National Taiwan University
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
The National Taiwan University is located in Taipei’s Da’an District. The 300 year-old city is coming of age. With Chinese, Japanese and Western influences in its food, culture, folk arts and architecture, Taipei manifests the mix that is Taiwan.
Aside from streets filled with markets and restaurants, day trips from the city include tea fields, hot springs, river parks and colonial towns backed by a mountainous national park. Within Taipei, do not miss the Minnan-style temples filled with unique decorative arts, the heritage lanes turned gourmet café and boutique centers, the buzzing neon neighborhoods or the nightlife scene all growing in reputation yearly.Becoming National Taiwan University (NTU) in 1945, the university is the first integrated and most prestigious institution of higher education in Taiwan. NTU has taken up the responsibility of promoting the level of academic research study and teaching putting emphasis on scholarly research in basic theory and academic thought.
The NTU College of Bioresources and Agriculture has steadily expanded its programs to meet the growing demands of today’s agriculture environment. By actively developing in all agriculture related fields, NTU has moved to improve agriculture production technology in order to reach international agriculture research standards.
Departments within the College include agronomy, agricultural engineering, agricultural chemistry, plant pathology, entomology, animal husbandry, agricultural economics, horticulture, microbiology, forestry, animal science and resource conservation. The College’s goal is to train students to understand basic life phenomenon, and related knowledge and testing methods, in order to cultivate a working knowledge of applied biological technology.
Students can choose to study abroad during
- This program is limited to students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Have a classification of Graduate Student or Junior or Senior by beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
- Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
- Proficiency in Chinese or English
- Obtain a student visa
- Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
- Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
- Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
One of the benefits of participating in the exchange program at NTU is the wide range of courses available. Exchange students are able to enroll in any course the College of Bioresources and Agriculture offers
- Fall Semester (September to January)
- Spring Semester (February to June)
- Academic year (September to June)
- Summer II (June to July)
. However, there are a very limited number of courses taught in English during the semester. The majority are taught in Chinese. During the summer, the BACT program, as discussed below, is only taught in English. Additionally, students are able to take Chinese language courses during the semester.
During Summer II, students also have the option to enroll in the Biodiversity, Agriculture and Culture of Taiwan (BACT) program at NTU.
All courses and field trips for this program are conducted in English. Students will receive four credit hours from NTU upon completion. During the program, students begin at on the ocean and move up to low, mid and high elevations to see why and how a small island such as Taiwan could be endowed with such high biodiversity. Aside from academics, students will also visit the National Palace Museum to get hands-on experience with bamboo and tea culture as well as Chinese calligraphy and language. Students from TAMU maybe also participate in a one-month internship. However, you must have participated in the BACT program before being considered for an internship.
Exchange students live in NUS housing and have several options available to them, although most choose to reside in Prince George's Park Residences (PGPR), a student residence.
NUS has two classifications of student housing--Halls of Residence and Student Residences. Halls of Residence are similar to Texas A&M residence halls and Student Residences are similar to Texas A&M's University Apartments.
While the amenities will depend on the residential facility, at PGPR students have:
- Individual rooms
- Shared common kitchen
- Dining area
- Connects for internet and television in every room
- Lecture theatre
- Seminar rooms
- Multi-purpose hall
- Basketball and tennis courts
- Jogging track
- Exercise station
- Four food outlets
At NUS, the residential facilities maintain a lively rivalry against one another. As such, exchange students are encouraged to participate in activities organized by university clubs and societies of their choosing to help earn points for their respective residence as well as participate in campus life. This is a great way for students to quickly develop their social life and extra-curricular activities while in Singapore.
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|A&M Tuition and Fees
|REEP Administrative Fee
|Estimated Fees Paid Directly to NTU
|Estimated Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)
|Textbooks, Supplies, Visa (if needed), Passport, misc.
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|Texas A&M Semester Cost
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship
and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding
or visit for walk-in advising.
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs. These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form. Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates. Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/
Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student
"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student