University & Program

National Taipei University

International Program on Urban Governance (IPUG)

Program Level
Language of instruction
Above 90% taught in English
Fall / Spring

The mission of the International Program on Urban Governance is to enhance our understanding of how cities work and what city managers should do to cope with the unprecedented urban challenges. Our curriculum is designed to provide insights into urban governance from global perspectives, while retaining their relevance to the current research and innovations in western countries. All the courses offered by the program are taught in English and utilize creative teaching methods such as field studies, demonstrations, and workshops to facilitate student engagement. Students are required to take 28 credits from courses (10 required credits and 18 elective credits) and complete their Master’s thesis (required, no credits). Career opportunities for our graduates include city managers, landscape architects, researchers, data analysts, etc. Several forms of financial aid are available for qualified students.

Contact Information
E-mail: [email protected]

Financial Aid Options:
— Scholarships: NTPU offers scholarships in varying amounts to students admitted to the IPUG. These scholarship awards cover tuition fees, credit fees, and other living costs.
— Tuition and fee waivers: Students can also apply for exemptions or partial reductions of tuition or credit fees.
— Assistantships: Graduate student assistantship (GA), teaching assistantship (TA), and research assistantship (RA) opportunities are likewise available to qualified students.
— Internships: The IPUG also assists students in finding paid internships offered by governments or private companies.

Application Period:
For the spring semester: From September 1st to October 31st
For the fall semester: From February 1st to April 30th

Required Documents:
1. Application form
2. Study plan
3. A copy of your bachelor’s degree (diploma)
4. Your undergraduate transcripts
5. Certificate(s) of English language proficiency (such as a TOEFL score, IELTS score, or equivalent proof of English language proficiency for non-English native speakers)
6. Three letters of recommendation
7. Financial statement
8. A copy of your passport (main page)
9. GRE score (optional)


Contact information

Office of International Affairs
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