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  • Locations: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Texas A&M University applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Engineering
Academic College: College of Engineering Academic Department: Aerospace Engineering, Biological & Agricultural Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Industrial Distribution, Industrial Education, Industrial Engineeirng, Interdisciplinary Engineering, Marine Engineering Technology, Maritime Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Radiological Health Engineering, Safety Engineering, University Studies Engineering
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Language of instruction:
English
Program Advisor:
Ilana Blumenfeld-Gantz, Leslie Donaway
Open to non-majors:
No
Classification: Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:

National Taiwan University

Program Coordinator

Leslie Donaway
ldonaway@tamu.edu


Study Abroad Advisor

Ilana Blumenfeld-Gantz
ilana@tamu.edu
Tapei Street Markets
Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall
Tapei Forbidden City
Helpful Links:
International Student Academics and Pre-Departure Information
National Taiwan University Homepage
NTU International Student Guide
NTU Engineering Course Lists
NTU Course Search Engine
NTU Chinese Courses
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding Options

Housing and Campus Life
NTU Accommodations
NTU Prince House Dorm
Taipei City Guide
Taiwan Travel Guide
Currency Converter

National Taiwan University
Fall, Spring, Summer, or Academic Year
Taipei, Taiwan

About 
 
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. 

NTU offers a multitude of engineering courses to choose from in the NTU College of Engineering.  However, this exchange is only with the Department of Civil Engineering.  These students are sure to find a wide range of excellent and interesting classes at NTU.

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.

Eligibility
  • This program is limited to students in the College of Engineering
  • 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
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (September to January)
  • Spring Semester (February to June)
  • Academic year (September to June)
  • Summer II (June to July)
Courses

One of the benefits of participating in the exchange program at NTU is the wide range of courses available. However, there are a very limited number of courses taught in English during the semester. The majority are taught in Chinese. Additionally, students are able to take Chinese language courses during the semester.
 
A list of courses offered through the NTU College of Engineering can be found at this link. All students from Texas A&M University must get their courses approved by their home universities prior to the start of their program.

Housing

University accommodations are guaranteed. Exchange students have the option to live in university housing at the Prince Housing Dormitories (BOT) or the Guo Qing Dorm (also called the International Youth Center, IYC). The Prince House Dormitories have two locations: ChanHsing and ShuiYuan. Since the exchange to NTU is departmental, students placed in the Prince House will stay in the ChangHsing dorm located across the street from campus. Internet and water are included in rent pricing, but students must pay for electricity separately. On the other hand, Guo Qing Dorm is the only on-campus dorm for exchange students and is located on the northeast section of the campus.
 
The Prince Houses have the option of single suite with communal kitchen, single suite with private bath and twin suit with shared bath as different room types. Guo Wing only has twin shared suits with some rooms having a communal bath and the others having a private bath shared by the two roommates. See the International Student Guide for more on housing and other important information.
 
Cost
 
Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
A&M Tuition and Fees $5,200
REEP Administrative Fee $300
Estimated Fees Paid Directly to NTU
Accommodations $1,400
Estimated Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)
International Airfare $1,700
Meals $1,100
Textbooks, Supplies, Visa (if needed), Passport, misc. $300
Personal Spending $3,000+
Total Estimated Cost $13,000+
Texas A&M Semester Cost $13,726+
*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

Additional Information 

Funding


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. 


Scholarships

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


Financial Aid

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