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Research Visiting Program

Research Visiting Program

The Research Visiting Program is a non-degree program for foreign graduate students to undertake short-term visit at CGU with one of our faculty members for research purposes.


The duration of the research visit should be no longer than 6 months.


Foreign graduate students (master's or doctoral) who are enrolled in overseas academic institutions and are interested in conducting research or writing their thesis in Taiwan may apply for the program.

Fees and quota

No fees are charged for participation in this program, but students are responsible for their own cost of living during the visiting period.

Priority is given to students from CGU's partner universities.

Application Procedures

  1. Contact a faculty member of CGU and discuss your plan for a research visit. You must seek his/her consent to serve as your host supervisor during your visit.
  2. After you have the consent from a CGU faculty member, you should complete the application form and prepare the required documents.
  3. Send your application to OIA. You are suggested to send in your application at least 3 months prior to your intended start date of the visit. (The application of this program is usually sent to OIA via the host supervisor. Students or host supervisors may contact OIA for details.)

Required documents for application

  1. Application form (The form is to be completed by the host supervisor on the student's behalf. Please ensure the personal information on the form match with the information on the student's passport.)
  2. A photocopy of the student's passport (bio-page)
  3. A photocopy of a certificate of study or student ID card from the student's home university.
  4. A letter of consent or invitation from the CGU faculty member confirming his/her agreement to act as the foreign student’s host supervisor during the research visit (CGU faculty members may click here for the template of an invitation)

Finding a CGU host supervisor

Visit here for the academic departments and graduate institutes in CGU and contact a faculty member relevant to your discipline or research area.

Other important information

  1. Upon successful application and receiving notification from CGU, you may need to apply for a Visitor Visa before entering Taiwan. Contact the R. O. C. Embassies or Missions in your home country for the latest information and requirements.
  2. You are required to provide proof of medical and accident insurance covering the entire period of your visit at CGU, and the coverage must be at least NT$1,000,000 (approx. US$36,000).
  3. You may apply for on-campus housing. For more information (e.g. types and fees) on the CGU dormitories, please visit here.
  4. Upon your registration at CGU, you will receive a visiting student ID card and set up access to your assigned laboratory. You may also apply for a temporary library card from the library. Please note that the services and resources provided to visiting students are limited. You can contact your host supervisor or the host department or graduate institute, or OIA for details.