Cost Breakdown for National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU)

This is the estimated budget for this study abroad program. It serves as an estimated cost of attendance for your semester or year abroad. Students often pay for study abroad through a combination of financial aid, personal funds, scholarships, grants, and alternative loans. The total amount listed as the Total Program Cost is the maximum amount of financial aid that can be awarded to you by GVSU. This total program cost does not reflect the amount of aid you will qualify for, rather, it serves as the cap on what can be awarded.

Cost Billed to GVSU




GVSU Tuition (12-15 credits)


*Tuition based on 2021-2022 upper-level instate tuition rates (12-15 credits). Out-of-state students will pay the out-of-state tuition rate.

Paid to Grand Valley State University Student Accounts by the regular tuition payment deadline.

IS 380 Course Fee


Paid to GVSU. The course fee for IS 380 is $28 per credit hour. Participants on this program will register for 12 credits of IS 380.

Chubb Health Insurance


The Chubb Health Insurance plan is mandatory for all study abroad participants. The cost is $1.33 per day. This is a general cost estimate based on 120 days. The actual number of days of this program may vary.

Additional Costs






Passport fees $145. Visa fee for Taiwan $165 (subject to change).

Flight & Ground transportation

$1,500 - $1,700

Paid to Airline Provider. Students can take public transportation or a taxi to NTNU from the airport. A taxi should be a flat rate of approx. 1500 Taiwan dollars.

Housing (on-campus residence hall with other NTNU students)


Paid to NTNU. Housing is on-campus housing, utilities included in the estimates. Some students may prefer an off-campus apartment, however the cost will be substantially more per semester.



On-site Personal Expenses - $15 per day x 135 days (4.5 months)

Books & Supplies


On-site Personal Expenses

Personal Expenses


On-site personal expenses including local transportation, cell phone purchase and basic necessities. Most students will spend between $315-$415 USD per month.


TOTAL PROGRAM COST: Costs billed by GVSU + Additional Costs

$14,301—$15,101 per semester**

$17,561 (estimated cost for out-of-state students who do not receive a tuition differential scholarship)

Out-of-state students who receive a GVSU tuition differential scholarship will be able to use that scholarship towards the cost of this program. Exception: International students will not have access to the tuition differential scholarship for use towards the cost of study abroad, however, they may still be eligible for the Partnership Grant.



Padnos International Center offers study abroad grants to students who participate in GVSU exchange programs. Students must apply by the priority application deadline in order to be considered. Awards typically range from $500-$1,500.


*Based on 2021-2022 in-state, upper-division tuition rates for 12-15 credits. If you complete more than 15 GVSU credits during your semester abroad, tuition charges for the additional credit above 15 will be billed to your GVSU student account after you return and PIC completes the transfer of credit.

**The cost of any study abroad program depends to a large extent on the participant’s personal spending habits and lifestyle. Personal travel, entertainment, gifts, souvenirs, and other types of personal spending are costs not reflected in the above estimates.

***Housing rates will vary based on the type of accommodation a student chooses. Student residence halls are much less expensive than apartment accommodations. Many students choose to rent an apartment near campus for better amenities. The cost of off-campus apartments will vary based on location and amenities.