National Sun Yat-sen University (Kaohsiung)

National Sun Yat-sen University is a universitywide partner university in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Student experiences

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General information for exchange students

Course information

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Welcome to Sun Yat sen University (YouTube)

Introduction of National Sun Yat-sen University (YouTube)

Academic calendar

Semester I: 1st week of September - 3rd week of December
Semester II: 2nd week of February - 1st week of June

Orientation generally commences the last week of August for Semester I and the 1st week of February for Semester II.

Exams take place the 3rd week of December for Semester I and the last week of May for Semester II.

Academic calendar


GPA (Average Grade)

There is no GPA requirement for this destination.

Language Requirement

There is no specific language requirement for this destination.

Areas of study open to exchange students

All areas

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction


Housing assistance

On-campus housing is no longer guaranteed due to a lack of accommodation. Approximately 10% of exchange students might need to search for accommodation options outside the campus. Students can still apply for on-campus housing first and application results will be shared as soon as possible.

More information about the dorms.

Estimated living costs per month

Average living costs per month are around €330-460. (Estimate from 2022)

You can find a more detailed breakdown of expenses in the Fact Sheet here.


You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

4-6 places per year.


Selection was not necessary in the past few years. 


If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:

Asia, Latin America & Middle East

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona


Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten

photo of Patrick Chan

General exchange questions

Name: Patrick Chan

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00 - NOT AVAILABLE: 15 July – 15 August 2024

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.