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2008.0110

U. Penn CGS Signs Dual Degree Program With NTNU

<p><font face="Arial">By Jocy Su<br /> Campus Reporter</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Following Temple University, University of Pennsylvania&rsquo;s College of General Studies (CGS) also signed a dual degree program with National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) today.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;To encourage more NTNU students to participate in the program, the deadline for applications will be due on March 15 so you still have some time from now on,&rdquo; said T.C. Chang (張子超), head of the Center of General Education.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">Chang made his remarks during the orientation at the International Lounge today.&nbsp; He said that this dual degree program was designed for NTNU sophomores to spend another three years at CGS and will be entitled to a NTNU bachelor&rsquo;s degree and a master&rsquo;s from CGS at the same time, while the CGS offers a total of 11 different majors to dual degree program participants.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">According to USNews.com&rsquo;s 2008 U.S. university ranking, University of Pennsylvania was ranked as the fifth national university within the first tier.&nbsp; An undergraduate international student needs approximately US$19,000 as the tuition fee for a semester, but Chang said, under the dual degree program, NTNU student would enjoy a cheaper tuition fee of 10 percent off.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial">&quot;We would like to encourage more students to broaden their mind by studying abroad and would help them earn their degrees as fast as possible,&rdquo; Chang said.</font></p> <p><font face="Arial"><br /> </font>&nbsp;</p>