Quick Info

  • Taipei
  • Spring, Year (Fall and Spring)
  • : Exchange
  • : Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computing and Information Science, East Asian Languages, Literature, and Studies, Economics, Engineering, English Literature, Environmental Science and Geology, Environmental Studies, Health and Rehab Sciences, Health in a Global Context, History, History of Art and Architecture, Linguistics, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Theatre Arts
  • : 9/1/2019 - 6/30/2020
  • : Regular Pitt tuition and fees + living expenses + airfare. See details in Inclusions & Exclusions.
  • : Fall: Friday, 03/22/2019; additional information must also be submitted to this institution directly.
  • : 3.0 GPA, Pitt Students: Must have completed 24 credits on a Pitt campus, Clear Judicial Record


With 11 colleges and 54 departments, students exchanging at NTU have a variety of courses that they may choose from.  Although most of the coursework is taught in Chinese, there is a significant number of courses offered in English.  At the undergraduate level, the following departments offer courses in English: 

  • College of Liberal Arts: Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Philosophy, Japanese Language and Literature
  • College of Science: Geosciences, Physics, Chemical Biology, Psychology, Marine Biology
  • College of Social Sciences: Political Science, Economics, Sociology
  • College of Medicine: Medicine, Medical Technology
  • College of Bio-Resources & Agriculture: Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, Horticulture, Agricultural Extension, Forestry & Resource Conservation, Horticulture
  • College of Engineering: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering
  • College of Management: Finance, International Business, Business Management, Accounting, Information Management
  • College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: Biomedical Electronics & Bioinformatics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science & Information Engineering
  • College of Life Science: Life Science, Ecoloy & Evolutionary Biology

For a full list of courses taught in English, please see NTU's Office of International Affairs (OIA).  

Student Life

In order to assist exchange students studying at NTU with the cultural and academic adjustments, NTU organizes a NTU student volunteer program, in which NTU students are matched to exchange students.  Exchange students must request to be matched on NTU exchange application.  

Additionally, there are over 450 student clubs and societies at NTU, following under the following categories: autonomous, academic, entertainment, service, arts, social, mixed, and physical fitness.  See the full list.  

Review one of our students' blogs (Jared Lin) about his experiences:  https://ntustudyabroadblog.wordpress.com/


Exchange students have the option to live in university housing at either the Prince House Dormitories (BOT) or the Guo Qing Dorm (IYC). The Prince House Dormitories has two locations: Prince House - NTU ChangHsing Dorms and Prince House - NTU ShuiYuan Dorms. These are managed by a third-party company, Prince Housing and Development Corporation, but NTU Student Housing Service Division assigns the dorms. Both Prince House dorms are located just across the street from campus. The other option is Guo Qing Dorm (IYC), which was renovated in summer 2011. Guo Qing is the only on-campus dormitory for exchange/visiting students; it is located on the northeast section of the campus.  For additional details regarding housing, please review NTU's exchange guide.  

Pricing And Dates

Arrive in Taipei Depart Taipei
Early February Late June


Arrive in Taipei Depart Taipei
Late August Mid January


Keep in mind that dates change.  You should not book airfare until given confirmation from the exchange university.

Inclusions & Exclusions

You will pay tuition and fees to the University of Pittsburgh. If you have a tuition scholarship, please check with the entity providing the scholarship to confirm coverage for studying abroad. 

While you will pay Pitt tuition and fees (Student Activity Fee; Wellness Fee; Computer and Network Services Fee; Security, Safety, and Transportation Fee; International Services Fee (if applicable)), keep in mind that you are also responsible for the following:

  • Study Abroad Administrative Fee ($400.00)
  • Deposit ($350, to be credited to your PittPay account)
  • Airfare (roundtrip ~ $1,000-2,000)
  • Visa Fee
  • Room and Board 
  • Personal Expenses (depends on personal spending habits)
  • Meals and personal expenses ($500-$1,000 per month, depending on lifestyle and housing)
  • Books ($100-$300 per semester)


Personal expenses vary with individual students. Wondering about the cost of living? You can review the NTU's website for more information. 

Remember that your lifestyle and spending choices can greatly affect the amount of money you'll need while abroad.  Visit our budgeting page for more information.

Special Information

Acceptance by Pitt Study Abroad does not guarantee acceptance by the exchange university. 

Insurance: Students will be required to fill out the NTU Health Exam Form and provide proof of insurance by a specificed deadline.  Failture to comply will result in not being able to register for courses.  Please see NTU's exchange guide for details.  

Visa: Non-Taiwanese students studying at NTU will either need a Visitor or Resident Visa, depending on the length of stay in Taiwan.  Additional information may be found on NTU's exchange guide and at www.taiwanembassy.org.  

Ready to get started on your application?  

Program Staff

Jessica Sun

Walk-In Advising Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 2 - 4 p.m.

Hailing from the great state of Texas, I am the exchange program manager at the Study Abroad Office at Pitt.  I am so excited to be a part of your exchange experience, be it here at Pitt or over at another institution overseas.  I studied abroad in Tuscany, Italy, while I was in school and absolutely loved all the experiences that came with exploring fresh pasta, Renaissance art and new experiences.  I certainly hope that you will love your exchange experience just as much wherever you choose.  Outside of the office, I am all about cities, food, art history and tea.  Good eating and traveling!  Let me know if you should have any questions at jessicasun@pitt.edu or at +1 412-383-7165.