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National Sun Yat-Sen University

Address: No. 70 號, Lianhai Road, Gushan District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan 804

Description National Sun Yat-Sen University

National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU) was founded in 1980 and is the most popular higher education institution in Taiwan, conducting research in many fields of science. The university is highly qualified in oceanography, optoelectronics, nanotechnology, sociology and business program management.

NSYSU is a part of the Taiwan University System (TUS) and the Open Course Ware Consortium (OCW).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in National Sun Yat-Sen University

Program name
from 1 645 $ / semester


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 4-6 years.

University educational programs are implemented in the following areas:

  • Anthropology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Dietology
  • Engineering in the field of thermal energy and dynamics
  • Foreign languages and literature
  • Applied Meteorology
  • Applied chemistry
  • Preventative medicine
  • Developments in the field of hydrology and water resources
  • Technical ecology
  • Chemical Engineering and Technology
  • Art design
  • Jurisprudence and others.
from 1 790 $ / semester


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 1-4 years.

The masters programs in NSYSU are represented in the following areas:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Journalism
  • Corporate finance and investing
  • Medical introscopy
  • Microelectronics
  • Optics and Optical Technologies
  • Applied Psychology
  • Development of polymer materials
  • Dentistry
  • Transport engineering
  • Pharmaceuticals and others.
from 1 790 $ / semester

Doctoral studies

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2-7 years.

Doctoral programs are implemented in the following areas:

  • Geology
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Microelectronics
  • Ophthalmic optics
  • Urban and rural building resource planning and management
  • Political Science and Public Administration
  • Software development
  • Developments in the field of hydrology and water resources
  • Dentistry
  • Theoretical and Applied Mathematics
  • Ecology and others.
from 840 $ / 11 weeks

Language program

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 11 weeks.

The aim of the educational program is to develop the oral and written skills of foreign students for the effective use of the Chinese language at any level. Teachers of the educational center play a leading role and encourage students to take an active part in the educational process.

In addition to existing popular textbooks, the language center compiles its own teaching aids and introduces students to the country's culture.

Accommodation, housing and food

NSYSU provides a hostel for its students.

Events National Sun Yat-Sen University

In their free time, students can attend:

  • Sizihwan Beach on campus
  • The main concert hall where various performances are held all year round
  • Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Villa, which is an art gallery.


  • The University is included in TOP-10 best educational institutions of the country, occupying the 6th position in the ranking
  • According to world rankings, NSYSU is included in 5% of the best universities in the world and in TOP-400 in terms of the quality of educational services.
  • The institution offers distance learning programs and scholarship programs to its students.

Equipment National Sun Yat-Sen University

The campus of the educational institution is located next to Kaohsiung harbour, surrounded on three sides by mountains and overlooks the open waters of the Taiwan Strait.

The university infrastructure includes:

  • Development Center
  • Mechatronics Underwater Laboratory
  • Research laboratories - in ocean acoustics, physics, biology, etc.
  • Sports facilities - stadium, pool, tennis court, volleyball and basketball courts
  • The library.

NSYSU equipment includes:

  • VideoRay PRO III (ROV)
  • Sidescan Sonar Klein3000
  • SEASPY Magnetometer
  • SAAB Seaeye Falcon 12180 (ROV)
  • Hydrophone
  • Mass spectrometers
  • Monocrystalline X-ray diffractometer
  • Multichannel Spectrophotometer with Diode Array
  • Molecular beam and laser apparatus, etc.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The university has a two-semester academic year. Autumn semester begins in September, and spring - in February.

Additional expenses:

  • Health insurance = $ 103 -154 $
  • The cost of living in Kaohsiung = $ 400 -687 $ / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter the university, you must fill out the application form on the official NSYSU website and upload to the online system:

  • Education Documents
  • Transcripts
  • Financial documents (account balance of at least $ 4,000 or $ 120,000 NTD)
  • Identification
  • Certificate of renunciation of citizenship of the Republic of China (if necessary)
  • Certificate of Chinese / English (depending on the program)
  • Additional materials required for scholarships or specific programs.

NSYSU does not accept paper submissions. If documents are not submitted in Chinese / English, a copy with translation must be provided.

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National Sun Yat-Sen University reviews

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To decide on the faculty, you must first study the academic programs of the university on the website, check if there is the faculty to which you are going to enroll, and also, get information if the university accepts foreign students in this direction, in what language the training is conducted. And already with this information, apply to the university.

Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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