National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU)

Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Programs: Semester & Year

About NTNU

Founded in 1946, originally as Taiwan Provincial Teachers College, the school's mission was to train outstanding teachers for secondary education. The name was changed to National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) in 1967, but the commitment to quality education and teacher training remained. With the enactment of the Teacher Preparation Law in 1994, NTNU transformed itself by creating many new   academic departments and promoting international collaboration with prestigious universities overseas, as well as welcoming international students to enroll in academic programs.  NTNU is a diverse, multinational institution and community, with an international student population of nearly 4,000, including those enrolled at the Mandarin Training Center.
Mandarin Training Center (MTC), a subsidiary of National Taiwan Normal University, was founded in the autumn of 1956 for teaching Chinese as a second language. Currently, MTC is the largest and the most    renowned Chinese language center, with around 1,700 students from more than 70 countries enrolled each academic quarter (three months).

Eligibility & Prerequisites

  • Only undergraduate and graduate  students from the School of  Management (SOM) can apply
  • 2.5 GPA minimum
  • Must have completed at least two major terms

Program Dates & Deadlines

Fall Semester Dates: early September to late January

  • Deadline to indicate intent to participate: April 1
  • Deadline to submit paperwork to Education Abroad Office: April 15

Winter Semester Dates: early February to late June

  • Deadline to indicate intent to participate: October 1
  • Deadline to submit paperwork to Education Abroad Office: October 15

Tuition & Fees

Students pay regular UM-Flint tuition and fees. 

Language(s) of Instruction

Mandarin Chinese

Area(s) of Study

Business & Mandarin Chinese. View courses and complete a Learning Agreement with Dr. Jacob Peng.

Housing and Living Costs

On campus housing is offered by NTNU in one of eleven NTNU student dormitories. Each room is shared by 3-6 students and includes amenities such as tables, chairs, lamps, beds, telephones, fans, and more. The cost per semester is approximately $70 - $86 per month depending on room choice. Students are required to apply for housing as soon as possible. Students may also choose to live off-campus and rent from a local landlord.
Students can expect to spend approximately $500 - $673 per month depending on accommodations and lifestyle.

items requested by ntnu

  • NTNU application
  • Letter of Recommendation from UM-Flint faculty
  • Copy of passport
  • Official college/university transcript
  • 2 passport sized photos
  • Copy of student ID card
  • Copy of Highway to Health (HTH) International Health Insurance Card (click on “University of Michigan” and log in using your uniqname and Ann Arbor KERBEROS password, not your LAN password. You can reset your KERBEROS password in SIS under “Personal Information.

  • Proof of English proficiency for non-native English speakers

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