National Taiwan University
Taipei, Taiwan (Outgoing Program)
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|Restrictions:||OU applicants only|
|Program Type:||University Exchange||Language of Instruction:||Chinese, English|
|Non-English Language Prerequisite:||2 Semesters||Housing Type:||Student Dormitories|
|Minimum GPA:||3.0||Non-English Language Learning Option(s):||Chinese, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Russian|
|Study Abroad Adviser:||Shanna Vincent||Language Category:||Language Category B|
|Study Level:||Graduate, Law, Undergraduate|
- National Taiwan University is the oldest and most comprehensive university in Taiwan
- Take classes in English with one optional general Chinese language course or an intensive Chinese language for an additional fee
- This program is ideal for students who have some Chinese language background and wish to take classes in English alongside Chinese language
- 3.0 Combined Retained GPA
- Passport (valid through six months after return from study abroad)
- CHIN 1225 or higher complete before study abroad semester
- 2 Recommendation Letters:
- 1 from any OU professor
- 1 from an OU Chinese language professor
- Host University Application
Exchange students participating in semester and full-year programs are allowed to enroll in all courses, except Teacher Education Program, Distance Learning courses and some types of Medicine courses. The university offers more than 500 courses in English in the fields of: Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Law, Agriculture, Physical Education, etc. For detailed course information, please consult the prospective departments / institutes on the NTU website. Non-Chinese speakersshould be reminded that while English is a popular language in Taiwan and is used by many teachers as the language of instruction, Taiwan is a primarily a bastion of Chinese culture and Mandarin is the undisputed lingua franca. Please do not expect a wide range of courses across all disciplines taught in English. For Chinese language learners, NTU offers intensive Chinese classes at the Chinese Language Division, Language Center (CLD) to help international students learn not only Mandarin but also Chinese culture in Taiwan. Chinese language courses are provided 15 hours per week to all international exchange students free of charge. If you're looking to find out more about the Chinese language-learning courses, then click here. Summer program participants choose a specified track and take all courses within that track. The Summer offerings usually include courses in Chinese language and culture, natural sciences engineering, computer science bioagriculture, biotechnology and public health.
National Taiwan University is open to both graduate and undergraduate students.
Click the following link for National Taiwan University - Course Equivalency Information.
Fall: early September to mid-January
Spring: mid-February to mid-June
Since this program is a University Exchange program you will pay OU tuition/fees to the OU Bursar and housing/meals/living expenses to National Taiwan University.
Use this National Taiwan University Budget Estimate to help you plan for study abroad and compare programs!
There are number of scholarships available for study abroad students. Below is a partial list to get you started!
- Presidential International Travel Fellowship - need based scholarship for airfare
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - a nationally competitive award for Pell grant recipients
- Boren Award for International Study - nationally competitive award for study in an underrepresented destination. This scholarship has one application each year due in February so apply early for Spring programs!
There are two housing options available for exchange students.
- Prince House Dormitories (BOT), located across the street from campus ( ~$160-$300/month)
- Guo Qing Dorm (IYC, International Youth Center) located on the northeast part of campus (~$400-$750/semester)
Start by attending a Study Abroad 101 information session to learn the basics about study abroad as well as your next steps. Then, schedule an appointment with the study abroad adviser for Taiwan to move on to Phase 2!
Photos and Resources
Taiwan Tourism Website
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