The Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (RIHSS) enacts the following guidelines for the applications for international visiting Ph.D. candidates.
International Ph.D. candidates enrolled in international academic institutions (the institutions shall be included in the reference list issued by the Ministry of Education, Taiwan (R.O.C.)).
Research proposals shall be related to the humanities and social sciences.
Application Periods:
Applications are accepted on all year around and shall be received at least four months prior to the beginning of the proposed date of visit.
Submissions shall include the following items:
Application form
A certificate of enrollment (which proves the applicant is still enrolled during the visit)
A research proposal
A color photocopy of passport
A letter of recommendation in English or Chinese from applicants’ advisor of home academic institution.
A letter of recommendation in English or Chinese from a Taiwan-based scholar.
Applications are reviewed based on applicants’ past experience, research proposal, and space availability at RIHSS.
The period of stay for each visit shall be between one month and 180 days.
All international visiting Ph.D. candidates need to pay an administrative fee to National Taiwan University. The payment scheme is as follows.
Duration of Stay
Less than 2 months
TWD 15,000
2 to 6 months
TWD 30,000
RIHSS offers international visiting Ph.D. candidates the following services:
Office space
Computer and internet service
Access to National Taiwan University Library
Information on academic events in Taiwan
Housing information
Certificate of visiting
The guidelines are effective upon the announcement after the approval of RIHSS Executive Committee.
  • PDF / 19KB Guidelines for International Visiting Ph.D. Candidates 下載
  • PDF / 53KB Application Notice 下載
  • DOCX / 22KB Application Form 下載

E-mail all necessary materials to Ms. Whitney LIN ( weichenlin@ntu.edu.tw )


Ms. Whitney LIN
E-mail: weichenlin@ntu.edu.tw