Experience Taiwan for a Semester or Year!
National Taipei University of Education (NTUE) is a is a university located in Da'an District, Taipei, Taiwan that predominantly focuses on teacher training. It was established in 1895, at the beginning of the Japanese colonial rule of Taiwan, as the Governor-General's Taihoku Teacher's College.
Taipei is the political, economic, educational, and cultural center of Taiwan, and one of the major hubs of the Chinese-speaking world. Considered to be 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.
- Fall Semester: Early September to Late January
- Spring Semester: Mid February to Late June
International exchange students will be placed in on-campus dormitories in shared rooms (up to 6 students per room).
As NTUE is a partial exchange program students will pay the Partial Exchange Program Fee to Appalachian State. NTUE will cover the housing costs for students during the program. Students will be responsible for budgeting for their meals.
Paid to Appalachian State
1The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.
Estimated Additional Costs
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
||$1200 - $1800
||$1200 - $1800
||$800 - $1400
||$1600 - $2800
||$800 - $1400
||$1600 - $2800
|Books and Materials
||$150 - $300
||$300 - $600
||$100 - $200
||$200 - $400
|Visa (for US Citizens)
|2US Based Health Insurance
|3Personal Travel and Spending
||$800 - $1200
||$1600 - $2400
2Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
3Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.
Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates. To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheets: Spring, Academic Year.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia
Provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduates with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East of Southeast Asia.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
Students attending NTUE should plan on completing the intensive Chinese language program. While NTUE teaches primarily in Chinese they do sometimes offer a few courses taught in English each semester, normally at the Masters level. Qualified students may be able to take a class or two if they fit in with their Chinese language coursework and the faculty approve.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the NTUE program will be required to enroll in 12-18 credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.
For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page