Global Summer School

The 2018 National Tsing Hua University Global Summer School (NTHU GSS), Aug 15 to Sept 1, offers 10 courses in the fields of Taiwan’s Foreign Relations, Modern Taiwan History, Literature of Taiwan, Art and Design and Basic Chinese courses. In addition, a one-day culture experience will be arranged to introduce you to various aspects of Taiwanese rich culture. We hope you will join us this summer to make friends from all over the world and to experience Taiwanese culture and society, while enhancing your knowledge in science, engineering, humanities, art and language. We accept no more than 40 participants this year. 

In 2016, NTHU merged a highly regarded educational, cultural and art University (National Hsinchu University of Education) which resulted in two new Colleges in NTHU: Art and Education. The expanding curricula will happily cover more ingredient on the culture and art (including the one-day culture experience on glass crafting and Chinese diabolo). Welcome to NTHU and enjoy culture-enriched experience in learning art, entrepreneurship, engineering, medicine, ecology and big data.
NTHU is a renowned comprehensive research university in Taiwan with the highest rate of faculty winning national academic accolades and the most US patent holdings among Taiwan univeristies (world ranking: 11th) given its mediocre size of ~800 full time faculty members and 16,000 students. It is among the top 2 universities in Taiwan, ranking 151st in the world according to the latest QS report with several specific disciplines ranking in the top 50. Its campus, located near sceintific park at Hsinchu city, is one hour bus ride from Taipei (the Taipei-bound buses are right outside the NTHU main gate, frequent (every 10-15 min) and almost around the clock) and 40 min ride from the international airport ; besides, there is the hot/cold spring near by, so you can enjoy the pleasant climate to have a quality stay in one of the most beautiful campuses with mountain and lakes in Taiwan for a summer.  

National Tsing Hua University has a long and proud history. First established as the Tsing Hua Academy at Tsing Hua Garden, Beijing in 1911, the first modern university in modern Chinese history, the Academy was renamed as National Tsing Hua University in 1928 as its curricula expanded to that of a full-fledged university. After WWII, in 1956, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) was reinstalled on its current campus in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Since its reinstallation, NTHU has developed from an institute focusing on Nuclear Science and Technology to that of a comprehensive research university offering degrees programs ranging from baccalaureate to doctorate in science, engineering, life science, humanities and social sciences, as well as management. NTHU has been consistently ranked as one of the premier universities in Taiwan and is widely recognized as the best incubator for future leaders in industries as well as academics. Such stellar records are particularly exemplified by the outstanding achievements of our alumni, including two Nobel laureates in physics, Dr. Cheng-Ning Yang and Tsung-Dao Lee, one Nobel laureate in chemistry, Dr. Yuan-Tseh Lee and one Wolf Prize winner in mathematics Dr. Shiing-Shen Chern. When it comes to NTHU, you may have heard Academician of Academia Sinica, Huang Yi-Long who is the scholar of Dream of the Red Chamber, renowned visiting poet Zheng Chou-yu, the ex- director of AIT and the director of center for Asia policy, NTHU, Dr. William A Stanton, a well-known painter, an ardent art educator as well as the father of Dr. Yuan-Tseh Lee, Tze-Fan Lee, an ethnomusicologist, music educator YANG Zhao-Zhen who received the award for Outstanding Contribution to Hakka Culture. There are currently ten colleges in Tsing Hua: College of Science, Engineering, Nuclear Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Technology Management, Arts, Tsing Hua College, Hsinchu Teachers College.
Application Deadline: to May 10, 2018

Program Schedule: Aug. 15 to Sep. 1, 2018 (3 weeks)

Eligibility : Must be over 12 grade or currently enrolled in a college or university

Online Application :
Please go to the 2018 NTHU GSS Online Application system ( Google Chrome only).
Or email the application form to

Students under the age of 18 should e-mail the application form with Declaration of Parental or Guardian’s Consent filled and signed in PDF.

* National Tsing Hua University Global Summer School (GSS) reserves the right to admit or decline students.

* Students holding a People's Republic of China passport must apply for a Taiwan Entrance Permit by The National Immigration Agency, Taiwan, ROC. There is no guarantee that the permit will be issued.

* Please be sure to purchase and obtain a medical and accident insurance before your arrival. During your stay in Taiwan, the insurance should cover medical and hospital expenses for sickness or accidents. Medical or hospital expenses are expected to be paid at the time of treatment in Taiwan.

Ms Man-Shi Kao (Nancy) 

Program Schedule : Aug. 15 to Sep. 1, 2018 (3 weeks)

Aug. 15 (Wed.)
Aug. 16 (Thu.)
Welcome party
Aug. 16 (Thu.)
Aug. 31 (Fri.)
Course period
Aug. 18 or Aug. 25 (Sat)
Culture experience
Aug. 31 (Fri.)
Farewell party
Sep. 1 (Sat.)

* During your stay, we also provide the cultural experiece courses.
1. hand-crafting glassware -- 18th Aug, 09:00 am-12:00pm
2. playing Chinese Yo-Yo (diabolo) -- 18th Aug, 02:00 pm-04:00pm

Course list
(All the courses are offered in English, except the Basic Chinese and cultural experiece courses. )

中文課程名稱 英文課程名稱 授課教師
中華民國對外關係-綜論與分析 Overview and Analysis on Taiwan's Foreign Relations Prof Chi-Shin Chang
分析方法在管理實務之應用 Introduction to Analytics Methods in Management Prof Kuo-Hao Chang
醫用檢測材料與儀器之發展 Overview of Diagnostic Devices and Materials Prof Chao-Min Cheng
Prof De-Hui Wan
Prof Zong-Hong Lin
未來地球生態學 Future Earth Ecology Prof Gene Ng
商業分析之程式設計入門 Introduction to Programming for Business Analytics Prof Soumya Ray
語言與大腦 An introduction to Neuroimaging Prof Fan-Pei Yang
藝術與文化 Art and Urban Culture Prof Lin Chang
跨文化創造力與創業家精神 Cross-cultural Creativity and Entrepreneurship Prof Grace Liu
初級華語 Basic Chinese Dr Fang-Bei Lee
心血管及神經生理學 Cardiovascular and Neuromuscular physiology Prof. Jean-Marc Mienville

All professors provide an 18hr course and you will get the certificate once pass them.

Program Fee :
(1) 1850 USD* Including 2 courses, housing fee, two cultural experiece courses and two parties .

(2) Discounted price of 1750 USD for students from our sister universities.

(3)We charge additional 150 USD if you take overall three courses.

Discounts :
(1)Group discount-2 persons and above : 50 USD/person

(2) Participants, recommended by a currently registered NTHU degree or exchange student, regardless domestic or foreign, enjoy a 20 USD discount.

Payment :
After receiving the first confirmation e-mail, please make a remittance to NTHU's bank account within 10 days. You must transfer the required payment in full, with the remittance fee excluded. Then e-mail the scanned file of the remittance receipt to Please state the name and school of applicant. 
Bank Name: Bank of Taiwan, Hsinchu Branch 
Swift Address: BKTWTWTP015
Account Number: 015036070041
Address:No.29 Linsen RD. Hsinchu,300 Taiwan, R.O.C.
Note: Office of Global Affairs (Summer School)

Refund :
The payment will be partially refundable depending on the time of cancellation. Please download the "Refund Application Form" and then submit the filled form before the deadline.