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  • Locations: Taipei, Taiwan; Taoyuan City, Taiwan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Mandarin Minimum Grade Point Average: 2.5
Areas of Study: Accounting, Business, Chinese, Communication, Computer Science, Finance, International Business, Journalism, Management, Marketing, Mass Communications, Media Studies Housing Options: Off-Campus, On-Campus
KU Program Type: Exchange Provider: Kutztown U
Program Description:

Taiwan is known as the bridge between Eastern and Western culture and is located southeast of mainland China. Study computer science, business, professional writing, or communications and explore China and southeast Asia from this convenient location!


Program Brochure 

Ming Chuan Factsheet (PDF)

Location 

Country: Taiwan, population 23.5 million
Capital City: Taipei, population 2.66 million

CIA Factbook - Taiwan

Taiwan is an island nation located just east of China. It is known as a bridge between Eastern and Western Cultures. The region boasts of friendly people, delicious food, casual lifestyle, and pleasant weather.

University

Student Population: 18,000
International Students: 2,000 international students from 60 countries
Campus Locations: Taipei and Taoyuan
Language of Instruction: Mandarin and English
Degrees Offered: Bachelor's and Master's 

University website
Exchange student website

Ming Chuan University is the first university in Asia to be accredited by a U.S. education accreditation commission and happens to be recognized by Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the same one that accredits KU. Students studying abroad at Ming Chuan will be immersed in a Mandarin-speaking environment and cultural experience. 

Eligibility
 

  • Eligible Majors: Business, Professional Writing, Communication Studies, Computer Science, and Information Technology Majors
  • Must have 24 credits by time of exchange program
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA to apply
  • Good disciplinary standing
Academic Details

Students will work with their KU academic advisor to select courses that best fit their course of study. All courses will be submitted to the Registrar's Office and pre-approved for transfer credit prior to the beginning of the student's study abroad program. 

Please review the Ming Chuan Fact Sheet for instructions about how to access course offerings and course descriptions on the Ming Chuan University website.

Academic year details
  • The academic year is divided into two 18-week semesters
  • Single-semester exchanges are best taken in the spring semester due to differences in the academic calendar
  • Approximate program dates
    • Fall semester: mid-September to mid-January
    • Spring semester: Mid-February to late June
Credit Information
  • Ming Chuan University uses the U.S. credit system
  • Most courses are 2-3 credits
  • KU students must enroll in a full-time course load while abroad (12 credits minimum)
  • The equivalent of the U.S. grade of C- or higher is required for course credit to transfer to KU
  • Grades do not transfer, only credits
Grading Scale: Review the grading scale for Taiwan on the WES website to see how the grades translate to the U.S. grading system.

Housing

Dormitories are available to exchange students. On and off-campus housing is available and the International Office at Ming Chuan will assist with housing after the student's application is approved.

See the Accommodation website for more information about the residence halls. 

Meals

Students must prepare their own meals; a meal plan is not available. 

Additional Program Details 

Visa: A visa is required to enter Taiwan and study for longer than 90 days. More information is available on the Taiwan Bureau of Consular Affairs website
Buddy Program: Ming Chuan University offers a buddy program and Mandarin student tutor program for exchange students
Airport Pick-up: Airport pick-up is available for students who complete the Service Booking Form by the published deadlines
Activities: Cultural activities and outings are offered to international students

Financial Details

XE Currency Conversion website

Program Cost: Students pay KU tuition and fees for the semester(s) they study abroad
Processing Fee: $30.00
Housing: The cost of housing is approximately $500-700 USD per semester
Insurance: KU students are required to purchase GeoBlue study abroad insurance for the entire length of their program at a cost of $13 per week.
Living Expenses: Reasonable living expenses in Taiwan are about $300 USD per month, including meals and personal expenses
Other Expenses: Airfare, local travel, books and supplies

Financial Aid: Review the Financial Aid website for more information about financing study abroad programs and how to apply for scholarships

Deadlines
 
  Spring  Fall/Academic Year
Nomination October 15th  April 15th 
Application  November 30th May 30th