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
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: https://nol.ntu.edu.tw/nol/guest/index.php.
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.
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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
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