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The Department of Optics and Photonics (DOP) welcomes international students from around the world who are interested in our short-term visiting research and/or student exchange programs. These programs encourage students at another institution to come to DOP at National Central University as a short-term, non-degree student to work with an intended DOP faculty member on a specific research activity/project.

The Student Exchange Program between UA and NCU

The University of Arizona (UA) and National Central University (NCU) have the student-exchange program for both undergraduate and graduate students. This program was initiated by the Department of Optics and Photonics (DOP) at NCU and College of Optical Sciences at UA three years ago. Since then, there have been more than 6 exchange students from both sides of UA and NCU attending the program. The exchange students conduct optics research, language learning, and visiting during their stay in Taiwan/USA. It has been proved to be a rewarding experience for both sides of exchanging students.

Starting from 2012, to provide an even stronger stimulus for international students from the University of Arizona and other top universities from around the globe, DOP offers a scholarship for a total of up to US$2500 for students admitted to the short term visiting research or exchange student program within the Department. Students with nationality of R.O.C. (Taiwan) are not eligible to apply.

Scholarship Application Deadline: April 15th

Besides the application forms required by the office of international affairs, students from the University of Arizona who wish to be considered for the scholarship have to submit the following additional documents to DOP before April 15th.

  1. Applicant Profile Form (as attached )
  2. Autobiography (It should be typed, single-spaced and should not exceed 1 page.)
  3. Academic Transcript
  4. Sealed, Letter of Recommendation (use the attached form or submit an actual letter)
  5. (optional) Curriculum Vitae or Other Supporting Materials

All these documents can be scanned and submitted electronically, but the paper transcript has to be verified upon your arrival.

For more detailed information regarding the scholarship, please contact:
Ms. Peng, Hsiao-Chun
Tel: +886-3-4227151 Ext. 65261

General Instructions for Applicants Visiting Research Student

Application Deadline: One month before arrival

To apply for the short-term visiting research, you have to submit the application form to the International Affairs Office.

Application Form for Visiting Students

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Exchange Student Programs

Application Deadline at the NCU side (your home university may have different deadlines)

  1. Fall Semester (First Semester of an Academic Year): May 15th
  2. Spring Semester (Second Semester of an Academic Year): November 15th
  3. Required Application Documents:

International Application Materials Checklist
  1. Application form
  2. Dormitory application form (optional)
  3. One or two letters of recommendation
  4. Official transcripts in University of Arizona
  5. A photocopy of passport
  6. A four-month health insurance certificate

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Summer Language Camp

Please visit the website of the International Affair Office and notice the latest news

For more detailed information on exchange student and language camp programs, please contact:
Ms. Caroline Ma
International Affair Office
Tel: +886-3-4227151 Ext. 57084

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