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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 1.63k / 1 semester
  • Languages of instruction:
  • Chinese, English
  • Deadline:
  • 3 March
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 593pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    The MA program concentrates on English and American literatures and other topics relevant to these areas. Research in the PhD program concentrates on English and American literatures, comparative literature, and other topics and approaches relevant to these areas.
    Non-Chinese speakers should be reminded that while English is a popular language in Taiwan and is used by many of our colleagues as the language of instruction, Taiwan is primarily a bastion of Chinese culture and Mandarin is the undisputed lingua franca. Please do not expect a wide range of courses across all disciplines taught in English.

    Group 1, synchronic literary theory and methodology

    • Fashion Theory:from Postmodern to Postcolonial
    • Asian American Critical Discourses
    • Topics in Contemporary Literary Theory
    • Speech and Writing
    • Medieval Literature: Texts and Debates
    • Literary Theory
    • Theory and Translation
    • Postcolonial Studies: Reading After Empire
    • Space and English and American Women's Novels
    • Visual Culture and Textual Politics in Late Medieval England
    • English Literature and Adaptation Studie
    • Globalization and Transnationalism
    • Topics in Shakespeare: Intercultural Approaches
    • Comparative Postcolonial Theory
    • History, Memory, and Southern Novels
    • The Aesthetics and Politics of Ruins: from the Late 17th Century to Romanticism
    • Symbiosis of Our Mind and Environment
    • Identity and Memory in Taiwanese American Novels
    • Narrative: Theory and Analysis
    • Thomas Mann and His Works
    • Reading Screenplays

    Group 2, diachronic historical periods and individual authors

    • Greek Lyrics
    • Seminar on Emily Dickinson
    • Twentieth-century Women S Fiction
    • Pre-raphaelite Poetry and Art
    • Medieval Literature: Texts and Debates
    • Lord Byron and His Contemporaries
    • American Modern Poetry and the City
    • The Gothic Revival: Literature and Architecture
    • Shakespeare and Reformation Culture
    • Natural History and Literature in the Nineteenth-century Britain
    • Serious Fiction: Kafka, Beckett, Coetzee
    • War in Contemporary Irish Drama
    • Seminar on Utopia
    • Late Nineteenth Century American Fiction
    • Victorian Literature and Art: Nostalgia, Women, Material Culture
    • The Aesthetics and Politics of Ruins: from the Late 17th Century to Romanticism
    • King Lear in the Chinese Diaspora
    • Sound Narrative in Marguerite Duras
    • Renaissance Bible and Renaissance Text
    • Reading Screenplays
    • German Drama 

    Group 3, synchronic genre, theme, inter-genre, and cultural studies

    • Representation and Afro-american Women's Novels
    • Ecological Poetics : Special Topics
    • Asian American Critical Discourses
    • New Materialisms and Novel Studies
    • Victorian Novel and Medicine
    • Theory and Translation
    • American Modern Poetry and the City
    • Shakespeare and Reformation Culture
    • Postcolonial Studies: Reading After Empire
    • The Aesthetics of Evil
    • Comparative Caribbean Studies: Historical, Postcolonial, Theoretical Inquiries
    • English Literature and Adaptation Studies
    • War in Contemporary Irish Drama
    • East-West Encounter: Narrative and Material
    • Seminar on Utopia
    • British Novel and Capitalism
    • Topics in Shakespeare: Intercultural Approaches
    • Theatre, Nationhood, and Globalization in Ireland
    • Russian Orientalisms and Discourses of Chechnya
    • History, Memory, and Southern Novels
    • Asian American Critical Discourses
    • Jazz Age and Racial Politics in American Novels
    • The Eighteenth-Century Black Atlantic: Slaves, Sailors and Merchants
    • Japanese ‘Otaku culture’ and Globalisation
    • Sound Narrative in Marguerite Duras
    • Identity and Memory in Taiwanese American Novels
    • Selected Readings on Spanish Literature
    • Selected Readings on French Literature
    • Selected Reading on German Literature
    • Reading Screenplays
    • German Drama

    University requirements


    Program requirements

    • Online application
    • English proficiency and Chinese certificate/proof required.Chinese proficiency certificate at CEFR B1 (Threshold) or above(please refer to Chinese Proficiency Test Comparison Chart).  English proficiency certificate at CEFR B2 (Vantage) or above(please refer to English Proficiency Test Comparison Chart)
    • Highest degree's graduation certificate 
    • Highest degree's full transcript of records (including explanation of grading system) 
    • Receipt of the application fee payment
    • Declaration and Authorization Form
    • Financial statement 
    • Passport (if applicable)
    • Taiwan Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) (if applicable)
    • Photograph 
    • Recommendation letter x 2
    • A video file 
    • A sample of English academic writing
    • Statement of purpose (in English) 
    • Academic ranking or percentage
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    • Scholarship for Outstanding International Master's Students

    Applicable Degree: Master

    Awarding Duration: 2 years

    Coverage and Amount: TWD 250,000 /year

    Description: NTU has introduced this Scholarship since 2015 to facilitate academic research and exchanges with the international community by attracting international Master students of academic excellence. New Master students who are admitted from academic year of 2015/2016 onwards are eligible to apply.

    • Financial Assistance Grant for International Students

      Applicable Degree and duration: Bachelor 4 years, Master 2 year, Ph.D 3 years

      Coverage and Amount: Tuition waiver + stipend of TWD 6,000/month

      Description: By combining the three old scholarship schemes (International Students Scholarship, International Graduate Students Scholarship and International Graduate Students Support Fund) together, NTU has introduced this Grant since 2015 to attract international students of, and encourage, academic excellence. New international students who are admitted from academic year of 2015/2016 onwards for the first semester (September) entry are eligible to apply.

    • MOE Taiwan Scholarship 

      Applicable Degree and awarding duration: Bachelor 4 years, Master 2 years, Ph.D 4 years

      Coverage and Amount: 
      Bachelor: Tuition waiver + Monthly stipend TWD 15,000/ month
      Master and Ph.D: Tuition waiver + Monthly stipend TWD 20,000/month
      *For recipients enroll from 2016/2017 academic year, the cap on tuition waiver is TWD 40,000. The rest of the amount not covered by the Scholarship should be borne by the recipients.

    • MOFA Taiwan Scholarship 

      Applicable Degree and awarding duration: Bachelor 4 years, Master 2 years, Ph.D 4 years

      Coverage and Amount: Monthly stipend TWD30,000/month +round-trip economy-class plane tickets

    • MOST Taiwan Scholarship 

      Applicable Degree and awarding duration: Master 2 years, Ph.D 3 years

      Coverage and Amount: Monthly stipend TWD30,000/month

    • Fulbright Scholarship 

      Nationality limitation: American applying to Agricultural Economics Master's Program

      Applicable Degree: Master

      Awarding Duration: 2 years

      Coverage and Amount: Support by Institute of International Education: monthly stipend USD25,000/year+ Round-trip economy-class tickets+health insurance+fees for cultural activities
      Support by NTU: Tuition waiver+free room provided by NTU IYC Dormitory

      Description: NTU and Institute of International Education aim to establish a new merit-based grant to support American student each year for MA study and research in Taiwan at NTU.

    • Global Education Program

      Nationality limitation: Russian

      Applicable Degree: Master, Ph.D

      Coverage and Amount: 2,763,000 Rubbles/ year+Tuition fees+ Travel expenses+Accommodation+Medical insurance+Meals+Academic Literature

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