(Under Revision)


Date: 2024-01-8

Website of the Office of International Affairs: https://oia.ntu.edu.tw/

International High School Alliance

To implement the student recruitment strategy for Southeast Asian countries, deepen exchanges, and gain sources of elite students, NTU signed exchange and cooperation agreements to form an international high school alliance with 13 Chinese independent high schools in Malaysia (Chong Hwa Independent High School, Kuen Cheng High School, Tsun Jin High School, Hin Hua High School, Pin Hwa High School, Chung Ling Private High School, Pay Fong High School Malacca, Kluang Chong Hwa High School, Foon Yew High School, Foon Yew High School Kulai, Chung Hua Middle School No.1, Catholic High School Sibu, Sabah Tshung Tsin Secondary School), 6 of the top senior high schools in Indonesia (SMAK 1 PENABUR, SMAK 5 Penabur, Sekolah Terpadu Pahoa, SMA Katolik St. Louis 1, SMA Sutomo 1 Medan, and Darma Yudha Senior High School), Thai-Chinese International School, Philippine Science High School System, and Vietnam Lawrence S. Ting Memorial School. Students of schools in the alliance with outstanding academic performance are given priority for admission with a full scholarship.

From NTU of Asia to NTU of the World

To become “NTU of the world,” the University must stay current with the trend in internationalization, explore new ways of collaboration, and leave a wider footprint in relevant realms. Methods to this end are highlighted as follows: strategic alliances with key universities, broader overseas education projects, recruitment of and guidance for international students, and optimized short-term programs. international students, as well as establishing and improving short-term programs.

Strategic Alliances with Key Universities

Quantitatively, NTU continues its outreach efforts in forming international research partnerships, creating overseas education opportunities, and recruiting international students. In terms of quality, NTU spares no effort to be on par with top universities worldwide. To this end, NTU has launched the Strategic Partnership Program to strengthen partnerships with key universities on the basis of long-term sustainability.

With emphasis on substantive exchanges. NTU continues to partner with universities such as University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Peking University, University of Hamburg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and University of Sydney. With various sources of funding, NTU is able to form cross-disciplinary partnerships with key universities worldwide, enabling over 400 faculty and students to conduct research or study abroad on a fixed-term basis. Also, through partnerships with University of Tsukuba and University of Bordeaux, NTU is one of the cohosts of the program on borderless campus “jukebox” courses, and with it a three-university joint master’s degree program as well as an office are in development. The University hopes the above would lead to innovation in globalized education cultivation of talents with high international mobility.

Broader Overseas Education Projects

The “Go beyond Taiwan and Bring the World Home” program that provides students with a variety of opportunities to study abroad as exchange students, visiting students, or attending summer courses. The objective is to broaden students’ horizons who in turn can share their overseas experiences with fellow classmates at home university. The program has over a thousand students in participation every year.

Grants and Scholarships for International Students

To carry out the mission “top in Asia and top-notch worldwide,” NTU is tasked with recruiting top students from around the world through provision of generous grants and scholarships. Taking advantage of its reputation and alumni networks, NTU is able to proactively attract top high school students.

NTU Plus Academy

NTU Plus Academy offers a wide variety of international short-term courses, and collaborates with sister universities and internationally renowned universities in planning programs on professional subjects as needed. Topics are updated along with technological advancements and global trends, so that students from around the world can engage in interdisciplinary learning outside of regular courses, while gaining whole new cultural experiences. Apart from classroom courses, online courses are also planned, such as: SDGs, AI, and semiconductors, providing international students with a synchronous or asynchronous distance learning experience.

Courses cover different fields: Chinese and sinology, engineering, natural science, research internship, and social sciences. Over 3,600 international students have participated in NTU’s international short-term courses since 2010, and learn about NTU’s academic strengths, lifestyle, and campus environment through the theme-based courses within a short period of time. Once they adapt to life at NTU, they may choose to stay in Taiwan to participate in a student exchange program, and even pursue a higher degree at NTU, eventually settling down in Taiwan.

Daily Life Going Internationalized

Internationalization should ultimately enable us to refocus on humanistic values. Through this platform, networks between local and international faculty and students are being built and with it comes internationalization in steps which ultimately becomes part of the University’s daily operation. As such, NTU can be called a genuinely world-class, international university.