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NTU Plus Academy Summer Programs
Taipei, Taiwan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter (Jun - Aug)
Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
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Program Type:
Non-Exchange Short-Term
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Program Description:


NTU Plus Academy Summer Programs

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Program dates: varies depending on course - approx 4 - 27 July, 2018
Application deadline: 30 April
Duration: 3 weeks
Type: Non-exchange

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Program Description
University of Sydney students have the opportunity to study for three weeks at Taiwan’s top university, NTU, in their Plus Academy Summer Programs (July). A range of courses are on offer throughout various subjects, all exploring their subject matter through the lens of Taiwanese culture and region-specific perspectives. A social programme is also on offer through which students can experience the local culture and everything Taipei has to offer.
Full program details are available here. 

Academic Information

Language:  English, Chinese
Relevant subject areas: Chinese language & Culture, Civil Engineering, Biology, Management, Finance, Health Studies, International Studies
Credit points: varies depending on course
General conversion: 4 NTU credits = 6 USYD credits
Courses available
- Performance Arts: Theory & Practice
- Exploring Taiwan: Culture & Society
- Chinese Language and Culture
- Chinese Translation and Culture
- Chinese Classics and Culture
- Emerging Technology in Civil and Building Engineering
- Jiangsu Civil Engineering Tailor-made program
- Summer Program for Biotechnology
- Biodiversity, Agriculture and Culture of Taiwan
- Development Biology
- Field Ecology
- Neuroscience LAB Program
- Research & Culture
- Investment, FinTech, and Financial Law
- Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability
- China and Asian Regionalism
- The EU Experience and the Asia Reconciliation
- Global Health in Healthcare Administration

View full course descriptions on the NTU website

Applying for academic credit
This program is available on a non-exchange basis only. If you wish to receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney course you must have approval from your faculty prior to departure.
How to apply for academic credit. ?

Useful Information 

Local Overview
Taipei is the political, economic, educational, and cultural center of Taiwan, and one of the major hubs of the Chinese-speaking world. A global city, Taipei is part of a major high-tech industrial area. Railways, high-speed rail, highways, airports, and bus lines connect Taipei with all parts of the island. Taipei is home to various world-famous architectural or cultural landmarks such as Taipei 101, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, and several night markets across the city. Its natural features such as Maokong, Yangmingshan and hot springs are also well known to international visitors.
Host institution
National Taiwan University NTU is a national co-educational research university located in Taipei's Da'an District. Founded as the Taihoku (Taipei) Imperial University during the Japanese colonial era, the government of the Republic of China resumed the administration of Taihoku University following the war in 1945, reorganizing and renaming it National Taiwan University. NTU is considered one of the most prestigious universities in Taiwan. Its vision embraces strong knowledge, strong techniques and strong elites, guided by independent thought and a pioneering spirit of enterprise. 
Housing is provided for students on campus in NTU’s Shui-Yuan Dormitory which offers single rooms in a residential complex equipped with sports facilities and spacious common areas.
View full accommodation details on the NTU website. 


Program fee: Varies by course

Program fee includes: Tuition, application fee, accommodation, reading materials, orientation, insurance, airport shuttle, and field trips

Scholarships: 2 x $1,500 Sydney Abroad scholarships are available. Once you have completed the Sydney Abroad application and been accepted by TU Berlin you will automatically be assessed for these scholarships.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
Other costs: Meals, flights, visa, personal expenses

OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required. 

How to Apply

The NTU Plus Academy application for 2018 is not yet open. It is expected that the application will open in March 2018.

In the meantime you can apply for academic credit so you have it ready to upload to your Sydney Abroad application.