National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU)
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Programs: Semester & Year
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.)
- All financial aid and scholarships apply
- You receive direct UM-Flint credit for the program
- Programs are typically one semester (students may spend up to two semesters)
Program Dates & Deadlines
Fall Semester Dates:
-early September to late January
-March 1 - April 30
Winter Semester Dates:
-early February to late June
-September 1 - October 31
Students pay regular UM-Flint tuition and fees. Airfare, passport/visa, local transportation, and housing are additional expenses that will vary.
Language(s) of Instruction
- Mandarin Chinese
Area(s) of Study
- Only undergraduate or graduate students from the School of Management (SOM) can apply
- 2.5 GPA minimum
- Must have completed at least two major terms
Housing and Living Expenses
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.
View NTNU application requirements and download an application at http://www.ntnu.edu.tw/oia/stu-ex01.php.
To view information about housing, visit http://www.ntnu.edu.tw/oia/multi/english/housing.html.
UM-Flint students are also required to submit a separate Application for Exchange & Agreement and a Release Form and forms to the Office of Study Abroad.