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Date: 2022-08-30
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Study Abroad Programs

Being able to connect with the world is a required course for all NTU students. NTU encourages students to not only read much but also travel far, therefore has actively established study abroad programs with renowned universities around the world, offering students with a variety of research and study opportunities. These programs include exchange student programs, visiting student programs, overseas summer programs, and overseas short-term programs.
Faculty members are welcome to share their own overseas experiences with students, encourage them to participate in study abroad programs, and provide them with needed advice.

(Outgoing) Exchange Students vs. Visiting Students
 

Exchange Students

Visiting Students

Agreement with NTU

Limited to schools having signed an agreement with NTU

Not limited to NTU’s partner universities

Selection

Needed

Not needed

Quota

Limited

Unlimited

Application

Selected by NTU every semester

Apply independently to host institutions

Scholarships

Multiple scholarships available for application

No scholarships provided

Tuition paid to NTU

Yes (total amount)

Yes (1/4 of the total amount)

Tuition paid to the host institution

No

Yes

Exchange Student Programs

The Exchange Student Program is aimed to promote international academic and cultural exchanges. The program seeks to provide opportunities of interaction and learning for students of NTU and its partner universities based on the principles of equality and reciprocity. As of June 2022, the university has a total of 694 active agreements with 403 higher education institutions from 50 countries (257 universities, 345 colleges, and 92 departments). The students may choose to study abroad for one academic year or for one semester.

Department / Study Abroad Center, Office of International Affairs
Contact / (02) 3366-2007 #229
E-mail /ntustudyabroad@ntu.edu.tw
Website / 
https://oia.ntu.edu.tw/ → Study Abroad → Exchange Student Program

Visiting Student Program

The Visiting Student Program is a self-financed program for students to study abroad for one semester or one academic year.

The programs are not limited to NTU’s partner institutions and there is no limit to the number of students who can apply. The Office of International Affairs will oversee and coordinate application and administrative details.

Department / Study Abroad Center, Office of International Affairs
Contact / (02) 3366-2007 #228
E-mail /ntustudyabroad@ntu.edu.tw
Website / 
https://oia.ntu.edu.tw/ → Study Abroad → Visiting Student Program

Overseas Summer Programs

Overseas Summer Programs are short-term programs that provide students with the opportunity to learn and exchange during summer vacation. NTU students can spend 3-6 weeks of their summer vacation visiting overseas partner institutions for short-term language and culture courses, credit courses, and internship study. Currently, NTU has over 60 partner universities offering overseas summer programs.

Overseas Summer Programs are self-financed programs, and no university scholarship is provided. Some partner universities may offer participating students discounts on tuition fees or accommodation. Course credits obtained at the partner institutions are also recognized by NTU.

Department / Study Abroad Center, Office of International Affairs
Contact / (02) 3366-2007 #230
E-mail /ntustudyabroad@ntu.edu.tw
Website / 
https://oia.ntu.edu.tw/ → Study Abroad → Overseas Summer Program

Ministry of Education Subsidy

The Ministry of Education’s “Pilot Overseas Internships” and “New Southbound Pilot Overseas Internships” programs fund college students to undertake professional internships abroad. These programs are aimed to develop future professionals with global outlook and practical experience, cultivate respect for and understanding of diverse cultural backgrounds and lifestyles, promote knowledge of corporate or organizational operation and management in different countries, and encourage exchanges with high achievers abroad or collaborations with enterprises and organizations showing development potential. Details of the programs are to be planned by the recommending faculty member. By combining academic curricula with overseas internship experiences, the internship programs will boost students’ overall learning performance and effectiveness during their internships abroad.

(1) Application dates

NTU begins receiving applications starting in mid-December and until the beginning of January each year. Those interested may apply to the Ministry of Education via the NTU Office of International Affairs before the end of March.

(2) How to apply

  • Those interested may apply to their respective colleges; colleges shall be the responsible unit for recommendation applications.
  • NTU shall recommend the applicants who pass the International Affairs Promotion Committee review.
  • Visit the Ministry of Education website to fill out the program application form and upload relevant documents and materials.

Department / Study Abroad Center, Office of International Affairs
Contact / (02) 3366-2007 #231
Website / https://www.studyabroad.moe.gov.tw/index.php

Volunteers for International Services

In addition to study abroad programs, the Office of International Affairs also provides various opportunities for NTU students to gain international experience on campus.

Student Ambassadors

Student ambassadors are recruited and trained by the Office of International Affairs annually. Those who complete the training program are given the chance to work with the Office of International Affairs in welcoming international guests. Through this program, NTU students can come into contact with foreigners without actually travelling abroad. On the other hand, international guests can appreciate first-hand NTU’s educational achievements. Student ambassadors are responsible for receiving international guests at the university level, such as presidents, vice presidents, and provosts from foreign universities.

