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Information for New Students

last update: July 17, 2020


Due to COVID-19, the procedure and schedule may change. Please read the updated e-mail sent by TIGP Office to you for detailed information.

e-mail on July 8

Notarizing your highest degree and applying for visa

Procedures vary by countries. It is suggested that you contact our officer in charge of visa and documents certification, and prepare all the necessary papers before you go to the offices for visa application and diploma/transcript notarization.
Visa and Attestation
Visas Application Offices for Foreign Students

Buying six-month insurance policy

Students who has arrived in Taiwan for 6 months are eligible to enroll in Taiwan's National Health Insurance Program (NHI). Before enrolling in NHI, students are highly suggested to buy their own insurance policy in case of any emergency.

Or, students can buy the group insurance on the university registration day at the university. See Completing the university registration Part.

Health examination for the registration

For the registration, all new students have to take the health examination required by the university, and all foreign students have to do one more exam: Health Certificate for Residence Application.

For NTU students (Physics and Chemistry)

Foreign students need to complete both exams yourselves before the registration (September 11, 2020). If you plan to do the university health exam in Taiwan, you had better arrive in Taiwan earlier because the examination results will take 5 to 7 days. Please consider this before you book your flight; Health Certificate for Residence Application should be completed before arriving in Taiwan.

For NTHU students (ESS)
  • health exam forms:
    1. NTHU form
    2. Health Certificate for Residence Application* 

The unversity health examination will be done in the campus on the registration day (September 11, 2020); Certificate for Residence Application should be completed before arriving in Taiwan.

When getting the Certificate for Residence Application, please scan and email to me first: lhwu@phys.sinica.edu.tw

all foreign students should complete "Certificate for Residence Application" before arriving in Taiwan (need to be notarized). Thus, if you are planning to have your examination in your country, be sure that the examining items include the ones that each university requires.

Transportation

Self Access Guide: airport to Academia Sinica and TIGP Dorm
Please click HERE for Academia Sinica E-Map.

 

  1. from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to Academia Sinica
  • by bus, please click on BUS-> to Taipei
    Bus route recommendation:
    Bus route after arriving
    and getting to Academia Sinica
    1. 1843 to Nangang Exhibition Center
    taking Bus 205, 306, 620, 645 [map] or taxi to Academia Sinica
    2. 1960 to Taipei City Hall Bus Station
    1. taking MRT Bannan Line (blue) "Taipei City Hall Station" to "Nangang Exhibition Center Station", and then
    2. taking Bus 205, 306, 620, 645 [map] or taxi to Academia Sinica
    3. 1819 to Taipei Main Station
    1. taking MRT Bannan Line (blue) "Taipei Main Station" to "Nangang Exhibition Center Station", and then
    2. taking Bus 205, 306, 620, 645 [map] or taxi to Academia Sinica
      MRT Route Map
  • by taxi, please click TAXI (dorm address)
  1. from Taipei Songshan Airport to Academia Sinica
    after arriving and getting to Academia Sinica
    1. taking MRT Wenhu Line (brown) "SongShan Airport Station" to "Nangang Exhibition Center Station", and then
    2. taking Bus 205, 306, 620, 645 [map] or taxi to Academia Sinica
    MRT Route Map

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Expenses

The stipend does not cover the airfare. You need to prepare necessary expenses, including tuition fee, life expense, dorm fee and etc., before you receive the first month stipend (about first week of October).

Estimation: (roughly)

Tuition: about NTD$33,000 (subject to change)

Dorm: NTD$5,500 * 2 months + one month deposit = NTD$16,500

Living expenses: about NTD$8,000 ~ 10,000 (it depends on you) * 2 months = NTD$16,000~20,000

ARC: NTD$1,000/year

The total suggested is around USD$2,200 or more (not including airplane ticket to Taiwan)

Checking into TIGP Dorm

The dorm manager will inform you all necessary information. Please follow the instruction. Website: http://tigp.sinica.edu.tw/Accommodation.html

Make sure to inform the dorm manager your arrival date and time (dorm address).

