National Taiwan University
NTU was established in 1928, making it the oldest and largest university in Taiwan. With 11 colleges, 54 departments, 107 graduate institutes, and eight master's and PhD programs, NTU offers more than 7,800 courses each semester, placing it at the top in the nation in terms of both breadth of academic fields and volume of programs. Course subjects range from the science and engineering to business, humanities and the arts. The university's large garden campus is located in the center of Taipei, with easy access to public transportation. Facilities and activities are top-tier, including Taiwans largest library with over four million volumes and over 400 student clubs ranging from sports clubs, academically-focused organizations and several organizations for international students.
- Fall Semester: mid-September through mid-January
- Spring Semester: mid-February through mid-June
- Academic Year: mid-September through mid-June
Exchange participants are required to take a full-time course load (at least 12 Temple credits) while abroad and will earn transfer credit.
A number of courses taught in English are available in the following disciplines.
- Art History
- Asian Studies
- Chemical Engineering
- Chinese Language
- English Literature
- Foreign Languages
- Physics (upper-level electives)
- Political Science
- Public Health
Students proficient in Chinese may have additional course options. Please review NTU's Office of International Affairs website for course information, a list of popular courses for exchange students, and course restrictions. Students typically enroll in 15 credits per semester at NTU.
Prior to departure, students must complete the Course Approval process. Part of this process will require students to speak with the appropriate faculty members to evaluate courses and assign a corresponding Temple requirement. Courses that are taken abroad may have a direct Temple course equivalent, may fulfill an upper level elective or a lower level elective, general education requirement etc. Faculty will approve and assign corresponding Temple courses or requirement, but do not indicate the number of Temple credits that will be received for each course taken abroad. Students are advised to seek pre-approval for about twice as many courses as they can take, in the event that they need to change their schedules upon arrival.
Upon arrival, if students find that they must make a last-minute course change and enroll in a course that has not been pre-approved, students should e-mail the details of any new courses to the appropriate departments for evaluation. However, due to the time it takes to have a course approved from overseas, in some cases final determination on course approval may not be made until students return. It is therefore always advised to include any and all courses that a student might take abroad on their course approval form.
Transfer of Credits
After Temple receives an official transcript from NTU, approved courses that have been passed with a grade equivalent to a C or better will be accepted by Temple and appear on students' transcripts as transfer credit. The number of credits received for each course will be evaluated at this time. NTU classes typically transfer on a 1:1 ratio with Temple (e.g. 3 NTU credits equals 3 Temple credits). Temple GPAs will not be affected by grades earned on an exchange.
|NTU Grade||Temple Equivalent|
Language of instruction
Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a large urban area in the northern part of Taiwan. With a population of over 2 million, the city offers many of the cultural and other amenities of a major metropolitan area.
- Classrooms equipped with smart technology
- Computer labs and campus Wi-Fi
- Student Union
- Gym and Sports facilities
- Creative Arts Center
- Art & Exhibition Galleries
- Shops and Cafes
- Administrative offices
NTU guarantees students access to on-campus housing in the Prince House Dorm upon application to NTU. There are three different room types to choose from:
Built-in wardrobes, Desk and Chair, Refrigerator, Air conditioner, Inter-campus telephone, Independent Bathroom;
Communal Area shared among five residents (including simple equipped kitchen, dining table)
|TWD 8,800/ month
|Single Room||Built-in wardrobes, Desk and Chair, Refrigerator, Air conditioner, Inter-campus telephone, Independent Bathroom||TWD 7,400/ month
|Twin Room||Built-in wardrobes, Desk and Chair, Refrigerator, Air conditioner, Inter-campus telephone, Independent Bathroom||TWD 4,900/ month|
Students can also opt to find their own independent housing option in Taipei for their semester abroad. Please visit NTU's website for a recommended housing provider.
There is no meal plan, but there are several cafes and two full-service Chinese restaurants on campus.
Students pay Temple tuition and fees directly to Temple.
Open to qualified students matriculated at Temple University.
Applying to the program
Application Deadline: March 1 for the fall semester/academic year and spring priority; September 1 for the spring semester