National Taiwan University of Arts, established in 1955, has the longest history of any art institution in Taiwan as well as the most specilized fields of study. A great number of famous directors have graduated from NTUA, including 78th Oscar Award Director Winner Ang Lee. Education at NTUA emphasizes humanistic thinking, creative production, theoretical analysis, and hands-on practice. 


NTUA is located in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. More information about NTUA campus location.

Program Dates


Orientation: September 3-9 
Start of Class: September 10 
End of Class: January 11 


Orientation: February 11-17 
Start of Class: February 18 
End of Class: June 21 
More information and updated academic calendars can be found here:

Eligibility Requirements

  • 3.0 or above cumulative GPA**
  • Your major OR minor must be one of the following: Studio Art, Art History, 
  • Although CI students do not need to have Chinese language units to be eligible to apply, students who are accepted must take a Chinese Language course at National Taiwan University during their study abroad semester.

**Students with a cumulative GPA below the stated GPA will be considered when special circumstances exist. Please contact the Study Abroad Advisor for more info. 

Application Documents

Before beginning the application please read the 1-Semester Exchange Application Process (PDF, 448KB)  worksheet.

Upon Acceptance Required Paperwork

  • Designated health insurance must be purchased through CI's Risk Management Office upon acceptance.  The coverage must be for the entire duration of your program.  Your admittance status is dependent on the purchase of the desinated insurance.