The NTU Plus Academy Program enables students from all over the world to gain first-hand experience and cultural exploration – all within an international setting based on academic and personal growth.

This program is designed to meet the needs of students at all levels, whether you're a beginner or have prior experience with Chinese language. It offers an in-class curriculum that encourages interaction and helps you enhance your communication skills. The course covers various themes that connect your daily language learning with cultural experiences and interactions with NTU local students.

Fields of study

  • Chinese Language and Culture

For more detailed information regarding the courses available, visit the host university website

Credit Equivalent 

7 credits = 2 UQ units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 7 Credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Please review the National Taiwan University webpage for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term program criteria and the entry requirements for the course. 

This program impacts UQ semester 2 teaching dates. UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact teaching dates.

If you intend to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note however that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline.  

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Cost

The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad, meaning you pay tuition directly to the host. Tuition only will be approximately $5,300 AUD depending on the number of courses undertaken.

Detailed information regarding fees and inclusions can be found on the host university website.

Accommodation

This program does not provide accommodation. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the host university website

Funding

Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 

OS-HELP Loan

You may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth-supported student.

 

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 14 April 2024
Host: 15 April 2024

Program Dates

Start: 24 June 2024
End: 01 August 2024*

*For-credit only as dates impact on UQ Semester 2

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study Abroad​
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Credit: For-credit or Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate

OS-HELP Loan

If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth-supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.

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