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International Students

How to Apply: Click Here
Application Deadline: 
Each year in February (Autumn Semester) and September (Spring Semester)

Study Duration: 2 - 4 years full-time
Admission Quota: 
*Note: All the application information are subject to changes on the OIA website.

Additional Requirements:

All the following documents should be submitted to the Office of International Affairs, National Sun Yat-sen University before the deadline:

  • Autobiography in Chinese or English
  • Two recommendation letters (sealed and signed).
  • Study plan (including research proposal) in Chinese or English.
  • English or Chinese proficiency certificate:
    (E) Minimum English proficiency for non-native English speaking applicants: TOEFL score iBT-TOEFL of 61 / CBT-TOEFL of 173/ IELTS of 5.0
    (C) Minimum Chinese proficiency : TOCFL score level 3, New HSK score level 5, or certificate(s) indicating a minimum of 360 hours of Chinese learning in Taiwan
        (or a minimum of 720 hours abroad)
◎ Research Areas:
1. Ocean Laws & Policy
2. Ocean Diplomacy & Governance
3. Underwater Cultural Heritage
4. Sustainable Oceans & Fisheries
5. Blue Economy & Marine Spatial Planning
6. Environmental Changes & Adaptation