Program Overview

The National Taiwan University exchange program provides you with the opportunity to study in the dynamic city of Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, at a highly-ranked research institution. You will study Mandarin and take a limited number of courses in various academic disciplines taught in English. You can take courses in English literature, drama and theater, chemistry, ecology, political science, business, and health. If you have sufficient language skills, you may also take regular courses taught in Chinese at National Taiwan University. The program will accept two to four University of Oregon undergraduate or graduate students.

Located in downtown Taipei, National Taiwan University (NTU) is the first university in Taiwan. Taipei offers a cosmopolitan atmosphere replete with excellent dining and entertainment as well as impressive cultural and historic monuments.

Additional requirements

  • At least one year of college-level Chinese is recommended 
  • If you wish to take regular NTU courses, you must demonstrate sufficient Chinese language proficiency

What is an Exchange?

This is an exchange program in which you will directly enroll in courses at a UO partner university. Exchange programs differ from other study abroad options and on-site student support services such as academic advising, health & counselling services may vary. Students most comfortable and successful in exchange programs typically have high levels of self-reliance, resourcefulness, and willingness to adapt to unfamiliar teaching styles and living arrangements.

NOTE: The host university has its own credit and grading system. The transcripts provided by the host institution will be converted by the UO Registrar’s Office based on established standards of conversion. Exchange applicants should meet with a GEO advisor to discuss program details.

Academic Details

Chinese Language Division (CLD)
There are three levels in the CLD: beginning, intermediate, and advanced. Each level may be divided into smaller classes depending on your proficiency level. The CLD teaches skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, stressing different skills as levels advance.

Courses in English
Although the main language of instruction at NTU is Chinese, some colleges offer courses taught in English every semester. Generally, you will find more courses in English in the fields of literature, political science, and international business.

Regular Courses
Regular courses are taught in Mandarin. If you do not have enough Chinese language proficiency, you should consult the professors or instructors before enrolling in these classes. You may take regular courses and Chinese language courses at the same time. Graduate-level seminars are also available in the following fields: Chinese language and literature, Chinese linguistics, Chinese history, Chinese arts (including drama, music, and visual arts), and Chinese business.

For further information about courses, please visit National Taiwan University.

Housing Description

National Taiwan University will provide you with a dormitory room in the International Youth Center. You will stay in a double room furnished with basic amenities as well as air conditioning, a telephone, and Internet. The building includes a dining area, living lounge, convenience store, coin-operated laundry facilities, and a workout facility. You will not be able to choose your roommates. Instead, you will be assigned dormitory rooms by the university housing administration.

The Prince House—NTU Chang Hsing Dormitories are run by a private company not affiliated with NTU. Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, bathroom, refrigerator, 24-hour hot water, cable TV outlet, Internet, and telephone outlet. Single and double rooms are available.

Application process

Selection for the program is based on a review of your written application, transcripts, recommendations and completion of the interview process. After the initial application is complete, you will be required to complete the NTU exchange application in a timely manner. This application is provided after the interview process has been completed.

Graduate Students:
In addition to the process described above, you must also complete the Graduate Enrollment in UO-Sponsored Study Abroad Programs form. This form requires that you obtain pre-authorization for your program from your adviser, department head and the Graduate School.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall-Winter Semester2018-192/1/2018Early SeptemberLate January
Academic Year2018-192/1/2018Early SeptemberLate June
Spring Semester- DEADLINE EXTENDED!20195/15/2018Early FebruaryLate June

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.