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National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU)

Founded in 1922, NTNU is characterized by both tradition and innovation. Formerly an institution dedicated to teacher education, NTNU is now renowned as a comprehensive university and as one of Taiwan’s elite institutions of higher education.
Find out more at NTNU's exchanges webpages

Number of places available: 2 full year places (priority given to MLAC students)


Term Dates:

  • August to January and February to July

Application and nomination deadlines:

  • All applications must be submitted after NTNU has received the formal nomination from Durham. The online application portal will be closed after the deadline.

Application Period


Term Time

Application Period

Fall Semester

Sep. - Jan.

Mar. 1 - Apr. 30

Spring Semester

Feb. - Jun.

Sep. 1 - Oct. 31

Programme Information

Applicants should be nominated by DU. Students must have completed at least one year of university work prior to participation in the exchange. Individual applications will not be processed.

Academic Information

Students can take part in both academic or language programs as below:

Regular Academic Programs at NTNU: including undergraduate and graduate courses in all subjects (Please note that some courses with special requirements are upon lecturer’s permission).

Chinese Language Courses: exchange students are welcome to take Mandarin classes offered by the Department of Chinese as a second Language.

Study Load

30 credits per academic year. For more information, please see NTNU Fact Sheet

Language Requirements

Some classes are taught in English, however applicants require command of Mandarin for non-English modules.

Supporting Documents Required

  • One original copy of application form, signed and attach 2 passport-size photos.
  • Photocopy of applicant's passport.
  • One letter of recommendation written in English or in Chinese.
  • One copy of a study plan (approx. 800 to 1000 words) written in English or in Chinese.
  • One copy of English official academic transcripts of undergraduate or graduate studies.
  • One copy of student ID or enrolment certificate.


NTNU: Student Support

The student health center, student guidance center and advisors are available to support students physiologically, psychologically and professionally. More infomation on contacts and services can be found in the student handbook. Further information can be found on the campus life page.

Find out more about NTNU Campus Life Support


Availability of on-campus accommodation is limited, applicants are advised to consider off-campus private letting. Information on off-campus accommodation can be found in the student handbook.

Rental costs are approximately NT40,000 (~£1000) per semester for on-site accommodation. Electricity and Water bills are included.

Approximate living costs after housing and insurance are around £160-200 per month.

Promotional Videos

Watch Come Study at NTNU! There are also some videos about international students’ experience at NTNU on their YouTube channel

Additional Information

  • NTNU strongly encourage exchange students to purchase 6 months adequate health insurance either from their home country or Taiwan. From the 5th month of the stay, students are required to join National Health Insurance (NHI) held by Taiwanese government.


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