In 1895, military defeat forced China to cede Taiwan to Japan. However, it reverted to Chinese control after World War II. Following the Communist victory on the mainland in 1949, 2 million Nationalists fled to Taiwan and established a government. Over the next five decades, the ruling authorities gradually democratized and incorporated the native population within its governing structure. This culminated in 2000, when Taiwan underwent its first peaceful transfer of power from the Nationalist to the Democratic Progressive Party. Throughout this period, the island has prospered to become one of East Asia's economic powers. The dominant political issues continue to be the relationship between Taiwan and China, specifically the question of eventual unification, as well as domestic political and economic reform.
Though "Ilha Formosa", the beautiful island of Taiwan, is just 144 km wide and 395 km long there are endless attractions to interest visitors from around the world including museums, beaches, and Buddhist temples.
National Taiwan University (NTU) is the flagship university of Taiwan. Dedicated to excellence and leadership since 1928, National Taiwan University has contributed significantly to Taiwan’s rapid development into one of the world’s most competitive economies and democratic societies. Over the years, the University has acquired a reputation for academic excellence and cutting-edge research, right in the heart of Asia.
NTU trains the most outstanding students in Taiwan. It is home to a lively community of more than 30,000 students (17,000 undergraduate and 15,000 graduate) developing their talents across 11 colleges, 2 professional schools, 54 departments, 103 graduate institutes and 66 research centers. On its campuses, one can take advantage of the fullest range of academic programs in Taiwan.
The University also benefits from Taiwan’s rich Chinese heritage and strategic regional position to offer initiatives and solutions that bridge East and West. Among NTU’s many popular courses are the widely acclaimed Chinese language programs.
NTU has a wide variety of courses taught in English. However, students who have previously studied some Chinese language would have more class choices. There are also Chinese language courses available for those who are interested.
The Fall semester runs from September through January and the Spring semester from late January through late June.
For a list of English courses offered, click here: Online Course Search
Click on "Courses Conducted in English", then select the appropriate college.
The Transfer Credit Database lists courses that have been previously approved for NC State students at National Taiwan University. Please note: their applicability to a specific degree program varies by department. This list is not inclusive. Additional courses can be approved for credit by using the course approval form and process, which is a part of the application for study abroad. Please refer to the academic information on the NTU website for all courses available to study abroad students.
Exchange students are guaranteed on-campus housing in a residence hall that is reserved for international students. Students will share their fully furnished room with one other student of the same gender. The building has a dining room and on-site laundry facilities.
The University reserves the right to alter the program format and/or costs in case of conditions beyond its control. If the program is canceled or a student withdraws, a refund of program costs may not be available in all cases. Please refer to the Study Abroad Office Refund Policy for details.
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Students are responsible for the visa application before entering Taiwan. For more details please click on this link.
Cost information is shown in the budget link, above. Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students meet the expenses of study abroad. For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship, and check out other ideas for funding study abroad such as applying to outside scholarships, and starting a funding page. For more information about funding opportunities, please visit this link.
Spring: February- June
Academic Year: September-June