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National Taiwan University
Taipei, Taiwan (Outgoing Program)
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Restrictions: OU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
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
Program Description:

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  • 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
Program Requirements
  • 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
  • Visa
Regular Courses: All exchange/visiting students can take courses offered by departments/institutes outside of their majors. Although Chinese is the main language of instruction at NTU, there are also courses taught in English by certain colleges/departments:

Exchange students may not take courses provided by the Center of Teacher Education or practical training courses in the College of Medicine. The Department of Anthropology is entirely in Chinese, and students must take a proficiency test before enrolling. Some graduate courses are not open to undergraduate students. Exchange/Visiting students enrolled in laboratory classes such as Biotechnology Core Techniques are required to pay the lab fees. Students will enroll online before the semester begins.

Course levels are the same as at OU, with 1000/2000 level courses as lower division and 3000/4000 courses as upper division. Courses with codes 4997-4999 are for Thesis courses.

Chinese Language: All NTU exchange/visiting students are eligible to take one NTU General Chinese Course, which is a regular academic course with credits and offered at beginning through advanced levels. General Chinese courses are typically worth 6 OU credits. There is an optional 4 credit hour Enhancing Chinese course available for co-enrollment if you are taking a General Chinese course. You are not allowed to take more than 10 OU credits of Chinese per semester, so you will also need to enroll in at least one non-Chinese course during your semester.

National Taiwan University is open to both graduate and undergraduate students.

Click the following link for National Taiwan University - Course Equivalency Information

Academic Calendar
Fall: early September to mid-January
Spring: mid-February to mid-June

Money Matters
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! Housing
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)
Roommates are arranged by NTU. Internet and water are included in the rent, while electricity, telephone, and cable TV bills are separated.  Facilities in the room can include an independent bathroom, bed, table, bookshelf, closet, refrigerator, air conditioning, 24-hour hot water, cable TV outlet, internet, and telephone output.  There are spacious communal living areas, the dorm is serviced by a 24-hour manned receptions, meeting rooms in the 1st floor lobby.  Bike storage is on the basement level.  Sports facilities are also located in the residences.  There are separate male and female laundry rooms located at the basement level. Rooms are gender-specific and there is no on-campus accommodation option for couples or families.

Get Started
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
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 09/13/2015
09/23/2015 02/17/2016 06/24/2016
Fall 2016 02/21/2016 03/04/2016 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2016-2017 02/21/2016 03/04/2016 TBA TBA
Spring 2017 09/18/2016 09/23/2016 TBA TBA

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