Exchange Program-Tawain

National Taiwan University

About National Taiwan University:  
The National Taiwan University was established in Taipei, Taiwan in 1945. Today NTU has grown with a student body over thirty two thousand. NTU believes in the motto “Cultivate virtue, advance intellect.” This motto is embodied by the university by having a diverse student body. In addition, offering a comprehensive education with eleven colleges, fifty four departments, and thirty research centers the University offers  students their library, computer center, student health center and sport facilities. Applicants are encouraged to view the website for more information. Please note, that should you take the Chinese language courses offered by NTU during a second semester at the school, you are required to pay for that course. They are however, included in the waiver for the first semester of attendance. For more information about NTU and how to apply, visit their website here or view their fact sheet here.

Academics Available:  NTU is open to all majors.

Dates to Remember:

Semester

Application Due

Study Abroad Dates

Fall Semester

March 1 - March 30

September 3 - January 6

Spring Semester

October 1 - October 30

February 20 - June 15

* Please remember HPU Study Abroad Application Deadline is Mid-March for Fall and Mid-October for Spring. 

Admission Requirements:

  • Must have attended HPU for one semester
  • Must intend to graduate from HPU
  • Must have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be fluent in English

Application Procedure:

  • Complete the Student Exchange Program data sheet.
  • Schedule and attend a formal interview with Melissa Matsubara
  • Be prepared to discuss your motives for studying abroad and your degree plan.
  • Select an exchange partner university that has courses which can be used for your intended HPU degree.
  • Fill out the exchange university’s admissions application
  • Obtain recommendation letters to be turned in with your application. (This depends on the individual university’s application requirements)
  • Passport photos (Amount and size depend upon each university)
  • Sign a Course Request Approval (CRA) to verify your foreign coursework and HPU equivalents.

Health Insurance:  Health Insurance is mandatory for all study abroad students.  HPU recommends health insurance from Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) for students study abroad. There is more information medical coverage and rates of CISI health insurance at http://www.culturalinsurance.com/

Housing Accommodations:  NTU offer student housing from private or shared dorms. Dorm prices and room information can be found on the university website.

Currency:  The current exchange rate can be calculated online at http://finance.yahoo.com/currency

Visa Information:  Students need to contact the Bureau of Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to get a visa to study aboard. In addition student in HPU can contact the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Honolulu at 595-6347.  U.S. Passport information is available at 522-8283 (recording) and on line at http://travel.state.gov. You'll find more information on obtaining a student visa at http://www.taiwaninfo.org/apply.htm.

Melissa Matsubara
Director, International Exchange and Study Abroad
Hawaii Pacific University
1164 Bishop Street, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI, 96813
Tel: 1-808-544-0288, Fax: 1-808-544-9355
www.hpu.edu/studyabroad
Skype: melissa.matsubara