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Admission Master's

What students are we looking for?

The Master's of Finance Program of the Graduate Institute of Finance aims to nurture financial talent who aim to become drivers of financial technology and innovation. The design of our program requires special skills and abilities of prospective students which is reflected in our admission procedures.
We are looking for students who demonstrate the following skills, interests and abilities:

•    an undergraduate degree, preferably in the fields of business or economics
good mathematical skills
•    interest in information technology and digitalization
•    interest in international financial markets 
•    good leadership and communication skills
•    intercultural sensitivity and an interest in global affairs

How does the admission process work?

We wish to recruit students with the very best academic merit, potential and motivation, and welcome applications by all suitably qualified prospective students from different backgrounds. For international applicants, the admission decision is based on written documents, we ususally do not hold interviews/ admission exams. The documents have to be submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs, but will be reviewed by the GIF admission committee which carefully considers each application on an individual basis. 
The GIF admission commitee considers:

► your academic results in your undergraduates studies (i.e.transcripts of your Bachelor's degree)

► your focus/ specialization in your undergraduates studies (i.e. did you take courses like mathematics, economics, finance  etc.)

► your work experience (i.e. work experience is not a requirement, but work experience in a relevant field, particularly in financial field, will increase the chances of admission)

► the diversity of your skills and interests (i.e. do you have hobbys or interests that you deem relevant for your application?) 

► your motivation letter or Statement of Purpose (where you have explain why you wish to join the GIF Master's Program of Finance?) 

► level of English (English language certificate is required))

How to apply? 

Admission to the Master's of Finance program is possible both in the winter and in the spring term, please refer to the NTUST Academic Calender for the admission deadlines. Detailed information on the application process, fee payments etc. is offered  by the Office of Academic Affairs. Once you have  received your Letter of Admission, the Office of International Affairs will assist with enrollement and getting settled at Taiwan Tech.

What do I need? Application Checklist  

 Bachelor’s Degree Certificate  ü
 GIF administered entrance exam   Ø
 GIF administered entrance interview    Ø
 Recommendation letter (at least one)  ü
 Motivation letter (Statement of Purpose)   ü
 Curriculum Vitae    ü
 Proof of English Proficiency  (at least TOEIC 785 or its equivalent)  ü
 Application form ü

Credit waivers and credit recognition

After enrollment, students can apply for credit waivers to be exempted from taking courses at Taiwan Tech. The maximum of  waived credits must not exceed 50% of the credits reqired for graduation, i.e. not more than 16 credits taken at other institutions can be recognized. Relevant supporting documents need to be submitted.
The following conditions apply:

  • The name of the course and the number of credits that you wish to waive has to correspond to the name of the course  / number of credits of the course at Taiwan Tech
  • You have to submit relevant documents, i.e. university transcripts and course descriptions
  • The courses which you submit for credit waiving must have been completed successfully, and the credits may NOT be included in the credit requirements of your undergraduate degree
  • The minimum period of study of the Taiwan Tech GIF  program is one year, i.e. if you are granted credits waivers you will still have to enroll at Taiwan Tech for al least one year, within which you have to fulfill all requirements for graduation to be awarded a Master's of Finance Degree.

Last update: 22 Jan 2022