Website / https://oia.ntu.edu.tw/ → NTU Students → On Campus International Experience → Student Ambassador

Student Volunteers

Student volunteers offer one-on-one assistance to the incoming international students at NTU. Volunteers will contact their paired-up international students prior to their arrival in Taiwan and help them with visa application, registration, course selection, etc. This is a great opportunity to get in touch with international students coming to study at NTU.

Website / http://www.oia.ntu.edu.tw/ch ->International Students->International Student Activities->International Student Volunteers

International Student Service Team

As opposed to one-on-one student volunteer services, the main tasks of the international student service team include helping international students with their dormitory applications, take them on campus tours, and organize new student orientations. Join the team, and you may directly participate in the planning of tour routes, activity design, and the making of props. We welcome all passionate students who have experience in event planning to join us at the international student service team.

Website /http://www.oia.ntu.edu.tw/ch ->International Students->On-campus International Services->International Student Service Team

NTU Plus Academy Student Assistants

To let the students who participate in international short-term programs have a better learning and living experience, the Office of International Affairs has trained NTU students as student advisors to participate in international exchange events of NTU, assist with the planning and execution of program activities, and provide all kinds of support for international students. The Office of International Affairs recruits and trains students to serve as student advisors twice per year.

Website / https://oia.ntu.edu.tw/ → Study Abroad → International Services → Short-term international student advisors

Recruitment of International Students

Over 4,500 students from different countries come to NTU to study through various admission channels each year. We generally refer to these students as “overseas students,” which include “degree students” who come to NTU to pursue their degrees and “non-degree students” who come to NTU for short-term programs. Based on their nationality and status, degree students consist of overseas Chinese students, students from Hong Kong and Macau, students from Mainland China, and international students. Based on inter-university agreements, non-degree students consist of one-semester or one-year exchange students, visiting students who voluntarily apply to take courses at NTU, and visiting graduate students who come to NTU for short-term research experiments. The International Students Division of the Office of International Affairs is responsible for the recruitment and admission of overseas students. The Overseas Students Advising Division is responsible for counseling overseas Chinese students, students from Hong Kong and Macau, and students from Mainland China during their study periods. The International Students Division of the Office of International Affairs is responsible for counseling international and non-degree students.

1. Overseas degree students

(1) International degree students

In accordance with the Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan, each school shall independently recruit international students who come to Taiwan to pursue a degree. As opposed to exchange or visiting students whose primary objectives are cultural exchanges, taking in East Asian culture, and learning a language, international degree students have higher stress levels with coursework due to their different language, cultural, and educational backgrounds. Therefore, in terms of teaching and counseling international degree students, cooperation among teachers, colleges, departments, institutes, and administrative departments is necessary. The Office of Academic Affairs provides overseas students with grade warning notices each academic year to effectively solve their academic problems and difficulties. Considering the unusual backgrounds of international degree students, NTU takes special measures to care for the students, including: scholarship applications, credit rules, Chinese tutoring regulations, English psychological counseling, one-on-one student volunteering services, second mentor system, accommodation priority, and Chinese courses. However, other rules are essentially the same as the rules for local students.

2. Dual Degree Students

Only for students of foreign universities that have signed a “dual degree program agreement” with NTU and international students who are recommended by their home universities to study dual degree programs for Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral degrees.

3. Overseas Chinese students/Students from Hong Kong and Macau

In accordance with the provisions of the Regulations Regarding Study and Counseling Assistance for Overseas Chinese Students in Taiwan and the Act Governing Residents from Hong Kong and Macau Studying in Taiwan, there are only two application channels for overseas Chinese, Hong Kong, and Macau students who are pursuing a degree, namely the independent recruitment departments of each university and the University Entrance Committee for Overseas Chinese Students. In general, overseas Chinese students and students from Hong Kong and Macau have better language skills and higher adaptability to Taiwan than other foreign students. However, NTU has also opened free Chinese courses in recent years for overseas Chinese students to improve their Chinese skills. Members of overseas Chinese student clubs and Mainland China student clubs develop close relationships, helping each other adapt to life as new students. The Office of Academic Affairs provides overseas students with grade warning notices each academic year to effectively solve their problems and difficulties with coursework.

4. Students from Mainland China

In accordance with the provisions of the Regulations Governing Students from Mainland China Pursuing Higher Education in Taiwan, students from Mainland China pursuing a degree shall apply through the University Entrance Committee for Mainland Chinese Students. Mainland Chinese students are primarily graduate students, accounting for at least 90% of the applications. The language skills and levels of adaptability of Mainland Chinese students are the same as local students. The Office of Academic Affairs also provides overseas students with grade warning notices each academic year to effectively solve students’ problems and difficulties with coursework.

