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  • Locations: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Program Terms: Summer B-Term
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  • Restrictions: UW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Information:

QUICK FACTS
Location Taipei, Taiwan
Academic Term Summer B-Term
Credits 6 UW credits per quarter
Eligibility Sophomore standing or above by time of departure
Language Instruction in English; no Chinese language experience required
Program Manager Mike Engh | enghmw@uw.edu
Priority Application Deadline January 15
HIGHLIGHTS
General This summer program gives you an opportunity to earn 6 weeks of intensive research training in science and engineering laboratories at National Taiwan University while gaining extensive knowledge and first-hand experiences with Taiwanese culture.
 
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
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, NTU has acquired a reputation for academic excellence and cutting-edge research right in the heart of Asia. 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.

Located in the heart of high-tech Taipei, NTU offers this unique and truly international program to provide you with an opportunity for scientific and intercultural exploration. You will be assigned to a research laboratory at NTU and assist with a research project during the program. In addition, you will experience Taiwanese culture through a series of cultural workshops and visits.

You can search the participating research labs and learn more about the research opportunities in this program on the NTU website
 
LOCATION

Site

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.






 

 
ACADEMICS

Prerequisites and Language Requirements

Students participating in this exchange program must be of Sophomore standing or above at the time of departure.

Credits

6 UW credits per quarter

Courses

You can expect to receive 6 undergraduate research credits for the program. Credits can be applied as research credits through the student’s home department or through GEN ST 350. You will coordinate with a UW faculty member and have them pre-approve credit for the proposed project before departure. The faculty member will also supervise the student’s internship progress and, at the end of the internship period, assess the final academic product to assign a grade and credit amount.

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 about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.

 
ACCOMMODATIONS

Housing

Housing is provided in single room dormitories at NTU. Accommodations are included with the program fee. All rooms have a private bathroom and access to sport facilities and common recreational and study areas.












 

 
VISA INFORMATION

The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.

The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.  

If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance. 

 
FINANCES

Program Expenses

You will pay a program fee of approximately USD $3,100 directly to NTU. This fee covers the cost of lectures, study materials and resources, orientation, accommodations, cultural events, field trips, and airport shuttle service. A non-refundable application fee of USD $150 must be paid to reserve your place in the program. Additional expenses include meals, airfare, local transportation fees, international health insurance, and personal expenses. The Study Abroad Fee will be billed to your UW student account according to the regular UW tuition billing schedule

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.

Scholarships

  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at goglobal@uw.edu to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.
 
APPLICATION

Application Process

The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad.

Under the list of questionnaires is a link labeled “Affiliated Program Application Instructions.” For College of Engineering partner programs, this step is not necessary because students will receive instructions on how to submit their applications to the program provider after submitting the UW Study Abroad application. In order to ensure that your UW Study Abroad application is considered complete, click on the link labeled “Affiliated Program Application Instructions,” enter the current date in the date field at the bottom of the page, and click Submit. Contact enghmw@uw.edu if you have any questions. 
 
This study abroad program also requires completion of a secondary application specific to NTU. The secondary application requires the submission of a resume, transcript, personal statement, and letter of recommendation. Additional information and instructions for the secondary application will be sent by email after the UW application deadline. 

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest. 

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.

Withdrawals

The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.

The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.