Completing Nano Program registration

After settling down at the TIGP dorm, please come the Nano Program office at P610, Institute of Physics (MAP). We will assist you to complete the necessary forms for applying Academia Sinica ID card, ARC, Post Office account, etc. You will also get documents for the university registration. Please prepare your original/official and notarized diploma and transcript, passport, and 2" photos.

Completing the university registration

For NTU students (Physics and Chemistry)

1. New Student Enrollment on-line System:

Students need to fill in their personal information on-line before they register at the university (starting from Aug 3)

Guidelines for Filling Student Personal Information: http://reg.aca.ntu.edu.tw/newstu/doc/bas0614.pdf

my NTU: https://my.ntu.edu.tw/Default.aspx?lang=eng
default password  is a+your date of birth, example: born on Jan 31, the password is a0131

for Taiwanese students:
http://reg.aca.ntu.edu.tw/newstu/GRA/INDEX.htm

2. On the reigstration day:

  • local (Taiwanese) students, the on campus registration is on August 25-27.
  • foreign students, the on campus registration is on September 11
  • Date and Time: from 9.30-12 am and 1.30 to 4.30 pm on Friday, September 11, 2020
  • Place: B1 floor, Core Subject Classroom Building, NTU Main Campus (MAP)

You will get your student ID card after registration (foreign students may get theirs after getting ARC). Prepare the followings on the registration day:

  • Passport
  • ARC (if any)
  • Notarized diploma and transcript of the highest education degree (A4)
  • Notarized Certificate for Residence Application
  • Some passport-size photos
  • Receipt of tuition payment notice
  • Registration Form
  • Health examination report – NTU students
  • NT$3,000 (the premium of group insurance, 6 months) *

For NTHU students (ESS)

New Graduate Student Registration Guidelines

1. New Student Enrollment on-line System:

Students need to fill in their personal information on-line before they register at the university.

link https://www.ccxp.nthu.edu.tw/ccxp/INQUIRE/index.php?lang=english
from August 10 10:00 a.m. to August 21 12:00 a.m.
also see New Student Registration notice

2. On the reigstration day:

all students, the on campus registration is on September 11 (Friday).

You will get your student ID card after registration (foreign students will get theirs after getting ARC). Prepare the followings on the registration day:

  • Passport
  • ARC (if any)
  • Notarized diploma and transcript of the highest education degree (A4)
  • Notarized Certificate for Residence Application
  • Some passport-size photos
  • Receipt of tuition payment notice
  • Registration Form (print out your individual form)
  • NT$3,000 (the premium of group insurance, 6 months) *
  • about NT$730 (health exam fee)

* On the registration day, foreign students have to pay the premium of group health insurance (about NT$3,000/6 months), except students who have bought a 6-month health insurance policy in their own country and the policy has been verified, or have lived in Taiwan for more than 6 months and already enrolled in NHI (National Heath Insurance).

Students who fail to do so will not get their student ID card, and it may result that they can not apply for their ARC and open a bank account.

Nano Program Orientation

To make students get familiar with Nano program family and understand the graduate requirements, we arrange an orientation especially for our program's new students. This year's orientation will be held on (to be announced later).

TIGP Orientation and Welcome Party

  • TIGP Orientation: September 9 (Wednesday)
  • TIGP Welcome Party: September 24 (Thursday)

 

  • 2020 TIGP Ethics Course: October 24 (Saturday) - mandatory course for the newly accepted TIGP students.

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Reminder: Some Important Dates

Date
Time
Activity
Place
Target
Aug 25-27
-
NTU New Student Registration
NTU Campus
NTU Taiwanese students only
Sep
10:00
Nano Program Orientation All Nano Program students
Sep 9
13:00
TIGP New Student Orientation 2F, Academia Sinica Activity Center All new students
Sep 11
-
NTHU New Student Registration NTHU Campus NTHU all new students
Sep 11
9:30
NTU New Student Registration NTU Campus
NTU foreign students
Sep 14
-
2020 Fall Semester Starts all students
Oct 20
17:30
TIGP Welcome Party Recreation Hall, 4F, Humanities & Social Sciences Building New students

Oct 24

8:30-15:30
TIGP special forum: Ethic Course B1C Lecture Room, IBMS

All new students
(compulsory)

 

 
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