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National Taiwan University (Exchange)

The Program
 
A small nation in the Western Pacific, Taiwan has emerged a vibrant powerhouse in the world economy. It has secured a leading role in numerous industries worldwide, particularly on the IT front. “The global economy couldn’t function without it,” BusinessWeek concludes in its May 16, 2005 cover story titled “Why Taiwan Matters.” Taiwan has accumulated such economic clout mainly on the back of an abundant pool of high-caliber human resources. The quality of human resources hinges on higher education.
 
National Taiwan University’s vision embraces strong knowledge, strong techniques and strong elites, guided by independent thought and a pioneering spirit of enterprise. Experience of the Chinese world is a considerable asset for the students of today. An NTU education gives a clear competitive advantage – we are ranked 1st in the entire Chinese-speaking world by ARWU, a major international university ranking.
 
National Taiwan University has a growing number of international exchange partners around the globe. Each year, we welcome many international students who embark as exchange students on our academic programs, benefiting from NTU’s internationally regarded quality, unique educational environment and friendly community.

The Academics
 
NTU provides many opportunities to develop your potential alongside some of Taiwan’s best students and faculty, within an exciting and supportive environment. Around 800 courses are taught in English. 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.
 
This NTU site allows you to browse NTU classes, fast search for a course of your preference, find classes taught in english, and easily sort through electives and required classes by department, institute, or program.
 
In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

The Experience
 
The university provides several dormitory options, including Prince House, IYC and General Dorms. More information on housing options can be found here.
 
Some of the University’s wide-ranging resources, services and advantages include:
 
A privileged location: NTU’s main location is a large garden-campus in the center of Taipei, and is easily accessible by public transport.

The largest library in Taiwan: The NTU Library contains four million volumes.

Sports facilities: A large part of the campus is devoted to exercise and health, including the New Sports Center opened in 2002, the Old Stadium and various outdoor tennis courts and playing fields.

An e-University: NTU offers wide computing availability on campus and provides webmail portals, multiple networking services, computer courses, distance learning services, cloud computing for storage, software share and mobile devices, such as the MyNTU portal, NTU Space, NTU AppShare, NTU SoftBank and iNTU.

400 student clubs: Student activities flourish as an integral part of NTU’s liberal and pluralistic environment.

Finances
 
Exchange programs charge in-state UConn tuition for in-state students and New England rate UConn tuition for all out-of-state students, along with a few other UConn fees. For exact information on the costs associated with this program, please visit this program’s budget sheet.
 
Because this program charges tuition, nearly all types of financial aid can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.
 
You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, private scholarships, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).
 
You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study.
 

Budget Sheets:
The Details

  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 TBD TBD
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: Academic area:
Language of instruction: Prior language study required:
Open to non-UConn students: Required GPA: