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HOST:  National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology

National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology (NKUST) was established on February 1, 2018 by the merger of three universities: National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, and National Kaohsiung Marine University, becoming the largest technological university in Taiwan.

As a technology university, NKUST has incorporated the strengths of the three former universities — strong connections with industries, innovation and entrepreneurship, and ocean technology – into the new university and realized synergies through integrating complementary resources and functions.

  1. Strong connection with industries
    NKUST has established long-term collaborations with regional industries in the engineering fields for more than 50 years, including precision machinery, civil engineering, chemical and material engineering, mold engineering, electrical engineering, and electronic engineering. In line with the school’s historical context, the characteristics of the faculty and students as well as the features of resources, NKUST continues to forge strong connections with industries to cultivate talents with practical skills and maintain excellence in education.


  1. Innovation and entrepreneurship
    NKUST is the very first entrepreneurial university in Taiwan. Combining academic and administrative resources, the university has created an ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship, fostered innovative and creative culture on campus and developed entrepreneurial features. As a result, NKUST has been designated by the Ministry of Education as the Education Base of Innovation and Maker in Southern Taiwan. The university aims at cultivating students’ creativity, practical skills, cross-disciplinary abilities, and employment competitiveness. These focuses are consistent with the initiatives of the commercialization of knowledge in universities promoted by the Ministry of Education.


III. Ocean technology
NKUST puts a strong emphasis on developing the ocean industries and nurturing marine professionals. With the achievements in industry-academic cooperation and R&D in ocean technology, the university serves as an important base for talents of the ocean industries. NKUST is committed to connecting with the development of the Kaohsiung Harbor area, meeting the demand of local industries, complying with government policies, increasing the value of the ocean industries and achieving sustainable development. NKUST is also the only technology university that fosters talents and professionals in the ocean industries.

As the result of the merger, NKUST not only incorporates the strengths of the three universities—strong connections with industries, innovation and entrepreneurship, and ocean technologies—into the new university, but it also has great advantages in the aspects of vast campuses, strong human resources, complementary resources, and diverse cultural assets, which makes a lively and vigorous academic community and learning environment for students. With the merger, the university hopes to integrate all the resources and to cultivate more excellent technological professionals and lead the business and industry development in southern Taiwan.

With the pursuit of such ideals as value co-creation and people- oriented leadership, NKUST continues to serve as the think tank in Kaohsiung, the engine of industries, and the base of the southbound plan. NKUST, with great collaboration efforts across academia and industry, has reinvented itself as an outstanding international university that is widely recognized by the global society and that nurtures top professionals with academic excellence and success in industries.



Eligible PersonsForeign nationals, who hold ordinary passports or other legal travel documents and who intend to stay in Taiwan for no more than six months for the purposes of transit; tour; visit relatives; undertake visits; undertake inspection tours; attend international conferences; conduct business; pursue short-term study; undertake short-term employment; undertake short-term missionary work; and engage in other activities in the ROC as approved by MOFA.
Requirements1. A passport valid for at least six months;
2. A duly completed application form with two photos taken within the past six months;
3. An outbound airline ticket or verifiable proof of purchase of steamship ticket ;
4. Documents verifying the purpose of visit; and
5. Other relevant documents.
Visa Validity1. For foreign nationals from the countries with which the ROC has entered into reciprocal visa agreements, the validity of their Visitor Visas shall be decided in accordance with these agreements.
2. For other foreign nationals, a Visitor Visa is generally valid from three months up to one year.
Duration of stayFourteen days
Thirty days
Sixty days
Ninety days
Fee1. For foreign nationals from the countries with which the ROC has entered into reciprocal visa agreements, the visa is issued gratis.
2. For other foreign nationals, the visa fees are: single entry: NT$ 1,600 (US$ 50); multiple entries: NT$ 3,200 (US$ 100).
3. NT$5,120(US$160 ),currently only for American passport holders.
RemarksVisitor Visa holders who are permitted to stay in Taiwan for sixty or ninety days and whose visas bear no such remark as "no extension will be granted" may apply at local service centers of the National Immigration Agency for a maximum of 120 or 90 days of extensions.

Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan)