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Contemporary Challenges Credits

National Taiwan University - Business (Taiwan)

Taipei, Taiwan

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
Sep 07, 2020
Jan 15, 2021
Mar 01, 2020
Academic Year 2020
Sep 07, 2020
Jun 25, 2021
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
Feb 16, 2021
Jun 25, 2021
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
Chinese
English
No
No
No
Class Standing
Junior
Second semester Sophomore
Senior
3.0
Credits

12-15

Program Advisor

The Program

One of the top-rated institutions in the Chinese speaking world, NTU offers a premiere education in the heart of Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan

World renowned for its commitment to rigorous research endeavors and outstanding faculty, it's no wonder National Taiwan University attracts such a diverse group of global students. With 10% of the student body coming from abroad, NTU is an exciting environment in which to pursue your academic interests alongside students, faculty, and scholars from over 70 countries. Get acquainted to NTU student life through the International Office’s visiting volunteer program.

The university was founded in 1928 by the Japanese administration during the Japanese colonial era and was then known as the Taihoku (Taipei) Imperial University. After World War II, the government of the Republic of China resumed the administration of Taihoku University and reorganized and renamed it National Taiwan University on November 15, 1945.

Program Locations

Image
Sloping hills of Taipei's skyline is seen in front of a mountain with the ocean in the background. The buildings are in a traditional style.

Taiwan

Taipei

Home to approximately 6 million residents, Taipei is the thriving economic, political, and cultural center of Taiwan.  Get your cultural fix by visiting Chiang-Kai Shek Memorial Hall, the National Taiwan Museum, and Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, and then head out and sample the local fare at one of the many night markets or roadside food vendors.  For lovers of the outdoors hike up to the top of Elephant Mountain for an unforgettable view of the city or travel further afield Yangmingshan National Park and climb one of the many peaks. 

Academics

 

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the National Taiwan University website.  Visiting students also have access to the NTU General Chinese Language course which is offered at several different levels.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to both NTU and Rutgers University.  That means you will need to take at least 12 credits each semester. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

Fall Semester

Early September

Mid January

Spring Semester

Early February

Late June

Housing and Meals

 

Visiting/Exchange students are normally placed in shared bedrooms in the International Youth Center or the Prince House dorms.  The dormitories are located about a 7 minute walk from campus. Most buildings have communal lounges and kitchen facilities. However, with the low cost of meals in Taipei, many students choose to take their meals on-campus or in the area.

For more information on housing options, please visit the NTU Accommodation page

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $10,620 $13,820
ATW Scholarship $1,500 0
RU TERM BILL TOTAL $9,120 $13,820
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

 

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,500
Housing $1,300
Meals $800
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $50
Books and Classroom Materials $150
Local Transportation $150
Personal Expenses $1,500
Total $5,450.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost per Semester $9,635 $12,835
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance
 

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,700
Housing $2,600
Meals $3,000
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $50
Books and Classroom Materials $300
Local Transportation $500
Personal Expenses $4,200
Total $12,350.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $10,620 $13,820
ATW Scholarship $1,500 0
RU TERM BILL TOTAL $9,120 $13,820
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,500
Housing $1,300
Meals $800
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $50
Books and Classroom Materials $150
Local Transportation $150
Personal Expenses $1,500
Total $5,450.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

Student Spotlight

Kevin stands in front of the Taipei skyline at night

As my undergraduate career came to an end, I started to entertain the idea of studying abroad in Taiwan. My motivation came from wanting to learn how to speak fluent Chinese, my desire to visit Taiwan after not visiting there for almost 9 years, to be able to experience the environment in which my parents grew up, and most importantly to see my grandmother who I haven’t seen in 9 years. At the end of the program, I believe I learned a lot in Taiwan that I wouldn’t have been able to learn if I had stayed here in America. Firstly, I learned a lot about Taiwanese culture and about my heritage through hanging out with friends, and through my courses. I took courses that taught Taiwan’s history and culture. In addition, I was also able to meet a lot of other exchange students from a variety of countries. Furthermore, I became more independent and confident, as I had to rely only on myself