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  • Locations: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

Description Taipei Arts tab 1



Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA), Taiwan's preeminent conservatory of the arts, offers a highly rigorous technical training for dancers interested in pursuing careers in performance. Ohio State dance majors have the option to enroll for the autumn semester at TNUA. 


TNUA sits perched in the foothills of Yang Ming Shan National Park overlooking Taipei City in the near distance. Campus is a short metro ride away from all the cultural capital has to offer.

TNUA was established in 1982 with programs in music, fine arts and theater and the acclaimed department of dance was founded in 1983 under the distinct leadership of Chairperson Hwai-Min Lin, Artistic director of Cloud Gate Dance Theater. TNUA offers first rate education in the dance. Graduates are frequently employed by internationally renowned companies including Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal, Bill T. Jine/Arnie Zane Dance Company and the Jose Limon Dance Company.


Students live in shared residence halls. Meals can be taken at the cafeteria and cafes on campus.

Education Abroad Specialist

Geoff Nelson

Academics Taipei Arts tab 2


Courses and Credit

Course options include Chinese Opera, Taiji Daoying, Chinese traditional song and dance, ballet, Graham and contemporary technique. Students must meet with the Undergraduate Studies Committee to pre-determine the equivalencies for the dance courses they intend to take.

Each course a student takes abroad, regardless of the grade received or how course credit counts toward degree requirements, must:
  • Be approved via the credit evaluation process; students are strongly encouraged to do this prior to submitting their applications.
  • Transfer back to the student’s Ohio State record.
  • Be completed for graded Ohio State credit. This grade will be factored into the student’s GPA.
Completion of the credit evaluation process does not guarantee the availability of the course abroad. Students are encouraged to have multiple back-up courses approved. Students who cancel their participation for failure to secure approval for desired course work will be subject to the cancellation policy

Admitted participants are required to register themselves in the temporary study abroad placeholder course, ARTSSCI 5797.  Further instructions will be provided upon admission to the program.




In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must be dance majors in good academic standing and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Students may not graduate during the same term in which they are participating on a third party provider/direct enroll program.

Application instructions

Applicants are required to submit THREE applications: 
1. Undergraduate Studies Committee in the Department of Dance application (available from the Dance Undergraduate Studies Chair)
2. OIA education abroad application (start at the "Apply Now" at the bottom or top of this page);
2. TNUA application. 

IMPORTANT:  All applications must be submitted by the Ohio State application deadline.  


Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure. For information about apply for a passport, go to


Program Costs

Students will pay the TNUA program fee and an international insurance fee. A waiver of tuition for Ohio State students that participate on university-approved third party provider or direct enroll programming is in effect until June 30, 2021. The program fee includes in-country instruction, housing and university administrative fees. Round-trip airfare, meals, visa/passport fees and personal spending money are not included in the program fee.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.

Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed.  After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.



Information Sessions

  • To be announced


U.S. Department of State: (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (pre-travel health guidance)

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 03/01/2022
03/15/2022 TBA TBA

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This program is currently not accepting applications.