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This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is about the VISA processing and arrival procedures for all new students. There will be another SOP once you arrive in Taiwan; please, go through the checklist form for the registration procedures. The Taiwan Ministry of Education (MOE ) allows all international students to enter Taiwan for educational purposes. Inform OIA whether you want to pursue your education at the National Taiwan Ocean University ( NTOU) or to defer for one more semester.

  1. Log in to the NTOU's Academic Information System (AIS) to register for a student account . We will provide you with the student ID and password.
  2. Take the online courses and choose your advising professor (for Masters & Ph. D. students only).
  3. When taking online courses, you can apply for the VISA and book the flight ticket.
  4. Once you have obtained the VISA and booked the flight ticket, send it to the Office of International Affairs (OIA) 14 days earlier.
  5. After receiving your VISA and flight details, OIA will forward them to MOE.
  6.  MOE will review your application and then forward the review results to OIA.
  7.  The OIA will issue you with an entry permit.
  8.  Once you have arrived in Taiwan, you are not allowed to use public transport. You are supposed to take special designated taxis for transportation.
  9.  You will be placed under 14 days of mandatory quarantine in registered hotels. You must pay for hotel fees yourself.
  10. After 14 days of quarantine period, you need to undergo another 7 days of self-health management in International Student dormitory (outside campus).
  11.  If you broke any quarantine rules, your scholarship will be REVOKED .


Updated Jan. 27 2022