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  • Apps for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Derek Shepard Program type: Exchange, Non-exchange
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Open to Non-UNC students: No Graduate courses available: Yes
Language prerequisite: No Language of instruction: Chinese, English
Click here for a definition of this term Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship Eligible: Yes
Program Description:
Location| Courses & Credits| Housing| Program Costs| Application Process | More Information|

National Taiwan University

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.  

Courses & Credits

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.
As part of the study abroad process, students will submit information on the courses they would like to take abroad via the Study Abroad Student Credit Portal. Students will receive detailed instructions on this process. Courses that are pre-approved will transfer as listed and courses without pre-approved decisions will be evaluated. Students will be notified when the department has made a decision on how the course will transfer back. View steps for requesting credit. 

You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn credit. 

You will receive Pass/Fail credit and it will not impact your GPA unless you receive a C- or below. 

  • Passed credit (courses where a "C" or better is earned) will be reflected on the UNC transcript as a pass and will satisfy the approved requirement. The passed credit will not be calculated in your GPA. 

  • Failed credit (courses where a “C-” or less is earned) will be reflected on the UNC transcript AND impact the UNC GPA as the equivalent of an "F" grade. 


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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.

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Program Costs

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 program are set based on the host institution’s rates, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Always refer to the Budget Sheet on this page, and not the host institution’s posted rates, as it is customized for UNC students. 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.  
Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad  
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Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
  3. Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
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More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 09/19/2021
10/05/2021 02/10/2022 06/28/2022
Academic Year 2022-2023 02/10/2022
02/21/2022 08/28/2022 06/20/2023

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Apps for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1