|| QUICK FACTS
|| Taipei, Taiwan
| Autumn Semester / Academic Year
| Spring Semester
|| 20-24 UW credits per semester
|| Junior standing or above by time of
departure; min. 3.0 GPA
|| Mandarin 303
|| Shannon Quinn | firstname.lastname@example.org
| Jan. 15 (Autumn Semester and Academic Year)
Spring Semester priority deadline
| May 15 (Spring Semester)
|| This program is geared to students motivated
to take regular, host university courses and
fully immerse themselves in the life and
culture of Taiwanese society. A limited
number of courses (mostly graduate level)
are taught in English. Participants need a high
level of personal maturity and independence.
| Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
Where You Will Study
Founded in 1928 as Taihoku (Taipei) Imperial University by the Japanese, the university was renamed National Taiwan University (NTU) in 1945, following Taiwan's return to Chinese sovereignty. In Taiwan, NTU is recognized as the country's most prestigious university and has earned world-wide respect for its high level of academic research, study and academic thought. To serve its student population of 26,000, the University offers courses through ten colleges: Liberal Arts, Science, Social Sciences, Medicine, Engineering, Agriculture, Management, Public Health, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Law.
Taipei, the de facto capital of the Republic of China (ROC) with a population of 2.6 million, is a modern city that maintains many of its ancient customs and traditions. Home to the largest skyscraper in the world (Taipei 101) rising 1440 feet above street grade the massive structure overlooks traditional, ornate temples housing Buddhist, Taoist, and Chinese folk religion deities. From its world-renowned museums to its extravagant night markets (including the infamous "Snake Alley") Taipei is a city full of life, culture, excitement and unlimited opportunities for exploration.
UW students with advanced proficiency in Mandarin can enroll in regular university courses at NTU. Students whose Mandarin proficiency is not sufficient to enroll in regular university courses can enroll in NTU's Language Center courses through its Chinese Language Division (CLD) for up to one semester. If students intend to continue attending CLD courses during the second semester, they will have to pay an additional fee. Please also note that the CLD courses do not operate on the same academic calendar as the rest of the University.
The CLD can accommodate beginning, intermediate and advanced students. In addition to its language program, the CLD sponsors cultural courses and activities including Chinese calligraphy, brush painting, paper cutting, opera and movies, and field trips.
You can begin your search for courses right here:
NTU course catalog
If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.
For more information on how these courses will appear on your UW transcript, please visit: credits for exchanges
A variety of housing options are available. The NTU Chinese Language Program recommends that students take advantage of accommodation offered by its International House, the YMCA, or private apartments.
Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships
As a participant of a university exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange fees are determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. The exchange fee and IPE administrative fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.
For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.
For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances.
To apply for this exchange, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.
University exchanges may also require completion of a secondary application specific to the host institution. Instructions about this process will be provided to you by your study abroad advisor following your selection for the exchange.
See Applications and Recommendations for additional information about the application process and tips for recommendations.
See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.
After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences.
To see past students' evaluations for the National Taiwan University Direct Exchange program, click on the link below.
National Taiwan University Exchange.pdf
Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email email@example.com.