Elite Internship Program, National Chiao Tung University
National Chiao Tung University, a top research university in Taiwan located adjacent to the Hsinchu Science Park (the Silicon Valley of Asia), emphasizes the integration of science and humanities by offering innovative trainings and interdisciplinary studies in a full spectrum of disciplines. NCTU’s Engineering ranks 51st world-wide, while Computer Science ranks 35th world-wide (based on Shanghai Jiaotong University’s Academic Ranking of the World Universities in 2013). National Chiao Tung University has been the cradle for the nation’s high-tech industry leaders as well as for innovation and research. Currently more than 65% of the chairpersons, CEOs and general managers at Hsinchu Science Park companies are NCTU’s alumni.
This program is proposed for Master or PhD students from partner universities and other renowned foreign universities to participate in short-term research at NCTU (Partner school students would be considered first). Faculty members with various specialties (in the areas of engineering, social science, computer science, biological science, electrical and computer engineering or management, etc.) from different colleges of NCTU will participate in the program and invite prospective students to do research with professors. Students will be conducting research on either a small independent project or assisting an ongoing project in the host laboratories. At the end of the research, students will be asked to submit a report regarding their research work at NCTU. Qualified students would be offered 1) free round-trip economy class flight ticket from their home country to Taiwan and *2) additional NTD 5,000 scholarship (including 6% tax) for the first month in NCTU.
Research Length: At least 2 months.
A. All applicants are to firstly contact and identify a professor at NCTU to be their research supervisor.
B. Required documents for application
1. Application form (typewritten)
2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English
3. Research Proposal of your internship in NCTU (no more than 1 A4 page)
4. The Invitation Letter from NCTU supervisor (The letter is compulsory for visa process. It should be formal and with professor’s signature, department, email address on it.)
5. Latest “Enrollment Letter” with official stamp from the home university (or valid student ID card with expiry date on it, please make sure the enrollment letter should cover your duration of internship in NCTU)
6. A copy of valid passport (valid for at least 6 months)
7. *A stamped proof issued by home university that internship is one of the graduation criteria or part of course requirement (5-year Integrated program 4th year Undergraduate students only, it’s compulsory for visa process)
NCTU would offer a 1) free round-trip economy class flight ticket from their home country to Taiwan and *2) additional NTD 5,000 scholarship (including 6% tax) for the first month in NCTU for admitted students. The grant will be distributed in cash. Students will have to pay for their round-trip airfare prior to their arrival in Taiwan. Students should keep the original electronic tickets, ticket receipt, and boarding passes for the reimbursement of their airfare. During the research period, expenses such as accommodation fees, insurance, food, travel or other living expenses shall be at individual student’s own cost. Neither host professor in NCTU nor Office of International Affairs bears the right to pay extra scholarship for students.
A. Please send the “complete application package” in order in one time via both 1) email and 2) hard copies by registered express mail before the above “Application Deadline”. (*Note: Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. The internship should be finished before 30th Nov., 2016)
B. Mark your application package as “Application for 2016 NCTU Taiwan Elite Internship Program” and send to the below address:
Katie LAI (Ms.)
Office of International Affairs
National Chiao Tung University
1001 University Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan 30010, R.O.C.
NCTU reserves the right to terminate the research program if, in its opinion, the student’s performance is unsatisfactory or the student has failed to comply with the terms and conditions of NCTU Internship Agreement. For any question regarding your application, please contact: Coordinator: Katie LAI (Ms.)
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +886-3-571-2121#50665 Websites: http://www.ia.nctu.edu.tw
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