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Program Description


NTU Campus
Photo courtesy of National Taiwan University (NTU)

Quick Facts

  • To receive priority consideration for this program, submit complete academic year applications by February 1st and spring applications by August 1st.
  • National Taiwan University (NTU) embraces strong knowledge, strong techniques, and strong elites. It is guided by independent thought and a pioneering spirit of enterprise.
  • NTU is ranked 1st in the entire Chinese-speaking world by ARWU, a major international university ranking.
  • Chinese Language Division (CLD) courses are taught at several different levels to accommodate many different abilities. 
  • Eligibility: Students with only Taiwanese nationality are not eligible for this program. Students wishing to take courses taught in Chinese must show proof of their Chinese language proficiency.
  • Note: The competitiveness of this exchange program is considered low depending on the level of student interest. Please contact the International Coordinator for more details.



Photo courtesy of ASU student A. Schill

Location Details

The cultural kaleidoscope of Taiwan's capital city pulses wherever you go. Incense-veiled temples dating back to dynastic times blend seamlessly with a neon street life of a decidedly more modern era. Taipei has dozens of world-class restaurants where gourmets can sample the best regional Chinese cuisine; and for the gourmand, there are plenty night markets serving up scrumptious evening snacks in an environment of chaotic excitement and fun.

The polarities of Taipei are vividly present as well in the joining of the urban and natural. Just a few minutes from the heart of the city you can soak away the cares of the world in mineral-rich hot springs nestled in the lush mountain foothills ringing the Taipei Basin. And throughout the city there are plenty of trails, parks and other oases of tranquility to lift and invigorate your spirits.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.


Academic Program & Courses

NTU provides many opportunities to develop your potential alongside some of Taiwan’s best students and faculty, within an exciting and supportive environment. Students are able to undertake the most extensive range of academic programs in Taiwan. No matter what subject you are interested in, there is likely to be a significant number of high-quality courses and programs for you.

University Courses 
You can check information about courses available for you to register during your exchange/visiting period at Course Information for International Students.

Browse the Course Information Website to search academic courses offered by NTU (note: it is recommended you read the User Instructions first).

Read the Online Course Selection System User Guide for details on course selection and enrollment.  

Learning Chinese

The General Chinese Course is a regular academic course with credits. NTU offers a range courses designed for different levels of proficiency. To help you make the swiftest progress in Chinese, NTU will give you a placement test then place you in the class most suited to your needs.

Any NTU exchange/visiting student can apply for the NTU General Chinese Course and Enhancing Chinese Course.

More information on available courses, including courses taught in English, can be found on the NTU website.

Course/Faculty Restrictions

  • The College of Medicine does not take senior and graduate exchange/visiting students, because these cannot enroll in the practice courses at the College of Medicine.
  • The Department of Anthropology has special Chinese language proficiency requirements; the courses are conducted in Chinese.
Glossary of Terms:
1000 Level Courses = 1st year courses
2000 Level Courses = 2nd year courses
3000 Level Courses = 3rd year courses
4000 Level Courses = 4th year courses
5000 Level Courses = Upper division

Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and view current course equivalencies.

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

Click here to view how credits and grades at National Taiwan University (NTU) will convert to ASU credits and grades.
NTU Campus


NTU Building
Photos courtesy of NTU


NTU Chang-Hsing DormitoryNTU Shui-Yuan Dormitory

Program Housing

The university provides several dormitory options, including Prince House, IYC and General Dorms. At NTU, you can look forward to living in quality accommodation. Each semester, local and international students enjoy the convenience and affordability of NTU's residential services. Students apply for housing during the NTU online exchange application. Exchange students receive guaranteed accommodation if you select "Yes” on your housing application (unless you are looking for housing for a couple or family).

More information about accommodation can be found here.

Photos courtesy of NTU


Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

NTU campus
Photo courtesy of NTU


Cost Information

Exchange program participants will pay ASU tuition and fees for the term of the Exchange program, according to the individual student's classification and degree level. In addition to ASU tuition and fees, participants are also responsible for paying the following non-refundable fees:

  • $50 Application Fee
  • $400 Administrative Fee
  • Mandatory Medical Insurance Fee*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Spring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

*The actual amount of the Medical Insurance Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration. 


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Spring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program



Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/15/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by February 1. If space remains after the priority deadline, applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2020 09/25/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by August 1. If space remains after the priority deadline, applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the listed deadline. Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed