programs. NCTU has a high ranking in Engineering with the reputation as “the Taiwan-MIT.” NCTU attracts students from more than 36 countries. NCTU leads industry collaboration and receives most of the research funding in Taiwan. NCTU was ranked No. 21 in the world recently for the amount of ESI journal papers in the computer science area. NCTU ranked 49th in the world in the Engineering field in the Academic Ranking of World Universities reported by Shanghai Jiaotong University in 2007. Located near national laboratories and the Hsinchu Science Based Industrial Park, NCTU provides students opportunities to collaborate with top high-tech companies and participate in leading technology experiments. In addition, 64% of CEOs and general managers in Hsinchu Science Park are NCTU alumni. The College of Engineering has 87 faculty members and 2,371 students. Among the college faculty, 98% have earned their Ph. D. in the areas of their specialties. The College of Management (COM) of NCTU is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)-International. The acquisition of this accreditation further strengthens the position of NCTU COM in coping with the trend of globalization, and facilitates its collaboration with prominent business schools around the world.

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