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

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Information:
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Location  Taipei, Taiwan
Academic Term  Summer B Term
Eligibility  Sophomore standing or above
Language  All programming in English; no Chinese  language experience required
Adviser  Mike Engh,
 January 15
General This summer program gives you an opportunity to earn 6 weeks of intensive research training in science and engineering laboratories while gaining knowledge and first-hand experience with Taiwanese culture.
Read More About Program DescriptionWhere You Will StudyAcademicsHousing, Program Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships, Application Process

Program Description

National Taiwan University is a top-ranking university that has been a leader in research and education since 1928. 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

Where You Will Study

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.


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.


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.

Program Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships

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.
For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.
For more information, visit UW Study Abroad Finances

Application Process

To apply for this program, 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.

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 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. 
See Application FAQs for additional information about applications.
See Withdrawals for information about program withdrawal policies.