OSU: Taiwan, National Taiwan University Exchange

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National Taiwan University's (國立臺灣大學) institutional predecessor was Taihoku Imperial University, founded in 1928 by the Japanese colonial administration. In 1945, the Republic of China won the war of resistance against Japan, and Taiwan was handed over to the Nationalist government of China. On November 15 of that year, Taihoku Imperial University was formally transferred to Chinese administration and renamed as National Taiwan University.
Now the university has 11 colleges with 54 departments and 103 graduate institutes, plus four university-level research centers: Population and Gender Studies Center, Center for Condensed Matter Sciences, Center for Biotechnology, and Bio-diversity Research Center. The total number of students, including those enrolled at the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, has grown to over 33,000, including over 17,000 university students and 15,000 graduate students. Now the number of graduate students at NTU almost equals the number of university students, which indicates that NTU has successfully been transformed into a research university.


Taipei, Taiwan was originally the home of the aboriginal Ketagalan tribe, which later became the new frontier of Han Chinese immigrants, and was heralded as the central hub in Northern Taiwan. The opening of the Tamsui port in the mid 19th century triggered flourishing foreign trade at Dadaocheng and a booming economy. Flaunting fine geographical surroundings of mountains and water, a comfortable climate, diligent ancestors who endured lives of hardship and toiled in pioneer work, and a wealth of cultural and historical heritage, Taipei has moved to become a diverse and multi-cultural metropolis.

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Winter/Spring Semester
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Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with Host-Country Students
Residence Hall

Sophomore standing or above
Minimum of a 2.5 GPA
Engineering students must meet with Caine Francis prior to applying to the program

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Students will be able to pursue a wide variety of coursework at NTU in addition to Chinese language courses.
NTU's fall semester ends in January and spring semester begins in mid-February. Be aware of the differences in academic schedules between OSU and NTU.
General information

NTU Application deadlines:
For Fall semester: March 31
For Spring Semester: October 31

Program Costs: 

OSU Students participating in this exchange program would pay their normal OSU fees and tution in addition to the cost of airfare, room and board, books and personal expenses.
The approximate cost of attendance for a student paying resident tution to study at NTU for the entire academic year is $18,000.
The approximate cost of attendance for a student paying non resident tution to study at NTU for the entire academic year is $21,000.
These costs are estimates and are subject to change at any time.

Academic emphasis: 
Asian Lang & Cultures
Ethnic Studies

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