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  • Locations: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Program Terms: Summer (Dec - Feb)
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  • Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
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Program Description:


National Taiwan University Chinese Language and Culture Program
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Program dates: 3 January to 30 January 2019
Application deadline: 30 October 2018
Duration: 4 weeks

NTU proudly provides a unique and truly international experience. Their educational programs encourage intellectual exploration of the highest academic quality -- all while obtaining school credits. These programs provide you with the fantastic opportunity to increase your intercultural competence and expand your network of international friends and connections.

National Taiwan University is one of the world's leading research institutions and the highest ranked university in the Chinese-speaking world (ARWU 2012). Every winter, students from across the world participate in our Winter+ Programs in the heart of Taipei – one of the safest and friendliest cities on earth.
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Academic Information

Language Classes are instructed in English.
Relevant subject areas: Chinese Studies, Asian Studies
Academic credit: The course is 45 credit hours. You will need to submit an application for academic credit to determine how this can transfer back to your USYD degree.
The Chinese language course runs at 6 different levels:
  1. Beginner Low
  2. Beginner – Mid
  3. Intermediate – Low
  4. Intermediate - Mid
  5. Advanced – Low
  6. Advanced - High
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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. 
NTU will book twin rooms or triple rooms in Goodmore Hotel for students who apply for housing. Students need to prepare the full amount in cash or credit card when check-in.  Please see below prices for each room type. The price is subject to exchange rate
Room Type Price for 28 nights
per person
Single USD 1,800
Twin USD 900

Students can also opt out and choose their own housing plans. For safety purpose, students must inform NTU their address during the program.

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Contact for more information
Peggy Hsu (Ms)

Center for International Education
Tel:+886 (0)2 3366 2007 ext 234
Office of International Affairs, NTU



This is a non-exchange program and all fees are paid to the National Taiwan University.
Application fee: TWD4500 (approx. AUD$205.28)
Program fees (partner discount): TWD55800 (approx. AUD$2545.50)
Total: TWD60300 (approx. AUD$2750)

Program fee inclusions: Tuition, administration.

Scholarships: Sydney Abroad is offering 5x $1500 Vice Chancellor's Mobility Scholarships available to applicants of this program.

Vice Chancellor's Mobility Award: The Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award valued at $2,500 will be available to students selected to participate in short-term mobility programs managed by Sydney Global Mobility which begin in late-November 2018 onwards. The awards are allocated to students who entered the University of Sydney on an E12 or equivalent pathway. Students nominated for this short-term mobility program will be automatically considered and successful award recipients will be notified by email. 

Recipients of the Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award may hold this award in conjunction with another travelling scholarship or grant.

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: Flights, visa, meals, accommodation, other travel expenses.

Cost of living: Follow this link to find out more about the cost of living in Taipei.
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

Applications for the NTU Plus Academy 2018/2019 have now closed.

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select overseas programs that can transfer back to your degree.

To help understand your course structure, you should consult the Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Example application timeline

1. Select your program > 2. Apply for academic credit > 3. Complete Sydney Abroad application ('Apply now' below) > 4. Apply to host university > 5. Receive academic approval & host acceptance (October/November) > 6. Apply for OS HELP (if eligible), book flights & visa > 7. Fly safe!

Receiving your academic credit approval can take up to 8 weeks – so it’s very important that you submit your application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as soon as you have selected your program of choice.

Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of your academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.

If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us at