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National Sun Yat Sen University

Master's Programmes



In 1923, just two years before his untimely demise, the Founding Father of the Republic of China (ROC), Dr. Sun Yat-sen, established two universities, one civil and one military. The civil university was Kwangtung University (renamed Chungshan University in 1926), and the military university was Whampoa Military Academy.  


There are six colleges: Liberal Arts, Science, Engineering, Management, Marine Sciences, and Social Sciences, and one general education center. Equal emphasis is placed on the teaching and research of humanities as well as science and engineering. Since 2006 NSYSU has been granted by the Ministry of Education through the “Aim for the Top University Plan” to improve teaching and research.


  • Leading Research on Marine Natural Products and Biotechnology
  • Research on Underwater Mechatronics
  • Development of Green Technologies for Polluted-land Restoration
  • The Forefront Research of Multi-Gbps Smartphones for 5G/B5G Communications
  • Biomedical Research for Next-generation Therapeutics against Human Diseases

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Library services

The library is located in the center of the campus.  The main entrance is on the 3rd floor of the building. We have the printed materials and online resources that can provide you with access to full-text magazine, journal, newspaper and reference articles.  Electronic resources are also available to the community from on-campus computers.

ICT services

Computer workstations are provided for student use within the library and provide access to library online resources, the internet, and a wide range of word processing and other software. Computer workstations locate at library 1F, 3F, 4F and 10F.

Medical services

All foreigners who have continuously stayed in Taiwan for more than six months and hold a valid Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) are required to join the National Health Insurance Program.

Student Life

Campus life

The NSYSU campus uniquely situates at the crossing of hills and sea, adjacent to the Kaohsiung Harbor. The geography prompts our feature advancements in marine science research, which heeds to Kaohsiung's aspiration to develop into an Ocean Capital, as we become the leading academic institution of marine sciences in Taiwan. The university encourages interdisciplinary collaboration between oceanographic studies and other academic fields to stimulate new ideas and research directions.

Sports facilities

  • Fitness Center
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis Courts

Student Reviews

NSYSU campus for foreigners
Haidar Rahman rated 5 out of 5 stars

National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU) has given me a great experience through knowledge and self discovery. Is a wonderful place especially for foreigners that would like to experience campus besides a beach, or monkeys that goes around campus. The only bad side about NSYSU are the stairs which they have a lot of, but the flip side is you get your daily exercise...

The Ups and Downs Concerting NSYSU’s Cultural Diversity
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

NSUSY is a research university with partial diversity. The downside I personally experience at NSY is that since 70% of its students are from the southern part of Taiwan, 29.5% are from the northern part of Taiwan, and roughly 0.5% are of international, such students origin makeup thus gives the university cultural a little blend and introduces relatively narrower insights...


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