Spring Semester & Academic Year
Founded in 1928, National Taiwan University (NTU) is the most prestigious university in Taiwan, and is among the top 100 universities in the world. NTU has a total enrollment of over 30,000 students and made up of 12 Colleges, 54 departments, 108 graduate institutes, and 18 Master’s and PhD degree programs, granting around 7,800 degrees annually. The University also boasts a number of international and national research centers, as well as four dozen university-level research centers.
NTU’s programs cover a wide array of disciplines across science, arts, and the humanities, with up to 8,000 courses made available for selection each semester. The 12 colleges include: Liberal Arts, Engineering, Science, Social Science, Law, Bio-Resources and Agriculture, Management, Public Health, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Medicine, Life Science, Professional Education & Continuing Studies.
Taiwan, where Mandarin Chinese is the official language, is also an excellent country to study the Chinese language — both spoken and written. Taiwan uses traditional characters, which further forms a perfect basis to study the simplified characters that are derived from it. This means studying Chinese in Taiwan equips students with the most versatile set of linguistic tools to engage with the Chinese-speaking world. Taiwan is also home to a variety of Chinese topolects such as Taiwanese and Hakka, attesting to the island’s cultural diversity.
Students coming to Taiwan will find that NTU is an ideal place to study Chinese. Every year, many international students with different proficiency levels and motivations come to NTU to make use of its rich language learning resources. NTU has a reputation for effective language teaching and considerable expertise in offering well-tailored, interactive, and empowering classes to diverse students.
Housing for exchange students is guaranteed. Students must fill out NTU online housing application by the deadline. The University provides several dormitory options, which include Prince House, Guo Qing dorm (also known as the International Youth center) and General Dorms.
There are two Prince House dormitories: Chang-Hsing Dormitory and Shui-Yuan Dormitory, which are both located near the campus. Internet and water are included in the rent, but electricity, telephone, and cable TV bills are separate.
(Source: National Taiwan University, Office of International Affairs “Accommodation” 2018)
- Sophomore standing
- 3.0 cumulative GPA
- Students with only Taiwanese nationality are not eligible