The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong

National Taiwan Normal University

National Taiwan University


The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Established in 1963 by the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, CUHK has 8 main faculties including law, engineering and business administration. The University is famously associated with Four Nobel Prize winners including economist Robert Mundell and  Charles K. Kao, pioneer of fiber optics in telecommunications.

City: Shatin, 41.4km from Hong Kong International Airport

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 Monash University  The University of Queensland
 Macquarie University  The University of South Australia
 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology    The University of Sydney
 The University of Adelaide  The University of Western Australia

Approximate Semester Dates:

  • Semester 1 (Term 1/ Fall): late August – late December
  • Semester 2 (Term 2/ Spring): early January – mid May

Language: Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) and English

Full time load equivalent: 9-18 units (3-6 courses)

Fields of Study: Chinese Proficiency Courses (Cantonese and Mandarin), Undergraduate, Postgraduate – Any discipline being listed does not necessarily  indicate that the discipline is taught in English.

Living expenses/ Housing links: CostsAccommodation

Special Conditions/ Additional info: Survive and Thrive Booklet, Student Visas  ISEP, Aust. Govt AddChina Toolkit Undergraduate, Postgraduate

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The University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is the oldest university in Hong Kong. It is now the most outstanding university in the region and one of the top-ranking educational institutions of the world. As a founding member of the Universitas 21, HKU is also an accomplished research facility. Notable achievements include the identification of the coronavirus that resulted in the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) during the 2003 outbreak.

City: Hong Kong, 34.6km from Hong Kong International Airport

Links:

 Australian National University  The University of Melbourne
 Flinders University  The University of New South Wales
 Monash University  The University of Queensland
 Macquarie University  The University of Sydney
 The University of Adelaide  The University of Western Australia

Approximate Semester Dates:

  • Semester 1 (Term 1/ Fall): early September – late December
  • Semester 2 (Term 2/ Spring): late January – late May

Language: Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) and English

Full time load equivalent: 30 credits (approx. 5 courses)

Fields of Study: Credit Bearing Cantonese and Mandarin Courses, Undergraduate, Postgraduate – Any discipline being listed does not necessarily  indicate that the discipline is taught in English.

Living expenses/ Housing links: Housing

Special Conditions/ Additional info: Undergraduate Handbook, Visa, FAQ  ISEP, Aust. Govt AddChina Toolkit Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Financial Resources

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National Taiwan Normal University

National Taiwan Normal University was founded in 1946 as Taiwan Provincial Teachers College. While high quality education and teacher training remain a priority today, NTNU is now an internationalised institution, sharing sister-school ties and collaborations with over 250 universities around the world. Its Mandarin Training Centre is the largest and most renowned Chinese language facility in Taiwan.

City: Taipei, 46.9km from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

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Approximate Semester Dates:

  • Semester 1 (Term 1/ Fall): early August – mid January
  • Semester 2 (Term 2/ Spring): early February – late July

Language: Chinese (Mandarin) and English – refer to language requirements of relevant department

Full time load equivalent: 3-15 credits (1-5 courses) – check home university requirements

Fields of Study: Chinese Language Courses, Programs for International Students (Undergraduate and Masters), Course Catalogue

Living expenses/ Housing links: Tuition and Living ExpensesOn-Campus Housing

Special Conditions/ Additional info: International Student Handbook, FAQ, Visa and Health Insurance, Scholarships,  ISEP, Aust. Govt AddChina Toolkit Undergraduate, Postgraduate, MOE Guidelines for International Students in Taiwan


National Taiwan University

National Taiwan University is the highest-ranking tertiary institution in Taiwan (ROC). Its predecessor Taihoku Imperial University was founded in 1928 by the Japanese colonial administration. Today, it caters for over 17,000 university students and 15,000 graduate students. Outstanding alumni include the current president Ma Ying-jeou, former presidents Chen Shui-bian and Lee Teng-hui, and Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate Yuan T. Lee.

City: Taipei, 47.9km from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Links:

 Australian National University  The University of New South Wales
 Macquarie University  The University of Queensland
 The University of Melbourne

Approximate Semester Dates:

  • Semester 1 (Term 1/ Fall): early August – mid January
  • Semester 2 (Term 2/ Spring): early February – late July

Language: Chinese (Mandarin) and English

Full time load equivalent: 12-15 units (4-5 courses)

Fields of Study: Chinese Language Programs, Courses Taught in English, Course Catalogue (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

Living expenses/ Housing links: Accommodation

Special Conditions/ Additional info: 2013/2014 NTU Guide for Exchange/ Visiting Students, Visa, ISEP, Aust. Govt AddChina Toolkit Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Scholarships, Money and Banking, MOE Guidelines for International Students in Taiwan

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