15 Reasons to Study at National Taiwan University

National Taiwan University (NTU) is the prestigious flagship university of Taiwan. NTU’s leading role in education and research is supported by a global strategy that capitalizes on sustained mobility, an expanded network of 450 partners and the creation of quality global opportunities. With 10% of the student body coming from abroad, NTU is an exciting environment in which to pursue your academic interests alongside 75 nationalities of students, faculty and scholars. Entry requirements vary from program to program. Thanks to generous public funding, tuition fees remain constantly affordable. Several scholarships are available. It also has strong ties with the Academia Sinica in Taiwan in the form of research and teaching collaborations and a joint program office. The University consists of 11 colleges, 54 departments, 103 graduate institutes and 4 research centers. Here are 15 Reasons to Study at National Taiwan University.

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    The largest library in Taiwan

    The NTU Library contains over four million volumes, 26,000 periodicals, more than 100 foreign newspapers, more than 30,000 electronic journals, and a 50,000-strong collection of rare and ancient books.There is also a 24-hour Study Room.

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    University Rankings

    The QS World University Rankings (2014/15) placed it at 76th worldwide, the highest among universities in Taiwan. Meanwhile, as of October 2015, the university was at 17th in Asia (2015) in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and 61st-70th in its World Reputation Rankings (2015).
    And in 2014, NTU's College of Management was ranked 79th in the world by Eduniversal.

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    400 Student Clubs

    Student activities flourish as an integral part of NTU's liberal and pluralistic environment.

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    Beautiful Campus

    The university has five campuses in the greater Taipei region (including New Taipei City) and two additional campuses in Nantou County, amounting to nearly 1% of the total area of the island Taiwan. The university governs farms, forests, and hospitals for education and research purposes.

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    Learning Chinese

    NTU's Chinese language courses are among the world's most popular. You can decide to learn only Chinese, or you may take Chinese courses in addition to any other academic program of your choice. Every international student has access to a wide range of levels available. Certain programs are offered free of charge to international students registered at NTU.

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    A privileged location

    NTU's main location is a large garden-campus in the center of Taipei, and is easily accessible by public transport. Taipei is the capital of Taiwan. It is often considered one of the world’s friendliest and safest major cities. It is an open-minded, liberal environment. Video by Martin Leo Dyrvang.

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    Founded 87 years ago

    The University was established in 1928 under the name Taihoku Imperial University. The current name dates back to 1945.

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    Summer Programs

    A series of credit-awarding summer sessions are available. They combine a rich academic program with first-hand experience of East Asian culture and opportunities to make friends from all over the world.

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    On Campus Housing

    Plenty of accommodation options. Shuei Yuan Dormitory provides independent bathroom, bed, table, bookshelf, closet, refrigerator, air conditioning, 24-hour hot water, cable TV output, Internet, and telephone output. Video by Martin Leo Dyrvang.

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    Sports facilities

    A large part of the campus is devoted to exercise and health, including the New Sports Center opened in 2002, the Old Stadium and various outdoor tennis courts and playing fields. The New Sports Center is a three-storey-high building equipped with such facilities as badminton (2,100 m2), squash (4 courts), basketball, volleyball and handball courts, dance floors, a martial arts room (810 m2), a separate judo dojo (420 m2), an indoor swimming pool (25-metres), a gym (100 machines), an aerobics room, a table tennis room and a multipurpose international hall. Other facilities include outdoor playing fields, a 400-metre polyurethane track and field, seven basketball courts, seven volleyball courts, baseball, softball, football, rugby and handball fields, a golf driving range, tennis courts and an outdoor swimming pool.

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    Courses in English

    NTU provides many opportunities to develop your potential alongside some of Taiwan's best students and faculty, within an exciting and supportive environment. Around 800 courses are taught in English. Students are able to undertake the most extensive range of academic programs in Taiwan. No matter what subject you are interested in, there is likely to be a significant number of high-quality courses and programs for you.

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    Student Performances are Awesome!

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    World-class Research

    First in Taiwan based on research budget. The NTU faculty is ranked among the top 1% in the world by number of highly cited papers in 19 out of 22 areas of the ESI (Essential Science Indicators) database.

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    National Taiwan University has produced many notable alumni. Ma Ying-jeou, the current President of the Republic of China as of 2015, as well as former presidents Lee Teng-hui and Chen Shui-bian, are graduates from NTU.

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    Course Flexibility

    NTU offers the richest general education curriculum in Taiwan, providing students with a wide knowledge base and the tools to think independently, while at the same time stirring their interests in other fields. Students who excel academically may graduate one year in advance. Outstanding master’s degree students can enrol directly in their department’s doctoral programme after their first year. NTU operates many dual degree programmes, in which NTU students studying abroad can be awarded dual degrees from both NTU and its partner universities.

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