Website / https://admissions.ntu.edu.tw/%E7%94%B3%E8%AB%8B%E8%87%BA%E5%A4%A7/

Non-Degree Students

1.Exchange students

Exchange students refer to the students who have the recommendation of NTU’s overseas sister schools and the permission of NTU to study at the University in accordance with the exchange student program agreement that NTU signed with the sister schools. Exchange students may register to study at NTU departments, institutes, and degree programs on a per semester basis for up to two semesters in principle. Students will receive course transcripts, but will not be granted degrees once their study period ends. In accordance with exchange student program agreements, NTU shall waive the tuition and miscellaneous fees of exchange students. Visit the Office of International Affairs website to check the list of schools that have exchange student program agreements with NTU.

2. Visiting students

Visiting students refer to the students who have the permission of NTU to study at the University by having the recommendation of overseas universities or students actively applying to study at NTU. Visiting students are the students of the University’s overseas sister schools in principle and must pay for their expenses out-of-pocket. Visiting students may study at the NTU’s departments and institutes for a semester or up to one academic year in principle. NTU will issue transcripts or course completion certificates, but will not grant degrees to the students after their study period ends.

 

3. Visiting graduate students

Visiting graduate students refer to the students who actively apply to study at NTU during semesters or winter/summer vacations, or students who have the permission of NTU to study at the University by having the recommendation of overseas universities or the invitation of professors of NTU. Visiting graduate students shall pay for their expenses out-of-pocket. Visiting graduate students will study under the instructions of the host professors at relevant departments, institutes, degree programs, or other units for internship or thesis writing purposes. The students may not take official courses at NTU. Visiting graduate students shall not stay at NTU for more than 6 months in principle. NTU may issue course completion certificates to the students in accordance with the needs of the hosting department or the home university of the students. However, NTU will not grant degrees to visiting graduate students.

Website/https://oia.ntu.edu.tw/prospective-students/non-degree-programs-gemk/introduction-ryty

Website / https://oia.ntu.edu.tw/prospective-students/non-degree-programs-gemk/introduction-ryty

OIA-Provided Admissions and Related Information for International Students:
 

International Degree Students

Dual Degree Students

Exchange Students

Visiting Students

Research Visiting Students

Plus Academy Short-term Programs

Enrollment

As per NTU’s Academic Calendar

No fixed dates

Winter, spring, and summer programs

Period of study

As per regulations for local students

As per the agreement

One semester or academic year

1-6 months

3-8 weeks

Eligibility

*Note3

Students who meet the “Regulations Regarding International Students Undertaking Studies in Taiwan

As per the signed agreement and at the recommendation of the partner university

Present students of NTU’s partner universities (in principle)

Present students of overseas colleges or universities should obtain the consent of the advising faculty member at NTU prior to application.

No specific restrictions

Tuition and fees

As per standards governing tuition and fees for international students (twice the rates for local students)

As per the agreement

Students only need to pay the tuition fees of their home universities. Although NTU does not charge tuition fees, students have to pay for internet service and accommodation on campus.

1. Application fee: TWD15,000

2. Program fee: TWD40,000

3. Tuition and fees (As per standards governing tuition and fees for international students)

1. Fees for programs shorter than 2 months: TWD15,000

2. Fees for programs lasting 2-6 months: TWD30,000

1. Application fee: USD 150

2. Tuition and fees: USD 1,780-3,800 (adjusted according to program length [number of weeks] and housing location)

Accommodation

NTU Prince House – Shui-Yuan Dorm (for general students)

NTU Prince House – Shui-Yuan Dorm (for general students)

● University-level exchange students:  NTU Prince House – Shui-Yuan Dorm and Guo Qing Dorm (IYC)

● College-level exchange students:

NTU Prince House – Chang-Hsing Dorm

NTU Prince House – Shui-Yuan Dorm

NTU Prince House – Shui-Yuan Dorm

● During summer vacation: NTU Prince House – Shui-Yuan Dorm

● Other time periods: Off-campus hotels

Scholarship

V

As per the agreement

X

X

X

OIA services

1. International Student Handbook

2. Orientation activities: Dorm move-in, campus tour, orientation, and registration

3. Assistance with dorm application for new students

4. Free Mandarin Chinese courses

On demand

Administrative assistance, student counseling, and cultural activities and courses

*Note2

One-on-one student volunteer

*Note1

V

V

V

V

X

X

Note

1. Volunteered by current NTU students who provide one-on-one services, including making contact before arrival and providing assistance with visa application, registration, and course selection. Other services are provided depending on need or demand.

2. The Office of International Affairs provides administrative assistance, student counseling, and cultural activities and courses for students enrolled in the Research & Culture Program. Laboratories participating in this program will receive TWD12,000-~18,000 for advisor fee and TWD8,000-11,000 for materials or consumables fee. Subsidy amounts vary according to the period of advisement [number of weeks].

3. Students with specific nationalities listed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs should present a letter of guarantee signed by their advising faculty members at NTU during visa application. (The countries named by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs include Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cuba, Ghana, India, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, and Syria.