NTU has signed a Memorandum on International Dual Degrees with several partner universities to acknowledge academic credits from one another. Students who have studied at NTU for at least one year can study abroad at partner universities. Students participating in this program can obtain academic degrees from both universities after fulfilling the graduation requirements of NTU and a partner university regarding a period of study and credit. This program benefits students with cultural exchanges in language, academics, and culture alongside the international competitiveness brought out by the local and global degrees.
Please refer to the Regulations of Dual Degree Program Offering at National Taiwan University (in Chinese) for school regulations.
Founded in 1884 in Philadelphia, Temple University boasts 17 schools and colleges, over 540 degree programs, and outstanding academic performance in Business and Management, Sports Business, Film Studies, and Psychology. The student number at Temple University is about 35,000, with a student-faculty ratio of 13:1.
In the DBMD program, students will spend three years in NTU’s undergraduate program and two years in Temple’s graduate program. Upon fulfilling the graduation requirements of the two universities, students will be conferred a bachelor’s degree from NTU and a master’s degree from Temple University in five years. This program benefits students with cultural exchanges in language, academics, and culture alongside the international competitiveness brought out by the local and global degrees.
For further information, please refer to the presentation and flyer provided by Temple University, Taiwan Representative Office, during Temple University DBMD and Exchange Student Program Online Info Session in October 2022.
Temple University DBMD Program is a university-wide dual degree program undertaken by the OIA. The applicant should apply after NTU nominates.
- Student Status:
Currently enrolled NTU Junior or Senior bachelor student.
GPA 3.3 or above (in 4.3 scales) Students must maintain a 3.3 GPA while enrolled at Temple.
- English Proficiency:
TOEFL iBT 79/ IELTS Academic 6.5/Duolingo 110
For Fox Business School applicants, TOEFL iBT 90/ IELTS Academic 7.0/ Duolingo 120 or above is requried .
*For Media and Communications applicants, TOEFL iBT 100/ IELTS Academic 7.0/ Duolingo 130 or above is required.
For Fox Business School applicants, a GMAT or GRE report might be required with a 59-80% grade.
*Depending on the review of academic transcripts from Temple University, Fox Business School applicants might receive a GMAT/GRE waiver.
- Fall 2023 semester (August to December)
Application Submission Deadline: 4 pm March 15, 2022
- Spring 2024 semester (January to May)
Application Submission Deadline: 4 pm September 29, 2022
- *Only selected majors accept Spring admission. Please check with Global Programs to confirm.
Please finish Step 1 and Step 2 by the deadline and follow the Department-specific instruction to complete Step 3.
- Please inform Jeffrey Huang by email to indicate the program/major you would like to apply to. OIA has to confirm your enrollment status with Temple University and change your student status at NTU. *The administrative fee (TWD2,000) must be paid while applying for the dual degree student identity at NTU. The administrative fee is non-refundable in any circumstance.
- Online Application
Step 1: DBMD applicants will first complete an online Global Programs form via the website below. Applicants will indicate they are applying to DBMD and select their major of interest: https://apply.temple.edu/GLOBAL/Account/Login.
Step 2: Applicants must send a confirmation email to firstname.lastname@example.org after completing the online Global Programs form.
Step 3: Applicants will receive an email providing Department-specific instructions for completing the remainder of their online application and submitting their supporting documents. If an applicant does not receive this email within 48 hours of completing Step 1, the applicant should contact email@example.com
- Submit Supporting Documents to the Corresponding College:
- Boyer College of Music and Dance
- College of Engineering
- College of Liberal Arts
- College of Public Health
- College of Science and Technology
- Fox School of Business
- Lew Klein College of Media and Communication
- Lewis Katz School of Medicine
- School of Pharmacy
- School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management
- School of Theater, Film, and Media Arts
- Tyler School of Art and Architecture
- NTU: Students are required to pay full tuition and a miscellaneous fee of NTU during their stay at Temple University.
- Temple University: For the accurate tuition fee of each program, please refer to bursar.temple.edu/tuition-and-fees
- Temple University Academic Calendar
- Orientation: The student should arrive one week before the beginning of the semester or as indicated by the school department.
- DBMD Master Degree Options: https://globalprograms.temple.edu/programs/dual-bachelors-masters-degree-dbmd/dbmd-masters-degree-options
- Course Schedule: https://www.temple.edu/courses
- Graduate Bulletin: https://bulletin.temple.edu/graduate/scd/
- Lodging (approximate): $7,500/semester (rent+utilities)
- Food cost: Approx. $1,500/Semester
- Temple University Graduate Housing: https://housing.temple.edu/campus-living/residence-halls/graduate-housing
- Non-Temple Housing (“Off-Campus”): https://offcampus.temple.edu/
DBMD students receive merit-based scholarships every semester provided they maintain a 3.0 GPA. Students do not need to apply. Scholarship are 10%- 20% of tuition based on GPA.
• The department reviews graduate admission decisions to where the student chooses to apply. Most decisions are completed within 4-6 weeks after students submit a complete application package to Temple University.
• Visa Information and I-20 Application: https://isss.temple.edu/students/future-students/certificate-eligibility-application-process
Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum VZW (IMEC) was founded in 1984. IMEC is an international research & development and innovation hub, active in the fields of nanoelectronics and digital technologies. IMEC’s research into advanced logic scaling is performed in cooperation with key partners in its core programs, including GlobalFoundries, Intel, Micron, SK Hynix, Samsung, TSMC, Huawei, Qualcomm, and Sony.
The IMEC headquarters are located in Leuven (Belgium). It has numerous facilities dedicated to research and development worldwide, including in the Netherlands, Taiwan, China, and India. IMEC also has offices in the United States and Japan. As a host research institute for Ph.D. research, IMEC has also signed dual degree Ph.D. agreements with Flemish and international universities, such as KU Leuven, UGent, and VUBrussel.
In the dual doctoral degree program, students will spend a minimum of two years of research at NTU and a minimum of three years of study at KU Leuven / IMEC. Upon fulfilling the graduation requirements of KU Leuven, IMEC and NTU, students will receive a Ph.D. degree from both NTU and KU Leuven. Through this program, students benefit from academic, language, and cultural exchanges and receive a highly competitive local and international degree.
- Currently enrolled NTU Ph.D. students.
- A minimum of two years of research at NTU and a minimum of three years of study at KU Leuven/ IMEC
- IMEC Ph.D. Admission Requirement
- Please complete the online application at the IMEC website :
- There are two application windows:
- First Round: From 15 March until 15 April
Second Round: From 15 October until 15 December
- At the same time, an individual annex shall be signed via the respective department office.
- Students must register as Ph.D. students at NTU and KU Leuven.
- NTU: Students are required to pay full tuition and miscellaneous fees of NTU during their stay at KU Leuven.
- KU Leuven: approximately 450€, to be paid for the first registration and the registration at the time of the defense