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Lab Research, Engineering & Science, National Taiwan Univ.

Study Abroad Program Overview

This program offers undergraduate research in science or engineering under the direction of faculty and graduate students at the prestigious National Taiwan University (NTU). Join a research team in one of the modern, well-equipped NTU departmental labs inder the following colleges:

  • College of Science
  • College of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Bio resources and Agriculture
  • College of Life Science
  • College of Public Health
  • School of Veterinary Medicine  

The park-like campus of NTU is surrounded by lively shops and restaurants, and easily accessible to downtown Taipei via subway or public bus.​​​​​

A preliminary list of projects available for summer 2019 can be found here.

Students attend classes with international and/or host country students.

Language of Instruction


Language Study



Go to the Participants section to see current or past calendars.
Summer :  
early July to mid-August









​Live with local and international students in a dormitory near campus which offers single rooms in a residential complex equipped with sports facilities and spacious common areas. 
More information on housing...

Extracurricular Activities

The NTU Office of International Affairs provides cultural activities and field excursions. A series of lectures and field trips allow you to explore specific environmental and sociocultural aspects of Taiwan. One-day field trips give you a direct understanding of Taiwanese culture while two-day trips with travel outside of Taipei are organized for an in-depth exploration of this diverse nation.

On-site Support

​UCEAP students are supported by UC's network of study abroad offices at every UC campus and partnerships with EAP host universities throughout the world. A local faculty member, who serves as the UCEAP Liaison Professor, administers the UCEAP program at NTU along with a Study Center Coordinator. They advise students on academic matters, provide information on cultural events, assist with program logistics, and provide support with personal matters.

See the UCEAP Program Guide for program-specific details about host institutions, program structure, and courses; academic culture and conduct; internships, research, & independent study; units, exams, and grades; orientation; and housing.

Course Opportunities

Students take two required courses in this program:

Lab Research (6 quarter/4 semester UC units; letter grade only)
Exploring Taiwan (2 quarter/1.7 semester UC units; letter grade or pass/no pass)

Following are just a few of  the cutting-edge topics our students have investigated:

  • micro electrical systems and nanotechnology
  • food biotechnology
  • robot manipulation and uncertainty modeling
  • computer aided surgery technology
  • perception and attention
  • genomic approaches
  • sustainable energy applications and artificial photosynthesis
  • stem cell research, tissues engineering, and biomaterials development
Time in the lab is estimated to be 30 or more hours per week, including weekly team meetings, with some variability based on the project and lab team​ to which a student is assigned.

The Exploring Taiwan course offers a series of lectures, cultural activities, and excursions to look at Taiwan's geography, society, and culture.

Use the following resources to learn more:
·       MyEAP Course Catalog includes descriptions of the two courses. Additional coursework is not available.
·       Academic Information in the Program Guide
·        Host institution online catalogs or course listings:


8 quarter/5.3 semester UC units required; 2 courses​

Internships, Research, and Independent Study

This is a full time lab research program. Internships and special study for academic credit are not possible in this short summer program.

National Taiwan University, Taipei

National Taiwan University, Taipei
Founded in 1928, National Taiwan University (NTU) has distinguished departments in the humanities, social sciences, and the natural and applied sciences. Graduate institutes of international repute in the fields of art history, Chinese literature, history, musicology, philosophy, theater, food science, and a number of science and engineering fields; and various research centers complete the academic panorama at NTU.
Participation in UCEAP is a great value! The cost of studying abroad on UCEAP programs is typically less than that of non-UC study abroad programs. The dollar figures listed in the chart below represent an estimate of: 1) the UCEAP fees for the current year, and 2) the additional amount needed to cover your living expenses in this location. Estimates for personal travel, entertainment and Non-Resident (out of state) Fees are not included.
Keep in mind that on UCEAP you take your financial aid with you. The amount of your financial aid package will take into account the total estimated costs of this experience. One advantage of selecting UCEAP for study abroad is that we facilitate the process by working with your UC Financial Aid Office (FAO), informing them of your UCEAP participation and providing them with your UCEAP budget. Just like your UC Campus billing office, we receive your financial aid and scholarships from your FAO, apply it to cover the UCEAP program fees, and disburse any remaining aid on a set schedule.

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These expenses are estimated for 2017-18. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. For a more detailed breakdown of 2017-18 payment information, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Estimates do not include non-resident supplemental tuition. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.
Here’s what is included in the estimate:
  • Predeparture expenses (visa, etc.)
  • Round-trip transportation from California
  • UC fees
  • Tuition at Partner Institution
  • On-site orientation
  • Room and board
  • Program excursions
  • Books and other incidental expenses
  • Automatic transfer of credits and grades to your UC transcript
While on UCEAP, you are covered by UC’s accident and medical insurance, including non-medical benefits, and 24/7 travel assistance anywhere in the world.​


UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.​

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Application Information and Deadlines

Important: If you are planning to participate in back to back study abroad programs (with UCEAP or any other organization), you must notify your campus study abroad office. There are important things to consider when participating in consecutive programs, such as program dates and visa requirements. Not all program combinations are possible.

Application deadlines and information on the application process are available through your Campus EAP Office. Supplemental pre-departure materials will be required for many programs, including, but not limited to, host institution applications, visa and housing applications, medical clearances, etc.

For participation in the program, you must meet all deadlines and submit complete application materials.

These are minimum requirements. After selection by your UC Campus EAP Office, final admission is determined by National Taiwan University.

Visit your Campus Study Abroad website for program-specific deadlines: