1. The Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (the Institute) provides the following guidelines for the applications for overseas visiting scholars program.

2. Eligibility and Types:

(1) Applicants require the recommendation of a scholar.

(2) Types: Visiting Scholars: current, full-time faculty members at universities or academic research institutions overseas. Visiting Fellows: postdoctoral research fellows from abroad, or international researchers with specialties and credentials recognized by the Institute.

3. Application Periods: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and should be received at least four months prior to the beginning of the proposed date of visit.

4. Submissions should include the following materials:

(1) Application form,

(2) Proof of eligibility (diploma or certificate of employment),

(3) Research proposal.

(4) Letter of Recommendation .

5. Applications are reviewed based on the applicant’s past experience, research proposal, and space availability at the Institute.

6. The period of stay for each visit should be between one and six months, and, if necessary, it may be extended.

7. The Institute may receive up to twenty overseas visiting scholars and fellows at a given time.

8. All overseas visiting scholars and fellows are subject to an administrative fee, which is charged in accordance with the duration of stay. The details of the payment scheme are stipulated as follows.


Duration of Stay


1-14 days

TWD 6,000

15-30 days

TWD 10,000

31-90 days

TWD 15,000

91-180 days

TWD 26,000

181 days - one year

TWD 46,000

(2) The administrative fee is a one-off payment and not refundable.

(3) Upon acceptance to the Program, the visiting scholars and fellows should make the payment in full one month prior to their arrival.

9. The Institute offers overseas visiting scholars and fellows the following services:

(1) invitation letter,

(2) office space,

(3) computer and internet service,

(4) access to National Taiwan University library,

(5) news and information on academic events in Taiwan,

(6) housing information,

(7) certificate of program participation.

10. The Institute may provide assistance, upon request, to overseas visiting scholars and fellows in applying for housing at National Taiwan University on their own charge.

11. The Institute may invite the international visiting scholar and fellow to give a seminar or lecture during the visit.

12. These guidelines shall take effect upon public announcement after the approval of the Institute’s Executive Committee.

  • PDF / 220KB Guideline of Oversea Visiting Scholars Program 下載
  • DOCX / 19KB National Taiwan University Visiting Scholars Services and Fee Payment Policy 下載
  • DOCX / 23KB OVSP Application Form 下載

E-mail all necessary materials to Ms. Emily LIN ( linchiaying@ntu.edu.tw )
(Subject: OVSP applcation)



Ms. Emily LIN
E-mail: linchiaying@ntu.edu.tw