National Taiwan University (NTU) is the flagship university of Taiwan, providing many opportunities to develop your potential alongside some of Taiwan's best students and faculty.
At NTU, you can focus on learning Chinese language and linguistics, or you may take Chinese courses in addition to any other academic program of your choice. Around 800 courses are taught in English. With advanced language skills, you're also eligible to take content courses in Chinese. No matter what subject you are interested in, there's likely to be a significant number of high-quality courses and programs for you.
NTU's main campus is large, green, and is located in the center of Taipei, easily accessible by public transportation.
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.
NTU 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 its widely acclaimed Chinese language programs.
NTU offers a wide range of academic choices. Chinese Language courses are available at all levels for either 6 credits (100 contact hours) or 10 credits (160 contact hours) per semester (additional fees may apply depending on the number of language hours taken). In addition, students with advanced Chinese skills can take content courses in Chinese (which make up the majority of offerings at NTU).
Although Chinese is the main language of instruction at NTU, there are also over 800 courses offered in English each year that are available to UNC students, including courses in Philosophy, Drama and Theater, Literature, History, Art, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Musicology, Taiwan Studies, Geosciences, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Psychology, microbiology, civil engineering, and bioinformatics.
Students can browse a list of courses taught in English offered in recent semesters by clicking on “Courses Conducted in English” under the NTU Online Course Information link at NTU's website.
Courses in this program are Transfer Credit. Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
NTU offers guaranteed university housing; if you apply by the deadline, you will be automatically offered a place at a university dormitory.
Exchange/visiting students have the option to live in university housing at the Prince House Dormitories (BOT) or the Guo Qing Dorm (IYC). The Prince House Dormitories have two locations: Prince House - NTU ChangHsing Dorms and Prince House - NTU ShuiYuan Dorms. They are contracted out, built and operated by the Prince Housing and Development Corp., but allocated by the NTU Student Housing Service Division. Both Prince House dorms are located just across the street from campus. The other option is Guo Qing Dorm (IYC). Guo Qing is the only on-campus dormitory for exchange/visiting students and is located on the northeast section of the campus.
Single and double rooms are available; some have private bathrooms and others have shared bathrooms and communal areas.
Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.
Tuition and fees for the exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad.